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Grammar from the start. November 2012. Dr Rachel Hawkes . Making it memorable. Visual Use colour coded background to support gender acquisition when teaching and practising new nouns in any topic. . Keep it active!.

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Grammar from the start

Grammar from the start

November 2012

Dr Rachel Hawkes



VisualUse colour coded background to support gender acquisition when teaching and practising new nouns in any topic.

Keep it active!

AuditoryUse music and rhythm to teach and practise key structures and vocabulary

Collective memory

VKS

KinaestheticUse gesture (and miming) as strategies when introducing new language and later when eliciting it from students. Gestures are powerful ‘fixing’ agents in memory.

NB: At the point where students want to know WHY they are doing something, don’t forget to tell them why you are asking them to act, gesture, sing, mouth, use colour etc..


Key structures

Physical, mental, social

Vocabulary

Fun

Listening skills

Running dictation


Empieza con uno

uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco

seis, siete, ocho, nueve, diez

y vamos a contar otra vez

uno, dos, tres, cuatro, cinco

seis, siete, ocho, nueve diez

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK3yyyQECNMSong available on YouTube


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Verbs

Pronouns

Vocabulary

Physical responses

Teatro físico

Walk the talk

Card sort

Pictograms

Empty your head


tú

yo

él

ellas

Ustedes

ella

ellos

Usted

nosotros

vosotros


hablar - to speak

hablo

hablamos

hablas

habláis

habla

hablan


siempre

siempre

normalmente

normalmente

generalmente

generalmente

a veces

a veces

nunca

nunca


Keeping it active

10%

10%

Read

20%

20%

Hear

30%

Adaoted from Accelerated Learning Systems Ltd

See

30%

50%

50%

See and hear

75%

75%

Say (talk or discussion)

90%

90%

Say and do (simulating the real event)

Average Retention Rate


Hola, me llamo

¿Qué tal?

Tengo

Mi cumpleaños es el

con

Vivo en

Soy

y hablo


Self assessment

How do I know what I know?

Make a set of online flashcards & spend 20 mins using them to learn (50 pts)

Use your core language sheet and vocab book to create new sentences with the words(50 pts = 5 100 pts = 10)

For example:

Use the Look, Cover, Say/Write, Check method(50 pts)

Work with a partner to learn the words, testing each other (50 pts)

1 The word ‘trabajo’ is pronounced ‘tra – ba- jo’2 It means ‘work’3 It is spelt t - r – a – b – a - j - o4 It can be used in this sentence:Tengo un trabajo a tiempoparcial.

Record yourself saying the words and the English meaning – use this to test yourself(50 pts)

Make own flashcards on card and use them to test yourself over and over(50 pts)

Take your list of language and rate your knowledge of each. Then decide how you need to improve:

- Practise pronunciation - Learn what the word means- Practise how to spell the word- Create sentences with the word

Use WordArtand type words out in alphabetical order(50 pts)

Write each word 3 times & translate once (50 pts)


Look at the following Spanish words and award them a number (1 – 4) according to the criteria below:1. I can pronounce this word/phrase2. I know what it means3. I can spell this word/phrase4. I can use this word/phrase in a sentence


Look at the following Spanish words and award them a number (1 – 4) according to the criteria below:1. I can pronounce this word/phrase2. I know what it means3. I can spell this word/phrase4. I can use this word/phrase in a sentence


memoria (1 – 4) according to the criteria below:


El gran juego (1 – 4) according to the criteria below:de la memoria

¡Tenéis 10 segundos para memorizar!


El gran juego (1 – 4) according to the criteria below:de la memoria

¡Tenéis 8 segundos para memorizar!


El gran juego (1 – 4) according to the criteria below:de la memoria

¡Tenéis 6 segundos para memorizar!


Comberton V.C. (1 – 4) according to the criteria below:

Una persona deletrea y los otrosescriben.


The bee by jane driver
The Bee (1 – 4) according to the criteria below:by Jane Driver

  • A 1-minute TL spelling competition for Y7 students

  • Stage 1 – Class Competition (50 words)

  • Stage 2 – School Competition (100 words)

  • Stage 3 – Regional Competition (150 words)

  • Stage 4 – National Competition (200 words)


Why? (1 – 4) according to the criteria below:

  • Develops important skills in first year of a language:

    • Memory skills

    • Phonics

    • Pronunciation

    • Alphabet

    • Articles

  • 45,000 competitors in England and

    Wales this year


National winners
National Winners (1 – 4) according to the criteria below:


Online (1 – 4) according to the criteria below:

2

1

3


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