Classroom objects: using the magic box technique for vocabularyUploaded by Julie Alexander, Université de Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)
This class of primary school learners of English (8-9 years old) is working on the topic of classroom objects. In this extract we see the very start of the session, where the teacher creates suspense by introducing the "magic schoolbag" and invites individual learners to come to the IWB to find the hidden objects. Both teacher and learners pronounce and repeat the words several times, reviewing groups of words in the middle and at the end of the activity.
Target language: English
Resource language: English
Native language of learners: French
Age range: 8+
Language level: A1 - beginner
Educational context: Primary Education
IWB Features: Hide & Reveal, Image
Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB
Language area: Listening, Pronunciation, Vocabulary
IWB board used: eInstruction / Interwrite
They know all the classroom objects, and I thought that this was a something interesting, to have a magic school bag, instead of taking a real school bag. At the board, it's more fun for them to learn the vocabulary.
Interviewer: Alors combien de ces mots-là on peut dire encore en anglais? […] Comment on dit stylo, crayon en anglais par exemple?
[So how many of these words can you still remember in English? […] How do we say stylo, crayon in English for example?
Learner: Le crayon c'est pencil. [Le crayon is pencil]
Interviewer: Pencil oui, un autre mot non? [Pencil, yes, another word?]
Learner: Et le stylo, le stylo rouge par exemple c'est red pen [And the stylo rouge for example is red pen]
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