Love: Listen A Minute.com: English Listening Lesson Love makes the ________________, not money. I agree with the centuries-old quote that says, ‘Love conquers all’. It’s true when you ________________. So much has been written about love. It must ________________ most written and talked about topics ever. How many songs and poems ________________ love?
25 Writing Prompts - Carrie Elle Feeling a little writer’s block – or maybe just looking to stretch your writing muscles a bit? I was. And so, I googled “writing prompts” and found all kinds of random stuff. And then thought, I have some good ideas for prompts…I should just come up with my own. And so, I did just that. Some of them are silly, some of them are serious. I Keep a Writer's Notebook alongside my Students. Do you? To my dear students and their wonderful parents, All students will maintain a writer's notebook for my class. Every day, we will write in it.
Together We Can Change the World Prepare to be amazed. Remember when writing a paper was fun and you looked forward to expressing your thoughts on paper? No one else does either. OuiWrite is a tool that allows you to fill in some blanks and it will automatically format your paper in MLA, APA or Chicago format. It won't write the paper for you, but it will make it much easier. Fifteen Writing Exercises Writing exercises are a great way to increase your writing skills and generate new ideas. They give you perspective and help you break free from old patterns and crutches. To grow as a writer, you need to sometimes write without the expectation of publication or worry about who will read your work. Don’t fear imperfection. That is what practice is for. Pick ten people you know and write a one-sentence description for each of them.
Thinking about writing journals? I'm starting to plan for my 6th year as a 7th grade reading/writing teacher at Chicago-area middle school, and I wanted to "think out loud" about writing journals/notebooks and their use in the middle-school language arts classroom. There are several schools of thought on this, and a lot of powerful ways to use these things, as well as several possible ways to handle the logistics. Here are some ways that I've used journals (let's just call them that for now) in the LA classroom: As a daily "Do Now" or immediate activity done at the very start of class. This strategy is useful to reinforce management and get students seated and working. Mystery Objects This is a really simple yet effective writing lesson. There is nothing like some unusual objects to spark your students’ imagination! Aim: For students to write a short story inspired by an object (and to have the opportunity to review question forms). Level: A2+
Listening Welcome to EnglishClub Listening, to help you learn the skill of listening in English. Listening is the first of the four language skills, which are: 1. Listening 2. Speaking 3. Reading 4. Story Starters for Creative Writing Exercises One-line story starters are great for group writing exercises. They have enough conflict to start the writing flow, but are open-ended to allow each writer to follow his or her own direction. Individual writers can use them on a regular basis for “practice writing,” following Natalie Goldberg’s suggestions in Writing Down the Bones. Creative Writing Exercises Set a timer for 10, 15 or 20 minutes.
Teaching English: I have seen the writing on the wall! This activity was inspired by a photo dear Nora Touparlaki uploaded on her Facebook account and it immediately struck me as a great creative writing activity. All you need is a washable pen which also writes on the wall or in case that's not an option some construction paper or card stock. The idea is simple, you ask your students to write a story but instead of drawing the story setting on a piece of paper, you transfer the action on the wall. This was the original picture but you can find more amazing wall decals here Creative Writing Prompts This page contains a list of prompts for writing classes/activities for when you need a bit of inspiration for a writing idea. I will try to update it regularly with new ideas, so keep checking back! If you have any great ideas for prompts for creative writing that you have used in class, please share them in the comments and I will add them to the list – thank you! Pictures/Photos
Cambridge English: Key (KET) - Listening section The Cambridge English: Key Listening paper has five parts. For each part you have to listen to a recorded text or texts and answer some questions. You hear each recording twice. Time allowed - about 30 minutes Listening part 1: pictures with multiple choice questionsListening part 2: longer conversation and matching Listening part 3: multiple choice Listening part 4: fill in a form Listening part 5: fill in a form Writing Exercises and Prompts for Journaling, Prose, Poetry and Memoirs These Writing Exercises are a collection of prompts originally published in The Journal Newsletter. The prompts include journaling prompts, prose prompts, poetry prompts, free writing prompts, and memoir prompts. Jump to the exercises you would like to see: Prompts Copyright © by Susan Michael and David Michael.