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Weather: reading a sentence and selecting the correct answer

Uploaded by Emily Hillier, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)

Description

This activity took place in the context of learning vocabulary for different types of weather. This activity involved group work on the IWB with four members of the class. In this clip the learners took turns to tap the di[ce] and move their counter along the squares. If the learner landed on weather image, the IWB would generate a sentence such as "It is sunny" (Mae hi'n heulog). The learner then had to read the sentence and decide whether the sentence matched the image and select their answer. The teacher's role was to prompt the learners when necessary and also read the sentence out loud.

details

Target language: Welsh

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: English

Age range: 4+

Language level: A1 - beginner

Educational context: Primary Education

IWB Features: Drag & drop, Interactive objects, Sound

Teaching methods: Groupwork at IWB

Language area: Reading, Vocabulary

IWB board used: SMART Board

Teacher comment

This video clip showed an individual child answering a question and it captures her understanding of the question being spoken to her. She’s able to respond confidently by quickly answering and selecting the right answer. 

With the game they had the challenge of the board game in it and they could all take part in it. They were able to move the counters along and see the different questions coming up and the different activities.

I think it was very much reinforcing the language with the oral input and also the tactile approach of moving the sentence around the board. 

Learner comments

When asked what the four learners learnt in their lesson today their responses were very specific naming different vocabulary and simple phrases they had learnt: "We learnt mae hi’n heulog, mae hi’n gymylog, mae hi’n bwrw glaw." 

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