Shortlisted for the NASEN award for ICT Inclusivity, this multilingual resource provides over 8 hours of definitions, explanations, and examples of key terms taken from the English National Curriculum for Key Stages 3 and 2. Each term is explained (not just defined) in the following languages:
Arabic, Czech, English, Farsi, French, Lithuanian, Mandarin, Panjabi, Portuguese, Russian, Slovakian, Somali, Spanish, Sylheti (Bengali dialect), Turkish, Urdu, and Yoruba.
As useful for native English speakers as it is for EAL students, the "Key Terms" series helps students quickly assimilate key concepts and terms.
Terms are: Alliteration, atmosphere, chorus, cliche, comma, comparison, conjunction, consonant, describe, dialogue, differentiate, discuss, exclamation, expressions, figurative, genre, grammar, identify, imagery, justify, metaphor, myth, narrative, onomatopoeia, outline, pamphlet, paragraph, personification, playwright, pleural, prefix, preposition, punctuation, resolution, rhyme, scene, simile, soliloquy, subordinate, synonym, vocabulary, and vowel.
These resources are particularly useful for new arrivals, allowing students to access key terms in their native language. Even native English speaking students have found the chart very useful. With this PENpal enabled poster, teachers can quickly assess new students: simply select a language then touch the pen to the words that you would like to hear explained.
NB: You will need a PENpal to hear the exclamations in all languages of the terms in this chart.
For more "Key Terms" posters, take a look at our Key Terms in Maths, Geography and Science. You do not have to buy a separate PENpal. One PENpal will read over 1200 books.