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ERIC Number: ED379938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Optimizing Picture Activities for the Language Classroom: Picture Line-Up Activities.
Schmidt, Ken
Language Teaching: The Korea TESOL Journal, v2 n4 p102-08 Jan 1995
The use of picture line-up activities, classroom exercises in which students must place a series of pictures in correct order, is discussed. The advantages of use of a picture series instead of simple pairs are examined, a basic activity is described, and ideas for implementation, adaptation, and follow-up are outlined. The basic activity uses 15-20 numbered pictures, cards with corresponding numbers, and an arrangement of student questioners and clue-givers in small groups that attempt to order the pictures, either competitively or cooperatively. Suggested classroom techniques include a practice round for understanding of the procedures, team structuring, feedback periods following each round, and criteria for picture selection and presentation. Some variations on the basic activity are offered, including an informant/detective game, a travel/geography exercise, identification of rooms in a house, speculation about people, and discussion of relationships between people. Possible follow-up activities include additional readings, classroom discussion extending the theme, and descriptive or explanatory writing exercises. Contains 19 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A