October 15, 2013

Favorite Structured Language Practice Activities!


Hi everyone,
Recently I was asked for a list of my favorite structured language practice activities.  There are so many that it was hard to choose just a few.  I began to compile a list of these tried and true old favorites and I thought I would share them here with you.  Each Tuesday for a while I will post a couple of fun activities to promote language practices.  Many you will recognize or remember and hopefully you will find one or two to use with your class!  I would love to hear what some of your favorites are!
Happy Teaching!




Whip Around
1.   Pick an interesting subject for group to speak about.
2.   Post sentence frames for prompts and replies you want students to practice.
3.  Students go around each contributing a prompt or reply that contributes to the topic discussion.
Write, Quiz, Trade
1.   Students write a question and answer on a sticky note.
2.   Students mingle through room to find a partner. 
3.  Each person takes a turn asking his/her question and answering their partners.
4.  When complete, partners trade sticky notes and move to find a new partner.



October 7, 2013

Have you heard of Grammaroplois?

Hi everyone!

Have you heard of Grammaroplois?

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I have been looking around the web for new curriculum that I can use in my class for English Language Development and stumbled across this "Schoolhouse Rock" type of a curriculum.

This is a cool, fun site that allows kids to see grammar in a lighthearted way.  Grammaropolis uses cartoon characters of nouns, verbs, adjectives and the other parts of speech as stars in their books, songs, videos, and interactive games. 

If you go to their site you can access the materials they have on nouns.

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Check it out, this might be something you can use in your classroom!

Happy Teaching!


 

 

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October 1, 2013

Favorite Structured Language Practice Activities!


Hi everyone,
Recently I was asked for a list of my favorite structured language practice activities.  There are so many that it was hard to choose just a few.  I began to compile a list of these tried and true old favorites and I thought I would share them here with you.  Each Tuesday for a while I will post a couple of fun activities to promote language practices.  Many you will recognize or remember and hopefully you will find one or two to use with your class!  I would love to hear what some of your favorites are!
Happy Teaching!




Structured Role Play
1.   Create environment for students to practice language:
·       Giving or taking orders in a Restaurant
·       Giving directions to someone
·       Taking a phone message
·       Making an appointment at a Doctor’s office
·       Giving a class presentation
·       Checking in at a Doctor’s office
·       Introductions at school
·       Random encounters with friends and/or strangers
·       Conflict resolution at school


News Anchor Person
1.  Students create news stories with a partner using taught language frames and vocabulary.
2.  Students present their news stories to the class.





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