A 4-minute video explaining how a science teacher implements the use of realia to help ELL students make connections between words and objects. Teacher gives a walk-through of what the lesson would sound like.
This blog article provides a list of 9 different lessons which incorporate the use of realia in the lesson. I used the first three with my Level 1 adult (High school and mixed adult) classroom. Students were engaged and enjoyed the lessons.
A short-video which explains how realia was effectively used in the classroom to teach younger students new vocabulary and make connections between what they are learning in school and words they use everyday at home.
This article provides a list of different and creative ways to incorporate the use of realia in the classroom. It looks at specific grammar points, free speaking, and a set of skills to teach students.
When learning about realia, one of my mentors shared this all-encompassing book chapter about realia and how to use them in the classroom with me. This is a free PDF that EVERY ESL teacher should have saved in their notes.