I have uploaded lots of activities for using the counting stick for junior to 6th classes. These are free to download from my website, direct at… http://www.julieannedevlin.com/downloadable-resources/
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Science Week Ideas for the Classroom
Webinar on Oral Language Development
Webinar two, on oral language and vocabulary development (continuing on from webinar one on vocabulary development), will be taking place on Thursday, 8th October from 7 pm to 8 pm. The focus will be on some vocabulary development again but mainly oral language development.
Webinar on Vocabulary Development
The use of ‘digit cards’ in class
Free maths resources to download! I hope everyone is getting settled back into school life, strange though it may be this September! I think by now maybe you can guess how much I believe in pupils learning through hands-on/ talk activities, be it vocabulary/oral language or in the case of maths, opportunities for mental mathsContinue reading “The use of ‘digit cards’ in class”
Oral Language and Vocabulary Development for children at home (free downloadable)
Oral language is our earliest form of communication and it is essential as we use it daily to communicate our needs.
Ideas to expand ‘feelings’ or ’emotions’ vocabulary in the classroom
‘Feelings’ or ‘emotion’ vocabulary is important for pupils to develop. They can use the vocabulary to express themselves and gain confidence speaking in front of an audience. Developing this vocabulary or doing the following activities can tie into other subject areas such as Social Personal Health Education or Drama.
Oral language & vocabulary development with ‘Three Words’ activities
Storytelling is a great way to build oral language skills and ‘Three Word Cards’ will develop sequential development of plot and encourage listening skills.
These are cards that have three words (and three corresponding pictures for non-readers) printed on them. The aim is for the pupils to use their imaginations and incorporate the three words into a story having a suitable beginning, middle and end.
Using barrier games for the teaching of positional language, demonstration of understanding & categorisation
Barrier games encourage children to be precise in what they are saying and can be used in many ways to practice giving and receiving instructions from others.
Using a ‘Feely Bag’ for oral language in the classroom
A multi-sensory feely bag activity is perfect for the development of oral language skills and vocabulary.