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Very Short Stories For High School & Middle School If your students are struggling to get into the short story, or you're pressed for time, here are some very brief stories to get you started. They're not as short as Hemingway's famous six-word story (For sale: baby shoes, never worn.), but they're manageable even for reluctant readers. Most are under 2,000 words; I've included an approximate word count where I could. These stories offer a complete reading experience with great economy of words. Looking for Short Stories on a Particular Subject or Theme? The Story of an Hour | Kate Chopin A woman is given the news that her husband has been killed in a railroad accident. Read "The Story of an Hour" (1,020 words) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty | James Thurber A passive and put-upon man has a series of daydreams while driving his wife on her weekly errands. Read "Walter Mitty" (2,080 words) The Use of Force | William Carlos Williams A doctor makes a house call on a sick young girl. Read "The Use of Force" (1,565 words) Girl | Jamaica Kincaid Mr.

Phonics Worksheets, Phonics Games Online, Phonics Videos, Kindergarten to 2nd grade ESL Phonics Materials: ESL phonics & Phonetics worksheets for Kids Download ESL kids worksheets below, designed to teach spelling, phonics, vocabulary and reading. These worksheets can be used in conjunction with the videos and quizzes of this website. We have carefully grouped them into various types of sheets to easy access Phonics Games & Videos Online - Teach Your Child to Read with Phonics - Phonics Games Online, Phonics Worksheets, Phonics Video Tutorials English Lessons for Children - For Parents & Teachers of Kids - We offer Video Tutorials, Games, Worksheets, Powerpoint,Flashcards, Placement Tests - Kids Math Exercises : Math Practice for Kids - Pre-K to 8th Grade. Phonics Worksheets by Level Pre-K/Low Kindergarten Worksheets, Ages 3-4 Kindergarten Level 1 Worksheets, Ages 4-6 Kindergarten Level 2 Worksheets, Ages 4-6 1st Grade Level 1 Worksheets, Ages 6-7 1st Grade Level 2 Worksheets, Ages 6-7 2nd Grade Level 1 Worksheets, Ages 7-8 Phonics Exercises 45 pages download.

Cooking in Britain Today Introduction This lesson consists of a series of activities to help students talk about food and cooking. The main focus of the lesson is a text based on a recent survey in the UK indicating that British people are becoming more adventurous and experimental in their cooking and eating habits due to the growing popularity of cooking programmes. This lesson should challenge stereotypes of British food and encourage students to discuss their own preferences and attitudes towards food and restaurants. Topic Modern British cooking and restaurants; the popularity of celebrity chefs Level Intermediate+ Time 60-90 mins Aims To learn or revise vocabulary relating to food, restaurants, tastes and texturesTo develop reading and comprehension skillsTo develop speaking skills/ discussing preferences and attitudes towards food and restaurants Materials Lesson plan: guide for teacher on procedure including answers to tasks. Download lesson plan 118k pdf Download worksheets 142k pdf Kate Joyce, British Council

Reading Skills When you're a graduate people expect you to use a vocabulary which is wider than a school-leaver's. To expand your vocabulary: Choose a large dictionary rather than one which is ‘compact' or ‘concise'. You want one which is big enough to define words clearly and helpfully (around 1,500 pages is a good size). Avoid dictionaries which send you round in circles by just giving synonyms. A more comprehensive dictionary will tell you that impetuous means ‘rushing with force and violence', while another gives ‘liable to act without consideration', and add to your understanding by giving the derivation ‘14th century, from late Latin impetuous = violent'. It will tell you that rash means ‘acting without due consideration or thought', and is derived from Old High German rasc = hurried. So underlying these two similar words is the difference between violence and hurrying. Keep your dictionary at hand when you're studying. Improve your vocabulary by reading widely.

English Short Stories – Simple and Illustrated Improve your English with English short stories. This is the fun way! Important Note Make sure you start with stories at your level, and go gradually up. You can also check out the Learn English Video section. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses Level 01 – Beginners Introduction Story – a very basic story for beginners. Winter Story for Beginners in Easy English – practice winter vocabulary and basic sentence structure (positive sentences, negative sentences and yes/no questions) Click here for more English stories for complete beginners Level 02 – Beginners Plus – Easy English Stories Angela and Tom Series Story 01 – Angela and Tom meet Story 02 – Getting ready Story 03 – Flying to Texas Story 04 – Meeting Camilla Story 05 – Living in Texas Story 06 – I'm Hungry Story 07 – A Pen, a Bag and a Fan Level 03 – Elementary Story 01 – Daniel loves the beach Story 02 – April's month Story 03 – Emily's secret Story 04 – What are you talking about? Run and Play

