Activities Games and Assessment Strategies for the World Languages Classroom

Author: Amy Buttner Zimmer
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317574435
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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
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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.

A Collection of Performance Tasks and Rubrics

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781930556065
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book features 68 performance tasks and rubrics, all designed to motivate and engage your students. Also included are samples of student work to help you apply the rubrics and develop your grading and scoring skills. The performance assessments in this book were contributed by teachers like you from all over the country and they include: - open-ended and extended response exercises - projects and portfolios - behavioral assessments (skits, debates, discussions, etc.) - authentic assessments - and student self-assessments, in addition to those administered by teachers.

Foreign Language Teacher s Guide to Active Learning

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781883001759
Format: PDF, ePub
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The easy-to-implement activities and strategies in this book will help middle and high school foreign language teachers enhance their students' success. It shows how to create a classroom in which students can actively experience, experiment and discover a foreign language. It applies brain research, multiple intelligences, alternative assessment, technology and other educational innovations to the foreign language classroom.

Using Reading to Teach a World Language

Author: Donna Spangler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317525914
Format: PDF, Docs
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To help your students learn a world language, don’t forget the power of reading! In this practical book from Donna Spangler and John Alex Mazzante, you’ll gain a variety of strategies and activities that you can use to teach students to read in a world language, boosting their comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Perfect for any age or proficiency level, these classroom-ready activities can easily be adapted to suit your needs! Special features: A discussion of the challenges to teaching reading in the world language classroom A variety of adaptable pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading strategies and activities for students across grade levels and languages Essential tips for cultivating vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension Reader’s Theater – a special chapter of strategies for implementing this exciting technique A list of helpful websites and apps for world language teachers Useful appendices, including reproducible material for your classroom Busy world language teachers will love this book’s numerous classroom examples, ready-to-use templates, and free online reading sources. Bonus: The book includes eResources that are free to adapt and print for classroom use from our website, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138853515.

The World Language Teacher s Guide to Active Learning

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351689177
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Enhance your students’ success and improve the likelihood of retention with the easy-to-implement activities and strategies in this book! Bestselling author Deborah Blaz shows how to create a classroom in which students can actively experience, experiment with and discover a world language. The new edition features updated strategies based on brain-based research and new ideas for using technology and personalized learning. In addition, the book has been reorganized to help you easily find and pull activities you want to use in your classroom the very next day. You’ll learn how to... mix up your repertoire of activities, games, and exercises to keep students engaged; introduce students to the culture of the language you teach by hosting parties and celebrations; overcome some of the biggest obstacles in the path to fluency, including verb conjugation, using object pronouns, and the subjunctive mood; customize your teaching strategies to accommodate a broader range of talents, skills, and intelligences; implement new assessment strategies to improve verbal skills and reading comprehension; and more! Bonus: Downloadable versions of some of the resources in this book are available on the Routledge website at www.routledge.com/9781138049574, so you can print and distribute them for immediate classroom use.

Teaching Foreign Languages in the Block

Author: Deborah Blaz
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781883001520
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides detailed instructional strategies, sample lesson plans, and sample assessments so that foreign language teachers can make the best use of the additional time.

The Teaching of Vocabulary in the Primary School Foreign Language Classroom

Author: Daniela Pohl
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3638349713
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2.0, University of Erfurt, 17 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In dieser 26-seitigen Hausarbeit geht es um das Unterrichten von Vokabeln (= Wortschatzarbeit) im Fremdsprachenunterricht der Grundschule. Die Hausarbeit ist in englischer Sprache verfasst. Das Inhaltsverzeichnis gibt Einblick in die detaillierte Aufarbeitung des Themas: I. INTRODUCTION II. MAIN PART 1. The Importance of Teaching Vocabulary 1.1. Vocabulary Development in the Primary Grades 1.2. Educator’s View on Teaching Vocabulary 1.3. Memory and Storage Systems 1.4. Why Vocabulary is Important 1.5. Levels of Word Knowledge 2. Teaching Vocabulary 2.1. Which Words Should be Taught 2.1.1. Basic Functional Vocabulary 2.2. Ways of Teaching Vocabulary 2.2.1. Strategies 2.2.2. Teaching Concepts 2.2.3. Teaching Methods 2.2.4. Specific Approaches to Teaching Oral Language 2.2.4.1. Nursery Rhymes 2.2.4.2. Situational Games 2.2.4.3. Picture Talks 2.2.4.4. Stories 2.2.4.5. Playlets 2.2.4.6. Dialogue 2.2.5. Different Learning Styles 2.3. Pronunciation 2.4. Definitions Help to Built Up Vocabulary 2.5. The Importance of Practice 2.6. Assessment III. CONCLUSION IV. REFERENCES V. APPENDIX: Practical Activities for Vocabulary Learning