In PYP, I created new accessories to enhance students’ engagement and to increase student awareness of grammar. For example, instead of teaching how the personal pronouns work in French, I use masks. Students wearing masks feel more at ease to participate and to understand the differences between ‘I’ and ‘we’, as well as ‘you’ and ‘they’ forms, as they can embody the grammar forms. For example, ‘I’ can be a pirate, whereas ‘we’ can stand for Animals.
Even shy students have fun and express themselves more openly because of these masks.