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Indianapolis Public Library When you are on vacation, running errands or just away from home, read along stories are a great way to fill what can be hours of waiting into a lot of fun. Listed below are more than 100 video read alouds from old classics like Where the Wild Things Are to newer favorites like Little Jumbo. It's story time online! ABC3 - News - ABC3 Kids Wellbeing 5,000 kids are surveyed about their every day lives. Syria Ceasefire The US and Russia have negotiated a ceasefire. New Spaceship Virgin Galactic has unveiled it's new spaceship, the VSS Unity. Fiji Storm One of the biggest storms in the southern hemisphere.

Video Lesson: Mr. Bean Follow me on twitter This is a video lesson based around the video “Mr. Bean packs his suitcase” thanks to British Council for bringing it to my attention in their lesson plan on making predictions but I’ve adapted it for use in different ways with different levels. Teaching resources If you are an English language teacher or ELT professional, the British Council has lots of free resources to support your work. You can: sign up to our online teacher training courses download free lesson plans and classroom materials get tips, articles and information about professional development, conferences and qualifications join discussion groups and access training materials.

10 English jokes to make learning English fun. Laughter is the best medicine Jokes are an essential part of any language and culture and are a great way of understanding the target language through the play on words and a culture’s sense of humour. The English Language is filled with witty, clever jokes that illustrate the play on words such as homophones, double entendre and puns like this:

Listen and Read: Read-Along Books Listen and Read activities tell their story through words, images, and sound. You can use these online activities in a variety of ways, from one-on-one instruction using a computer or tablet to class instruction on an interactive whiteboard. They include the following books: Community Workers Firefighter Librarian Mayor Pediatrician Pizza Maker Police Officer Utility Worker Veterinarian Animals Animals on the Move Arctic Foxes: Secrets of Survival, Level A Arctic Foxes: Secrets of Survival, Level B Hello Baby Panda! Level A Hello Baby Panda! Level B The President What Does the President Do?

SNN - Student News Net Thank you for visiting SNN. For 10 years, the same team of professionals has been producing SNN with a sharp focus on original, interesting content as both a mediator and motivator for learning. SNN has spent years studying the challenge of providing meaningful integration of technology in the classroom, conducting educational research, and working closely with teachers. The bottom line is that SNN today is aligned to basic principles of learning to support student achievement. Motivating students to read and explore a topic in more depth is one of SNN's greatest strengths.

London Short Fiction: Mud Man Continuing our series of short fiction set in, or influenced by London. This week’s story by Melaina Barnes is the winner of our competition with the British Academy’s Literature Week to find a new modern fairy tale for London. To explore the Literature Week programme — running 11-17 May — and register for events visit the British Academy’s website. Out he comes, dredged from the canal. Everything you ever wanted to know about icebreakers... - ESL Expertz Icebreakers to avoid… 1. Asking questions that are too personal. “Do you have children?” Ammmi added: Christmas Traditions in England, Scotland and Wales (A British Christmas) © Copyright Mandy Barrow 2013 Mandy is the creator of the Woodlands Resources section of the Woodlands Junior website. The two websites projectbritain.com and primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk are the new homes for the Woodlands Resources. Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant. She now teaches computers at The Granville School and St. John's Primary School in Sevenoaks Kent.

Read Aloud, Read Along, Read Appropriately to Foster Flexible Readers By: Robin Fogarty Introduction Based on the framework of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), there are three types of reading that dictate student proficiency: narratives (for literary experiences), informational reading (for facts, data, and a knowledge base), and procedural reading (for following directions and understanding technical works). Further suggested in this model are four levels of reading: initial understanding, interpretation, developing a personal response, and evaluating. To help students become efficient and flexible readers moving through the different levels of proficiency, the three strategies of read aloud, read along, and read appropriately play different roles.

Kelly Gallagher – Resources Part of the reason my students have such a hard time reading is because they bring little prior knowledge and background to the written page. They can decode the words, but the words remain meaningless without a foundation of knowledge. To help build my students’ prior knowledge, I assign them an "Article of the Week" every Monday morning. Use six different tenses in English Students often learn just one piece of grammar in a lesson. Most of them master that day’s subject and move on to the next. But, when the time for revision comes, they often don’t remember what they’ve learnt.

Conversation lesson – News B1 Introduction Where were you when you heard about ...? There are some news stories which leave nobody in any difficulty when answering this question, so even allowing for sensitivity to certain subjects in a classroom situation, there are already dozens of things most people can talk about.

Great video listening practice for ELLs with topics about all facets of American life. by cdsavvidis Jun 8

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