How We Made An Excellent Speaking Activity Even Better Last week I posted about an Excellent Speaking Activity, one that I learned from Paul Nation. Here’s an excerpt: He calls it the “4-3-2″ Fluency Activity. QuickSmart Tens of thousands of Australians struggle with Numeracy and Literacy. Current instructional activities do not appear to overcome the learning problems experienced by many of these individuals. QuickSmart addresses this situation through an extensive research program aimed at narrowing the achievement gap. Phonics games Phonics games will help your child to practise sounding out words, which will help them to read. Initially, children will learn basic letter sounds, such as "c-a-t" for "cat". Later they will move on to sounds such as "th", "sh" and "ch", then "oo", "oa" and so on. Once they recognise a few basic letter sounds, they will be able to work out what a written word says for themselves, a skill which they will be very proud to show off!
Jolly Phonics and Teach Your Monster to Read launch apps for children Phonics are now a standard part of early-years education in British schools, with millions of children learning to read through letter sounds. Inevitably, there are apps for that too. Two have been released this week based on familiar phonics brands in the UK: Jolly Phonics and Teach Your Monster to Read.
8 Steps To Great Digital Storytelling Stories bring us together, encourage us to understand and empathize, and help us to communicate. Long before paper and books were common and affordable, information passed from generation to generation through this oral tradition of storytelling. Consider Digital Storytelling as the 21st Century version of the age-old art of storytelling with a twist: digital tools now make it possible for anyone to create a story and share it with the world. WHY Digital Storytelling?
QuickSmart Tens of thousands of Australians struggle with Numeracy and Literacy. Current instructional activities do not appear to overcome the learning problems experienced by many of these individuals. QuickSmart addresses this situation through an extensive research program aimed at narrowing the achievement gap. QuickSmart works by improving basic academic skills in literacy and numeracy. How to Teach Closed and Open Syllables Closed and open syllables are the first two syllable types students should learn. Out of the six syllable types, these two are the easiest for students to master. Hundreds of common words can be spelled using these two syllable types, so our students can get a lot of practice even while their spelling skills are still in the early development stage. To determine whether a syllable is closed or open, look at the vowel.
Foreign Language Teaching Methods About the Site Foreign Language Teaching Methods focuses on 12 different aspects of language teaching, each taught by a different expert instructor. The site contains video footage from an actual methods course held at the University of Texas at Austin. This flexible resource is designed to be used by foreign language teachers as a component of a classroom methods course or as a stand-alone course for independent learners. “While I was taking this course, I was already changing what I was doing and I can already see the difference. ” - Verónica, beginning language teacher (Spanish)