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Post Conversation class
Please somebody could recomend me plan or conversation class in order to practise prepositions.
Thank you beforehand

Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:37 pm

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Location: mexico
hello. i teach 1, 2 and 3rd grades in mexico. in the conversation class, i bring a small bag full of things to learn for vocabulary. i pick two items out of the bag and place them on top of each other. i will put a paper clip on top of a bean. and ask ...where is the paper clip. the student replies...the paper clip is on the bean. i then toss a ball to the student and hand him the bag. that student then choses another student and asks a question...where is the?. using the placement of the items for behind, in front of, on the side, between, etc. the students enjoy tossing the ball. add lots of praise.


Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:13 pm

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hello. can you recommend me a good site where ı can find free lesson plans..

Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:45 pm
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esmus wrote:
hello. can you recommend me a good site where ı can find free lesson plans..

There are many sites with lesson plans. The problem is lesson plans are so specific to your class that it's hard to find (if not impossible) lesson plans that will work for your group, in your situation, right now.

I'd suggest deciding your theme and target language, and then look for materials to supplement your language goal. Using all of that make your own lesson plan. That will take less time than searching through, litterally, hundreds of thousands of lesson plans.

Build up! Be positive! Teach hard!

Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:31 pm
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Post prepositions
I do some exercices like harmonikaboom but I also teach prepositions with this song (and at the same time I review furniture):

"cockroaches, cockroaches, here and there
cockroaches, cockroaches, everywhere!
up and down, round and round
cockroaches dancing on the ground.

On the cooker, in the fridge,
behind the table
under the chair

cockroaches, cockroaches, here and there... (again)

On the toilet, in the bath
under the basin
behind the chair

cockroaches, cockroaches, here and there....(again)

On the sofa, on the lamp
under the cupboard
next to the chair"

Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:24 am

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Location: Mexico, D.F.
Post preposition conversation class
Find/Spot the difference games are good for practicing prepositions. I use them in private classes or in groups with the students working in pairs.

An example sentence would be: there is a mouse on the floor next to the bed here, but there is no mouse here (there is a cat on the floor next to the bed here).

Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:09 pm

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Location: Switzerland
Post I like that idea
I do like that idea of spot or find the differences.

What age group do you teach?
And where do you find pictures to play this game?`

I teach kids after school here in Switzerland and I feel that prepositions
are important because there is such a big difference between French
and English prepositions!!

I played a game last week with numbers spread on tables or on the
floor....from 1 to 20 ( 1 one ..etc ) and then I had two boxes on two tables.

I then made up two teams A and B and played the game like this:

I told the two kids on the opposite teams:
"Please find me the number 15 and put it on the box".

They would both run and find their own number 15 ( as I had doubled all the numbers ) and then put it on the box for the full 5 points.
The kids in all my 3 private groups didn't want to stop playing the game!!

They are aged from 6 up to 8 and I found that most of them then wanted
to count from 1 to 20 for a star. :D

Before that, no one seemed to want to learn their numbers!!
Or was interested in their star.

I'm trying to get them to learn at least 8 prepositions and it seems
to be working. I show them the prepostions with Mark's large flashcards
and at the same time, I use my hands so that they copy me and can show
each other especially, if the captains want to help their team members.
The captains can't speak any French or they loose points!!

It's a fast and fun game but you have to make sure they don't go crazy!!

Be good to yourself and others!!

Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:03 pm
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