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A Picture Is Worth a
Thousand Words
Using Visuals in the Primary
Classroom
British Council Palma de Mallorca

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Photo Caption 033: LearnEnglish Teens

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“It’s a teacher’s life!!”

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Using visuals and images
Reasons for using visuals/images

What we can use

•Make learning more memorable

• Flashcards

•...
Rainbow Grammar
•Helps learners’ visual/auditory
memory
•Scaffolds question forms
•Adds engaging element to grammar
•Produ...
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Throw the dice:
•1. Where are they? They’re in/at/..
•2. Who are they? They’re ….
•3. Why are they there? Because
they wan...
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Adapting pictures to age group and level

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Generating output
•Students in groups collaboratively interpret the pictures using dice.
•Spokesperson can report to class...
What is it? Speculating
http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/study-break/what-it/what-it-038

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Supporting with spinners

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Photo Captions: LearnEnglish Teens
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Word Clouds: Unscrambling sentences

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Word Clouds: Unscramble these 3 sentences

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Using video

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Pictures
Torn Picture: :
Information Gap exercise
Vocabulary revision
Kinaeasthetic
Students can choose pictures from
maga...
Useful websites for visual resources

http://storybird.com/: Teachers can create stories on line using beautiful artwork f...
Thank you!
British Council, Palma
C/Arxiduc Lluís Salvador ,1- 4º
T 971 762277
E palma@britishcouncil.es
www.britishcounci...
References
Read, C. 2007. 500 Activities in the Primary Classroom. Macmillan Publishers Limited
Keddie, J. 2009. Images. O...
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Apabal pictures speak sheona ds 2013

Workshop given at 2nd APABAL Conference, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
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Apabal pictures speak sheona ds 2013

  1. 1. A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words Using Visuals in the Primary Classroom British Council Palma de Mallorca All images © Mat Wright www.britishcouncil.org 1
  2. 2. Photo Caption 033: LearnEnglish Teens www.britishcouncil.org 2
  3. 3. “It’s a teacher’s life!!” www.britishcouncil.org 3
  4. 4. Using visuals and images Reasons for using visuals/images What we can use •Make learning more memorable • Flashcards • Inspire and engage • Posters • Scaffold learning • Photographs • Appeal to different learning styles • Websites • Add interest to classroom tasks • Emoticons • Provide input • Student generated material • Illustrate meaning • Teacher generated material • Increase STT • The IWB/Board • Provide learners’ with choices www.britishcouncil.org 4
  5. 5. Rainbow Grammar •Helps learners’ visual/auditory memory •Scaffolds question forms •Adds engaging element to grammar •Productive activity which can be used with various simple tenses. •Learners practise and improve speaking skills. www.britishcouncil.org 5
  6. 6. www.britishcouncil.org 6
  7. 7. Throw the dice: •1. Where are they? They’re in/at/.. •2. Who are they? They’re …. •3. Why are they there? Because they want/have/ need to … •4. What are they doing? They’re v+ ing •5. When is it? It’s in summer/ the morning etc. •6.How are they feeling? They’re happy, tired etc. . www.britishcouncil.org 7
  8. 8. www.britishcouncil.org 8
  9. 9. Adapting pictures to age group and level www.britishcouncil.org 9
  10. 10. Generating output •Students in groups collaboratively interpret the pictures using dice. •Spokesperson can report to class. •Group write description of the pictures. •Skills Practised: Speaking and Writing •Consolidation of Interrogative pronouns- 6 ‘wh’ words- where, when, what, who, why, how. •Topic/vocabulary review •Longer stretches of language encouraged www.britishcouncil.org 10
  11. 11. What is it? Speculating http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/study-break/what-it/what-it-038 www.britishcouncil.org 11
  12. 12. Supporting with spinners www.britishcouncil.org 12
  13. 13. Photo Captions: LearnEnglish Teens http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/study-break/photo-captions/photo-caption-051 • Elicit adjectives- emotions, feelings • What’s going to happen next? • What happened to make this person feel this way? • Write a short text. www.britishcouncil.org 13
  14. 14. Word Clouds: Unscrambling sentences www.britishcouncil.org 14
  15. 15. Word Clouds: Unscramble these 3 sentences www.britishcouncil.org 15
  16. 16. Using video www.britishcouncil.org 16
  17. 17. Pictures Torn Picture: : Information Gap exercise Vocabulary revision Kinaeasthetic Students can choose pictures from magazines. Review There is/There are I can see www.britishcouncil.org 17
  18. 18. Useful websites for visual resources http://storybird.com/: Teachers can create stories on line using beautiful artwork from the website. http://www.tagxedo.com/ : Word clouds which can be given specific shapes. http://www.glogster.com/: Interactive glogs. Teachers can add music, photos, youtube videos etc. http://www.thinglink.com/: Teachers can upload photos and amke them interactive by adding information, videos, music etc. www.britishcouncil.org 18
  19. 19. Thank you! British Council, Palma C/Arxiduc Lluís Salvador ,1- 4º T 971 762277 E palma@britishcouncil.es www.britishcouncil.es www.britishcouncil.org 19
  20. 20. References Read, C. 2007. 500 Activities in the Primary Classroom. Macmillan Publishers Limited Keddie, J. 2009. Images. Oxford University Press Peachey, N. 2013. Using Word Clouds pdf downloaded from: http://www.onestopenglish.com/support/tech-tools-for-teachers/word-clouds/ Images: Slide 2: ©British Council LearnEnglish Teens Website: http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/studybreak/photo-captions/photo-caption-033 Slides 5,6+ 12: Teacher’s own material. Slide 8+9: British Council Asset Bank Slide 11: British Council LearnEnglish Teens: http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/studybreak/photo-captions/photo-caption-033 Slide 14-16: Teacher produced on http://www.tagxedo.com/ www.britishcouncil.org 20

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