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Georgia - Treasure Chest - Revealing Images for Speaking Activity

Uploaded by Sanderin van Hazebrouck, Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg (Germany)

Description

To check what the learners have learned during the lesson, the teacher has designed a flipchart with a treasure chest. In this excerpt you can see the intermediate learners pulling out single images, all connected to what they have previously learned about Georgia. The images are intended as triggers for a spontaneous oral revision.

details

Target language: English

Resource language: German

Native language of learners: German

Age range: 12+

Language level: B1 - Intermediate

Educational context: Secondary Education

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

Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB

Language area: Speaking

IWB board used: Promethean

Teacher comment

Ja das ist wieder total der tolle Effekt für die Kinder, die können nach vorne gehen, ziehen was aus der Box raus, und dann kommt ein Bild oder so was. Der Überraschungseffekt ist groß. Sie wissen nicht was kommt raus. Da ist natürlich der Ansporn groß. Ja und da haben sie auch wieder super frei gesprochen, man kann super sehen, was sie gelernt haben und sie wussten ja auch wirklich zu jedem was zu sagen. Aber man kann auch wieder die schwachen Schüler nach vorne nehmen zum Beispiel eine Schülerin wusste ganz wenig, aber da muss man die Klasse mit einbinden.

This has a great effect on the kids; they can come in front and pull something out of the box, like a picture or something. The surprise effect is great since they don't know what's coming. So it's very motivating. They spoke freely and you could really see what they learned and what they remembered. It was nice to see that they could say a lot about each picture. You can also ask the weaker learners to come to the IWB. For example, one learner did not know a lot, so the whole class helped her out.

Learner comments

Ich fand auch noch lustig das mit der Box wo man die Formen und so rausnehmen konnte und dann beschreiben sollte was es ist. Weil ich das lustig fand weil da  hat man auch noch dazu gelernt z.B. dass das ein Zeichen ist von Georgia oder was es mit der Coca Cola Flasche und so auf sich hat.

I also liked the exercise with the box where you had to pull out objects and then describe them. I thought it was funny and I learned a lot about the signs of Georgia and why the Coke bottle is connected to Georgia as well.

Other comments

Das ist dieser Aspekt der Differenzierung, dass man diese unterschiedlichen Fähigkeiten von den Schülern berücksichtigt und das Whiteboard hilft dir in dem Fall. Sie können ja auch nur den Namen von dem Gegenstand sagen und ein anderer Schüler hilft dann weiter.

This is the aspect of differentiation. You have to consider the different skills and abilities of each learner and the IWB can help you to do that. The learners can also just say the name of the object and ask another learner to go on.

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