Sweet Potato Toast With Labneh, Dill and Spices

Sweet Potato Toast With Labneh, Dill and Spices
By Kitty Greenwald
Nov. 16, 2017


Roasted sweet potatoes

The Food Lab: The Best Roasted Sweet Potatoes
J. Kenji López-Alt

a 350°F (180°C) oven and baked until tender

to make the most of this effect, you’ve really only got to cook them in a temperature-controlled water bath at 150°F (66°C) for one hour before baking

The par-cooked potatoes were significantly sweeter and more flavorful than the plain roasted potatoes, which were starchy and bland.

I want. I can. I will

The Power of Words: Susan Wranik at TEDxArcadiaUniversity

Words count because they condition

For every every statement, there is a positive, a negative, and a neutral way of making that statement.

a stickler for words

Phonics (Tracey Chapelton)

TRACEY CHAPELTON: ‘Phonics for Very Young Learners of EFL: A Creative Approach’
British Council Spain, 2014


1. Emotional introductions

2. Point to the sound you hear (17:30)

3. Letter race (19:21)

4. Cross the River (22:06) stepping stones

5. Run to the …

6. Hula hoops (24:21)


1. Help the puppet

2. Word race (32:21) flash cards, spelling out

3. Fix the mistake

4. Running word dictation

Phonics Song

How to teach very
young learners successfully
Cambridge University Press ELT

6 Key principles of teaching very young learners:

3. They benefit from meaning-focused activities and natural language use – not from explicit rules
songs, rhymes and chants

17:10 we need more contact hours. It’s that simple as that: quantity matters.

age_appropriate_methodology19:02 An age-appropriate methodology:
– multi-sensory learning
– songs, chants and rhymes
– stories
– learning to interact
– playing games
– learning to think

26:49 Strategy 2: Use rhythm and auditory sub-modalities to help children to remember difficult words

29:20 Strategy 3: Revise lexical sets with the help fo memory games
30:08 What do you think is next?

Dr. Joan Kang Shin

Literacy Instruction for Young EFL Learners
National Geographic Learning: Young Learners

Dr. Joan Kang Shin discusses how literacy activities can be introduced with learners as young as pre-school age and provide the building blocks for balanced literacy programming for young EFL learners.

conceptual habilities in L2

16:00 phonological awareness

17:16 phonemic awareness

Green Eggs and Ham
20:12 Chicka Chicka

23:56 Hot Potato Game

29:21 “BINGO”, a game for spelling words

30:05 Valuable dispositions of early literacy instruction

34:50 skills integration

1_literacy_program_building_blocks38:53 Five helpful building blocks for an effective EFL literacy program

46:52 shared reading



Picture card games

Practicing Vocabulary with Picture Cards
National Geographic Learning: Young Learners

photographs stimulate curiosity


Ideas for using flashcards
Macmillan ELT Spain, 2013


Playing Picture Card Games With Very Young Learners
National Geographic Learning: Young Learners

‘Stop!’, a Picture Card game


Hands-On Games
National Geographic Learning: Young Learners
Dr. Joan Kang Shin

a game that allows learners to touch realia

Brick words. Mortar words

Explicit Vocabulary Teaching Strategies

active and generative tasks:
– discussion
– writing activities
– graphic organizers (filling up information)

brick words
mortar words: functions, characteristics

Isabel L. Beck & Margaret G. McKeown
– tier I
– tier II
– tier III

Tier Two Vocabulary Instruction

Building Vocabulary
McGraw-Hill Education PreK-12