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Offline Victor

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Practice day materials(9/22)
« on: September 19, 2006, 08:10:43 PM »
Making a Mini-book

★ How to make a mini-book (demonstration)

★ Make your own mini-book
 1.Make a mini-book about me
2.Think about your topic for the mini-book.
  (Examples: Family introduction, stories, holidays in your country)
   Bring your stuff (pictures, color pencils), if possible.

★ How to use a mini-book(examples)
1. Alphabet mini-Books (for Toddlers, Preschool and Kindergarten)

2. Holidays in your country (One example of using mini-book in a class)

3. Story books for reading and writing
  Making a mini-book for reading (Teddy bear-see the attached file)
  Making a mini-book Based on a story

  Creating a story and making a mini-book
  Making a mini-book after reading a book

Here are  the discussion questions.

1. How to use a mini-book for teaching reading and writing(general ideas).
    - Have you ever made a mini-book before? If you did, what was it about?
    - Any ideas to use mini-book in a ESL class.
2. How to use a mini-book for your stduents to teach reading and writing.
    - Think about your current or future students, and discuss how to teach reading and writing using a mini-book. 
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Offline zehra

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Re: Practice day materials(9/22)
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2006, 12:13:16 PM »
I think using a minibook in ESL-EFL writing, reading classes is a very good idea. It may seem like a simple activity but it can be made more challenging like for learning conditionals as suggested in the class.

It is actually a first step to the exciting world of publications.

For me, the size is a little problematic if you want to use this with bigger kids. You can adapt the idea by using larger pages and stapling them together like a book. The students can draw or paste pictures and write about them on the bottom half of the paper and submit them as writing projects.

And it was a fun class we had on Friday.:)
Thank you for that, Victor.


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Re: Practice day materials(9/22)
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 12:47:09 PM »
One of the practice day this semester by two classmates was on mini-books.  They did an introduction as well as the whole class did an activity together and created a children's mini-book.  It was very simple but I really like this concept.  I think to give it more direction and structure for adults ESL learners, it would be good to give specific topics.  Also maybe one can do a mini-newspaper?  You can make it a big class final project where you have teams of 4-5 people.  One person can be in charge of sports, food, current events, breaking news, etc.  You can do a lot with this.  You can teach an introductory lesson on what kind of sentences are written in newspapers.  What are catch phrases and vocabulary words used, maybe even bring in some newspapers and have the groups do a reading lesson on it, etc.  You can also have a class digital camera for borrowing so students can put pictures in their mini-newspaper.  Finally, you can offer a lesson on some software that has newspaper templates available.  This can also lead into other templates out there when they want to make something more practical like a resume, job advertisement, etc.  This lesson can go on and on but you need to put limits on this and a cap on the work.

At the last week of class, you can print the mini-newspaper on recycle paper and give people copies of this.  Maybe sell it to other classes for 25 cents?  haha  ;D

Now, i'm just throwing in ideas.  But you get the point!