Here are some activities that are afL try along with your learners.

Here are some activities that are afL try along with your learners.

They include ideas on collecting information, the strategic use of questioning, giving feedback, and introducing peer and self-assessment.

Collecting information

Ask learners to publish one sentence to summarise what they find out about the topic at the end or start of a lesson. You can focus this by telling them to add e.g. what or why or how etc.

During the end of a lesson learners share along with their partner:

  • Three things that are new have learnt
  • What they found easy
  • Whatever they found difficult
  • Something they wish to learn in the foreseeable future.

Give learners red, yellow and green cards (or they can make these themselves in the home). At different points during the lesson, ask them to choose a card and place it to their desk to demonstrate simply how much they understand (red = don’t understand, yellow = partly understand, green = totally understand).

Use post-it notes to evaluate learning. Give to groups, pairs or individuals and have them to answer questions. For example:

  • What have I learnt?
  • What have i came across easy?
  • What have i discovered difficult?
  • What do i wish to know now?

When a learner has finished a exercise or worksheet, inquire further to draw a square regarding the page. When they partly understand, yellow and if everything is OK, green if they do not understand well, they colour it red.

In the end of an action or lesson or unit, ask learners to create 1 or 2 points which are not clear for them. The teacher and class discuss these points and work together to ensure they are clear. Continuer la lecture de « Here are some activities that are afL try along with your learners. »