Weather: reading a sentence and selecting the correct answerUploaded by Emily Hillier, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)
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.
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
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.
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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