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Using Coursebooks

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Emma Gustafsson

on 14 January 2013

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Using coursebooks
Chapter 11 Options for coursebook use How to use the coursebook?

Questions teachers need to think about: -Language?
-Useful activities?
-Logical? Four alternatives to consider Omit
Adapt Adding, adapting and replacing Adapting and adding (elementary)
Adding (intermediate)
- Personal engagement
- Word formation
- Word games
Replacing (pre-intermediate) Reasons for (and against) coursebook use Advantages
Range of reading and listening materials
Less time to prepare
Teacher´s guide Disadvantages
Limited Choosing coursebooks Analyse and compare
Consult colleagues
Ask the students Discussion In every language coursebook there is a word list.
Which of the strategies would you use, and why? Activity Planning lessons
Chapter 12 Reasons for planning Gives the teacher a framework
Flexible within the frames
Something fall back on when distracted
Aim and goal
Different plannings
keywords or whole lesson A proposal for action Proposals for action
Learning outcomes
Modify during the lesson
Anticipated problems
Magic moment Lesson shapes Coherence
ESA (engagement, study and activation) Planning questions Who are the students?
What do we want to do and why?
How long will it take?
How does it work?
What will be needed?
What might go wrong?
How will it fit in what comes before and after it? Plan formats Important elements for planning a lesson
Description of the students
Aims and objectives
Anticipated problems
Extra activities/materials Planning a sequence of lessons Topic-linking
Threads After the lesson (and before the next) Evaluation
Was the activity successful?
Did the students enjoy it?
Did they learn?
What did they get from the activity?
How could the activity be changed? Success indicator
Students feedback
Peer observation
Journals Discussion If you were teachers today, what would you value more, a word for word kind of planning, use keywords or to keep the lesson plan in you head? Why? Activity Personal engagement
Word formation
Word games How could you combine coherence and variety in
a good way, while planning a English lesson? What do you think a good coursebook should contain? Balderdash How important is the layout in the book? Why? Instructions for action
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