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INCREDIBLE ENGLISH 5

Portfolio – Notes for the teacher What is a language portfolio? The aim of creating a language portfolio with your pupils is to promote the learning of languages in general, and to record and validate all their linguistic abilities and language learning experiences (including those from outside the classroom).

The European Language Portfolio The Council of Europe is promoting the use of the ‘European Language Portfolio’, a three-part portfolio which has the aim of encouraging lifelong language learning, providing a record of linguistic skills that is internationally recognized, and promoting tolerance and cultural awareness through learning other languages. The intention is that each student has their own personal Portfolio that will accompany them throughout their learning experience. The European Language Portfolio is divided into the following sections:

Passport The Passport section provides an overview of each student’s ability in a language or languages. It includes self-evaluation and teacher assessment as well as any certificates a student may have received or records of courses they have completed.

Biography The Biography section allows the student to reflect upon and assess his or her progress. It encourages the student to think about what he / she can do in the language.

Dossier The Dossier contains selected pieces of work which illustrate the student’s achievements, abilities, and experiences, as recorded in the Biography or Passport.

What is the Incredible English Portfolio? The idea of the Incredible English Portfolio is to raise awareness of the existence of the European Language Portfolio and to prepare children to use future portfolios in the secondary education system. It is a useful tool for teachers in future years as it allows them to see what each child has studied so far. It is also extremely motivating as it gives children the opportunity to be responsible for their own learning as they indicate what they can do in English and decide autonomously what work to include in their Portfolio.

Passport / Biography section: • Photocopies of My English pages, completed at the end of each term • Photocopies of the certificate for Level 5 • Completed unit and term tests • Certificates of any external exams pupils have sat, e.g. UCLES ‘Movers/Flyers’ exam

Dossier section: • Pieces of writing from each unit’s writing lesson (Lesson 8) • ‘Learning through English’ mini projects (Lesson 11) • Photocopies of completed pages from the Activity Book and / or the Photocopy Masters Book; • Cassette or video recordings of pupils singing songs or acting out stories, e.g. performing the Lesson 5 playscripts; • Other (see ‘Further ideas’ below). The Incredible English Portfolio can be included in the classroom routine as much or as little as you choose. If your students haven't worked on a Portfolio before, a good point to start would be towards the end of the first term. Explain to the pupils what a language portfolio is, let them make the cover pages and complete the first My English page (see below). Tell them that they will be responsible for choosing which pieces of work they would like to include in the Dossier section (they can choose the pieces of work which they are most proud of, which they have most enjoyed doing, or which they think would be most interesting to other people). Parents should be encouraged to support their children’s language learning by helping them collect items for their Portfolio or making suggestions about what pieces of work to include in the Dossier section. The Incredible English Portfolio for Level 5 contains the following material

Portfolio cover Pupils fill this in and stick it on the cover of the file, folder, or box that they are going to use for their Incredible English Portfolio. They can also stick on a photo or a drawing of themselves.

The Incredible English Portfolio does not aim to exactly match the structure of the European Language Portfolio, but instead takes the elements from it which are most relevant for children of this age. Each child’s personalized Incredible English Portfolio might consist of a selection of the following, stored together in a designated file, folder, or box:

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© Oxford University Press | Incredible English 5 Portfolio (Notes for the teacher)

My English pages These summary / self-evaluation pages are intended to be completed at the end of each unit or term. Go through the ‘I can’ statements with the pupils first to make sure they understand them (you may need to translate some of the statements), and help them as necessary by reminding them of the language from the relevant units and writing examples on the board.

My words Pupils tick the boxes to say which pieces of writing and mini projects they have completed. If pupils have chosen to include any of these items in the Dossier section of their Portfolio, they can draw a star next to the item to indicate this.

Encourage pupils to take pride in their Portfolios, and to regularly go through the Dossier section, tidying and organizing it, and adding work as necessary to keep it updated. Encourage them to show their Portfolios to friends, family, and other teachers in the school, and remind them that is a valuable record of their achievements in English. Fostering early pride and motivation in this way will encourage pupils to continue learning and using English (and other languages) throughout their lives.

