American Stories in Easy English / American Stories in VOA Special English There are 57 fifteen-minute MP3 files. That is about 14 hours of listening. Bierce, Ambrose (1842-1914) Burroughs, Edgar Rice (1875-1950) Butler, Ellis Parker (1869-1937) Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us.
Readers' Workshop Welcome to my Readers' Workshop! In our middle school we are on a block schedule. Each class is an hour and fourty five minutes. Here is what Reader's Workshop looks like in my classroom: To see what Reader's Workshop looks like in my classroom, visit my classroom blog Zrihen's Zone for pictures & videos. (more will come as the year progress.) Travel Arrangements - Flights Consulting travel Web sites can be very helpful in planning trips. After deciding where to travel, would you prefer to talk to a travel agent about your vacation plans, or make all of the arrangements online yourself? How important is it to you to find cheap or discount plane tickets verses flying first or business class? Can you think of situations where you could have problems on a trip and you would need to file an accident abroad claim?
How do I get to the zoo? How do you get to the zoo? Vocabulary I. ESL Listening Comprehension Exercises: Movie clips to practice English SECTION 1: Movie Clips Learning through media (movies, music, etc.) is one of the best ways to learn a new language. The exercises below use movie clips to help you to better understand spoken English. Here's what you do: Reading Workshop Strategies Reading Workshop is a powerful way to structure your reading class. Using this model involves encouraging your students to choose their own books as well as providing significant amounts of time for them to read independently. By allowing your students to choose their own books, you can foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime.
Pair Activity: 10 Years of Facebook Facebook is 10 Years Old! Let’s Chat! Do your students use Facebook? BUILDING BIG: Home Page Explore large structures and what it takes to build them with BUILDING BIG™, a five-part PBS television series and Web site from WGBH Boston. Here are the main features of the site: Bridges, Domes, Skyscrapers, Dams, and Tunnels. The Labs Try your hand at our interactive engineering labs. The Challenges Take on the challenges of building big. Wonders of the World Databank Explore our databank of big structures.
Grammar This is a grammar comic about the proper usage of who versus whom. A look at the meaning of "flushing out an idea." This comic will LITERALLY make butterflies explode out of your underpants. A guide explaining when to use i.e. instead of e.g. A little bit ironic, dontcha think?
Think-Pair-Share Strategies for Reading ComprehensionThink-Pair-Share[Lyman, 1981] What Is Think-Pair-Share?Think-Pair-Share is a cooperative discussion strategy developed by Frank Lyman and his colleagues in Maryland. It gets its name from the three stages of student action, with emphasis on what students are to be DOING at each of those stages. Lessons & Tips Details Category: Lessons & Tips Created: Monday, 10 March 2014 04:32 Having a difficult time with the Integrated Tasks on the TOEFL Speaking test? Stop banging your head into the wall and check out this quick lesson about how to take notes for Question 3 (Reading > Listening > Speaking).
For Teachers In this section I've been compiling a list of links to blogposts by myself and by others related to professional development. I've divide them into three broad categorises: THEORY: Skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), Systems (pronunciation, grammar, lexis), Principles; PRACTICE:Skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking), Systems (pronunciation, grammar, lexis) , Exams and OTHER. This is a very subjective list of posts I've come across in the last couple of months. I'm sure there are some really valuable ones that are not here, but should be.