Text selection can make or break your English unit. Given its importance it is surprising that so few of us are adequately equipped to understand how to choose texts based on the language needs of our students rather than on the fact that our students like dinosaurs or astronauts or puppies.
In my last post I discussed the need to match teaching to the learning needs of students to maximise writing development. Once we understand the need for explicit language and writing teaching, the question becomes, “Exactly what does this look like in a classroom?” This post aims to begin to answer that question. Quality picture… Continue reading Using Rich Text to Build Language