5 TED-Ed Lessons for book lovers When did novels stop being novel? Do comic books belong in school? How do you make a pop-up book, anyway? If you love books, then this playlist is for you. Watch the 5 TED-Ed Lessons below: How to use songs in the English language classroom What makes for a successful song-based lesson? Adam Simpson, second-time winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for his post on conditionals (written with Paul Mains), explains. One of the big problems we all face, whether teaching English to children or adults, is maintaining learners’ interest throughout our lessons. Consequently, we often have to be very creative in the techniques we use. What makes music such a great teaching tool is its universal appeal, connecting all cultures and languages. This makes it one of the best and most motivating resources in the classroom, regardless of the age or background of the learner.
Halloween 7-9 Warm up It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown (2:24) Intro to the well-known cartoon (yr 1-6)Halloween Song Vocabulary Halloween vocabulary. A list of words with English definitions (yr 7-8)Studyladder Downloadable crossword and wordsearch puzzles (yr 7-8)Worksheets Several worksheets: reading, listening and vocabulary (yr 7-9)10 Idioms with a Halloween Theme Have your students come up with situations when one could say one of these A few discussion activities for English language students What discussion activities work in class? Tekhnologic, winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award for a post on setting discussion goals, shares a few ideas. A discussion can bring out your students’ interests and motivate them; it’s a chance for them to talk about the things they really care about. Giving and justifying opinions in English can also bring students a sense of accomplishment, as they are using the language to express complex ideas.
BATTLESHIP: IRREGULAR VERBS 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. Oxford City Council praised for introducing gender neutral 'MX' title on paperwork One of the country’s biggest councils has been praised for introducing gender neutral titles on forms. Oxford City Council told The Independent it has approved plans to include ‘Mx’ as an option on paperwork, alongside traditional terms such as Miss, Ms, Mrs and Mr. The change was made following recommendations from the council’s Equality and Diversity Group as a means of making the council more trans-inclusive; including non-binary people who can prefer the ‘Mx’ title as it does not denote a gender.
Free Reading Worksheets Ereading Worksheets has the best reading worksheets on the internet, and they’re all free. These worksheets are skill focused and aligned to Common Core State Standards. You are free to save, edit, and print these worksheets for personal or classroom use. Many of these assignments can now be completed online. Planning for 2016 WebEnglish.se suggests next term be filled with themes, books, films and whatever else the class might come up with. If you follow these steps1. Start by asking your students what they would like to study in English. Download a list of themes for your class level here:Year 3, Year 4,Year 5, Year 6,Year 7, Year 8,Year 92. Use these templates and examples to visualise your plan:Term Plan A Example 4-6 springTerm Plan Example 5-8 SpringTerm Plan Template Spring by weekTerm Plan Template Spring 2 lessonsTerm Plan Template Spring 3 lessons3.