Story characters: matching words and pictures for family members in storyUploaded by Julie Alexander, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)
This special education primary class of learners aged 7 to 11 are working on Michael Rosen's picture book "We're Going on a Bear Hunt", chosen for its rhythmic appeal and repetitive structure. The teacher is aiming to offer a wide variety of resources on this topic using audio, visual and kinesthetic supports. Here her goal is to help learners memorise the vocabulary related to family members. The learners are mostly non-readers, so the exercise also promotes decoding skills and phonemic awareness as they rely on initial sounds and letters.
Target language: English
Resource language: English
Native language of learners: French
Age range: 7+
Language level: A1 - beginner
Educational context: Primary Education
IWB Features: Content marking, Image
Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB
Language area: Listening, Reading, Speaking, Vocabulary
IWB board used: eInstruction / Interwrite
Interviewer: The next question is about diverse learning needs, special needs, and so, do you think the IWB is particularly relevant for them?
Teacher: Yes, because they don't make sense of a lot of things. Even in French, so in English it's harder.
Interviewer: So it helps them to make sense.
Teacher: To make sense. Because they have the pictures, so they have to make connections.
Interviewer: So they're supported, but also stimulated to try and make sense. If you were teaching this lesson again, or you gave the lesson to someone else, how would you advise them to teach it?
Teacher: Maybe to have simple instructions, and not so many. And I think maybe the activities when they don't have to speak, are not necessary.
Enquêteur : Et qu'est-ce qu'il fallait faire ici? [What did you have to do here?]
Apprenant : Il y a des prénoms et il faut les relier [There are names and you have to match them]
Apprenant : Il fallait aller retrouver le truc de son nom [You had to go and in the thing and its name]
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