Furry Friend Speaking App: EY and EAL

As an international PYP school, we cater to many non-English speakers. To encourage some of these non-native English speakers to participate and engage with the class community in Early Years, we introduced an app called Furry Friend. This interactive app is great for engaging young students in simple play and conversation. Students can play independently…

Leveled Literacy for PYP EAL: Scaffolding for MYP Language B

  Literature Circles Part 2 Background: Before starting these Literature Circles, I consulted with MYP teachers to inquire about language used in the Language B classroom. I was given a list of terminology to expose students to such as: Plot, Exposition, Rising/Falling Action, Climax, Resolution, Metaphor etc. The students in my EAL class have only…

Part 4: Sharing Grade 5 RSA-style Videos

  Week 4: PUBLISHING on iMovie Since we are not yet 1:1 with iPads, students needed to upload their iMotion HD videos from the iPad to their macbooks. Students used the microphone feature to record their written explanation. There were many challenges in recording the timing of their voice with the video…especially since 90% of…

Part 3: RSA-style animation: FILMING

Today we started the filming process with some of the students. They were very excited! After drafting their drawings, recording their explanation on Photobooth and practicing on a whiteboard, they were more than ready to get started. Practice makes perfect Seowon practices her drawing on a smaller whiteboard. She also thought about what title she…