Fall in Love with This Teacher’s Text-Marking Activity Editor’s Note: Kim O’Bray’s colorful text marking activity is a key part of her close-reading process. Students engage deeply with the text by using colored pencils to mark everything from figurative language and unfamiliar vocabulary to central ideas and text structures. I really like this text-marking approach because it gets everyone on the same page and encourages students to ask questions and make their own connections. It works wonderfully with any nonfiction text.
HUMAN (2015) What is it that makes us human? Is it that we love, that we fight? That we laugh? Your Secret This EFL lesson is based around a short film called Your Secret. What I like most about the film is that it involves the viewers and encourages them to take an active and creative part. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2) – Intermediate (B1) Learner type:Teens and adults
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 5 Great YouTube Channels for Learning English Youtube is undoubtedly a great source of educational content to use in class with your students. It also hosts tons of channels that provide instructional tutorials specifically tailored for different learning needs and styles. We have already reviewed some of these channels in previous posts and today we are sharing with you some of our favourite YouTube channels for learning English. You can use them with your ELL/ESL/EFL students to enhance their grasp of English in different areas: speaking, writing, listening , vocabulary, and grammar.
The full transcript of Michelle Obama's powerful New Hampshire speech My goodness! You guys are fired up! Well, let me just say hello everyone. I am so thrilled to be here with you all today in New Hampshire. This is like home to me, and this day – thank you for a beautiful fall day. You just ordered this day up for me, didn’t you?
Jack the Giant Killer - comic story part 1 Students like reading comics. Comics are often the only thing students read. When I started an extensive reading project last year, students did not mind reading comics, however when we moved to short stories, more than half of them stopped reading and started to hate the programme. On the basis of this experience I have prepared a fairy tale comic for students to read. To be able to read a text and understand it, it is essential that you know the words. The Seven Best Short Animated Films for the Language Classroom - Kieran Donaghy Animated films are ones in which individual drawings, paintings, or illustrations are photographed frame by frame. Traditionally animated films have been associated with children, however, nowadays they are designed to appeal to everyone. With the increased ease of creating animations, there has been a huge rise in the number of animated films being produced, and the vast majority of these are short animations. Many of these short animated films can be exploited in the language classroom as they are short enough to be used in a single session, offer a complete narrative in a short space of time, have a unique capacity of grabbing and holding students’ attention, and deal with contemporary subjects and issues, such as bullying, racism, sexism, homelessness, and human rights, which are relevant to students’ lives. Here are my seven favourite animated short films for the language classroom.
Comprehension Tests 7-9 – WebEnglish.se Talk, talk and talk some more Every spring the Swedish schools must arrange National Tests in English for all 9th graders to attend. An essential part of this test is speaking English. 5 ESL Emergency Lessons Picture this: It’s 8am Monday morning, you’re fast asleep, snuggled in your duvet, enjoying a rare day off. Life is wonderful! Suddenly you are jolted back into reality by a phone call…from work… asking you to sub a class in 30 minutes. I’m sure this has happened to everyone and I’m sure you remember the panic it causes trying to plan a lesson, brush your teeth and get dressed instantaneously. Well fear not, here are 5 ESL emergency lessons that don’t require any prep or photocopying, that you can use in just these instances. I adapted this idea from a seminar by Michael Swan and have used it many times in class successfully.
Sherlock Holmes story Sherlock Holmes – Love your neighbour My students like watching films in English. But normal films are too long to watch in lessons and short clips are often too difficult to watch. That is why I turn books into films for students to watch, read and listen to at the same time. You can see a few of these books at my Youtube channel zdendarotesl. This time I turned Sherlock Holmes comic into a film and I have prepared a few activities and worksheets to accompany it. Seven Best Short Films to Introduce Values - Kieran Donaghy In an increasingly hyper-competitive and individualised world where isolation and loneliness are more and more prevalent, the role of universal values such as altruism, authenticity, community, compassion, creativity, determination, fairness, honesty, generosity, kindness, optimism, respect, responsibility, self-respect, tolerance, and wisdom in education is becoming increasingly important. Short films are a wonderful and engaging medium through which to introduce values into the classroom and to encourage students to reflect on values. How to Become a Better Person
Engage Now - Student Interactions - teacher heath Do you hear your students say things like: "No! That's Wrong!"