Helping Students In Time

03/05/2012 22:22

Helping Students In Time

 

With time process words a simple rubric; Getting Up In The Morning, for example.

 

First I shower,  next I shave, then I dress, later I have breakfast, after that I get the car from the garage, and finally I drive to work.

 

 

 

 

 

first, next, then, later, after that, finally

           

The student can learn to communicate any series of events and, with two step time process words, the student can convey what happens in `between` time.

 

when, while, as soon as, after, during, before

 

I`ll pick up the children from school when it`s 5.00 o`clock.

 

                                               

                        

                                                          

              

After 4 o`clock, I`ll be going home on the bus.

 

 

 

 

 

 Using time process words, and two step time process words, students can easily build paragraphs in which they can describe any series of events taking place in time.

 

First I shower,  next I shave, then I dress. My wife gives the children their breakfast while I`m dressing. Later I have breakfast, after that I get the car from the garage, and finally I drive to work.  Before I arrive at work, I listen to the news on the radio.

 

 Teachers can present this simple rubric using the few time process words, and two step time process words, and drawings of the clock to indicate the passage of time. It`s a really effective way of getting the material across to the students. As an exercise the teacher can ask them to draw their own clocks and complete a time process words` rubric using two step time process words that refer to the time on the clocks they`ve drawn.

 

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