Teacher’s Resource Books
An invaluable Teacher’s Resource Book provides a comprehensive introduction to assist teachers in their short and long-term planning. A preview of each theme, along with the associated learning outcomes, is provided. This is followed by detailed lesson plans for each lesson.
The lesson notes provide the language exemplars, and associated language functions along with a wide variety of suggested teaching methodologies and strategies for the teacher. The elements, Tuiscint, Fiosrú agus Úsáid agus Cumarsáid along with the strands, Teanga ó Bhéal, Léitheoireacht agus Scríbhneoireacht are included in each lesson.
Each lesson is divided into three phases:
- An Tréimhse Réamhchumarsáide
- An Tréimhse Chumarsáide
- An Tréimhse Iarchumarsáide
There are suggestions for assessment for learning at the end of each lesson as well as an assessment at the end of each theme to help teachers assess the pupils’ learning outcomes.
Practical examples for Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) along with suggestions for the informal use of Irish throughout the school day are provided for teachers.
Suggestions for integration with other subject areas are provided also.