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CristinaSkyBox: Free Resources for Reading. Among all the buzz words which fill the writings of educational trends today, for me, personalisation, creativity and problem-solving, stand out.

CristinaSkyBox: Free Resources for Reading

Perhaps they stand out because they are educational values which are neither new nor only belonging to today's trends - they have always been embedded in my own educational values and practices. Creativity and innovation- the elusive element so many educators wish to foster in their classrooms! Here, Amy Burvall offers some tips to spark innovation: Online Reading Activities. Smithsonian TweenTribune. A few children in Flagstaff, Arizona, have become a part of a movie.

Smithsonian TweenTribune

They are among the movie's cast of voices. The children are bringing "Finding Nemo" to a Navajo-speaking audience. For only the second time, a major motion picture has been dubbed in the Navajo language. The movie is "Finding Nemo. " It's playing in select theaters on the Navajo Nation. How will this movie help preserve the Navajo language? Write your answers in the comments section below. 10 Online Resources to Improve EL Literacy. Many elementary school ESL teachers are now looking at materials for their 2016–2107 classroom.

10 Online Resources to Improve EL Literacy

During a recent #ELLCHAT discussion, we shared ideas for choosing materials for ELs. One of the liveliest discussions was about online resources. I’d like to share some online resources that feature books for children and really work well for ELs. The best books sites for ELs have an audio component, and the words are highlighted as they are read. If your budget is limited, some of these sites are free. A New General Service List (1.01) The go-to place for all our Extensive Reading needs. The Best Websites For Beginning Older Readers. I was able to make this new list sooner than I had thought I would.

The Best Websites For Beginning Older Readers

The sites listed in my previous list of The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers have been enjoyed by both my students and their parents. However, most of them have had little or no formal schooling in the past. I can see that older students and adults who have had some formal schooling in their native countries, but who have had no prior experience with the English language, might not feel engaged by a number (though not all, as I indicated in that post) of the sites in my previous list. I found eight sites for beginning older readers that I felt were worthy enough to be listed on a “The Best…” list. These, as well as 8,000 other categorized links, can also be found on my website. Making reading communicative.

And these reactions are from my adult students.

Making reading communicative

My young learners' reactions may be even more extreme. Using news articles. JellyBeanScoop Homepage. More on SEG « Intro. New Internationalist Easier English Wiki. - Teach beginning reading with systematic phonics. A Visit to SEG « A Visit to SEG The Best ER Program in the World?

A Visit to SEG «

A couple of months ago I finally had the chance to visit SEG in Tokyo. This is Akio Furukawa’s school, and one of the biggest ER programs in the world. I wrote an article about my observations and thoughts for the Extensive Reading SIG newsletter. You can also read the full text of the article below: I had wanted to visit SEG for years, so I was delighted when the opportunity to do so came up in March 2014. SEG (Scientific Education Group) is a juku located in the heart of Shinjuku in Tokyo. First impressions SEG is just a few minutes’ walk from Shinjuku station, just off the main street. Glancing at the shelves reveals an eclectic mix of graded readers, levelled readers, picture books, children’s books, young adult, and regular fiction and non-fiction. The second thing I noticed was how focused the students were: They all had books to read, or listen to on personal CD players, and were quietly getting on with things.

The curriculum. Books That Grow: Leveled Reading for The Digital Age. Reading Skills for Today's Adult. VIDEO Oxford Teaching Workshop Series, Sendai 2015 « I really enjoyed presenting at the Sendai Oxford Teaching Workshop Series last Sunday.

VIDEO Oxford Teaching Workshop Series, Sendai 2015 «

It was great to present on home ground, and we had a fantastic audience on the day. My presentation was “Reading: the key 21st Century skill” and made the following points: Yes, you can learn English. - Simple English News. Interactive ebooks for children. The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels” The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels” Easy Reading for ESL Beginners (1) Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News.

Reading Comprehension Worksheets. "Your reading comprehension materials are the best I've found on the web.

Reading Comprehension Worksheets

They are so thorough and comprehensive! My students and I have learned a lot from them. Thanks so much! " -- Susan B., Carter, KY. 03/21/12. A day in the life of a policeman / ESL Book. Paul Williams is a policeman and he is very happy in his job.

A day in the life of a policeman / ESL Book

He thinks it's useful and interesting. He has been a policeman for ten years and now he's a sergeant, but he often thinks of his first two years in the force and laughs at some of the things that happened to him. For the first two years of his career a policeman is "on probation"; in other words, his superior officers watch his progress closely to see whether he's going to be a suitable police officer. After his first nine months in the force, Paul was thinking of giving up. He just couldn't get used to the hours he had to work: early turn from six till two, late turn from two till ten, or, worst of all, night shift from ten till six. Sergeant Hawkins gave Paul his orders last because the men were dealt with in alphabetical order. Sgt. Reading Comprehension Resources for EFL and ESL Learners.

ESL Reading Lessons - Home. Reading. Reading Comprehension Resources for EFL and ESL Learners. Magazine. By Mike Rayner It's hardly surprising that weather is a favourite topic for so many people around the world - it affects where we choose to live, what we wear, our moods, and perhaps even our national characteristics.


A sunny day can relieve the deepest depression, while extreme weather can destroy homes and threaten lives. The effects of weather Palm trees bent double in hurricane force winds, cars stranded in snow drifts, people navigating small boats down flooded city streets – images we are all familiar with from news reports of severe weather spells. But many of the effects of the weather are less newsworthy. ‘I’m feeling a bit under the weather’ is a common complaint in Britain, especially on Monday mornings, and it seems that weather really can be responsible for moods.

What causes changes in the weather? Animals and Sports. やさしい英語ニュース|英語学習|英語学習のススメ. Reading. Articles on ESL Topics. How to Improve Your English Level Taking Control of the English Language Basics for Improving English Writing So You Want to Speak Great English? More ESL Articles How to Improve Your English Level By Steven Starry There are five points, number 1 is the most important.

Reading ESL. Short English Reading Exercises for ESL student comprehension. Reading. Life Topics Book: Table of Contents. ESL Reading Worksheets - Short Stories - Free. Arbor Day - Marla and Tio plant a tree in the yard. Breakfast - Jack has high cholesterol and has to stop eating donuts. Learning Materials -Reading Materials- Communication Communication Theory Communication Practice Practical Communication Getting to Know Americans Public Speaking (Communication Practice) DIFFERENCES IN COLOR ASSOCIATIONS OF AMERICANS AND JAPANESE (long article) What is Communication?

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