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English for very poor students with behavioural problems---
Hi - I have two very poor classes.
1. Only about 8 in it. Massive behavioural problems. They can't sit still. Constant talk back, and I have a double period with them on Monday morning. What timing. We have finished off wring a an essay on a movie, well a few lines really.
2 S3 class...wee bit brighter, but again, huge behavioual problems. They are also just finihing off an essa. And I have a double period with them also on Monday.
I am not too experienced in teaching classes like these, and not really sure where I should be going with them. What sort of level of work should I expect, and I can't just show them movies all the time, although am severly tempted. Any ideas?
This is going to sound bizarre... but I often find that lower-end, difficult classes often quite like doing worksheets on basic grammar. You could have them picking out nouns, verbs, adjectives etc. It's something they know how to do, they can clearly see an end point (completing the sheet) and so it's non-threatening.
You could use the worksheets to build up to doing a piece of creative writing... maybe a horror story linking to Hallowe'en?
As for texts, there are lots of plays written specifically for these sort of classes. Few words, lots of pictures, usually funny to keep them entertained. Raid your book cupboard or see your SfL dept. Are you doing SG with them? If so, they're going to need a range of texts so you're right... you can't just stick to films (although I know too well how tempting it can be...)
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