Some creative strategies should be developed by teacher in order to make the teaching process for primary school students interesting and worth. The important thing that the teacher should know is that young learners need certain stimulus to encourage their willingness to learn. Fancy materials with pictures and colors are proven to be one of the most successful strategy to make the students interested and pay attention to the lesson. Another successful strategy in delivering material to young learners, and adult learners, too, is by using game.
The Advantage of Using Game
Pedagogical field has been proving that game is one of the most successful way to teach. By using game, the lesson can be delivered from the teacher to students without giving certain feeling of pressure to the learners. They can feel happy and interested to the lesson given by having game in class or outside the class. However it is not so easy to construct game. It should be based on specific objectives that the students should reach and as a teacher you should make sure that the game is appropriate for the grade. We provide you with some ideas that may be an inspiration for you to construct reading game.
As technology develops, there are some materials that you can use and construct for your students in learning process. There have been several websites or other online sources that provide teaching materials including printable game for many objectives and skills. You can try some simple knowledge like learning letters, phoneme, vocabulary and reading comprehension to be implemented by the games. From the sources available nowadays, you can choose specific theme like fruit, spaceship, or other interesting stuffs for young learners. Phonics game required the students to match consonant digraphs with word parts to make words to hear, while vocabulary game will let the students to learn about homophones by playing matching game, matching words and filling the blanks with correctly spelled homophones. You ca develop the game based on your creativity in order to fulfill the objectives.
It may be a successful solution for you to overcome some problems in learning like learners’ boredom, lack of interest or trouble in lesson comprehension.