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Star material reflection september 2012

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Star material reflection september 2012

  1. 1. REFLECTIONS September 6, 2012
  2. 2. Planning Materials and Activities• Consider using materials to develop speaking skills when you plan• Using language is about communication• Through realia, concrete materials, learners will produce the language• Speaking is about sharing thoughts, knowledge and feelings• Activities are evidence of what learners will be able to produce with or without you
  3. 3. Nursery Initial Education
  4. 4. Pre-Kinder Initial Education
  5. 5. Kinder Initial Education
  6. 6. First General Basic Education
  7. 7. Learning Strategies• Show 20 activities you{ve done so far that are transferrable to other subjects• Mention 5 stories you’ve read to your class, did you use the report sheet to show evidence of comprehension?• Demosntrate 5 examples of interactive writing, where by pictograms/drawings students interact orally with each other rather than the teacher
  8. 8. Feedback• When do you feel there is no value in learning?• When do you feel a lack of direction?• How do you encourage yourself to take risks in teaching?• How do you become more creative in teaching?
  9. 9. Fluency• Create 2 of each: 2 Open-ended tasks and 2 closed tasks – where you only need your body – where you only use the words to a song• List 20 or more chinks of language your students produce NOW• Share 10 poems you have your students recite. If you don’t create them now.• Share 10 songs you use during the week. If you don’t create/design/search for them now.
  10. 10. Language Record• Explain how you keep a language record visible to children in your classroom other than the following – E.g. magic words – Chunks of language – Rhymes – Stories – Poems
  11. 11. Meta-Cognitive Strategy• Give 3 examples of each:• How do you: – Plan? – Evaluate? – Monitor?• Language use?
  12. 12. Cognitive and Social Strategies• Give 3 examples of: – How students “do the learning” – How students socialize in Englsih? – How students interact among themselves in English?
  13. 13. Inductive Grammar• Give 5 examples of how you involve you students and increase motivation in understanding English.• Give 5 examples of how you involve your students as thinking people
  14. 14. Global Understanding• Write a list of all the magic words• Form 50 chunks of language among them
  15. 15. Grammar• Demosntrate how to handle and understand grammatical rules ORALLY• How do you produce “correct” meaningful English. Give 4 examples.
  16. 16. Help Yourself• Share 10 ludic exercises you have used this week in circle time, park, psychomotricity and lunch time• Share 20 autonomy phrases your students understand and/or produce NOW. If not, complete 20 for future classes.
  17. 17. HOMEWORK• Explain how students absorb, process and practice English in class and at home. Share 5 examples.• Share 10 activities where students were involved between lessons and maintained their commitment to learning English.
  18. 18. Learning is about being able to …..

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