How it works - Kahoot! Kids and learning. Engaging young learnersIf learners are engaged in what they are doing they are more likely to learn.
Small children need lots of short activities to keep them interested. Try alternating lively ‘stirring’ activities with calm ‘settling’ ones to harness the learners’ energy while avoiding over-excitement and providing variety. For example, on the topic of ‘jobs’, alternating stirring and calming activities might look something like this: 1. Have a lively game of run and touch to practise ‘jobs’ vocabulary. Find flashcards, songs, and stories on the topic of work here: Read an article on stirrers and settlers here: With a very lively class it can help to keep the learners’ attention mainly on the teacher and board (e.g. lots of vocabulary input, speaking, listening or reading tasks from the student’s book, talking about posters, demonstrating how to make and use a craft activity).
Set goals and see progressWrite up simple lesson aims on the board at the start of the class. The eLearning Coach – Get smart about designing learning experiences. How to draw animals. How to draw animals. How to draw cats, dogs and birds. Tocomail - safe email for kids. Online activities for English learners. Online activities for English learners. Teaching kids. Ideas, tips and resources for primary language teachers.
Ideas, tips and resources for primary language teachers. Carol Read. Using technology with young learners. In yesterday’s webinar, I introduced many of the tools I use with my students when teaching Kid’s Box.
If you missed it, you can watch the recording below; I’ve also shared the links for the tools I recommend underneath the recording. Animations Animation can be a child-friendly way of integrating technology in the classroom. Sedef recommends Go Animate for Schools, Puppet Pals, and PowToons. PresentationsBiteslide is a good alternative to PowerPoint for young learners.
Video TutorialsExplain Everything, Show Me, and Jing can be used either to create video tutorials for learners, or by learners to create their own. Digital Stories Stories are important for young learners, and these tools – Storybird, Little Bird Tales, and ZooBurst – enable them to create their own. Digital PostersKerPoof and Glogster Digital Paper are both good tools for creating digital posters. Blogs Blogs are a good way of showing parents what their children have been doing in class. About the author: Sedef Koç+ Young Learners Archives. The importance of teaching content to young learners. In this week’s webinar, Guess What!
Author Kay Bentley set out to answer some key questions about teaching content to young learners: what do we actually mean by ‘content’, how can we motivate students to learn it, and why is it important to teach it to young learners? Kay answered the first of these questions by explaining that ‘content’ is the subject-specific language required to think about the concepts involved in school subjects. To find out what this language is, we need to look at the subjects students are learning in their first language, and specifically the learning outcomes. These outcomes will show us the language that students need to learn. What do we mean by content? Successfully motivating students to learn about subject content begins by activating their prior knowledge of the subject topic. To watch the webinar in full, press play on the video below. [The videos mentioned in the webinar recording are the ones included earlier in this post.]
Reading Bear: free phonics & vocabulary...learn to read for free! Phonics. Why Use Phonics Resources?
Phonics instruction is greatly enhanced when it provides ample opportunity for students to practice the sound/symbol relationships they have been taught. Practice with Reading A-Z resources includes reading word lists and phrases, as well as continuous text in books and stories. ABC Fast Phonics with cartoons and sound. Fun for kids or adults. Phonics – ABCmouse.com. Phonics for Kids: Free Worksheets, Songs, Videos, and Audio Lessons. New!
Dream English Touch and Say Phonics Program: I am very excited to introduce to you my new Phonics Program. Click on a letter to be directed to the page with a Phonics Song Mp3, Touch and Say Audio Lesson Mp3, and Matching Phonics Worksheets and Flashcards, all free to download and use in your classes! A , B , C , D ,E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, "I love the Dream English Touch and Say Phonics Program! " -Kia B., USA Matt's Note: I recommend using the Touch and Say phonics as part of an overall Phonics and reading program. New Phonics Series: ABC Space Songs!
What is Phonics? Think of phonics as the building blocks of reading. This page is a collection of my teaching ideas and materials for teaching phonics, all for free download. Free Phonics Printables: A to Z Phonics Cards: Printable phonics cards from A to Z with big and small letters. Practice writing the letters of the alphabet and draw a picture that starts with that letter. More Handwriting practice. Phonics for Kids - English Games and Videos. Phonics Activities, Learn to Read, for Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade, 2nd Grade.
Sight Word Printables. How to use Fishing for Sight Words: Fishing for sight words is a simple four step activity worksheet.
Each page features one target sight word ranging in difficulty from "at" to "could. " Children trace the word, write the word on their own, color the word, then go fishing for the word in the pond. This is a great way to add to your children's vocabulary with words your kindergartner will need to know. Start off each worksheet by reading the word with your child, and encouraging them to read the word each time they complete a step.