Digital Gaming in Teaching & Language Learning <ul><li>Do you teach English as a foreign language? </li></ul><ul><li>Do yo...
You can use online computer games for all kinds of different skills work. <ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li>...
Here are a few online games I use to engage my learners in a writing task. <ul><li>They are good for: </li></ul><ul><li>Na...
This one is very popular: <ul><li>You click on the icons on either side of the cube and it grows. </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s...
WHAT IS THE CORRECT ORDER? <ul><li>Yellow Man Water Orange yellow and green shapes Wooden pot Blue pipe Fire White bowl Bo...
But how do I use this with my students? <ul><li>I’ve written out a nice little lesson plan for this game here: </li></ul><...
But in a nutshell I played while my learners watched and one of them wrote . . .
Hang on!  That first line has got a relative clause at the end. <ul><li>Let’s get that story up on the board! </li></ul><u...
But in a nutshell I played while my learners watched and one of them wrote . . .
Hang on!  That first line has got a relative clause at the end. <ul><li>Let’s get that story up on the board! </li></ul><u...
The text is now on the board. My learners took it in turns to come up and place a dot where a relative clause could go and...
Here’s what we got: <ul><li>Learners copied this out and writing in the relative clauses. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Bye for now. </li></ul><ul><li>Look out for more slideshows covering different language areas and skills work. </l...
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Dgtall Relative Clauses

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How to use the game grow cube to practice the use of relative clauses in a language learning classroom. This activity is for use in a connected classroom and an IWB

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Dgtall Relative Clauses

  1. 1. Digital Gaming in Teaching & Language Learning <ul><li>Do you teach English as a foreign language? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you teach young learners? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to use online computer games in class to engage your learners? </li></ul><ul><li>Then you have come to the right place. </li></ul>
  2. 2. You can use online computer games for all kinds of different skills work. <ul><li>Speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul><ul><li>You just have to figure out how to adapt them. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Here are a few online games I use to engage my learners in a writing task. <ul><li>They are good for: </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative tenses. </li></ul><ul><li>Defining/ non defining relative clauses. </li></ul><ul><li>Linking devices. </li></ul><ul><li>Narrative language structures. </li></ul>
  4. 4. This one is very popular: <ul><li>You click on the icons on either side of the cube and it grows. </li></ul><ul><li>Here’s what the cube looks like if you click on the icons in the correct order. </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHAT IS THE CORRECT ORDER? <ul><li>Yellow Man Water Orange yellow and green shapes Wooden pot Blue pipe Fire White bowl Bone Spring Red ball </li></ul>
  6. 6. But how do I use this with my students? <ul><li>I’ve written out a nice little lesson plan for this game here: </li></ul><ul><li>http://kylemawer.wikispaces.com/Grow+Cube </li></ul>
  7. 7. But in a nutshell I played while my learners watched and one of them wrote . . .
  8. 8. Hang on! That first line has got a relative clause at the end. <ul><li>Let’s get that story up on the board! </li></ul><ul><li>NOW! </li></ul>
  9. 9. But in a nutshell I played while my learners watched and one of them wrote . . .
  10. 10. Hang on! That first line has got a relative clause at the end. <ul><li>Let’s get that story up on the board! </li></ul><ul><li>NOW! </li></ul>
  11. 11. The text is now on the board. My learners took it in turns to come up and place a dot where a relative clause could go and told the class what it was.
  12. 12. Here’s what we got: <ul><li>Learners copied this out and writing in the relative clauses. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Bye for now. </li></ul><ul><li>Look out for more slideshows covering different language areas and skills work. </li></ul>
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