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.
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.