Blog Archive » Furniture vocabulary Furniture vocabulary is one of the easy areas for learners of English. However, I think that it never hurts if the students experience some success. In this post, there is a video with all the words, an infographic and three games to practise the vocabulary. Furniture vocabulary – video Start your lesson with the vocabulary film. Play the video at least twice in the lesson. Furniture vocabulary – infographic Here is a mind map showing all the important furniture words. And now it is time to practise the new vocabulary. The second game is basketball. To play this game, you need to download the game and then open it in Adobe Reader. The third games is called Matching. Furniture vocabulary – matching game
Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics Webquest: Christmas By Luke Vyner This festive-themed webquest by Luke Vyner includes activities on the history of Christmas, Santa Claus, global celebrations and some interesting facts. It is free to all onestopenglish users. To download the printable student worksheet and teacher’s notes, please click on the links to the right of the screen. Part 1: The history of Christmas a. Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. Before we visit the site to find out more about the history of Christmas, what do you alreadyknow about its history? b. Student A Visit this weblink and read the first section entitled ’An ancient holiday’. What did Europeans celebrate long before the birth of Jesus? Once you have completed all the answers, tell your partner what you learnt about the originsof Christmas. Student B Who was Saturnalia intended to honour? Students A and B Discussion Part 2: Santa Claus a. b. Student 1 a. b.
6 solutions gratuites en ligne pour créer des nuages de mots-clés La création de nuage de mots-clés est une façon simple de cartographier des idées, des champs sémantiques, des concepts, d’évoquer des notions essentielles… Et de mettre en forme via des réglages (couleur, taille des mots, position dans l’espace, jeu de polices de caractère…) un instantané visuel qui offre une forme de représentation synthétique pour l’internaute et la personne. Ce type de mode cartographique peut être utilisé en gestion de projet, pour de la formation, de l’analyse de texte, du remue-méninges (brainstorming)… Voici 6 solutions gratuites en ligne pour créer des nuages de mots-clés : Wordle Il s’agit de l’outil le plus connu de création de nuage de mots-clés. Tagul Pour utiliser Tagul, cela est gratuit, mais sur inscription. Tagxedo L’originalité du format du nuage de mots-clés créé est l’un des points forts de ce service en ligne sur inscription. ToCloud TagCrowd Licence : Creative Commons by-nc-saGéographie : France Tags: nuage, outil en ligne
Theme Poems In this online tool, elementary students can write poems based on shapes from five different categories: Nature, School, Sports, Celebrations, and Shapes. Within these categories, 32 different shapes are included. By selecting a shape, students are learning how to focus their writing on a particular topic or theme. In addition, as part of the online tool, students are prompted to brainstorm, write, and revise their poems, thus reinforcing elements of the writing process. For ideas of how to use this tool outside the classroom, see Theme Poems in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Dynamite Diamante Poetry Introduce gerunds and review nouns, adjectives, and verbs through engaging read-alouds; then apply these concepts through collaborative word-sorting and poetry-writing activities. Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing Poetry Acrostic Poems This online tool enables students to learn about and write acrostic poems. Diamante Poems
Christmas Quiz! | tekhnologic I originally created this Christmas tree design so I could have a tree in the classroom without the hassle of having to carry one around with me. After using it, I thought it would also make a good menu design, so I developed it into a Christmas quiz template. Click Christmas Quiz Template to download the PowerPoint or visit the downloads page. How to play There are nineteen baubles and one star on the Christmas tree. Adding the questions The question slides are numbered, but I have left it up to you to add the questions. Add 20 questions and you are ready to play! If you are struggling for ideas, try these resources: Christmas Trivia Quiz by Tim Robbio Warre Tim has created a trivia round with questions themed around Christmas. Merry Christmas! Svetlana has come up with some great ideas for ‘confessions.’ Xmasfun.com This website not only has a lot of resources for Christmas trivia questions, but there are jokes, crafts, videos and music as well. The Quiz.com Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Vocabulary Games, English Vocabulary Word Games learningcanbefun - English Resources BookSource - provides a way for classroom teachers or districts to organize their books. Teachers can scan all of my books in with the iPhone app and then kids use the computer in class to checkout and check-in books. School districts or campuses can also use the "School Book Room" Option to organize on a larger scale.English-Zone.com: This site provides a lot of resources in the form of quizzes and tests - it may be just as (or more) useful for teachers as for students.Fact Monster: This handy site also includes help in other subjects (including Math).Ginger, “The Write Solution” - This helpful tool can be run on line to check spelling and grammar, or downloaded and used in conjunction with other applications. GRAMMAR - Improve your VOCABULARY Confusing Words is a collection of 3210 words that are troublesome to our students. Words are grouped according to the way they are most often confused or misused.EasyDefine is my favorite tool on this list. 50 PLUS Sites for Digital Storytelling
A Christmas Carol: a flipped lesson. Every year at Christmas time I talk about A Christmas Carol in my classes for many different reasons. It is a wonderful Christmas tale and it allows to study some aspects of British literature, as well. We usually watch the last Disney movie and we read some excerpts from the book.This year I thought of a flipped lesson. Students have to gather information and do some research about the tale before watching the movie or reading the book. Then, they will discuss the topics concerning the novella, the author and the Victorian Era in their classroom. As a teacher, I will just provide the learning material, suggest the websites to surf outside the classroom and guide my students to apply their knowledge during class activities.As usual, I prepared a lesson with the help of some digital tools. The following is a deepening on the Victorian Era for more advanced students. Click on the following symbol on the image to enlarge: Some ideas for class discussion:
45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' Writers Write is your one-stop resource for writers. Use these 45 ways to avoid using the word ‘very’ to improve your writing. Good writers avoid peppering their writing with qualifiers like ‘very’ and ‘really’. They are known as padding or filler words and generally add little to your writing. According to Collins Dictionary: ‘Padding is unnecessary words or information used to make a piece of writing or a speech longer. Adding modifiers, qualifiers, and unnecessary adverbs and adjectives, weakens your writing. This post gives you 45 ways to avoid using the padding word ‘very’. Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’ “Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. If you enjoyed this, you will love: Top Tip: If you want to learn how to write a book, sign up for our online course. by Amanda Patterson © Amanda Patterson
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