Here I sit, planning my 2nd week of lessons for my junior primary classes. I must keep in mind that many students are preliterate, especially the brand new reception students (5 year olds)! I have been searching online for activities suitable for preliterate students and stumbled across these 2 inspiring videos.
While Erin’s students are definitely not new reception students, I love how she supports everything she says with text and/or illustrations. This reduces the cognitive load for her very young students by supporting comprehension. Ingenious.
Erin uses so many techniques that are perfect for R-2 students. Watch and enjoy!
PS. If the links don’t work for you, google Erin Gotwals part 1 & Erin Gotwals part 2.