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Using flashcards


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Using flashcards

  1. 1. USING FLASHCARDS Building up teaching school materials Cecilia Maller
  2. 2. WHAT ARE FLASHCARDS? <ul><li>Resource: simple, useful and under exploited. </li></ul><ul><li>Why use flashcards? </li></ul><ul><li>We should aim to appeal to different learner types. Visual learners. </li></ul><ul><li>Flashcards: bright and colourful, make impact on Visual Ls. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Also important to kinaesthetic ones. </li></ul><ul><li>At reading age: F. can be used in conjunction with word cards ( display written words). </li></ul><ul><li>They should be introduced after Pictorial cards, not to interfere with correct pronunciation. </li></ul><ul><li>Flashcards are useful at any age. </li></ul>
  4. 4. WHAT CAN WE DO WITH THEM? <ul><li>Present, </li></ul><ul><li>Practise, and </li></ul><ul><li>Recycle vocabulary. </li></ul><ul><li>Early finishers can use them in small groups once they are familiar with the activities done. </li></ul><ul><li>Stds. Can prepare mini flashcards to take home. </li></ul><ul><li>( play with parents) </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHERE TO GET FLASHCARDS? <ul><li>1. Buy them. </li></ul><ul><li>2.Get them from Publishing Companies ( pack). </li></ul><ul><li>Make them yourself: Using pictures from magazines, draws, copy from internet or clip art). </li></ul>Important: all of the same size, may be using different colours for diff. Sets. Laminate ( last for years)
  6. 6. ADVANTAGE OF MAKING YOUR OWN FLASHCARDS: <ul><li>Cheap </li></ul><ul><li>Make sets for specific needs. </li></ul><ul><li>Ex.: make a set to se in conjunction with a story book or graded reader, or accompany project work. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Students make them. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ACTIVITIES FOR USING FLASH CARDS: <ul><li>Three categories: </li></ul><ul><li>Memory </li></ul><ul><li>Drilling </li></ul><ul><li>Identification and </li></ul><ul><li>TPR activities </li></ul>
  8. 8. MEMORY ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Memory tester. </li></ul><ul><li>Selection of them on the floor or board. </li></ul><ul><li>Stds. Have a minute to memorise them. </li></ul><ul><li>In groups, two minutes to write as many names as they can remember. </li></ul>
  9. 9. DRILLING ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Invisible Flashcards: </li></ul><ul><li>Stick 9 flashcards on the board and draw a grid. </li></ul><ul><li>Point to the card we are drilling. </li></ul><ul><li>Gradually remove cards but continue to drill and pointing to the grid where the F. was. </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>You can show stds. the F. asking them where they go ( depending age). </li></ul><ul><li>** This highlights impact of Visual Aids!! </li></ul><ul><li>Images stick in students´minds. </li></ul>
  11. 11. IDENTIFICATION ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Reveal the word. </li></ul><ul><li>Cover the card, slowly reveal it. </li></ul><ul><li>Stds. Guess. </li></ul><ul><li>Once the card is shown: drill the word- different intonation, silly voices to keep it fun. </li></ul>
  12. 12. TPR ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Point or race to the flash cards: </li></ul><ul><li>Stick flas cards around the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Say one of them, stds. Point or race to it. </li></ul><ul><li>Can incorporate Simon says:” Simon says, jump to the T shirt, etc.” </li></ul>