Winnie the Witch

By , November 9, 2012 7:15 pm

Winnie the Witch

In the Winnie the Witch project the students of year 2 have read about Winnie’s adventures in the Young Fiction books by Valerie Thomas and Korky Paul.

These books are quite challenging for ESL students because Winnie is using a lot of witches slang. The project could also be done based on the picture book series — these are just as “cool” and will work well with lower intermediate learners. (A2+)

  

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After reading one or two books from this series each student produced a Winnie the Witch booklet. They wrote about Winnie’s house, Winnie’s hobbies, her favorite food, her pets and her fashion tastes and other things…

Have a look at some fun pages from this project. The focus here was writing for fluency and communicating ideas — accuracy was not our main concern. The learners showed their creative use of language and new vocabulary that they had picked up from their reading.

 

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Examples produced by my bilingual students:

Winnie’s fashion catalog by Sara and Nicole

Lilly’s Winnie book

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