This is not just any Power Point Lesson. It incorporates all the elements of how an ESL lesson should progress for maximum learning efficiency, potential and fun.
Target Vocabulary includes: bag, chair, eraser, book, desk and pencil.
Simply open the Power Point and take your students through the slides which include:
* A Main Menu: easily skip to the part of the Power Point you want to go to.
* Flashcards: Not just any flashcards but INTERACTIVE flashcards that get your students interested and involved because while the picture is seen the word does not appear until you press the "answer" button. This will get your students talking as they try to guess the English word for the picture, allowing you to easily assess their level and what vocabulary they already know and have yet to learn.
*Slow Reveal: After taking your students through the flashcards it's time to DRILL and one of the classic vocabulary drilling games is called, "Slow Reveal" where a flashcard is slowly pulled up from behind another card as the students watch and try to guess what it is. Traditionally played with paper cards, I have created the same effect using the animations available in Power Point. The picture is animated to slowly rise and reveal itself. It sounds simple but I promise, the students cannot help but be intrigue, glued to the screen, involved and speaking English.
*What's Missing: this is another classic drilling game to be played right after Slow Reveal as it is more challenging. The students are presented with a slide that has all the pictures representing the vocabulary they are learning, except one picture is covered up. The students must work out which picture is covered up, remember and produce the word. When clicked, the square that covers it immediately falls away revealing the picture behind it. There is a slide for each word.
*Interactive Slide: After drilling your students it's time to get them up, moving and interacting. In the background of the slide is a classroom and beneath are all the items the students are learning. The teacher calls out an item, then selects a student to come up to the T.V. or Whiteboard to touch that item which is animated to appear in it's spot in the classroom. This allows an opportunity for your students to get more practice as well as a chance to shine while giving you the chance to assess what they have learned.
*Memory Game: Every ESL teacher knows that games are the best way to get your students excited in learning English and Memory is a classic. Split your class into two teams. Invite two students from the same team (so more students are involved) to each select a card with the goal of finding a pair. When they touch a card, it will turn over automatically to reveal the picture beneath it. If the cards match, the students must then produce the target vocabulary word represented in order to get the point for their team. Team members may help them out (in order to encourage all the students to remain involved in the game). If they produce the word, you can go to the score slide with a simple click and give them a star. Repeat until all the matches have been found. The students love this game though they can become overly competitive. If this is the case, I have found that Teacher vs. Students solves this problem and creates a lot of laughter.
*Word Matching: Now that the students are able to produce the word, it's time for them read it and Word Matching is a great way to get them to do this. It consists of a slide with the words on the left and the pictures on the right. The students must read the word indicated by the star beside it and touch the corresponding picture. If they touch the correct picture a green checkmark will appear along with the sound of a cash register. But if they touch the wrong picture, an X will appear with a hammer sound.
*Word Matching Worksheet: Now that you have practiced reading the words as a class it's time for individual practice and this is where the worksheet comes in. Hand the worksheet to your students who then draw a line from the word to the picture. The words are also written in a tracing font so the students can trace the letters of the words, a pre-writing exercise.
*Word Matching Answer Slide: It doesn't end there ;) To finish off this exercise this slide allows you to show the students the answers by simply clicking the ENTER button. Colored arrows will appear, indicating where their lines should be. This allows the students to check their own or one another's work which greatly reduces teacher marking time.
*Word Search Worksheet and Take up Slide: No two students finish their worksheets at the same time so the word search is a great exercise to give students who finish first in order to keep them busy while the others finish their word matching worksheets or just as an extra pre-reading exercise they can enjoy. The slide allows you to easily show the students where the words are because colored circles appear around the words when the ENTER button is pushed.
*Printable Flashcards: In the event you have a game or activity in mind that requires printouts, I have included both teacher and student flashcards ready to print.
*Treasure Hunt Review Game: Review is extremely important and coming up with review games is not so easy which is why I have included a great one. In this Pirate themed review activity, the students are shown a slide with a treasure map. They must choose a square, which links to another side with vocabulary picture they have to identify before being able to click on the square to reveal what is beneath. If the treasure is beneath that square of the map chosen, they have won! If not, the game continues until a student finally chooses the correct square on the map. Want to play again? No problem, I have embedded a layout with the treasure in every spot of the map which you can easily access with a couple of clicks.
This really is a one stop lesson that the students will love doing and really is NO PREP for you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did and please leave a comment after purchase if you have any constructive criticism or fabulous comments :)
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