Thursday, February 5, 2009

Show and tell


After correcting the paragraphs, students read aloud each finding and talked about the experience.
Then we put everything together, coloured some print outs and designed THE CLASS DINOSAUR BOOK which looks like this:

video

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Pre-tasks- Tasks- Post task

PRE-TASKS

Braimstorming:


Last class we were reading about the TYRANNOSAURUS REX. What do you remember about him?

1- Go to MIS DOCUMENTOS
2- Open KIDS INSPIRATION
3- Open the file "BRAIMSTORMING- DINOSAURS by (your names)"
4- Write down your ideas and save your work



Now in pairs complete the following chart:

1- Go to MIS DOCUMENTOS
2- Open the folder DINOSAURS
3- Open the file "CHART- TYRANNOSAURUS by (your names)"
4- Complete the chart and save your work


TASKS

Now let's keep on learning about another dinosaur: "GIGANOTOSAURUS." In the book he was mentioned but little information was added. Take a look at this site and read the chart about him:

GIGANOTOSAURUS

After reading, complete the following paragraph:
1- Go to MIS DOCUMENTOS
2- Open the folder DINOSAURS
3- Open the file "PARAGRAPH- GIGANOTOSAURUS by (your names)"
4- Complete the paragraph and save your work


Compare and contrast the giganOtosaurus and the tyrannosaurus using the given words:

1- Go to MIS DOCUMENTOS
2- Open the folder DINOSAURS

3- Open the file "PARAGRAPH- GIGANOTOSAURUS by (your names)"
4- Complete the paragraph and save your work

Let’s write a report on a dinosaur!

Click here DINOSAURS FACTS

Click on one of the dinosaurs. Read a brief fact sheet about him. Then write a paragraph in a word document.

1- Go to MIS DOCUMENTOS
2- Open the folder DINOSAURS
3- Open the file "REPORT by (your names)"
4- Complete the paragraph and save your work


For example:

The brachisaurus was a plant-eater dinosaur. Its name means "Arm Lizard". It was 24-26 metres long and 12-16 metres tall. It weighed 30-80 tonnes. It lived 156-145 million years ago in Colorado and Tanzania. It had long front legs.

POST TASKS

Play time!

Have fun playing these games:

1) dinosaur bodies

3) dinosaur 1-10

4) dinosaur jigsaw puzzle

Welcome to the blog!


In this blog you'll find some blog based activities I created for my EFL students some time ago. The topic I chose was DINOSAURS and I adapted them to fit this blog.
We were working on this topic and I thought it was a good idea to design some other type of activities so that students felt motivated to learn more and revised the vocabulary and grammar points we had been dealing with.
These activities were integrated into the curriculum and students took an active participation in them. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!