Welcome to Grade 1 2006/2007
Beginners are pulled out 6-8 times per week
Small group instruction and in-class support
Students quickly benefit from this additional support
EAL Inclusion programme EAL Teacher = Language Development Teacher for all students, in combination with the classroom teachers
all children are learning English in Grade 1 whether native speaker or beginners
language is presented in the context of Literacy, Units of Learning (e.g. houses and homes unit) and Maths with differentiated instruction and tasks
language consists of phonemic awareness, phonics, grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary and spelling
language is often taught through role-play, acting, movement, songs, stories and the active learning centres
Active learning in First Grade at ISL Students thinking is engaged and challenged using real-life and imaginary situations. Learning in this way takes full advantage of the opportunities for skill acquisition through their interests and reaping the benefit of skilful intervention and high quality interaction. Students learn through explorationApply what they knowHave own ideasBecome risk takersBe involved and focusedAchieve objectivesPersevereChoosing ways to solve problems and explore new ideas.http://prezi.com/iysdfpvwvzef/active-learning-in-grade-1/?auth_key=8f78530e1a840f4ac6283608f1c27fb77d3d77d0
Curriculum - LiteracyWhat we doReading:Guided ReadingSilent ReadingRead AloudShared Reading2. Language and Word StudySpellingGrammarPhonemic AwarenessPhonics Conventions of PrintVocabulary Development
4Curriculum - literacyHow we do it (reading/language and word study)
Guided Reading groups according to needs (using levelled reading materials)Phonics groups differentiated and whole classRead aloud and shared reading whole class (for teaching specific skills and specific genres)Silent reading partners and individual (own choice and some direction)Spelling Linked to phonics programme (using Nelson Thornes, students' own writing and appropriate words encountered)Grammar Linked to phonics programme and reinforced through speaking, listening, reading and writing. (Using Nelson Thornes and concepts encountered in reading and writing)Phonemic awareness whole class and groups. Based on speaking and listening gamesVocabulary development Using high frequency words and words encountered in reading and writing activities. 5Curriculum - Literacy3. WritingGuided WritingRegular writing Shared writingGroup and individual writingHandwritingAssessments CommonFormal ( running records, rubrics, specific common assessment tasks) and informal (observations, questioning/discussion, work samples)Used to group students, make decisions about needs of individual students and direction of the programme, provide feedback for students. 6Curriculum literacy How we do it (writing)Guided Writing grouped according to needs. Using excellent models and students' own writing. Teaching of specific skills at students' level. Editing skills whole group and peer editing.Shared writing whole group. Direct teaching of specific writing skills and the craft of writing.Group and individual writing practice in writing both narrative and non-narrative writing for a particular purpose.Handwriting Using Nelson Thornes text. Focused instruction for individuals with particular needs.
7Curriculum Mathematics What we doThinking mathematicallyNumber and numerationEstimation and computationMeasurementPattern and functionShape and spaceData handling
8Curriculum Mathematics How we do itGroup work students grouped according to needsWhole class teaching of new conceptsIndividual assistance where neededExtensive use of concrete materialsRange of resourcesAssessmentsCommonFormal (specific assessment tasks) and informal (observation, discussion)Individual/group/whole classUsed to group students, make decisions about needs of individual students and direction of the programme, provide feedback for students.
9Curriculum Units of LearningFamilies at homeFirst Grade FriendsPush and Pull Authors and Illustrators incorporated into all other units4. Space5. AnimalsAssessmentDesigned to assess understanding, knowledge skills and attitudesCommonFormal and informal
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