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Supporting Children with English as an Additional Language

Developing language and communication skills using the creative arts

The book aims to help educators and students to feel more confident in their knowledge and ability to support children who are new to English. It's packed with activities that focus on the creative arts and encourages educators to develop children's language and communication skills as they play. The creative activities are presented in a very accessible format that educators can dip into and return to as an ongoing resource throughout the early years.

Ages: 0-5 | Pages: 90 | Code: TS0310 | ISBN: 9781925145403

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Judith Harries

Judith Harries is a writer, editor and teacher, living and working in Northampton, UK. She contributes to several early years magazines, including Practical Pre-School and Early Years Educator. She is currently studying for an MA in Music Psychology in Education.
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Bridie Raban

Bridie Raban is currently an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education. Her past research has focused on language and literacy development, teacher change and development, curriculum and assessment for the early childhood years and quality provision. She was the first Professor of Early Childhood Education in Victoria and the second in Australia, and before this she was Professor of Primary Education (Early Years) at the University of Warwick and President of the UK Reading Association.

 

 

Contents

Introduction4
Early stages of learning English4
Chapter one: EAL in the early years6
Positive relationships6
Enabling environments8
How to use this book11
Chapter two: Singing songs and rhymes13
Snap your fingers14
Echo singing15
Two-tone tunes16
Sing it, do it18
Heads, shoulders, knees and toes19
Old MacDonald had a farm21
Five currant buns22
The alphabet song (Now I know my ABCs)23
I hear thunder25
If you’re happy and you know it (clap your hands)26
Karaoke corner27
Chapter three: Listening skills29
Listening corner30
Sounds of home31
Chapter four: Real rhythms33
Echo clapping34
Clap your name35
Body percussion36
Clap it, tap it, say it, play it38
Clave waves39
Drumming drills41
Chapter five: Making music43
Shake, rattle and ring44
Start and stop45
Play it again jam47
Loud and quiet48
Write your own50
Chapter six: Exploring colour and patterns51
Black and white51
Seeing red53
Feeling blue54
Mellow yellow56
Mixing rainbows58
Chapter seven: Using a variety of media and materials60
Fingers and thumbs61
This is me ...62
Magic paintings63
Print and press65
Family trees66
Mini-me models68
Clay tiles69
Cool collage70
Skilful sculptures71
Chapter eight: Construction workers73
In the workspace74
Miniature model town75
Musical medleys77
Memory boxes78
Chapter nine: Movement and dance80
Somebody says81
Dance to your daddy82
Yoga for kids83
Chapter ten: Drama and expressive play85
The feeling hat86
Mime time87
Puppet power88
Resources90
References90
Websites90
Children’s books90