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Backpack
Reza Abedi
Who …
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2
3
4

likes getting children to discuss in pairs?
tries to teach everything in Backpack?
likes teaching grammar?
...
Intro – including some grammar
‘There is no doubt that a knowledge of grammatical rules
is essential for the mastery of the language.’
(Penny Ur, teacher...
Practising Grammar
Practising grammar – Drilling 1
How does the ice cream taste?
It tastes sweet.
wind chimes
popcorn
a pin
drums
Backpack 3,...
Practising Grammar - Drilling 2
One person
Two people
Three people in our group
Everyone
No one

likes
like

fish

EG One ...
Gap fill
Complete the sentences. Use
more … than or the most.
1 The silver jewelry is __________ the beaded jewelry.
2

Outdoor mar...
Other possibilities
Do it in pairs
Do it in groups.
Do it competitively.
Do it together on the board.
Do it as a dictation...
6 statements
Some questions
1 What do you
2 What do you
3 What do you
school?
4 What do you
5 What do you

do before you eat breakfast?
do after you e...
What about errors?
Who do you agree with?

‘The student must be trained to learn by making as
few mistakes as possible … He must be trained t...
That film isn’t enough interesting to
watch.
1 No! Wrong!
2 That film isn’t interesting enough to watch.
3 Word order!
4 No! Can anyone help?
5 That film isn’t …?
6 Th...
Speaking
In your groups …
… you have 10 minutes …
… to talk about …
… Australian birds.
Please start …
… now!
Dialogues
Shop assistant: Can I help you?
Customer:

Yes, please. I want skates.

Shop assistant: Do you want these big skates?
Cust...
Shop assistant: Can I ____ ____?
Customer:

Yes, please. I want ____.

Shop assistant: Do you want these ____ ____?
Custom...
Shop assistant: Can ____ ____ ____?
Customer:

Yes, ____. ____ ____ ____.

Shop assistant: Do you ____ ____ ____ ____?
Cus...
Shop assistant: ____ ____ ____ ____?
Customer:

____ ____. ____ ____ ____.

Shop assistant: ____ ____ ____ ____ ____
____?...
Shop assistant: Can I help you?
Customer:

Yes, please. I want skates.

Shop assistant: Do you want these big skates?
Cust...
Find someone who has to …
1
2
3
4
5
6

… make his/her bed.
… go shopping.
… clean his/her room
… look after a pet.
… help ...
• can
• like
• have
Spelling and Vocab
ACCOMMODATION
cloudy

cold

windy

warm

snowy

rainy

Backpack 3, unit 5
cinema

___________________________

city

___________________________

police station

___________________________

toy s...
red

Backpack 1
Practic yor Speling!
M sistr s a secretry nd sh tpes
lettrs. M grandmothr s a salespersn
nd sh slls cloths.

Backpack 3, U...
lion, elephant, peacock, tiger, zebra,
kangaroo, crocodile, monkey, hippo,
rabbit, snake

Backpack 2, Unit 8
Ranking activities
From shortest word to longest word
Alphabetically
By size
By how much you like/dislike
By intelligence
Classifying activities
By speed
By number of legs
By type (mammal, bird etc)
Word Class Dictation
Animal

Food

Sport
nearby, pet, unfortunately, long, then,
French, dirty, very, first, together
Hi! My name is Monica. Today is a busy day.
F...
Foods in Our Future/Robots win the World Cup
time, same, device, electronic, control, remote, in fact, advanced, today,
da...
Find five words you like.
Find three useful words
Find the longest word.
Are any of the words the same in Farsi?
Reading
The Krinklejup
A krinklejup was parling a tristlebin. A
barjam stipped. The barjam gupped ‘Minto’ to
the krinklejup. The k...
Backpack 3, Unit 2
A 0000000 Family
Hi, I’m Natasha, and I work with my family in the 0000000.
We all work very hard, but ...
1 Where does Natasha work?
2 What are the days like?
3 What does Natasha’s grandfather do?
4 What does Natasha’s grandmoth...
Our Neighbourhood
1

Is the shoe shop next to the cinema?

2

Is the fire station on the corner?

3

Is there a shopping m...
Our Neighbourhood
1

Is the shoe shop next to the cinema? No

2

Is the fire station on the corner? Yes

3

Is there a sho...
Effective or Ineffective
1 using finger to help eyes to follow text

E/I/?

