Three Editable Back To School Activities For Language Development

Here are three back to school activities (and extra ideas!) to get early learners and language learners exploring their classroom and school. The post Three […]

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 […]

Oral Language: Expanding Your Child’s Vocabulary

In order for children to expand their vocabulary, they need to hear new words multiple times and in different contexts before they can use the […]

Engage Your Students by Creating Your Own Fun Wordle Game

If you've caught the Wordle word-game craze, then you'll love these ideas for using it in the classroom and make your own word puzzles. The […]

Vocabulary Acquisition: Three Tools for You

Want to use explicit lexical instruction that facilitates new vocabulary acquisition? Try one or all of the three digital tools offered here. The post Vocabulary […]

Some regular EAL activities

Here are few things I do / use in my EAL practice that didn’t feature much (if at all) when I worked at the British […]

Making Acceleration Work for All “Gap” Students

In the first blog on the topic of which approach might work best for struggling students, we looked at the differences between acceleration, remediation, and […]

Poetry lesson: What do you hear?

Here’s a short poetry task that worked well with YLs and teens. It’s based on a poem from A Nest Full of Stars by James […]

Engage Students with a SMART Word Search

This post was sponsored by SMART Technologies. Word searches are a great way to engage students when learning new vocabulary or studying a new topic. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tools to Boost Students’ Vocabulary Knowledge

Helping students broaden their vocabulary skills is crucial for them to be better readers. Even proficient students that have 80% comprehension can miss details that […]

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