Low Linguistic Skills
  • It is helpful if staff use a wide range of practical activities and approaches, including activities which create links between new learning and what is already known
  • Visual material, particularly material which communicates key concepts and interconnections
  • Activities which involve pupils in using language from an early point of the lesson onwards
  • Activities that involve sorting, matching, selecting, comparing and reasoning
  • Activities which involve students exploring and expressing concepts through practical and manipulative activities
  • Problem solving tasks that are cognitively demanding and challenging even though the language for them may be reduced in length or complexity
  • Attention to the development of academic English skills, for example through the use of writing frames or through working with subject related texts
  • Student guidance center (part of this is about how we support the language skills of students)
  • Collaborative group work to engage pupils in genuine communication and exploratory talk and in order to assist them to internalise key concepts and specialist terminology
  • ICT activities that help communicate meaning and that support the development of language and the learning of curriculum content at the same time
  • Activities that require genuine communication, argument, thinking aloud and talking things through

See full article here: http://www.naldic.org.uk/docs/resources/documents/Isolatedpupilsgdc04.pdf

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