Jayne Wright and Alison Taylor
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 (ages 7 - 11). 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
- Setting the scene
- Mapping the way
- Developing Skills
- Sounds different: phonics
- Fun with Grammar
- Allons-y! ¡Sí sí sí! Using target language
- The Magic of Games
- What’s the story?
- Go with the flow: poetry
- Hitting the right note: music and song
- Integrating language learning
- Mission Impossible
- Assessment and Progression
- A world beyond the classroom
- Technology tools
- A new stage: transition
- A helping hand: resources
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. Examples are given mainly in French, with some in Spanish, but all ideas and activities can easily be adapted for use in any language.
It is aimed at teachers of KS2 MFL (7 - 11 years).
Paperback, 172pp, 210 x 295mm
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