Last week we made some books with the students:
After a few lessons about food, playing games with words and making worksheets, we thought: let’s do something else! So we made a food-book with the students. The students looked in magazines and cut out food-pictures. They had to stick it on the right page: drinks on drinks page; beef on the meat page and a salad on the fruit and vegetables page. S, one of the students, even said “barbeque”, when he looked at a picture of a meatstick on a grill, while we hadn’t mentioned the word “barbeque” in class! Making the food-book was a big success. The students like to read and look in their self-made book.
Making books with students is a great way to learn (and teach) English. You can make a book in almost every subject. The students use the words a lot while making a book. They enjoy doing it, and are even more proud when they see the result at the end. They made their own book and it looks great!
-Dorien and Judith