We did a lot to support this work in our live, online lessons. Students used games, activities and races to practise past tense, adverbial phrases and descriptive language. Then they worked in our virtual classroom to complete the reading and writing assignments. Not only did this work help to consolidate their language skills, but we also saw some wonderfully expressive, original writing from the children. In addition to their progress with English, it was terrific to see how BIS Virtual School helped many students to mature, as the new environment inspired them to take charge of their own learning.
There are many useful tips for parents as well as activities for developing children’s language skills on our EAL blog: http://bishcmceal.blogspot.com/
Ms Kate Gale, EAL Teacher