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  1. Tips for Teaching Kids English

  2. ““For in every adult there dwells the child that was, and in every child there lies the adult that will be.” - John Connolly, The Book of Lost Things

  3. Tip: Research the developmental stages

  4. Tip: Channel in your inner child!

  5. Tip: Cultivate relationships with icebreakers, team- building and games

  6. Toy Mingle •  Each student has a toy •  Pair students •  Start the timer for 1 minute and the pairs play with each other •  Children then switch partners

  7. Tip: Use puppets

  8. Tip: TPR- Total Physical Response “Language-body conversation” - Dr. James Asher Photo by Sean Dreilinger,

  9. Finger Plays & Gesture Songs Itsy, Bitsy Spider Where is Thumbkin? Twinkle Little Star Clap Your Hands A Sailor Went to Sea Head, Shoulder, Knees, Toes

  10. Model the Gestures

  11. Tip: Sing and chant Ring around the rosy A pocketful of posies "Ashes, Ashes" We all fall down! Photo by Jess2284,

  12. Tip: Demonstrate with flashcards

  13. Tip: Amplify story time Include pauses Hand gestures Dress up Onomatopoeia Props Change tone Change pitch Animate your face Vary your speed Make them characters


  15. Create a Survival Kit

  16. Tip: Build routines

  17. Differentiate activities Include rest periods Move around Balance out activity and inactivity

  18. Suggested Kid Activities Hello song! Discovery Game! Dance! Sing! Snack Break! Read a Book! Hands-on Activity! Games! Color! Closing song/dance!

  19. Tip: Integrate technology

  20. Integrating Technology Hello song! CD, MP3 from iPod/ laptop Hello game! Visual instructions on screen Discovery Game! iPad/Web Activity Dance! Sing! Story Time Video of movements/ song Apps, online games/ activities Hands-on Activity! Explore w/ iPad Color! Color & drawing apps & web tools

  21. EnglishStoryTime.Pbworks.Com

  22. Tip: Parent partnerships “At the end of the day, the most overwhelming key to a child's success is the positive involvement of parents.” - Jane D. Hull

  23. Parent communication tools & apps Remind GAFE Class Dojo Smore ClassTag

  24. How do we support learners?

  25. •  Support with note cards & visual instructions •  Include screenshots or video tutorials

  26. Kids Picture Dictionary IOS App

  27. Tip: Have fun!

  28. “They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.” - Carol Buchner

  29. @ShellTerrell