Gaeilge – Reading, Writing, Oral Language Idea

A colleague shared this idea with me and I tried it today and it worked brilliantly! At the beginning of each week, the children share what they did at the weekend – they try to use as much Irish as possible and as the weeks progress they build up a huge range of phrases they can use. Today, 5 children shared what they did at the weekend and I wrote this on the board. The children then wrote down the sentences and we read them together.

Then I asked the children different questions based on the text. Tomorrow we’ll do Líon na Bearnaí and Fíor nó Bréagach activities – see samples below. Then we’ll do some work on grammar and making the sentences more interesting. We’ll use the

An Deireadh Seachtaine – Líon na Bearnaí

  • D’imir Cáit cluiche peile i gcoinne Naomh Bríde. ______ said an cluiche.
  • Bhí Orla ______. Rinne sí píog úll.
  • ______ James ag scátáil i bPáirc na dTor.
  • Chuaigh Ciarán go dtí ‘Eilifint agus Caisleán’ i mBarra an Teampaill. D’ith sé _____ agus babhla eití sicín. D’ith sé scoilteoig bhanana don _______.
  • Chuaigh Saoirse go dtí _______ a cara i Zip It!

An Deireadh Seachtaine – Fíor nó Bréagach 

  • D’imir Cáit cluiche iománaíochta i gcoinne Naomh Bríde. Chaill said an cluiche.
  • Bhí Orla ag bácáil. Rinne sí cáca seacláide.
  • Chuaigh James ag scátáil i bPáirc an Fhionnuisce.
  • Chuaigh Ciarán go dtí ‘Eilifint agus Caisleán’ i mBarra an Teampaill. D’ith sé sceallóga agus babhla eití sicín. D’ith sé scoilteoig bhanana don mhilseog.
  • Chuaigh Saoirse go dtí breithlá a cara i Zip It!

So many posibilities with this small piece of writing. Every week the children will gain more confident and build up a bank of relevant sentences which they can use in their writing.