Study skills for CLIL
This series explores study skills that equip students when learning curriculum subjects thorough the medium of English. Cognitive, academic, thinking and process skills are developed alongside language skills in the CLIL classroom, providing students with life-long learning skills. This series of articles and practical examples will help you to incorporate techniques to develop these skills in your lesson planning.
Over the next few months this series will develop to include articles on thinking skills, process skills, speaking, reading, writing and classifying skills and Investigations. Practical examples within the articles and as separate worksheets exemplify in more practical terms how some of these connections between the skills can be highlighted and developed. These will refer to a common cross-curricular learning demands.
Ever wanted to know what a glyph is? You now not only have the chance to learn all about them but also try them out with your classes!
Inside Study Skills for CLIL
In the first of a new series of study skills for CLIL, Jean Brewster takes the very topical subject of thinking skills and looks at how CLIL teaching embraces many of the thinking skills principles and how this benefits the learner.
In the second in the series of CLIL Skills, Jean Brewster looks at how learners have to develop process skills to interact successfully with content. The benefits of using graphic organizers is explored with practical examples and accompanying worksheets to help you try out some of the techniques examined.
Glyphs are annotated pictures that record information in a highly visual form. They are a fun way of introducing younger learners to graphic organizers and help develop their process skills. They encourage learners to use keys to record and interpret information. This fun worksheet, with accompanying teacher's notes, uses a clown's face and picture key to get students talking about themselves.
Glyphs are annotated pictures that record information in a highly visual form. They are a fun way of introducing younger learners to graphic organizers and help develop their process skills. This fun worksheet, with accompanying teacher's notes, introduces students to different types of keys and encourages them to develop their own glyphs.
Investigative activities are often used in subjects like maths, science or design and technology and can achieve active learning in the classroom, if planned carefully. This article by Jean Brewster looks at different types of investigation in CLIL and the process skills students can learn through them.
In the second part of her article on investigations in CLIL, Jean Brewster considers typical stages in an investigation, different types of exercise, some investigative ideas and how to evaluate.
This is the second set of worksheets that accompany Jean Brewster’s introduction to process skills and data-handling. Moving from tickcharts, the easiest type of graphic organizer, to Venn diagrams and grids, this series of exercises enables children to examine the differences and similarities between types of big cat. Includes speaking activities and helpful teacher’s notes.