Purpose & Principles 1.Access prior knowledge. 2.Make learning more relevant. 3. Create a student-centered class. 4.Culture connection and mutual respect.
Application Songs Translate American songs directly: Eg: Hello; Mary had a Little Lamb; We Wish You a Merry Christmas; Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes, etc Use familiar melody and rhythm: Eg: The ABCs; Twinkle Twinkle Little Star; Brother John; Oh My Darling Clementine
Application Class activities Simon Says; Flyswatter, Jeopardy, Tic-Tac-Toe, etc Guesstures & its adaptation.
Guesstures is an American game based on Charades but played at a faster pace. This Chinese adaptation --- is a fun way to review vocabulary. It can enrich students of different learning styles. Guesstures
Materials: A Guessture device & home-made cards with vocabulary words. Object: Students act out words in the cards for their teammates to guess. No talking, sign language or sound effects. The team to guess the most acted-out words is the winner. Game Rules: ( Handout)
Adaptation Without the Guessture device, any timing device will work. For those who dont feel comfortable to act, Pictionary is a great alternative. For advanced learners, Taboo is a good adaptation.
Reflections Establish yourself as a final judge to avoid argument; Allow everybody opportunities by assigning performance order; Enforce clearly stated guidelines for the games.