Engelska. The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom. I have many “Best” lists related to using online games with English Language Learners, and you can find them all at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Learning Games.
I’ve also written a lot and published a number of posts and resources related to playing non-online games in the classroom, but just realized I had never brought them all together in one place. Here they are (feel free to offer more suggestions!) : Here are two excerpts from our book on teaching ELLs: Using Games in the ELL Classroom, Part I. Beginner Games - New Life ESL. Games are one of the most exciting ways you can teach English and get your students to open up.
Playing games will make students take themselves less seriously and have fun speaking the language. Here’s a few of our favorite games for teaching beginner level students. Kaboom: This game is a classroom favorite and perfect for introducing and drilling new vocabulary in an entertaining way. Have your students stand in a circle. The students will say the word one at a time while passing the ball clock-wise. Telephone: This is a well-known game that targets listening. Continue playing by letting your students be the first to whisper to you. Pictionary: Have your students write their new words on a small piece of paper and then put them into a hat or basket. When time is called and all students have had a turn, tally up all the correct answers and write them on the board.
Bingo: Bingo is great for practicing listening skills. Recipes for the EFL Classroom. This activity is variously known as kaboom, earthquake and typhoon, perhaps depending on which staffroom or hemisphere you are teaching in.
It’s a good staple for kids courses; it’s gone down well whenever I’ve used it, even with adults. It’s also very versatile, it can be used for revision of any recently studied language, and the competitive element makes it ideal for a stirrer activity to liven up bored teens, or as a reward at the end of a kids class. The basic procedure: 1. The Starr Spangled Planner: Kaboom! Possibly The Best Center Game Ever!
Do you use Kaboom!
In your classroom? It has been my go-to center for the past few years, whether I'm teaching Firsties, or now third graders. If Kaboom! Is new to you, or it is something you haven't yet tried in your classroom, here are some great reasons to give it a try:1. It is highly engaging! When I was first introduced to this game by a dear, sweet teacher friend, I didn't believe it! Well, I was happily proved wrong! When I say that I find a way to use Kaboom! Number Identification & CountingCoins/MoneyTimeOne More/One Less and Ten More/Ten LessAddition/Subtraction (fact fluency, missing addends, combinations to ten…etc.)Greater Than/Less Than (with whole numbers and fractions)Identifying Fractions (including unit fractions & mixed fractions)Multiplication factsArea/PerimeterPlace ValueJumps on the Hundred ChartEstimation (estimating the sum of two 3-digit numbers)RoundingTranslating standard form into expanded form Well... 1. 2. 3.
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Essential Questions in History and Social Studies • Whose "story" is this? • How can we know what really happened in the past? • How should governments balance the rights of individuals with the common good? • Should _______ (e.g., immigration, media expression) be restricted or regulated? Essential Questions in Mathematics • When and why should we estimate? Essential Questions in Language Arts • What do good readers do, especially when they don't comprehend a text? Essential Questions in Science • What makes objects move the way they do? Essential Questions in the Arts • What can artworks tell us about a culture or society? Essential Questions in World Languages • What should I do in my head when trying to learn a language? Is open-ended; that is, it typically will not have a single, final, and correct answer. The 8 Minutes That Matter Most. I am an English teacher, so my ears perk up when writers talk about their process.
I've found the advice handy for lesson planning, too. That's because both writing and planning deal with craft. In writing, you want your audience to be absorbed. You want them to care about your characters.