Five sample activities that you can do with L2 and ESOL learners using Kidspiration 2, PPT, the Smartboard and simple clipart tools.
Activity 1: “Keep It Simple Smarboard”
1. Upload your favorite wordsearch or make one in www.discoveryschool.com/puzzlemaker
2. Transfer it to a regular worksheet on Word (OR PDF)
3. Open as a document on the Smartboard. Make the rules for circuling in different colors using L2 or target language.
Activity 2: Using Kidspiration: Make a KWL chart in L2 or ESL English:
Using the smartboard, circle the words that are a) adjectives in blue, b) nouns in purple, and c) verbs in red
Activity 3: Using Kidspiration:
Discuss Cinco de Mayo
Grade level 5th-10th
For this story board the children themselves added the clipart on Mexico and Cinco from Google, and exported it from the files folder onto the Kidspiration clipart.
Activity 4: La Ropa – Using Kidspiration 2
The objective was for each child to dress up a doll, and use the constant “El chico tiene” and “La chica tiene” as starters to write a descriptive sentence about the clothing.
I then asked them to underline the words who are clothing, and color with the correct shade the color of the clothes.
Activity 5: Using Kidspiration to state Facts or Opinions
This model was saved as a template for me to use in the smartboard as a still image where the students would circle or underline the facts from the opinions.
Bonus Activity: Easy webbing of Sports in Spanish
More ideas in www.herappleness.com and