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English for Primary Teachers


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Introduction Introduction for trainers and tutors on courses 1: Teaching young learners 1.1: First language - second language language focus Caretaker talk pronunciation point Syllables 1.2: Starting your lessons in English language focus Greetings and forms of address Checking attendance Ways of starting lessons 1.3: Organizing your classroom language focus Everyday instructions - organizing the classroom 1.4: Ending your lessons language focus Ending lessons Phrases with else Word quiz 1.5: Very young learners (VYLs) and young learners (YLs) language focus Telling the class what you are doing Asking questions topic talk Introducing yourself 2: Listen and do Introduction 2.1: Giving instructions in English language focus Sitting down and standing up Moving around 2.2: Listening and identifying For vocabulary development For grammatical awareness language focus Being good - a positive approach to discipline pronunciation point 2.3: Listening and doing - Total Physical Response Follow the leader Topic-based TPR TPR routines TPR for arranging the class language focus Recalling routines: what do we do when... topic talk Sports and hobbies 2.4: Listening and performing - miming Revising and consolidating topic words through mime Miming to rhymes and chants language focus Turn-giving 2.5: Listening and responding games Right or wrong language focus Instructions for true/false activities Simon says topic talk Clothes 3: Listen and Make Introduction 3.1: Listen and colour language focus Explaining and demonstrating Asking for helpers and giving things out topic talk The circus 3.2: Listen and draw language focus Phrases describing position Drawing games language focus Useful phrases Asking who wants a turn 3.3: Listen and make Making greetings cards language focus Language for demonstration Making an Easter card language focus Cutting things out What do you keep where? pronunciation point topic talk Festivals and celebrations 4: Speaking with support Introduction 4.1: Using classroom phrases language focus What learners need to say and ask 4.2: Saying rhymes and singing songs to practise pronunciation, stress, and intonation language focus How loud? topic talk Spiders, beetles, and small creatures 4.3: Practising new vocabulary language focus Five ways of eliciting language pronunciation point 4.4: Playing vocabulary games language focus Instructions for games What can you do with cards? 4.5: Practising pronunciation of new sounds topic talk Animals 5: Speaking more freely Introduction 5.1: Cognitive development and language learning Children as learners Children as language learners 5.2: Starting to speak freely - eliciting personal talk language focus Initiations and follow-up moves topic talk Families 5.3: Speaking games Pass the ball language focus Instructions for 'Pass the ball' Extra phrases for ball games Guess the mime language focus Asking children to guess or remember topic talk Rooms 5.4: Children speaking in groups Personal presentations language focus Setting up pairs and groups pronunciation point Connected speech 6: Reading in English Introduction 6.1: Beginning reading Look and say Phonics Activities to help children connect sounds with letters language focus Letter and word recognition 6.2: Speaking to reading - helping sound and word recognition language focus Encouraging learner participation Asking children to guess the word Summary of pre-reading activities topic talk Holidays/Vacations 6.3: Helping children recognize phrases language focus Making phrases or sentences pronunciation point 6.4: Reading independently - finding information language focus Chunking; Finding the place 7: Writing in English Introduction 7.1: Practising the alphabet language focus Politeness phrases A writing race language focus Intonation and stress for meaning pronunciation point 7.2: From speaking to writing and from reading to writing From speaking to writing: making memory games and quizzes From reading to writing: making lists language focus Reading and talking with expression Useful phrases for group writing Spelling language focus Phrases with spell topic talk Parties 7.3: Writing with other children language focus Story questions Story summary 7.4: Children writing freely Writing about people Having fun making a book Writing to penpals topic talk Food 8: Reading and telling stories Introduction The value of stories 8.1: Telling a new story language focus Intonation and actions Story questions and prompts Telling and performing a story with very young learners 8.2: Reading a story to very young learners Listening to a story and looking at the pictures language focus Story questions and prompts Moving away from the text Talking about what is happening Language focus Telling and talking pronunciation point 8.3: Ways to retell a story language focus Instructions when retelling a story 8.4: Retelling a story as a class Retelling from memory Retelling from a different point of view language focus Stress on key words Story time 9: Story Activities Introduction 9.1: Things to do after retelling a story Adapting a story A 'make and do' activity based on the story language focus Reading with feeling; Starting a feedback chat 9.2: Getting children to add to a story language focus From speaking to story writing pronunciation point Clusters / st / / sn / / sl / / str / 9.3: Making up a story language focus Story structure 9.4: Using stories for project work A favourite story project 9.5: Correction and project work language focus Useful expressions for correcting and improving children's language Planning for effective use of English in the classroom Introduction 10.1: Helping children learn and improve Using the mother tongue language focus Responding to mother tongue talk language focus When and how to correct 10.2: Using your coursebook as a resource Using a coursebook topic language focus Revision of classroom language functions Using text-based activities language focus Useful phrases with common words and patterns pronunciation point Silent letters 10.3: Planning your lessons 1: Before the course 2: General lesson preparation 3: Specific language planning for a lesson Over to you Key to units Contents of the CD Resources About the teachers Glossary Index

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