Irish Gaelic teaching resources

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Bia - Meabhia (Fastfood in irish)

Bia - Meabhia (Fastfood in irish)

Simple display & task to introduce students to the topic of fast food. Once finished I add these cards to the word wall at the back of our classroom.There are more tasks relating to this topic in my shop:) Bain taitneam as Claddagh ClassroomsClipart from Kate Hadfield designs

By CladdaghClassrooms

Irish Gaelic - Fun Way To Learn Bundle

Irish Gaelic - Fun Way To Learn Bundle

Are you learning Irish Gaelic? Are you looking for a fun way to learn Irish Gaelic? I have developed a way to learn different languages based on my experience as an ESL teacher. This pack has 57 different settings for students to talk about in Irish Gaelic. The worksheets themselves are in English and the students do need to translate the places and objects they see into Irish Gaelic. At the end of the session, the students can play a fun game of word bingo to show they have mastered that day's vocabulary. Try it, it is a lot of fun for everyone!

By peterfogarty

St Patrick's Day Art - Shamrock

St Patrick's Day Art - Shamrock

A ‘Fun with a Ruler’ art project for your students to complete on St Patrick’s Day. There are 2 different templates to choose from. This project involves your students ruling straight lines between 2 dots on a template. When they have finished drawing all of the lines they can give their artwork some colour.There is space at the bottom of each template for a writing task that you may wish to set (eg ‘If I found a pot of gold I would …’). If you don’t want this, simply cut the artwork out when finished.Included: ♦ Shamrock with pot of gold. ♦ Shamrock without pot of gold. ♦ Shamrock – draw your own stem, without pot of gold.♦ Practise template. ♦ Example of the completed design.♦ Instructions.The templates are provided in both black and light grey dots.Level of Difficulty: Your students need to be able to use a ruler to draw straight lines between 2 points. The designs can look more complicated than they actually are. Concentration is required, but the actual process is not difficult. Instructions: Simple, clear, easy-to-follow instructions are provided. One instruction per page (image and a sentence). Display the instructions via a data projector if you have access to one. Otherwise print and enlarge them and/or demonstrate on an enlarged template.Practise Tempate: A practise template is included for your students to practise ruling the pattern before you give them the actual template. Equipment: You need a ruler and a pen (black or green works best for this project). Something to colour with (eg coloured pencils, watercolours, felt tip markers, chalk pastels, dye, etc)Keywords: string art, math, geometry, patterns, Ireland, Irish, luck.© Suzanne Welch Teaching Resources

By swelch_resources

An Cháisc (Gaeilge) - Easter Irish Display

An Cháisc (Gaeilge) - Easter Irish Display

Simple display cards to get your room and your students in the festive Easter spirit. My students love Easter! (It must be the chocolate!) and the display is nice when surrounded by students work. Alternatively use the activity attached also. I use these as a game first to introduce the vocabulary to my students. They are placed around my room and students are given a list of Easter vocabulary in English. They then have to find the Irish equivalent. It's nice to watch students discover the vocabulary themselves as opposed to looking at a PowerPoint and writing everything down in a vocabulary book. Once the lesson is finished they can go onto a display board. Please note this is a .pdf display only.

By CladdaghClassrooms

Gaeileg:  Éadaí, Is Fearr Liom

Gaeileg: Éadaí, Is Fearr Liom

3rd-6th, ages 8/9+This resource contains sentences about which clothes are preferred and pictures to go with the sentences. They can be printed and laminated and used as an assessment activity as a whole class. Children are given a picture or a sentence and walk around to find their match. They could also be printed large and used in a classroom display.

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge: Bia, Feidhmeanna Teanga, labhairt, leitheoireacht,

Gaeilge: Bia, Feidhmeanna Teanga, labhairt, leitheoireacht,

4th-6th class, age 10+ This resource contains phrases for children to use when talking about food and drink in the past and present tenses. The phrases can be printed off and used to display in the classroom as an aid to children when writing about food and drink. It can also be printed, laminated and cut up and used as a speaking and reading activity. Children have to find the answer to their question or the question to their answer silently. Once paired off, children then read out their questions and answers

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge: Mé Féin, Feidhmeanna Teanga, labhairt, leitheoireacht

Gaeilge: Mé Féin, Feidhmeanna Teanga, labhairt, leitheoireacht

4th-6th class, age 10+This resource contains phrases for children to use when talking about themselves. The phrases can be printed off and used to display in the classroom as an aid to children when writing about themselves. It can also be printed, laminated and cut up and used as a speaking and reading activity. Children have to find the answer to their question or the question to their answer silently. Once paired off, children then read out their questions and answers.

