Word Chunk Team Game!
Everyone loves the WCTG, especially me! Today I took French Two to the computer lab so that they could listen to the story of the two Canadian boys and write in English (L1) what they heard. I re-told the story to them, repeating each part twice and then pausing for them to write or type in English what they understood. Most students were able to write almost 100% of the details. Those who were not (about four out of 38 kids) I was able to speak to them individually about their listening skills. The ones who did not get all the story were the ones who tend to zone out in class. It is nice to have evidence to show them that their attentiveness and listening skills affect their understanding which will affect their language development.