A Christmas Carol: a flipped lesson. Every year at Christmas time I talk about A Christmas Carol in my classes for many different reasons. It is a wonderful Christmas tale and it allows to study some aspects of British literature, as well. We usually watch the last Disney movie and we read some excerpts from the book.This year I thought of a flipped lesson. Students have to gather information and do some research about the tale before watching the movie or reading the book. Swedish Lucia Craig Morey, Lucia Why not teach your students to explain the Swedish tradition of Saint Lucia Day to foreigners they might be meeting in the future. Here is a short YouTube video explaining the basics in English.
Love Actually: activities, ideas, vocabulary I use a lot of films in my teaching: not just occasional Youtube clips but full-length authentic feature films, and I’ve been wanting for a while to start a new section on this blog where I would upload my film-based materials. I thought December would be a suitable time to share materials for many people’s favourite Christmas film Love Actually.Warning: some scenes are suitable for adults only Activities actually The activities are divided into three parts.
Reindeer Job Application A few years ago I got this cute Rudolph idea. I got it from LoveTwoTeach. Even though her idea was made for 1st graders, my 5th graders LOVED it! Webquest: Christmas By Luke Vyner This festive-themed webquest by Luke Vyner includes activities on the history of Christmas, Santa Claus, global celebrations and some interesting facts. It is free to all onestopenglish users. Photos Christmas These pictures about Santa Claus, Christmas trees,... will teach you all about Christmas Day. Keywords:Christmas, christmas, Advent, Spend the Christmas holiday coloring.
Christmas Fun! Well, it’s that time of year again! Here are a few things I’ve done with my classes in the last week before the Christmas holidays… 1. Christmas Play! How the Elves saved Christmas My 10-12 year old ‘M2’s’ persuaded me to enter into the ‘Christmas Spirit’ this year, by requesting a Christmas play – some of them had done a play with their teacher last year and, apparently, had much enjoyed it! What is Boxing Day? When is Boxing Day? | Why is it called Boxing Day? | History of Boxing Day St Stephen's Day | What happens on Boxing Day? | Fox Hunting | Hunting the Wren Christmas Quiz! I originally created this Christmas tree design so I could have a tree in the classroom without the hassle of having to carry one around with me. After using it, I thought it would also make a good menu design, so I developed it into a Christmas quiz template. Click Christmas Quiz Template to download the PowerPoint or visit the downloads page. How to play There are nineteen baubles and one star on the Christmas tree.
The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa Check out my New York Times post: Ideas for English Language Learners | Celebrate the Holidays ELLs learn about tamales, holiday food traditions and Three Kings Day at my latest holiday-related New York Times Learning Network post. It includes a student interactive and teaching ideas. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are all coming-up, and I thought it would be timely to create a “The Best…” list focusing on those holidays.