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HANDS-ON LANGUAGE PROJECTS

HANDS-ON LANGUAGE PROJECTS

 

Hands-on projects are a GREAT way to practice language skills.  The skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing are used in a real-life way when working on a project.  Project-based language learning is also FUN to do!

 

Here are a few projects that incorporate the language skills.  Other skills that can be practiced with these projects include following step-by-step directions, sequencing, and using visuals to support comprehension.

 

These projects are fun and can be done by using a square sheet of paper. 

(For the bunny project, substitute cut up paper for the eyes, and cheeks.)

 

Here are some strategies that can be used to encourage language practice while doing the projects:

  •   Listen to (someone read) the directions and perform the tasks.
  •   Read the directions (by yourself) and perform the tasks.
  •   Look at the visuals (pictures) to help you understand the directions.
  •   Explain orally how you made the finished product.
  •   Describe in writing how you made the finished product and what it looks like.

 

See below for some hands-on projects and HAVE FUN while practicing the language skills!

 

 

Note:  These projects are courtesy of Ben Franklin Crafts.