EFL Educators - THE TRAITS OF AN EFFECTIVE READER Arrasmith, Dean, and Kevin Dwyer. “The Traits of an Effective Reader.” Journal ofSchool Improvement. 2.2 (2001) When readers acquire these traits, they are able to: - read the lines, between the lines, and beyond the lines - process knowledge, make sense of it, and transfer it to other situationsThese traits are hierarchical; they range from literal to high critical thinkingREADING THE LINES 1.
edutopia Videos can be an effective tool for teaching and learning English (or, for that matter, any academic subject) if used strategically and not as a "babysitting" device. My colleague Katie Hull Sypnieski and I wrote a previous post for Edutopia titled Eight Ways To Use Videos With English-Language Learners that shares instructional strategies for many kinds of clips. Here are a few of my favorite videos to use with those exercises. Video Playlist: Resources for English-Language Learners Watch the player below to see the whole playlist, or view it on YouTube. Mr. Litz - Student-directed Assement in ESL/EFL: Designing Scoring Rubrics with Students The Internet TESL Journal David LitzUAE University (Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates)davidralitz(at)yahoo.com Introduction This paper will discuss and provide a useful example of "negotiable contracting" (Stix, 1997), an innovative assessment approach in ESL whereby students are actively involved in the construction or creation of rubrics prior to undertaking more complex language learning tasks. It will be demonstrated that the art of negotiable contracting not only empowers students by giving them shared ownership of their own learning and assessment but it also provides them with additional opportunities to use the target language as they analyze and discuss the rubric construction process, examine the rubrics and their different levels, generate descriptive language from the rubric's criteria, and suggest revisions for improvement based on criteria in the rubric. What Are Rubrics? Rubrics can be either holistic or analytic.
Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment Providing students with feedback on written work can, at times, feel like a burden. Dozens (perhaps even hundreds) of papers clutter your desk, and commenting on each is nearly impossible. Still, we know, both from our experiences and from research, that feedback is essential. John Hattie, Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, believes that feedback must be timely, relevant, and action-oriented. The good news, according to Hattie, is that "students want feedback just for them, just in time, and just helping nudge forward." To that end, he encourages us to "worry more about how students are receiving your feedback . . . than increasing how much you give."
Rubric Tutorial Creating a rubric is easy once you have taken to time to evaluate the dimesions/tasks which make up the students performance, and the criterion you will use to evaluate it. That being said, let’s begin with the steps to create a rubric. IELTS listening guide Understanding IELTS listening Easy to harder The questions start off easy with listening to in a social context (like checking in at a hotel) and get slowly harder until you get to an academic lecture One people and two people speaking Note also that you must listen to both one and two people speaking - this can make it harder It is important that you spell all the answers correctly - any wrongly spelled answers are marked as wrong
Assessment: Lower Stakes, Raise Retention Assessment is a hot-button issue in today's K-12 education landscape, especially when one places the word "standardized" in front. But not all tests and exams need raise hackles or blood pressure. Indeed, there is a certain kind of exam that has been shown to increase learning in the classroom without undue dread: low-stakes assessment. Retrieval-Enhanced Learning Henry Roediger III, professor of psychology at Washington University in St. Formative and Summative Assessment Look over the additional links and resources before coming to class.Additional links.FeedbackFormative Assessment ResourcesDigital Tools for AssessmentThese are some of the digital tools we will look at for formative assessments. Take a look at them and see which ones you want to learn more about.SocrativeEdmodoGoogle Forms/FlubarroJunoThree RingGrade Rubric
Greetings and Self-introduction Sentences Exercise Game ESL Interactive Fun Games Here we have the games carefully laid out for you. Follow the links to browse the variety of games offered. This is only the directory for interactive games and exercises. Our ESL fun games here include : Snakes and Ladders, Hangman, Spelling games, Wheel of Fortune, TV Games(Betting Game), Mazes, Memory Games, Matching exercises, Sequencing exercises, Picture Quizzes, Catch it and more. These games provide the ultimate fun in practising the following skills: