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Intentional Gestures

As the title suggests, this activity uses gestures to support meaning and make the learning of a repertoire of phrases fun. This activity is excellent for pre-readers, so it works with kindergraten through to elementary. JHS students can enjoy it too, if it is not done too much.  

Materials NeededEdit

None. But the teacher has to watch the youtube clips to train themselves on the gestures and phrases. Ad-libbing is o.k. as long as you are consistent across all lessons. 


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The activity uses, gestures, story, rhythm and common phrases to increase the students' repertoire of English phrases that can then be used for later teaching points. 


See the development notes on the above web page. 

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