Question Words in English - Who When What Why Which Where How English Teachers: If you would like to use this Question Words wall chart in your classroom, then you can purchase a copy here: Question Words Wall Chart and Flash Cards. The most common question words in English are the following: WHO is only used when referring to people. (= I want to know the person) Who is the best football player in the world? WHERE is used when referring to a place or location. (= I want to know the place) Where is the library? WHEN is used to refer to a time or an occasion. (= I want to know the time) When do the shops open? WHY is used to obtain an explanation or a reason. (= I want to know the reason) Why do we need a nanny? Normally the response begins with "Because..." WHAT is used to refer to specific information. (= I want to know the thing) What is your name? WHICH is used when a choice needs to be made. (= I want to know the thing between alternatives) Which dish did you order – the pizza or the pasta? How do you cook lasagna? How many days are there in April?
BATTLESHIP: IRREGULAR VERBS | ELT-CATION Much to learn, you still have. – Joda. Despite the evidence that the number of irregular verbs is declining in the English language, there is no danger they will disappear, and the struggle will continue. There are many attempts to find a shortcut in learning irregular verbs, yet with all the options and “magic tricks” available, learning these verbs requires much memorization, drilling and practice. Today I will show how I use the Battleship game to drill and practise irregular verbs in a fun way. Before the game: Each player will need two 10×10 grids – one with irregular verbs in each square, and one blank grid. Click the Grids to download them. The players then mark where they want to place their ships by circling rows, horizontally or vertically. Each player’s fleet consists of the following ships: 1 aircraft carrier – 5 squares 1 battleship – 4 squares 1 cruiser – 3 squares 2 destroyers – 2 squares each 2 submarines – 1 square each How to play: some more games with irregular verbs from Engames.
The Best & Most Useful Free Student Hand-Outs Available Online – Help Me Find More This “Best” list is going to a very popular one that’s starting off short, but it’s going to be getting longer as time goes on. I thought it would be useful to me, and to others, to gather links to the best free downloadable student hand-outs that are simple and useful. Here is my criteria. They need to be: * Fairly generic. * Promote some degree of higher-order thinking. * Free-of-charge, and not requiring even site registration in order to access it. This is just a beginning list I wanted to put out there. Here goes: You might want to start at Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers. Teaching and Learning with Science Media is from KQED and shares some hand-outs that can be very useful in all subjects, not just in science. The New York Times Learning Network has a great collection of these kinds of “reusable activity sheets.” Here’s a Critical Reading Study Guide. You might also find The Best Sites For Free ESL/EFL Hand-Outs & Worksheets useful.
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Differentiated Instruction Visually Explained for Teachers September, 2014 Here is an interesting visual I stumbled upon today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds. The visual is an overview of what differentiated instruction is all about and sheds some light on key concepts related to this instructional method. In a nutshell, differentiated instruction is primarily suiting instructional means to meet individual learning needs. As such it targets the following areas: Improvement of learning outcomesIncreasing learners' self-awarenessHelping students learn more efficiently and with deeper understandingInspiring a love of learningIncreasing engagement. There a wide variety of reasons that make differentiated instruction a necessity in the teaching pedagogy.
Breaking News English Lessons: Easy English News mobile learning | User Generated Education | Page 5 I recently started another face-to-face class with undergraduates – about 3/4 of them in the 18-20 age group. I work towards a learner-centric classroom based on the following principles: Give learners multiple opportunities to be heard and seen through multiple modalities – verbal, written, visual.Get to know each learner as an individual – this is in line with my belief of the educator as an ethnographer. As such, my first classes are always focused on having the students get to know one another and building a sense of community. The only content-related activity during the first class is going over the syllabus which occurs during hour 3 or 4 of the class – not the first activity. Another one of my driving principles is continual improvement. About Me Students located a photo, song, or video from their mobile devices that best represented them. Every student had a mobile device with personal content on it. Values Photos Guess Whose Eyes Facebook for Class Reflection . . . a response.
10 YouTube URL Tricks You Should Know About Though it has some competition, YouTube remains the premier video site on the web. With a staggering amount of videos uploaded every day, some people even make a living from the service. 10 Video Sites That Are Better Than YouTube 10 Video Sites That Are Better Than YouTube Here are 10 great alternatives to YouTube, although the "better than" is obviously open to debate... Read More No matter if you’re a casual YouTube user or go looking for the craziest channels you can find, there are all sorts of ways to tweak YouTube to make it just right for you. 1. Typically, when you copy a link to a YouTube video, it starts from the beginning. You can do this in a couple of ways. youtube.com/watch? Can be shared 90 seconds in using this URL: youtube.com/watch? If you don’t want to use the manual method, pause the video at the time you’d like to share it at, then right-click and choose Copy video URL at current time. 2. YouTube is a great place for listening to music, especially video game music. 3.
8 New Things in Facebook You Should Know About Advertisement The world’s largest social network is only getting larger every day. As Facebook adds more users, it is also improving how people can use it. From introducing new services to simplifying existing tools, a lot has changed at Facebook in the recent past. It can be difficult to track all the changes. The company evolves and iterates constantly, like it should. You might know some Facebook tricks and features you should be using, but it never hurts to see what’s come out of Menlo Park recently. 1. When you ask friends for suggestions for the best pizza in town, they will now be able to tag the actual restaurant’s Facebook page. Just switch on the new “Recommendations” option for any post, and people will be able to add their thoughts. Soon, Facebook will also be rolling out the ability to book an appointment for a business directly through these recommendations, get a quote, or place a food order. 2. On the other hand, Facebook’s community is full of real people. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Question Words - What, where, Who, why, when, which, how, Grammar Activity Practice Question Words - What, where, Who, why, when, which, how, in this Grammar Activity, using this ESL Grammar Interactive Monkey Fun Game for elementary and pre-intermediate. ESL Learners and Teachers can use it to review English vocabulary and grammar or simply practice these words. This Sentence Monkey activity is great for this type of grammar practice. There are images and in some cases audio in these types of games. Games are great for motivating students to learn. More Games