Which Materials to Use for Teaching

Examples of Teaching Materials:
PowerPoint slide handouts
Stories / handouts
Photographs / pictures
Newspapers / books / magazines / catalogues/brochures
Materials for topics/games
Map, globe, charts, postcards
Colour chart
Money, clock, calendar, diary
Examples of Resources / teaching aids
PowerPoint screen/PC
Smart board/PC
White board and marker
Flipchart and marker
DVD player/ TV
Sellotape, blu tack and drawing pins
Playback of video camera
Printed material and handouts
Role Model

Examples of when to use them: -
 Introduction of new vocabulary.
 In conversation or by story telling.
 Photos could be used to illustrate a family tree.
 Reinforcement of vocabulary taught.
Different materials are useful for checking students’ comprehension of what they
have learned with other materials, for example when teaching family, using particular
pictures to demonstrate the family signs. When reinforcing, different pictures could
be used to check that students have learned the signs.
Materials are also useful for checking students’ recall of signs taught in the previous
lesson – i.e. showing flashcards or pictorial aids.
Materials can also be used for back up teaching if the lesson is not progressing well.
You can teach the new vocabulary in a different way by using different pictures,
objects or games.
Evaluation of students’ skills
You can evaluate the materials’ suitability by pitching them at the students’ skills
level. At the right level, it is possible to check the students’ signing skills by using
appropriate materials.
Use of a DVD
The use of a DVD telling a story could be used for checking students’ comprehension
by asking questions or asking them to relay the story back to you.
A DVD of the student’s own signing skills could be made so that students themselves
can evaluate their own signing skills.
Deaf Role Models
Check that deaf role models are suitable and...