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Using Recap as an Integration Activity

In this clip, Michèle Palmieri-Colatriano, ESL teacher at La Dauversière primary school (CSPI), explains how and why she uses Recap as an integration activity at the end of a LES.

Michèle uses the texts written by the MEES Ask an Expert – Bedbugs for Intensive ESL and adapts them into an LES. Students become experts on bedbugs to answer specific questions in the form of a letter, as well as to think critically about scientific information. At the end, they record their answers in the app called Recap. This document is used to help formulate the right question in this specific activity.

Recap is an easy video response multiplatform tool that can be used to allow students to answer reflection questions about:

-  What they learned.
-  What they liked.
-  What strategies they used in the learning sequence.
-  What questions still remain.
-  How they feel about the task.
-  How will they proceed.

Working in Stations in a Secondary ESL Classroom

In this clip, Karen Lyons, an ESL teacher and consultant at Saint-Edmond secondary school (CSMV), explains how she uses stations with her secondary classes.

The advantages of working in stations are that the proposed activities are short, varied, develop different strategies and competencies and students move from one station to another! Also, if they miss one class, they can continue their work without having problems trying to catch up with the others.

You can download the zombie stations linked to this article and use them with your students. Thanks to Karen Lyons and Jacqueline Carrière who shared their wonderful work with the ESL community.

Demonstrating Understanding with Padlet

In this clip, Roxanne Paquette, an Intensive ESL teacher from Louis-de-Gonzague elementary school (CSDM), explains how she integrates Padlet as an activity to verify student understanding after reading texts.

Padlet is an online multiplatform tool that creates a virtual wall where teachers and students can collaborate and reflect on a variety of topics. They can also share videos, links, images and sounds. It’s even possible to record a comment directly in a post and draw something.

Do you want to know how you can use it in class? You can watch this quick tutorial explaining how to activate students’ prior knowledge with the Entry Ticket activity using Padlet. Note that it can be used for different pedagogical intentions but setting up the activity remains the same.

Writing and Producing a Wacky News Report

In this clip, Nadia Laurendeau explains to her students how to write and produce their text (a wacky news report) using the Tellagami app.

Because Tellagami is no longer supported with the new version of iOS (on iPads), we are proposing other tools in the LES to create the news report such as Vokiand My Talking Avatar (for tablets and computers) .

In collaboration with Sandra Laine, consultant, Service national du RÉCIT, domaine des langues

Create an Online Book About Christmas Using Book Creator

In this clip, Marthe Poulin, a secondary ESL teacher at des Deux-Rives school (CSBE), explains how she used the topic of Christmas to help students reflect, share and communicate their opinions about on how society influences their lives. Students had to write down their reflection on each subject in order to create an online book using Book Creator.

Description of the project for students

At your age, one might say you have become an expert concerning anything and everything related to Christmas. The intention of the activities we will be doing during the month of December is to help you reflect on how this holiday influences and affects you.

Together, we will discover how commercialism has influenced your life and the environment. We will bring to light the possible conflicts these influences have on your personal values as you continue to forge your own identity.

Creating an Interactive Guide / Poster Using Media Tools

This Learning and Evaluation Situation was created by Anne-Marie Morin from the CSBE in 2018-2019.

Anne-Marie Morin used the theme of ninjas to have students reflect upon behaviours and attitudes to adopt in their everyday life so they can communicate effectively and apply them at school, at home, or in the daily activities. As a final task, students have to write a text and produce a poster explaining how to be a good ninja.

In this LES called "A Guide to Being a Good Ninja", you will find:

Activity sheet with general information about the project
Teacher Guide Presentation (Google Slide)
Stations with activities from the LES (can be used as stations or as sequential activities)

Reviewing Vocabulary to Prepare for Coding

In this clip, Patricia Blanchette, an elementary ESL teacher at l’école Barthélémy-Vimont (CSDM), explains how she prepared her students for a coding activity using Scratch.

Scratch is a free online programming language where students can use blocks to create stories, games, and animations. In this video, Patricia presents the key vocabulary students need to use in order to complete a Scratch script.

You can find many tutorials online that will support your teaching of programming to young students. We have included a link to Randy Hamlyn’s Coding in Intensive English Resources.

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Coding in Intensive English

In this project, Caroline Poulin, an Intensive English teacher at Cs Des Navigateurs and Randy Hamlyn, an ESL educational consultant, collaborated to create tools to bring coding into the classroom in a pedagogical way.

They have created activities where students learn the basics of coding while learning English. A special emphasis was put on having students interact orally.

We encourage you to go through the steps on the website in order to be ready when you start using the tools with the students.

You can find all the tools on Randy’s ESL HAMLet website.

Using KWL with Scrumblr

This video presents how to use a KWL chart to activate prior knowledge with an online tool called Scrumblr.

Create a promotional clip about a resort using Adobe Spark Video

In this clip, Caroline Saint-Louis, a secondary ESL teacher from Massey-Vanier high school (CSVDC), explains how she used Adobe Spark Video to have her students create a promotional video of a resort.

The Resort Project

With a partner, students will decide on a resort that they you would want to visit. They will be using the Adobe Spark Video application in order to create a video that will promote a resort and make it irresistible to visit!