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Thanksgiving is coming up and I searched online for my favorite digital learning tool: Online cooking games. Arm yourself with a good vocabulary list and you got yourself the best interactive learning experience ever. Add a smartboard, a smartphone, or a touchscreen such as an iPod or iPad and you will make the learning entirely yours.
Here is an example from Cooking games.com Go to “Thanksgiving Cooking Games” or Thanksgiving Cooking Egames” and select a game. I selected “Thanksgiving Feast”
Next, look for all the optional changes you can make to the original scene. I counted more than 10 words. Using Wordle, I created a vocabulary list to introduce prior to asking the student to change things.
As you show each item, also add the words “change to” (for ELL) or “cambia por” (for SLA). As the items are switched you may ask again about each thing, and have the student…
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I wrote this guest blog for Enotes on little-known facts about Dickens. Hope you enjoy! Click on the picture or here for whole post.
This is part of an answer I provided @Enotes.com Should you teach grammar with L2, or just "go with the flow?" That is the question! The universal consensus is that you should teach any foreign language completely, along with its rules, meanings, proper and ethical usage. The rationale behind this is that language is never... Continue Reading →
Thanksgiving is coming up and I searched online for my favorite digital learning tool: Online cooking games. Arm yourself with a good vocabulary list and you got yourself the best interactive learning experience ever. Add a smartboard, a smartphone, or a touchscreen such as an iPod or iPad and you will make the learning entirely yours.... Continue Reading →
Here are some slides to introduce TGD in class for Spanish students of emerging and early levels. I noticed it works for the advanced students too, so why not give it to everyone? This also works for ESL students as they can write the definition of the Spanish term in English. And here are also... Continue Reading →
I used Pixie 3 and used the concept of "Pieces of Me". The students brainstormed what are things that can be broken into pieces. Ex: a) candy, b) pepperoni pizza (??) and a fishbowl. We tried all three freehand. These were the results. Then they were saved as templates.pizza pieces The high-achieving student version took... Continue Reading →
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Muertos is Here! I give you the easiest, cleanest, cheapest way to make Día de los Muertos sugar skulls. Get this: Mix it all in a ZIP LOCK bag to avoid a mess. Once it, massage through the sugar until it makes clumps that are NOT WET, just compact. Get ice cube molds of skeletons... Continue Reading →
This is part of an answer to a question I provided @ Enotes.com Deductive and inductive teaching of grammar In TEFL (teaching English as a foreign language) there are two theoretical models of teaching: inductive and deductive. As theoretical models, they basically mean one thing: neither of them is better than the other, and the... Continue Reading →