terça-feira, 13 de julho de 2010

A second-hand book in class!

Using an English book in class is just another way of practicing reading and have fun at the same time. And the best thing is that we don’t have to spend too much money on one of those books. You can get great options at the second-hand store closest to you! This one I bought at one of those and it was a bargain! Well, I’m gonna list four suggestions of using and old English book in class. Here they are:
a) Teacher takes copies of a page of the book. Don’t forget to read it first so that you can select the one which is gonna fit your lesson better. If you work with large groups, you can divide them in smaller teams or even in pairs and have them identify and underline certain structures. You can list them on the board, for example and set them some time for the activity;
b) Another idea would be to select a page from the book, take copies and cut them in parts. Students then participate in a competition in which they have to put the text in order. The ones who finish first or the students who made fewer mistakes, win the game! You can also set a time for them to do it, and the winners would be the ones who finish within that time or even the ones who could put in order most parts of the page correctly;
c) The instructor takes copies of a page and cut the last part of it. Students try to guess how that last paragraph would be. It can also be a written exercise;
d) Students act out the page you’ve selected. Give them some minutes to prepare the play and have fun!

It's great to see you again, colleague!

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