Be a better writer in 15 minutes: 4 TED-Ed lessons on grammar and word choice There’s no denying it — the English language can be mighty tricky. When writing a paper, a novel or even an e-mail, you might look at a sentence you just wrote and think, “Is that comma supposed to be there?” or “Is that really the best word to use?” Fear not! TED-Ed has put together a list of four of our favorite grammar and language lessons to get your next piece of writing in tip-top shape. First, let’s look at the often-confusing comma. What about the Oxford comma? Now, take an adjective such as “implacable” or a verb like “proliferate” or even another noun “crony,” and add a suffix, such as “-ity” or “-tion” or “-ism.” Finally, when it comes to good writing, don’t take the easy route!
ESL Fun Vocabulary Games,School Supplies- Pen, Pencil, Ruler- Listening Memory Game ESL Interactive Fun Games Here we have the games carefully laid out for you. Follow the links to browse the variety of games offered. Grammar Games & Interactive Exercises - Click Here! Games for Practising Grammar: Present simple/present progressive games, past tense games, present perfect games, comparative/Superlatives and more... Vocabulary Games & Interactive Exercises - Click Here! Games for practising English vocabulary: Lots of games by topics and game types Pronunciation Games & Interactive Exercises - Click Here! Games to practice English pronunciation, phonetics and phonics. Reading/Spelling Games & Interactive Exercises - Click Here! Games and exercises to practice reading, spelling and lexis
Editable PowerPoint Newspapers PowerPoint Template Views 925,852 Filed under Educational , Editor's pick, english, newspaper, resource, school We have just updated our popular editable PowerPoint newspapers. With these you can create your own news headlines, articles and insert your own pictures. Following a couple of requests, we have updated these so that you can now add in your own newspaper name. These spoof newspaper templates could have many uses, including college and school projects and fun cards to send news to your friends and family. The template is also available in portrait (vertical) format and our latest template in the series, the Magazine PowerPoint. If you liked this PowerPoint Template we would appreciate you liking it on FaceBook or Tweeting it. 13 October 2014 Template number 00253 Filed under Educational , Editor's pick , english , newspaper , resource , school You can browse all of our PowerPoint templates or select them by category or colour or by tag.
Boom Writer BoomWriter lets you easily incorporate and experience the benefits of technology as your students are engaged in the following (or similar) standards-based learning activities: Grade 3 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.3 - Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. Using BoomWriter’s feature allowing teachers to create their own story start, students collaboratively create imagined multi-paragraph personal narratives using a teacher generated prompt (e.g. Grade 5 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.5.2 - Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text. Grade 6 CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.6.1 - Write arguments to support claims with clear reasons and relevant evidence. Grade 7 Students demonstrate narrative skills while conducting unit of study summary of Ancient Rome.
Starfall: Learn to Read with Phonics, Learn Mathematics Teach Your Monster To Read 3 - Champion Reader Information for Teachers and Parents Designed for children who have already mastered our first games. Computer version is 100% free, forever. Complements synthetic phonics programmes used in schools. Easy and Secure. Designed in collaboration with leading academics and games designers. Keeps children focused on rehearsing and consolidating what they learn in school. Can be played independently by children either in school or at home. Each child has their own login so the game can track their progress over time. Teachers and parents can view at-a-glance progress reports. More information about the Teach Your Monster to Read games are in our Game by Game Comparison Why is it free? What reading level is it suitable for? How do children learn from the game? Will it work on my device? Who are The Usborne Foundation?
Letters and Sounds Vocabulary Catcher – A Series of Free Vocabulary Apps for iPad Over the weekend I stumbled upon Vocabulary Catcher 3 for iPad. I quickly realized that Vocabulary Catcher 3 is part of a series of free vocabulary apps for children. The Vocabulary Catcher series contains six free apps. Each of the apps follows the same model. Students read and hear a word then have to “pop” the balloon containing the object that represents the word they heard. Vocabulary Catcher 1 is about numbers, colors, and fruit. The Vocabulary Catcher apps aren’t the fanciest apps in the App Store, but I think that some pre-K students could benefit from using them. Tags: free app, free apps, free ipad apps, language arts
Connect Fours - Quiz Template from ClassTools.net You will see a wall of 16 clues. You need to group them into 4 rows of 4 connected items. Simply click four cards to identify a group. You score 1 point for each group found within 2.5 minutes. You have unlimited guesses for the first two groups. After completing 2 groups, you have 3 chances to create the final 2 groups. After arranging all 4 groups (or when time runs out) the correct groups are shown. This quiz is based on, but is not affiliated with, the 'connect wall' element in the BBC quiz show 'Only Connect' George Red White Apples +1 Point? Blue John Bananas Ringo +1 Point? Pears Ireland Wales Oranges England Green Paul Scotland
Dot's Story Factory . Write Your Own Story Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! Google Lit Trips for Young Readers Where in the world will our youngest readers travel as they discover the world of books! Reading About Reading Kind Words Site Map Site Search Videos About GLT Sam Patch, Daredevil Jumper written by Julie Cummins Illustrated by Michael Allen Austin Monday, September 22, 2014 “Folks say that when Sam Patch was born, he jumped right into his mother's arms. Read more... A Walk in London by Salvatore Rubbino Sunday, September 21, 2014 “London - the perfect place for a girl and her mother to spend the day! Going Home by Margaret Wild, illustrated by Wayne Harris Saturday, September 20, 2014 About the DeveloperAntonella AlbiniTeacher LibrarianCanley Vale Public SchoolSydney... A Family Apart by Joan Lowery Nixon Friday, September 19, 2014 Meet the Kelly family, a group of six siblings and their widowed mother living in the tenements of... Big Anthony: His Story Thursday, September 18, 2014 BUILT WITH Tour BuilderTravel along with Big Anthony as he bumbles his way through Italy in search... Make Way for Ducklings
Numbers 1 to 10 Vocabulary - Listening Memory Game ESL Interactive Fun Games Here we have the games carefully laid out for you. Follow the links to browse the variety of games offered. Grammar Games & Interactive Exercises - Click Here! Games for Practising Grammar: Present simple/present progressive games, past tense games, present perfect games, comparative/Superlatives and more... Vocabulary Games & Interactive Exercises - Click Here! Games for practising English vocabulary: Lots of games by topics and game types Pronunciation Games & Interactive Exercises - Click Here! Games to practice English pronunciation, phonetics and phonics. Reading/Spelling Games & Interactive Exercises - Click Here! Games and exercises to practice reading, spelling and lexis