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In the Beginning Was the Word… Building vocabulary through story, to develop complex ideas, from Foundation to KS3 Michael Jones
How to describe the causes of the economic downturn in one word…
Gangsters Hucksters Freeloaders Hijackers Carjackers Phonejackers Bankrolling Freewheeling Words that conjure up big images and ideas
Larry, Franz Marcs The Red Horses, German Expressionism, Appleby Horse Fair and Larrys Granddaddy in Ireland….. and scumbling.
Lizzie at 9 years old, talking about a trip to the USA, and stuff and places What are her needs, and how would we meet them? The need for flexibility. Focusing on vocabulary to replace stuff and places
Ice cream, potatoes and jelly
Darkness is the Absence of Light: Developing language through teaching science in Year 1
Choose a core vocabulary Use stories to introduce ideas Relate teaching to the childrens experiences New Star Science
Set up a display about the topic…. Which changes as the topic progresses Language always supported by visual aids and practical activities
Make links with the childrens home Balance investigation, measurement and recording over the topic
Paola. Albanian. In UK for 12 months Recorded before topic Recorded at end of topic Recorded eight weeks after topic
P: I know- I know how many yellow stripes there are. Theres a yellow stripe there, a yellow stripe there and a yellow stripe there. And the jacket has got yellow and grey. But its shiny now. The grey bit is shining. MJ: And why is it shining? Whats making it shine?
P: The thing thats making it shine is … mm. MJ: can you remember what we call that word about this strip- when you shine a light on it, do you remember what we call that?
P: Ok. In this picture theres a man. A man riding a bicycle. And the man is riding on the bicycle and the man has got – mm.. MJ: Reflect P: Yes. Hes got a reflective coat and the strips are shining and the car is not shining at all. Its dull. Cos when you call dark you call it dull. When you call the sun –mm- light, you call it reflect. And its about this picture, is that bricks are not shiny MJ: Now tell me about the picture