We will be hosting Jean Dibble at our January 7th TIE meeting!
Jean has an M.A in TESOL and has taught at Central Washington University and Wenatchee Valley College. Jean will be speaking with us about ways to get your students speaking. We will also talk about adapting her activities to different levels. Please join us here in the Community Center from 1:30 until 2:30.
The larger the attendance, the more interesting the discussion.
This site was noted on Literacy Council of Seattle's website. This is only a taste of the good ideas they have.
Have Students Bring Clippings
While not exactly something you do yourself, having students bring in interesting articles that they have read can be hassle free. Have them write or talk about the article and reach each other’s clippings and discuss the issues involved. Teaching materials don’t have to be crazy expensive. Look for used ones, find lesson plans that are already made up and don’t be afraid to get creative with the items you have around you! For more tips go to: http://bit.ly/1mf5o1h
We had a small but interesting TIE meeting yesterday. We went over the information about using movies and video clips in your classes and went beyond that to new websites and the availability of Rosetta Stone at the North Central Regional Library. I will post the information we went over here and on Facebook for you to peruse at your leisure. The ELL Website Links are from the Whatcom Literacy Council at http://bit.ly/1LT0MTM. The cartoon information comes from a great site called FluentU at http://bit.ly/1LT12C4. The rest is from Busy Teacher at http://busyteacher.org/. Hope you enjoy and use all of it.
On Thursday afternoon, this week, we will have our TIE meeting. I have found some information that I think you will all benefit from.
I subscribe to a site called Busy Teacher and get a lot of ideas from them. This week they were focusing on ways to use movies and DVDs in the classroom. It was great! I think we miss some great opportunities to stimulate discussions if we don't use this medium.
I also found some suggestions for using cartoons. This was in a separate article on the web but great ideas. Cartoons are usually short and they use simple English, spoken clearly (unless it is Elmer Fudd or Donald Duck).
There were a few new ESL website links that I want to share with you also.
Hope I see you there.
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Let me know what you think.
Literacy Council Staff