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Category Archives: Competence level
The free September calendar and worksheet have just been uploaded to TES. See here as usual. It’s really worthwhile having a go at these activities with your new year group. Whichever age you teach, you will probably find a wide variety … Continue reading
Black Sheep Press has a new website with lots of exciting changes and improved features. You can visit it here. Special offers are available until 20th August. I used many of the resources from Black Sheep Press while I was … Continue reading
My life ticks by, a TES month at a time! July calendar & worksheet uploaded today.
Next month’s calendar and worksheet have been uploaded. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources Enjoy the Easter weekend!
I have uploaded the calendar for next month. Find it here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/calendars-and-worksheets-6145231 Useful for practising the language of time, events, weather etc.
You should find it here: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/calendars-and-worksheets-6145231 Seems Lent begins in March this year – Easter must be very late! Only Christmas is ‘reliable’!
The tenth title in the Using Language Levels series is available at £2 from TES. Entitled Fairy tales – 3, it offers a text for each tale, an extra activity, the Language Levels questions, a cover note and a record … Continue reading
The sixth title in the Using Language Levels series is available at £2 from TES. Entitled The Park, it offers the usual varied set of activities as well as providing a good basis for discussing a place which is familiar … Continue reading
Further to a query on a forum on TES, I have picked out some of my resources which are particularly aimed at working on pronouns. Hope you find this helpful. See the Pronouns listing in the sidebar. Have also made … Continue reading
I hope you were able to join in the Kids’ Art Week fun. My posts (see links below) include my own efforts at each activity plus a mini language lesson based on the videos etc. The art sessions are still … Continue reading
Here is my Picasso dog. Did you make some? Good vocabulary possibilities: Eye, nose, ear, tongue, paw, tail, (learning to name the parts of things is really important for clarity – see http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Naming-of-parts-6224211/ ) Talk about what’s missing from this … Continue reading
Here are my crazy birds. Did you make some? Good vocabulary possibilities: bird beak tail claws wings feathers two legs (learning to name the parts of things is really important for clarity – see http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Naming-of-parts-6224211/ ) colour names and … Continue reading
The story pictures are presented in three formats to increase the usefulness of the resources: with questions for each page at all the Levels (I-IV) in a smaller size for you to make additional activities in a story text – … Continue reading
I see searches for information about Dr. Marion Blank’s Language Levels just about every day. So I have been working on some new resources which feature graded questions of the sort included in Language Levels I-IV. Each set of story … Continue reading
A 5-year-old lad had a nasty fall off his bike, ripped a fingernail and went to A&E to be patched up. In spite of this traumatic series of events, he suggested to his mum that they ask the doctor home … Continue reading
The language style used by adults to children in the preschool and early school years is critical. (Post reissued)
Today I chuckled to hear a small child promise from her buggy, ‘If you’re a good girl, you can have an ice cream.’ It was a shame her mother didn’t clarify things even by the joke response, ‘I’m always a … Continue reading
BBC Radio 4’s news this morning included a mention of British Education Minister Elizabeth Truss visiting Shanghai to see their maths teaching in action. I’m sure I heard the mention of the importance of verbalising maths concepts. The English language … Continue reading
This post is to highlight a published resource I designed but cannot put on TES (although I have a section of free resources there which you can find described on the page Read for Meaning/Inference in the list on the … Continue reading
The child’s voice rang out, all consonants crystal clear. Probably every adult in the surrounding pews had to resist the urge to turn round and engage with the little girl at the carol service. Communicating with attractive children who make … Continue reading
A friend said she would enjoy teaching older people to use the computer but she was not an expert herself. Since she runs a big office, regularly sends emails and writes documents every day, she has obviously achieved excellent competence … Continue reading
It’s not just print that needs adapting – even talk can be confusing! The words we use, the speed we go, the in-between time – all these will influence how much a child understands. Especially the child with delayed or … Continue reading