Certificate At the end of the year, the teacher signs the certificate to say the pupil has completed the level. Each pupil then completes the sentences about their favourite things in the course, and signs the certificate.

Dossier cover (My work) At primary school level, the Dossier of the work chosen by the pupil will probably be the largest section of the Portfolio. This page, entitled My work, will be the cover of that section, which can either be included within a ring-binder for the whole Portfolio, or kept in a separate folder or box. Pupils colour the page, and can also create a list of the Dossier contents if they wish.

What does the Dossier contain? It is important that pupils understand that they make the choice of which pieces of work to include in their personal Dossier. They can choose the pieces of work which they are most proud of, which they have most enjoyed doing, or which they think would be most interesting to other people. In addition to the My work items suggested on the My English pages, pupils may like to include photocopies of their favourite pages from the Activity Book or Photocopy Masters Book, or video or audio recordings of themselves singing songs or doing role-plays from the course (e.g. acting out the Lesson 5 playscripts).

Further ideas English language learning is not restricted to the classroom, and as part of the Portfolio’s aim to foster positive attitudes towards other cultures, pupils should be encouraged to notice any examples of English language and culture around them. Pupils can collect (or photocopy) comics, food packaging, CD and DVD covers, stamps, tickets, postcards, song lyrics, etc. and keep them in their Portfolio folder or box. Alternatively, you could create an ‘English corner’ in the classroom where such objects could be displayed for the whole class to see. Pupils can also write about their experiences with English, e.g. listing any projects they have done, performances of plays, courses attended (including after-school classes and summer schools), details of trips to English-speaking countries, communication with / exchanges with pen pals, and simply a list of Englishspeaking people they know. They can illustrate their work with pictures of their experiences. PHOTOCOPIABLE

© Oxford University Press | Incredible English 5 Portfolio (Notes for the teacher)

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Name Stick your photo here

Age Class School Teacher

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© Oxford University Press | Incredible English 5 Portfolio (Cover / Passport)

My English (Units 1–3) Vocabulary

2  talk about old objects in a museum 

I can say: 1  the words for things we read from CB page 5 

2  do a role play about going to the cinema 

1  the design words from CB page 11  2  the words for kitchen items from CB page 13  2  the words for animals from CB page 18  3  the town words from CB page 21  4  the maths words from CB page 26  I can remember: some of the words. most of the words. all of the words.

2  talk about cave paintings  3  give and follow directions  3  do a role play about visiting places in a castle  3  talk about Roman numbers 

Reading I can understand … • a story and a playscript 1  a magazine interview  1  a text about concept maps  2  a simple newspaper article  2  a text about cave paintings 

Grammar

3  a leaflet about a castle 

I can make: 1  sentences using There was … and There were … 

3  a text about Roman numbers 

2  sentences using could and couldn’t 

I can …

3  sentences using the Past simple 

• complete a playscript 1  write a book review 

Listening

1  write about a concept map 

I can understand …

2  describe a real or imaginary dinosaur 

• words and phrases in a story 1  people talking about books 

2  describe a cave painting 

1  people talking about concept maps  2  people talking about films  2  people talking about cave paintings  3  people talking about places in a castle  3  people talking about Roman numbers 

Speaking

Writing

3  write a leaflet about a tourist attraction  3  write about myself using Roman numbers 

My work Children may choose to put some or all of these pieces of work in the Dossier part of their Portfolio. I have completed these things:

I can …

1 A book review 

• act out a story playscript 1  make suggestions with Let’s … and Shall we …? 

1 Mini project: A concept map 

1  talk about the spelling and meaning of words 

2 Mini project: A cave painting 

1  talk about favourite books 

3 Mini project: Roman numbers 

1  talk about concept maps 



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2 A description of a dinosaur  3 A leaflet about a tourist attraction  = my best work (look in my dossier)

© Oxford University Press | Incredible English 5 Portfolio (Learning biography)

My English (Units 4–6) Vocabulary

5  talk about what I have to do at home 

I can say: 4  the words for craft items from CB page 29 

5  do a role play about going to the cinema or theatre 

4  the words for inventions from CB page 34 

6  order food in a restaurant 

5  the words for housework jobs from CB page 37  5  the words for musical instruments from CB page 42  6  the words for food and drink from CB page 45 

5  talk about musical instruments  6  do a role play about a party or carnival  6  talk about nutrients in food 

Reading I can understand …

6 the words for nutrients from CB page 55 

• a story and a playscript  4  instructions for making models 

I can remember: some of the words.

