Having a good knowledge of English is essential for increasing chances of getting a good job in Australia or many countries around the world. It is the language of international communication and is the second most spoken dialect globally, after Spanish. Most information on the internet and broadcasted on the internet is in English, hence, it is also important for entertainment and socialisation purposes too.
Did you know, 21% of Australians speak a language other than English at home or have learnt a second language for working purposes. Each year there are more children who come from non-english speaking backgrounds who require extra support to develop their reading, writing and communication skills in school. In this article, we share some useful educational resources for teachers to support the varying needs of your students during English lessons.
READING: Snakes and Ladders Digraph Review Games
Learning how to read words with digraphs can be tricky for young students, this resource is perfect for kindergarten and Year 1 students who can improve their abilities to read common words with blends! It includes 10 games of Snakes and Ladders that focus on particular digraph groups, each type of blend is colour coded for students to make connections between the same sounds in different words. Each game has a range of different words for students to practice reading and is great for literacy rotations! If you’re searching for classroom resources to improve your students’ reading abilities, be sure to visit the Resources for Teaching website to view their complete collection of materials.
WRITING: Synonym Posters for Primary School Students
Decorate your classroom with these brilliant synonym posters. These are a fantastic writing tool for primary school children who need to avoid using common words such as said, good, bad, finally, big, small, went and healthy.
This download comes in two formats: a PDF print which is a high quality multi-paged document and 8 separate PNG images which are all high quality and great for printing and laminating.
COMMUNICATION: Types of Words Display Posters
These vibrant posters are useful for students in year 1 and year 2 learning about different types of words. You can present the information to your class on a smart board or print out the posters and create a colourful and informative display in your classroom! Each poster includes a definition and example of each type of word focusing on nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, conjunctions, prepositions, interjections pronouns and articles (9 posters). These posters include plenty of visual illustrations and colour coding for younger students.
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