The Really Useful Primary Languages Book is an easily accessible guide, full of handy resources and activities which are perfect to dip into for enjoyable, engaging and ultimately effective language lessons.
Providing principles, approaches and ideas to help bring the teaching of languages to life in your classroom, this highly practical book will be essential reading for the development of children's language skills across Key Stage 2. With examples of practice included throughout, the book covers key topics such as:
principles of good planning
mixed age classes
developing skills such as literacy and oracy
storytelling, poems and songs
using language games and activities
activities for developing reading skills
supporting children's writing
integrating learning a language with daily routines
cross-curricular language learning
peer and self-assessment
involving parents in language work at school.
The experienced author team draws upon their own personal teaching experience, coupled with knowledge of primary best practice and government guidance, to ensure that The Really Useful Primary Languages Book is a stimulating resource to help busy teachers, trainee teachers and teaching assistants to develop their own effective teaching style.
Jayne Wright is a practising primary school teacher, with responsibility for languages across the school. Her work has involved supporting other schools as an Advanced Skills Teacher. Jayne has also worked with primary trainee teachers at the University of the West of England, UK. Alison Taylor is a freelance language specialist, with a range of teaching experience at secondary level. Alison previously worked in Teacher Education (secondary and primary) at the University of the West of England, UK
Setting the scene 2. Mapping the way 3. Developing Skills 4. Sounds different: phonics 5. Fun with Grammar 6. Allons-y! !Si si si! Using target language 7. The Magic of Games 8. What's the story? 9. Go with the flow: poetry 10. Hitting the right note: music and song 11. Integrating language learning 12. Mission Impossible 13. Assessment and Progression 14. A world beyond the classroom 15. Technology tools 16. A new stage: transition 17. A helping hand: resources