Picture books can help your EAL students to experience success in reading. Discover how you can use some simple strategies to maximise your reading program in an EAL classroom.
In order to read, we need to first learn the sounds and stress nuances of a language. EAL students often struggle with reading in English as it incorporates a host of new language skills such as sounds, vocabulary, and concepts. In order to create a lifelong love for reading, EAL teachers need to create and support the building blocks that include these skills.
Picture books incorporate additional elements for understanding and enjoyment. In this course, participants will explore how they can invite EAL students into reading activities by beginning with picture books.
This online course will allow you to:
Examine - how Comprehensible Input supports reading picture books.
Explore - using Pre, During, and Post Reading picture book strategies to support EAL students gain confidence in reading.
Course approach: Self paced
Course length: Approx. 1 hour
This online course is suitable for professionals working in Catholic, Government and Independent Primary or Secondary schools;
- Early years educators
- Classroom teachers
- Specialist teachers
- Education Support Officers
- Pre-service, Graduates & Relief teachers
What you need for this online course:
- Access to a laptop/notebook or desktop device with internet connectivity and headphones.
- Relevant resources from downloadable links provided.