Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story. We’ve spent the last two weeks in my English Language Learner Beginners class reading and learning about stories.
Last Friday, it was time for them to begin writing one, and I did a terrible job of getting them started. I think I was tired and wasn’t thinking clearly, and assumed too much and provided must less support than was needed. So, over the weekend, I created a simple set of eight graphic organizers, plus borrowed two others from online, and we began again today. Here’s My Entire ELL Beginners Seven-Week Unit On Writing A Story (Including Hand-outs & Links) My previous post, Here Are The Ten Downloadable Graphic Organizers I Use With ELL Beginners To Write A Story, was very popular, so I thought readers would find it useful if I shared my entire seven-week unit on writing a story.
I hope you can suggest ways I can make it better. So, the first week we do the word splash, then I read The Story of Ferdinand from the doc cam while students have their own copies. Grammar review using drawings. This was a good idea I came across Bucksmore summer school.
A review for various tenses/structures. Give students a piece of paper. Get them to split it into 4 squares. In each of the squares they draw one of the following: Something you’ve doneSomething you were doing this time last yearSomething you will have done by the year 2050What you will be doing in the year 2050 They choose the squares for each drawing at random. Go over the structures if you need to… 100 Answers to Common English Questions – Espresso English. Sometimes, even when you know a lot of English, you can have difficulty finding the right words or phrases to answer simple questions.
Here are 20 of the most common questions in English – each one with five sample responses. General Questions 1. Short projects to get them talking. SOUNDS LIKE A STORY. A picture is not the only source that can inspire a thousand words.
Sounds may tell a story just as well, leaving much more room to the imagination. The activity I’ll describe today is built around sounds and guides students to the actual writing of the story based on the sounds they hear. Step 1. Generating a story idea Tell your students that they will hear different sounds. Video Lesson Plans for Teachers. ESL Thoughts and Ideas: John Lewis Christmas Adverts. Level: Pre-intermediate with lots of vocabulary support.
Vocabulary assistance required for the newspaper articles. For me the Christmas adverts are a part of the beginning of Christmas. Tonight is the airing of this year's John Lewis Christmas advert.Depending on time in your class you could view as many or as few videos as you wish. I recommend at least two to enable compare and contrast activities.General warmers to cover the vocabulary of Christmas and personalise the activity; The Christmas Shed. Super quick motivating activities: building the story.
An engaging speaking activity for intermediate level learners Instructions: Get learners to select an interesting image from their course book, preferably one that has a few people doing something.Arrange the class into groups to talk about it.Tell them as a group to choose one person in the picture and to think in detail about them; they can decide any number of things: the person’s name; their age; their job; what they are saying or thinking; how they are feeling; where they are going; what they have in their bag; who they are visiting, and so on.Get each learner in the group to help build up as big a story as possible using only the picture as a source of inspiration.
Make sure they understand that every member of the group has to remember all the details, because they cannot make notes.When your learners are ready, mix the groups and tell each person to explain who their group chose and then talk about the story they made up about them. Photograph Analysis Worksheet. Mr. Ferlazzo's U.S. History Classes Blog. Writing to Compare and Contrast. The Best Resources For Teaching/Learning About How To Write Compare/Contrast Essays. I recently realized that I have specific “Best” lists for many different types of essays (see All My “Best” Lists On Teaching & Learning How To Write – In One Place!)
, but I’ve never created one for Compare/Contrast. So, here goes:
Icebreakers that Rock. We’re coming up fast on the beginning of another school year.
That means a new batch of students to get to know, students who need to be made comfortable in your classroom, and who need to get to know each other. It’s essential to start building relationships with your students right from the start. And how to accomplish this? Icebreakers. Great reading strategies: ‘Possible Sentences’ for dealing with important vocabulary. 5 Fascinating Sites for Seeing and Exploring the Universe. Space.
The final frontier. If you love gazing at the stars, and beautiful pictures of galaxies, the Internet has a lot to offer. Getting Famous in Japan the One Direction Way - Tofugu.
15 Future Plans. Text Compactor: Free Online Automatic Text Summarization Tool. What Does The Desk Say? — One Of The Stranger ELL Lessons I’m Going To Try. I’ve just heard about a Conservation International series of short videos featuring famous actors giving voice to elements of the environment — Mother Nature, Soil, Redwood Trees, Water, etc. You can see the entire playlist here, and it’s very impressive line-up. Ingenious Idea & Video: “The Dancing Traffic Light”
Great “Animations & Explainers” From The Guardian. Pass It On TV Commercials - Inspirational Stories - Good Character. Never Too Late Live Life. HP: You On You. HP Your Story. New english file beginner 7. New english file beginner 6. Cities. A Good & Simple Collaborative Storytelling Lesson. As regular readers know, I’ve been thinking more about collaborative storytelling and how to use it more effectively in my Intermediate English class. Last week, in fact, I published The Best Sites For Collaborative Storytelling.
I also recently ordered a game I read about called Story Cubes that I thought might be useful, but once I received it concluded it wasn’t very helpful in a class with English Language Learners. However, all those ideas got my brain going, and I came up with what turned-out to be an excellent lesson in my Intermediate English class yesterday. First, I had the class divide into groups of three. Within the small groups, each person was numbered either one, two, or three.
Next, I put a piece of paper under the document camera and projected it on the screen.
Triporg - Your personal travel organizer. Pass It On TV Commercials - Inspirational Stories - Good Character. Spread the LoveLove Change the WorldMaking A Difference DishesListening BalletConfidence ImagineImagine Finish LineBelieve In Yourself. Happiest country. People. Small Talk. Conversation prompts.