SOUNDS LIKE A STORY A picture is not the only source that can inspire a thousand words. Sounds may tell a story just as well, leaving much more room to the imagination. The activity I’ll describe today is built around sounds and guides students to the actual writing of the story based on the sounds they hear. Step 1. Generating a story idea Tell your students that they will hear different sounds.
Native American Folklore of Mount Shasta There is no doubt that Mount Shasta has long been viewed as a sacred place by a number of Native American groups, and the special relationship has caused the mountain to play a significant role in their customs, myths, legends, and folktales. In an unpublished U.S.F.S. report titled "Native American Historic Context: Mount Shasta California," Winfield Henn provides an excellent review of the literature relating to the historical importance of Mt. Shasta to local Native Americans (1991). In another unpublished U.S.F.S report, Theodoratus and Evens clearly show that the mountain remains a sacred entity today ("Statement of Findings: Native American Interview and Data Collection Study of Mount Shasta, California" 1991). We have included the full-text versions via the links above for those wishing to further examine local Native American groups and their relationship with Mount Shasta.
Behind the News Weekdays: 02/06/2017 watch BTN Investigates Have you seen or heard something in the news you'd like explained?Add Question Welcome Book Gallery Over 12,000 kids have sent in their message to refugees.View Lesson plans – a waste of time? I realise I haven’t written anything for this blog for quite some time, so I’m really glad that a recent conversation on Twitter about observations and lesson plans with @ashowski and @getgreatenglish, who following our chat wrote a post too, motivated me to write a new post. The conversation was prompted by a blog post by @ashowski which you can read here. In a nutshell, Anthony argues that from the point of view of the observer a thorough lesson plan is essential as comparing it with the decisions made by the teacher during the lesson can “reveal the most interesting features of the teacher’s pedagogic abilities”.
The 100 best novels written in English: the full list 1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678) A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic. English as a Second Language If you are having trouble locating a specific resource please visit the search page or the Site Map. ESL Instructors, Tutors These OWL resources will help ESL instructors and tutors develop curricula for teaching second language writing. This section includes resources on writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, and it contains links to OWL workshops and exercises useful for ESL instruction. Google Lit Trips for Young Readers Where in the world will our youngest readers travel as they discover the world of books! Reading About Reading Kind Words Site Map Site Search
ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English SECTION 1: Movie Clips Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The exercises below use movie clips to help you to better understand spoken English. Here's what you do: Click on the video you want to watch below.Watch the video, and pay attention to it! (You can pause and rewind the video.)Answer the listening comprehension questions below the video.Check your answers.