January 27, 2014

SONGS AND/OR CHANTS


Songs and Chants are a dynamic part of an ELD lesson. Songs/ Chants set the stage for the lesson and help focus the learner on the vocabulary and grammatical structure you are teaching.
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Songs and Chants help students hear the cadence and intonation of English.  They give the teacher an opportunity to help with pronunciation and articulation
You can use songs introduce grammar structure, vocabulary, or create an anticipatory set. Songs engage students because they are so darn fun!
Look at the benefits:
  • Anticipatory Set
  • Engagement
  • Affective Filter
  • Cadence and Intonation
  • Vocabulary and Grammar Features
  • Pronunciation and articulation
Make sure you pick songs that contain the vocabulary and or sentence structure you are teaching.  Songs will help students learn these words and expressions, as well as, other words of high frequency.
Don't forget that singing helps students  acquire a sense of rhythm and facilitates memorization of a linguistic item.
You can use a song or a chant to teach children the sounds and rhythm of English to reinforce structures and vocabulary or as a Total Physical Response activities!

Try this activity with your favorite song~

VERY VARIED VOICES
.................................

This is an excellent and fun way to open a
lesson. Students practice vocabulary through
songs and chants with very varied voices.

GROUPING: Whole class
OBJECTIVE: To practice vocabulary

WHAT YOU NEED:
• Song/chant

HOW TO PLAY:
•Sing the song/chant with very varied
voices

HERE ARE SOME FAVORITES:
Mouse squeak
Opera singing
Robot voice
Whisper voice
Deep voice
High voice
Hold you nose voice
Growling voice

VARIATION:
Add some very varied actions to
your very varied voices.
Suggested Actions:
Movie Star kisses/waves
Dribble and Shoot
Snapping
Jumping Jacks
Weight Lifting
Lumberjack

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Happy Teaching!


January 24, 2014

Heteronym

Hello everyone,

Do you know about Heteronyms?

Well  Heteronyms are words that are spelled the same but differ in meaning and pronunciation.

In two-syllable heternonyms you can see that in almost every case the noun is stressed on the first syllable, and the verb is stressed on the second (e.g. noun: CON-flict; verb: con-FLICT).
To learn more about these check out

They have all the information you will need!
Happy Teaching! 

Friday Freebie! 3 Sounds of 'ed'!

 Hello everyone,

Hello everyone!
Here is this weeks freebie!
The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense freebie Verb Game  This fun and effective freebie grammar game, The 3 sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs games and grammar activities are engaging and enjoyable ways for children to practice using The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs.  This free game packet contains some of the great games/activities found in our original game packet.  This package consists of : *GAME BOARD *GAME CARDS *WORD CARDS *NUMBER CARDS  These grammar based games with lesson plans and activities give students the opportunity to practice English vocabulary and language skills in a fun and relaxing setting. As students play these engaging games they naturally transfer skills they learn in class!  Please follow us!


This fun and effective freebie grammar game, The 3 sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs games and grammar activities are engaging and enjoyable ways for children to practice using The 3 Sounds of "ed" Past Tense Verbs.

This free game packet contains some of the great games/activities found in our original game packet.

This package consists of :
*GAME BOARD
*GAME CARDS
*WORD CARDS
*NUMBER CARDS

These grammar based games with lesson plans and activities give students the opportunity to practice English vocabulary and language skills in a fun and relaxing setting. As students play these engaging games they naturally transfer skills they learn in class!

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Happy Teaching!

January 21, 2014

Teaching Idioms!

Hello everyone!

This is a picture of an interactive idiom board  for the whole school to participate in.




Idiom Bulletin Board - Step by Step Instructions

This easy, fun and creative bulletin board makes you look like a pro as you develop student vocabulary and language skills. This bulletin board works great in a classroom or hallway for the whole school to be involved with. I wanted a way to involve my school in language development and used this idea. Follow these quick steps and you will be on your way!

Materials:

4-5 idioms and simple definitions
Computer/word processor
Images to represent the idioms and the definitions
Construction paper
Glue
Scissors/paper cutter
String
Tacks

Step 1:

Decorate the Bulletin Board with colored Butcher paper of your choice as a background. Use a contrasting borders that complements the color you chose.

Step 2:

Choose a theme for the idioms you will use. Some popular themes include:
Bees, horses, weather, dogs, tired.

Step 3:

Choose 4 idioms. Take care in choosing the idioms. Idioms for intermediate language level students should be idioms that give a hint to the meaning. An example of this is "it's raining cats and dogs". The word "raining" is a clue to the meaning. Early advanced language learners can work with idioms such as, "you're pulling my leg" which doesn't give the learner any clues to the meaning. Choose which language level you want the students to work with.

Step 4:

Collect 1 picture per idiom that displays what the words say and another picture that shows what the idiom means. Use your own classroom images for this or do a quick Google search for "idiom images".

Step 5:

Type up and print the idioms. Glue the typed idioms and the images onto colored construction paper. Cut to size.

Step 6:

Place the 4 idiom images that display what the words "say" at regular intervals across the top of the bulletin board.

Place the text under each picture.

At the bottom of the bulletin board place the image of what the idioms "mean" in random order.

Step 7:

Staple a piece of yarn under the text of each idiom long enough to reach to the image that shows the true meaning of the idiom. Tie a loop in the end of the piece of yarn so children can attach the yarn to the correct meaning.

Step 8:

Stick a pushpin into the bulletin board above the random images that shows the true meaning.

You now have an interactive bulletin board where students can match up the idiom to the image of its meaning by attaching the looped yarn to the push pin above the image of the true idiom meaning! Watch your students have fun and learn about idioms!


Happy Teaching!
Lori


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January 10, 2014

Heteronyms

Hello everyone,

Do you know about Heteronyms?

Well  Heteronyms are words that are spelled the same but differ in meaning and pronunciation.

In two-syllable heternonyms you can see that in almost every case the noun is stressed on the first syllable, and the verb is stressed on the second (e.g. noun: CON-flict; verb: con-FLICT).
To learn more about these check out

They have all the information you will need!
Happy Teaching! 

January 6, 2014

Adept and Gap Finder Trackers

Hello everyone,
If you have attended our workshop

Strategies for Teaching Intermediate and Early Advanced Language Learners
ASSESSMENT, PERSISTENT ERRORS, ELD & TECHNOLOGY AND THE ROLE OF ELD IN LITERACY 

You will be interested to know that I just added 2 new trackers (Adept and Gap Finder Trackers) to the left side bar under:
Workshop Participants - Check here for extra free resources mentioned in the workshops

A big thank you goes out to Amy Moore over at Hopkins Elementary School in Sherwood, Oregon.  She made these terrific trackers - Adept and Gap Finder Trackers- and gave me permission to share them with you all on this blog!

Thanks again Amy!

Happy Teaching and Happy New Year!

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