Tag: multilingualism

This talk explains why heritage language development is important, and how everyday school literacy practices can be adapted to include multilingualism.

UKLA believes that speaking more than one language is an asset.
This is a chapter from the UKLA publication Literacy and Community: developing a primary curriculum through partnerships. It describes how a class teacher and a literacy consultant in a multilingual school in Birmingham developed a teaching sequence to explore identity and citizenship. The teacher, Katie Palmer, is now Deputy Head Teacher and Curriculum and Assessment Leader, and the school now has 356 children on roll. The book Literacy and Community invites readers to reflect on their own practice and the chapter ends with some prompt questions. If you find this article interesting, why not look in the UKLA bookshop for Literacy and Community for examples of partnerships with homes, parents and communities throughout the primary age range.
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.

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.
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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