2 translating words and sentences into Farsi

...
Listening
Effective or Ineffective
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Teacher says listen and plays text once. E/I
Teacher tells children why they are...
Hi! My name is Monica. Today is a busy day.
First, I have to clean my room and feed my
bird. Then I have to go to the libr...
Dictogloss
Writing
The process of writing
• Pre-writing
• First (rough) draft
• Revision/reorganisation
• Second draft
• Editing/checking
• F...
My Writing 1
my letters
my capital letters
my full stops
my spaces
my sentences

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




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




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
My Writing 2
Is my writing on the line?

Y

N

Are my letters too big?

Y

N

Are my letters the same size?

Y

N

Are the...
You work for a newspaper and want to interview children
from other countries. What would you ask them? Think of
ten questi...
1 Memory game with pictures on the wall.
2 Teacher dictates a list of words. Children write words on separate pieces
of pa...
Is Backpack perfect?
Why might an activity be unsuitable?
1
2
3
4

What can we do with an activity
that is not suitable?
1 skip it
2 replace it
3 modify it
4 supplement it
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


Good
OK
Needs modification
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  • Quoted in Thornbury, How to Teach Grammar, page 14
  • Backpack 3, second edition, unit 6
  • Food practice drill, Backpack 3, unit 7
  • Backpack 5, unit 1
  • Backpack 5 second edition, SB, pae 42
  • Backpack 2nd edition, level 3, workbook, unit 1, page 3
  • Backpack 5 workbook unit 4
  • Thornbury page 17 match with previous slide
  • Backpack second edition, level 1, unit 8
  • Backpack second edition, level 1, unit 8
  • Backpack second edition, level 3, unit 8
  • Sentence star from how to teach speaking scott thornbury, page 106. I can speak a little French.
  • Backpack 2nd edition, level 3, unit 5
  • Word associations Backpack 2 unit 4
  • Backpack 1Ss individually write down all the words they associate with red. Then explain the association.
  • Backpack second edition, level 3, Unit 2
  • Backpack 2
  • Backpack 5, second edition, unit 7
  • Backpack new edition, level 3, unit 2
  • Backpack 3 new edition, level 3, unit 3
  • Backpack 3, Unit 5
  • Transcript of "Backpack"

