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Category Archives: Teaching
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
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’!
Will you be the next to download a calendar and worksheet? January’s has been posted on TES: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/calendars-and-worksheets-6145231 It’s free.
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
Knowing how lovely Carla Sonheim’s classes are, I’m sure this one will be no exception – and it’s free! Click on the picture to get more details and sign up. I’ll be there – ever a child at heart! Art … 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
The language style used by adults to children in the preschool and early school years is critical. (Post reissued)
1. I’ve decided to make a new special section in the list of resources called Time. These time resources are not new but I haven’t collected them together before. Anyone working with children with delayed or impaired language development will … 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
‘Don’t like Citroen!’ ‘You don’t like Citroens? Why’s that?’ ‘Citroen run me down.’ The grandfather’s chuckle as he replied led me to believe that Citroens have not shown an evil disposition to attack his grandson. Indeed, it seemed unlikely from … Continue reading
Teachers constantly exhort children to do ‘good listening’. And of course it is an excellent idea. But those who work specifically with children who have problems with attention, language delay, learning difficulties or a combination of all of these also … Continue reading
English is very open to misunderstanding because of the number of homophones we have. Some are not spelt the same way – but when you hear examples there is scope for confusion – and of course non-readers cannot visualise both … 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