It has only been since the s that this area has attracted more interest among EFL teachers. The purpose of this article is to look at some of the issues and ways in which literature can be exploited in the classroom. There are also links to classroom activities and lessons with literature that you can download and use straight away. First of all, any method or approach towards using literature in the classroom must take as a starting point the question:
Description of the site[ edit ] History and products[ edit ] Founded in the BrainPop websites display animated, curriculum-based content that supports educators and are intended to be fun and motivational for students to watch. Sincethe movies have been closed captioned.
The sites also access a wide variety of educational games.
The sites also offer movies in several languages for regional markets aligned to local educational standards. Schools and parents can use the site to help shape the student's curriculum.
Content is aligned to USA state education standards and is searchable by topic or state standard. No downloading, installation or special hardware is required.
Reputation[ edit ] "BrainPOP has built a reputation for quality, thoughtfulness, and robust support for teachers". The BrainPop-financed study concluded, "Students in classes using BrainPop made significant improvements compared to students in classes not using BrainPop. A review in Common Sense Media commented: These presentations provide meaningful, standard-driven instruction and assessment [due] to the exceptional quality.
How many teachers can say that about their students? The videos are a unique educational tool with loveable [ sic ] characters. The cartoon is followed by a quick quiz that will at times challenge even a grown-up.Dorothy Chun and Trude Heift, Editors.
Supported by the Center for Language & Technology and the National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawaii, and the Center for Language & Education Research at Michigan State University.
If you teach several classes of a similar level you can take the magazines in to show your other groups and make some activities based around it or simply let the students read it and do the puzzle pages.
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Making a class magazine should be an enjoyable experience for you and the students and it will also give you a chance to stand back a. Choose unusual, abstract magazine photos and let your students’ imagination run wild.
Choose magazine ads for a variety of products and discuss marketing or advertising strategies. There are as many ways to use magazines in an ESL classroom as there are magazines in a newsstand. Drama Techniques for Teaching English Vani Chauhan vani_chauhan [at] timberdesignmag.com Using drama to teach English results in real communication involving ideas, emotions, feelings appropriateness and adaptability; in short an opportunity to use language in operation which is absent in a .
Read articles in English about a wide range of topics.
World Oceans Day is a day to think about the extremely important role that the oceans play in all our lives, the dangers that are facing our oceans and the actions we can take to protect.
Students often read newspapers for a wide variety of reasons, not least of which is to keep informed in English. As you know, newspaper writing style tends to have three levels: Headlines, leading phrases, and article content.