I am teaching possessive pronouns and clothing items. After being exposed to the vocabulary and the pronouns MY, YOUR, HIS and HER and after practicing for some time, I proposed the following task:
Students first drew a slip with a piece of clothing each. They drew and colored their piece of clothing and in the end, we all sat on the floor.
Task 1: Each student talked about their drawing: “My dress is red”, “My boots are green”, “My socks are blue”, My shorts are blue”, My hat is pink”, My T-shirt is gray”, My shoes are green and brown”
Task 2: Then, we practiced questions and answers. I asked “What color are Julia´s shoes?” and they answered “HER shoes are green.”
Task 3: Finally, each one pointed at all the drawings and said: “Her shoes are green, his T-shirt is gray, her dress is red, his sneakers are yellow, her pants are red, his boots are green, her hat is pink , his socks are blue and my shorts are blue.”
Here´s a very simple activity to practice questions and answers using weather vocabulary. First, students draw and color on a small piece of paper one type of weather.
Then, write prompts on the board: What´s the weather like today? It´s …
After that, they are instructed to do the following: They all stand up. Student A will ask Student B a question about the picture they (Student A) have in their hands. Student B answers the question and asks a question about the picture they (Student B) have in their hands. After they finish asking and answering each other a question, they exchange their slips and go find another peer to ask a different question (a question about the new slip they have in hands.) They will continue doing it until they have talked to every one. The last person they will talk to will be the one who has their drawing in hands, so they can get it back and keep it.
Yesterday, my workmate Bruno Albuquerque and I participated in the seminar MYCRAFT:REBOOTING ELT SKILLS at Cultura Inglesa, in Brasília. Our Presentation aimed to give ELT teachers basic drawing skills, since drawing is so appealing to students and consequently makes classes fun. We started by telling the participants why students benefit from drawing, Then, we told them a story that would allow us to teach them how to draw ANIMALS and EMOTIONS, which are two things we always have to teach at one point or another in our teaching careers. Each participant received a sheet with frames in blank and throughout the story telling, participants drew each animal and emotion along with us.
I usually like drawing two types of eyes: Big and round or as two dots. Below, there is a little mix and match of what you can come up with when combining eyes, noses, eyebrows and hairdos. The shape of the face can vary as well. It can be oval, round, square, triangular or thin. Grab a pencil and go nuts!
Ok stick figure fans! Drawing noses is easier than you think. Once you get the hang of it, you can even come up with your own nose shape eventually. Here are just a few: