Foreign Fashion

Age Range: 5 - 11
By: Elsa Dominguez

To teach articles of clothing and accessories, I collected clothes and accessories from our dress-up box and from my and my husband's closet. I wrote the spanish names of each item on cards and placed them in a hat (of course) and had them take turns picking a card from the hat, saying the English name and then putting on that item.

I kept tally marks if they got it right, and gave a prize to the one with the most tally marks. We had loads of fun with this as they looked sillier and sillier at each turn.

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Langolv

Do not have them say the English name. They know that already. I assume you are teaching Spanish? Have them say it in Spanish. They know what the item is by looking at it. This is the same way they learned English - they're first language! It's called TPR. Adult brains need to translate, childrens brains absorb.

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Kerry

Great idea I am going to try it with a Chinese class, I could use it in several ways teaching Chinese, have the Chinese words (either in pinyin or characters) and students could say the English or have them say the word in Chinese (harder if it is just the character written) or have it written in English and they say the Chinese, Great idea thanks Elsa

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