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge, Gutaí,

Gaeilge, Gutaí,

3rd-6th, age 8/9+These 5 posters show words containing vowels with and without the 'fada'. They show how a 'fada' changes the pronunciation of words. They can be printed off and used in classroom display. You could also add words from your class spellings, readers and workbooks to make it more relevant.

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge: Gramadach, GutaÍ,

Gaeilge: Gramadach, GutaÍ,

These 5 posters show how adding a 'fada' to a vowel changes the pronunciation. Each poster gives words that contain each vowel, with and without the 'fada'. They can be printed out and used in a classroom display. You can add words that the children are learning to spell and words from their readers/workbooks.

By mcleanedel

An Cháisc - Easter in Irish

An Cháisc - Easter in Irish

This is an essential bundle for your Gaeilge Classrooms this Easter. This bundle containsThe story of EasterEaster Display & TaskEaster WordsearchBain taitneamh as:)Claddagh CLassrooms

By CladdaghClassrooms

Gaeilge san Aimsir Laithreach

Gaeilge san Aimsir Laithreach

3rd-6th classes age 8+These 4 posters show verbs in the present tense with the endings highlighted in red font. There is a verb with each of the two endings plus two verbs beginning with vowels. These can be printed out large for classroom displays or smaller for children to use at home.

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge: Réamhfhocal 'ag', 'ar', 'as', 'de', 'do', 'faoi', 'le', 'ó',

Gaeilge: Réamhfhocal 'ag', 'ar', 'as', 'de', 'do', 'faoi', 'le', 'ó',

classes 2nd-6th, ages 8+: Shows how to change each person to the equivalent person in the Réamhfhocal. Can be printed out A3 and used in classroom display for Gaeilge. Can be used as a visual aid when children are 'ag scríobhneoireacht as Gaeilge'. Can be printed out A5 or smaller and given to children to keep in a copy/folder, or made into a booklet, for use at home. The first four persons only can be used for younger classes.

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge: Gramadach, An Aidiacht Shealbhach

Gaeilge: Gramadach, An Aidiacht Shealbhach

3rd-6th classesThis is a set of 7 posters displaying 'An Aidiacht Shealbhach' for each of the 7 persons and showing how the base word changes.The changes are highlighted in red font. It includes the nouns: bríste, bróg, oráiste, úll, cóta agus pancóg. It also includes, 'I mo chonaí. They can be printed out large for classroom displays or smaller for pupils to make into a booklet for work at home.

By mcleanedel

Gaeilge: Leabhair Bheaga- briathra, an maith leat?, cé hé/hí seo?

Gaeilge: Leabhair Bheaga- briathra, an maith leat?, cé hé/hí seo?

classes 1st-4th, ages 6-10.These mini booklets can be printed out and completed as a whole class or group activity at the end of a unit of work, as revision or for homework. They can be laminated when completed and bound/stapled to make a class library of Irish 'Books' for children to read. These 'books' can be sent home to read with parents and used as revision. They can also be edited to add in more verbs/phrases of your choice to reflect the work done in your own classroom and also to differentiate for weaker/stronger children in your classroom. This idea can also be developed with other areas of the Irish Curriculum to make it useful for older classes. It can also be developed for the English Curriculum to make books on specific topics.

By mcleanedel

ST. PATRICK'S DAY FOOD

ST. PATRICK'S DAY FOOD

ST. PATRICK'S DAY FOOD, classic Irish recipes +Green Food Fun: St. Patrick’s Day Classroom Activity

By Olynj

Daidí na Nollaig Litir - Letter to Santa in Irish (As Gaeilge)

Daidí na Nollaig Litir - Letter to Santa in Irish (As Gaeilge)

This resource contains tasks to engage and help students write their own letter to Santa Claus in Irish (As Gaeilge)There is:1. A think pair share where students use a spider diagram to help them remember how to write a letter.2. Letter analysis - Students are given a sample letter where the translte the most important aspects of writing a letter to santa.From what the learn from these two tasks along with their own knowledge, they write theri own letter.It's a lovely fun Christmas activity! Bain taitneamh as:)

By CladdaghClassrooms

Saint Patrick's Day

Saint Patrick's Day

This resource introduces Saint Patrick's Day, which has become a popular celebration around the world. The resource contains plenty of photos and facts about Saint Patrick's Day, including the story of Saint Patrick and information about how the festival is celebrated in Ireland and around the world, from church services to green drinks and parades!A useful resource for students of all ages, to use in the classroom or in a whole school assembly.Please note, this resource is a PDF.

