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Электротеатр «Станиславский» EFL Activities for Kids, ESL Printables, Worksheets, Games, Puzzles, for Preschool, Primary English Learners. Fun Trivia Quick Quiz. Insane Ocean Spiral proposed as giant underwater city. What would happen if the legend of the lost City of Atlantis was crossed with the screenplay for Kevin Costner's 1995 hit movie "Waterworld?

Insane Ocean Spiral proposed as giant underwater city

" Maybe something like The Ocean Spiral -- an underwater metropolis which generates its own energy from the seabed, produces food from deep sea aquaculture and is capable of providing accommodation for 5,000 people. Such blue-sky thinking may only seem plausible in the world of Hollywood CGI -- but this is the futuristic concept proposed by Japanese architecture firm Shimizu Corp. According to literature released by the company, expertise is being sought from Tokyo University, Japanese government ministries as well as energy firms to bring the ambitious project to life. Funding for what is likely to be a cash intensive exercise will also have to be secured. Until such times arrive, however, all we're left with is a series of cool artist renderings to whet (or should that be wet?) City under the sea Spiral staircase Waterworld At the bottom of the sea. Top 4 Spelling Tricks for English Language Learners.

Spelling in English is tough, at least it was for me as a student.

Top 4 Spelling Tricks for English Language Learners

And although I have spell check to rescue me these days, that is not always the case with students. (That is until they invent a pen which checks spelling as you write.) Two big reasons contribute to English spelling being so complicated, both for second language learners as well as native speakers. The first is that English has borrowed words from so many languages, and as it did it often borrowed the spelling of those words as well. British Council.

Project, Third Edition. Sentence Structure Games. Tutpup - play, compete, learn. Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom. This is a place were English teachers can share games and activities that they have found useful in the classroom.

Games & Activities for the ESL/EFL Classroom

If you know a game or an activity that works well with ESL/EFL students and it is not yet listed here, please submit it. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Number of Submissions: 132 The newest addition is at the top of the page. Fairytale Storytelling Basket. Create a story basket full of storytelling props to retell favourite fairy tales together in a playful way!

Fairytale Storytelling Basket

So easy to set up with items from around the house and beneficial for so many strands of early literacy development. As part of our on-going Playful Storytelling series, co-hosted with the gorgeous blog, One Perfect Day, we are presenting fun ways to explore fairy tales with kids. My children love traditional tales and they are my favourite type of story too because they can be told without books, thus celebrating and practising the essential art of oral storytelling together. Being able to tell a story without a book encourages greater eye contact, intonation and variation in voice, use of richer vocabulary and a closer bond during the process.

Not to mention the simple fact that it means you can tell the stories wherever you are with no books needed, be it in the car, on a walk or waiting for an appointment! What stories would you put in your basket? Cakie: 4.8 Pop: 3. 1. Fairytale Storytelling Basket. 20 easy ways to read 20 minutes everyday. Encouraging Storytelling With Family Photos.

50 Simple Outdoor Activities For Kids. Tell Me A Story Set. 10 Crafts and Activities for Boys. December always seems to be the month for "Best of" lists.

10 Crafts and Activities for Boys

So, with my almost 8-year old son's help, I've compiled this collection of 10 of the best "Boy-Approved" Pin by Laura Moore on Daycare. 10 Storytelling Games for Kids. 10 Super Fun Storytelling Games for Kids. Story elements chart. 50+ Storytelling Ideas. I’ve always loved being drawn into a great book.

50+ Storytelling Ideas

I also enjoy writing and creating stories myself. My son (age 2.5) is at the perfect stage for storytelling. He walks around with his cars, stuffed animals, and other toys setting scenes and talking about their actions. Whether he’s retelling events that have happened to him in real life or making up fantastically improbable stories, he is practicing language skills, and his imagination is hard at work. I’ve collected 65 storytelling ideas from around the web. Pin by Christopher Kokoski Author on Writer Secrets. Drawing and story telling with a purple crayon. While I read the classic tale of “Harold and the Purple Crayon” by Crockett Johnson to my students, I invited them to draw and tell me their own purple crayon story… (Be sure to click here if you are having trouble viewing the photos in your email) I have several versions of “Harold and the Purple Crayon” and I went ahead and shared two of my versions with the children.

