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Weather: selecting the correct symbol to match the sentence

Uploaded by Emily Hillier, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)

Description

This video clip took place in the context of learning the vocabulary for different types of weather. This clip was taken from the first activity of the lesson. The learners had to say the sentence presented on the IWB in Welsh and an individual volunteer was asked to choose the correct symbol which corresponded with the sentence. Instant feedback was given to the individual with the use of sound clips to illustrate whether the answer was correct or not.   

 

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Target language: Welsh

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: English

Age range: 5+

Language level: A1 - beginner

Educational context: Primary Education

IWB Features: Image, Interactive objects, Sound

Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB

Language area: Reading, Speaking, Vocabulary

IWB board used: SMART Board

Teacher comment

I used the IWB to ensure all learners were able to see and read the welsh words to enable all learners to be engaged. It enabled the children to gain the knowledge of welsh sentence patterns such as ‘mae hi’n gymylog’, ‘mae hi’n braf’. They were then able to see some weather symbols and choose the correct one to match the sentence.  

It enabled them to all participate actively within the lesson and demonstrate their understanding of the welsh vocabulary. It also enabled the children to repeat welsh words and sentences. 

The IWB provided a visual focus for the children and provided a suitably challenged activity where they could all achieve.

For children with different learning needs, having visuals on the IWB helps them to engage more. They have lots of colours to look at; sometimes there is lots of animation which engages them as if they were watching TV.  So the visual, the auditory, the kinaesthetic learners are catered for and differentiated activities are planned for all abilities of children so you can work in groups according to their abilities.

I would encourage all children to be somehow involved in the lesson. Rather than them just sitting down and looking, you need to engage them by doing something aswell.

Learner comments

I like the game when we had to touch the word and then it/ but when you’re wrong it goes *sound* I like it when they clap when you are right.

I like learning sounds on the whiteboard.

      I like it when the teacher teaches us new sounds.

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