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Creative MFL ideas for KS3 and KS4


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  • Hey Estrellita, is there any chance you could use the kontactr form on the right hand side of my blog ( with your e-mail address so that I can get in touch directly? I'm actually based only just up the road from you, so...!

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  • what brilliant ideas you have given us Chris! I am going to keep an eye at this site from now on.
    I am very interested on Group talk resources and ideas as I am starting it this year with a y11 group(just for one hour a week). Do you know of any future conferences or trainning courses for this?
    I am in Tavistock (Devon).
    Un abrazo
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  • glad you enjoyed it, Ed, as I said, if I can be any more help, just yell!
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  • Thanks Chris, it was a really good session!
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Creative MFL ideas for KS3 and KS4

  1. 1. Chris Fuller<br />43 ideas and counting...<br />(ish)<br /><br />@chrisfullerisms<br /><br />
  2. 2. Carlos<br /><br />
  3. 3. Welcometomysession.MynameisChrisandIamaSpanishteacherfromNorthDevon.Todaywearegoingtotalkaboutcreativity,innovationandhopefullyhavingfuninlessons-bothforpupilsandus!IusedtobeaLeadPractitionerfortheSSATandwasamemberoftheA.L.L.nationalSpanishcommitteefor3years.Ipresentoncreativity,oftenusingICT,atevents acrossthecountry,soheregoes!<br />
  4. 4. games<br />Pass the parcel<br />Vocab races- 10 each on post-it<br />Vocab race on mini-whiteboard, write 10 words on theme of...<br />New list of vocab- pupils time teacher to read out as quickly as possible- then pupils compete to beat it, accurately!<br />
  5. 5. Stand Up Sit Down<br />Spanish<br />French<br />German<br />Korean<br />Austrian<br />Swiss<br />British<br />Japanese<br />Canadian<br />Botswanan<br />
  6. 6. Brain gym<br />left<br />right<br />two hands<br />
  7. 7. wall running<br />
  8. 8. Pupils write the question<br />42<br />
  9. 9. listening<br />indiv words assigned to pupils, stand when hear them, then have grpword<br />cube ordering<br />1<br />3<br />2<br />5<br />4<br />6<br />
  10. 10. reading patterns<br />Blocking pupils' access to unsuitable websites does not encourage them to take responsibility for their safety online, Ofsted inspectors say.<br />"Managed" online systems were more successful than "locked" ones at safeguarding pupils' safety, they said. <br />In a report, Ofsted said the area most in need of improvement was online safety training for teaching staff. <br />Ofsted inspectors visited 33 primary and secondary schools, a special school and a pupil referral unit and found e-safety was outstanding in five, good in 16, satisfactory in 13 and inadequate in one. <br />The five schools judged outstanding for online safety all used managed systems to help pupils become responsible users of technology.<br />
  11. 11. mysteries<br />
  12. 12. speaking<br />Mood cards<br />nervioso / a<br />
  13. 13. speaking<br />Goldilocks<br />
  14. 14. speaking<br />Flip video cameras<br />
  15. 15. writing<br />Podcasts<br />- require a script<br />- peer assessment<br />- recording and editing as repetition<br />- basis for Voki ( ?<br />Create a listening text in audacity <br /> + a worksheet to compete and assess<br />
  16. 16. General ideas<br /><ul><li>Medals
  17. 17. Top 5 errors from a piece of work on board as pupils enter- have to work out what errors are
  18. 18. Have grid on front of pupils’ books to monitor top 5 errors in their work
  19. 19. Self-choice for tests- 10 from list of 30
  20. 20. Make tests a team game? </li></li></ul><li>Grammar<br /><ul><li>stand up / sit down races
  21. 21. how long do you think it would take you to stand up + ACCURATELY recite the verb
  22. 22. then compare to predicted time (in pairs)</li></li></ul><li>Grammar<br /><ul><li>Code breaking letters – type text then put into wingdings</li></li></ul><li>Grammar<br />Buzz Lightyear<br />- the timeline approach to grammar<br />
  23. 23. Grammar<br /><ul><li>Brain gym for verbs</li></ul>izquierda= preterite<br />derecha = present<br />dos manos = future<br />
  24. 24. Grammar<br /><ul><li>Verb walks</li></li></ul><li>Project work<br />Monopoly<br />- ideal for year 7 entries<br />- Spanish geography<br />- festivals<br />- numbers<br />- basic instructions<br />- good for instilling sense of TL importance<br />- development of project-analysis<br />
  25. 25. Project work<br />Trivial Pursuit<br />
  26. 26. Project work<br />Spanglovision<br />- yr 7 classes given a song each<br />- focus on memorisation skills<br />- encouraged to incorporate vocab into other contexts<br />- competitive element<br /><br />
  27. 27. Curriculum Now!<br />
  28. 28. Project work<br />Guitar hero <br />- work on the characters / descriptions<br />- band biographies<br />- plan tour round Spain (distances, travel methods)<br /><br />
  29. 29. Project work<br /> <br />
  30. 30. Phonics<br />
  31. 31. Phonics<br />Rachel Hawkes -<br />SuziBewell –<br />Letter writing in air<br />Reading game- points given for challenges<br />
  32. 32. think differently<br />ballena<br />cobaya<br />vicuña<br />viscacha<br />llama<br />flamenco<br />
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  34. 34. Time zones<br />At 7a.m. in Lima, what time is it in Madrid?<br />At 9a.m. in Quito Juan is getting up. What would Carlos be doing in Sevilla?<br /><br />
  35. 35. Climate zones<br />
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  37. 37.
  38. 38. Development<br />
  39. 39.
  40. 40. Volcano drills<br />
  41. 41. International links<br /><br /><br />
  42. 42. Chris Fuller<br />43 ideas and counting...<br /><br />@chrisfullerisms<br /><br />