An ESL newcomers curriculum out to have TPR and ESL Sight Words This will allow the student’s continuous improvement. The most fun ESL kids activities are those based on movement and action. These fun exercises for kids who are early second language learners make foreign language learning a positive experience. Preschool ESL activities based on TPR are perfect for early second language learning because kids get actively involved in the lesson themes, thus learning new vocabulary and other elements of a foreign language.
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How to do TPR ESL with classroom activities in kindergarten:
First, a teacher should know what is the target vocabulary; some of TPR instructions could be:
- ‘‘sit down, stand up, line up, make a circle, turn around, stand still, walk/run around the chair, open your book, close your book, raise your hands etc.”
These instructions can be used for play as a teaching technique of the ESL TPR approach. Children enjoy moving around and it is more interesting for them when they actually play a game: children who make a mistake in responding to a ”command” get out of the playing circle and the last child to stay is the winner.
Another interesting game could be the one in which children learn the most simple traffic signs and about movement on the streets: the teacher can use a big piece of white material of a square shape and draw a few streets and city buildings (this requires a lot of time and imagination, or one can buy a similar teaching material). The teacher then gives the instructions:
ESL Sight words are common words that are found in everyday print; they make up over 50% of all written material. There are many sight word lists circulating today. The most prominent lists were published separately by two PhD’s, Dolch and Fry. Dolch’s sight word list contains 220 service words. He categorized these words into the following five groups: pre-primer, primer, first, second and third.
Dolch intentionally excluded nouns from this list. Fry created a list containing the most common words in English. The first 100 words make up over 50% of all written material. His list contains 1,000 words, the table above includes the first 225.
|a||Dolch 1: Pre-Primer||Fry 1: Top 25|
|and||Dolch 1: Pre-Primer||Fry 1: Top 25|
|away||Dolch 1: Pre-Primer||Fry 8: Top 200|
|big||Dolch 1: Pre-Primer||Fry 7: Top 175|
|blue||Dolch 1: Pre-Primer||na|
|can||Dolch 1: Pre-Primer||Fry 2: Top 50|
|come||Dolch 1: Pre-Primer||Fry 4: Top 100|
|down||Dolch 1: Pre-Primer||Fry 4: Top 100|
|find||Dolch 1: Pre-Primer||Fry 4: Top 100|
|for||Dolch 1: Pre-Primer|