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 Compréhension écrite autour d'une lettre à Judy Garland (25 mars) - Vidéo Langues vivantes Linda et Mélanie vous donnent des outils et des conseils pour aborder un texte en anglais lors de d'une épreuve de compréhension écrite. L'objectif du cours d'anglais Reading comprehension around a letter to Judy Garland How to develop reading strategies? During this first issue of "What’s on today?"
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.
A framework for planning a listening skills lesson In this article I intend to outline a framework that can be used to design a listening lesson that will develop your students' listening skills and look at some of the issues involved. The basic frameworkPre-listeningWhile listeningPost-listeningApplying the framework to a songSome conclusions The basic framework The basic framework on which you can construct a listening lesson can be divided into three main stages. Pre-listening, during which we help our students prepare to listen.While listening, during which we help to focus their attention on the listening text and guide the development of their understanding of it.Post-listening, during which we help our students integrate what they have learnt from the text into their existing knowledge.