Survival Tips
for Teaching
Kids English

Shelly	
  Sanchez	
  Terrell	
  
TeacherRebootCamp.com/survival:ps/kids	
  
Image	
  from	
  Marisa	
  Constan0nides,	
  @Marisa_C	
  
Tip! Research the
developmental
stages for your
age group
What are your
favorite theorists,
approaches, and
books?
Tip: Channel in your inner child!
Tip: Cultivate Relationships
Icebreakers
•  ach	
  student	
  brings	
  in	
  a	
  
E
favorite	
  toy	
  
•  ivide	
  the	
  class	
  into	
  2	
  lines	
  
D
and	...
My Favorite
Cartoon
1st.	
  Draw	
  your	
  favorite	
  
cartoon	
  character	
  
2nd.	
  No	
  talking.	
  Just	
  
hold	...
Tip: Go beyond
the book
Instructional strategies
How will I teach
words?
Meaning?
“Language	
  body	
  
conversa:on”	
  	
  
~Dr.	
  James	
  Asher	
  

Peek-a-boo - _MG_6709 by sean dreilinger, Flickr
The way parents &
babies communicate
Model the Gestures
Demonstrate
with Flashcards
Show a Video

Image	
  CC	
  BY-­‐NC-­‐SA	
  2.0	
  by	
  thegarlands,	
  Flickr.com	
  
Finger Plays & Gesture Songs
Itsy, Bitsy Spider
Where is Thumbkin?
Twinkle Little Star
Clap Your Hands
Enchantedlearning.c...
Tip:
Amplify
ry Time!
S to
Story	
  Time	
  with	
  Fire	
  Chief	
  Sullivan	
  By	
  Lucius	
  Beebe	
  Memorial	
  Library,	
  Flickr	
  
C	
  is	
  for	
  Camera	
  by	
  @kevinv033,	
  Flickr	
  

My	
  PlayDoh	
  Crea0on!	
  An	
  Owl	
  by	
  Mikenan1,	
  ...
Teacherrebootcamp.com/survivaltips/
mysurvivalkit
Padlet.com/wall/teachersurvivalkit
Tip: Build
Routines
What’s your
schedule?
Repeat activities
Include short rest periods
Strike a balance between
activity and rest periods
Example Schedule
Hello song!
Hello game!
Discovery Game!
Dance! Sing!
Snack Break!
Story Time
Hands-on Activity!
Discovery...
Tip: Inte

effectively
technology
grate
Integrating Technology
Hello song!

CD, MP3 from iPod/ laptop

Hello game!

Visual instructions on screen

Discovery Game!...
Engage
Parents
•  uggest	
  ac0vi0es	
  in	
  a	
  wiki,	
  
S
blog,	
  website,	
  newsleQer,	
  etc.	
  
• nclude	
  	
 ...
EnglishStoryTime.Pbworks.Com
Whoever wants to
understand much
must play much.
~Gottfried Benn
Learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org
Digitalplay.info/blog/
How do we
support
learners?
Mrswideen.com	
  
Understand and simply difficult text

Rewordify.com
Kids Picture Dictionary IOS App

hQps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kids-­‐picture-­‐dic0onary-­‐educa0onal/id482972824?mt=8	
...
Free Friday Webinars- Bit.ly/eltlinks
e fun!
Tip: Hav
“They may forget what you said but they will
never forget how you made them feel.”
- Carol Buchner
ShellyTerrell.com	
  
TeacherRebootCamp.com/
survival:ps/kids	
  
Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell	
  
Plus.google.com/
+ShellyS...
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Survival Tips for Teaching Kids English

