Online Comics and Graphic Novels Here is a list of Online Graphic Novels and Comics. They vary from being read online or download as a pdf. With these comics you can use them for comprehension activities, use them as stimulus to give students ideas when they are making their own, you can also look at characters, setting and the plot of the comic. The WormWorld Saga is an Online Comic and is available in a range of languages. This makes it a great tool for learning laguages.
50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get! Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators. Free English lessons for ESL teachers Love him or hate him, the Republican party candidate Donald J. Trump is to be the new 45th President of the USA. In a stunning upset, The Donald has beaten Hillary Clinton, from the Democratic Party, to the White House.
The Best Music Websites For Learning English Check out my New York Times post for English Language Learners focuses on using music for language development and includes a student interactive, video, and teaching ideas. I use music a lot in my teaching of English Language Learners. I thought people might find it helpful to see which sites I believe to be the best out there to help teach English — Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced — through music. My students have certainly found them helpful. Music is a familiar, fun, and engaging tool to use in learning a second language. This list includes sites that have music to listen to, activities for students to do, and ways for them to create their own.
Teaching with Graphic Novels Comic books have long been contraband in the classroom. These colorful stories are most often thought of as a distraction hidden behind the math book for slacking students. However, modern graphic novels have emerged as an effective teaching tool that can help improve literacy, explain complex concepts, and get students excited about reading. What If We Taught Argument in Every Class?Cult of Pedagogy This post contains Amazon Affiliate links; if you purchase from Amazon after going through these links, Cult of Pedagogy receives a small commission at no extra cost to you. Sometimes when scrolling through Facebook, I click on an article that looks interesting. And sometimes I keep scrolling past the article into the comments. Why? Why would I torture myself like this?
Psychology for Educators [And More] A lesson plan for all levels – in 10 ½ simple steps Preparation: Some fascinating recent studies have shown that on average teachers spend about 30 min preparing for each of their classes. Meanwhile other studies (conducted on planet Earth this time) show that such a time allocation may actually be unrealistic. This post is for teachers who live on planet Earth and who know that there are times when one may have to enter a classroom having only had a couple of minutes to prepare (not that such a thing has ever happened to me…
Six of the best: pieces of classical music inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet 23 April 2016 is the 400th anniversary of the death of England’s most famous playwright. We take a look at six settings of his most famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Galina Ulanova and Yury Zhdanov in Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet 1. Prokofiev
Do Not Fear Shakespeare: created with Zunal WebQuest Maker 1. In your group, choose one of the five acts from the book Romeo and Juliet. This is first come first serve so I suggest you pick which act you would like to translate quickly. 2. Assign a scene to each member of your group. Romeo and Juliet Romeo and Juliet in dance Like Hamlet, the history of Romeo and Juliet makes for an interesting study of how artistic inspiration is not exclusive to one genre, but is informed by all fields - and how Shakespeare is often a reference point from which this branching out into visual art, music and dance occurs. Romeo and Juliet did not become a part of the standard repertory of dance companies until Serge Prokofiev composed his score around 1935. Prokofiev was probably familiar with Berlioz's dramatic symphony and Tchaikovsky's overture fantasy.
To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation Listen to this post as a podcast: If no one has ever encouraged, pushed, or insisted that you build more higher-order thinking into your students’ learning, it’s possible you’ve been teaching in a cave. Higher-level thinking has been a core value of educators for decades.