DIY spinny spellers and repurposing Duplo bricks Almost a year ago I made a couple of DIY spinny spellers for my kids, because they were learning to sound out letter combinations and blend sounds to start reading. The spinny spellers you can buy are all upper case letters though, and I wanted something that was lower case, so I just used a bit of dowelling and some wooden beads and some letter stickers we had handy. It worked a treat and I agreed with my older daughter's kindergarten teacher that it would be a good tool for the classroom, so I've got a box of wooden blocks that her husband kindly cut and drill pressed holes in, plus a bunch of dowelling and all the left over wooden beads from a thrift store find, to make over 40 of these things. I'm hoping I can get my act together and find some appropriate letraset cheaply to put letters on all the blocks and varnish them. I was going to try this method (which is very cool), but with nearly 500 surfaces altogether, that would take my until the kids were in college!
Zombie School: A Survival Guide Geoff: Welcome to Sawston College, my name’s Geoff Peng. I transferred here just before the virus broke out. Apparently the Year 9 biology class was responsible for the outbreak.Science teacher: So here we have a lamb’s heart. Make your incision down through the wall of the right atrium and ventricle, like so.Student: Are you OK, sir?Geoff: I’m here to tell you how to survive at Sawston, stay alive and get those all important GCSEs. There are five rules to keep your head at Sawston ... quite literally. takeielts.britishcouncil Follow this Listening test advice, and make sure you understand how to respond to 'completion' type questions. You will be given time to read through the questions before you listen. You will hear each recording of the Listening test only once. As you listen, write your answers on the question paper. At the end of the test, you will have 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet in pencil.
Ideas for songs to teach ESL topics - TeflTunes.com ESL and EFL teachers looking for inspiration to stimulate class discussions will find this list of songs to teach ESL topics we’ve compiled a useful resource. Highlighted are songs available as complete ESL song lesson plans here on tefltunes.com. Business & Money Effective use of video in the ELT classroom About the webinar Digital media has seen the availability of online-video reach saturation point, and so too the instances of use it in the classroom. This has led likewise to a saturation of different approaches and methodologies, some better than others. Here we look at what is effective and why, with practical examples for both skills and language work, enabling teachers to confidently create their own media-based lesson plans, as well as evaluate what constitutes the most appropriate video content.
Juggling With Kids: Sight Word Parking Lot My son started Kindergarten this year and has a list of sight words he is required to memorize. It can be quite boring and frustrating for kids....so I am trying to search for ways to make learning this a little more fun. My son had a lot of fun learning his sight words by playing the Parking Lot Game. takeielts.britishcouncil Follow this Reading test advice, and make sure you understand how to respond to ‘completion’ type questions. It is essential that you write your answers on the answer sheet. Nothing you write on the question paper will be marked. You may write your answers on the question paper and transfer them to the answer sheet before the end of the test if you like. What's your name? Introduction: For a listening lesson to be successful, the learners need to be engaged with the audio. It might not always be possible to motivate all the learners in the class to the same degree but the important thing is to use an audio which all of the learners can, in some way, relate to. If you are in a position where you can choose an audio, ask yourself ‘Will each and every one of the learners recognise this? Will they be able to say something about it?
Video and young learners 1 Some ideas for the kinds of video suitable for young learners are also given. The second article Video and young learners 2 will take a look at pre-viewing, while-viewing and post-viewing video activities and will be supported by three lesson plans illustrating these activities. What are the benefits of using video in the classroomDrawbacksRole of videoCriteria for selecting videoVideo typesFurther reading and bibliography What are the benefits of using video in the classroom?Learners aged 3 - 8 Phonics for Kids: Free Worksheets, Songs, Videos, and Audio Lessons New! Dream English Touch and Say Phonics Program: I am very excited to introduce to you my new Phonics Program. Click on a letter to be directed to the page with a Phonics Song Mp3, Touch and Say Audio Lesson Mp3, and Matching Phonics Worksheets and Flashcards, all free to download and use in your classes! A , B , C , D ,E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, "I love the Dream English Touch and Say Phonics Program!"
takeielts.britishcouncil The IELTS Listening test will take about 30 minutes, and you will have an extra 10 minutes to transfer your answers to the answer sheet. The four parts of this practice Listening test are presented over four separate web pages. Make sure you move swiftly from one page to the next so that your practice is as realistic as possible.