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Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts

Free Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources, Curriculum, & Assessment Materials for Middle & High School English Language Arts

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PRACTICE WITH PRESENT PERFECT TENSE 1TH PERIOD Let’s focus on different activities related to the topic of our first period “The Present perfect Tense”, so that you can increase your knowledge about this topic. Let’s begin! Go to next links to practice on different activities Watch and listen the video about singing cats and develop the activity 1,2 and 3Listen to the dialogue congratulations and develop the activity 24Listen to this song and complete its lyric Teach Past Simple Tense With Michael Rosen Rap Rate this post: [Total: 11 Average: 2.1] I have already shared many materials to teach the past simple tense here. You can find activities to teach irregular verbs, a great post on teaching questions in the past simple tense and a post on teaching negative in the past simple tense.

How the Works of Shakespeare Shape Science Fiction Fans debate at length about the first “true” instance of science fiction. I personally award this honor to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, though it really depends on the traits you believe define science fiction—which, of course, is another argument entirely. Scribes like Shelley, Jonathan Swift, and H.G. Wells are just a few of the contenders for the “Founder of Science Fiction” title. While said authors most certainly never thought of themselves as sci-fi writers at the time, their work helped lay the groundwork for the genre as we now know it. And of the most iconic examples of the genre, many owe a clear debt to a dude born when most people still thought the Earth was the center of the Universe: William Shakespeare.

Teaching Resources Skip navigation and jump directly to page content Indiana University BloomingtonIndiana University BloomingtonIU Bloomington Search Combining Ideas to Write Descriptive Paragraphs Descriptive paragraphs are used when writing essays, providing reports, working on prose and so on. Intermediate level English students can generally construct well-written sentences. The challenge lies in combining those sentences into well-formed paragraphs. Writing well constructed paragraphs is the corner-stone of good English written style. Paragraphs should contain sentences that convey ideas concisely and directly. This lesson focuses on helping students develop a strategy for combining various ideas into well formed sentences which then combine to produce effective descriptive paragraphs.

How to boost your students’ vocabulary whilst creating a positive learning environment Introduction The validity of Stephen Krashen’s Affective-filter hypothesis as a theory has been discounted by many a scholar, mainly due to its unfalsifiability. However, it is undeniable that a positive and enjoyable learning environment in which the students feel safe, respected, validated, liked and listened to by their teacher and peers, benefits language acquisition in many ways, both in terms of motivation and in reducing learner anxiety – the number-one inhibitor of language learning according to much research. Simon Callow Reads from The Canterbury Tales - For Reading Addicts Simon Callow is best known as an actor, on screen and in theatres; many of you will recognise him from his role as Charles Dickens in Doctor Who (2005 and 2011), or as the voice of Grasshopper in the 1996 film adaptation of James and the Giant Peach. I adore his silky smooth voice, and wonderfully English manner, so I was thrilled when I came across his reading of an excerpt of Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. The Folio Society provides such lusciously illustrated versions of popular books: The Canterbury Tales was wonderfully crafted by illustrator Eric Gill, and boasts many sumptuous designs to feast our eyes upon. The price tag is quite steep at nearly £400, but other versions are available (see links under the video).

Professional Journals and Magazines - Essentials for Teacher Librarians - LibGuides at CiSSL Digital Edition Teacher Librarian, or TL as we’re often called, is designed specifically for you, the library professional working with children and young adults. Within our pages you’ll find lively and relevant articles exploring current issues such as collaboration, leadership, technology, advocacy, information literacy, and management. Regular sections include: * Reviews of education and library-related professional materials * Strategies to help you better manage library resources Home Page - First Certificate Writing The student must write 140-190 words. There are basically 3 types of letters: Letter of complaint (formal)Job application letter (formal)Asking for information

A great website for listening practice - DreamreaderDreamreader I hope you are all enjoying the lessons on dreamreader.net. I know many of you use them to help your learners improve their reading skill or to practice for an English examination like the TOEFL. I have written recently about how to use the materials in writing and speaking classes. I have also heard from teachers who are using the audio for listening practice. Some fairy tales may be 6000 years old When it comes to the origin of Western fairy tales, the 19th century Brothers Grimm get a lot of the credit. Few scholars believe the Grimms were actually responsible for creating the tales, but academics probably didn’t realize how old many of these stories really are. A new study, which treats these fables like an evolving species, finds that some may have originated as long as 6000 years ago. The basis for the new study, published in Royal Society Open Science, is a massive online repository of more than 2000 distinct tales from different Indo-European cultures known as the Aarne–Thompson–Uther Index, which was compiled in 2004.

Teaching with the Library of Congress Stop-action photography has become an integral part of our lives. It allows us to watch the beauty of a dancer, the grace of an athlete or the motion of an animal one frame at a time. It is hard to believe that until Edweard Muybridge began his study of animal locomotion with photography in the late 19th century, we were limited to only what the eye could see or what was in a single photograph. In celebration of Muybridge’s birthday, the Library of Congress has uploaded a number of Muybridge’s Animal Locomotion images from its collections into Flickr.

Common English Mistakes Two hundred Common English mistakes are listed below. Can you see where the errors are, and how you should correct them? Please watch the accompanying English lessons in order to check your answers. And lastly, don’t forget to focus on using the correct forms of these very typical English mistakes. English mistakes episode 1 15 inspiring quotes chosen by teachers, for teachers “Motivation, creativity and freedom are my most powerful educational tools,” says Cyprus teacher Evanthia Poyiatzi. To sharpen your motivation, creativity and freedom this week, read (and share!) the 15 inspiring ideas and quotes below — handpicked for you by Evanthia and her fellow TED-Ed Innovative Educators:

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