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Art Activities For Language Learners And Teachers
Presented by Tim Walsh, Ph.D., M.F.A.
NYSTESOL Annual Conference
White Plains, NY
November 13, 2009
I can see the green leaf. I can see the green leaf. I can see the green leaf…
Handout, p. 2
Group Language Experience Approach Activity (Handout, p. 2)
What did we do?
Look at the picture. What do you see?
Handout, p. 3
Handout, p. 4
Work with a partner. Look at the picture on the top. Look at the picture on the bottom.
1. Ask your partner. Are they the same or different?
2. Trace all of the dotted (---) lines.
3. Circle the things you see in the picture on the top, but you don’t see in the picture on the bottom.
4. Ask your partner: What other uses can you make of this type of exercise? What could students draw? What could they color? How could they use English to describe their discoveries?Handout, p. 4
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Work in a small group. Read the LEA instructions. Then, choose one of your group to lead a brief LEA activity based on the image of the bats. Choose a hypothetical age, and L2 proficiency level for your group. Listen for the time limit before you begin!
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Student WorkStudent Work
Finding Identity: A Chinese Middle Schooler
Creative Art, Creative Writing: A Fifth Grader’s Storied Illustration
Art and Text: Illustrating and Responding to a Literary Passage (Grade 9)
Materials DevelopmentMaterials Development
Materials Development: Sequencing
Before Dumpr After Dumpr
Materials Development: Try Dumpr!
The EndThe End