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Valentine's Day Worksheets, Vocabulary, Exercises, Teaching Resources and Activities. Valentine's Cards: Coded Message. Today we have the wonderful Trisha from joining us from Inspiration Laboratories on our 31 Days of Love and sharing her science-y Valentine’s Card – can you crack the code?! Hi! I’m Trisha from Inspiration Laboratories, and I’m happy to be sharing our secret code card with you today. We combined art and science {one of our favorite things to do} to make a pretty Valentine’s Day card and placed a secrete code message on the inside. Valentine’s Card for Kids: Secret Codes Here are the supplies you’ll need: card stockwatercolor paperliquid water colors {and/or watercolor paint}paint brushessalt {regular table salt or kosher salt}crayonsscissorsglue {we used glue stick}printed {or written} secret code messages Create Your Valentine’s Card Cut a piece of card stock to the double size card you like and fold in half.

Let your art dry.Wipe off the salt from your paper.Glue the paper to the front of your card. Here are 2 of our finished cards. The Science Lesson Add a Secret Code Message. Chapter1. Note: The second edition of this book is available under the title Cracking Codes with Python Topics Covered In This Chapter: · What is cryptography? · Codes and ciphers · The Caesar cipher · Cipher wheels · St. . · Doing cryptography with paper and pencil · “Double strength” encryption “I couldn’t help but overhear, probably because I was eavesdropping.”

Anonymous What is Cryptography? Look at the following two pieces of text: The text on the left side is a secret message. The message on the right is just random gibberish with no hidden meaning whatsoever. Cryptography is the science of using secret codes. Of course, these secret messages don’t always stay secret. Spies, soldiers, hackers, pirates, royalty, merchants, tyrants, political activists, Internet shoppers, and anyone who has ever needed to share secrets with trusted friends have relied on cryptography to make sure their secrets stay secret. Codes vs. Codes are made to be understandable and publicly available. Making a Paper Cipher Wheel 1. Valentine’s Day – Reflections of an English Language Teacher. For once in my life, I decided to break with tradition and actually do a Valentine’s Day lesson.

Turned out to be quite good fun with my Upper Intermediate teens during their last lesson before Valentine’s Day… Image from wikicommons.org licensed for commercial reuse with modification This lesson includes a prediction quiz, a video clip, a short philosophical reading, a discussion and some project work.

Materials used are all linked to at the end of this post. Brief lead-in: Show slide with a Valentine’s Day picture and a picture of marmite. Click on this picture to be taken to the video clip! My teens got really in to the final production stage, getting into role as petitioners for their holiday, and they even took a photo of their finished poster afterwards! Here are the materials I used: And here is the holiday that won! The ‘Government’ says, “Yes, please!”

If you use this lesson with your classes, I hope you enjoy it! Valentine Rescue. Description: Spread the poly spots around playing area (rectangle). One side of the rectangle will have the 2 hula hoops (empty chocolate boxes) opposite that will be the other hula hoop (One as Cupids Base, the other two for the taggers). The third side will have all the bean bags and the side opposite that will have all of the students. Choose two students to start in a hula hoop as the “Huggers” and the “Kissers” (Hershey’s chocolate kisses). These two will wear the jerseys. Then select one student to be “Cupid” and have them stand in a hula hoop. The object of the game is to see how fast the class can rescue the class can rescue the valentines (bean bags) by avoiding the taggers (Hugs & Kisses). If a student is tagged by a hugger or kisser they must go to the empty chocolate box (hula hoops) and if they had a valentine (bean bag) they must return it to the pile of bean bags. Valentine’s day.

Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy – a lesson It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, and although I don’t normally do anything for it, I thought that this year I would take the opportunity to share one of my favourite poems with my students. Here’s the plan in case you want to do it too. Ask your students what day it is, and whether anything special happens on this day in their country.

What do they know about Valentine’s Day in the UK? What kind of gifts do people normally give for Valentine’s Day? Brainstorm them on the board. Give each group the word cloud. Show them an onion. Ask the students to close their eyes and put their heads on the desk (but try not to fall asleep!). Ask them to discuss how similar the poem was to their ideas. You can then do some pronunciation/speaking work. They talk about why you pause in those places – it’s because of line/stanza breaks, and also phrases within the lines. They can chose whether to read Valentine, or an anti-Valentine poem. Happy Valentine’s Day! Reasons for buying flowers. This lesson plan demonstrates how we can use drawing to seed language emergence. Language level: Elementary – Intermediate (A2 – B1)Learner type: Young learners; Teens; AdultsTime: 35 minutes (+ Follow up)Activity: Drawing; Writing sentencesTopic: Stereotypes; Men and womenLanguage: Expressing reason; Present perfect; Present continuous; ‘Going to’Materials: Materials freeReasons for buying flowers [downloaded 2687 times] Lesson plan outline Note: This activity will work best for classes of 6 or more students.

Give every student in the class a scrap piece of paper.Divide the class into two groups.Tell Group A that you would like them to draw a picture of a woman buying flowers. Tell Group B that you would like them to draw a picture of a man buying flowers. Note: Some of your students may be reluctant artists. Ask everyone to give their flower buyer a name. Note: This collaborative process ensures diversity of ideas and more importantly, language. Example: This is Miriam. Follow up 1. 944 Valentine's Day Around the World. Mel: So, Doron, what did you do last Valentine's Day? Doron: Last Valentine's day I got disappointed I think, cause I teach at university, and I'd heard that Japanese students always give their teachers loads and loads of chocolate, and even though it was my fifth year, and every other year I only got like two or three, I was still really excited cause I'm at university now and I got two chocolate bars.

Mel: Oh, really? Doron: How, about you? Are you looking forward to it this year? Mel: I'm planning on going to Korea with my co-workers to escape the Valentine's Day. Doron: To escape? Mel: Atmosphere, yes. Doron: You're not a fan then? Mel: I like Valentine's Day, but I don't plan on celebrating it this year. Doron: I haven't lived in England for awhile now, about ten years. Mel: Oh, in a box? Doron: Yeah, in a little Valentine's post box.

Mel: Oh, cool. Doron: The teacher would deliver them. Mel: Did you only get notes or did you get candy as well? Doron: No, it was just notes. Doron: What? Speechless. Visual lesson plans for teachers by Jamie Keddie A woman stands in the middle of a court. She can’t believe what is happening. She has her hand over her mouth. She is speechless. What is going on?

In this activity, students collaborate to construct a narrative before watching the video and discussing the issues. Language level: Intermediate (B1) +Learner type: Teens; AdultsTime: 20 minutesActivity: VideotellingTopic: Sport; LoveLanguage: Collocations Lesson plan outline Tell students that you have a puzzle for them. Take feedback. Note that most people will assume that the word ‘court’ refers to a court of law. Tell students that in order to work out what is going on, they will have to look at alternative meanings of one of the words in the paragraph (i.e. Repeat the paragraph from step 1 (A women stands in the middle of a court. Love is…An Advanced English Lesson plan. Via wikimedia commons A designer lessons ESL Lesson plan developed by George Chilton I do hope my girlfriend doesn’t read this one.

This is an advanced Valentine’s video lesson plan for adult students. It’s a loose ‘un, so feel free to comment on how you adapted it and made it better. The main aim is vocabulary building (colloquial phrases) and conversation. You may spark debate with certain issues – for example, “Is dating romantic?” And various opinions should present themselves throughout the “love is” discussion. Please note that the students are going to need a lot of help when it comes to the video, so make sure you are familiar with the sequence of events yourself.

Lesson aims: Vocabulary buildingVideo-gloss Stage one: Ask your students to write a complete sentence beginning with “Love is…” After two minutes get your students to share their answers. Key vocabulary: catching someone’s eye / crowded / mates / quenching / no matter / pairing / muse / wagging Stage two – Where does she live? What is love? Are you a romantic at heart? Or do you feel that we are all victims of a love myth in which outlooks have been influenced by Hollywood films, pop songs and art throughout the ages? In this clip, actor Meg Ryan and chat show host Michael Parkinson clash on this issue. Language level: All levelsLearner type: Teens; AdultsTime: 60 minutesActivity: SpeakingTopic: Love & romanceLanguage: The language of loveMaterials: Video and/or materials light What is [downloaded 3159 times] Lesson plan outline Note that the three parts to this lesson plan can actually be regarded as three separate activities.

Part 1: Love songs (All levels) If you are using this activity on Valentine’s Day, find out what your students know about this celebration and whether or not they get involved. . * All you need is love (The Beatles) * I’ve never been in love before (Chet Baker) * If you love somebody set them free (Sting) * Love will tear us apart (Joy Division) * What’s love got to do with it?