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Exercise and Sports. Learn More — Seesaw. Quizalize. BusyTeacher.org Mobile. Oh the Places You’ll Go: Geography Based ESL Lessons Turn Right, Go Left: Practicing Prepositions of Place.

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Hundreds of PDF lesson plans. Grammar, reading, vocabulary, speaking. All with comprehensive Teacher Notes included. Zero preparation time required. Listening lesson plans with mp3 files also available. Magic Vocabulary Magic Vocabulary is an automatic generator of worksheets and games to teach vocabulary. Teach Children to Read with Phonics, Worksheets, Games, Videos, Books These are among the best phonics worksheets, games, videos and flash cards you will find online.

When Kids Grow Up - How Do I Become A...? There are 22.2 Million Children ages 6-11 in the United States and they all want to be something special when they grow up.

When Kids Grow Up - How Do I Become A...?

Here’s a look at a few of their most common job aspirations. Brought to you by Howdoibecomea.net. Brought to you by Howdoibecomea.net. Engelska F-6. The English Alphabet. Multiple worksheet, certificate, and template generators!

ESL teaching ideas for little ones. Agility-Teaching Toolkit.

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Text Layout. 10 Cooperative Learning Strategies. It has been a long time since I have blogged about cooperative learning strategies.

10 Cooperative Learning Strategies

They tend to become second nature to me, and I forget that this isn’t necessarily the same for everyone. I Love English I. 3M Post-it® Teachers : All Activities. Wonder How To » Show & Tell for Creators & Doers. 20 Three-Minute Brain Breaks. Wednesday's guest post about why kids need to move from pediatric occupational therapist Loren Shlaes was so popular that I decided to follow it up with a list of Brain Breaks you can use with your students.

20 Three-Minute Brain Breaks

These are great to use anytime your students are feeling restless and are struggling to pay attention. Most of these will only take a few minutes, and then you can get back to the lesson with your students ready to focus on the lesson at hand.5-4-3-2-1. In this simple game, students stand up and the teacher (or leader) has them do five different movements in descending order. For example the teacher would say: "Do fivejumping jacks, spin around four times, hop on one foot threetimes, walk all the way around the classroom two times, give your neighbor one high-five (pausing in between each task for students to do it).Trading Places Have students stand behind their pushed-in chairs. Please note that I did not come up with all of these out of my own head. Table of Contents. Dave's ESL Cafe Copyright © 2008 Dave Sperling.

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All Rights Reserved. Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction. The illustrations were created as part of the Visuals for Developing Communication Skills in Foreign Language Classes project, initated by Paul Toth, former Director of the Less-Commonly-Taught Languages Center.

Visuals for Foreign Language Instruction

It was funded by the Provost through the Advisory Council on Instructional Excellence (ACIE) as part of the Innovation in Education Awards program, and brought to completion by Paul's successors, Dawn McCormick and David Quinto-Pozos. All of the illustrations were drawn by Alec Sarkas from the Center for Instructional Development & Distance Education (CIDDE).

The project was managed by Nick Laudato and Bill Johnston from CIDDE. Working with Visual Aids - Presentation Skills. You should only use visual aids if they are necessary to maintain interest and assist comprehension in your presentation.

Working with Visual Aids - Presentation Skills

Do not use visual aids just to demonstrate your technological competence - doing so may compromise the main point of your presentation - getting your messages across clearly and concisely. If visual aids are used well they will enhance a presentation by adding impact and strengthening audience involvement, yet if they are managed badly they can ruin a presentation. Most visual aids will need advance preparation and should be operated with efficiency. If you wish to use such aids in an unfamiliar room or location, check what facilities are available in advance so that you can plan your presentation accordingly. Before you start, ask yourself: What is the purpose of the visual aid? The English Student - Fun English learning site for students and teachers. The "Real" Deahl. Each year, idealistically, I like my students to independently read one classic (or contemporary novel with literary value) per quarter.

The "Real" Deahl

Some students graciously accept this challenge, but many don't. During first semester, when I noticed how few students were reading classics, I decided I needed to actively pursue a solution to this problem. One student in my 7th period class, Iliana, simply asked me to recommend a classic to her. Our conversation went like this: Iliana: Ms. English. Open global navigation Cambridge English combines the experience and expertise of two world-leading departments of the University of Cambridge - Cambridge University Press and Cambridge English Language Assessment.

