Teacher Tip: Homework – Picture that

Having your students do homework after each class is one of the best ways to ensure your students will have some contact with English outside of the classroom. Every Interactive English lesson ends with a specific page of homework. This homework usually gives the student another opportunity to practice listening. The Hello World section asks students to commit to using their English between lessons. It’s a good idea to go over the suggestions during your class, asking your student to choose one.  Don’t forget to check in next class. Students are more likely to do homework if they know their teacher will be asking about it.

A great way to switch up homework, and allow for more practice in class is to assign your student(s) to take pictures of something with their cell phones.  This will work in both one-on-one and group settings.

For example, in book 1b day 4, students study food. Have your student take pictures of food items at their home, and then show you the pictures and name the foods.

In Level 5a, students study traffic signs on Day 12. Have your students take pictures of some signs in their neighborhoods. Are there any signs that are hard to understand? By taking a picture, and bringing it to class, your student(s) can share their experiences and interests with you.

And while you’re at it, you can do some homework too. Why don’t you take some pictures to share with your student or class?