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Teaching grammar creatively

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Showing two productive TBL techniques for whole lesson design and a variety of shorter activities for deliberate practice.

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Teaching grammar creatively

  1. 1. Marisa Constantinides, Teacher Educator - Director of CELT Athens Teacher Development Centre
  2. 2. •Bisociative thinking •The creative leap which connects two previously unconnected frames of reference (Koesltler, 1964) •Lateral thinking •From A going directly to Z •Not following a linear path (de Bono, 1962) @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
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  4. 4. • thrives within constraints • benefits from the paradox • is triggered by what is unusual • dies when things get too normal • is sparked off by humour • is revived by exaggeration @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
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  9. 9. Contextualised paradoxicalMemorable content Emotional Beyond sentence level Praised Scaffolded @Marsa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
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  11. 11. morning explain doing typing reading stupid came letters finished. sir three which A minute.
  12. 12. BOSS: Catherine! (loudly) SEC: …………………… BOSS: Catherine!!!! SEC : Oh! Good morning, sir! (headphones off) BOSS: Would you please explain? What have you been doing all morning? SEC : Well, sir, I 've been typing, sir. BOSS: Typing? You haven't been typing! You've been reading that stupid novel since you came in! None of the letters are finished. SEC: Well, sir, I've typed three sir. BOSS: Oh, really? You have? Which ones? SEC: D, E, and A, sir. I'm going to type R in a minute.
  13. 13. Ask YES/NO Questions only! @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  14. 14. @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr Only one correct answer possible Uniquely determined by language material fact fact fact fact factfact fact fact Correct Answer Based on processing of facts
  15. 15. Not totally determined by language provided Multiple answers possible Answer 2 Answer 3 Answer 4 Answer 1 Answer 5 Answer 6 Answer 6 Answer 7 StimulusVariety of correct answers possible
  16. 16. @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  17. 17. Elements of creative behaviour Relationship to Language Production Fluency Ability to produce large numbers of ideas Easy & ready flow of talk; production of sustained talk Flexibility Ability to produce diverse ideas (not the same kind) Ability to follow & respond to changes in conversation; Elaboration Ability to add on to and embellish an already existing idea Ability to avoid simplistic responses; ability to improve set phrases and embellish them; useful for writing Originality Ability to produce uncommon, 'clever' ideas Ability to produce novel utterances; avoidance of clichés
  18. 18. @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr Brainstorm as many unsual uses of this object with your team You win if you have more than the other team but the uses must be unusual!
  19. 19. @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr Brainstorm as many unsual uses of this object with your team You win if you have more than the other team but the uses must be unusual!
  20. 20. How I met the Queen! Advice I was given before I met the Queen
  21. 21. fill take enlarge manicure cut Check Dry clean pull out wash measure test Style clean perm dye What services can you get at each of the following places? Use the verbs in the box to describe them. • hairdresser’s • dentist’s • optician’s • photographer’s • dry cleaner’s
  22. 22. You can have your teeth enlarged at the hairdresser’s.
  23. 23. e.g. a. Keep asking questions (to practise Q forms) b. Keep making statements or c. Avoid asking questions (reported questions are OK )
  24. 24. BOSS: Catherine! (loudly) SEC: …………………… BOSS: Catherine!!!! SEC : Oh! Good morning, sir! (headphones off) BOSS: Would you please explain? What have you been doing all morning? SEC : Well, sir, I 've been typing, sir. BOSS: Typing? You haven't been typing! You've been reading that stupid novel since you came in! None of the letters are finished. SEC: Well, sir, I've typed three sir. BOSS: Oh, really? You have? Which ones? SEC: D, E, and A, sir. I'm going to type R in a minute.
  25. 25. List as many duties as you can for one of these jobs • A secretary - A teacher • A teacher - A student Create a conversation between one of these people and someone who checks their work (e.g. Have you typed the…..? ) You can answer yes or no but give a good reason if not!!!
  26. 26.  Take opposing sides to a problem, e.g. ◦ for & against eating ice creams Hold an argument contradicting each other for as long as you possibly can. @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  27. 27. You were seen chewing the chewing the corner of a carpet in a furniture shop You were seen gluing apples to a tree outside your house at midnight You were seen sticking knives and forks into your front lawn Choose a predicament for each member of the opposing team Challenge them with it Best explanation wins!
  28. 28. @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr
  29. 29. @Marisa Constantinides CELT Athens - info@celt.edu.gr Hold a conversation with a partner – each one of you has one of these two preoccupations – try to draw the conversation to yours without interrupting in a rude way. Record your conversation on your mobile phone – use video as well if you have it
  30. 30. Cut up cards – distribute – each student must talk for a minute in order to get rid of a card – the winner is the one who finishes first
  31. 31. Choose one of the pairs of sentences. Create a situation – decide who you are, where and what you are talking about – act it out for your friends DO NOT TELL THEM WHAT YOU HAVE DECIDED - THEY MUST GUESS WHO YOU ARE
  32. 32. 1.It's 45 minutes after your appointment and your friend hasn't arrived yet. (Comment angrily on this when she arrive- she does it all the time!s) 2.Your classmate, who always borrows things, asks you for a pen. (Make a strong suggestion) 3. Brad Pitt was on TV last night but you were out with your parents (Express regret or relief!!!! ) Choose one of the ideas and act it out with a friend
  33. 33. QUIZ SHOW You work for a TV Quiz show in the team that makes the questions! Ask questions about the following: e.g. The Pyramids When were they built? Why were they built? The Eiffel Tower The Acropolis The Mona Lisa The Berlin Wall The Internet The Blue Mosque Hiroshima The Nobel Prize J.F.Kennedy Star Wars … (add your own ideas)
  34. 34. Ss write/act out their coursebook dialogue BEFORE they hear it
  35. 35. • It’s important to increase % of creative as most class materials (and coursebook materials, notably) focus on Lower Order Thinking Skills – LOTS according to Blooms (revised) taxonomyof educational objectives shown below Creating Evaluating Analyzing Applying Understanding Remembering
  36. 36. • Some online resources which respond well to the different educational objectives in Bloom’s taxonomy Ted talks, you tube, chats. twitter, emails, ppts, prezis Pecha Kuchas Facebook, twitter, forums, blog comments Google search, wikipedia, e- books Classroom Communication activities, collaborative projects Reading / listening comprehension/ picking language out of authentic date Mnemonics, contextualisation, imagery, associations, Bookmarking, Evernote (summarising, Curating
  37. 37. My email info@celt.edu.gr My Twitter ID http://twitter.com/Marisa_C My Centre www.celt.edu.gr My Blogs http://marisaconstantinides.edublogs.org/ http://celtathens.com/ More about me http://www.celt.edu.gr/Marisa_Constantinides.htm

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