Wednesday, 30 January 2013

EAL Profile of Competence

You can download the EAL Profile of Competence from Education Scotland for pupils learning English as an additional language.

An EAL Profile of Competence recording sheet exists for each line of development of language for each age and stage.  It is recommended that profiles are updated at least twice each year with the class teacher and the EAL teacher.

Friday, 11 January 2013

100 word Challenge

The 100 Word Challenge is a weekly creative writing challenge for children. Each week a prompt is given, which can be a picture or a series of individual words and the children can use up to 100 words to write a creative piece. This can be posted on a class blog which links to the 100 Word Challenge blog where others can comment on the children’s writing.

This limited word count with a focused theme and a guaranteed audience gives children a huge motivation for writing. Reluctant writers feel safe with only 100 words to write, while those more advanced writers can find a real challenge with the restriction to 100 words.