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Activities – Jarrett Lerner

Activities – Jarrett Lerner
The activities below are available for free download, and are to be used in educational and/or private settings. They may not be used elsewhere or for other purposes (such as for profit) unless explicit permission is granted. Below will find: Blank Comic Book Pages, Special Activities, “Finish This Story!” Story Starters, “How to Draw…” Instructions, “Finish This Comic!” Comics, and Drawing/Writing Prompts. More activities are being added to this page regularly, so make sure to check back for more. Blank Comic Book Pages Click on the numbers below to find a variety of different blank comic book pages. Special Activities Click HERE to download the above activity sheet! Click HERE to download the above activity sheet! Click HERE to download the above activity sheet! Click HERE to download the Introduction to Hand-Lettering sheets! Click HERE to download the above Thank You activities! Click HERE to download the above Haiku Diary activity! Click HERE to download the above Thank You activities!

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Vocabulary menu handout Do you like vocabulary cards as much as I do? I routinely use Quizlet online and in printouts, good old paper cards, vocabulary organisers – but sometimes I want to do something new (preferably low-prep, paperless, engaging, student-centered and of course effective – well, never settle for anything less :)). Here’s what worked in one of my lessons yesterday: a simple menu of activities that students can do in small groups. It can be as fast or as slow as you like, and it leaves you free to monitor and make notes of which words need more practice. Moodle I’d never felt any need for a QR reader on my phone until one day, a few lockdowns ago, I had to scan a code in order to be allowed to sit down outside my nearest breadshop, Anker, to eat a sandwich. Since replacing my phone a week or so ago, it was only this morning that I felt the need to install a new reader. It will come as no surprise to learn that I have never used QR codes in a classroom, and probably never will. A book that I co-authored a few years ago included QR codes on some pages, and these take you to video recordings of ‘real students’ carrying out tasks from the book.

How can film help you teach or learn English? What can film and video add to the learning experience? Kieran Donaghy, who won the British Council’s TeachingEnglish blog award tells us why film is such a good resource and recommends some useful websites, in one of our top five articles of all time, illustrated by artist Jamie Johnson. Language teachers have been using films in their classes for decades, and there are a number of reasons why film is an excellent teaching and learning tool. Learning from films is motivating and enjoyable Motivation is one of the most important factors in determining successful second-language acquisition. Films and TV shows are an integral part of students’ lives so it makes perfect sense to bring them into the language classroom.

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