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English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics

English Language Arts: Writing Prompts/Journal Topics
What is... What is something you dislike about yourself? What is something you do well? What is your favourite room in your home and why? What is a good neighbour? What is the worst thing parents can do to their children? What if... What would happen if you could fly whenever you wanted? What do you think... What do you think of 3D movies? What...misc. What do you like most about yourself? How... How do you feel when it's your birthday? I wish... I wish I had a million... When... When you are angry, how do you look? Which... Which quality best describes your life--exciting, organised, dull--and why? Why... Why is it important to be honest? Misc... Do you think there is too much fighting on t.v.

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ESL Conversation Cards This page has all of the ESL conversation cards from the Excellent ESL 4U site collected together on one page. For each topic there are two conversation cards for you to download. When you are learning to speak and having a conversation in English it is often difficult to think of something to talk about. You try hard to think of something to say, but are not sure what to talk about. This page will help you with that as you can use the conversation cards from this page. Newest ESL Conversation Card Roll & Explain! Here’s a quick post with a tweak to two popular speaking/writing activities. The game can be played in small groups or as a whole class (B1 and above.) Roll&Explain.pdf One student rolls two dice four times: one to choose the person in the situation, another one for the action, a third one to decide on the place, and finally a fourth one to determine the time. Focus on grammar first by having the student come up with a grammatically correct sentence that describes the situation. The variety of time references, for example, will demand different tenses and aspects (and situations can change drastically due to this!)

Placement Tests The New Inside Out QUICK and FULL placement tests have been designed to be used to analyse the English level of new students so they can be placed into groups corresponding to the six levels in the series. Students with no previous knowledge of English would not normally be required to take either test. The tests are provided as Word documents, allowing you to tailor them to your specific needs.

BusyTeacher.org It’s only natural. After all, they are trying to talk in a language they are still working on learning. Still, silence can be deadly in the ESL classroom for your students and you. When you want to get your students to speak up, try one of these fun and simple games to get them talking in class. 1This is How We RollYou can use this simple game as a get to know you at the start of school or later as a get to know you better activity. All you need is one standard die and six questions – either ice breakers or ones that elicit opinions, experience or other personal thoughts. Apps - Rory's Story Cubes “My daughter didn’t want to stop playing. She was so eager to create stories orally and now wants to also start writing them. I can’t wait to try this in my own classroom. Very impressed.”

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