Jun 24

Linking Lessons by Jesse CRAIGNOU

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Linking lessons is key to a successful English course and an essential part of lesson planning…
Students need to find a logic in the progress of the course to progress themselves… helping their understanding and memory jog along the way…
Students often need help recollect their thoughts from the previous lesson to connect it to the next… to connect with the next lesson…

Without links lessons are like a brick wall without the mortar… they are not connected… and when lessons are not connected they don’t make sense to the brain of the learners…

I always start my lessons with appealing to the memory of my students… asking them to tell us what they remember from our previous lesson…
This makes the students feel relaxed about questions and opens up discussions… while offering a great warm-up activity…
Next, I ask them whether there are still any questions on that part and what should come into the new lesson… then I ask them to give us some language they should find in the new material and we take the lesson from there… as a game… often with an introductory song (see my Singin’ To English)…

Linking lessons is best done when the teacher uses a course book that develops into a story with episodes such as in my Finger Licking Good and Paris Passion…

Young teacher ? Need to further your teaching ?

Check The Comprehensive Teacher (The EFL & TEFL Companion)
for #English #teachers & #students… (paperback & audio book)

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