We will focus on the classroom language
First of all, students have to understand the teacher and the textbook. I start all my classes with the new pupils from the next exercises . Please look at the beginning pages of the textbook for the 5th grade. Underline, please, in them some command verbs and linguistic nouns that you use in each lesson.
Name them. Come up with 5 more verbs and nouns and write them on the cards.
Look at the table. These words certainly should be in the active from the first our lesson. We need a special training on their use and understanding. The order of their learning is not so important, but there are the possible minimum in the table for the first month of classes. Students receive homework with these words. They hear the teacher’s commands multiple times per lesson. Additional exercises can be based on the tasks from the student’s books. For example, all the tasks are read aloud. With the same words we fix the result.
Use the repetitive language patterns for instructions, so that the children are familiar with them and clear about what to do.
Which team will write more words on the Board? Don’t forget prizes.
Who will find these words in the textbook and guess their meaning?
Write down English word on the card and draw or glue the picture on the back of it.
Show in the handouts: story- title- picture, letter-word-sentence
To form pairs or circle and raise your hands if the pair know the word. Children like being pairs.
1. Get up and move cards with words
2. Picture and color them
3. Create class stories
4. Remember the magic number seven
5. Use the spacing effect
6. Group words (use, say)(hear, have, sing, read)(write, rhyme, group)(translate, investigate, associate)
7. Translate, associate and define them
8. Count them and change their form
9. Make a gesture
10. Investigate them
11. Try the running dictation