Tag Archives: YLs

Prep 2s register

Star register – make your register work for you

How do you do the register with your kids’ classes? Do you use the time to revise new language? Do you get the students to take turns to do it? I want to share with you something I did last year with my classes of 5 to 6-year-olds which worked really well.  It took a […]

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What is it if it’s not a pipe? Could it be an elvish golf club, a tiny unfinished old-fashioned periscope, a fancy straw for drinking ale, part of a faucet, a teensy weensy watering can? Course it could, if you can forget the boring, sensible, conventional use and think sideways. This little warmer requires students […]

An example of the type of questions you could use with this activity

A low-prep, low-tech, effective game for revision

In this activity, pairs or small groups of students compete against other groups to answer written questions. It could be called a low tech version of a Socrative quiz. It’s most easily done with a whiteboard and projector but it could certainly be done with a blackboard instead. You just need a list of 8-12 […]

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Fortune teller revision activity

This lesson idea can be used with kids* to revise 3 sets of vocabulary, spelling and grammatical structures. It’s a fun task, they get to make something and then play with it afterwards. Stealth learning! First,get the students to think about the vocabulary you want them to use. A board race is a good idea because then you […]

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Classroom Management – a review of Class Dojo

Five- and six-year-olds are brilliant.  They are superbly imaginative, surprisingly funny, super motivated, sweetly praise-orientated, kind and loving towards their teacher, frequently demanding, incredibly noisy, irritatingly whiny, annoyingly uncooperative, a total pain.  That’s kind of how it went at first, before I got my point system involved, anyway. MY PRE-CLASS DOJO POINTS SYSTEM I give and take away points […]

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A free resource to help teach ‘going to’

This is the first post I’ve written in a little while – it’s been Easter holiday time! Before the Easter break, a colleague and I were due to teach our 10-11 year olds ‘going to’. We wanted a fun way to introduce it, and happened on this little beauty from online stopwatch [go to Classroom Timers and scroll all the way […]

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One way to introduce a new vocab set

This is a different way to introduce a new vocab set to introduce to your students. I learnt it from my tutor on my CELTA course. I used it recently with my 11-year-olds and it worked really well. I think it would work with older students and higher levels too. They get a chance to […]

Our class poem

Class poem

This simple activity could be done with almost any level to practise adjectives (and perhaps comparatives) and give the class a sense of group.  It will also result in something you can put on the wall.  I found it in a book called Group Dynamics In The Language Classroom by Zoltan Dorynei and Tim Murphey. […]

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What’s in the stocking?

This is a Christmas activity which can be used to practise vocabulary (lower levels) and vocab and speculative language (higher levels). Put some items in a stocking, seal it, and give it to the students to pass round, have a good old feel and tell their partner what they think might be inside. “As far […]