|Picture taken from Media4Math website. Link here|
The grammar lesson
- Of course, where there is a rule there is always an exception!
- My mathematical approach cannot apply to every single grammatical phenomenon.
- As a learner, I always liked learning things through tables, so it is only natural to teach the way I learnt because it is easier for me, as a teacher to explain things.
- This post is not a post about how these phenomena are formed. I have used simple explanations of these particular grammatical structures. Of course, there are loads of stuff that are missing from my board examples : ) I am sticking to basics (grammar for let’s say, intermediate level students).
- Conditionals (the traditional 1st, 2nd, 3rd)
- Wishes/if only
- Inversion (some types)
- Adjective Order
- Passive Voice
This is what my board and my notes look like when I am presenting ‘rules’. Of course presenting the ‘rules’ does not mean that they will actually learn the language. It may though give them an understanding of some grammatical phenomena. Does this presentation work with all learners? Nope. Some like it, others don’t. So, then I start drawing or use another way to present grammar.
[(context + discovery methods) = introduction of a new point + my math presentation = grammar] + practice and production = new language
or something like that….. Remember, at the end of the day, I teach English not math : ) Coming up…. teaching syntax like math! Feel free to leave a comment in the comments section.
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