Poems for Kids in English ~ Most Popular Poems for Children How good to lie a little while And look up through the tree! The Sky is like a kind big smile Bent sweetly over me. The Sunshine flickers through the lace Of leaves above my head, And kisses me upon the face Like Mother, before bed. The Wind comes stealing o'er the grass To whisper pretty things; And though I cannot see him pass, I feel his careful wings. So many gentle Friends are near Whom one can scarcely see, A child should never feel a fear, Wherever he may be.
Songs and Activities for English Language Learners Songs can be an effective way to introduce or reinforce a grammar topic. Click on the topics below for companion songs and activities. (In a blog article posted Oct. 4, 2016 at AzarGrammar.com, I list some of the benefits of using songs to teach grammar that I’ve observed in my own classroom.) English through Yoga: Lesson #1 CC Flickr Yoga by GO INTERACTIVE WELLNESS This is actually my second lesson inspired by yoga; the first was called Past Continuous Yoga and was designed for eight to eleven year olds. It was my maiden shot at writing a lesson for YLs and it won the Trinity College London’s lesson plan contest held at the Teacher Educator Conference in Hyderabad earlier this year. Trinity has compiled a sample of the entries into a document. I’ll post a link to that when they publish it online.
Storybook Patterns There Was an Old Pirate Who Swallowed a Fish Pete the Cat: Rocking in my School Shoes Planting a Rainbow:Color Months of the Year Games : In addition to that there are listening exercises, English conversation activities to practice questions with 'When?', games for spelling, writing, reading, and more. This app is great for learning the months of the year in English, but there are 10+ sections to practice the spelling of months, practice pronunciation and to ask about birthdays and holidays throughout the year. The games have sound to help with listening, pronunciation and getting used to natural speaker speed. There are grammar practice sections that provide additional practice and will help to solidify the vocabulary.
Easy Peasy Plays Sing-a-long Happy Mother's Day song for moms and children! Easy Peasy Plays: great songs and musicals for primary and nursery children and schools.Subscribe for more great songs now! My Mum is a fantastic song for children and kids to enjoy. 14 Song-Based Lesson Plans and Activities – On the same page Although I know I like using music in my teaching, I never thought there would be so much of it on this blog when I started it over a year ago. Songs are fun, authentic sources with multiple possibilities in the classroom, but the main reason for having published 14 lesson plans and activities based on songs here is to a large extent due to copyright issues: while lyrics and songs are easily available for everyone online, access to other types of authentic texts is more limited because of copyright constraints. I also think the key to a successful song-based lesson is to deal with the text as you would with any other type of short text, whether written or oral, to practise a variety of comprehension skills, work on specific grammar and vocabulary, or introduce a topic for discussion. Choosing a song that meets the students’ needs is not always easy, though. Listening for specific information
Micro role play – future conditionals and time expressions This game is designed to help students practice vocabulary as well as grammar. The lesson below was made for upper-intermediate students, but the same strategy could be adapted for various levels and ages. This is a ‘micro role play’ where students speak from the point of view of someone with a particular job for a single sentence. Preparation Seven tips for English language beginners Winner of the TeachingEnglish blog award Larissa Albano shares seven ways to make learning English easier for beginners. Once upon a time, an Italian woman in her 40s wanted to learn English. Maria was a widow and came into a bit of money when her husband prematurely died. She was keen to travel around the UK, but she only had a poor grasp of grammar learnt at school. So she bought an English language audio box set and started to parrot everything the recordings said.
Lists of Idioms with Definitions and Examples, What are idioms? Definition An idiom (also called idiomatic expression) is an expression, word, or phrase that has a figurative meaning conventionally understood by native speakers. This meaning is different from the literal meaning of the idiom's individual elements. In other words, idioms don't mean exactly what the words say. They have, however, hidden meaning. Examples "Kick the bucket" "Spill the beans" The meaning of these expressions is different from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which they are made.