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By Shelagh | Monday, April 22, 2013 at 10:09 am
In our recent online workshop on Using the ESL Literacy Readers a lot of great ideas and classroom activities were shared.
Here’s a personalized bingo game for a Phase I class shared by Val, the workshop facilitator.
By Beena | Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 8:54 am
Every day in my Phase II class, we look at news headlines and photographs.
By Shelagh | Thursday, March 1, 2012 at 9:34 am
Thanks to my BVC colleagues Fiona and Jennifer for sharing this fantastic online vocabulary resource with me!
You can create your own flashcards or search from the millions of flashcard sets created by others. The website was created in 2005 by a 15 year old, and it's definitely worth checking out.
For an overview of the website, you can watch this demo video.
By Val | Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 12:00 am
ESL literacy learners need many opportunities to hear new words. One activity I do with my Foundation and Phase I learners is what I call Sit Down If. I have everyone stand up. Then I say "Sit down if...
By Val | Monday, February 13, 2012 at 8:04 am
Developing vocabulary is one of the most important tasks in a Foundation Phase class. My learners have almost no oral English so much of the class is devoted to oral development. Right now I am doing a unit on keeping warm in winter. Recycling new words is always a challenge so here are a few ideas I use.
Sometimes I make up a simple chant. Here is part of the one I made them:
(Tomorrow I am going to introduce: skirt, skirt, pink skirt, skirt...)
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