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1 Exercising the brain of needy students with recycled and well-known ideas By Mirela C. C. Ramacciotti Braz Tesol SIGs Get Together October, 20, 2007

2 Who are the needy students?

3 PERSONALIZE Make it your own Recycling ideas

4 Make use of PHYSICAL ACTIVITY RUN FOR YOUR ANSWER

5 The brain is a pattern-seeker CATEGORIES GAME

6 We store information by similarity but retrieve it by difference MAGIC WORDS Portuguese X English With Gaps

7 Help the brain learn best by CHANGING LOCATIONS FOUR CORNERS

8 Make it challenging QUESTION PYRAMID

9 Get the brains attention SPELLING BEE Using time Using colors

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11 Help the brain learn by using visual aids JUMBLE Words Chunks A:__ __ __ __ __? B:__,_ __ __ __ __. A: __ __? B:__ __ __ __ __. Dialogue (example) Are/you/ready/to/order? Yes/Id/like/a steak/and/ a coke. Anything/else? An apple/ pie/ for/ dessert/ please.

12 Use learner-imposed deadlines and peer pressure RELAY RACE With Questions

13 Example of Relay Race Can I....... You? Whats your.....number? Whats.......address? Where are you........?

14 The brain is a pattern-seeker COMBINE YOUR QUESTION

15 Make it meaningful, relate or create SPIDERGRAM

16 Relate the familiar to the unfamiliar INWARDS ? STUDENTSBOARDSCHOOLBOOKSHOMEWORK

17 Relate OUTWARDS How are you? How $...? How Period of time..? How Km...?

18 Make it emotional, energetic and make GOOD use of peer pressure TIC TAC TOE

19 Provide examples of things you find at Snack Area DrugstoreMovie Theater Super- Market RestaurantPost Office Info deskGift shopDepartment Store

20 Give the nationality ending in -ian-sh-an -ch-ese-ian -ese-ian-sh

21 Make sentences using these most frequent words (from the Cambridge International Corpus ) Iyoua AndUhThat TheToit

22 Answer questions appropriately

23 SUPER TIC TAC TOE ReceiptPotatoesThree ThanksTheirBought CatTeacherRed DogColorBeach CountryServiceBurger

24 Attention for Learning is influenced by Choice & Relevance BINGO

25 To practice occupations NTE BSC DVA

26 To practice auxiliary verbs SheHeIt WeIThey HeItYou

27 Appeal to visual as well as auditory and kinesthetic activities RAP IT Example: Hows the weather & The Alphabet Song

28 A Kiss K eep I t S imple S weetheart!

29 If You Want To Know More About Efall www.efall.org.br For comments, suggestions or otherwise: mirelaprof@uol.com.br


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