EAL support for disciplinary writing

I’ve been writing a bit about disciplinary literacy this week. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s *basically* how people communicate, share knowledge, etc […]

Useful resource: Comics Uniting Nations

Comics Uniting Nations aims to make the UN Sustainable Development Goals more accessible through comics. You can learn more about the partnership and its collaborators […]

Using the Global Gender Gap Report in EAL

I’ve been writing a module on gender equality recently. As part of the research, I’ve read (chunks of) the World Economic Forum Global Gender Gap […]

EAL support for mainstream English

What does ‘EAL support’ look like in (or alongside) mainstream English lessons. Here’s an example of some support I provide to help with literature. It […]

Consolidating mainstream teaching and learning in EAL lessons

Our EAL provision last year was a mix of in-class support along with some ‘additional English’ classes. When learners came to me for additional English, […]

Helping EAL learners to review subject content

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned how EAL teachers can provide opportunities for learners to use new language – whether that be in mainstream classes or […]

Retrieval starters in EAL

Just a quick one! Nothing groundbreaking here, ha! We used ‘Smart Starts’ at my last school. They called it a ‘Do It Now!’ which I […]

EAL in tutor time: building word knowledge

Last term, I was asked to do a quick EAL ‘assembly’ during tutor time (15 mins max). The aims were up to me. I just […]

EAL Science: Command words/phrases

Just a quick share – something we’ve been doing in EAL. Our learners in KS3 and KS4 are developing their knowledge of task types, both […]

Lesson idea: Population Pyramid

Our Geography teacher used Population Pyramid in class the other day. The site includes population stats for countries/regions/etc dating back to 1950. It also includes […]

Drama activity: The Movie Star

Another drama activity with my Friday Year 10 class that worked really well. Again, from our little role plays for TEFL book. Slides give the […]

Drama activity: Frozen in Time

We’ve been doing lots of drama tasks recently. Here’s one that worked really well. (See these slides on Genially) Excuse any spelling errors etc, I […]

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