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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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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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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Jan 10

This schoolyear I taught body parts to a class using "The Bath Song", from Super Simple Songs. They listened to the song, sang and acted it out in the classroom. It was funny!

Then I wondered how I could practice the body parts and the language in the song. That's how this game was born!

 

There are 2 A4 pages, which glued under each other, make a relatively large board game (near A3 size). I put it on the blackboard and made teams with 4 or 5 students (it depends on the size of your class, of course). Then a member of each team comes to the front, throws a big dice I have brought to the classroom, says the number shown (in English, of course!) and I move the counter on the board. Then the student must say "I can wash my..." + the body part he/she landed on. If the answer is correct, the team can move one space forward, if not, they must return one space.

 

Of course you can change the rules as you want. You can have a rule where the student can ask the team for help, for example, but the final sentence must be his/hers, even if it's just the repetition of someone else's sentence. That way every student says a sentence.

 

For younger students, you can also help or ask only the body part.

 

 

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Nov 09

This is a set of cards to practice some answers to the question "How are you?". The answers follow the "Hello song". You can watch and listen to the song here.

I played a memory game on the board with the whole class divided in two teams. But you can also play other games. Another example is to give a card to each student, asking him/her not to show it to anyone and have all the students going around the classroom, asking "How are you?" to the schoolmates. The students must find their pair. For example, the student with the picture representing "I'm happy", must find the person who has the "I'm happy" card (with the words).

 

The cards have a back side.

 

 

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26
Ago 09

These are 12 different cards to play "Bingo". Your students can practice 3 topics at the same time: fruits, colours and numbers. You call a fruit, a colour or a number each time and the students who have what you say in their card should mark it.

 

You can also choose just one topic and leave the others out. There are more fruits than colours or numbers in each card, because this was the main topic I was dealing with when making the cards. But you can change the cards to suit your needs (the .doc file is editable). 

 

If you want the pictures to teach the fruits, I have them as flashcards. Just click here.

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444 Kb (pdf)


08
Mai 09

I've made a set of cards with pets useful to play the game "Go Fish". Each student receives 4 cards at the beginning of the game. The aim is either to get a set of 4 cards with the same pet or a set of 4 cards with the same colour.

 

To play, the 1st student should ask another colleague for a card (eg. "A dog" -  if he is trying to make the set with the 4 dogs - or "A blue (cat)" - if he is trying to make the set of 4 blue pets). If the other student doesn't have that card, the 1st student has "to fish" one card from the ones previously spread on the table (face down). Depending on the students' level and/or what you are teaching, you can ask them to ask for the card with a complete sentence (e.g. "Do you have a blue cat?" or "I would like a blue cat.", etc.).

 

If he "fishes" the card he asked for, he continues playing, asking another card to anyone. If he doesn't "fish" the card, it's next student's turn to play. The first one to get a complete set of 4 cards wins.

 

You can also play a kind of "Uno" with these cards. Here you can tell the students to say what's on the card they lay on the table to play (e.g."Blue cat" or if the students are older, you can make them to build a sentence, like, for example,  "It's a blue cat").

 

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Pets included: bird, cat, dog, mouse, hamster, guinea pig, fish, parrot, turtle. The turtle is not in the preview. The cards have also a back side design.


04
Fev 09

I use these cards to play a game after telling the story Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?. I give a card to each student and I explain the game. During the game, the teacher says: "I see a brown bear." (a yellow duck, a green frog, etc.) and the students having that card must stand up and act like that animal, making its voice.

 

The game is very funny and students really love it! They learn to recognise the animals and the colours. You can be tricky and try to say a colour with an animal that isn't on any card (e.g. "yellow chicken") or say an animal with a different colour (e.g.: "purple horse"). This way you can see how much they are paying attention or how much they know about their card.

 

You can also say a colour and an animal which don't belong together in these cards, such as "brown horse" (because the horse is blue) and all the students having that colour and that animal must stand up and act like the animals. In the example given, all the students having the brown bear and the blue horse must stand up! Other idea is that, since that animal doesn't appear in the story, the students must be quiet.

 

I included a card for "children", but you can leave it out, because the students are already children (they don't have to have a card to pretend to be children). If you say "I see children." all the students must stand up and move around, acting like children. This can be a bit noisy, depending on your class!  Keep that in mind.

 

After you say all the animals, you can say to your students to exchange their cards with a classmate and start over, so that each student plays different animals.

 

These are just some ideas I've had to play with these cards. If you have any other ideas, please leave a comment! Thanks!

 

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11
Jan 09

I made these animal cards following a lesson about wild animals. I made groups of 4/5 children and gave a set of cards to each group. Each group had also a happy and a sad smile made of cardboard. Each person in the group should pick the happy smile and an animal that he/she likes and make a sentence like this, for example: "I like lions.". All students in the group do this with an animal they like. Afterwards they repeat the process, but this time with the sad smile and picking up an animal they DON'T like. For example: "I don't like frogs".

 

If the students aren't familiar with the plural forms yet, I help them, writing the plural form on the back of the cards. You can also write the target sentences on the blackboard, drawing a happy and a sad smile to become clearer.

 

This set of cards has not only wild animals, but also pets and farm animals.

Vocabulary included:

Wild animals - bear, camel, frog, giraffe, hippo, kangaroo, dolphin, elephant, lion, monkey, snake.

Pets - dog, cat, mouse, hamster, parrot, bird, fish, guinea pig, turtle.

Farm animals - chicken, cow, duck, goat, horse, pig, rabbit, rooster, sheep, turkey.

 

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published by Kita às 22:05

18
Nov 08

A game where you can revise any vocabulary you want with your students (you just need to change the cards to the vocabulary you want to revise). The game has 64 cards.

          Board game             Instructions              Game cards

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