The 3/4 EAL/D students (English as an Additional Language or Dialect) were involved in a fun end-of-term activity using individual white boards – even that was enjoyable – and shielded their work from each other. Following this they listened to directions to draw an alien (from a previous literacy task). The students loved seeing how different each drawing was and we linked that to each other’s writing, where there are differences in everybody and the way/what they write. It was also a great oral language activity – listening, deciphering meaning and achieving a task. Here’s a few examples.
Sally Van Leuven and EAL/D students from rooms 20, 21 and 24