Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Today after a regular reading activity my students were asked to retell the story just looking at pictures. Usually when I ask that, they don't connect the scenes in the pictures and there's no detail. In speaking activities there are problems when organizing ideas and linking sentences. That's why, today, I prepared a list of some linking words they could say and showed some examples of sequencing before they started telling the story. I showed words and expressions like: first of all (...) , but then (...), suddenly (...), however (...), moreover (...), as a result (...). They did great! The sentences in the story were much more complete and full of details. In addition, they were really excited not saying just and... and... and... but... but...

We should always show them exactly what we want for the activity, moreover add something new in ordinary activities.

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