Over 50 games and activities including puzzles, games, crosswords and other task-based activities. Packed with more than 50 games and activities to make learning grammar fun for children. The book includes puzzles, games, crosswords and other task-based activities.
Twenty-five activities to settle children into a class or bring the lesson to an end. Starting and Ending Lessons focuses on children's need for constant language revision. It provides easy, adaptable activities that use movement and games to maintain variety in the classroom.
Relates theories of first and second language acquisition to what actually goes on in the classroom. Uses activities throughout to explore the practical implications of the ideas presented.
Gives you a thorough overview of theory and research relating to second-language reading. Includes practical suggestions for teaching reading in different contexts. Presents a variety of strategies for reading and teaching reading and discusses how to use them in appropriate contexts.
Practical procedures for teachers to follow at every stage are outlined, including ways to stimulate students to write through pictures, readings and discussions, and ways to respond to student writing as a form of communication.
Testing in all skill areas is covered. How to write and evaluate tests is clearly explained with numerous examples. Also featured is an Appendix describing the most important commercial proficiency, achievement and aptitude tests.
The first two chapters of the book address general questions of grammar in ESL theory and classroom practice. These are followed by ideas for the creative teaching of grammar. Included are specific suggestions for teaching most of the common, beginning-level structures, which are listed separately in a grammar index for easy reference.
New discussion on the political dimensions of language teaching. New digital technology chapter NEW extended coverage of content-based and task-based approaches. New accompanying website with PDFs to download of the Contents, Glossary and Introduction pages from the Third Edition, and three videos of the authors.
Children will absorb English naturally as they enjoy the experience of making music together. Includes 'Listen and Do' activities to develop children's ability to distinguish key sounds, tones, rhythms, and patterns. All the language content (words, games, songs, and rhymes) has been carefully chosen to represent current spoken English.
Each unit gives clear and accessible details of how to prepare, organize, and teach a lesson including examples of teacher language in the classroom. Taking into account the most effective ways in which children learn, the activities are designed to encourage the recall and recycling of vocabulary.