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Lizzie Pinard - no prep activities. Six Engaging End-of-Year Projects. I don't know about your students, but so many of mine, coupled with Senioritis, were done after state testing.

Six Engaging End-of-Year Projects

(The well had run dry, no blood from a turnip -- all those sayings applied!) With just a few precious weeks left in the school year, what do you do to keep the kids energized and on board with learning? One thing I knew for sure when it came to my high school students: They had to feel as if they weren't actually doing work. (Yep, I had to trick them.) And whatever you do plan, especially for secondary students, three elements are essential: choices, creativity, and constructing. Consider these projects (and I've included the cognitive demands): 1. Give students an opportunity to teach the rest of the class something, like origami, a new app, or a martial arts self-defense move (design, construct, apply). 2. 3. Have students take ownership of a planet, song, decade, career, author, country, scientist, medical breakthrough. . . 4. 5. 6.

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Verb Tenses Worksheets

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Magic e. Phonics Chant 2 - by ELF Learning (updated version) Syllables factory game. Learn To Read. Teaching English Toolkit - ELT Materials. Homophone game. Homophone game Submitted by admin on 23 June, 2002 - 13:00 This game is a natural follow on from the Homophone dictation and can be used to help the students practise and remember homophones.

Homophone game

Procedure Ask 3 volunteers to sit in a chair facing the board ( about 2 to 3 meters away is fine). Each should have a piece of chalk or marker. Note: The game is a competition and should be played in a light-hearted spirit. This game also helps to highlight some sounds which may be particularly difficult for students to hear and write, for example my learners have difficulty when I say the homophone 'heel/heal' / hi:l/ and tend to write 'hill' /hil/ or I may say 'there' and they write 'dare' Apart from the homophones mentioned in the dictation activity.

I couldn't believe my eyes. The Turing Test. The Turing Test Submitted by admin on 21 June, 2011 - 00:00 Alan Turing proposed a test inspired by a party game known as the 'Imitation Game', in which a man and a woman go into separate rooms, and guests try to tell them apart by writing a series of questions and reading the typewritten answers the man and the woman send back.

The Turing Test

This activity involves students writing a series of questions for online 'robots'. PreparationMake sure the two websites listed below are working OK before you go into the lesson. Image bank. Freeze the writing - A way to make writing tasks a group activity. Freeze the writing - A way to make writing tasks a group activity Submitted by TE Editor on 1 January, 1970 - 13:00 This activity would follow input work on writing in a particular style - for example, an informal letter inviting a friend to visit your home town for a holiday.

Freeze the writing - A way to make writing tasks a group activity

Preparation Set up the context for the letter, you might do a letter layout on the board to make sure that everyone knows how to lay out an informal letter. Procedure Put the students in pairs or threes. Tips for using stories. Kids and stories Submitted by admin on 12 April, 2012 - 11:02 On the British Council’s site for young learners - LearnEnglishKids - there are lots of stories which you can use to motivate your students.

Tips for using stories

These stories have been specially written for children learning English and include traditional fairy tales as well as original stories. You can find all the stories at Here are some tips for using and exploiting the stories in the classroom. Kaleidescope. Speaking strings. Speaking strings Submitted by admin on 15 May, 2008 - 13:49 This tip is for a game which is really useful for getting shy students to speak.

Speaking strings

It can also be a fun way to practise extended speaking for exams, and requires very little preparation indeed. Get enough pieces of string so that you have one for each group. The pieces of string should be really long, probably about 4 metres each. Give each group their piece of string, keeping one for yourself to demonstrate the activity with. Each person in the group will take turns to be the 'string winder', or the 'string police'. I've found that this game gets even the shyest students speaking, and having fun at the same time. Making it up - Phrasal verb stories. Much Ado about Nothing. Much Ado about Nothing Submitted by admin on 11 January, 2008 - 16:50 This lesson plan follows on from the article 'Shakespeare for Teens' and it is best exploited as a series of two or three lessons.

Much Ado about Nothing

In these lessons students will learn about Shakespeare the man, Shakespeare the poet and Shakespeare the dramatist. They will discover one of his most famous comedies, Much Ado about Nothing, and will have the opportunity to re-enact one of the scenes. HOMOPHONES #1. HOMOPHONES #1. TeachingEnglish. British Council. SpinandSpell.com. LANGUAGE » Simple English Videos. How to Write an Undergraduate CV. 1st International Collection of Tongue Twisters. Hancock McDonald ELT. English Exercises.