Activities Games and Assessment Strategies for the World Languages Classroom

Author: Amy Buttner Zimmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317574435
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This bestselling book is filled with fun activities you can use to engage students in learning a world language. No matter what language and grade level you teach, you will love having a wide variety of tools at your disposal, from quick warm-up exercises to longer games and group activities. Inside, you’ll find... Essential teacher tools and student organizational tools Strategies to promote and monitor class participation, including student self-assessments Strategies to promote and assess oral proficiency, such as prompts, quick chats, and role plays Warm-up activities and five-minute transitional activities Individual, pair, and group practice activities, with modification suggestions Games that make learning fun, with clear directions for how to do them Great websites and other resources to check out for more ideas The enhanced second edition features updated activities and technology suggestions throughout, as well as a tabbed design so it's easier to return to your favorite sections again and again. Bonus: The book comes with more than 30 templates—charts, rubrics, and game boards that can be photocopied from the book or downloaded as eResources from the book product page at www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138827295. You can modify and print them for classroom use.

Activities Games and Assessment Strategies for the World Language Classroom

Author: Amy Buttner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138827271
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This bestselling book is filled with fun activities you can use to engage students in learning a world language. No matter what language and grade level you teach, you will love having a wide variety of tools at your disposal, from quick warm-up exercises to longer games and group activities. Inside, you'll find... Essential teacher tools and student organizational tools Strategies to promote and monitor class participation, including student self-assessments Strategies to promote and assess oral proficiency, such as prompts, quick chats, and role plays Warm-up activities and five-minute transitional activities Individual, pair, and group practice activities, with modification suggestions Games that make learning fun, with clear directions for how to do them Great websites and other resources to check out for more ideas The enhanced second edition features updated activities and technology suggestions throughout, as well as a tabbed design so it's easier to return to your favorite sections again and again. Bonus: The book comes with more than 30 templates--charts, rubrics, and game boards that can be photocopied from the book or downloaded as eResources from the book product page at www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138827295. You can modify and print them for classroom use.

100 Games and Activities for the Introductory Foreign Language Classroom

Author: Thierry Boucquey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317925610
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Stimulating, engaging, and effective, the games and activites in this book offer your students alternatives to learning by rote or performing drills. This book makes it easy for you to develop their linguistic functions through active learning. The specific skills and vocabulary taught in each game or activity is highlighted, as are the easy-to-follow instructions, helpful charts, worksheets and other visuals.

Differentiated Instruction

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317443578
Format: PDF, ePub
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In this new edition of a bestseller, author Deborah Blaz helps you differentiate lessons for your world language students based on their learning styles, interests, prior knowledge, and comfort zones. This practical book uses brain-based teaching strategies to help students of all ability levels thrive in a rigorous differentiated learning environment. Each chapter provides classroom-tested activities and tiered lesson plans to help you teach vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing in world language classes in ways that are interactive, engaging, and effective for all learners. Features new to this edition include: Sample thematic units to make your lessons more authentic and immersive New strategies for using technology to differentiate world language instruction Additional checklists, rubrics, and feedback forms to help you organize your lesson plans and track students’ progress New connections to the Common Core State Standards, the ACTFL Standards, Webb’s Depth of Knowledge, and Bloom’s Taxonomy You’ll also learn how to differentiate assessment effectively to help all students show their full potential. Classroom-ready tools and templates can be downloaded as free eResources from our website (www.routledge.com/9781138906181) for immediate use.

Improving Foreign Language Speaking Through Formative Assessment

Author: Harry Grover Tuttle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138135345
Format: PDF, Docs
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Want a quick way to get your students happily conversing more in the target language? This practical book shows you how to use formative assessments to gain immediate and lasting improvement in your students' fluency. You'll learn how to: Imbed the 3-minute formative assessment into every lesson with ease Engage students in peer formative assessment successfully Teach students to give each other formative feedback Help struggling students make significant gains Create and coach small groups for differentiated speaking practice Assist students in incorporating current grammar lesson into meaningful conversations Analyze your own use of language in the classroom to avoid vague feedback that can stifle student conversations Grade oral improvement positively The authors provide formative assessments for 17 language functions with step-by-step lesson plans, aligned to ACTFL guidelines. Each plan includes a wealth of conversation and extension activities. There are ready-to-use checklists including the "I Can" log that helps students plot their own progress. Research has confirmed that when teachers use formative assessment, students can learn in six to seven months what would normally take a school year to learn. You'll find yourself using this book every day because of the gains your students will achieve in foreign language fluency.

