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Activating language! :
Preface, Part 1 Listening, 1 What’s the word?, 2 Picture quiz, 3 Phone messages, 4 TPR, 5 Picture dictation, 6 Verbal memory game, 7 Radio listening task, 8 True or false?, 9 Map directions, 10 Poetry responses, 11 Video segments, 12 Picture stories, 13 Song dictation, 14 Filling in forms, 15 Out of sight Part 2 Speaking, 16 Do you like?, 17 Describe and guess, 18 20 questions, 19 Grid surveys, 20 Brainstorming, 21 Spot the difference, 22 Dream sequences, 23 Verbal directions, 24 Miming, 25 Interviews, 26 Demonstrations, 27 Explain yourself, 28 Scenarios, 29 Vocabulary revision, 30 Quizzes, 31 Information gap, 32 Just a minute Part 3 Reading, 33 Big book story, 34 Strip story, 35 Deliberate variation, 36 Cartoon strips, 37 Cloze task, 38 Story-picture matching, 39 Synthesizing, 40 Appreciating poetry, 41 Newspapers, 42 Crosswords, 43 RAT (Read, ask & tell) Part 4 Writing, 44 Kim’s game, 45 Common signs, 46 Justifying preferences, 47 News headlines, 48 Proverbs, 49 Re-formatting, 50 Writing directions, 51 Cohesive fluency, 52 Speed Writing, 53 Picture definitions, 54 Writing specifications, 55 Expansion & reduction, 56 Dialogue journal, 57 Dictogloss, 58 Running dictation, 59 Cognitive mapping, 60 Precis, 61 Similes, 62 Writing poetry, 63 Writing Stories, 64 Other Short Forms of Writing Part 5 Picture Stories, Using picture stories, 20 untitled picture stories. Activating Language! is a meta-resource intended for busy teachers that can be used across a variety of settings. From primary to middle secondary school to TAFE, language centres/colleges and community adult education venues, from elementary/beginner, to pre-intermediate and intermediate language levels, and from EAL/D and EFL to general or remedial literacy classes. It contains more than 200 ideas across the four macro-skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These ideas can be practised for a particular mode or integrated across modes or a particular curriculum program being used. The book also contains an additional visual aids resource consisting of 20 picture-story sequences developed by the author for fair-use copying by teachers. The contents indicate general levels of difficulty: elementary (lower primary or beginner for older secondary or adult learners), intermediate (middle primary or pre-intermediate for older learners) and advanced (upper primary or intermediate for older learners). However, teachers have the freedom to easily adapt individual activity-ideas up or down these levels. Many activity-ideas include variation suggestions for decreasing or increasing the difficulty. Its fundamental aim is to facilitate learner’s engagement with genuine ‘languaging’ by which is meant: purposefully using contextualized language that is interactive and enjoyable. Activating Language! is a meta-resource intended for busy teachers that can be used across a variety of settings. From primary to middle secondary school to TAFE, language centres/colleges and community adult education venues, from elementary/beginner, to pre-intermediate and intermediate language levels, and from EAL/D and EFL to general or remedial literacy classes. It contains more than 200 ideas across the four macro-skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These ideas can be practised for a particular mode or integrated across modes or a particular curriculum program being used. The book also contains an additional visual aids resource consisting of 20 picture-story sequences developed by the author for fair-use copying by teachers. The contents indicate general levels of difficulty: elementary (lower primary or beginner for older secondary or adult learners), intermediate (middle primary or pre-intermediate for older learners) and advanced (upper primary or intermediate for older learners). However, teachers have the freedom to easily adapt individual activity-ideas up or down these levels. Many activity-ideas include variation suggestions for decreasing or increasing the difficulty. Its fundamental aim is to facilitate learner’s engagement with genuine ‘languaging’ by which is meant: purposefully using contextualized language that is interactive and enjoyable.