Dec 1st, 2006, 05:10 am
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Join Date: Apr 29th, 2006
| | Re: Modality
I am team teaching in year 3 and 4 classrooms. We follow a program for grammar so a particular item is highlighted each week. The topic was simply modality. So, I can make it as broad or narrow as I want really.
The problem is there is such a huge range in these classes from English speaking, very bright articulate children, through to new arrivals with very little English. They are always really interested in what I teach them, I just don't want to pitch it to far over their heads. I tried doing a cline covering modal verbs such as could, should, etc. with lots of discussion. The more capable students got it, I think, but the others were a bit blank. Chances are I will be teaching similar things next year, so I need to build up my skills in this area.
Does this make it any clearer? I would really appreciate suggestions, advice whatever.