Owl Eyes Offers a Good Way to Guide Students Through Classic Literature Owl Eyes is a relatively new tool that provides teachers with a good way to provide students with guidance while they are reading classic literature. Owl Eyes provides teachers with tools to insert annotations and questions into classic literature. Students can see the annotations and questions that their teachers add to the digital text. Teachers have the option to create online classrooms through which they can monitor their students' progress through a text and view their students' annotations and answers to questions. The short videos embedded below will help you get started with Owl Eyes. Applications for Education Owl Eyes could be a good tool for guiding students through some difficult classic literature. I couldn't find an option to upload my own texts on Owl Eyes.

Clip art for ESL flashcards Page in Japanese As used by "Last Samurai" star Koyuki in her new TV Series! (check out the picture cards on the table in this photo!) Some of these picture may seem "funny looking" to adult eyes, but in tests these are the ones that get the biggest reaction from the kids. It's much easier to remember a card if it looks a little weird and makes you laugh, rather than one where you simply think "whatever". Along with songs, large picture cards are one of the best ways to get kids to remember the new words. Bonus Printouts: Printable Certificates Maker! Hungry Tired Cold Sad Happy Great! Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday Numbers 1 - 12 onions, carrots, eggplant/aubergine, beans, zucchini / courgettes, tomatoes, pumpkin, mushrooms kangaroo, rhino, hippo, bee, bear, turkey, tortoise, duck, dinosaur, camel, giraffe, penguin, snail, rabbit, lion, bear, hamster, rabbit, turtle, goldfish, lion, lizard, horse, gorilla nose, ears, mouth, eyes, eyebrows, cheeks, hair, tongue

INTRODUCTION ”The Magic Finger” by Roald Dahl. Årskurs 4 läser just nu ”The Magic Finger” av Roald Dahl. Eleverna har själva fått välja om de vill läsa lite snabbare eller lite långsammare med mer tid för tolkningar och frågor. Målet med uppgiften är att: – Kunna läsa boken på engelska, tolka den för att förstå innehållet. – Kunna analysera innehållet för att bearbeta och diskutera. – Kunna använda olika strategier för att förstå och kommunicera. – Kunna kommunicera sin läsupplevelse. Arbetsgång: PLANERING & INTRODUKTION (Läs mer…) Presentation av boken och författaren Roald Dahl för hela klassen. GRUPP B (Läs mer…) Alla elever har ett eget exemplar av boken och en papperskopia för att kunna göra egna anteckningar direkt i texten. GRUPP A (Läs mer…) Alla elever har ett eget exemplar av boken. EXTRA (Läs mer…) Vid behov har några elever fått med sig en bok hem. Kommentarer: Kommentarer och tankar före, under och efter arbetet.

Reading Comprehension Worksheets K12 - ESL - TOEFL - IELTS Menu Reading Comprehension WorksheetsTOEFL / SAT / GRE / IELTS Free Online Reading Comprehension Worksheets For ESL / SAT / GRE / TOEFL / K12 :Practice your reading skills and improve your English while learning new facts from interesting reading passages. See the different types of reading exercises in order of increasing difficulty. K12 / TOEFL / ESL / EFL Reading Passages 1-4. You are here: >> Home >> Reading Comprehension Worksheets Print exercises and lessons: Hint: For exercises, you can reveal the answers first ("Submit Worksheet") and print the page to have the exercise and the answers. Print This Page Home Grammar Beginners ESL For Kids Reading Skills Major Exams Writing & Vocab

Reading Comprehension (#1) Get TOEFL Practice Online for Your Students! Dave Sperling Presents The.... by Dennis Oliver American Language and Culture Program, Arizona State University Special Instructions: Read the following paragraphs carefully, then press 'QUIZ ME' to see the comprehension questions. Happy New Years! Today is March 17th. The answer to the question you might've posed is that exactly when New Year's Day is depends on the calendar--and I have friends who use one or more of five different calendars to keep track of at least part of their lives: 1. 2. 3. 4. mid-July (usually the 16th): New Year's Day on the Islamic (Muslim) calendar 5. And these are just the New Year's Days that I know about!

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This helpful tool has different readings in which students can watch videos related to the reading, read more articles about it, work on vocabulary and comprehension. It also gives them the opportunity to write their opinions about the reading, read others and feel part of a reader community. by sindy11 Oct 7