Friday, March 27, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
- I can make comparisons and explore connections between spelling patterns in English and the language I am learning.
- I have explored the patterns and sound of language through songs and rhymes and shown understanding and enjoyment by listening, joining in and responding.
- I have explored comparisons and connections between sound patterns in different languages through play, discussion and experimentation.
- I can use my knowledge about language and pronunciation to ensure that others can understand me when I read aloud or say familiar words, phrases
name song: j’ai un nom on-sound (nom, prénom, menton, chanson)
6 au lit i- sound (lit, petit, dit) and ou-sound (poussez-vous)
dans la foret lointaine ou- (coucou hibou and u-sound du)
une poule sur un mur ou- (poule) and u-sound (mur, dur)
pluie et pluie et parapluie rhyme ui-sound (pluie, parapluie, nuit)
Réponse : L'un a des pâtes (pattes), l'autre n'en a pas.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Prediction: what do you know already about the subject. need to check it is actually in the text
Identifying known words, spotting cognates. Use a highlighter to mark off known.
Working out what part of speech the unknown word is eg noun or verb
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
We'll complete the Quiz before the Easter holidays.
We'll make an Easter card and send an Easter message.We hope to sing this Easter comptine
Last year,the P6 class in Gardenrose PS learnt and illustrated an Easter rhyme "C'etait Paques".
I would be happy to send you the Powerpoint I made then.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I found the following idea posted on the NACELL forum. A language teacher is suggesting this lovely "comptine": J'ai un gros nez rouge for children to sing and mime on the day; as a good "opportunity to incorporate a little language into everyday classroom routines". You can find other songs on http://ram.de.la.charabiole.free.fr/comptines/sommaire.html
you can also print an illustrated version on http://www.teteamodeler.com/vip2/nouveaux/expression/fiche195.asp.
Here is the link to a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YLr43CLKWc
A little late for this year but well worth saving!
Thursday, March 12, 2009
- blog is short for a web log or diary consisting of posts
- it is linear - the most recent post is at the top of the page
- older posts are archived usually monthly and are easily accessed
- the posts can have tags or labels for easy searching
- it is interactive - readers can comment on the posts
- it is easy to create from customisable templates - no knowledge of HTML needed
Features of blogs in general
- easy to use, attractive, colourful
- immediate update
- enable communication across the world
- private or public
- can upload other files eg photos, audio
- can embed widgets and other tools like voki
- can have links to other sites
- tags for easy searching
- record of all previous posts in archive
- can be translated into other languages
- readers can subscribe to the blog
- readers can access at any time - could be homework
A blog can be :
- a diary of a school trip
- a showcase of pupils' work
- a reflective blog for teachers (see the blog roll in the side panel)
- a learning log
- for an audience of pupils, other classes, parents
- peer assessment: 2 star and a wish in comments
- a record of work, useful for absentees
A blog can have one or many contributors
- all pupils in a class
- several teachers
- another school
East Lothian blog
Woodhill primary's passeportsanté
Yester primary and Finland
There are many blog creation sites: including
- blogger.com free and easy
- edublogs.org free, for education, more features, more complex
- typepad.com monthly charge
This blog has been created in blogger.com which is simple and straightforward to use
Thursday, March 5, 2009
- supporting your own learning
- supporting your teaching
- finding tools and resources
- being creative
http://www.wordreference.com// scroll down for examples of use, discussions
There are lots of sites where you can create your own quizzes and games with exactly the vocab or info you want for your class
mobile phones – have cameras, video and audio recording and Bluetooth to send files to your computer
mp3 players have inbuilt microphones, cost from £10
ipods play audio and video (need extra microphone to record)
dv cameras eg Flip video from £77 - £130 pocket sized, batteries, USB connection
low tech – Talk Time products with recording modules from TTS catalogue