English language teaching in the primary school

This is my introductory resources workshop for teachers to get an idea of what is useful for teaching in Swiss primary schools. Enjoy!

New tip: National Geographic Our World!

Textbooks / Official sites

1. http://www.firstchoice-lehrmittel.ch/ : True or False - Find the list of vocabulary items for First Choice. This vocabulary is a list of words that children are expected to know by the end of third grade.

2. http://www.explorers.ch/: Find the trainer and play around with it for a few minutes. Find the FAQs. Find the help for your planning. True or False - Explorers 2 (5th grade) has a section about cable cars.

3. http://www.klett.ch/de/hauptlehrwerke/youngworld/index/: True or False - There’s a vocabulary trainer starting in grade 5.

4. From the Canton of Zug: Find the oral exercise about finding art objects.

5. http://www.allgemeinbildung.ch/: Find the vocab games for "Transport".

6. https://www.sh.ch/schule: Find the pages about teaching English. Where do you find the paper "Synergien zwei Fremdsprachen - Übersicht, Strategien"?

7. Lingualevel: Find out how to use the Sammelmappe function. How can you use this for recording data on learners for grades?

Songs and rhymes

8. Find the computer mouse song: http://www.britishcouncil.org

9. Find the song about a yodler: http://www.kididdles.com

10. Find a good morning song: http://canteach.ca/

11. Find the food chain song: http://www.songsforteaching.com

Planning and worksheets

12. Go to: http://www.abcteach.com/. Where can you find things about holidays? This is the only site I pay for.

13. Go to: http://bogglesworldesl.com/. In which section can you find the „wizard cards“? Where can you find flash cards about mammals? Where can you find a worksheet to practice "I like"?

14. Go to: http://www.learningpage.com. How much does it cost to become a member? Login is free, find funsheets about zoo animals and print one out for the second grade.

15. http://www.enchantedlearning.com. Where can you find out the differences between butterflies and moths?

16. Go to: http://www.dltk-kids.com/.  Where do you find bingo cards to print? What options do you have when making your bingo cards?

17. Go to: http://www.onestopenglish.com/ and http://www.onestopclil.com/. Which publisher offers this site? Find a free worksheet!

18. Go to: http://www.puzzlemaker.com. True or False: They call “crossword puzzles” “crisscross puzzles”.

19. Go to: http://www.eslcafe.com. In the “kids” section, what’s the farm or forest game about?

20. Go to: http://www.esl-galaxy.com. Where can you find the board games we used in class?

21. ESL Lounge: http://www.esl-lounge.com/

21b. K12: http://www.k12reader.com/

For learners

22. http://pbskids.org/. Find ZOOM. What do you see there? Then go to: http://pbskids.org/lions/.  What is the story “An egg is quiet” about?

23. Go to: http://www.britishcouncil.org/kids.htm. Where can little kids READ short sentences to create a fantasy animal? Where can kids WRITE a fairy tale?

24. Go to: http://www.hello-world.com. Can you find the song: “The Ants go Marching”?

25. Search for "butterfly" on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page. Now find it in Simple English.

26. Oxford Owl: http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

27. BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/index.shtml

28. Go to http://www.manythings.org/ and play some of the pronunciation games. Check out the other things on the site.


Graphic organizers


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