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Skip Reske's ESL BITS - English Language Learning - ESL Listening Stories, Songs, Audiobooks

Skip Reske's ESL BITS - English Language Learning - ESL Listening Stories, Songs, Audiobooks

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A lesson on “To Kill A Mockingbird” Title – To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee By – Mat Campione Subject – Language Arts Grade Level – Grades 8/9 Introduction: This book creates a learning environment for the grade 9 level of reading. Included in this book are a lot of racial issues and sexual issues. To teach lessons throughout the book, the teacher must be prepared to deal with the thoughts of a society that is different than what we are used to right now. In order to begin the book: Make a list of 10 vocabulary words that will be used as a guide throughout the book. Here are some examples: The following words are used throughout the story and help the children understand the meaning of the book.

Camden Scene 1 Stephen: Here we are in Camden Lock Market. It’s a great place to go shopping and we need to buy a birthday present for our Mum. What do you think we should get her, Ash? Free English Reading comprehension tests and exercises online Reading comprehension is also an important part when you take an English test. Reading comprehension test can help you to improve vocabulary, grammar, and logical thought ability. There are some tips for you to improve reading skills:

10 English jokes to make learning English fun. Laughter is the best medicine Jokes are an essential part of any language and culture and are a great way of understanding the target language through the play on words and a culture’s sense of humour. The English Language is filled with witty, clever jokes that illustrate the play on words such as homophones, double entendre and puns like this: Did you hear about the guy whose whole left side was cut off? He’s all right now. Every evening I share a joke on my Facebook Page under the title of Evening Fun.

100 Ways to Improve Your English — Podcasts - The English Blog If you’re not familiar with podcasts, here’s a definition : "a podcast is a digital audio recording, usually part of a themed series, that can be downloaded from a website to a media player or computer". I spend a lot of time listening to podcasts on my iPod when I’m at home doing the dishes, on the bus or train, or just out walking. My favourite podcasts would probably not be suitable for most learners of English (except those at a very advanced level), but the good news is that there are dozens of podcasts available specifically for learning English — and they’re a wonderful way to improve your listening skills.

Teen articles This diary offers students and teachers a step-by-step introduction to the LearnEnglish Teens website and a more motivating and communicative alternative to course book-based homework. It can be used with students with an A2+ level of English. Writing is becoming an increasingly important skill in today’s world. Stories for Schools: The Long Journey Home by Sophie Smiley Stories for Schools is a British Council Turkey project to provide students with high-quality English language short stories. The Long Journey Home is a short story written by Sophie Smiley, a UK teacher and writer of storybooks for children. Set in Istanbul, this is a thrilling adventure story about a football-mad boy who gets caught up with a gang of criminals.

Bring Maycomb to Life w/ this Guide for "To Kill a Mockingbird" A Quick Synopsis of To Kill a Mockingbird (Contains Plot Spoilers) The classic story of To Kill a Mockingbird has touched generations since it was written in the late 1950’s. Set during the great depression, in Maycomb, Alabama, the story centers around the Finch family. Atticus, the father, a prominent lawyer, takes a case defending an innocent black man. Although Atticus clearly proves his client is innocent, the all-white jury still convicts the defendant.

Interactive Reading Strategies Reading aloud is an important skill, but it can be all too easy for us to allow this activity to become mundane and detached by repeatedly conducting “popcorn reading” or simply reading aloud to the class and asking students questions. Deb, a 9th grade english teacher, asked the WeAreTeachers HELPLINE! for recommendations on reading strategies to promote student engagement. Read on to learn six strategies for interactive reading that are recommended for teachers, by teachers. We’ve also compiled corresponding videos for each strategy —if one strikes your fancy, check out the video to see it in action! Sharifian - Ten Conversation Lessons with Stories, Vocabulary Practice, Questions and Activities The Internet TESL Journal Farzad Sharifianf.sharifian [at] cowan.edu.auEdith Cowan University (Western Australia) Suggestions for Using the Lessons

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