I had a wonderful week-end in Southampton. Thanks to Joe Dale for putting together what was one of the best conferences I have attended. All the workshops I attended were brilliant and I learnt so much. What was great about the week-end, was that it was delivered by practising teachers and so the ideas presented had really been trialled in the classroom.
I attended sessions with Lesley Welsh who shared her use of Authentic material with us-, Kath Holton shared her experience of using audio and recording material (very useful for CA and AFL)-
The session on Powerpoint with Jackie Berry was very interesting as I have shunned away from PPTs since having a IWB.
Lisa Stevens is so enthusiastic about e-Twinning that you come out wanting to do all the things she does. Her students have certainly got a vision on the world!!
Chris Harte really hit the question on assessment and really made us wonder about our present practice on teaching vocabulary and grammar.
Isabelle Jones introduction to PLTs was great and she shared her ideas on using texts , songs etc to address them.
Clare Seccombe did a wonderful session on Arts Smart- showing how she is using Art to create wonderful speaking and writing with her primary students but so easily transferable to KS3 -4 and beyond!!!
Year 9 are looking at Fair Trade. We started our lesson by watching a clip (the first 2 mins 30)- We gave our opinion on the clip that we had watched.
Je pense que le clip est sur....
Il s'agit de......
I gave students the words cut up. This helped them focus on the sound and written words.
Then students were issued with the script. They followed it with a ruler. The aim was to notice pronunciation. I then played it again and put the sound to mute , when I stopped the recording, students had to say what the next word would be.
We then coloured the text according to words we knew (green), cognates and words we thought we sort of knew (orange) and words that we did not know (red). Students had then to find words in the dictionary. Next lesson they will need to share the vocabulary that they have researched with other members of their group.
The next lessons will be spent exploiting the vocabulary, building sentences and discussing the text.