Because love should be the strength that moves us when teaching our students. And because sharing keeps us moving to reach them... Here you can find ressources I make for teaching English, mainly to children.

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Abr 12

I've made this boardgame, but I hadn't time to use it yet. ;) So any suggestions or comments about the game and how it goes with your students are more than welcome!

 

My idea is:

Place the tokens on the coloured houses at the bottom of the boardgame (red school, green school, etc.). Throw a coin (head - 1 space; tails - 2 spaces) and move in any direction towards the school with the corresponding colour. Each time you land on a picture, you have to say the command (and don't forget to say "please"! - you can even make a rule if the students forget to say "please". They can, for example, loose a turn or get back one house...).

 

The first student to reach the corresponding school is the winner.

 

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Out 11

I've created this activity for my 1st and 2nd Grades. This activity is done after listening to the story "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".

 

You may decide if you let your students make the caterpillar on their own (and here you see if they can remember the order of the food in the story), or you can make a listening activity, where students cut the food (2nd page) and you say the day of the week and the food they should stick on the caterpillar.

 

In my first experience with this activity, I tried the listening activity and it was a bit confusing, because they simply didn't listen to me and almost everyone knew the sequence and wanted to glue everything even before I said anything... so, by experience, I think it's better to let them make the caterpillar on their own. If someone has questions about a day/food you can always do the listening activity.

 

 

Note: Personally I don't find some of the food the caterpillar eat on Saturday very interesting and important to teach, so I changed this food for "piece of chocolate cake, lollipop, ice-cream, piece of pie and cheese".

 

                                          

   

 

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The Government have claimed that they are committed to spending £1billion on improving IT teaching within schools. However, it has been suggested that not a high enough percentage of this is actually being allocated to teacher training therefore leaving teachers lacking in the knowledge and understanding to confidently use the latest technology in an effective way.

 

6 out of 10 pupils, between the ages of 16-18, surveyed by Microsoft believe that they have better knowledge of IT than their IT teachers. It is also perceived that a large proportion of a students’ IT knowledge is acquired externally to the school environment. However there is some controversy as to whether this self-taught understanding of IT would be useful in the working environment as it is mainly geared around the understanding of social media sites and forum type IT.

 

Due to the generally aged equipment and out-dated teaching methods, students find IT lessons boring and un-stimulating. This is not helped by the fact that many students have more advanced computers and software sitting at home than what they have to use in the classroom.

With this in mind, teachers now have to become far more interesting in their teaching styles in order to engage with their students and prepare them for their imminent working life.

 

By encouraging group learning methods and incorporating hands on, practical IT tasks relevant to real life business situations, teachers can now engage in a far more positive and successful way. By doing this, students are having fun interacting with their friends and actually being part of the class but at the same time also learning valuable IT skills for the future.

 

But it is not just as simple as creating a fun environment. According to Ofsted, pupils are to be able to show independence in IT whilst having the ability to work jointly within a group scenario and possess confidence when carrying out IT related investigations.

 

The IT giant Microsoft supports the notion that there is an inconsistency between the requirements within a company and what is taught within schools.

 

An easy and cost effective way to combat this issue is to have available effective training programs for teachers. This is vital so that students can achieve the best quality of learning but also so that teachers are not out-witted by more knowledgeable students within the classroom environment.

 

There are many free training products available for teachers such as Adobe CS5 Student and Teacher Edition. Included in this training package is 24 hours’ worth of FREE training videos to aid with learning. With savings of up to 90% on genuine Adobe and Microsoft Software for teachers, it is easy to become a more capable and confident IT teacher, thus creating more capable and confident IT students.

 

Rashed Khan

published by Kita às 20:02

17
Jun 11

These are some cards I've designed about the body to play "Memory". You put all the cards face down on a table and the students should turn over two of them. If they match (i.e. they have both the picture and the corresponding word) they keep the cards, if not they put the cards back where they were. Try to encourage your students to say the words as they turn the cards.

 

 To make the cards: You should cut each card with the front cover and fold it in the middle, then stick both sides and laminate. 

 

 

 

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Body parts included in the game: head, shoulders, knees, legs, eyes, ears, mouth, nose, hands, fingers, arms, hair, toes, feet and face.

 

published by Kita às 16:15
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08
Jan 11

Hello everybody!

 

I'm dealing with some lack of time and, for that reason, the blog is not updated as often as I would like. :(

 

But here it is another worksheet.

 

The students can practice some classroom objects and colours in the same worksheet.

 

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Out 10

 

Hello!

 

I have been asked by some of you how to subscribe to a mailing list to let you know when something new is posted here. Unfortunately, this blog platform doesn't have that option. But since I see that some of you would like to be informed when something new is posted, I've decided to make a mailing list myself.

 

So, I will make a list with e-mails of people who would like the information and I will personally send an e-mail to you to let you know that I posted something new.

 

If you would like to be on my mailing list, just leave me a comment/message with your e-mail or send me an e-mail telling me you would like to be in my mailing list.

 

Thanks a lot to all of you who always give so good feedback of my ressources. :D It's really motivating to know that this blog is useful!

 

Hugs,

 

Patrícia


12
Out 10

After presenting the two PowerPoints about the flags of some English Speaking Countries and some attractions in the UK and the USA, I've decided to test my students about the 2nd presentation, i.e., the attractions in the UK and the USA. So, I've made these cards.

 

You can use them in several ways. You can make a memory game with pictures and words, only pictures (you have to print the cards twice) or you can make a class activity in the blackboard (like I did).

 

I stick the UK and the USA flag on the blackboard, spread the pictures on a table and ask students, one at a time, to come to the table, choose a picture and decide whether it belongs to the USA or the UK. This is easier, mainly for younger students, because they don't have to know the name of what the picture represents (you can tell it out loud to the class). The classmates then decide if the picture is under the right picture or not.

 

If you want to test if they know what the picture represents, you can also ask students to stick the card with the word under the right picture.

 

 

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Out 10

With this Power-Point Presentation you can present some English Speaking Countries to your students with the flag of each country. It includes the following countries: Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, UK, Ireland, Wales, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.

 

This PowerPoint is good to explain how the flag of the UK is formed (it has a slide which explains the union of the flags) and at the end of the presentation I included a world map showing the most spoken languages of the world and the corresponding countries. With this the students can become aware of the importance of English in the world.

  

After showing this PowerPoint, I show this one, to show them some of the attractions in the UK and the USA. 

 

 

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Set 10

One more cover you can use for the English Portfolio. Give it to your students to colour as they like.

  

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Jun 10

Two minibooks with some playground activities. One has the sentences, the other has only the pictures and the name of the playground activity.

 

                        

                        

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