I've often heard teachers ask about how they use the SMARTboard in their classroom, and I've been wondering this myself. It lends itself nicely to so many things, that sometimes I'm not even sure where to begin. So last week I worked on "The Bike" by Gary Soto, a short story with my 7th grade ESL kids and wanted to incorporate the SMARTboard in some creative way. I've decided to share what I came up with, which I found very successful.
For the lesson, click here.
All of the attachments are uploaded here on my website. You'll find the SMARTboard vocab lesson, the SMARTboard "story board" and the story reprinted with added images and spaces for notes and reflection. I've also bolded the vocab words in the story to make them easier for the kids to identify.
Please feel free to use it and adapt it for your own purposes. It's a cute story and the kids really enjoyed it. I hope you will too!