Italian Sentence Builders A lexicogrammar approach PART ONE PRIMARY - 9783949651786
Italian Primary Sentence Builders is a workbook aimed at younger
learners (7 to 11 years old), co-authored by six modern languages
educators with over 90 years of extensive classroom experience
between the five, both in the UK and internationally; including over 20
years of experience in primary contexts.
This ‘no-frills’ book contains 10 units of work on very popular themes,
jam-packed with graded vocabulary-building, reading, translation,
retrieval practice and writing activities. Key vocabulary, lexical patterns and
structures are recycled and interleaved throughout.
Each unit includes:
•a sentence builder modelling the target constructions, introduced by
questions to guide communication;
•a set of Listening-As-Modelling activities to train decoding skills, sound
awareness, speech-segmentation, lexical-retrieval and parsing skills;
•a set of reading tasks focusing on both the meaning and structural levels
of the text;
• a set of translation tasks aimed at consolidation through retrieval practice;
• a set of writing tasks targeting essential micro-skills such as spelling, lexical retrieval, syntax, editing and communication of meaning.
Based on the E.P.I. principle that learners learn best from comprehensible and
highly patterned input flooded with the target linguistic features, the authors have
carefully designed each and every text and activity to enable the student to process
and produce each item many times over. Alongside the units you will find ‘No
Snakes No Ladders’ tasks created to practise speaking skills with an engaging and
fun board game that can be photocopied and played in groups of 3 students.