Purpose: to use real-life or authentic materials to help students learn new words; to show students how many words they already can read; to use visual clues to support comprehension; to practice prediction
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Materials: variety of cracker, cookie, and cereal boxes, copies of the handout; dictionaries
Purpose: To create meaningful dialogue about culture, while allowing students an opportunity to practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills; for intermediate to advanced levels, though lesson could be modified for lower level learners.
Prep time: Approximately 15-30 minutes, depending upon resources available.
Materials: Pencil, paper, a book of folktales or photocopies of a few folktales. Visuals are helpful!