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The Literary Maven: 13 Short Stories for Engaging Secondary Students & Teaching Literary Elements Don't let your literature anthology dictate the short stories you read with your middle school and high school students. There are so many wonderful short stories out there, many of which can be used to teach a variety of literary elements and paired with other texts. Here's 13 of my favorites.1. The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty I’m always looking for texts that will draw in my reluctant male readers. Free Books : Download & Streaming : Ebook and Texts Archive : Internet Archive Additional collections of scanned books, articles, and other texts (usually organized by topic) are presented here. United States Patent and Trademark Office documents contributed by Think Computer Foundation. Topic: U.S Patent The American Libraries collection includes material contributed from across the United States. Institutions range from the Library of Congress to many local public libraries. As a whole, this collection of material brings holdings that cover many facets of American life and scholarship into the public domain.

7 Storytelling Techniques Used by the Most Inspiring TED Presenters A couple of years ago, as a participant of a master’s program in Denmark, I met a fellow journalist from Chile who gave me a lesson on storytelling that I will never forget. I was in class, half-listening to the end of a monotonous PowerPoint presentation on the history of media, when the next presenter on the list—the Chilean journalist—was called to go up to the podium. His name was Enrique Núñez, one of the quietest students in the class. All I knew about him was that he always sat in the very front row and, unlike the other students, paid the utmost attention to every word that was said. As he prepared his notes behind the podium, everyone continued to type away behind their laptop screens. What happened next, however, caught everyone by surprise.

Listening Welcome to EnglishClub Listening, to help you learn the skill of listening in English. Listening is the first of the four language skills, which are: 1. Listening 2. Speaking 3. Reading 4. Writing Free Foreign Language Online, Small English Classes, Private Tutoring : Linguistiko We set up Linguistiko with a simple mission: to make language learning more effective, more affordable, and a great deal of fun. Our target market is Generation Y and other tech-savvy young professionals who don't have the time to attend regular language classes, yet seek greater structure and interactivity than a self-paced course can provide. Our courses are designed around the way these people want to learn today.

Fairy Tales, in General – WebEnglish.se Related Topics: Little Red Riding Hood, Sleeping Beauty, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, Cinderella Background This theme is different from the others in WebEnglish.se, as it mostly presents various fairy tale related materials to choose from and not a set of directly usable materials in order. There is both material on fairy tales in general and some of individual fairy tales that WebEnglish.se wishes to endorseWhat is a Fairlytale This page includes a list of characteristics of the genre (yr 6-7) Warm-up Fairy Tales A short e-book explaining what fairy tales are (yr 2-4)Reboot of Rapanzel A cartoonist smashes a sexist fairy tale trope in one hilarious swoop (yr 7-9)

English Prepositions So what are prepositions? A preposition is a word which is used before a noun to show its connection to another word in the sentence. For example: The dog rests on the armchair. Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading? Mark Pennington’s students often read on their laptops. Pennington, who’s a reading specialist in Elk Grove near Sacramento, Calif., sees a need to teach kids how to read digitally and stay engaged, and thinks that digital reading will eventually catch up to what kids can do reading print. When asked if his seventh-graders are more engaged when reading from digital readers or in print, he said it depends — motivation and environment play a big role. “Most of the digital reading that students ‘practice’ is at home on Instagram, chat lines, Facebook and texting,” he said. “Since students are choosing to read and respond in these mediums, and since students have considerable prior knowledge and expertise in the subject matter, their engagement/comprehension is high.” The trick to being a good reader, no matter the medium, is being an engaged reader, a fact that Pennington notes is well-supported by research.

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language - Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get! Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators. Websites

Better@English _Video and audio To learn to speak fluent English, you need lots of exposure to spoken language coupled with opportunities to use what you’re learning. Many learners think that going to a traditional English course is the best way to learn. But you can also learn English very well on your own, without spending a lot of money. Before you sign up for a course, why not make the most of the audio and video resources for English learning that are widely available online? Jump directly to the list of resources. There are many advantages to using audio and video compared to going to a traditional English class.

Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools Actually Achieving Close Reading With Digital Tools By Troy Hicks As we have known for decades, and as advocated for by the International Reading Association, our adolescent readers are more likely to engage with text when they feel connected to the topic, have a choice in the reading materials, and are able to discuss what they have read in both formal and informal settings. Unfortunately, even with the proliferation of social media and new technologies in our classrooms, many of the students who I have met with over the past school year have still felt a disconnect between the reading they do in school and the reading they do for their own enjoyment. While there are still many active, avid readers, survey data that I have collected with Dr. One additional layer that I would like to add to this conversation connects to a big topic amongst literacy educators: “close reading.”

Confusing words: BIG or LARGE, HIGH or TALL For many learners of English the slight differences between the words BIG vs. LARGE and HIGH vs. TALL are very difficult to understand. In this post I will try to make the differences clearer and easy to remember. To achieve this, I have come up with two videos, two quizzes and two mind maps. ESL - Movie Trailers 1 SECTION 3: Movie Trailers Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The exercises below use movie trailers to help you to better understand spoken English. Here's what you do: TOPICS Online Magazine TOPICS Online Magazine Issue 25 1: School Bullying 2: Language Issues 3: What It Means to Struggle 4. Ice Cream: A Favorite Summer Food Issue 24

These are short stories for English language learners that include listening, grammar, comprehension and dictation exercises and if it's needed a translation section is included though we (teachers) encourage students to avoid translation and get the meaning from the context. Students can choose from 155 short stories. This website can be used as part of a lesson or just for fun and practice. by sindy11 Oct 7

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