My first animated short film (2002) Dir: Ricardo Moyano Maria Calatayud Ysabel Castro
Suzie Sue's insight:
Suggestion: use this clip to practice prediction skills. What happens next? Stop the clip before the man takes a picture of the old lady. ask students, in groups, to decide what they think happens next.
How to make a puppet using: A sock, pingpong ball and icecream container.
Get every student to bring to school - an old/new sock or even a pair of socks to make one/two characters. Once the students have made their puppets, have them answer questions such as, "What's it's name?" "Where is it from?" "How did you meet him/her?" "What's his favourite food?" etc... Then ask the students to introduce their puppet to their friends puppets and so on. One idea I particularly like is, for homework, Ss have to take their puppets to a place of their choice then take a photo of it. The next day they have to present their photos, telling the class, where he/she was, what he did and who he/she met etc... The options are endless. I think these are perfect to exercise creative thinking and inject an element of fun in the classroom.
The target audience for this guide is a broad spectrum of school practitioners such as administrators, curriculum specialists, coaches, staff development specialists and teachers who face the challenge of providing effective literacy instruction...
Levels: elementary to advanced. Ages: kids; teens; adults. Type: quite a few uses for the famous word cloud generator, and some links to many more. Skills: listening; speaking; reading; writing; pronunciation.
First, stop expecting kids to pay attention. They don’t owe you anything. They’re only in school because it’s the law and their friends are there. There are two solution types. The first is a workaround. Here are some examples of short-term solutions for attention-building…
Creating computer based materials can be incredibly time consuming and also very frustrating as websites and web based content can change so quickly, that's why it is always so nice to discover tools like Textivate which can enable you to create instant interactivity using almost any text you find from around the web.
Some fantastic and engaging tounge twisters to suplement any phonics section in your course book. Kids will get a crack out for trying to beat their friend at who can say them the fastest. Perfect for teaching chunks of langauge in a fun way.