“To Infinity and Beyond with Images”
Cleide Frazão Nascimento
The Image Conference -‐ Brasilia – DF October 25th,2013
I used these images as an ice breaker. How else would you use them for?
Grammar & Writing
I used the picture of a tree with a group of Intermediate students.
They were supposed to write a story using the tree and the grammar point they had been studying, which was USED TO.
They could write about a real past memory or use their imagination..
When I was a child, I had good memories about my past. But there is one thing that IÂ´ll never forget. It is my favorite place, "the parkâ€?. Until today, my parents go with me and make picnic, play and talk there, every Sunday. I really love this park. (Julia Serpa)
In the middle of a forest, near a big city, there used to be two trees. These trees used to shelter small creatures like little fairies, they lived there for many years and they were responsible for protecting the forest and controlling the seasons. One day, men from the big city wanted to destry the forest with machines to cut down the trees and remodel their houses, but the fairies were too small to defend themselves in a fight, so they reclaimed the source of power they had to protect the forest. In the end, they resolved the problem peacefully with the agreement they both left the forest in peace. After that, the place turned into a sacred place for both, representing their love for nature. This used to be a story told from generation to generation about those trees. (Maria Fernanda)
Sometimes we just forget about how powerful life is and appears in different ways, like a tree, for example. A tree used to be a seed first and it can be a seed for a long time without growing but it doesn´t mean that it doesn´t have any life. It´s like the sun. It´s not because it´s night that the sun is dead. A seed used to be a frozen form of the tree. Then, the tree grows and it´s as complex as an animal life. The tree is there, it can´t talk, it can´t move, it can´t demonstrate its life, but it´s breathing and nurturing, every single day, and it´s because plants exist that there are other forms of life. (Thainá Leão)
Mary was sitting under the trees. She used to think and read in a calm place. She used to see birds and the sunset. Mary thought it was beautiful. She would run on the long streets around the trees, sometimes she felt alone but the books had all kinds of characters and everytime she read a book, she used to have a new adventure. (Amanda)
Think of a creative way to teach grammar using images. Then, share your idea with your partner.
“…if something made sense to us or engaged us emotionally, we also can recall amazing amounts of detail.” “The Art of Changing The Brain”
Vision is central to any concrete experience that we have. In many ways, our brain is a Instructions “seeing” brain. “The Art of Changing The Brain”
Wait in Line.
Donâ€™t Interrupt the others.
Raise your hand.
Use the trash can.
Please Thank You
When teaching Ivocabulary Halloween, students have a illustrated about and wrote a story. hard time trying to grasp the word COSTUME. Instead of resorting to L1, which is something we end up doing, how would you make them understand it?
I illustrated and wrote a story.
MY SUPER DUPER COSTUME Illustrated by Cleide Nascimento
Today I went shopping for a Hallloween costume. I liked the Hulk costume but it was too scary.
Then I tried on the zombie costume but it was too ugly.
The wizard costume was cute but it was too hot.
The vampire costume was too dark. I like fesOve colors.
I also tried on the mummy costume but it was too cheap.
The Frankenstein costume was too expensive! I like Halloween but not so much.
I ﬁnally made up my mind and picked the LiTle Red Riding Hood costume.
It’s perfect for trick or treaOng.
After showing them the story, I asked students which their favorite costume was and handed out the images as coloring sheets, so students could color and display them on the walls.
“…language has special characteristics that make it a wonderful tool for learning and an almost essential tool for demonstrating what we have learned. But at its heart, language is also about images.”
“The Art of Changing The Brain”
This presentation will be available at: www.drawmyattention.blogspot.com
“ The Art of Changing the Brain” by James E. Zull