Activities that help

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Activities that help

  1. 1. Hints for beginner teachers Montse Irun University of Lleida
  2. 2. At the end of this presentation, you will hopefully 1. Have learned a few strategies to improve how effective you are in the classroom. 2. Have some activities and websites to take away and try out in your own classes.
  3. 3. Things that work
  4. 4. Use all the skills at your disposal  Hot shots with new technology  Youth  Common interests with students
  5. 5. An adult can learn between five and seven new words in an hour and retain them
  6. 6. Pair share is a great way of trying out language without pressure.
  7. 7. The Tools of the trade  Lots of imagination  Hot with new technology  Know which websites to go for  You Tube  Blue-tack  Post-its  Scraps of paper “
  8. 8. A Wise man once said: “You got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might not get there.” Yogi Berra
  9. 9. Don’t keep your teaching aims a secret
  10. 10. Plenary and feedback  Always leave a few minutes at the end of the class to sum up the lesson  Focus on new vocabulary and give positive feedback
  11. 11. Work from students’ previous knowledge  Brainstorming and KWL Grids
  12. 12. Tell students how to be successful  Success criteria Use models- show them what 10 should look like.  Must have………………..  Should have…………………..  Could have………………………
  13. 13. Present material in interesting ways  Visuals  Treasure hunts  Reading races  Loop games  Barrier Game  Role plays  Key word bingo
  14. 14. How to ensure group work goes smoothly  Always give language structures and important vocabulary.  Always assign roles within the group to keep everyone on-task.  Provide essential vocabulary
  15. 15. Roles for group work to keep everyone on task
  16. 16. Memory Games
  17. 17. Bingo Prepare bingo sheets with topic vocabulary. Students place blobs of plasticine on these words. The team who gets rid of all plasticine first is the winner
  18. 18. Crossword, word search
  19. 19. Information Gap Activity
  20. 20. Loops
  21. 21. Find someone who
  22. 22. Just allowing students to get up and move around the classroom to complete a task completely changes the focus of the lesson. (motivation) There are cards twenty cards with information around the room that students need to collect Treasure Hunt Information cards stuck around the wall then in pairs complete a question sheet using the information that is displayed.
  23. 23. Wall dictation
  24. 24. Ranking Which one is the most important?  Toilet  Light Bulb  Fridge  Shower  Washing Macine  Cooker  Microwave oven  Telephone  Hair drier  TV
  25. 25. Webpages for beginners  For 3-5 year-olds  http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/games/  http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/es/  http://www.learningchocolate.com/  http://www.manythings.org/vocabulary/gam es/i/  http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammarg ames.html  http://www.esl-galaxy.com  http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/english/e nglishE3.htm
  26. 26. Webpages for everybody  http://moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogs pot.com.es/  http://es.lyricstraining.com/  http://isabelperez.com  http://www.ego4u.com  http://www.mes-english.com/flashcards.php  http://a4esl.org/  http://www.esl-lab.com/  http://perso.wanadoo.es/autoenglish/freeexercises .htm  http://www.mrshurleysesl.com/teacherresources/in dex.html
  27. 27. More Great Websites  Padlet.com (graffiti the wall)  Socrative.com (make your own quiz)  http.www.powerupthegame  Http.memorize.com
  28. 28. Time for a laugh!

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