This study investigated the progress and preparedness of young learners of French in England, as they moved from primary to secondary school. It explored whether an ‘oracy-based approach’ or a ‘literacy-based approach’ leads to better outcomes for learners, in terms of their grammatical knowledge and readiness for further study. Teaching reading comprehension strategies pdf of what progress can be achieved in grammatical development by the end of Key Stage 2 need to be realistic. Fine-grained assessment tools are needed to show whether or not learners make ‘substantial’ progress during Key Stage 2 in grammar and vocabulary.
Sixty minutes of foreign language instruction a week at Key Stage 2 rather than 30-40 minutes is more likely to enable learners to make ‘substantial’ progress. Detailed curriculum planning across Key Stage 2 and 3 is important to ensure a sense of progress in learners and to avoid a sense of repetition. This should include suitable differentiation in Year 7. Teaching approaches and materials that help pupils learn grammatical gender, adjectival agreement and simple present tense verbs should be considered.
These should draw on evidence from previous research. Systematic training in language pedagogy and language skills is recommended for teachers to achieve the desired outcomes for their learners by the end of Key Stage 2. Primary languages instruction that combines literacy with oracy work may prepare learners with lower English literacy skills more effectively for secondary school language learning. Again, such literacy instruction should draw on previous UK-based research. These are most likely to promote the positive attitudes to language learning that are needed for successful learning in the secondary phase. Other documents, presentations and video from the project conference, University of Reading, 5 June 2014.
I think educators sometimes assume too much about our young readers, click on Educators for a nice overview. How it is used, makes things clearer and easier. How to apply the strategy — ink and time. Such literacy instruction should draw on previous UK, generation training on reading comprehension. I do ask kids to do part of these four in classroom, pairing an advanced student with a student with lower skills is not a form of differentiated instruction, although it may be a useful teaching method at times.