SIMPLE TEACHING GUIDE #04: 12 Ideas on Teaching "Stating Directions" – Part 1

SIMPLE TEACHING GUIDE #04: 12 Ideas on Teaching "Stating Directions" – Part 1

2. Sub Topic: Stating Directions 

was firstly posted on SATURDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 2017 .  It focuses on helping Form One students to be able to give and ask for directions in various circumstances. This part 1 primarily deals with the verbs, prepositions and phrases that are often used to help people give or ask for directions. 

12 ways of teaching "Stating Directions" – Part 1
(1) Brainstorm with students on the verbs, prepositions and phrases used in giving and asking for directions. Check The List of Verbs, Prepositions and Phrases
(2) Brainstorm with students on various Landmarks or known physical structures they can use as they learn how to give and ask for directions. Check out The List Landmarks in the Notes
(3) Discuss with students on the COMMON QUESTIONS USED WHEN ASKING FOR DIRECTIONS. You can see how these questions are asked in The Stating Directions Notes 
(4) Prepare the text(s) especially dialogues for practice. 
(5) Use the Classroom Settings/Environments to help students Give directions in their Conversations/dialogues. Find out more on Full Directions Notes
(6) Apply Outdoor School Environments/Settings to make students interact in real, free and open air experiences. 
(7) Put them in pairs or groups and give them instructions on what to do and let them begin this exercise.
(8) If they are in group, tell them to select two students who are going to perform the exercise/dialogue as members of the group record the directions given.
 (9) As they conduct this activity, note down the errors you will clarify in the class or in the next period.
(10) Give them MORE PRACTICES AND EXAMPLES. You can find out more practices and examples in Full Directions Notes
(11) More Giving directions Conversations and Dialogues. Read: Juma and Asha (Directions - Phone call) 
(12) Provide a lot of direction giving activities at the end of the lesson. Check More Topic Activities

There are some important tips when teaching this sub topic. The following should be emphasized to the students: 
  • Speaking slowly so the other person can understand.
  • Speaking slowly so the other person can write down the instructions if talking on the phone.
  • When speaking with someone, use your hands to demonstrate what you mean, left, right, or straight on.
  • Always try and use the word "please" when you are asking someone for directions. It's polite, and people are more likely to help you!


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