As a ferver defender of project working and open curriculums, I really like the idea of teaching Language through arts: through painting, music composition, a film project, in role drama or sculpture, always having a real purpose in mind. I was happy to find such a clear article like this because some of the approaches are right now in my teaching portfolio.
- Immersion activities
- Clear purpose
- Professional publishing
- Meaningful planning
- Focus on strategies
- Inspirational learning environement
- Drama to engage and inspire
- Rigorous teaching of spelling and phonics
- Grammar concepts taught creatively
- Peer and self assessment
If you want to read more about these approaches, then have a look to the following link: 10 creative ways to teach English that deliver outstanding results (it worth it!)
Anna Warren is the English subject leader and the year 6 teacher at Holy Trinity and St Silas School, London.