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  • cocoinkorea
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    • June 24, 2010, 08:59:40 am
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Things That Keep Them Hooked
« on: June 14, 2011, 02:34:45 pm »
I recently made a lesson plan for my low-level middle school girls and included the Teletubbies in the lesson not quite sure of the reaction that I would get.

I was very surprised to find out the students LOVE the Teletubbies and were singing along to the song. [Shocker].

I wanted to know if anyone else could share something interesting or different that they brought into the classroom that worked well.... I sure did not know Teletubbies would have been as well received as it was, especially since most of the people I know loathe those little aliens.
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Re: Things That Keep Them Hooked
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2011, 03:09:33 pm »
I prefer to live in an imaginary world where my students would be aghast if I included such things in my lessons.
As a matter of fact, I'm going to pretend that I didn't even read the original post, or post in this thread.


Re: Things That Keep Them Hooked
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2011, 03:18:33 pm »
Not as extreme as the Teletubbies example, but my 6th graders go crazy for Sesame Street videos.
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Re: Things That Keep Them Hooked
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2011, 03:20:26 pm »
I put a lot of pop culture references in my PPTs - especially using Korean celebrities that the kids love to model the dialogues. Also, what I wouldn't do for an Angry Birds bomb game.........!!


Re: Things That Keep Them Hooked
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2011, 05:31:54 pm »
Elementary school students tend to really like SpongeBob, Doraemon, and KungFu Panda. Also K-pop music artists or bands


Re: Things That Keep Them Hooked
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011, 06:27:44 pm »
For the following suggestions, I always use lots of pictures on the big screen tv, or printed out and put up on the wall, visible to all.  On Korean dramas there's loads of information and follow-up information just typing in the English language title into google. And even more pictures available if you can type the Korean names (of the actors and actresses) and titles (of movies and dramas) in hangul into google.

For boys:  movies and Korean sports teams, especially soccer and baseball.  You can use sports teams for colors, questions about mascots and locations (home city); what teams played last weekend or will play next weekend; who won or who's going to win.

For girls, K-Pop, movies and Korean dramas.  Even some of the boys participate in the Korean drama discussions.  All sorts of questions can come up if you use good visual aids:  "What's their relationship?  What kind of character is s/he?  You can ask questions about the plot.  What other movies or K-dramas has this actor or actress been in?  etc.

I've gotten good discussion using the movie "Harmony"; and the Korean dramas "Secret Garden" and "Boys Over Flowers".

Also a random name picker available on barryfunenglish (requires paid membership; which I need to renew).  It takes time to type in every students' Korean name, but you can save numerous name lists and the students will often pay attention at least long enough to see who's next.

It also allows you to make sure every student gets a turn to respond.  Plus, you can let the current student walk up and touch the screen for picking the next student (more participation)  This is pretty good for keeping focus and attention on the front of the room.
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