The Anglophone English Program
Last year we revised our Anglophone English program so that it best fits the progam children would have had in an anglophone country.
The core of the Anglophone English program is the Collins Education «Primary Literacy». All children have their own «Pupil’s Book». The «Grammar and Punctuation» as well as the « Spelling» book are used in the classroom and for homework.
This Collins Primary program appertains to the CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference). The books are child-friendly and well illustrated and allows every child to participate and do his work at his level.
This program is made to let the anglophone pupils attain the English spoken and written level just as an child at the same age in an english spoken country.
CP ( first grade )
Children start to learn to read and write in French, so they won’t start English reading and writing untill Christmas, this in order to avoid confusion between the two langages.
After Christmas hollidays the pupils start using the «Collins» first grade level.
Anglophone pupils begin with a program to increase their vocabulary and awareness of language, based on «Rat-a-Tat-Tat» by Channel 4 Education.
The initial aim is to follow the stories (like the Gruffalo for example) and reproduce it in speech. This work will be done through different activities.
Little by little the pupils will learn to think and work only in English.
In the later part of the program, by January, when the pupils have progressed to a suffi-cient level in their abilities to read in French, the program of introduction to the English alphabet begins. Pupils are introduced to initial sounds, medial vowel sounds and then phonemes and rhyme leading to more complex word structures and They will begin to read simple texts.
CE1/CE2/CM1/CM2 ( second, third, fourth, and fifth grade)
Anglophone English pupils in CE1,CE2,CM1 and CM2 continue their progression in speak-ing, reading and writing English.
The «Pupi’sl Book» is adapted to every level and it integrates already assimilated words and skills. It is composed of several units, it covers a wide variety of text types and top-ics, and provides engaging activities to help deliver the objectives of the renewed Framework.
There are clear levels of differentiation. It has stimulating activities, role plays and group work including comprehension, speaking and listening, and writing. This will give the pupils lots of ideas for planning and writing stories, articles and poems and ensure they love reading.
The «Spelling» and the «Grammar and Puncuation» books complete the «Pupil’s book» and are presented in a child-friendly design.
Each grammar concept is supported by visual cues. Follow-up activities allow children to develop grammar and punctuation skills at different levels. Progress units provide oppor-tunities for assessment and consolidation.
The concepts reappear in each level to build confidence, reinforce learning and add complexity and there are clear links between grammar and punctuation.
The program supports all ability levels with a progression through solid practice of the core concept to using grammar and punctuation in the context of more extended writing.