Rainbow Education 2013
Do Rang 2, Rang 3, Rang 4, Rang 5 & Rang 6.
This book can be used by all pupils from second class to sixth class, in which to collect and record Irish vocabulary, phrases and expressions.These items then form the basis of their spelling work.
Irish spellings must be learned in context and not simply parachuted in, without real relevance to the child.
Spellings are both ‘caught’ and ‘taught’!
The vocabulary and phrases for Irish spelling must come from the weekly work in oral language and reading, where the essential Irish words for spelling are ‘caught’ and written into this book, where they are ‘taught’ by the teacher and learned by the pupils.
The spellings for learning are chosen from the vocabulary and phrases that the children are learning, using and practicing each week. Therefore, the selected spelling words and phrases have real meaning, a real context and a real relevance to pupil learning. The spellings and phrases are intrinsic to their Irish language programme. The pupils can therefore appreciate the importance of knowing their vocabulary and phrases, and their spelling, being able to use and spell them correctly in their oral and writing activities.
Their Litriú agus Frásaí book will contain all the essential vocabulary and rich phrases for each year of primary school. By the end of sixth class, each child will have five volumes of Litriú agus Frásaí, and the hope is that the children will be using their store of rich vocabulary and phrases as they work and play together, both at school and at home.