    1. 1. Backpack Reza Abedi
    2. 2. Who … 1 2 3 4 likes getting children to discuss in pairs? tries to teach everything in Backpack? likes teaching grammar? thinks reading aloud helps with pronunciation? 5 thinks writing is the most difficult skill? 6 teaches Backpack exactly as it says in the Teacher’s Guide?
    3. 3. Intro – including some grammar
    4. 4. ‘There is no doubt that a knowledge of grammatical rules is essential for the mastery of the language.’ (Penny Ur, teacher trainer, and author of Grammar Practice Activities) ‘Grammar is not very important. The majority of languages have a very complex grammar. English has very little grammar and consequently it is not very important to understand it.’ (From the publicity of a London language school) Quoted in How to Teach Grammar, Scott Thornbury
    5. 5. Practising Grammar
    6. 6. Practising grammar – Drilling 1 How does the ice cream taste? It tastes sweet. wind chimes popcorn a pin drums Backpack 3, unit 6
    7. 7. Practising Grammar - Drilling 2 One person Two people Three people in our group Everyone No one likes like fish EG One person in our group likes fish Backpack 3
    8. 8. Gap fill
    9. 9. Complete the sentences. Use more … than or the most. 1 The silver jewelry is __________ the beaded jewelry. 2 Outdoor markets have __________ clothes of all. 3 Birds with beautiful songs are __________ of all. Backpack 5, unit 4
    10. 10. Other possibilities Do it in pairs Do it in groups. Do it competitively. Do it together on the board. Do it as a dictation. Hand out the exercise completed with some mistakes. Children have to identify the mistakes.
    11. 11. 6 statements
    12. 12. Some questions
    13. 13. 1 What do you 2 What do you 3 What do you school? 4 What do you 5 What do you do before you eat breakfast? do after you eat breakfast? do after you get home from do before you eat dinner? do after you watch TV? Backpack 3
    14. 14. What about errors?
    15. 15. Who do you agree with? ‘The student must be trained to learn by making as few mistakes as possible … He must be trained to adopt correct learning habits right from the start.’ Louis Alexander ‘Making mistakes is an important part of language learning. Only by experimenting with the language and receiving feedback can students begin to work out how the language works.’ Abbs and Freebairn Quoted in How to Teach Grammar, Scott Thornbury
    16. 16. That film isn’t enough interesting to watch.
    17. 17. 1 No! Wrong! 2 That film isn’t interesting enough to watch. 3 Word order! 4 No! Can anyone help? 5 That film isn’t …? 6 That film isn’t enough interesting to watch? 7 That film isn’t what? 8 Good! 9 Teacher says nothing, but writes down error for future correction.
    18. 18. Speaking
    19. 19. In your groups …
    20. 20. … you have 10 minutes …
    21. 21. … to talk about …
    22. 22. … Australian birds.
    23. 23. Please start …
    24. 24. … now!
    25. 25. Dialogues
    26. 26. Shop assistant: Can I help you? Customer: Yes, please. I want skates. Shop assistant: Do you want these big skates? Customer: No, I want little skates. Shop assistant: Do you want those skates? Customer: Backpack 1, unit 8 Yes. Thank you!
    27. 27. Shop assistant: Can I ____ ____? Customer: Yes, please. I want ____. Shop assistant: Do you want these ____ ____? Customer: No, I want ____ ____. Shop assistant: Do you want ____ ____? Customer: Yes. ____ ____! Backpack 1, Unit 8
    28. 28. Shop assistant: Can ____ ____ ____? Customer: Yes, ____. ____ ____ ____. Shop assistant: Do you ____ ____ ____ ____? Customer: No, ____ ____ ____ ____. Shop assistant: Do ____ ____ ____ ____? Customer: Yes. ____ ____! Backpack 1, Unit 8
    29. 29. Shop assistant: ____ ____ ____ ____? Customer: ____ ____. ____ ____ ____. Shop assistant: ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____? Customer: ____, ____ ____ ____ ____. Shop assistant: ____ ____ ____ ____ ____? Customer: ____. ____ ____! Backpack 1, Unit 8
    30. 30. Shop assistant: Can I help you? Customer: Yes, please. I want skates. Shop assistant: Do you want these big skates? Customer: No, I want little skates. Shop assistant: Do you want those skates? Customer: Backpack 1, unit 8 Yes. Thank you!
    31. 31. Find someone who has to … 1 2 3 4 5 6 … make his/her bed. … go shopping. … clean his/her room … look after a pet. … help his/her parents. … go to bed early. Backpack 3, Unit 3
    32. 32. • can • like • have
    33. 33. Spelling and Vocab
    34. 34. ACCOMMODATION
    35. 35. cloudy cold windy warm snowy rainy Backpack 3, unit 5
    36. 36. cinema ___________________________ city ___________________________ police station ___________________________ toy shop ___________________________ hospital ___________________________ Backpack 2, unit 4
    37. 37. red Backpack 1
    38. 38. Practic yor Speling! M sistr s a secretry nd sh tpes lettrs. M grandmothr s a salespersn nd sh slls cloths. Backpack 3, Unit 2
    39. 39. lion, elephant, peacock, tiger, zebra, kangaroo, crocodile, monkey, hippo, rabbit, snake Backpack 2, Unit 8
    40. 40. Ranking activities From shortest word to longest word Alphabetically By size By how much you like/dislike By intelligence
    41. 41. Classifying activities By speed By number of legs By type (mammal, bird etc)
    42. 42. Word Class Dictation Animal Food Sport
    43. 43. nearby, pet, unfortunately, long, then, French, dirty, very, first, together Hi! My name is Monica. Today is a busy day. First, I have to clean my room and feed my bird. Then I have to go to the nearby library with my mother. We have to return some books. Then we are going shopping. After that, I have to practice the piano. After dinner, I’m going to write a letter to my pen pal.
