My 10-12-year-olds were studying clothes last month. They were a bit bored of studying from the book and completing written activities, so I got them doing a bit of craft instead – and, although they didn’t realise it, a bit of communicative learning too 🙂 This is a “flip book.” It has 6 or so […]
Here is a set of mini books I used last week to get learners practising using present simple tense with “I like to…”. PDF: Hobbies and activities – What do you like to do
I’ve been teaching Year 3 about the family recently. They’re pretty good with the mother and father; these activities are designed to take them beyond that into the exciting realm of aunts and uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters, and the grandparents. Some ideas: Ask learners to bring in a photograph of their families. Learners work in pairs […]
This is a new book for me, but My Granny Went to Market by Stella Blackstone is already one of my favourites. It has beautifully coloured, bright pictures, and is essentially a counting rhyme about a granny with a magic flying carpet, who visits the markets of the world. Although the language will be quite difficult […]
A set of matching activities to support vocabulary acquisition with We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar lends itself to creative crafts – from egg carton caterpillars, to tissue art, to papier-mâché. I like the way the pages of the book get bigger and bigger as the caterpillar eats his way through the week, so I found a way to help pupils mimic it in their own personalised […]
Some flashcards to practise the names for 12 different hobbies. Cut along the horizontal lines, fold in half, laminate – saves having to use coloured backing paper. Hobbies are good for practising the present continuous too – instead of saying, “I like to hike,” or just “hike,” students could respond, “He is hiking.” Of course, […]