A teaching resource conceived and developed by Pip St John, and published in October 2016 under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial 4.0 Licence.Pre-Teaching Vocabulary Manual (PDF File, 67MB, will download to your computer)
Pre-Teaching Vocabulary (PTV) is a vocabulary teaching methodology that uses symbols and pictures from Communicate in Print (or CIP, see http://www.widgit.com) on visual prompt cards to support teaching children how to learn new words.
By Pip St JohnResearch Skills LfL Question Cards (DOC file, will download to your computer)
These cards contain questions which may be used by the adult and/or placed in the challenge area for children to work independently to extend their thinking about a story or an account whilst interacting with a text (fiction or non-fiction). Many teachers recognise that when children work with non-fiction texts they often do no more than simply copy passages from their reference source albeit a book/web page, with little evidence of learning. They will need to be altered according to the main text / story or account given to the children but could still provide a starting point for use in class.
Developed by Pip St JohnSentence Builders (Word Docs in Zip file, will download to your computer)
Sentence builders are made for both fiction and non-fiction texts and can be a springboard for teachers to create their own. The sentence builders specifically aim to reduce the pressure on children to be able to create and construct their ideas into a written form without the worry of whether they can spell and/or recall any of the key words. There are further blank sentence builders on which children can input the information from text themselves.
Sentence builders can support language development across the curriculum and provide and model a sentence frame on the whiteboard or a wall. Encourage learners to use the frame for speaking and in writing: e.g. to make predictions, offer cause effect statements, describe a process etc.
Developed by Pip St JohnBlank Frames (Word Docs in Zip File, will download to your computer)
These are blank frames Pip St John used within schools to support story and account writing using BSP key visuals. Adapt, amend and change according to your need.
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