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Two Line Vocabulary With Colin, Ryan, & Whoopi Goldberg. Pearson – Always ESL Newsletter. Professor John CaineSUNY, Suffolk Community College How can we teach students to begin mastering the art of pronunciation autonomously?

Pearson – Always ESL Newsletter

There is a very helpful tool that can be utilized in classrooms, one we may not be familiar with or may not have thought of using: the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). This resource is especially useful when helping students with consonants. Here is what the IPA gives us to help us distinguish consonant sound formation. At first look you may ask, as I did, what does all this mean and how can this help me? (Wondering what pulmonic means? Most languages have only pulmonic consonants. The IPA helps us with three important areas: place of articulation, manner of articulation, and voicing. The basics are: In order to make sounds, we need to manipulate the structure of our mouth, tongue, teeth, and throat. About Us. 01%20Writing%20Strategy%20Guide%20v001%20(Full).pdf. English sentence stress. For this reason it's also an area which is often neglected, but this aspect of the language can cause problems for learners in both their speaking and perhaps more importantly listening.

English sentence stress

English is a stress-timed language Listening Listening activities Speaking Speaking activities Conclusion English is a stress-timed languageThe English language is often referred to as stress-timed. This means that stress in a spoken sentence occurs at regular intervals and the length it takes to say something depends on the number of stressed syllables rather than the number of syllables itself.

Try saying or listening to the sentences below: Download stress.mp3 audio (273k) Convert audio to the M4A format. August 2014. Teaching Content Area Vocabulary to ELs. If ESL teachers want to help their students understand content-area texts, they need to aid classroom teachers in learning teaching strategies that help English learners (ELs) gain new content area vocabulary.

Teaching Content Area Vocabulary to ELs

In a recent TESOL blog, I discussed modifying teaching methods and materials. In this blog, I will talk about strategies for teaching vocabulary to ELs that can be used by ESL and content-area teachers alike. Use Explicit Instruction of Vocabulary. Helping Students Start the Year with a Positive Mindset. For students who have had trouble in school, or who have had a negative summer, it is especially important to get the school year off to a fresh start.

Helping Students Start the Year with a Positive Mindset

And for all students, having a positive mindset makes learning much more likely. Here are four activities to help accomplish these goals. Identity and Purpose: Who Am I? Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art. A few years ago, I showed my sixth graders The Gulf Stream by Winslow Homer.

Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art

It's an epic painting of a young black sailor in a small broken boat, surrounded by flailing sharks, huge swells, and a massive storm in the distance. I asked my students the simple question, "What's happening? " The responses ranged from "He's a slave trying to escape" to "He's a fisherman lost at sea. " The common theme with the responses, though, was the tone -- most students were very concerned for his welfare. "That boat looks rickety. The room got quiet as everyone stared intently at the painting. This revelation changed the tone and content of the conversation that followed. Since this experience, I have developed strategies that harness the power of observation, analysis, and writing through my art lessons. Children naturally connect thoughts, words, and images long before they master the skill of writing.

MultiBrief: The importance of hands-on learning and movement for English learners. Interview: Elizabeth Green, Author Of 'Building A Better Teacher' Teacher effectiveness is a hot topic in education circles right now.

Interview: Elizabeth Green, Author Of 'Building A Better Teacher'

How do you measure it, and how can you improve it? What type of teachers should schools keep, and who should they let go? Elizabeth Green says that it's not, as some people assume, a question of personality or charisma. Great teachers are not born, they're made, she says — and there's much more to teaching than being "good" or "bad" at it. New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed. Arten Popov.

New Research: Students Benefit from Learning That Intelligence Is Not Fixed ESL-Methods - Video Resources. SIOP Developed by Dr.

ESL-Methods - Video Resources

Jana Echevarría, Dr. MaryEllen Vogt, and Dr. Deborah Short, is the only empirically validated approach for implementing effective sheltered content instruction for students who are acquiring English as a second (or multiple) language Project CONNECT, TITLE III National Professional Development Resource provides support for ELLs aligned with standards. Multiple strategies and videos are available. Best Practices for ELLs Videos Select the videos from the drop-down list from the video tab at the top, not from the list on the page. Includes elementary and many secondary examples.ELA Unit Video Release in Partnership with Teaching Channel & Denver Public Schools!

This list contains links to free videos for Professional Development collected by J Gordon. Standford University Video Library provides free videos for training teachers working with ELLs. Watch & Learn in the ELL Classroom Teachers' Domain.


Inklewriter. Emaze - Online Presentation Software – Create Amazing Presentations. Lesson Planning. Strategies / Aspect 2: Understanding Technology / Element 3: Technology in New Zealand / Pre-service / Teacher education / Welcome to Technology Online - Technology Online. Teacher Education – Pre-service Element 3 Aspect 2: Understanding Technology Strategy 1 Snakes & ladders game Purpose: To familiarise students with the structure and learning intentions of technology in the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) (Ministry of Education, 2007).

Strategies / Aspect 2: Understanding Technology / Element 3: Technology in New Zealand / Pre-service / Teacher education / Welcome to Technology Online - Technology Online

Description: This game consists of a board similar to snakes and ladders with counters and dice. A set of cards pose questions related to the different technology curriculum strands and components, and includes a few questions relating to the front end of the NZC document for example key competencies. Supporting materials: Snakes and ladders game board and cards developed by Kerry Lee, University of Auckland:

Showcase - Chris Clementi. Computer Applications. 8th Graders - Chris Clementi. Animoto - Make & Share Beautiful Videos Online. Online voice recorder. BigHugeLabs: Do fun stuff with your photos. Online Diagram Software and Flowchart Software - Gliffy.

Where Learning Happens. Audience Response Systems.