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P1 STELLAR Programme in Paya Lebar Methodist Girls School (Primary)

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1 P1 STELLAR Programme in Paya Lebar Methodist Girls School (Primary)

2 Outline EL Department Goals STELLAR Programme Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening Grammar / Vocabulary / Comprehension Spelling and Dictation Learning Groups Assessment

3 EL Department Goals Fluent language users Independent learners

4 STELLAR (Strategies for English Language Learning And Reading) Programme

5 Vision of STELLAR Love readingLove reading Have a strong foundationHave a strong foundation in the English Language in the English Language

6 Listening Listening Speaking Speaking Reading Reading Writing Writing STELLAR & Language Learning

7 What is a STELLAR lesson like? 1.Shared Reading Reading Experience (Big Book) Language 3. Language Use Activities in Learning Centres Writing 2. Shared Writing Experiences (CDW/Group/Individual, Creative)

8 Development of Social SkillsDevelopment of Social Skills oral interaction among peers in non-threatening situations non-threatening situations working in partnership with working in partnership with other children other children turn taking & respect for turn taking & respect for others during class discussions others during class discussions Independent Learning Independent Learning Each STELLAR unit includes

9 Big Books Book Flood Books Guided Reading Programme Media Resource Library Books Reading Materials

10 P1 Themes (Term 1) The Farm Concert Walking Through The Jungle Dan, the Flying Man Smarty Pants

11 Language Language Development OracyWriting Reading Multi- literacies

12 Language is about communication… Purpose Audience Culture Context

13 Speaking (Oracy) Phonics Show and Tell Book-related activities Storytelling lessons

14 Listening (Aural) Lets Listen Together Package

15 Reading Assembly Reading Book Flood Books: - filler/allotted reading time Guided Reading Programme: - carried out fortnightly from Feb - books assigned to pupils according to their language ability Media Resource Library (Term 2) Shared Book Approach (SBA)

16 Writing Class Dictated Writing (CDW) Group Writing Individual Writing: Informal/Formal Creative Writing /Free Expression

17 Language Development: Grammar/ Vocabulary/ Comprehension Word Bank - theme-related words - inclusion of new words learnt

18 Spelling & Dictation Weekly Words/phrases to be given Lists pasted in Jotter Book Dictation: from Term 3*

19 Pedagogy Individual Pair Work Group Learning / Teaching Co-operative Learning Learning Groups: Experiential Learning

20 Alternative Assessment Aural (Lets Listen Together Ex) Oral (Show & Tell, Class Discussion, Reading & Comprehension) Spelling & Dictation Grammar/Vocabulary (Checkpoints) Writing Penmanship (Listening * Reading * Speaking * Writing)

21 Semester 1 Primary 1 Checkpoints/Performance-based Tasks Term/WeekTopic/SkillFormat Term 2–Term 4 (on-going) Oral -Class Participation - Term 2–Term 4 (on-going) Aural -Selected Lets Listen Together Activities - Term 1, Week 9 Term 2, Week 9 Grammar & Vocabulary -Checkpoint (1) -Checkpoint (2) Multiple choice questions & Fill in the blanks Term 2–Term 4 (on-going) WritingCreative Writing & Individual Writing Term 1–Term 4 (on-going) Penmanship-

22 ComponentUnit 1: The Farm Concert Grammar Proper & Common Nouns Capital Letters & Full Stop VocabularyVocabulary words: baa, croak, moo, oink, quack, wuff cow, dog, duck, farmer, pig, frog, sheep farm, concert High Frequency Words: a, is, the, you, to, said, went, can, cant

23 Note to Parents: For the teaching of English Language in the STELLAR Package, Big Books are used in place of textbooks for each unit. It takes about 2-3 weeks to thoroughly cover a Big Book for each unit. Primary 1 pupils will be covering a total of 17 units. Each unit comprises of the following components:

24 - Reading e.g. Reading Aloud and Reading and Comprehension - Language Use: Grammar and Vocabulary, - Aural e.g. Lets Listen Together, Phonics and Show and Tell - Writing e.g. Class Dictated Writing, Group Writing, Individual Writing, Creative Writing - Spelling and Dictation - Penmanship - ICT: LEAD LMS and other relevant websites Signature of Father/Mother/Guardian: __ Date: _______

25 How Parents Can Help Inculcate Good Reading/Writing Habit Organisation - Time Table - Bag & Daily File for Worksheets (Homework) Diary - Close monitoring of work/penmanship - Check periodically Communication: -Diary/Telephone/Meet the Parents (Dialogue with Class/Subject Teachers)

26 Thank You HOD (EL): Mrs Celia Lau LH (EL): Mrs Pauline Loo

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