Bringing languages to life: teaching tips, tech and ideas Isabelle Jones, head of languages, The Radclyffe School, Oldham I have loved using music to bring languages to life in my language classroom. Music videos are a great way to introduce students to the culture of French-speaking countries and develop speaking/writing projects. For this particular project, I used French rap and encouraged groups of students to write about chosen common themes. We used mind maps to explore the links between ideas and the sounds of the key words, such as the 'tion' 'isme' words.
les cinq au quotidien Along the bottom of the Daily Five board are self adhesive library sign out envelopes. They are labeled with each child's name on a card and popsicle stick. Students choose a station by putting their stick in the appropriate pocket (max. 5 sticks per pocket). If I need to meet with a student or group I move their sticks before they arrive in the morning. Daily 5 Happy Hump Day friends! We have officially made it through three days with our little people, and we are STILL tired! Man these kiddos have some energy! Our classes are as big as they've ever been this year, and we both have 28 first graders! We continue to teach, model, practice and teach again. We've done some really fun stuff so far, and will share some of that later.
Delightful Daily 5 Cafe: getting started The next component I introduce (just like Gail and Joan suggest) is Work on Writing. Because it is so much like Read to Self, it makes sense to introduce it next. The major difference is that kids are writing instead of reading. :) You'll need to think about what tools you're going to use for writing time. Daily 5 Part 2- mini lessons Yesterday I posted an overview about how I run Daily 5 in my classroom. I also forgot to say yesterday that Daily 5 is the most amazing thing ever. I've never seen students so engaged and quiet. It's my favorite part of the day and theirs too! Today I will talk more about what I do during my mini lesson portion. After the students check in we immediately do our Daily Language Review.
TIMELINE OF EVENTS FOR AN ACTIVE FRENCH PROGRAM Click here for French Version. A good French course is strengthened by an active extracurricular program. These ideas are proposed to help new French teachers organize the school year. Daily 5 Choice Cards Update: Here is a more diverse set of daily 5 cards! Thanks for the idea, Emily! I love reading everyone's comments! Someone suggested making those Daily 5 posters I blogged about here smaller so that each child gets a set to use as a way to choose their Daily 5 session on a pocket chart.
1000 Most Common French Words - Top French vocabulary Written by Administrator Friday, 19 February 2010 10:29 When starting to learn French, it is always a good idea to memorize the most common words first. This will enable you to understand many more situations than if you were leaning your French vocabulary from random sources. Here's the list of most common French words along with their English translation. Note that some words in the list perform a similar function and can be grouped into a single entry with a higher combined rank.
Daily 5 Set Up I love the Daily 5 and I love CAFE even more. I have struggled though, to keep the resources organised. When I rearranged my room over the holidays, implementing an organisational system for the D5 was a must. I made these charts earlier in the year as I introduced each Daily.
<img src=First-Grade-topper.png><br> by "The Sisters" - Gail Boushey and Joan Moser Read to Self Read to Someone Listen to Reading Work on WritingWork on Words Our Daily 5 Choice Charts How to Mind Map and Mind Mapping concepts FREE Online eLearning Program Learn to capture information and ideas with the technique that is helping over 250 million people worldwide to be more organised, productive and creative. Mind Mapping is a method of capturing information created by international speaker and bestselling author, Tony Buzan. It is proven to boost your productivity, creativity and memory. September 2012 Another fun-filled week in Room 7 has come to an end and while we were all very excited it was Friday (a few inclement weather and indoor recess days this week made us all a little stir crazy), many of us were sad for the weekend to come because we had so much fun this week! For starters, we started our Home Reading Program on Wednesday and we are very excited to have LES DEVOIRS (Homework)!! It’s one of the great things about this age group-they are thrilled to have work to do at home and there were no groans or complaints about receiving homework. For more information on our home reading program please click on the link or go to the tab above that says “HomeConnections”. Remember to send those books back by Monday or Tuesday at the latest.