The following resources have been shared by Steve Cooke, ex-chair of NALDIC for you to use in your classroom. If you have any resources you would like to share please send them in to EAL Highland.
The following resources have been shared by Steve Cooke, ex – chair of NALDIC. Feel free to use in your classroom, and also to send us resources that you have developed and would like to share with others.
Problem Solution using writing frame – global warming
Here are some links to useful websites that can be used for the teaching of EAL Pupils.
News In Levels is an American site that has different news stories that are pitched at 3 different levels. Key words are highlighted and explained and there are accompanying You Tube clips of the news stories being read out .
Breaking News has 7 different levels and accompanying question sheets that could be used for homework and getting pupils to think about the news story in more detail.
New Internationalist is a well known magazine looking at stories from the developing world. They have adapted their stories to be written in simpler English to be more accessible to pupils. Useful for developing Global Citizenship approaches in EAL teaching.
If anyone comes across further sites that may be useful, please post them in a comment to share.
Teddy Talk has a new style so have a look at the table (click on the link to go straight there) and choose a topic.
We have organised the table in a suggested order .. the first being suitable for pupils new to English and the latter ones for pupils working towards greater fluency.
There are also lots of new topics that have been added (apparently you say a sloth or a sleuth of bears so this is a sleuth of new Teddy Talks!):-
- Family – My mum, my dad and me
- Four Seasons – Un-Brella
- Minibeasts – Mad About Minibeasts
- Transport – Big Red Bus (a change from Mr Gumpy’s Transport
- People Who Help Us
- Pirates – Ten Little Pirates
- Animals and Habitats – Walking in the Jungle
- Chinese New Year – The Great Race
If you develop your own topics do let us know and we can add these too!
Here are a couple of audio files with the Hello and Goodbye songs that are used in Teddy Talk session.
Use any song, but it’s important to include names and ask how they are:
Hello, hello, how are you? Piotr, Piotr
Hello, hello, how are you? How are you today?
(Wait for a response, thumbs “I’m good” or thumbs down “I’m not good”)
Goodbye Song (to the tune of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush)
Now it’s time to say goodbye, say goodbye, say goodbye
Now it’s time to say goodbye, goodbye Piotr (or you could use the name of the objects going back into the bag)
Kodaly Hello Song
These songs have been slightly adapted from the songs used in Kodaly sessions. If you slap your knees and then clap your hands to the beat this is good for rhythm development too.
Kodaly Goodbye song
|Space - Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer|
5 little men
5 Little Men Words
|Five Little Men in a Flying Saucer||Numbers to 5, Space|
Thanks to Caroline from Crown for sharing these.
EAL Highland have developed some Smartboard Resources to support Teddy Talk and Big Bear Banter activities. Sadly, the file type cannot be imported into the Blog so if you would like a copy of any of these please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your email address and which resource you would like to see and he will send it on as an attachment.
If anyone develops their own Smartboard resources then please share with Peter. Thanks.
- Elmer’s Colours
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar
- Daily Routines