(inter)Acting With Our World: MATERIALS FOR CONTENT AND LANGUAGE INTEGRATED LEARNING (CLIL)
IntroducciónMy experience: •North American Language and Culture Assistant •StudentMaterials: mixture of LA activities and university projects. •Theater as a tool for integrated / cross-curricular learning. •Spelling Bee: Cultural curiosity and fun with language. •Storybird.com: “Art-inspired storytelling”.
Friends of the Forest•Theater performance: Comenius “Green Globe” project•How we did it •Brainstorming / Storyline •Roles •Materials / Costumes
What We Learned •Useful language “chunks”Promoting •Pronunciation / Enunciationenvironmental •Dramaawareness •Self Confidence •Communication skills (non-verbal) •Cooperation and teamwork All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts […] -Shakespeare (As You Like It)
Spelling Bee!•What is a spelling bee?•Why “bee”?•Organization
Class Level:•Step 1: Preliminary writing exam to select the contestants (10 max)•Step 2: Oral class competition to select a class “representative”. 1º A
Cycle Level: •Step 3: Representatives from each class compete within their cycle to select a cycle representative.1º A 1º B 1º C 2º A 2º B 2º C 1º cycle3º A 3º B 3º C 2º cycle 4º A 4º B 4º C5º A 5º B 5º C 3º cycle 6º A 6º B 6º C
School Competition! •Step 4: The three cycle representatives compete for the title of “School Spelling Champion” 1º cycle 2º cycle 3º cycle•Inter-school competition: School students only compete Spelling within their cycle but Champion! with students from other schools.
What We Learned •Alphabet •VocabularyFUN!!! •Pronunciation (words and letters) •Sportsmanship •North American culture
www.storybird.com •What is it? •How does it work? •Is it safe? •Private/PublicPromoting •Student emailsCreativity •Applications in the classroom: •Vocabulary •Co-authoring •Writing and editing •Reading comprehension •Blog/Wiki/Print
Thank You!Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share! I hope you have as much fun with these activities as I have.Any questions?•Friends of the Forest script:http://www.slideshare.net/violap22/friends-of-the-forest•Spelling Bee: lists, rules, etc.https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B3peaRO-RDKmdWc3VlMxbEkwZVU•My own storybird:http://storybird.com/books/the-perfect-shape/ --email@example.com--