English and ICT

The following documents contain web links to assist in the teaching of the content objectives of the English Curriculum. All links to external sites work from within the embedded documents below. All can be downloaded from the bottom

 

 

 

Junior Classes

 

Middle and Senior Classes

Sample Station Teaching Lesson

 

 


English Curriculum & ICT Links

 Infant Classes

                         

David Mc Mahon PDST 2011/ 2012 

 

 

 

Strands, Strand Units & ICT Links

 

 

Strand Unit: Oral Language

 

Oral Language  - CrickWeb Literacy

 

Oral Language – Listen & Respond

 

Oral Language – Language Cards

 

Oral Language – Flashcard Generator

 

Oral Language – Letter Stories

 

 

Descriptor of Resource & Learning Objective

 

  • Listen to a story or description and respond to it
  • Hear, repeat and elaborate words, phrases and sentences modelled by the teacher
  • Focus on descriptive detail and begin to be explicit in relation to people, places, times, processes, events, colour, shape, size, position

 

 

Strand Unit: Reading

 

Reading  - Starfall Poetry

 

Reading - Literactive

 

Reading – Starfall Reading

 

Reading – BookPop Stories

 

Reading – Letter Sounds

 

 

 

  • Re-read, retell and act out familiar stories, poems or parts of stories
  • Listen to, enjoy and respond to stories, nursery rhymes, poems and songs
  • Encounter early reading through collaborative reading of language-experience material

 

 

 

Strand Unit : Writing

 

Writing – Magic Key Writing

 

Writing – Skywriter Letters

 

Writing - Printables

 

Writing - Frameworks

 

Writing – Jenny Eather Site

 

 

  • Learn to form and name individual letters using various materials
  • See the teacher model writing as an enjoyable experience
  • Hear a rich variety of stories, rhymes and songs and draw and write about them

 

 

 


English Curriculum & ICT Links

Middle & Senior Classes

                         

David Mc Mahon PDST 2011/ 2012 

 

 

 

 

Strands, Strand Units & ICT Links

 

 

Strand Unit: Oral Language

 

 

Oral Language – BBC Skillswise

 

Oral Language – Spellings & Vocabulary

 

Oral Language – Poems & Stories

 

Oral Language - Planning Resources

 

Oral Language - ImageBank

 

 

 

Descriptor of Resource & Learning Objective

 

  • Discuss the meanings and origins of words, phrases and expressions
  • Learn how to use the basic key questions.
  • Discuss favourite moments, important events and exciting characters in a story, play or poem.
  • Express reactions to events and characters in stories, poems & drama.

 

 

 

Strand Unit: Reading

 

 

Reading – BBC Skillswise

 

Reading  - Bitesize Skills

 

Reading – Classic Novels

 

Reading – Planning Resources

 

Reading - Literactive

 

 

 

 

  • Understand the relationship between text and illustration.
  • Develop basic information retrieval skills and experience different types of text.
  • Continue to develop comprehension strategies to deal with narrative, expository and representational reading material.
  • Share responses with other children and with adults to cultivate a community of readers

 

 

Strand Unit : Writing

 

Writing - Grammar Zone 

 

Writing – Primary Resources

 

Writing  - Writing Genres

 

Writing - Paragraphs

 

Writing – Planning Resources

 

Writing – CrickWeb

 

Writing – PPDS Tutorials

 

 

  • Experience a classroom environment that encourages writing.
  • Learn to revise and re-draft writing so as to expand and clarify his/her thoughts on a particular idea or topic through drafting and re-drafting.
  • Write in a variety of genres with greater sophistication.
  • Express his/her reactions to particular experiences in writing.
  • Express a personal reaction to ideas, emotions and images encountered in literature. Sketch an ordered summary of ideas and draft a writing assignment based on it.

 

 

 


Strand: Emotional and imaginative development through language

Strand unit: Oral language: developing emotional and imaginative life through oral language


 

The child should be enabled to

 

  • Listen to, read, learn and recite a varied and appropriate repertoire of rhymes and poems

 

  • Re-create stories and poems in improvisational drama

 

Strand unit: Reading: responding to text


 

The child should be enabled to

 

  • continue to listen to and enjoy stories and poems being read aloud (Reading Link 1)

 

  • engage with a wide variety of text
    picture books, poetry, stories, informational material (Reading Link 2)

 

 

Literacy Lesson Overview

 

  1. Read the content objectives from http://www.curriculumonline.ie/en/Primary_School_Curriculum/Language/English/English_Curriculum/First_and_second_classes/Content/
  2. Open https://sites.google.com/a/pdst.ie/curriculum-and-ict-primary/home/english-and-ict and focus English Curriculum & ICT Links infant classes.
  3. Work through objectives for 1st class along with accompanying link designed to aid teaching of poem (Reading Link 1)
  4. Follow on with development of vocabulary in (Reading Link 2)
  5. Give an overview of each strand / strand unit in the document and also open the accompanying document for 3rd -6th class full curriculum links below https://sites.google.com/a/pdst.ie/curriculum-and-ict-primary/home/english-and-ict