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Together, we deliver real-life English language learning, teaching and assessment through world-class research and a profound commitment to delivering educational value for the benefit of society as a whole. I'm a teacher Show me titles, courses and resources that I can use to teach my students and resources for my own professional development. Continue. LearnEnglish Apps. The best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula rated for learning. 5 Minute English - ESL Lessons - Helping you learn English. Top 40 Web 2.0 Sites With Educational Portal. Many sites that are beneficial for education require that a student has an email account to login. This is very frustrating for educators that have to worry about district policy and CIPA/COPPA compliance to maintain student safety/privacy. So I compiled a list that had a educational portal that allowed an educator to create a student account or that is safe for use in education.

Since then, a number of new sites have been released that accomplish this as well, persuading me to create an updated list. This list is in alphabetical order. 2nd level. Noppa. Katherine Bilsborough - Interaction patterns: why and how? Variety: the spice of life For me, the best lessons have a variety of interaction patterns. Learners might start off the lesson doing a mingling activity as a warmer. This would involve the whole class. Then they might spend time doing individual work, maybe reading a text or doing some exercises. Later in the lesson learners might work with a partner in a speaking activity, perhaps finishing off the lesson with group activity such as a team vocabulary game. The 4 Cs. Teacher’s Area « Tune Into English. 115 Leading Sources for Teaching & Learning ESL – Masters in ESL. English is one of the most widely spoken languages on Earth, and is widely considered the international language of business.

Knowing at least some English is essential for success in many careers, and it is estimated that nearly 400 million people have learned English as their second language. Learning English opens up opportunities in a way unrivaled by other languages, and people who choose to teach English as a second language (ESL) are providing a great service to their students. Learning and teaching ESL cannot be confined to a classroom.

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Homepage - ReadWriteThink. Reading. Www.textivate.com. Writing. Speaking. Listening. Grammar. Vocabulary. Culture. Songs and poems. Video. Graphic organizers. Infographics. Plagiarism checkers. Games. Checking understanding. Icebreakers. Immersion without Drowning: Tips for Helping Students Thrive in English Only Classrooms. How to Think Visually. How to Think Visually Using Visual Analogies infographic from Anna Vital gives a great variety of examples for anyone to use when you create your own graphics.

It begins with the most recognizable visuals, circle graphs and diagrams. Further down are abstract analogies. They are reminiscent of physical objects, but they are simplified and abstract. Next, we have regular analogies that look like the physical objects you are familiar with. The final category are allegories. Most research in cognitive science explores how we see things but little research is done on how we understand what we see.Understanding is the ultimate test of how good your visualization is. As part of the infographic landing page, Anna has included a text description of each visual analogy.

Language Learning Apps for Free. Oxford Owl - Welcome. What You Can Do with Celebrity Photos – 7 Fun ESL Activities. Learning English - Home. English courses. 50 holiday activities for Teaching English. We have loads of holiday related materials. Get a start on our Christmas page or in our resources. Also some nice full lessons in our Lessons In A Can or purchase hundreds of resources for the holidays in our store. Also you can subscribe to Digital Resources for one lifetime fee to get hundreds of thousands of lesson materials/ideas.

However, since I'm busy making Christmas lists, thought I'd make a nice one to share with fellow teachers and inspire with a few things in my brain for teaching lessons related to Christmas. So here is my brain purge. Get all the 50 lists. Map Reading Activity. ePub Bud - Publish, Convert, Store, and Download free children's ebooks online for the iPad and nook color!

Learndirect English: Learn English Online (English) ARKive - Discover the world's most endangered species. How coursebooks can help you to teach unplugged. Teaching unplugged is, of course, all about creating learning pictures together with students, beginning and ending with the people in the room. But once topics and language have 'emerged' in this setting, coursebooks can help you to find ways to teach with that input/output in eclectic and effective ways. Image: spitfirelas. Thought Questions: A question that makes you think is worth askingEthical Dilemmas Archive. Humans of New York. Drama in the ESL Classroom - Home. Paragraph Scrambler. Text Scrambler. LearningApps.org - interactive and multimedia learning blocks.

Wrangl. METRO MAP CREATOR. Audio converter tools. Modify - A tool for teachers that removes punctuation and inserts incorrect homonyms and homophones and misspellings into added text. Photos of the Most Interesting Places on the Earth. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers. We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. Oxford Text Checker at OxfordLearnersDictionaries.com.

Cloze Sentence Worksheets. LearnCube - We make it really easy to teach languages online. Vyew. VOICEBOARD - The Future of Presentations.