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Practical Grammar Activities Here are the abstract, bio data and handout for this presentation given at APAC 2010, TESOL Spain 2010, IATEFL Harrogate 2010 and ACEIA. If you scroll down to the bottom of the page you’ll find a link to the powerpoint presentation. Handout Premise Texts, whether they be spoken or written, are at the heart of communicative language teaching. Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text - Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Selecting Text For Comprehension In the previous literacy posts in this series I identified a few guiding questions that stem from the research:

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The Quiet American Study Guide & Plot Summary The Quiet American Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections: This detailed literature summary also contains Related Titles and a Free Quiz on The Quiet American by Graham Greene. Thomas Fowler is a British journalist in his fifties who has been covering the French war in Viet Nam for over two years.

The ESL Commando: Best English Listening Websites Here is a quick run down of all of my favorite listening websites for English learners. Please be sure to check out my top ESL listening activities here on the ESL Commando too! Enjoy! ELLLO - English Listening Lab Online. Board Games. Free Printable ESL board game templates. Present Perfect Board Game. A4 SizeStudents talk about their lives and experiences. Good for pre-intermediate level students learning the present perfect or for more advanced students wishing to revise it. Snakes and Ladders master version. A4 SizeThis is a master copy version of the game used in some of the activities in the board games section. With a marker pen, draw about three snakes and three ladders over the grid.

The Art of Interactive Reading August 1, 2014 In Born Reading: Bringing Up Bookworms in a Digital Age, I help parents and caregivers master the art of interactive reading. By following my simple “Born Reading Playbook,” anyone can turn storytime into a rich, participatory experience. These techniques are more than 25 years old. Dr. Grover Whitehurst, a child development expert who would go on to serve as director of the Institute of Education Sciences at the Department of Education, helped develop a program called “dialogic reading” in the 1980s.

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. By the end of the school year I want them to have read 35 to 40 articles about what is going on in the world.

U.S.A. Learns Learn English, anytime day or night. A site for adults to improve English speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading, spelling, writing and grammar. Start Now <a href="signup.cfm" id="bttnStartNow"><span>Start Now</span></a> The perfect way to learn English online! USA Learns is a great way to learn English online by watching interesting videos and completing educational activities.

50 of the most useful English abbreviations and acronyms How well do you know your FAQs from your BPMs? Would you know when to RSVP? Don’t worry if these strings of letters seem baffling to you. Today we’re taking a look at 50 of the most useful English abbreviations and acronyms to help you navigate everything from official documents and friendly invitations to casual conversations in a nightclub. BYOB – Don’t turn up to a party empty-handed when you’ve been told to BYOB, else the hosts and the other guests will be dry and unhappy indeed. Buffalo 2nd-graders learn grammar by correcting NFL players' tweets Second-graders at Buffalo, New York’s Elmwood Franklin School took a break from practicing addition and learning about George Washington last week and jumped into an unusual spelling and grammar lesson: correcting NFL players’ typo-filled tweets. San Francisco 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, who also made headlines this week with an anti-gay remark, attracted the students’ attention by writing on Twitter that “I pray to God I’m never dieing broke” [sic]. A fan tweeted back: “Ask him for spellcheck while you’re at it.”

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