Well, here we are again.
After two weeks of school, we’re moving back to remote learning.
It’s a very stressful time with many uncertainties.
However, there is one thing I know for sure – I will need lots of materials! Personally, I find creating teaching materials is somewhat comforting. It is something I feel I have complete control over while focusing my thoughts on pedagogy and being creative.
I’m sure you know what I mean.
So, what am I sharing?
I don’t have a single picture of a woodchuck but here is a garland of ways to practice 25 “language chunks”. All “chunks” were taken from our Ministry of Education’s advanced word list, known here as “Band 3”.
Note: The “extra special task” is the last one…
I am making a concentrated effort to practice “chunks” intensively because looking these up in the dictionary is more complicated and can easily lead the students astray.
Two sets on Quizlet
- The Vocabulary 400 Project – Chunks (English-English)
- The Vocabulary 400 Project – Chunks (English-Hebrew)
A shared board on Padlet
The board is arranged in columns. The students are asked to write a sentence of their own in each column, according to the word at the top of the column.
A standard “Live Worksheet”
The students fill in the missing chunks in sentences. Plain, simple but effective – I’ve been using it!
Chunks in Context – A letter which is a “teaser” for a video
This task uses some of the chunks in context while having the students pay more attention (well, a little more…) to the spelling. The students also answer a few questions to make sure they are actually reading the text. At the end of the worksheet, they are given the link to the video.
More vocabulary exercises in the works – follow this space!
Wishing everyone the best of health!