Teaching Exercises

These are some simple, but effective, exercises that can be used, depending on the needs of the student.

  • Ss write what T writes
  • Ss says what T says
  • Ss write phonetic words multiple times
  • Ss read aloud from book
  • Ss write from book
  • Ss type from lists
  • Ss type from book
  • Ss read aloud what T writes
  • Ss speak answer T question
  • T writes Ss’ answer to T question
    • Then, Ss write & say what T wrote
  • T asks Q, Ss say answer, Ss write answer
  • T & S speak-while-doing
    • Repeat
    • Exchange
      • Roles and “noun person”
      • Realia(vocab)
      • “Noun number”
      • Near, far, location (vocabulary)
    • Write & type & read aloud
  • Simon Says (game)
  • Order Up (game)
  • Draw pictures with vocab & patterns
  • Describe pictures
    • Say
    • Write
    • Type
    • Single words
    • Proper sentences
  • Flashcards
    • Pictures
    • Words
  • Discuss vocabulary’s expanded/related vocabulary
  • List synonyms & antonyms
    • Speak
    • Write
    • Type
  • Ss write vocabulary words with definitions
  • Ss write vocabulary words multiple times
  • Ss write unknown words as vocabulary
  • Ss write sentences multiple times
    • Purpose: grammar patterns
    • Purpose: memorizing
    • Purpose: correction
  • Spelling tests
  • Read together & quiz meaning
    • Per sentence
    • Per paragraph
    • Per section
  • Activities
    • Reading a longer story in class
    • Learning a separate topic (computers, art, music)
    • Building or doing something together
  • Ss write/type from reading/discussion/lesson
    • Summary
    • Opinion
    • Applicability