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  1. OrkhonAimag 8th Grade English Teachers’ Seminar! Thursday, February 7th, 2013

  2. Speaking Activities!

  3. Emotional BAGGAGE • What are you bringing to this seminar today? • Circumstances/Environment: • Are you happy? Did you get good news from home? • Did you get bad news this week? • Are you feeling good today or do you have some stomach problems? • Your Personality: • What are some of your characteristics as a person that you bring to this seminar?

  4. Emotional Baggage, Cont. • You must list at least 5 situations or characteristics, but try to list up to 10! • 1. • 2. • 3. • 4. • 5. • 6. • 7. • 8. • 9. • 10.

  5. Giving Directions • This game can be used for many different student levels. • The students work in pairs. • Student “A” has instructions, Student “B” must do a task. • Student A gives directions to Student B. • Student B may not look at the instructions.

  6. Reporting a Story • Students will be in pairs. • Student A from each group will go to the Teacher. • The teacher will show Student As several pictures that make a story. • Student As must go tell Student Bs the story.

  7. Describing & Finding Differences • Students sit in pairs. • Each student gets a picture. All of the pictures are SIMILAR, but they all have small differences.

  8. Differences, cont. • Student cannot look at each other’s pictures. • Students must talk together to discover what the differences are between the 2 pictures.

  9. Free Speech/Speaking • Teacher gives students pieces of paper with different topics. • Students must each speak for 30-60 seconds about their topic. • Can play in groups or with the whole class together.

  10. “Showcase Seminar” Format • Teachers will be divided into groups • Each group will be assigned a lesson from the 8th Grade English textbook. • The lesson will include a reading assignment. • The group will develop a 15-minute lesson plan for their text. • Each group will teach their lesson to the class.

  11. “Showcase Seminar” Objectives • Each group will plan, prepare, and teach a reading-based lesson using engaging, active methods. • Hint 1: think about student- centered teaching methods • Hint 2: use some critical thinking activity in your lesson!

  12. Student- vs. Teacher-Centered • Which activities are teacher centered? • Teacher stands in front, writes information on the board, students copy the information down into their notebooks. • Teacher has students draw a picture of their goals and dreams. Then, Ss share with the class. • Teacher gives the students 5 vocabulary words related to a reading, and then 10 minutes to read a passage with the words included in the passage.

  13. Student- vs. Teacher-Centered • Which activities are teacher centered? • Teacher stands in front, writes information on the board, students copy the information down into their notebooks. • Teacher has students draw a picture of their goals and dreams. Then, Ss share with the class. • Teacher gives the students 5 vocabulary words related to a reading, and then 10 minutes to read a passage with the words included in the passage.

  14. Student-Centered • Which activities are Student-centered? • Teacher asks students to raise their hand if they know an answer. • Students vote on a theme or topic for a debate in class. • Teacher pairs up a stronger student with a slower student, and they research a topic to present to the class.

  15. Student-Centered • Which activities are Student-centered? • Teacher asks students to raise their hand if they know an answer. • Students vote on a theme or topic for a debate in class. • Teacher pairs up a stronger student with a slower student, and they research a topic to present to the class.

  16. Critical Thinking: Review

  17. Let’s Get to Work! • Remember: • Our Objective: to plan, prepare, and teach a reading-based lesson using engaging, activemethods • Hint 1: Use a student-centered approach! • Hint 2: Incorporate critical thinking into your lesson.

  18. Tea Break!

  19. Let’s Get teaching!

  20. Your Feedback! 1. What are 2 new things that you learned today? 2. What could be improved for the next seminar? 3. What did you enjoy about today’s seminar? 4. What topics would you like to learn about next time?

  21. Thank you!Have a Great TsagaanSar!