viernes, 9 de julio de 2010

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall...

Hello! In this post I will like to explore some of the many techniques for teaching the meaning of words. As our friend Tricia said, although our main role may be help students become autonomous learners, they will sometimes need us to explain new words to them. To this end, it is important for teachers to have a good viariety of techiniques at our disposal such as: Miming, gestures, examples, contexts, synonyms, antonyms, visual aids, auditory aids and of course, dictionaries.
Here I prepared a Glogster with different examples of techniques and aspects of the vocabulary items to take into account when teaching. Hope u like it.
Find the secret word in the text ;)
It's nice playing with words!

2 comentarios:

  1. I really liked the variety of techniques you go over in your Glogster, Lu! It's always helpful to see such "lists" and self-check how varied (or not) our strategies are, I believe!
    Several of your ideas assumed the exploitation of visuals... I wonder if you've already looked into how we could exploit audio or our body language to achieve similar goals?
    Take care,

  2. No wonder I'm a visual learner! ja However, it is true I should encourage other intelligences here. I tried to show sounds to exemplify "ways of" but of course it is not enough.
    When dealing with new vocabulary, sometimes I make sts mime verbs for the rest to guess so as to practise them. Also, I use songs to contextualise new items such as opposite adjectives with the song "Hot & Cold."