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Writing a lesson plan will ensure that you are prepared for your class and will make it run more smoothly. It is important to break the material up into several sections and choose activities suitable for each. Knowing approximately how much time an activity will take is important, but after the first lesson you may need to adjust things accordingly. It is best to be flexible seeing as different classes will respond to material differently. If at any point students struggle, you will have to dedicate more time to instruction or drilling before moving on to practice activities. For the purposes of this example let’s assume that an English class is forty-five minutes long. Does your own lesson plan look like this? 1Warm up A warm up activity can be used in a number of ways. The idea behind a lesson plan is that another teacher could pick it up and successfully teach your class without further instructions. Not all lessons will be conducted the same.

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Lesson Plans Using Film Adaptations of Novels and Short Stories A TWM ARTICLE:Lesson Plans Using Film Adaptations of Novels, Short Stories or Plays— With Discussion Questions and Assignments For a list of movies frequently shown as adaptations of literary works, see TWM's Adaptations Index. Used appropriately, movies based on novels or short stories can supplement units based on the written original, enhance students' interest in analyzing the written work, and motivate classes to excel in completing assignments that teach the skills required by the ELA curriculum. Filmed versions of plays supply the same benefits and often provide an experience that is close to viewing a live performance. Studying a cinematic adaptation of a literary work will show students how words are converted to visual media and allow a comparison of the written original to the cinematic version, permitting teachers to highlight the techniques of both film and the written word in telling a story. Assignment: [Describe a scene in the film.] III.

Creating visual content for my classes with two awesome free online tools If you have been following my blog for a while you probably know how much I like exploring new tools to spice up my lessons. We all know students prefer looking at a screen than at a book so, for this lesson I have decided to explore two new free online tools, which have a lot of potential for language teaching. 1. For a revision of the grammar for Would Rather and Prefer, I have used This is how this tool works Login for free.Click “create a new video”.Choose your scenes one by one and enter the text.

Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing Share on Pinterest I made this dressing to go with this Mexican Grilled Salmon Salad but use it for all your favorite salads! It’s deliciously creamy, healthy and totally delicious! For a cilantro-lime version, swap out all of the herbs listed for 1/3 cup cilantro (no need to chop first. I just chopped those listed in this recipe for easier measuring) and 2 green onions, chopped into thirds. Creative writing prompts that you can do in 10 minutes What can you write in 10 minutes or less? Let’s find out! For a quick creative writing exercise, try one of the 21 writing prompts below, excerpted from Chronicle Books’ 642 Tiny Things to Write About. Each prompt was created by a writing teacher at the San Francisco Writers Grotto to be done in 10 minutes or less. For a bigger creative challenge, do one writing prompt a day for 21 days. Write a eulogy for a sandwich, to be delivered while eating it.

Lemon Zucchini Bread - Gonna Want Seconds Lemon Zucchini Bread is a lovely quick bread perfectly suited for summer. This recipe is moist, tender and packed with luscious lemon flavor. Oh, and did I mention it’s gloriously covered in two glazes? That’s right, not one, but TWO glazes! Interactives . Elements of a Story Home | Catalog | About Us | Search | Contact Us | Site Map | © Annenberg Foundation 2016. All rights reserved. Legal Policy Podcasts for Teachers of English as a Second or Foreign Language A few weeks ago I blogged about my favorite podcasts for EFL/ ESL learners (you may check the list here ) and some teachers have been pestering me, I mean, begging me, did I say that aloud?… Some teachers have asked me about podcasts for their “continuing education”. As a self-employed educator and teacher trainer I know the need we all have to recycle, review and learn something useful for the development of our professional careers. When we work for a school or some other sort of organization, there will be times, if we’re lucky, that a course, tutorial, etc will be paid for and we will enjoy the fruits of working for a wise employer.

Quinoa Kale Pesto Bowls with Poached Eggs There are three phrases I want to say before I’m sprawled on my deathbed. To be honest I don’t think I will ever be in a situation where I could actually say those phrases (i.e., very dramatic scenarios) but I still want to believe that the right occasion will come one day — hope dies last after all. The first is: “At my signal, unleash hell!” Which has to be the coolest phrase ever. I’m aware that the chances of me becoming a General of the Roman Army (a Legatus) are pretty slim; but who knows, there might a scenario where I could actually pronounce it with making a complete fool of myself. For instance, my 9-year old nephew is a killer farter (he looks so angelic and then lets out a ripper, usually when we’re in the car). Teaching Plot Structure through Short Stories ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. More

Sandy Millin: The importance of feedback As a CELTA tutor, one of the main areas I notice candidates struggle with is what to do after a task is complete. How many times have you moved on to a new activity and the students are still asking questions about the previous one? Feedback is essential to give students a sense of closure and to validate what they have just done; otherwise, why did they bother doing it? The way that you give feedback depends on the kind of task that the students have done. These can loosely be divided into ‘closed’ and ‘open-ended’ tasks. 21 THINGS MODERN MEN NEED TO STOP DOING Our society’s becoming emasculated. Our men are becoming soft, weak, and vain. If you’re offended by that statement then I’m likely talking to you. If you agree with it, if you see that the tides are turning for the worse, then I’m likely not. If you’re doing any of the things on this list, don’t get your panties in a knot, just stop doing them.

100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises Want to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing assignments, or maybe you’d like to start a popular blog. If you want to write better, you need practice. But what does a writing practice actually look like? In this post, I’m going to give you everything you need to kick off your writing practice and become a better writer faster. How Do You Practice Writing? When someone says teachers don't deserve a raise, show them this letter This heartfelt eye-opening letter first appeared on Amy Murray’s Blog, miss night’s marbles and really shows you what teachers go through for our children every single day. Dear Parent: I know. You’re worried.

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