    44. 44. Foods in Our Future/Robots win the World Cup time, same, device, electronic, control, remote, in fact, advanced, today, day, sunny, to work, television, light, problem, new, cable, big, to solve, to invent, to light, to trip, wireless, attached, convenient, first, channel, to change, to turn on, plastic, top, to turn, rubber band, to wrap, jar, another, use, thing, book, paper, elastic, special, kind, creation, useful, lens, scientist, stiff, thick, technology, breakthrough, dark, glass, heavy, color, eye, to change, people, better, animal, farm, to transport, certainly, paper, instead of, cloth, to race, to sightsee, to travel, balloon, air, hot, duck, sheep, rooster, passenger, to carry, later, year, to launch, brother Backpack 5, unit 7
    45. 45. Find five words you like. Find three useful words Find the longest word. Are any of the words the same in Farsi?
    46. 46. Reading
    47. 47. The Krinklejup A krinklejup was parling a tristlebin. A barjam stipped. The barjam gupped ‘Minto’ to the krinklejup. The krinklejup zisked zoely. 1 What was the krinklejup doing? 2 What stipped? 3 What did the barjam gup? 4 How did the krinklejup zisk?
    48. 48. Backpack 3, Unit 2 A 0000000 Family Hi, I’m Natasha, and I work with my family in the 0000000. We all work very hard, but every day in the 0000000 world is exciting. My grandfather is an 0000000. He controls all the 0000000 lights for the 0000000. My grandmother is a 0000000. She sews beautiful costumes for people to 0000000. My father is a trapeze artist. He 0000000 on a trapeze and flies through the air. My mother is an acrobat. She can turn cartwheels and 0000000 very high. My uncle is a clown. He makes people 0000000. My aunt is a 0000000. She can keep many things in the air at the same time. Being a 0000000 family is hard work – and 0000000. Backpack 3 unit 2
    49. 49. 1 Where does Natasha work? 2 What are the days like? 3 What does Natasha’s grandfather do? 4 What does Natasha’s grandmother make? 5 What do her parents do? 6 Who can turn cartwheels? 7 Who is a clown? 8 What can Natasha’s aunt do?
    50. 50. Our Neighbourhood 1 Is the shoe shop next to the cinema? 2 Is the fire station on the corner? 3 Is there a shopping mall in the neighbourhood? 4 Is the toyshop between the cinema and the bookshop? 5 Is the bookshop next to the greengrocer? 6 Is the restaurant on the corner? Backpack 2, Unit 4
    51. 51. Our Neighbourhood 1 Is the shoe shop next to the cinema? No 2 Is the fire station on the corner? Yes 3 Is there a shopping mall in the neighbourhood? No 4 Is the toyshop between the cinema and the bookshop? No 5 Is the bookshop next to the greengrocer’s? Yes 6 Is the restaurant on the corner? No
    52. 52. Effective or Ineffective 1 using finger to help eyes to follow text E/I/? 2 translating words and sentences into Farsi E/I/? 3 writing down all new words E/I/? 4 finding the sentence that contains the main idea E/I/? 5 studying and writing vocabulary lists E/I/? 6 looking at the task before reading the text E/I/? 7 asking students to read the text aloud E/I/? 8 reading text aloud to students E/I/?
    53. 53. Listening
    54. 54. Effective or Ineffective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Teacher says listen and plays text once. E/I Teacher tells children why they are listening. E/I Teacher asks class to predict vocab they will hear. E/I Teacher asks children to listen and summarise in Arabic. E/I Teacher asks children to translate each sentence. E/I Teacher plays cassette again and again until children understand. E/I Children read the tapescript as they listen. E/I Teacher tells children they should have listened more carefully. E/I
    55. 55. Hi! My name is Monica. Today is a busy day. First, I have to clean my room and feed my bird. Then I have to go to the library with my mother. We have to return some books. Backpack 3, Unit 3
    56. 56. Dictogloss
    57. 57. Writing
    58. 58. The process of writing • Pre-writing • First (rough) draft • Revision/reorganisation • Second draft • Editing/checking • Final version
    59. 59. My Writing 1 my letters my capital letters my full stops my spaces my sentences               
    60. 60. My Writing 2 Is my writing on the line? Y N Are my letters too big? Y N Are my letters the same size? Y N Are there gaps between the words? Y N Are there capital letters? Y N Can I read my writing? Y N Can my friend read my writing? Y N
    61. 61. You work for a newspaper and want to interview children from other countries. What would you ask them? Think of ten questions and write them down. Marie 1 Do you like cold weather? 2 ______________________________________ 3 ______________________________________ 4 ______________________________________ 5 ______________________________________
    62. 62. 1 Memory game with pictures on the wall. 2 Teacher dictates a list of words. Children write words on separate pieces of paper. Teacher shows Picture Card. Children hold up the correct word. 3 Teacher shows a set of pictures. Children write words on separate piece of paper. Teacher shows picture and children hold up correct word. 4 Use the same word cards as in previous activity. This time teacher calls out one of the words and children hold up correct card. 5 Teacher conceals Picture Card so children cannot see it. Children guess what the word is. Teacher shows the word. 6 Teacher fixes Picture Cards on the wall around the room. Teacher calls out the words. Children point to the picture. 7 Give out a few Picture Cards to each group. Children arrange the words into alphabetical order. 8 Give out a few Picture Cards to each group. Children arrange the words in order from least to most letters. 9 Give out a few Picture Cards to each group picture side up. Describe one of the pictures. Children have to guess which picture you are describing. 10 Reveal the word or picture. 11 Use Picture Cards as a prompt when telling a simple story.
    63. 63. Is Backpack perfect?
    64. 64. Why might an activity be unsuitable?
    65. 65. 1 2 3 4 What can we do with an activity that is not suitable?
    66. 66. 1 skip it 2 replace it 3 modify it 4 supplement it
    67. 67.    Good OK Needs modification
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