Paper plates pedagogy
English for Adults - Entry level learners
Word focus work
This session just ran itself….
I provided paper plates, scissors, paper and glue.
The paper plate was the starting point – what could you use it for?
There were some great ideas and lots of vocabulary.
· A fan
· Make a funnel
· A mask
· Picnic, barbeque, party
Great for discussion skills – getting everyone involved and thinking outside the box.
We then thought about the shape of the plate and started to look for circles in everyday life.
I showed images on the screen – a busy London street, images from the natural world, a classroom.
The students identified circles, cylinders - and we created a plate for each theme.
They started to see the letter O in words
The students did the work – cutting circles of different sizes, sticking, using dictionaries to check spellings. This was a WORD focus lesson. I shall develop it into a creative writing activity to write in SENTENCES about circles, spheres. There are adjectives to introduce – smooth, curved, round, circular, spherical, continuous….
All from a pack of paper plates!