In my twenty three years in the EFL classroom, I don't remember not resorting to drawing while teaching. After being talked into it, I decided to create this blog to share my illustrations and related activities, mostly for children. I hope you enjoy and make use of them as well. Let's draw then....shall we?
Monday, September 23, 2013
Family Members - Option 2
After practicing the family members and how to introduce them, students are given sheets of paper and instructed to fold them and draw the members of their family. Some students have very big families, so instruct them to draw just the ones that live with them. Afterwards, they write about them using the structure learned.
Step 1: FOLD
The number of folded parts will depend on the number of people in the student's family. (Sometimes, it is very difficult for them to fold the sheet, so you can do it for them. Ask them how many people they have in their family and fold it accordingly.)
Step 2: DRAW
It is only necessary to draw one on the first rectangle. (Point out that the ends of the arms and legs have to touch the edges of the sheet. )
Step 3: CUT OUT
Students cut it out. (This step may be even more difficult than folding, so you might need to cut a few in order for them not to wreck it.)
Step 4: DRAW AND COLOR THE DETAILS
Students draw and color the details of each member in their family
In the end, give each student a colored sheet of paper. Students paste their family and write about them. Collect and display them on the walls. You can also digitize their work, so their parents can see it.