4  a text about inventions  5  a text about the Wonderful Wizard of Oz 

most of the words.

5  a text about musical instruments 

all of the words.

6  an article about a street party 

Grammar

6  a text about nutrients in food 

I can make: 4  questions using the Past simple 

Writing

5  sentences using the Past continuous 

I can …

6  sentences with too much, too many, and enough 

• complete a playscript 4  write about something I have made  4  write about an imaginary invention 

Listening

5  write a programme note about myself 

I can understand … • words and phrases in a story 4  people talking about making models  4  questions about inventions  5  people talking about going to the cinema or theatre  5  people talking about musical instruments  6  people talking about going to a party or carnival  6  people talking about nutrients in food 

5  write about musical instruments  6  describe my favourite food  6  write about the nutrients in different foods 

My work Children may choose to put some or all of these pieces of work in the Dossier part of their Portfolio. I have completed these things: 4 Writing about something I have made  4 Mini project: An imaginary invention 

Speaking

5 A programme note about myself 

I can … • act out a story playscript 4  ask for things politely in the classroom  4  do a role play about making models  4  talk about inventions  PHOTOCOPIABLE

5 Mini project: Musical instruments  6 Writing about my favourite food  6 Mini project: Nutrients 

= my best work (look in my dossier)

© Oxford University Press | Incredible English 5 Portfolio (Learning biography)

My English (Units 7–9) Vocabulary I can say: 7  the words for woodland animals from CB page 53  7  the food chain words from CB page 58  8  the words for jobs from CB page 61  8  the words for polygons from CB page 66  9  the words for adventure sports from CB page 69  9  the Beaufort scale words from CB page 74  I can remember: some of the words.

7 talk about food chains and food webs  8 talk about the job I want to do  8 do a role play interview about jobs  8 talk about polygons in patterns  9 discuss and compare sports  9 talk about my sports hero  9 talk about the effects of the wind 

Reading I can understand … • a story and a playscript 7  an advert about adopting animals  7  a text about food chains 

most of the words.

8  a quiz about jobs 

all of the words.

8  a text about polygons  9  an article about Ellen MacArthur 

Grammar I can make: 7  sentences using going to 

9  a text about the wind and the Beaufort scale 

8  short answers (e.g. Yes, I am, No, they didn’t) 

Writing

9  sentences using the Present perfect 

• complete a playscript 7  write about a day out 

Listening I can understand … • words and phrases in a story 7  people talking about adopting an animal  7  sentences and questions about a food web  8  an interview with a chocolatier  8  people talking about polygons in patterns  9  people talking about famous sports people  9  people talking about the effects of the wind 

7  write about food chains  8  write a simple letter  8  write about polygons in patterns  9  write a diary  9  describe the effects of the wind 

My work Children may choose to put some or all of these pieces of work in the Dossier part of their Portfolio. I have completed these things: 7  Writing about a day out  7  Mini project: Food chains  8  A letter 

Speaking

8  Mini project: Polygons in patterns 

I can … • act out a story playscript 7 describe animals  7 do a role play about adopting an animal  PHOTOCOPIABLE

I can …

9  A diary  9  Mini project: A wind diary 

= my best work (look in my dossier)

© Oxford University Press | Incredible English 5 Portfolio (Learning biography)

5 This is to certify that

has completed the Incredible English course (Level 5) Signed (teacher)

My favourite story was My favourite song was My favourite ‘Learning through English’ topic was

Signed (pupil)

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© Oxford University Press | Incredible English 5 Portfolio (Course certificate)

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Portfolio Dossier (Level 5) favourite pages

projects

writing

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© Oxford University Press | Incredible English 5 Portfolio (Dossier cover)

recordings