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Putting things together: Textbooks (framework/ context/ language focus) Small readers Poems / Plays Big Books …. Other resources: Supplementary Grammar.

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1 Putting things together: Textbooks (framework/ context/ language focus) Small readers Poems / Plays Big Books …. Other resources: Supplementary Grammar Comprehension Vocabulary ….. Activities / tasks Games …….. guided writing / free writing / reading aloud / presentations / interview / project…… input output All-in-one: the magic of curriculum planning

2 Oblate Fathers Primary School (AM) Focus for today: Curriculum planning Sharing / reflection

3 1. curriculum planning listening oral, reading aloud textbooks, reader, grammar exercises, supplementary exercises guided writing Isolated Elements Traditional way of planning:

4 1. curriculum planning All-in-one The magic of curriculum planning Isolated Elements Our way: Integrated English from to

5 Putting things together: Textbooks (framework/ context/ language focus) Small readers Poems / Plays Big Books …. Other resources: Supplementary Grammar Comprehension Vocabulary ….. Activities / tasks Games …….. free writing / reading aloud / presentations demonstrations / interview / project…… input output

6 WHY? 2. sharing / reflection started with a module from the textbook `Festivals’ chose a related reader `Chinese New Year’ designed some tasks and project work ---- more free writing ---- more reading The first year (consultancy mode):

7 What we felt …………  …….  …… Space??? Workload ? effectiveness? 2. sharing / reflection

8 What we felt ………… 2. sharing / reflection A. Student learning Higher reading interest Better thinking skills More homework More difficulties in completing tasks B. Teaching Increased workload Lack of flexibility in using the textbooks C. School support D. Parents’ support

9  restructured the modules  planned focuses for each module  chose related readers for the first term This year: meaningful use of language application skills 1. curriculum planning textbooks readers

10 -- -- mechanical isolated exercises + + meaningful tasks / pre- tasks in context This year: meaningful use of language application integrated skills 1. curriculum planning Other resources

11 Putting things together: Textbooks (framework/ context/ language focus) Small readers Poems / Plays Big Books …. Other resources: Supplementary Grammar Comprehension Vocabulary ….. Activities / tasks Games …….. free writing / reading aloud / presentations demonstrations / interview / project…… input output

12 Putting things together: Textbooks (framework/ context/ language focus) Small readers Poems / Plays Big Books …. Other resources: Supplementary Grammar Comprehension Vocabulary ….. Activities / tasks Games …….. guided writing / free writing / reading aloud / presentations / interview / project…… input output All-in-one: the magic of curriculum planning

13 Impact on teaching: clearer purposes & learning objectives more flexibility in using textbooks & other resources smoother flow in teaching fuller use of different resources 2. sharing / reflection Sowing the seeds ………..

14 What we felt …………  ……. Quantity : more reading & writing / application Quality : language learning variety of tasks enrichment of ideas 2. sharing / reflection

15 Impact on student learning: More systematic learning & more support Better higher-order thinking skills Better reading skills New learning experience More confidence in free writing 2. sharing / reflection Purposeful use of language

16 Impact on school curriculum: clearer direction --- a balanced integrated curriculum continuity improvement in assessment 2. sharing / reflection

17 Way forward: Development of the curriculum across years …… 2. sharing / reflection


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