List of Interactive Quizzes The quizzes with a magenta marble are also listed within the section or digital handout to which they apply. The twenty-one quizzes with a green marble and designated "Practice" have been adapted from the instructor's manual and other ancillary materials accompanying Sentence Sense: A Writer's Guide. They are duplicated here with permission of the author, Evelyn Farbman, and the publisher, Houghton Mifflin Inc. Learning Games – English Digital Play is a blog with game-based learning resources and ideas for EFL/ESL teachers interested in using games and digital tools for their learners. The British Council’s Learn English website and Learning English Kids are great resources for learning with games. The BBC’s Skillswise website is a good resource for learning English and Math. On the grammar and spelling page there are 21 activities suitable for students of middle school age.
Common Core Standards Make a Mockery of Novels' Complexity Here’s a pop quiz: according to the measurements used in the new Common Core Standards, which of these books would be complex enough for a ninth grader? a. Huckleberry Finn b. To Kill a Mockingbird Collaborative Teaching: Are Two Teachers Better Than One? Reprinted from Essential Teacher, Volume 4, Issue 3,September 2007, Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) “The city is more crowded. We would need more signs and traffic lights,” said one student. How in questions The word “HOW” is one of the most productive words in English. It helps us create meaningful questions and sentences. The word “HOW” combines with many other words to create these questions.
Activities for your Classroom On this page you can find some activities which I’ve used with my students. Feel free to download them and use them in your classes. Please double-check these fully-editable activities before you use them as you may need to change some parts which are aimed more at students in Spain. A 2 Day in 5 – A fun dictation activity for teens, from Catherine Morley Starters, Movers and Flyers dice games (speaking practice) English: Learn Languages for Free Learn English for free online. Download free audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and start learning English instantly. To learn more languages, please visit our complete collection of Free Language Lessons. Language Arts Games & English Learning for Kids Featured Certified English Language Arts Playlists PowerMyLearning Playlists let educators select and sequence fun English Language Arts activities, and then assign them to students based on individual needs. Customize your own Playlist or choose a Certified Playlist created by our team of experienced K-12 educators. All Certified English Language Arts Playlists are tagged to the Common Core and designed to help students meet these more rigorous learning standards.
ESL Teacher Handouts, Grammar Worksheets and Printables Free English grammar and vocabulary worksheets and printable handouts, for English language and English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and instructors to use in the classroom or other teaching environment. Get our ESL handouts newsfeed: Beginner English Handouts Adjectives and Adverbs Articles Grammar - wish Peace - cartoon "I wish I may, I wish I might, Have the wish I wish tonight..." (msnbc.msn.com) If I Were A...Mayor: A Lesson Plan When I plan my lessons for my groups of teens I always take into account: 1) Teenagers are creative and highly motivated. 2) The use of technology combined with real life is crucial in the classroom. 3) Teaching a language aims at communicating properly.
10 Techy Icebreakers for The 21st Century Teacher Here are some great icebreakers you can work on using technology : 1- Self PortraitHave your students draw themselves. After they have done this, collect the papers and hang them up for the whole class to see. Now have students try to guess who the artists was for each picture. Here are the web tools to do that : Parts of Speech Game for Kids ABCya is the leader in free educational computer games and mobile apps for kids. The innovation of a grade school teacher, ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. Millions of kids, parents, and teachers visit ABCya.com each month, playing over 1 billion games last year. Apple, The New York Times, USA Today, Parents Magazine and Scholastic, to name just a few, have featured ABCya’s popular educational games.
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