By cassieborodenko

St. Patrick's Day - Lá Fhéile Pádraig

St. Patrick's Day - Lá Fhéile Pádraig

This bundle contains great resources for your classrooms this St. Patrick's day. There are activities, displays and the story of St. Patrick in simple Irish for all levels's to understand.Bain taitneamh as:)Claddagh Classrooms

By CladdaghClassrooms

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Display - St. Patrick's Day Display as Gaeilge

Lá Fhéile Pádraig Display - St. Patrick's Day Display as Gaeilge

Simple display cards to get your room and your students in the festive Irish spirit. My students love St. Patrick's Day and the display is nice when surrounded by students work. Alternatively use the activity attached also. I use these as a game first to introduce the vocabulary to my students. They are placed around my room and students are given a list of St. Patrick's Day vocabulary in English. They then have to find the Irish equivalent. It's nice to watch students discover the vocabulary themselves as opposed to looking at a PowerPoint and writing everything down in a vocabulary book. Once the lesson is finished they can go onto a display board. Please note this is a .pdf only:)Bain taitneamh as:)

By CladdaghClassrooms

Scéal Naomh Pádraig - St. Patrick's Story as Gaeilge

Scéal Naomh Pádraig - St. Patrick's Story as Gaeilge

This 3 page booklet is an excellent resource for your Irish classroom this St. Patrick's day. Ideal for Junior Cert / GCSE classes, the story of St. Patrick is told in simple Irish. The story is followed by two tasks; comprehension questions & translating words. This resource along with other St. Patrick's Day resources available in my shop will make teaching so much easier during this week.Please note this is a .pdf resource only.Bain taitneamh as:)Claddagh Classrooms

By CladdaghClassrooms

Ceisteanna Poem - Irish Language Questions Poem

Ceisteanna Poem - Irish Language Questions Poem

I did this poem in Primary School to help me remember the Irish language question words. I still teach it today! It's fantastic way to teach what is usually expected to be just rote learned off. Also I generally find with lower level abilities they struggle to remember the question words and this always helps.

By CladdaghClassrooms

St Patrick's Day Assembly - 17 March

St Patrick's Day Assembly - 17 March

This is an assembly to teach children about St Patrick's Day. It includes information about St Patrick and the St Patrick's Day celebrations around the world. The assembly finishes with some Irish language phrases to teach the children. It is suitable for ages 5 - 11. There are some optional photos to print to show the children. No further preparation required.This assembly is also available as part of a bundle of three Patron Saints assemblies for spring with St David (1 March) and St George (23 April).

By blossomingminds

Festivals and Celebrations

Festivals and Celebrations

This bundle contains resources that introduce: Chinese New Year, Martisor, Holi, International Women's Day, Valentine's Day, Saint Patrick's Day, Shrove Tuesday, Lent and Mardi Gras. These resources are useful in classroom and whole-school assembly settings, for students of any age. Simply show the presentations on your computer or smartboard and discuss!

By cassieborodenko

St. Patrick's Day Prefix and Suffix Matching Activity

St. Patrick's Day Prefix and Suffix Matching Activity

St. Patrick’s Day is here and the gold coins need to get sorted. It’s time match them up into the pots that are labelled with the prefix or suffix that matches the root word on each coin. Note: This set has some extra pages added to make a bulletin board set. Suitable for grades 3-5.This 18 page set contains:8 prefix pot labels and 8 suffix pot labels. 6 coins for you to print then cut out (each in colour and black and white).32 root word cards for prefixes to print and cut out then stick each word onto a different coin.32 root word cards for suffixes to print and cut out then stick each word onto a different coin. Bulletin board display props.The prefixes featured for each bowl are un, dis, in, im, re, pre, ir, and mis. The suffixes are able, ible, ful, less, ly, ment, ness, and en.Nyla's Crafty Teaching

By TeacherNyla