lunes, 11 de diciembre de 2017

Christmas Flashcards

I know that ESL Teachers love flashcards. I made a new set with these clipart from Scrappin Doodles.

Here´s the link:  

Flashcards activity 1. Place selected flashcards on the board and hand in the scrabble letters to the students and have them make crosswords with the letters on their tables.

Flashcards activity 2. Have the students write each word under the  flashcard using the scrabble letters.
Flashcards activity 3. Place the flashcards around the room. Have the students find them as you ask questions.
Teacher: Where is the gift?
Students: Here ! It is on the chair.
Flashcard activity 4. Make a grid on the board with random flashcards. Ask questions.
Teacher: Find B3. Who is B3?
Students: He is Rudolf.

Then ask students to make sentences that relate to make a short  Christmas Story. Write an example and have it ready to read to the class.

Teacher: Joseph and Mary are in the stable. The Angel is at the stable, too. She is drinking cocoa. The reindeer likes cocoa. The Shepherd came to see Baby Jesus, but Rudolf was at the stable. The Elf Girl came with the Gingerbread and The Gingerbread House. Poinsettias were in the sack with many presents.

Well, I invented this story. You can use it, but I am not that good at writing, LOL!!

Flashcards are great for speaking, listening and a writing activity can be included. But I made a Picture Dictionary for Reading and Vocabulary Practice. It has 5 pages and it can be done in groups and then bind it.

sábado, 11 de noviembre de 2017

Christmas and Family Theme

Christmas is about family. I made a family album in which students trace the words, there is one with mom and dad and another with mother and father.
The resources are here:
And students can make portraits like mine with craft sticks. You can make your own set and use them as flashcards.
Teacher: Who is this ?
Students: He is Brother !

The album can be turned into stick puppets.

And some Flashcards to review family members. But they can work for extra practice for prepositions. This time I printed them on cardboard and glued a big clothespin to make them stand.

Start with easy ones. The clips helps to attach one another.                                        
                         Teacher: Where is Brother ?
Students: Brother is on the stocking.

But any prepositions can be done using the clothespin.

Puzzles ! They are wonderful for preschool but they are useful for Elementary grades. Hand in a piece randomly to all the students. At your signal ask them to look around for other classmates that can complete their puzzle. Have a complete puzzle on a designated table. When the four students that make the  puzzle run to the assigned table and assemble the puzzle,they call to be first and win.

Pocket charts are good to review sentences or for the students to make their own sentences.
Students make a family tree but on the house.

Worksheets! Have the students color the worksheets as you say.
Teacher: Look at mother! Her hair is black. Her hat is green and white. Her dress is green. 
Have the students cut all the cards and play some games.

Teacher: Place your cards in order as I say.
Mom, cat, sister, reindeer.
Then have them cut the word out of each card and make a puzzle to put together on their notebooks.
I added some cards to match to the worksheets.