quarta-feira, 16 de março de 2011

Teaching "What's this/that?" in a very different way!

These days I found a great idea in one of the books I use for teaching kids at my mini school. I'd never thought of that before but I got to the conclusion it could be a wonderful way to get my students involved with the content I had to teach. The subject was "What's this/that?" and its corresponding questions and answers such as "Is it a book?", "Yes, it is" or "No, it isn't". Guess what! All we need to use is play dough! Yes! Play dough in the classroom! So I bought it and this afternoon I had the chance to try the activity shown by the book. It was great! Kids love playing with different kinds of material in class so I asked them to create something using play dough about the vocabulary we've just learned. For example: school material, just like: pen, pencil, pencil case, etc. So students had to keep asking each other in order to guess what they were creating. Student A asked Student B: "Is it a crayon?" and the other one would say: "Yes, it is" or "No, it isn't" and so on. Notice that we can work on not only on the structure of questions and answers but also vocabulary. Reeeeally nice! See you, colleague!

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  2. Very good idea!! I'm gonna try it with my students!!

    I have to say that they are all adults, but I'm sure they will love it!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Take care!

  3. Hi, Angela! Yes! We can also work with our adult students, why not? Thanks for passing by, dear.

  4. Thanks for sharing! Bianca, do you have interesting texts for teenagers? Something like Seventeen magazine. I'm trying to take informations that they might like. Because if I only give "boring" informations they won't have fun with it. Thanks and take care!

  5. Hi, Vivi!! I bought a "People" magazine some time ago and I remember there was something interesting for teens there. Seventeen magazine is great, but I haven't seen it for a while..at least here. Have you tried to check up on the Net? Maybe a Seventeen magazine site or something. I'm curious now! I'm gonna check up on it my self and then I let you know, ok? kisses!!

  6. WOW, I love your blog! It's full of great ideas!!!
    I teach English and I've got a blog too.
    If you like, you are welcome to have a look:

  7. Thanks, Silvia! I'm gonna take a look at your blog for sure!