how you can check and support students’ effort at home

Βαγγελιώ Τσιβλέρη, Level 300Βαγγελιώ Τσιβλέρη, Level 300

1. 1.    Spelling
Aim: correct writing of English language
Exercise in class: spelling, teaching spelling rules
Duties at home:
daily update of the index with the basic vocabulary,
correction of errors, write down 10 times each error,
repeat all index before each class.
dictate words that we spotted often misspelled by the kid.
check that works are correctly copied to the index


2. Reading – Comprehension – Oral expression
Aim: correct pronunciation of English language
understanding English texts
oral communication
Exercise in class: reading out loud in class
in the classroom we speak only English
open questions – complete answers
discussion, role games
oral summary of literature texts, articles from magazines or news papers
internet comprehension questions
localization of narrative techniques
Listening: practice in hearing and understanding a text
Duties at home: read out loud the lesson if asked
get the student to learn by heart a text and ask him to narrate it, reading of literature texts, we check if he did read his/her book, if he/she has prepared his/her presentation


3. Written expression
Aim: writing, learning specific sentences, settled structures that govern writing and help its reproduction
Exercise in class: teaching syntax of English language  
teaching rules of description, narration, teaching the structure of essays, doing exercises using multimedia and the internet i.e. Historical personalities, Projects on literature.
Duties at home: Every day the student is asked to write essays sentences or a paragraph and do exercises using the words of the day


4. 4.    Games
Aim: recreational: the joy of playing,
instructional: recalling gained knowledge (repetition) and reproducing taught subjects,
psychological: installing team spirit and healthy competition.


5. Evaluation – reward
Aim: evaluating instructional work, evaluating student’s progress. Through evaluation we form an opinion for the instructional process as a whole i.e. the teacher, the children and the parents. 
In class: daily evaluation: spelling, brief tests, listening, repetition tests, reward excellence but also progress.


6. Preparing at home
Choose a specific time and day of the week without annoyance and distractions, without assistance unless otherwise suggested by the teacher. At the end check what you have learned.