Playing with PlayPhrase - Anthony Teacher.com When I first learned of PlayPhrase several years ago, I was quite excited about its pedagogic potential, even though I didn’t know exactly what that potential was. I just knew that the site must be useful. PlayPhrase is a kind of pseudo-corpus that allows one to search for words or phrases and then hear/read/see those phrases in short sentences taken from movies and TV shows. It allows you to hear how these words and phrases sound in all their screamed or whispered, connected, unstressed, authentic glory. It makes for great listening practice, especially for bottom-up skills and short sentence parsing. It also makes for good pronunciation practice through mimicry and hearing multiple examples in context.
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A List of Creative Writing Prompts to Make Your Students Love Writing Writing can be a chore, even the imaginative exercise of creative writing. To open the floodgates of their imaginations, learners can always use creative writing prompts to generate ideas. As we have mentioned in the past, regular writing helps improve your learners’ creative and analytical skills. With daily practice, the process becomes more enjoyable as they get better and better at it.
Endangered Species Project 7th Grade Life Science » Endangered Species Project Have you ever heard that an animal is an Endangered Species? Do you know what that means? How does a species end up on this list? Well, in this activity, you are going to be looking for the answers to these questions. You will be researching an endangered species of your choice using the E-Species Facts Sheet website. YouTube "Read Aloud" Book Videos for Kids Over the years I have read my four children many, many books, most often at bedtime, and with as many funny voices for the characters as I could provide. As much as I enjoyed the time for family bonding and for helping the kids settle down for the night, research has shown that having stories read to children has many educational benefits as well. Reading stories out loud to children:
For my students – 30-day-challenge This challenge is to make you use your English more outside the classroom. For 30 days I want you to do at least one thing from the list every day. Fill in the grid you have gotten from me each day with what you have done. Try to do as many different things as possible. Found Poetry – Dipping their toes into the poetry world – The Canswedian Engl... I actually just sat here for 10 minutes trying to think of some witty little limerick I could use to introduce this blog posts about poems. Nadda. Not a thing.. and I am supposed to be an English teacher who teaches poetry.
24 Must-Share Poems for Middle School and High School It can be hard to know which poems will spur your middle and high schoolers into deep, meaningful discussion and which will leave them, ahem, yawning. So we asked experienced teachers to share their favorites—the punch-in-the-gut poems that always get a reaction, even from teens. Here’s what they had to say about the best poems for middle school and high school students. Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL Five years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention. You might also be interested in The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2018 – So Far and THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2018 – PART TWO. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners. In addition, look for our new book on teaching ELLs, which was published in the Spring of 2018.
Learn English English Lessons Information about English English belongs to the Indo-European family, Germanic group, West Germanic subgroup and is the official language of over 1.7 billion people. Home speakers are over 330 million. As regards the evolution of the English language, three main phases can be distinguished. Five Paragraph Essay – The Boy in the Striped Pajamas – The Canswedian Englis... In a previous blog post I wrote about the three paragraph essay on a personal Hero we do in Grade 8. I encourage you all to look at Terry Fox – he is BOUND to make an impact. There is a movie as well on him. The last time we watched this movie, my co-teacher was in the back of the classroom sobbing… you know who you are. In Grade 9 we build upon… no wait… buzzword time.. SCAFFOLD upon this knowledge by doing a five paragraph essay.
The Difference Between The UK, England, And Great Britain Today I found out the difference between The United Kingdom, England, and Great Britain. The actual name of the sovereign state we are talking about is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK). The United Kingdom is made up of the countries England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. The confusion of the terms seems to revolve around the term “country” and the political powers that are perceived based on that word. While the four countries that make up the UK are considered separate in the minds of locals, and in certain sporting events, their powers for local law and control are devolved from the UK. Think of the 50 states of the United States, while each state has their own set of laws, they all are still under the power of the federal government.
4 Fake Sites to Teach Students Website Evaluation As adults we (hopefully) know that not everything online is true. For our students though, this is a concept they need to learn. Students can use Google to quickly find millions of websites matching their search request, but are they able to determine which sites actually contain information that is accurate, unbiased, up to date, and written by someone with authority? One step in helping our students identify quality information online is to introduce them to the exact opposite… websites that pretend to be truthful but actually are full of intentionally incorrect information. Such “fake” websites can be a great way to show students that just because something is online, does not mean it is true. You can ask students to do research on one of these sites as part of an assignment and then see how many were able to realize the site was not authentic.
Hero Subunit 3: Three Paragraph Essay on a Personal Hero – The Canswedian Eng... Subunit 3: Three paragraph essay on a personal hero. Ask the students to think about their personal hero, or someone they look up to. It could be a family member, singer, someone from history, whoever…It is mindblowing how many will say they don’t know. If they don’t have one – they can research. I showed a few people The White Helmets from Syria for example. One girl thought about her grandmother who was battling cancer.