Just a quick idea for using Kahoot! here. I found I was using it for the same purposes – grammar meaning/form checking, gap fills, consolidation at end of lesson, etc. I wanted to branch out. Turns out it works well for reviewing word stress too. Here are a couple of screen shots from our food-related word ‘stress check’ the other day…
The good things about using Kahoot! for this were…
- the students repeat the word (sometimes a lot) to check the stress
- it turns out that it was a good way to highlight the use of epenthesis among Thai learners (see my post last week). Adding the decoy of 3 syllables for ‘spicy’ was a good way to do this
- about the above – students genuinely wanted to clarify why they were wrong – they actually cared about pronunciation! Cool…
- it mixes things up for the students/for me as we were getting bored with these same old ideas
- it took like under 5 minutes to make (12 words) and could be reused/tweaked and reused
That was it. Give it a go if you haven’t already 🙂
Categories: Lesson Ideas, pronunciation
I tend to use Kahoot or Quizizz for the same grammar revision too. I really like this idea to practise pron 😉
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Cheers! Quizizz? I’ll have a look at that. I did have a few quizzes on Quizzr but they’ve been deleted as it’s subscription only now 😦 cheers for commenting, glad it’s useful 🙂
Wonderful post. I hadn’t come across Kahoot! before so I’m keen to learn more. Definitely focusing on developing my tools for teaching post-summer. Thanks for sharing Pete.
Kahoot! Can be pretty good – I’ll link you a few quizzes I’ve made if you want some ideas for how to use it. Try Quizlet too, but in moderation of course…!
This is an excellent idea! Thank you!
Was there a link to this Kahoot game you created? I can’t find it on the page.
Hey, sorry I’ve just seen this. Er… just had a look for old word stress Kahoots, here was one: https://create.kahoot.it/share/word-stress/dd522ebf-b59a-46db-9bc6-9e6441114257