I just started using your book as a supplemental activity for a few of my lower level classes (I haven’t seen levels 3-6 in the local Caves). I would like to give some feedback.[/quote]
I have never been more nervous about opening a thread. lol Book 3 is being reformatted…out soon…4-6 are in development…as we need to measure the gap accordingly for each level. Level four is a modern take on fairy tales: Goldilocks in the 3 Bears restaurant…more good vocabulary, more critical thinking acts…
- Pictures are easy for me to draw on the board.
- I like the activities at the back of the book.
- Looks as though it has a good progression.[/quote]
Glad to hear it. I’m a terrirble artist, so we designed it with me in mind. The supplemental activities are very useful in getting the beginning level kids to produce English, and review what they’ve learned.
Did you make your TPR command lists? How long was the list? Did every student get a crack at it? Do you think the book needs a workbook? I’m mapping/experimenting on one out now for my own classes, which gets the kids to speak the commands…little teacher-wise, and make their own command list, as well as a take home CD to test their listening comp. How do you see that? Useful?
[quote]I don’t like:
- Some of the pictures are misleading such as:
Stand by the tree.
He is standing by the tree, so the answer is yes, but I wouldn’t suggest for someone to stand by a tree that is about to fall.
Close the window.
He should close the window after he has opened it. Now the window is open, but he is not neccesarily opening it either.[/quote]
HEY! YOU just don’t understand the book!! Oh, ok,
I feel the ambiguity in some of the pictures promotes critcal thinking. I don’t like the answers ALL to be obviously A or obviously B.
The tree…uhm…it’s not a real tree, no one will get hurt. You can teach them not to stand next to a falling tree though. See? The book invites learning and knowledge. lol
As for open the window…it’s open. So the answer would be no. And if you’re thinking, it’s open, he should close it…yes, but he’s not closing it…so the anser is no.
I couldn’t agree more. It gives new students lessons that they can successfully complete…every time. It’s a great primer for reading book.