Activating Language!

Author: Ron F Holt, Publisher: Phoenix
$29.95
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9781925169423

Activating Language!: Ideas for Teachers of Literacy, English as an Additional Language / Dialect (EAL/D), Languages other than English (LOTE)


Activating Language! is a meta-resource (i.e., ‘a resource about resources’) intended for busy teachers that can be used across a variety of setttings:

  • from primary to middle secondary school to TAFE, Language Centres/Colleges and community adult education venues;
  • from elementary/beginner, to pre-intermediate and intermediate language levels;
  • from EAL/D and EFL to general or remedial literacy classes.

It contains more than 200 ideas across the four macro-skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These ideas can be practised for a particular mode or integrated across modes or a particular curriculum program being used. The book also contains an additional visual aids resource consisting of 20 picture-story sequences developed by the author for fair-use copying by teachers.

The Contents indicate general levels of difficulty: elementary (lower primary or beginner for older secondary or adult learners), intermediate (middle primary or pre-intermediate for older learners) and advanced (upper primary or intermediate for older learners). However, teachers have the freedom to easily adapt individual activity-ideas up or down these levels. Many activity-ideas include variation suggestions for decreasing or increasing the difficulty.

Its fundamental aim is to facilitate learner’s engagement with genuine ‘languaging’ by which is meant: purposefully using contextualized language that is interactive and enjoyable.


Contents

  • Preface
  • Part 1 Listening
  • 1 What’s the word?
  • 2 Picture quiz
  • 3 Phone messages
  • 4 TPR
  • 5 Picture dictation
  • 6 Verbal memory game
  • 7 Radio listening task
  • 8 True or false?
  • 9 Map directions
  • 10 Poetry responses
  • 11 Video segments
  • 12 Picture stories
  • 13 Song dictation
  • 14 Filling in forms
  • 15 Out of sight
  • Part 2 Speaking
  • 16 Do you like?
  • 17 Describe and guess
  • 18 20 questions
  • 19 Grid surveys
  • 20 Brainstorming
  • 21 Spot the difference
  • 22 Dream sequences
  • 23 Verbal directions
  • 24 Miming
  • 25 Interviews
  • 26 Demonstrations
  • 27 Explain yourself
  • 28 Scenarios
  • 29 Vocabulary revision
  • 30 Quizzes
  • 31 Information gap
  • 32 Just a minute
  • Part 3 Reading
  • 33 Big book story
  • 34 Strip story
  • 35 Deliberate variation
  • 36 Cartoon strips
  • 37 Cloze task
  • 38 Story-picture matching
  • 39 Synthesizing
  • 40 Appreciating poetry
  • 41 Newspapers
  • 42 Crosswords
  • 43 RAT (Read, ask & tell)
  • Part 4 Writing
  • 44 Kim’s game
  • 45 Common signs
  • 46 Justifying preferences
  • 47 News headlines
  • 48 Proverbs
  • 49 Re-formatting
  • 50 Writing directions
  • 51 Cohesive fluency
  • 52 Speed Writing
  • 53 Picture definitions
  • 54 Writing specifications
  • 55 Expansion & reduction
  • 56 Dialogue journal
  • 57 Dictogloss
  • 58 Running dictation
  • 59 Cognitive mapping
  • 60 Precis
  • 61 Similes
  • 62 Writing poetry
  • 63 Writing Stories
  • 64 Other Short Forms of Writing
  • Part 5 Picture Stories
  • Using picture stories
  • 20 untitled picture stories
More Information
Year Level Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6, Year 7, Year 8
Edition 1st
Date of Publication 30 June 2020
ISBN 9781925169423
Subject English, English (EAL/D)