Classroom Materials Lesson plans and activities for all key stages, built around Poetry Archive recordings and offering lively, engaging ways of working with poetry at all Key Stages. Granny Is - teaching ideas on Valerie Bloom, Michael Rosen and others. I, Too - lessons on this famous poem and many more past and present. Someone Knows Something All podcast episodes Use the links below to download a file. S2 Episode 7: Ghost David drives cross-country to meet with Gwen, Michael Lavoie's partner of many years. The Shows Must Go On! Ramin Karimloo heightens each sensation with this spellbinding version of the Music of The Night live from the Royal Albert Hall accompanied by Sierra Boggess! From Phantom of The Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011): In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, Cameron Mackintosh produced a unique, spectacular staging of the musical on a scale which had never been seen before. Inspired by the original staging by Hal Prince and Gillian Lynne, this lavish, fully-staged production set in the sumptuous Victorian splendour of London's legendary Royal Albert Hall features a cast and orchestra of over 200, plus some very special guest appearances. Donate to these worthwhile arts causes:
Teaching the Art of Listening: How to Use Podcasts in the Classroom - Teaching Now Podcasts are far from a new classroom tool—teachers have been podcasting for more than a decade—but as their popularity continues to rise, teachers are finding new and innovative ways to bring them into the classroom. In light of the Common Core State Standards' shift toward the use of nonfiction, podcasts provide a unique way to build critical thinking skills while adhering to state standards. The hit "Serial," which in its first season tried to solve a 1999 high school murder case, inspired educators across the country to create comprehensive lesson plans and final exams based on the investigative mystery. Some teachers use podcasts to strengthen language literacy for their English-as-a-second-language students, while others assign their students audio narratives to analyze for storytelling and writing techniques. "[Podcasts] are useful and they're effective because they allow students to slow down," Martirone said.
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Culture in Quarantine We will be broadcasting six of our plays on the BBC between now and September. As part of the BBC's plans to keep bringing arts to audiences during the Coronavirus pandemic, you will be able to watch six of our shows from the comfort of your own home over the next few weeks: Macbeth (2018), directed by Polly Findlay with Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack Hamlet (2016), directed by Simon Godwin with Paapa Essiedu Romeo and Juliet(2018), directed by our Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman Much Ado About Nothing (2014), directed by Christopher Luscombe Othello (2015), directed by Iqbal Khan with Hugh Quarshie and Lucian Msamati The Merchant of Venice (2015), directed by Polly Findlay Details of the broadcasts are yet to be announced, but we will keep this page updated so you don't miss a thing.
fluentu Learning a language is a sensory (sight, sound, smell, taste and touch) experience! You learn not only by looking at the language, but also by hearing it—and one day, smelling, tasting and touching it too. If you want to improve your English language skills, but don’t want to look at any more textbooks, I’ve got the answer you’ve been searching for: English podcasts. Download: This blog post is available as a convenient and portable PDF that you can take anywhere.
No-prep warm up activities ESL warm-up activities are essential in the English classroom. Students may be tired or have other things on their minds and diving straight into a textbook or grammar explanation can be quite jarring. With a good warmer you can put your students into English mode; attentive, interested and ready to participate. A warmer can also serve to review language from a previous lesson or prime the class for a new topic.
Experimenting with English (Part 2) – Activities for learners to do outside the classroom [26 and counting!] In my blog post Experimenting with English: scaffolding learner autonomy, I discussed how I approached helping my learners to use English outside the classroom, drawing on learner autonomy theory and methodology (e.g. Benson, 2011; Oxford, 2003; Smith 2003). Central to that project, alongside the very important element of discussion, was a handout I created for my learners. Here is a screenshot of a sample page, taken from the listening section: Sample page from my Experimenting with English activities handout, listening section. As you can see, the handout consists of a series of activities for learners to try, with space for them to record when they tried it and what they thought of it.
Independent English podcast (noun)a recording of a radio broadcast or a video that can be taken from the InternetTo listen to the podcast, click on the link below.I download podcasts of radio shows and listen to them in the car.[Definition from the Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary] Although the word podcast was originally taken from ‘iPod’ and ‘broadcast’, you don’t need an iPod to listen to one.