  1. 1. Survival Tips for Teaching Kids English Shelly  Sanchez  Terrell   TeacherRebootCamp.com/survival:ps/kids  
  2. 2. Image  from  Marisa  Constan0nides,  @Marisa_C  
  3. 3. Tip! Research the developmental stages for your age group
  4. 4. What are your favorite theorists, approaches, and books?
  5. 5. Tip: Channel in your inner child!
  6. 6. Tip: Cultivate Relationships
  7. 7. Icebreakers
  8. 8. •  ach  student  brings  in  a   E favorite  toy   •  ivide  the  class  into  2  lines   D and  seat  them  across  from   each  other.   •  he  teacher  starts  the  0mer   T for  1  minute  and  the  pairs  play   with  each  other   •  hey  switch  partners   T Toy Mingle
  9. 9. My Favorite Cartoon 1st.  Draw  your  favorite   cartoon  character   2nd.  No  talking.  Just   hold  up  your  drawing   3rd.  Run  to  another   person  who  you  think   likes  the  same  cartoon.   4th.  Now  you  can  ask   him/her?  Introduce   yourself.  
  10. 10. Tip: Go beyond the book
  11. 11. Instructional strategies
  12. 12. How will I teach words? Meaning?
  13. 13. “Language  body   conversa:on”     ~Dr.  James  Asher   Peek-a-boo - _MG_6709 by sean dreilinger, Flickr
  14. 14. The way parents & babies communicate
  15. 15. Model the Gestures
  16. 16. Demonstrate with Flashcards
  17. 17. Show a Video Image  CC  BY-­‐NC-­‐SA  2.0  by  thegarlands,  Flickr.com  
  18. 18. Finger Plays & Gesture Songs Itsy, Bitsy Spider Where is Thumbkin? Twinkle Little Star Clap Your Hands Enchantedlearning.com   A Sailor Went to Sea Head, Shoulder, Knees, Toes
  19. 19. Tip: Amplify ry Time! S to
  20. 20. Story  Time  with  Fire  Chief  Sullivan  By  Lucius  Beebe  Memorial  Library,  Flickr  
  21. 21. C  is  for  Camera  by  @kevinv033,  Flickr   My  PlayDoh  Crea0on!  An  Owl  by  Mikenan1,  Flickr  
  22. 22. Teacherrebootcamp.com/survivaltips/ mysurvivalkit
  23. 23. Padlet.com/wall/teachersurvivalkit
  24. 24. Tip: Build Routines
  25. 25. What’s your schedule? Repeat activities Include short rest periods Strike a balance between activity and rest periods
  26. 26. Example Schedule Hello song! Hello game! Discovery Game! Dance! Sing! Snack Break! Story Time Hands-on Activity! Discovery Game! Color! Closing song/dance!
  27. 27. Tip: Inte effectively technology grate
  28. 28. Integrating Technology Hello song! CD, MP3 from iPod/ laptop Hello game! Visual instructions on screen Discovery Game! Dance! Sing! Story Time Hands-on Activity! Color! iPad/Web Activity Video of movements/ song Apps, online games/ activities Explore w/ iPad Color & drawing apps & web tools
  29. 29. Engage Parents •  uggest  ac0vi0es  in  a  wiki,   S blog,  website,  newsleQer,  etc.   • nclude    games  with   I instruc0ons  or  a  video  example     •  ave  parents  suggest   H ac0vi0es/games   •  dd  to  a  group  calendar   A
  30. 30. EnglishStoryTime.Pbworks.Com
  31. 31. Whoever wants to understand much must play much. ~Gottfried Benn
  32. 32. Learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org
  33. 33. Digitalplay.info/blog/
  34. 34. How do we support learners?
  35. 35. Mrswideen.com  
  36. 36. Understand and simply difficult text Rewordify.com
  37. 37. Kids Picture Dictionary IOS App hQps://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kids-­‐picture-­‐dic0onary-­‐educa0onal/id482972824?mt=8  
  38. 38. Free Friday Webinars- Bit.ly/eltlinks
  39. 39. e fun! Tip: Hav
  40. 40. “They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.” - Carol Buchner
  41. 41. ShellyTerrell.com   TeacherRebootCamp.com/ survival:ps/kids   Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell   Plus.google.com/ +ShellySanchezTerrell  
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