Literary Elements Map An updated version of the Story Map, this interactive best suits secondary students in literary study. The tool includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities, focusing on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development (shown at left). As with the Story Map, this interactive can be used in multiple contexts, whether they be author studies, genre studies, or thematic units, among others.
Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Literature and Reading Introduction As you probably already know, free graphic organizers are readily available on the Internet. However, access to quality organizers often requires either a monthly or an annual fee. Here you will find, what I think, are quality organizers WITHOUT monthly or annual fees. I dug into my own archives that I've accumulated over my 33 year career in search of organizers that focus on reading. Although I found several, I felt that my collection could be more complete. Free English Reading Comprehension Lesson Plans - Beginner Intermediate and Advanced Free English reading comprehension lesson plans for beginning, intermediate and advanced level of English learning in ESL EFL classes as well as business English classes. Each lesson provides an introduction, step by step teaching guidelines and printable student worksheets. Reading - Identifying Skill RequirementLesson helping students identify different reading types and remind them of different reading skills that they already possess in their native language ESL Reading Lesson - Using Context for Reading LiteracyLesson helping students identify different reading types and remind them of different reading skills that they already possess in their native language Using Reading Comprehension in LessonsIncorporating reading comprehension and dialogues into a lesson plan to help focus on specific grammar or subject areas.
Poetry Versification (brought to you by MacBeth's Opinion, in association with Amazon.com) "He learned sword-fighting and riding, swimming and diving, how to shoot with the bow and play on the recorder and theorbo, how to hunt the stag and cut him up when he was dead, besides Cosmography, Rhetoric, Heraldry, Versification, and of course History, with a little Law, Physic, Alchemy, and Astronomy." -- C.
Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers Part of rethinking learning means rethinking the bits and pieces of the learning process–teaching strategies, writing pieces, etc. Which is what makes the following chart from Kathleen Cushman’s Fires in the Mind compelling. 25 maps that explain the English language by Libby Nelson on March 3, 2015 English is the language of Shakespeare and the language of Chaucer. It's spoken in dozens of countries around the world, from the United States to a tiny island named Tristan da Cunha.
Free Spelling Lists Are you looking for free spelling lists? We are assembling and posting useful lists of spelling words, so there's a good chance you'll find the one you're looking for here! As you probably realize, there's more to teaching spelling than just handing students a spelling list and expecting them to memorize it. For most kids, that's not enough. Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentum by Terry Heick “Failing Forward” is a relatively recent entry into our cultural lexicon–at least as far has headlines go anyway–that has utility for students and teachers.
First Day (or First Week) Activities, Icebreakers, or Introductory Activities for ESL Classes If you are interested in online sites for yourself or your students, you can check out this page: Introducing Your ESL or EFL Students to Online Tutorials and Quizzes .–kas First Day (Week) Activities or Introductory Activities for ESL Classes Shared by Kevin Stoda and many others It is a new school (or college) term and it is time for ESL students and teachers to make new resolutions and preparations for the semester (or school year–for some).
12 Rules Of Great Teaching - 12 Rules Of Great Teaching by Terry Heick Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. lesson plan: about jobs The aim of this class is to talk about different jobs and compare authentic job descriptions. The idea for this lesson came to me after stumbling upon this amazing website: I found the idea really interesting and decided to introduce my students to this community. The Task The lesson consists of two parts. In Part 1 students need to watch a YouTube video and fill in the blanks with the words or short phrases they hear (modelled after FCE/ CAE Listening Part 1). After learning about the idea behind Lifetramp they should answer three questions (in pairs / whole group discussion).
ALL ABOUT ME WRITING PROMPTS These Writing Prompts are perfect anytime to make kids feel special and to sharpen up those writing skills. * The prompts are written with a range of writing skills in mind from those pre-writers who need to dictate to the story-tellers who need extra pages. I think it's important for print to be meaningful. That's why even a preschooler looks at a list for a camping trip and "reads" it back to anyone who will listen. Included in this unit are 16 writing prompts with really cute photographs or clip art. * It's Your Birthday.
ESL Games and Activities - Useful for All Classes! Simple and Classic ESL Games - A list of many time-tested games for teaching ESL to young learners. Circle Memory Sentences - Students must remember all of the sentences said before his/her turn. Great for killing time at the end of class or reviewing vocabulary words at the beginning of class. Read for Speed - Read as fast as you can - can you beat the teacher's time? DICE BOMB!