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ESL: How to create simple games from scratch (10+ games from 1)

Nikolas John Cakebread, Experience is the teacher of all things

ESL: How to create simple games from scratch (10+ games from 1)

Nikolas John Cakebread, Experience is the teacher of all things

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    • 1. Introduction to ESL: How to create simple games from scratch.

    • 2. ESL: How to create simple games from scratch(10+ games from 1)

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This short course shows you how you can take an easy concept, in this case, a chair race game, and change it into multiple, exciting, and fun activities for the students in your class. Using the slight tweaks and variation techniques we discuss here, you can be sure never to run out of games again!


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1. Introduction to ESL: How to create simple games from scratch.: Hey there, guys. So probably why most of you were interested in his games course in the first place is because of the game section. That is totally fair enough. I promise you that we will get there soon. However, I want to reiterate that although having a backlog of games is very important, the previous lessons on games classroom theory on essential items are also very important steps into building up your repertoire. So if you haven't already, I do recommend checking him out first. After this section, you will have a much clearer idea how to adapt and build basic games from scratch in your SL classroom. This is an important skill to learn as it opens the doors to a multitude of new games and ideas. I will show you on Give examples off easy variations on the slight changes that you could make to create seemingly fresh on interesting games for your students. I will show you an example now, often easy to use cheer game that has multitudes of different mediations. In these examples, I'm sure you'll grasp my meaning. You build to come up with your order ideas 2. ESL: How to create simple games from scratch(10+ games from 1): Let's say we have eight students roughly seven or eight years old. All sat in front of us. We're drilling. Greetings, feelings. Happy, sad, angry sentence structure. How do you feel today? I feel happy to day. I feel Saturday. Okay, easy. Right. First we're drilling using TP our actions. Anami practice. Now we want to play a quick fire game or activity. Okay. Now, in this example, I haven't prepared anything for class. I've come in cold. No, flashcards are new. Balls have no props, Have no lesson plan. I look around the room and I noticed I have four spare kids chairs. Boom. That's literally all I need to play five games straight away. All the students are facing me on seeking. First, I'll put two chairs in front of the I assure them example by myself physically Or if I have a tea, I get tea. A to join me. I will do the example together. This helps the little ones understand what we expect now this game can be used for four year olds. Are five year olds are older? You just need to think about what adjustments level appropriate needs to factor in. And you can change it for any level. So then I get to students to stand up on each end on my true with um And then I shall go. They run around the chairs and back to their seat. Nice high five. Next to stand up drill, run. Repeat. Okay, that's a nice father and easy to execute game. And remember, it might sound a little boring to you on even toe all the students, but the younger learners will love it. If you sound enthusiastic and excited, they will be to remember your attitude in the classroom rubs off on the Children. If you are excited and energetic, then they will be to enable feed off the energy. Similarly, if you board or fed up and they will be, too, So now let's start the variations. First, we can add teams, divide them into two teams and do it as a related bill first and shell cool the first to run around the chair. High five. The next person I know they go. It works. Bastard, even numbers. But if it's odd numbers, you can easily get the captain or the first student to run twice from the odd number teams . There's always a way around it. Next, instead of high fives, they can possible paper to the next person or a shoe or a boot and nothing you confined. Now you can go back to the individuals, and this time will make them jump around the chairs instead of running on. Then we can make them top around the chairs instead of running on. Then we can get into run around the chair two times before sitting down and then three times Do you see what I mean? These little tweaks make games sustainable. Interesting mawr engaging Andi. They make it easier for the teacher. Work smarter, not harder. Now let's review onto the boat off the lesson. We might be drilling some phonics here, or some animals, fruits, jobs, wherever the vocabulary is and wherever the sentence structure is. You can break it up by using these cheer activities. Now I use all four chairs. Students will come out and sit on the chairs. A drill drill drill on. Then I shall go and they race back to their original chairs in the last two. Sit down has to see the vocabulary again. They're in mind. I am constantly giving praise, positive reinforcement and stars high five for everybody. There are no losers in these games, and nothing to stress the younger levels. Order levels. You can still use these with harder sentences and more charging parts and competition. Maybe have them walk backwards to a chair, are blindfolded. Then I get the next 40 and repeat. And then after that, I'll tweak it. Once again, the students will come out onto the chairs. Drill, drill, drill. I'll shall go on. The kids will run around the chair and sit back on the same chair. Picky. Head off. What's your name? Good. How do you feel today? Well, Dale, what's your day? I name Del. How do you feel today? I ready. - I feel happy to day. I feel sad. - So there we go. You can see that with slight tweaks of aviation's this one initial chair game console and become 10 or 15 games and more. Remember this throughout the course, each game I give you just needs a slight alteration to seem like a whole new different game altogether. I ain't give your own 50 games in this course, but if you factor in all of aviation's, I think easily double that number. I will provide you with his many variations and differences as possible. But we need to remember these are just my ideas on their stepping stones for you to create your old ideas. Okay, guys, let's do it.