6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject As avid lovers of literature, teachers often find themselves wanting to impart every bit of knowledge about a well-loved text to their students. And this is not just an ELA issue—other disciplines also often focus on the content of a text. However, teaching reading skills in English classes and across the disciplines is an almost guaranteed way to help students retain content. Unfortunately, the tendency to focus on the content is a real enemy to the ultimate goal of building reading skills. Without a repertoire of reading strategies that can be applied to any text, students are being shortchanged in their education. Creating Effective 4-skills Lessons - EFL Magazine Not every lesson can be a home run and not every class can be a perfect experience. However, for instructors and students alike there are a few tricks and tips that can insure that a majority of your lessons accomplish your goals and theirs – even if they don’t actually know what those goals should be. Probably the most important accomplishment is motivating students to want to contribute and be involved in the classroom using a variety of the necessary language skills and thereby increasing their English ability over time. For this to happen, four principles are necessary in my opinion:
Teachers Overview spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreen ←→seek 1,727 FREE ESL Songs For Teaching English Worksheets Music can be a great way to connect with your students. Even students who aren’t fluent in English often know the words of popular songs phonetically, which makes these songs ideal resources for teaching your students certain forms of grammar, as well as vocabulary. Many students are happy to work with the unusual phrasing of song lyrics, because they’re learning new meanings for a piece of music that already has meaning in their lives. You might never have noticed it before, but many songs’ lyrics involve just one single tense - which means that as soon as you find a song that contains the tense you want to teach, you’ve got the makings of an exercise that your students will love. They’ll get to brag to their non-English-speaking friends that they know exactly what the song’s lyrics say, so they’ll be extra-motivated to stick with you throughout the activity to make sure they learn those meanings correctly. But where should you start your search for the right song?
Day 10 of my Grammarly Christmas: an activity for teaching there is/are Welcome once again to my ‘12 Grammarly Days of Christmas.’ For twelve days in the month of December I’m posting either an infographic highlighting the rules that govern the ways we use a certain grammatical point, ideas to help those of us who get confused by said grammar point, and sometimes maybe even a few activities thrown in for good measure. Today is now day ten of my Christmas marathon which means I’m moving slowly but surely towards the end of my blogging marathon! 4 Songs for Teaching the 4 English Conditionals If you had to choose the hardest aspect of English grammar, what would it be? There are plenty of reasonable answers to this question – prepositions, phrasal verbs, passive voice – but the various conditional sentences should make anybody’s list. Indeed, it’s hard enough to teach the specific language that’s used in each conditional form (something will happen, something would happen, something would have happened), not to mention the differences between the four entirely different conditional constructions!
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Free ESL worksheets, ESL printables, English grammar handouts, free printable tests IMPORTANT: The worksheets are for classroom/home use only. WE DO NOT ALLOW THE REPOSTING OF ANY OF OUR WORKSHEETS ONLINE. If you plan to share any of our content, please review our content policy first. Day 9 of my Grammarly Christmas: fun and motivating grammar activities for beginner classes Welcome back to my ‘12 Grammarly Days of Christmas.’ For twelve days in the month of December I’m posting either an infographic highlighting the rules that govern the ways we use a certain grammatical point, ideas to help those of us who get confused by said grammar point, and sometimes maybe even a few activities thrown in for good measure. Today is now the ninth day of my Christmas marathon which means I’m moving slowly but surely towards the end of my blogging marathon! Grammar exercises are a fundamental ingredient of many language lessons, but can become a bit of a drag for both us and our learners if we’re not careful. However, grammar need not necessarily become a dry and tedious affair.
Learn English tenses through pictures with examples Present Tenses | Past Tenses | Future Tenses | Examples The Present Tenses Present Simple Present Progressive/Continuous Present Perfect Simple Present Perfect Progressive/Continuous Phonics Stories « KizPhonics Finally our phonics short stories section is complete with 21 stories to help your child really learn to read. These stories are phonics based which means they focus on specific sounds but also offer a great opportunity to learn words by sight. Here is one great idea for using this section. Choose a story, based on a sound you want to practice.