What a wonderful phrase / What a wonderful word

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What a wonderful phrase / What a wonderful word

Contributor: Nathalie Paris

Language of text: Other
Type of text: Other
Author or source: Nicola Edwards & Manu Montoya at Little Tiger
Intended age of students: Key Stage 2/3
Source reference: 9781838913274; 9781848576452

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There are 29 words in one book and 29 phrases in the other... more than you need so you can share a word or a phrase every school week!
My thinking is that each week I will share one of them with my Y5 (9-10 year old) pupils and we will discuss it as part of the lesson, either at the beginning or at the end. I will pick a child to read the word/phrase of the week to the others. I would also like to display the words/phrases in school - possibly without any definitions, but with a note that says "ask Y5 about this", so conversations emerge from it and the pupils keep revisiting them. I also want to let them vote for their favourite every half-term - we will have an overall winning word/phrase at the end of the year!

I bough those books with a view to share my love of languages, and not just French, with my pupils.
If you have pupils in your groups who speak the language that one of the words/phrases is in, they can help you with accurate pronunciation (please note approximate pronunciation is included in both books), tell you if they know it or not - it will make them feel very valued too.

Children will potentially recognise/learn words in other languages thanks to these 2 books, but more than anything they will enjoy the stories behind the words and phrases. It will help them gain an awareness of the different cultures at play, the different ways of looking at life, the different backgrounds… so it teaches or reminds them that not everyone does and sees things the same way, and that's great! There is so much richness in words…

Topics or themes:
A weekly dose of amazing language and culture discovery!



How much time required:
a whole year

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