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Kick the verb chart

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Why and how to step away from using verb charts in world language classes.

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Kick the verb chart

  1. 1. Sara-Elizabeth Cottrell musicuentos.com @secottrell #flanc17 FIRST LIGHT ON THE PATH:
  2. 2. WHAT CAN WE DO? ▸ give examples of when verb ending accuracy is important and is not important ▸ empower learners with note-taking strategies that help them visualize verb patterns ▸ use structured input techniques to help learners notice patterns ▸ use structured output techniques to help learners notice patterns ▸ use a timeline format to help students contrast verb tenses 2
  3. 3. he swangyes or no? 3
  4. 4. 1. What verb endings are and are not I can give examples of when verb ending accuracy is important and not important. 4
  5. 5. VERB ENDINGS ARE... ▸an important part of language structure ▸about communication ▸about comprehensibility Remember: it’s like medicine. Small doses help problems. Too much is a poison. 5
  6. 6. VERB ENDINGS ARE NOT... ▸the source of most comprehension problems ▸about any particular order ▸what ends up in their head Remember: it’s like medicine. Small doses help problems. Too much is a poison. 6
  7. 7. “What’s on page 32 isn’t what ends up in the learner’s head. Bill Van Patten 7
  8. 8. she had went yes or no? 8
  9. 9. 2. Visualizing power verbs without a chart I can empower learners with note- taking strategies that help them visualize verb patterns. 9
  10. 10. SUPER SEVEN VERBS 10 TERRY WALTZ VOLITION (to want) MOTION (to go somewhere) PREFERENCE (to like/dislike) IDENTITY (to be someone/thing) POSSESSION (to have something) EXISTENCE (to exist somewhere) LOCATION (to be at a place)
  11. 11. diagram it 11
  12. 12. they awaked yes or no? 12
  13. 13. 3. Structured input for noticing patterns I can use structured input techniques to help learners notice patterns. 13
  14. 14. 14 STORY WITH PATTERN One day, baby duck walks to the park. He sees three … They shout, “...” They run. Baby Duck runs. He hides in a … Oh no! They see Baby Duck! He shouts, “...” He runs. They run.
  15. 15. diagram it 15
  16. 16. she forbid yes or no? 16
  17. 17. 4. Structured output for using patterns I can use structured output techniques to help learners notice patterns. 17
  18. 18. 18 STORY WITH PATTERN One day, ___ walks to the ___. She sees three ____. They shout, “______.” She runs to the ______. They run to the ______. She hides in a _______. Oh no! They see her! She shouts, “_______” They run fast.
  19. 19. let’s try LINGUACAFÉ 19 Я [не] знаю. Что это? Ты знаешь?
  20. 20. let’s try LINGUACAFÉ 20 Я [не] знаю. Что это? Ты знаешь?
  21. 21. let’s try LINGUACAFÉ 21 Я [не] понимаю. Что это? Ты понимаешь?
  22. 22. let’s try LINGUACAFÉ 22 Я [не] понимаю. Что это? Ты понимаешь?
  23. 23. we catched yes or no? 23
  24. 24. 5. Timeline approach to contrasting tenses I can use a timeline format to help students contrast verb tenses. 24
  25. 25. timeline it 25
  26. 26. 26 STORY TIMELINE A little duckling was very sad because he thought he was the ugliest amongst all his brothers and sisters. They would not play with him and teased the poor ugly duckling. One day, he saw his reflection in the water and cried, “Nobody likes me. I am so ugly.” He decided to leave home and went far away into the woods.
  27. 27. diagram it 27
  28. 28. diagram it 28
  29. 29. YOUR TURN verb - subjects - story - Q&A - restory 29
  30. 30. THANKS! Any questions? @secottrell secottrell@musicuentos.com facebook.com/musicuentos 30

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