My name is Wintermute and this is Dumbr. But who I am is not important, tell me who you are. Today we will talk about how to teach the term “in between”.
It’s funny, this is one thing that can be taught so many different ways and manners but at the same time students seem to have a hard time grasping its concept. Mostly because no one ever taught us as English speakers what in between meant, we just sort of grew up with it, we have always known. We are going to try and mimic that with our foreign students.
Get three transparent cups, fill one up 75%, then 50%, and last 25%, relatively speaking of course, because really who cares. Do a number of demonstrations showing which cup should be in the middle. So now they have the spoken lecture, the visual aid, but now we need the hands on practice. So let them do it, have them fill cups up and give them directions or commands, like put which cup where. For the older kids take it a step further and have them do it on a piece of paper, and then have them write down which one is in between. For the more audible students, have them explain their answer.
I hope I was able to show one of the many ways to teach the term “in between”, and I hope you find a method that works for you and your class. Back to grading my 1600 midterms, adiós!