Thursday, January 17, 2008

New Activities on Website

I've written a couple of quizzes for Level 1 students working towards the End Test (Grammar). I've had a few people recently doing practice tests asking me what "grammatical" means, so the quizzes are there to give practice after the explanations have been given. I may also add the PowerPoint I've used to help in the teaching, though I've not posted this sort of resource before. I found the quizzes quite difficult, partly because the practice tests cover the issue in a number of different ways, but also because I am not at all sure how it is presented in current real tests. The quizzes may then get altered with more experience.

I also like the Handling Data resources from the Gold Dust Resources from the QIA. The for Interactive Activities were written for tutors learning but are great for some Level 2 learners. I like the way they show all 4 averages together subject to change as data changes. It is such an easy idea but I don't recall seeing it before. Many learners, especially the dyslexic ones, find remembering which average is which confusing, so a new resource is very welcome. This one shows it clearly, and you can hide the bar chart and frequency table if they interfere.

2 comments:

balletgirl said...

Hi Chris - Thanks for visiting my literacy teaching blog (http://realife9.wordpress.com). I have just had a look around here, and i like the NOUN grammar quiz online at the city college site, which you link to in this article - I will use that with my students. Thank you!

balletgirl said...

Hi again Chris, I then clicked on the link to the Gold Dust (Excellence) website - WOW! what a smorgasbord of resources there! THANKS so much for introducing me to these.