Language Awareness Resources
Teaching resources from the Language Awareness for Key Stage 3 project
On this page you can find the first version of the teaching resources from the Language Awareness for Key Stage 3 project.
Please be aware that these resources are still under development and may contain occasional errors.
We are currently in the process of revising and updating them to reflect feedback from our partner school, St Patrick’s Academy, and from other schools that are currently piloting these resources; we hope to make these improvements available soon.
Use & Feedback
These resources are freely availably for everyone to use. If you’re using our resources, though, we’d love to hear any feedback on them or answer any questions that you might have. Please send comments and questions to Dr Christina Sevdali or Dr Morgan Macleod.
Note to teachers: One of our primary aims is to bring children’s knowledge of heritage languages into the classroom, and many of our activities involve asking children to describe languages that they may know. If you find that not enough languages are represented in your classroom, though, your pupils can get information about different languages from other sources. One very useful resource is the free World Atlas of Language Structures. You might also invite your pupils to experiment with online translation services; please be aware, though, that these are not always completely accurate.
Lesson 1: Introducing Language Awareness
Lesson 2: Writing and Sounds
Lesson 3: Parts of Speech I
Lesson 4: Parts of Speech II
Lesson 5: Parts of Speech III
Lesson 6: The Noun — Number and Gender
Lesson 7: The Noun — Case
Lesson 8: Determiners
Lesson 9: Prepositions
Lesson 10: The Verb — Tense and Aspect
Lesson 11: Voice and Alignment
Lesson 12: Mood and Modals
Lesson 13: Agreement and Finiteness
Lesson 14: Word Order
Lesson 15: Complex Sentences I
Lesson 16: Complex Sentences II
- Assignment 1 (Lessons 1–2)
- Assignment 2 (Lessons 3–4)
- Assignment 3 (Lessons 5–6)
- Assignment 4 (Lessons 7–8)
- Assignment 5 (Lessons 9–10)
- Assignment 6 (Lessons 11–12)
- Assignment 7 (Lessons 13–14)
- Assignment 8 (Lessons 14–15)
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