Teaching English for Young Learners. Katie Bain email@example.com elfellowkbain.wordpress.com. Ice Breaker. Find Someone Who What connection do these answers have to how you teach children?
Materials used in the targe culture for actual communicative needs
Storage boxes that contain materials for classroom use
Words or phrases that are repeated again and again, in a rhythm
An area of the classroom where students can find books and resource material
The way in which the teacher manages the students and content of classroom learning.
Instructional approach for grades K-8 for low and intermediate language level learners that provides authentic opportunities for use of academic language, maintains highest standards and expectations for all students, and fosters voice and identity.
Primary language is proveded by trained, bilingual teachers, trained bilingual aides, trained parents, or cross-age/peer tutoring. Emphasizes teacher collaboration. Listening, speaking, reading, and writing are integrated among all content areas with an emphasis on science, social studies, and literature.
Language treated as a whole, with integration of skills
Opportunities for student to interact with material at their own rate and level
Uses learners’ own experiences as a basis for classroom speaking, listening, reading, and writing activities. Learners dictate to the teacher or assistant, who writes down what they say.
Language Experience Approach Video
A reading approach that teaches the written symbols which represent sounds of a language
The relationship between the sounds of a language and the written forms of those sounds
A short dramatization or play
A language teaching approach that combines language learning with physical movement, initially based on commands.
TPR-S adds the additional component of oral performance and the acting out of stories.
Techniques for changing from one activity to another
Areas of a classroom that are set up for learning purposes
Younger Learners (K-5)
After finishing the video turn and talk to your neighbor and try to answer these questions.
They are learning to socialize as well as learning through socializing.
They need to be physically active.
Learn through play
They need lots of repetition and clear directions.
They are “me” focused and respond emotionally to learning activities.
They are naturally curious and usually willing to learn.
Cognitive and motor skills are still developing.
Their verbal skills are generally more advanced than their literate skills.
Short attention span
They have a short attention span, which becomes longer as they get older.
Formulate their own language rules
They are able to formulate their own language rules from comprehensible language input.
Example: We incorporated Total Physical Response so that our students can have the opportunity to learn through movement.