Monday, May 25, 2015

Learn New Words: Make Your Own Dictionary

One of the fun ideas I've implemented in the classroom is "Make Your Own Dictionary", which helps ESL learners to remember new English vocabulary, especially if they are basic, everyday objects.

You may find students who are not used to freehand drawing baulking a little at this idea - do assure them that it's a personal reference for them and it's not for public display.  

Young children love this idea and older students who are self-conscious about their drawings are actually delighted when you praise their drawings. I know I've been surprised by artistic talents among my students :)

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