What is language? It is a very important aspect to learn how to develop an engaging environment for me as a multilingual speaker. Speaking and listening an additional language in a different country was a tricky process for me in early days. I personally feel, that English is a language which could be complicated in spoken and written tasks. Language is a thought process of learning new words, pronouncing, and communicating in dialogue and interacting with each other in day to day life. Language is a way of expressing your identity and survive in the world of work and everyday life. I will be developing my skills in more depth about teaching English as an additional language for some children and barriers they face in my educational journey.
Today, I am also going to explore what to look for if a child has been successfully met an outcome as a teacher. Firstly, I will be looking at the experiences and outcomes in Curriculum for Excellence.
Listening and Talking Experiences and outcomes
I regularly select and listen to or watch texts which I enjoy and find interesting, and I can explain why I prefer certain sources.
I regularly select subject, purpose, format and resources to create texts of my choice. LIT 1-01a / LIT 2-01a
I regularly select and read, listen to or watch texts which I enjoy and find interesting, and I can explain why I prefer certain texts and authors. LIT 1-11a / LIT 2-11a
I enjoy creating texts of my choice and I regularly select subject, purpose, format and resources to suit the needs of my audience. LIT 1-20a / LIT 2-20a
https://education.gov.scot/Documents/literacy-english-eo.pdf (Accessed 22/01/19)
The child should be reading and listening to different texts at second level according to experiences and outcomes as stated in CFE. As a teacher I would plan more lessons with open ended questions where the child can write or talk more that I could not ask directly. Organize a talk show or plan a lesson for sharing a text with peers which he/she enjoyed and feel happy to share his/her feelings and reading to others. Assessment is a continuous process and as a teacher I will be focus on ongoing success of children developing their skills and using in daily life experiences. This action will give the child the sense of being confident and successful learner. I will be also looking at the bench marks for achievement of a level. Bench marks are for clarity for what a learner needs to know and support for teachers and practitioners.
Listening and speaking : Selects spoken texts regularly for enjoyment or to find information for a specific purpose. Explains preferences.
Reading : Selects texts regularly for enjoyment or to find information for a specific purpose. • Explains preferences for texts, authors or sources with supporting detail.
Writing : Creates texts regularly for a range of purposes and audiences selecting appropriate genre, form, structure and style.
https://education.gov.scot/improvement/documents/literacyenglishbenchmarks.pdf (Accessed 22/01/19)
As a teacher, I will continue to work on ongoing progress and support child to achieve more by challenging in further curricular activities..