Boreal Tales - The Specifics Boreal Tales is great to motivate students of ages 6 to 13 to write. At that age, children are developing their capacity to communicate in writing. Even though they have a boundless imagination, younger students often have trouble finding the initial idea that will spark their creativity when it is time to write in class. The game offers a large variety of inspiring graphic elements, that instantly generate storytelling ideas as children scan through them. Boreal Tales allows students to develop their capacity to organize their ideas, since their texts have to follow a logical and chronological order set by their story.
The Seven Best Short Films for ELT Students - Kieran Donaghy I’ve been writing lesson plans designed around short films for my website Film English for six years. Teachers often ask me how I find the short films I use in my lesson plans. The answer is quite simple: I’ve watched literally thousands of short films and developed an instinct for the type of engaging and simple short films which will work in the ELT classroom. In this article I’d like to share what for me are the seven best short films for the language classroom. The Mirror What's New on TeachWithMovies.com - The Latest Updates on our Site - Inspiration is Priceless! Helping Teachers with Lesson Plans — A Resource for Intentional Parents March, 2018 August, 2017
40 Intriguing Photos to Make Students Think Update, Oct. 4, 2020: We have published a sequel to this post with 40 more intriguing photographs. After combing through four years of images from our popular What’s Going On in This Picture? feature, we selected 40 photographs to highlight in this slide show. Many of these are our most commented-on images — some attracting nearly a thousand student comments. Accents and why they developed This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome – serious, weird or wacky! 10 Creative Ways to Use Popular Movies in Fun ESL Lessons Bored of book work? Tired of teacher-talking? Want something exciting for your students? Then watch a movie! Now, I know what some of you might be thinking: Isn’t watching a movie a cop-out? It’s tempting to think that putting on a movie is simply a great excuse for the teacher to sit at the back of the room, dim the lights and fall asleep clutching the remote.
50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels The collection of prompts below asks young writers to think through real or imagined events, their emotions, and a few wacky scenarios. Try out the ones you think will resonate most with your students. As with all prompts, inform students that their answers should be rated G and that disclosing dangerous or illegal things they’re involved in will obligate you to file a report with the administration or school counselors. Finally, give students the option of writing “PERSONAL” above some entries that they don’t want anyone to read. We all need to let scraggly emotions run free in our prose sometimes. If your class uses daybooks (an approach recommended in Thinking Out Loud: The Student Daybook as a Tool to Foster Learning), wait for composition notebooks to go on sale at Target, the Dollar Store, or Walmart for $0.50 a piece.
Active Listening: Using Times Videos, Podcasts and Articles to Practice a Key Skill Listening is a skill that we’re in danger of losing in a world of digital distraction and information overload, writes Seth S. Horowitz in “The Science and Art of Listening.” He continues:
The Present This ELT lesson plan is designed around a moving short film by Jacob Frey titled The Present and the theme of teenagers. Students practice adjectives related to character and teenagers, watch the start of a short films, write a narrative and discuss the film. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) –Intermediate (B1) Teaching KIds to Write with Vivid Vocabulary “Descriptive writing is an art form. It’s painting a word picture so that the reader ‘sees’ exactly what you are describing.” ~Brenda Covert
English Dictation - Learn English Free Improve your listening skills, writing skills, reading skills, spelling and punctuation! You will need a set of headphones, somewhere quiet, a pencil and a sheet of paper. The sound files are large, so be patient. Instructions:- Choose your level Elementary or Intermediate.