Look Up This EFL lesson is designed around a short film and poem by Gary Turk and the theme of isolation caused by the use of new technology. Students watch a short film with no sound and speculate about the story it tells, read a poem and discuss digital technology, social media and isolation. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Upper Intermediate (B2) – Advanced (C1) Learner type:Teens and adults Time: 90 minutes Fall in Love with This Teacher’s Text-Marking Activity Editor’s Note: Kim O’Bray’s colorful text marking activity is a key part of her close-reading process. Students engage deeply with the text by using colored pencils to mark everything from figurative language and unfamiliar vocabulary to central ideas and text structures. I really like this text-marking approach because it gets everyone on the same page and encourages students to ask questions and make their own connections. It works wonderfully with any nonfiction text.
US election 2016: How does it all work? Image copyright Getty Images In January 2017, the most powerful nation on earth will have a new leader, after a drawn out and expensive campaign - but how does a US presidential election work? When the US picks its president, it is not only choosing a head of state but a head of government and a commander-in-chief of the largest military on the planet. Engage Now - Student Interactions - teacher heath Do you hear your students say things like: "No! That's Wrong!" 12 Back To School Teaching Resources For The Best Year Ever 12 Back To School Teaching Resources For The Best Year Ever by TeachThought Staff What are the best back to school teaching resources for 2020? Well, it will take us another 12 months to establish that, but we thought we’d get a head start by looking back. The beginning of the school year is a critical time for teachers and students—get it wrong and you’re working from behind for months.
All Quotes Coloring Pages Here are all quotes coloring pages. I have had so much fun drawing these and hope you can find joy in coloring them in and displaying them. There are quite a few, so I am sure you are going to be able to find at least a couple that will get you inspired and motivated. Just click on the picture below, download and print. The full transcript of Michelle Obama's powerful New Hampshire speech My goodness! You guys are fired up! Well, let me just say hello everyone. I am so thrilled to be here with you all today in New Hampshire. This is like home to me, and this day – thank you for a beautiful fall day. You just ordered this day up for me, didn’t you?
US Presidential Election ⋆ Intermediate, Themes Background 2016 presidential candidates Basic details of each candidate’s backgroundWhere the Candidates Stand on 2016’s Biggest IssuesWhat happens when … and how The important dates, Feb-Nov, listed and explained2016 Primary Results and Calendar Quickview of the results so far by NYTimes Warm-up What do kids want in a president? 10 Illustrated English Idioms That Will Make Your Life Easier For many people learning English for the first time it can be daunting and complex language to master. Lots of silent letters, complex spellings and odd expressions which often go over the heads of most non-English speakers. To make learning English a little easier, Irish illustrator Roisin Hahessy has created some wonderfully simple yet funny pictures to help make things a little clearer. She's also a part-time English teacher in Brazil so she uses the series to aid her students as well. Now whenever you hear any of these English idioms, thanks to Hahessy at least now you'll have a better idea of where the conversation is heading!
What Every Student Needs What Every Student Needs by Terry Heick There is no perfect lesson, unit, or school any more than their can be a perfect song, flavor, or shade of blue. Every student is different. Celebrate Roald Dahl 100 With Teaching Ideas! 2016 marks 100 years since the birth of the popular children's author Roald Dahl and schools around the world are celebrating with a wide range of classroom activities. To help you to prepare, we have created this list of some of our most popular Roald Dahl teaching, activity and display resources. Teaching Ideas and Classroom Activities: Organise your own Roald Dahl Day with the ideas in this post. Write your own instructions based on ideas in Roald Dahl's books.
5 ESL Emergency Lessons Picture this: It’s 8am Monday morning, you’re fast asleep, snuggled in your duvet, enjoying a rare day off. Life is wonderful! Suddenly you are jolted back into reality by a phone call…from work… asking you to sub a class in 30 minutes. I’m sure this has happened to everyone and I’m sure you remember the panic it causes trying to plan a lesson, brush your teeth and get dressed instantaneously. Well fear not, here are 5 ESL emergency lessons that don’t require any prep or photocopying, that you can use in just these instances. I adapted this idea from a seminar by Michael Swan and have used it many times in class successfully.
The 20 Best Podcasts Like Serial It’s been more than a year since Serial listeners everywhere freaked out that the first season of their favorite cult-hit true-crime podcast was ending, knowing that no matter what conclusion the series reached (is Adnan Syed actually guilty of murdering Hae Min Lee in 1999?), it was going to be tough. It’s partially due to the phenomenal success of NPR’s true-crime series that now, months later, we’re still hooked on our daily audio fix, and podcast listenership in the U.S. has doubled since 2008. So if you were a fan of the buzzy true-crime podcast—which was created by the folks behind This American Life, and hosted by veteran reporter Sarah Koenig—you probably now totally rely on compelling stories to keep you company on the subway, walking to work, and while waiting for your coffee, and voraciously hunt down new podcasts.