Saturday, April 5, 2014

The week 5 assignment

Through Feedly, I visited some websites which are related to my personal interests and hobbies : cooking, home decoration and movies. I think those sites are useful to develop my insights and skills in those areas. Actually they were fun to me because I'm interested in those topics. But a little disappointingly there were not many helpful sites which I can use for my lessons because these authentic materials are too difficult for my young students to follow and understand.

After exploring some sites again and again, I found these sites are educationally available for beginners and intermediate level learners.
First one is Dilbert Daily Strip.

Dilbert Daily Strip
Students love cartoons. Whenever we introduce a new textbook chapter, we can search some suitable cartoons which are related to the topic of the chapter. For instance, Lesson 3 of Sinsago texbook for the third graders of middle school is about first aid. I searched about medicine and I found two easy and fun cartoons. I will capture these cartoons ,copy them and paste them on my handout for my students. I think they will enjoy it.

Second, Celebrities on Hulu will be fun to my students.

In spite of the complexity of the contents and the language, if students like the celebrities, they are willing to struggle listening and show great interests and attention. By this, they can develop their language skills very much.

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