dictionary skills and things in your pencil case

Y7 coursebooks always use classroom objects to teach colours. That never strikes me as a great idea. Singular/plural yes and masculine and feminine but not a yellow pencil. So I use it to practise dictionary skills and it really works. The whole idea is to get to the challenge which is the things you shouldn’t have in your school bag, hence the slide with the pet toad, the conkers and the fake note from home about homework. The last slide is the boy a bit older. The students I had today were happily adding their own ideas and they really understood the need to record whether noun was masculine or feminine. I uploaded the French version ages ago and so this is the exact same thing but in Spanish. It is aimed at Y7 but the principle behind it could be useful at all levels. Then we wont have to answer that annoying child who says “It’s not in the dictionary.” Later in the year I will do part of a lesson showing them on-line dictionaries, more and more schools are allowing use of phones for learning in classroom. This to me is 10 times more valuable than duolinguo.

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