31 October 2013

Picture Books Unit of Work for Second Language Learners

I have just finished planning and building this website, which acts as a full unit of work for Year 10, second language learners.

Using picture books as a starting point, we learn key terms and devices for effective story-telling. There are loads of opportunities built in for writing and reading, as well as speaking and listening to develop confidence in preparation for the assessments.

The stages I have planned are as follows:

The assessments and learning intentions align with the CIE English as a Second Language syllabus but could easily work for any English curriculum. I think the unit would work equally well as an introduction to literature students.

The end product will be a children's story book based on a childhood memory and, to make it authentic, we will share with primary learners and donate to the school library.