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Christmas vocabulary: writing words under pictures

Uploaded by Julie Alexander, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)


This EFL class of first year middle school learners (aged 11-12) are reviewing vocabulary related to Christmas by writing the words under the correct picture.  One learner uses the pen tool to label two images then says the words aloud.  From her position at the back of the classroom, the teacher then asks the class to comment, and they help him to repair spelling errors.

[The teacher is using Sankoré software on an eInstruction (InterWrite) IWB.]



Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: French

Age range: 11+

Language level: A2 - Lower Intermediate

Educational context: Secondary Education

IWB Features: Image, Writing/pen tool (inc. handwriting recognition)

Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB

Language area: Speaking, Spelling, Vocabulary, Writing

IWB board used: Open Sankore

Teacher comment

I like the fact that the others can correct him.  Because otherwise it's just one learner writing on the board, and I think it's better if they can interact....Everyone can see the pictures.  [When it's] on the board everyone can see it, and everyone can participate.  I think it helps with the spelling, and their memory.  They just have to come and choose - they have to choose 2 words, and describe the pictures.... and, they had to repeat it.

Learner comments

On apprend en s'amusant.
We have fun and learn at the same time. 

C'est bien parce que au moins on peut, on voit les images et en même temps on écrit c'est quoi les images, en même qu'on voit les images.
It's good because at least we can see the pictures and at the same time we write what the pictures are.

C'est intéressant, oui parce que sinon on ne voit pas ce que c'est si on ne sait pas. Avec l'image, c'est bien.
It's worthwhile, yes, because otherwise we don't see what it is if we don't know [a word].  With the picture, it's good.



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