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CLIL for Subjects Primary 17-18

Our course for bilingual teachers CLIL for Subjects is about to finish.  We have shared two face to face sessions on 30th January and 28...

miércoles, 23 de mayo de 2018

Tamara Cabos

Your task: Plan a cross-curricular mini-project. Your mini-project should incorporate some of the techniques you have seen on the course so far. Complete the table below.

Topic and project title
Violeta Monreal visits our school.
Your subject area: How will the project fit with your subject?
My subject area is Literacy. With this project my students are going to learn how to create a story and the sequence of events.
Who are you doing the project with?
With the Art teacher
Learning objectives
Read a biography to get information.
Plan and write a story following the sequence of events.
Act out a story.
Anticipated problems (and solutions)
Problems: At the beginning I wanted to create a story with the whole class but I realized that there would be a lot of characters in the story and it could be a little bit messy.
Solution: students worked in groups of five and create different stories so they can act them out in front of the class to show their mates.

Teach your mini-project. Reflect on how it went. Be prepared to give feedback.

Group and date taught

From the 5th of February to the 9th of February
What did you do?

CONTEXT: Violeta Monreal, a Spanish illustrator, is coming to our school to give a workshop to our students. The Art teacher and me decided to do a project together to study this author deeply and practise the English language through it. The project is divided in two sections: Before Violeta´s visit and After.
Session 1: Introduction to the artist Violeta Monreal.
Activity 1: Silent discussion in pairs: Could you draw a picture without any pencils, paintbrushes or crayons? How could you do that?
We share the answers (whole class)
I asked the students if they know an artist that draws without any of the things already mentioned. Then I show them some books of Violeta Monreal ( the artist we are going to know about) and her pictures(Violeta Monreal uses the collage technique to create her illustrations)
Activity 2: QR hunt about Violeta Monreal
Students go around the class to look for the information in the QR codes and fulfil their questionnaires.

Once Violeta Monreal has visited the children, they are going to create a puppet character in the Art Class following her technique (She does her illustrations tearing up pieces of paper and sticking them to create a collage). Those puppets are going to be used to create a story in English and act it out in front of the classmates.
Session 2: Create a story
Students watch a video that explains the sequence of events and it has got a chant. In this way they can remember easily the sequence of events.
After that in groups they have to put in order a short story that the teacher gives them in pieces. Then they study the poster (see below) retelling the story.
In the end, in groups, they plan and write a short story(story plan) using their characters and when they finish they tell their stories acting out in front of the class( We will need another session to listen to every group)

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What went well

Students were well motivated. They enjoy the QR hunt a lot. Most of the students achieved to create well sequenced stories.

Reflection for future practice
What needed improvement/changes and why

I will need more tablets and mobile phones for the QR hunt. I had only three tablets, one didn´t work well so some groups of students had to wait to do their QR hunt.

What would you change considering level,  age or other factors

I would try to pay more attention to those students that need reinforcement in English language because although they had a lot of fun with this activity sometimes I found them a little bit lost. For example, they had problems in following instructions and they just copy the answers their group have in the QR hunt but they didn´t understand so much what they had to do.

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