Make Small Talk About the "Universal Topic": Weather
Wherever you go, people are always talking about what the weather is doing and what they think about it! Use Tina’s Weather Station at the beginning of class to help students express their thoughts on the weather that day. Build up to using it as a starting point for “small talk” about what’s happening in students’ lives!
Download the Info Sheet located in "Additional Info."
26 x 38 inches. Laminated. Includes info sheet.
Tina’s Small Talk routine is described in detail in Year One: A Natural Approach to Proficiency-Based Instruction for the First-Year World Language Classroom (1B6377).
To get the longest life from this dry-erase chart:
- Use only dry-erase markers.
- Do not leave the same writing on the chart for weeks or months. Erase chart when it is not in use, or change what is written on it often.
About the Author
Tina Hargaden is a MS French and Spanish teacher, teacher trainer, and writer on a mission to simplify CI instruction to the basics: delivering interesting comprehensible messages aloud and in writing.
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