Gníomhaíochtaí Gasta (Quick Activities) is aimed at primary school teachers and contains Irish language communication activities. These activities can be photocopied and are suitable for pupils from 3rd to 6th class in both T1 and T2 schools.
There are twenty real communication activities in the book which focus on the ten themes of the Irish language curriculum: Myself, At Home, Food, Shopping, Television, Weather, Pastimes, Clothing, School and Special Occasions.
Comprehensive instructions are given regarding the real communication activities, as well as suggestions for pre-communication and post-communication activities. This will allow the teacher to approach each unit as an entire lesson or to use the real communication activities by themselves, in order to revise material previously taught in class or simply as fun activities.
The communicative approach to teaching is emphasised throughout the book and many of the language functions set out in the Irish language curriculum can be found in it.
Gaelchultúr hopes Gníomhaíochtaí Gasta will be a valuable resource for primary school teachers as they endeavour to help their students achieve fluency and accuracy in Irish and develop communication skills in a fun, interactive way.
A sample unit from the book is available here: