How to useVOICETHREAD.COMActivity to assess your speaking and check your progress
Main Objectives• To self assess, peer-assess and receive feedback from the teacher about your speaking, in terms of:• A. Coherence: if ideas are clear and related to the topic.• B. Accuracy: if you say ideas using the correct grammar structure, vocabulary and pronunciation.• C. Fluency: if you say diverse and many ideas, linked to the topic. In other words, if you expand or elaborate on your ideas.• D. Interaction: if you listen to others, asked questions and answered the questions others asked you.
Other Objectives• To use pronunciation patterns such as stress, linkings and intonation.• To have additional speaking practice.• To identify and correct coherence, fluency, accuracy and interaction flaws in your speaking.• To interact with classmates in English out of class.• To improve and increase your oral expression.
THE LEARNING PROCESS IN EACH ACTIVITY IN-CLASS PRACTICE: 1. Introduction to a 100 topic. minutes 2. Understand the topic . or less 3. Personalize the topic. 15minutes TASK PREPARATION:or more 1. Brainstorming ideas. 2. Checking vocabulary, grammar , pronunciation, connectors, etc ASSESSMENT SPEAKING TASKS IN A WEB 2.0 TOOL: Voice recordings 1. Record and SELF ASSSESS the recordingIncrease practice: until you consider is O.K more 2. Listen to your classmates, PEER-ASSESS and interact. 3. Monitor your progress.
How to improve and identify progress in your speaking Speaking Indentify practice on Self- the web 1 assessment Ralated to class-work and constant Speaking practice on the teacher web 3: assessment Speaking practice on the Web 2:Focus on previos feedback. Focus on overcoming difficultiesAssess progress Have additional practice Self- and peer assessment
Speaking practice on the web 1• Record your narration of a personal memory in Voicethread.com.• Listen to the recording and self- assess.• Give your self-assessment to the teacher.• Receive feedback from the teacher.• Record again a final improved version.
ONE WEB 2.0 TOOL: VoicethreadInstructions to use it
10. As you record, you can draw with the pencil icon parts of the image
11. Once you finish the voice recording, an icon will display on the left with your recording
12. You can listen to your voicerecording if you clic on the icon 1. Listen, self-assess taking notes for the teacher and delete the recording, you can clic on the X, and record it again. 2. Record again, include the corrections you consider are necessary.
Follow-up work on pronunciation• http://funeasyenglish.com/american-english- pronunciation.htm• http://www.uiowa.edu/~acadtech/phonetics/• http://www.manythings.org/e/pronunciation.html• http://www.manythings.org/pp/• http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglis h/grammar/pron/ (British accent)