Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. 6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject As avid lovers of literature, teachers often find themselves wanting to impart every bit of knowledge about a well-loved text to their students. And this is not just an ELA issue—other disciplines also often focus on the content of a text. However, teaching reading skills in English classes and across the disciplines is an almost guaranteed way to help students retain content. Unfortunately, the tendency to focus on the content is a real enemy to the ultimate goal of building reading skills. Without a repertoire of reading strategies that can be applied to any text, students are being shortchanged in their education. In order to teach students to read effectively, teachers must be sure that they are not simply suppliers of information on a particular text but also instructors of techniques to build reading skills.
Engage Now - Student Interactions - teacher heath Do you hear your students say things like: "No! That's Wrong!" "What are you talking about?" The Four Things Students Need to Create Good Book Trailers Creating book trailer videos is a great alternative to a traditional written book report assignment. In a book trailer video students highlight their favorite elements of a story and try to entice viewers to read the book themselves. Much like a movie trailer that tries to get viewers to watch the full movie, a book trailer should give viewers just enough to be interested in the full story without giving away the conclusion to the story. If you have heard of book trailers and wanted to try having your create book trailers, here are the four things they'll need to get started after reading a book.
English at CH: Reading comprehension - 8B We will now start a reading comprehension period in English, and the material will be very individualized since many of you are on different levels. We will be using the website ReadTheory.org and you will get username and password from me. When you log in, the first thing you do is a placement test to assign you to the correct level - do the placement test quietly, on your own without asking questions or googling the answers, otherwise you won't get the exercises adapted for your development! And that would just be plain silly ;). Select a free English topic from the 100+ topics available You start English activities by choosing the topic you want to learn or revise. Our English topics are 10 pictures (Beginner topics) or 20 pictures (Intermediate topics) each with an accompanying written text and spoken English recording. To choose your level, use the button at the bottom of the red sign - click on INTERMEDIATE to switch to Intermediate topics, or, if you are viewing the Intermediate topics, click on BEGINNER to view the 10 picture beginner topics.
24 Best Poems to Teach in Middle School and High School It can be hard to know which poems will spur your middle and high schoolers into deep, meaningful discussion and which will leave them, ahem, yawning. So we asked experienced teachers to share their favorites—the punch-in-the-gut poems that always get a reaction, even from teens. Here's what they had to say.
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Great YouTube Channels for Learning English Youtube is undoubtedly a great source of educational content to use in class with your students. It also hosts tons of channels that provide instructional tutorials specifically tailored for different learning needs and styles. We have already reviewed some of these channels in previous posts and today we are sharing with you some of our favourite YouTube channels for learning English. You can use them with your ELL/ESL/EFL students to enhance their grasp of English in different areas: speaking, writing, listening , vocabulary, and grammar. 1- BBC Learning English
For ESL English Language Learners It’s a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself in middle school, where smaller kids share the hallways with bigger kids who are taller, meaner, and already shaving. The hazards of growing up before you’re ready are revealed through words and drawings as Greg records them in his diary. Author/illustrator Jeff Kinney recalls the growing pains of school life and introduces a new kind of hero who illustrates the challenges of being a kid.