Becoming an Outstanding Languages Teacher

Author: Steve Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351676407
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Becoming an Outstanding Languages Teacher explores the skills that it takes to deliver exceptional language teaching and produce outstanding results. Offering support to all language teachers, this book offers a wide range of approaches to teaching and learning that will help to keep students stimulated and engaged when studying languages. Focusing on the nuts and bolts of lessons and teaching sequences, this guide looks at the methods used by teachers to interact with their students and offers practical strategies and ideas on how to incorporate skilled questioning and other interactions into the classroom. Drawing on a range of activities, case studies and tech tips to maximise engagement and learning, this book covers: running a room; dissecting a lesson: written texts, visuals and task-based approaches; enjoying sounds; dissecting a lesson: speaking and writing; purposeful games; getting grammatical; words and chunks; teaching all abilities; pace, questioning and other interactions; moving them forwards. Packed full of strategies that are easy to implement, this timely new book is essential reading for both trainee and practising language teachers.

The Language Teacher Toolkit

Author: Steven Smith
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781523214822
Format: PDF
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"Strongly recommend the book: a must-have" "Chapeau! Already on our trainee reading list." "Absolutely loving this! Inspirational, practical, so sensible and backed up by research. Well done, gentlemen, and thank you." The Language Teacher Toolkit is designed with both practising and trainee (pre-service) teachers in mind and uniquely bridges the gap between research and classroom practice. It is a comprehensive and clearly written handbook, particularly useful for teachers of modern foreign languages (world languages) who work in high schools (secondary education). Written by two highly-experienced teachers with an interest in research and theory, it offers a reflective approach along with many practical classroom activities which can immediately be applied in daily teaching. The book closes with sample lessons for French, German and Spanish. Chapters include: - methods - classroom oral techniques - teaching in the target language - developing spontaneous talk - teaching grammar and vocabulary - listening, reading and writing - subject knowledge - using song, drama and games - assessment - using pictures - teaching advanced level students - technology - behaviour and motivation - evaluating and writing resources - translation - lesson planning - example lesson plans The busy languages teacher can quickly find ideas for enhancing practice, while insightful consideration of research helps create a basis for personal development in the field. The authors are two internationally well-known bloggers in the field of language teaching and applied linguistics: Steve Smith is a former Head of Languages, taught languages for over 30 years, holds an MA in applied linguistics, writes the very popular resources site frenchteacher.net and the widely-read blog frenchteachernet.com Dr Gianfranco Conti has taught languages for over twenty years, holds a PhD in applied linguistics, is as award-winning blogger and resource writer for TES and runs the popular interactive website language-gym.com

Practical Creativity Activities and Ideas for Your Language Classroom

Author: Anne Cummings Hlas
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781516513338
Format: PDF
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Practical Creativity: Activities and Ideas for Your Language Classroom supplies world language, dual language, and English as a second language educators with a research-based model for using creativity to support language acquisition in the classroom. The book includes innovative learning exercises and teaching guidelines that are based on research of the cognitive and sociocultural aspects of creativity and learning. Part I of the text helps instructors understand the role of creativity in language learning and teaching. The chapters outline the characteristics of creativity, ways to nurture inherent creative potential, divergent and convergent thinking skills, and creative challenges that can connect language and play in the classroom. Part II helps educators apply theory to practice by teaching them how to employ creative, multimodal learning experiences for their students. The chapters examine various strategies and specific activities to integrate multiple modes into the classroom. Examples include the use of gestural language to enrich spoken messages, the use of digital media in the classrooms, and the introduction of tactile materials to bolster learning. Featuring research, theory, creative challenges, and suggested multimodal activities, Practical Creativity is an ideal text for language educators who wish to revitalize their classroom with creativity-inspired lessons. Anne Cummings Hlas is professor of Spanish at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. She has taught language methods courses and Spanish at all levels for more than 20 years. Additionally, she has conducted several workshops on creativity and has authored numerous academic articles for journals such as Foreign Language Annals, Hispania, and The Language Educator.

Language Learning with Technology

Author: Graham Stanley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107628806
Format: PDF, ePub
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" ... Contains over 130 practical classroom activities suitable for beginners to more advanced learners, incorporating a wide range of up-to-date tools, such as mobile technologies and social networking"--Cover, page [4].