Hi Gordon and everyone,
I find it very useful to read descriptions of other teachers' lessons. I hadn't thought of using JMatch with fixed items in that way either. I love the image of Gordon's role to "hover, encourage, console, awaken from slumber...nurture some useful learning habits."
Here's a sequece I've used on a distance learning course for French adults most of whom have an A2/B1 level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. The objective is mainly reading and listening comprehension. It's based on a 350 word text and its audio recording. It's the 7th in a set of 12.
- Listen and put the text in order. WebSequitur
- Vocabulary help. JGloss
- Vocabulary practice: matching words to pictures. JMatch
- Choose the correct word: time expressions. JCloze
- Choose the correct word: this/that/these. JCloze
- Choose the correct word: actions. JCloze
- Choose the correct word: adjectives. JCloze
- Choose the correct word: numbers. JCloze
- Choose the correct word: few/many/more/most. JCloze
- Choose the correct word: some prepositions. JCloze
- Put the events of her life in chronological order: JMatch
- Find the mistakes. Find-It! a
- Correct the mistakes. Find-It! b
- 10 sentences: put the words in order. JMix
- Dictation/Text reconstruction. WebRhubarb modified so that only the consonants appear.
- Finally, they have to write their opinion of the text in a forum.
It takes them, on average, 2 hours to go through the whole sequence. I tell them not to do it all at one sitting but they don't heed my advice.
You can see the actual set of exercises here:
(For various reasons, the numbering system is different from that above.)
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