Understanding and Supporting Multilingual Language and Literacy

Good link to a CPD session hosted by LALCO (Language and Literacy Research Group) looking at:-

  1. Teachers’ beliefs about meeting the literacy needs of pupils learning English as an additional language
  2. Bilingualism and (bi)literacy: myths, facts and challenges
  3. Early reading in languages other than English: similarities, differences and transfer
  4. Multi-contextual vocabulary instruction for children learning English as an additional language

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Strategies  for Supporting Writing  at Stage 4

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Strategies for Supporting Writing at Stage 3

 

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Strategies for Supporting Writing at Stage 2

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Strategies for Supporting Writing at Stage 1

 

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Strategies for Supporting Reading at Stage 4

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Strategies  for Supporting Reading at Stage 3

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Strategies for Supporting Reading at Stage 2

 

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Strategies for Supporting Reading at Stage 1

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Strategies for supporting EAL pupils

These strategies support pupils at different stages of their acquisition of English. The EAL Primary Profile or the EAL Secondary Profile shows the level which the pupil is working on. If the strategies are highlighted there are resource materials available by clicking on the highlighted text.

Teachers and pupils are encouraged to work across the 3 modes of language – integrating listening & talking, reading and writing into all activities, topics or themes. There are many common strategies that are used with every one of these modes (click on highlight).

Listening & Talking:

  1. Stage One: New to English
  2.  Stage Two: Early Acquisition
  3.  Stage Three: Developing Competence
  4. Stage Four: Competent

Reading:

  1. Stage One: New to English
  2.  Stage Two: Early Acquisition
  3.  Stage Three: Developing Competence
  4. Stage Four: Competent

Writing:

  1. Stage One: New to English
  2.  Stage Two: Early Acquisition
  3.  Stage Three: Developing Competence
  4. Stage Four: Competent