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Body parts: reading to label an image

Uploaded by Shona Whyte, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)


This class of primary school learners of English (8-9 years old) are involved in stationwork in three groups.  One group completes a worksheet, another listens to an audio recording on individual mp3 players, and a third is at the IWB.  The learners at the IWB work independently, dragging and dropping text boxes with the names of different parts of the body on to a large image of a girl.  When they have completed the task, they pull back the curtain to reveal a copy of the objects in their correct positions, allowing them to check their answers.



Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: French

Age range: 6+

Language level: A1 - beginner

Educational context: Primary Education

IWB Features: Drag & drop, Hide & Reveal, Image

Teaching methods: Groupwork at IWB, Station / carousel work

Language area: Listening, Reading, Vocabulary

IWB board used: eInstruction / Interwrite

Teacher comment

They had to learn the different parts of the body and now they're reinvesting it in their stationwork.
[…] They are all together and when one is wrong the others correct him and that's important

[…] Its important to read the words because I do a lot of oral, speaking English and now they read the word.  It's another work for us because it's the beginning: this is the first time they learn English.

[…] It's interactive they can (move things) and its better than to have a sheet of paper and to do it on the sheet of paper. They are more engaged and this board, when I open it, all the eyes go there, and they are "wow!"

Learner comments

Apprenant : Là par exemple, on avait les parties du corps, j'avais oublié où il fallait le mettre.  Il y avait des choses que mes copains y n'avaient pas mis, du coup, je les ai mis à leur place comme ça, j'ai mis ce que je savais. 

Learner: Here for example, there were the parts of the body and I had forgetten where they should go.  There were things that my friends hadn't put, so I put them in their place.  That way I put what I knew.

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