Sentence Trees

The strategy that I am about to introduce you to comes directly from the field of linguistics. It’s sometimes referred to as “phrase markers”, at other times syntax trees. I call it simply “sentence trees” as that’s what they are – trees, diagrams or graphic organisers showing interrelationships

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Splitting a Text

Splitting a text you work with for pair work for the purposes of improving your learners’ listening and speaking skills is a great EAL strategy. Split dictation is a great way of doing this – two students receive the same text, but with different portions of it turned into gaps;

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