Educational Materials


100 Ideas for Supporting Learners with EAL – Primary and Secondary Versions.

Bloomsbury Publishing – 2018.

What:

100 inspirational, tried-and-tested ideas that can be used straight away by a range of practitioners supporting learners with English as an additional language (EAL).

Ideas include:

  • Setting up a parent conference
  • Making the most of translation tools
  • Effective questioning techniques
  • Word building and morphology
  • Running a ‘Young Interpreter Scheme’

There is an emphasis on using ICT throughout the books, including where to find the best software, resources and websites. There is also a section on whole-school approaches to supporting learners with EAL. These books are an essential source of inspiration for teachers, support staff, senior managers and Ethnic Minority Achievement (EMA) specialists and coordinators.

Primary version review: “This text is a golden resource for trainee and experienced teachers alike who want to ensure the best for their EAL learners. Chris Pim’s revised, primary-specific edition comes with even more great ideas, making it an invaluable contributor to the upskilling of professionals in linguistically diverse classrooms. The teacher-friendly narrative combines research with practice to ensure that schools and classrooms make well-grounded choices for their multilingual pupils.” –  Dr Naomi Flynn, Associate Professor of Primary English Education, University of Reading,

Primary version

Secondary Version


How to support children learning English as an additional language

How to support children learning English as an additional language

Support Children Learning English as an Additional Language

LDA Learning – January 2010

This engaging and informative book has been written to help you to cater for the needs of pupils learning English as an additional language (EAL). It will support all primary-phase practitioners, including staff working with pupils learning EAL, key staff working on ethnic minority achievement, governors with specific responsibility for inclusion, and student teachers working towards Qualified Teaching Status.

What:

This book includes sections that will help you to:

  • dispel the myths surrounding effective provision for pupils learning EAL
  • support whole-school approaches for ethnic minority achievement
  • assess EAL learners effectively
  • use research about bilingualism to inform best practice for beginner and advanced bilingual learners
  • develop appropriate and targeted interventions for EAL learners.

While good practice for ethnic minority achievement is clearly about quality-first teaching, this book explains that there is something distinctive about the needs of EAL learners and offers a range of practical ideas and strategies to support this area of work.

Ethnic, linguistic and cultural diversity should be recognised as an asset to be respected and celebrated. This book will help you to achieve this.

ISBN: 978 1 85503 488 4

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Talking Phonics Pack 2

Talking Phonics Pack 2

Mantra Lingua’s Recordable TalkingPEN products

Talking Phonics Pack 2

Published 2012

Developed by Kelly Scourfield and Chris Pim – it took a year and a half from conception to publication.

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Writing up a science experiment

Writing up a science experiment

Science Investigation Charts

Published 2010

Description: A set of 4 pen-enabled Science investigation charts

  • Planning
  • Results and graphing
  • Concluding and evaluating
  • Concept map

Co-developed with Chris Prankerd


Talking Phonics Pack 1 contents

Talking Phonics Pack 1

Talking Phonics Pack 1

Mantra Lingua’s Talking Phonics is the winner of the 2010 Educational Resource Awards (ERAs), Best Early Years Educational Resource with ICT. It also achieved a 2010 Practical Pre-school Gold award. It has also been nominated for a 2012 BETT Award.

Developed by Kelly Scourfield and Chris Pim – it took a year and a half from conception to publication.

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How Schools Work chart in many languages

How Schools Work chart in many languages

How Schools Work Chart

Published 2009

Description: An interactive chart that allows a user to use the Recordable TalkingPEN to explore an exploded primary school. Dual-language oral information is delivered to the user as they touch the various places in the school.

Usage: Place on the wall in the school office or send the chart and pen home with a pupil for family learning.

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Literacy Toolkit

Literacy Toolkit

Literacy Toolkit

Published 2008

Description: An interactive set of charts for Recordable TalkingPEN

Story mountain, book review, task cards, non-fiction text type posters and planning frames, fiction analysis story-wheel

Usage: EAL and/or SEN learners particulary – mainstream teaching, guided reading/writing, small-group intervention