Nov 6th, 2010, 11:51 am
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Join Date: Oct 14th, 2010
| | Re: applying new words
I agree with eaturcheese. It makes learning new words meaningful and not just a mindless, parrot-fashion memory task which is of no good to anyone!
You can also get them to create a story chain. Choose a tense for them to put it in first. If they know the past tense, for example, you can write up on the board a sentence like, "It was a dark and stormy night..." and get one student to add a sentence to your sentence. Stress that you want them to try and use the 3 words they have learnt every lesson up until now. You may get some weird stories but that's ok.
Once the first student has added a sentence, write it up on the board after your sentence and then proceed on to the next student. This way, they can read through the story from the beginning to the end.
Depending on the tenses they know, other starter sentences could be:
I won the lottery! Tomorrow, I will...
If the school falls down, I will...
Every Thursday, I dress up as wonderwoman and...