Text analysis, level checks, profiling, etc

A new subscriber, Gemma Archer, just asked about text profilers. I’ve shared this response as a comment but thought I’d paste here as might crowdsource […]

EAL: History / Geography reviews

Here’s another insight into day-to-day EAL planning. Usual disclaimer on the look of the resources – time restraints, okay?! History and Geography were tough for […]

64 online resources I’ve used for teaching English this year (plus 7 others)

Here’s a list of online resources I’ve either… a) used in the last year b) observed other teachers use c) been told about very recently […]

EAL: Descriptive writing, fronted adverbials

Here’s a very brief insight into some day-to-day EAL planning. I work with EAL learners in Year 4. Planning for my EAL lessons is informed […]

EAL: Choosing and using sources (History)

My last post was a quick insight into my day-to-day planning for EAL in Primary. Here’s a day-to-day snippet from Secondary. I mainly work in […]

Seesaw for EAL and young learners

Someone contacted me last week in a panic. ‘Aaargh, we’re going to start using Seesaw – any tips? Is it easy? Can you do a […]

Materials Development Task 1: absence and presence

This is a new series of blog posts for teachers looking to become materials writers. It aims to help future writers explore topics and issues […]

Wordwall assignments

Yes, another Wordwall post. No, I’m not on commission. It’s just a great tool. I forgot to mention the ‘Set Assignments’ feature in my previous […]

Jamboard (so far)

Jamboard mentioned a lot recently. I decided to give it a go with my Secondary classes. Started using it last week so this is all […]

Reading tasks for homework

Hiya, hope online learning is going well. Here are some random reading tasks I set for homework. Each student chooses one of these to do […]

Fluency and fun: Hidden words

Here’s a quick speaking activity for Primary EAL. A good one for Friday afternoon fun. Check out this ‘Hidden Words‘ post on Bored Panda. Is […]

Self-study suggestions handout

Lockdown again Here’s a handout I gave to learners for self-study over Christmas. Might be useful now seeing as we’re going back to online learning. […]

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