Tag: bilingualism

UKLA Occasional Paper: English as an Additional Language

Teachers need readily accessible guidance that identifies the ‘how, when and why of EAL’ and this occasional paper goes some way to doing that by presenting the current state of play for EAL according to both research and practice.
In an extended cross-curricular project, Years 3 and 4 create a poem scroll based on a traditional Bengali form of poetic narrative. Through drama, discussion and close examination of the original poem, the children came to understand the horrors of the tsunami and wrote and illustrated their own narrative poem, which they made into a scroll.
In this popular series, the published Book for Keeps review of A Story Like the Wind is combined with a summary of the key themes in the book, some teaching ideas, and connections to other stories that teachers may find useful.

Flexibility in young second-language learners: examining the language specificity of orthographic…

UKLA / Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award: Award Winner – Journal of Research in Reading 2010

Parent–child reading in English as a second language: Effects on language and literacy development..

UKLA / Wiley-Blackwell Research in Literacy Education Award: Award Winner – Journal of Research in Reading 2011.
This paper highlights the potential benefits of English parent–child reading and dialogic reading on children learning English as a second language.

Review of None but our Words: Critical Literacy in Classroom and Community by Chris Searle

UKLA has published several reviews of tried and tested books. These aren’t new publications but books which members recommend as practical and accessible.

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