The Primary National Strategy EAL Toolkit (Excellence and Enjoyment: learning and teaching for bilingual children in the primary years) has a diagram of key strategies to support the learning of EAL learners.
Information and resources from these links will help you to implement these strategies in your classroom.
Access to the curriculum: making contexts supportive for children learning EAL
Building on Previous Experience
- Activating Prior Knowledge
- Creating Shared Experiences
- Bilingual Strategies
Scaffolding Language and Learning
- Frames and Prompts
- Graphic Organisers and other visuals
- The Print Environment
Developing Cognitive and Academic Language
EAL learners need a range of strategies to become effective readers and writers in English. Linking speaking and listening to literacy and using pupils’ first languages to promote understanding of genres and texts will support the development of learners’ full language repertoires as well as their literacy in English.
The links below give guidance on key issues and.useful resources for suporting EAL learners’ literacy development.
- EAL Learners and Critical Reading
- Using ICT to Support EAL Pupils
- National Strategies
- Overcoming barriers to learning in literacy (NALDIC)
- ite English
- The Lancashire Grid for Learning
- Texts for EAL Pupils
- Aspects of writing and implications for EAL
- Example of a classroom lesson which typifies strategies for EAL learners reflecting the cultural diversity of the school
- Developing writing skills in EAL
- Writing in English as an Additional Language at Key Stage 2
- Using first language as a tool for thinking and writing: A case study of more able EAL learners
- Making Contexts Supportive for Children Learning EAL
- Learning and teaching for bilingual children in the primary years: guided sessions to support writing English as an Additional Language
- Good practice in KS1
Planned Opportunities for Speaking and Listening
- Guided Talk for Literacy
- Barrier Games