Drawing and story telling with a purple crayon

While I read our first version of the book, the children were given a crayon and a clipboard to draw their own stories… Some of the children drew while I was telling the story while others waited until the story was finished before they began to draw. It was interesting observing what the children preferred to do… BALLOON storytelling. Tell Me a Story... - Crafting Connections. It’s such a simple request – “tell me a story” – yet finding the right words isn’t always easy.

Tell Me a Story... - Crafting Connections

Sometimes you need a little prompt to get the words flowing. David Sewell McCann, from Sparkle Stories, offered 4 tips on how to follow the thread and tell an intuitive story, the most important being – let go, allow your story to be whatever it is and trust that it is right. Summer Activities For Kids. How To Make Story Stones and Facilitate Group Storytelling. Do you love stories?

How To Make Story Stones and Facilitate Group Storytelling

I absolutely do! Today (as I appear here after nearly two weeks) my head is buzzing with dozens of stories to tell you all from the past two weeks – stories about the Bookaroo storytelling festival, stories about the Hindi Plays (based on Munshi Premchand’s stories) that we saw, stories about the guests that we hosted and their curious questions about why we homeschool Pari, AND stories from Pari’s 7th birthday party. Pin by Alex Papadopoulos on Writing. 15 Fun Writing Activities For Kids. Teaching Tips on Pinterest. Writing Center in a Bag. I love the idea of writing centers and having writing materials accessible at all times for children.

Writing Center in a Bag

I even created a bird-themed writing center recently and saw how much my children enjoyed it. I needed however, a portable option too. Once again, my Thirty-One organizing tote came to my rescue! I just have my portable writing center stocked with the basics so far, but I am thrilled that I still have room to add additional supplies when needed. We have customized our portable writing center to work with our WriteShop writing curriculum. One component of the WriteShop program (which can also be purchased separately) are grammar file-folders. Once again, I added a clear, open file box which can be purchased either on Amazon or at The Container Store. The clear file box provided the perfect place to store our grammar file-folders, colored paper, notebook paper and other specialty papers for writing. StoryBuilders are writing prompts that get kids writing.

Writing Center in a Bag. For Learning on Pinterest. Make it Up: Make a Story, to give... - Buzzmills. Pin by Linda McRea on Felt With Books Fun on The Side. Make and Write a Story Roll. Make and Write a Story Roll « Imagination Soup. Playful Storytelling: A Story Basket for One Snowy Night - One Perfect Day. Story baskets offer so many possibilities for creative, open ended play. They are quick and simple to put together using items collected on nature walks, favourite toys, blocks and felt scraps. After seeing the beautiful fairytale story basket created by the lovely Anna at The Imagination Tree as part of our joint Playful Storytelling series, I was inspired to create a story basket for one of R’s (4 yrs) favourite books – One Snowy Night by Nick Butterworth.

One Snowy Night is part of the Percy The Park Keeper series. In this sweet tale, full of the most delightful illustrations, Percy finds his animal friends need his help on a cold and snowy night, and one by one an entire menagerie come to his hut looking for shelter from the freezing weather. R spread out the white felt to make some snow covered ground and added the pine cones, wood blocks and other elements to make the snow covered park in the story. I adore the open ended nature of story baskets. 10 Spelling Activities For Kids.

I am a terrible speller. If you have been reading my blog for a while you probably know that. Sorry, I really do try, it just doesn’t stick. {READ and PLAY EVERY DAY} on Pinterest. For Learning on Pinterest. Literacy activities on Pinterest. Word Play Game. This photo originally appeared in FamilyFun Magazine What popular game was invented in December 1929? The answer: bingo! To celebrate bingo's invention and give your kids a fun way to practice new vocabulary words, try this innovative spin-off of the classic game. What you'll need Pieces of paper Pencils or pens. Gross Motor Sight Word Game: Cup Crash! Knowing how to read sight words helps kids to read more fluently and better understand what they are reading. Kids learn many sight words just by being exposed to them during shared reading, but there are those tricky ones that need some extra practice.

To make memorizing sight words more fun we like to play games! Last week my kindergartner played Sight Word Swim in the pool and he had so much fun we came up with another game we could play with the ball pit balls–Cup Crash! I wrote the sight words he was working on plastic cups and grabbed the ball pit balls with the same words on them from the other game. He read the word on the cup and if he was correct he got to stack it on the counter. Once he had read all of the words and built a tower it was time to knock the cups down! 32e4facf603d021fdcb0caead26d4745. Storytelling Activities For Kids. Sight Word Games to Play Outdoors. Teaching Grammar with Board Races - TEFL ESL.