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Teaching Lexically (TL_IATEFL_Handout_web2.pdf)
Here are sample pages for you to try in class from the forthcoming Teaching Lexically, the latest title in the Delta Teacher Development Series. Teaching Lexically shows what a lexical view of language looks like, and explores how it differs from a more traditional ‘grammar + words’ view. It then considers what implications such a view might have for classroom practice. At the heart of Teaching Lexically are three main ideas:
- Grammar and vocabulary are both taught better in combination.
- Context is absolutely central.
- Classrooms need to be input-rich; and input needs to be useful.
Amazing Chocolate! (Delta-Downloads-7-Amazing-chocolate.pdf)
Did you know the average British child eats over 10,000 calories of chocolate every Easter? At this time of year here in the UK we spend a lot of time thinking about and eating chocolate! If you and your students love chocolate as much as we do, then you’ll love this Amazing Chocolate! lesson for B1 to C1 learners.
Wilbur’s storybook recommendations (Wilburs-storybook-recommendations.pdf)
Wilbur’s storybook recommendations is ideal for teachers who want to introduce children to the magical world of storybooks, with a friendly bookworm called Wilbur recommending more than 50 storybooks, giving you a synopsis and introduction to each one. Wilbur’s storybook recommendations, taken from Teaching children how to learn by Gail Ellis and Nayr Ibrahim, also includes a storybook record template, which the authors recommend completing as you use these and other storybooks in your classroom.
Imagining and improvising (SWOS_p74-75.pdf)
Imagining and improvising is an activity which accompanies Aldar Kose Tricks the Bai, the best-known Kazak folk tale about the popular legendary hero, Aldar Kose. The activity is a creative means of getting students into the story, encouraging them to do improvised drama roleplay based on information you give them about characters and events. This activity is taken from Storytelling With Our Students by David Heathfield, which encourages the use of storytelling in the classroom to build confidence, develop language skills and encourage speaking and listening fluency.
Meet the parents (Delta-Downloads-6-Meet-the-parents.pdf)
With Valentine’s Day in February this fun photocopiable gets your students talking relationships with a B1 to C1 level ‘Meet the parents’ role-play.
Family Members (DeltaDownloadsFamilyMembers.pdf)
A photocopiable word search and activities for teaching family member names to young learners.
Brit-slang: The board game (Delta_Downloads_5-Brit-slang_the_board_game.pdf)
A fun board game looking at informal British English and mild slang suitable for B1 to C1 learners. Includes a discussion on when informal English is / isn’t appropriate.
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