Warmers & Fillers for the Teacher
Reviewed by Susan Hayes BA, International Centre, University of Waikato.
Easy-to-read and easy-to-follow, this book will be used again and again and has been designed for that purpose. There are over 40 activities for ESOL teachers looking for new ideas. Warmers & Fillers for the Teacher eliminates the need to search through multiple resource materials as it is a compact, centralised reference point.
All the experiences have been tried first by the writer and give a practical hands on approach to assist students in conceptualising. The activities are adaptable to all levels of student proficiency and encourage them to utilise their skills in an informal, realistic manner.
Each excercise targets a particular skill in language acquisition or production. For example, activities focusing innovative ways to use dictation help students with lexical access. Other experiences encourage prosody, syntax and fluency.
To help take the pressure off teachers many of the activities have photocopiable worksheets. The book is presented in a durable folder with plastic wallets protecting each page. The bonus of this is that worksheets can be copied without being removed. The duplication rights are sold to the purchaser, or employees of the purchaser, for the needs of their classes.
Today I received my copy of Teaching Ideas. It is great!!! Well set out, easy for tutors to use. Thank you.
Judith Ross, ESOL Hawke´s Bay