sábado, 14 de febrero de 2015

School Theme for EFL Elementary Learners

 If flashcards are used effectively , they reinforce new language. 

Here are some Flashcards Ideas.

Who has it ?  Game : pass out all the school flashcards to some students in the class. Call out a word that is on a card. The student with that card has to stand up, show the card and say the word. Continue with all the playing cards.

 YES or NO puppets:
Hold up a school flashcard and ask: Is it a (table) ?
Prompt the students to nod(YES) or shake(NO) their heads and answer YES or NO. 

You can also use the YES and NO puppet.
If the answer is YES, have them repeat: Yes, It´s a table.
If the answer is NO, have them repeat NO, it isn´t a table.

Review or Evaluation:
Place on the board  or table two flashcards. Say a word or sentence. Have the child point to the matching flashcard. Put a different pair of flashcards and repeat.
Teacher: crayon. It´s a crayon.
Student:( Points) Crayon.
Teacher: Very Good. Hand in prize.
Another Game: Display all the flashcards with a number under each one. The teacher or the student names a flashcard in a random order and the class says the number . Then say a number  and the class says the flashcard word.

Bingo Game: 
Distribute the blank bingo grid to each student. Have the students fill in 7 school words. Draw a random card and call it out so that the student can look for the word in their bingo grid and cross it off. When a student  has  crossed out all the words , he or she call out  BINGO !  Also make your call out Bingo folder. Print the small onto one color paper and another set onto another color paper. As you call out the words just place them on the folder where they belong. Using this system children can play  in small groups.

School theme book:
Give students the chance to read. Read to them or have them read after they know the vocabulary words. This is a decodable book that builds on previously taught words, helping students gain confidence and fluency. You can conduct guided reading so students can follow along, make as many copies as needed, maybe one for 2 students. Have students reread with their partner.  

Start teaching children how to use numbers in English, providing students time to use  language of  math. Use the cards provided or any other manipulatives. Here´s a matching game, it can be used as a memory game or as flashcards.

Task cards: make the  copies need. Laminate for further use. Display a set of cards to each group of 4 or 6 students. 

Students select their task card and write the answer in their notebook in the order of their preference.

This is a memory matching game. It can be used to assess the students by connecting the cards. Print the sets of cards, one with pictures and another with the names of the school objects. Divide the class into groups of no more than 4. Hand each group a set of cards. Have the students spread the cards facing up on the table and take turns connecting the corresponding names and pictures. The student who correctly connects the most pairs of cards wins. 

Blog Idea: I found this blog www.kinderdi.blogspot.com She made these sight word pointers for finding sight words in books. I thought that most text books are used for so little in class. I used the star template that she includes in the blog post for free. The children can choose a star word pointer and look for that word in the book and circle it in the same color as the star. I the stars on colored cardstock and wrote the sight words and the vocabulary words.

Pocket charts: so many uses in the classroom, get one because I´ll be posting many ideas. This is a simple matching the phrase to the picture. After they finish students can write all phrases in their notebooks.

The  activites for younger learners are at my other blog: