Kit with Basic Classroom Materials for Teaching Language, Literacy and Numeracy


Kit for teaching language, literacy and numeracy

Using concrete and age/purpose appropriate materials with adult learners enhances instruction by providing a context for language, literacy and numeracy development. This is the list I have complied to help teachers stay organised:

1. Printed realia:
• newspapers
• magazines
• newsletters (school, work, training organisation, etc)
• posters
• signs
• Yellow Pages
• catalogues
• calendars
• maps (world and Australia)
• dictionaries
• Learning to Drive Manuals
2. Realia:
• clocks
• food items
• play money
• food containers
• calculators
• measuring tapes
• measuring cups/spoons
• kitchen scales
• abacus
• rulers
• classroom objects
3. Flash cards: pictures, words
4. Pictures or photographs: personal, magazine, etc
5. CD player/Smartboard and CD/MP3 files, including music for imagery and relaxation;
6. DVDs
7. Games such as bingo, lotto, memory and concentration: commercial or teacher-made
8. Charts for numbers, time, letters and pictures
9. Alphabet sets
10. Camera for language experience stories to create stories, biographies and autobiographies
11. Coloured index cards (the cards are versatile and can be used for a number of things: to teach word order in sentences, to show when speakers take turns in a conversation or illustrate question/answer format)
12. Cuisenaire rods to teach phonics/word formation/word order in sentences
13. Small whiteboard
14. Name tags
15. Coloured paper
16. Small magnetic boards
17. Lined paper
18. Poster, butcher, and/or construction paper
19. Whiteboard markers, textas, coloured pencils or crayons
20. Sticky notes
21. Scissors,
22. Glue
23. Sticky tape
24. Readers
25. Plastic fruit and vegetables
26. Blue tack.


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