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bloom's taxonomy of learning domains - bloom's learning model, for teaching, lesson plans, training cousres design planning and evaluation development of bloom's taxonomy Benjamin S Bloom (1913-99) attained degrees at Pennsylvania State University in 1935. He joined the Department of Education at the University of Chicago in 1940 and attained a PhD in Education in 1942, during which time he specialised in examining. Here he met his mentor Ralph Tyler with whom he first began to develop his ideas for developing a system (or 'taxonomy') of specifications to enable educational training and learning objectives to be planned and measured properly - improving the effectiveness of developing 'mastery' instead of simply transferring facts for mindless recall. Bloom continued to develop the Learning Taxonomy model through the 1960's, and was appointed Charles H Swift Distinguished Service Professor at Chicago in 1970. He served as adviser on education to several overseas governments including of Israel and India. explanation of bloom's taxonomy bloom's taxonomy definitions bloom's taxonomy overview N.B. in conclusion see also

English to French, Italian, German & Spanish Dictionary - The Best Sites For Free ESL/EFL Hand-Outs & Worksheets There are tons of places on the Internet where you can find ESL/EFL hand-outs and worksheets of varied quality and varied cost. You can find a very long list of them on my website under ESL Hand-Outs And Lesson Plans. I thought a “The Best…” list highlighting the sites that I thought were best might be useful to readers. In order to make it on this list, the site needed to have a large quantity of high-quality resources available — free of charge — for printing-out. Many ESL/EFL textbooks have most of the same information that these hand-outs and worksheets offer. * I’ve found that many teacher-created worksheets are just plain better at helping students learn than the textbooks I have seen, so they are excellent supplements. * Since students can’t write in most textbooks, unless it’s a “consumable,” worksheets are good materials for students to annotate. * These kinds of worksheets are great for use in reinforcing games. EFL Classroom 2.0 Worksheets MES-English Lanternfish ESL-Kids EL Civics

Cleft Sentences: shifting focus to another sentence part Shifting focus to another sentence part Basic vs. Cleft Clause what = that which that (pron.) + which (relative pron.) that which / the thing that / the part that / the element that "We can emphasize particular words and expressions by putting everything into a kind of relative clause except the words we want to emphasize: this makes them stand out." Resources – (Huddleston 16 §9.1-3) (Biber 11.6.2) (Swan 130) Related pages That-Subject Clauses, What-Subject Clauses Emphasizing & weighting Creating emphasis or weighting content what (fused relative) – [that (pron.) + which (rel. pron.)] ¹ ascriptive be – indicates a quality or characteristic of the predicate complement. Emphasizing identity It-Cleft It is a pronoun, here, and has no particular meaning other than being a placeholder for the displaced content. ~ awkward sounding complement: elements required by the verb: object, indirect object, predicative complement choreography (n.) – the art of sequencing dance steps Weighting content Advanced

Free ESL Fun Games & Interactive Exercises Online ESL Fun Games Online We provide a variety of interactive games and exercises for total esl fun. Our free ESL fun games here include : Snakes and Ladders, Hangman, Spelling games, Wheel of Fortune, TV Games(Betting Game), Mazes, Memory Games, Matching exercises, Sequencing exercises, Picture Quizzes and more. Follow the links below. Games, Puzzles, Videos for Children This site features tons of games and videos for children. Grammar Games & Exercises Games for Practising Grammar: Present simple/present progressive games, past tense games, present perfect games, comparative/Superlatives and more. (30 New Games Added!! Games for ESL Classroom Teaching Jeopardy Quiz Show, Billionaire, Show down and more. Vocabulary Games & Exercises Games for practising English vocabulary: Lots of games by topics and game types.(14 New Games Added) Revision Games Level 1 - 6 Games for reviewing what was learnt. Pronunciation Interactive Exercises Games to practice English pronunciation, phonetics and phonics.

ESL Yes 1,600 Free ESL Short Stories, Exercises, Audio Emphasis - Focussing with cleft sentences We sometimes use constructions called cleft sentences when we want to focus on a particular part of the sentence. These are used both in written and spoken English. There are two main types of cleft sentence, it- clefts and what- clefts (and a variation of what-clefts, all-clefts). Read all about clefts and try some exercises. Introduction What a cleft sentence does is to cleave (split or divide into two) a sentence into two parts in order to emphasise one of the parts (underlined). Warsaw Will writes this blog. It's Warsaw Will who writes this - uses a type of defining relative clauseWhat Warsaw Will does is write this blog.wh-cleft - uses a type of nominal relative clause If we want to emphasise nouns and other parts of a sentence other than finite verbs, we can use an it-cleft. If we want to emphasise finite verbs or actions, we need to use a wh-cleft. What's a nominal relative clause? This is the thing that connects the brake cable to the brake. The structure is: Something

Teaching ESL to Adults Wonderopolis | Where the Wonders of Learning Never Cease IPA: The theory and beyond. Is knowing the IPA essential? Do you use phonemic script in class? Why or why not? #ELTchat Summary 22/02/2012 Full title of #ELTchat on February 22nd 12.P.M. GMT This summary was contributed by Rachel Appleby, alias @rapple18 Introduction Dealing with pronunciation in the classroom is one of those things that comes naturally to some, is consciously avoided by others, and is a bit of a bête noir for a few. The ELT chat on this involved some 15-20+ participants from all leanings, promoting plenty of meaty discussion. The issues covered, in a nutshell, included Do we, teachers, know all the symbols? Image from Peter Ladefoged’s home page For those needing a bit of background and unpacking, the IPA, or International Phonetic Alphabet comes up on Wikipedia as follows: The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the Latin alphabet. Extract from Wikipedia Adrian Underhill’s Phonetic Chart Terminology, as such, didn’t come up (phew!) Starter questions: How’s your knowledge? Demise of IPA

English Tenses - Verb Tenses Resources Learning verb tenses is one of the most important tasks in any language learning. There are a number of resources at the site that will help you learn tense rules, practice using verbs in different tenses, read sample sentences in a variety of tenses, teach tenses in class, and more. For an overview of conjugation of all these tenses, use the tense tables or the visual guide to tenses for reference. Tense Use Rules - Explanations These explanation resources provide the rules for each tense, as well as examples of proper tense use. Present Simple Every day - When do you get up? Tense Use Rules - For Beginners These tense explanations cover basic tenses and are especially for beginners. Present Simple Present ContinuousPast SimplePast ContinuousPresent PerfectFuture with WillFuture with Going toModal Form Basics Tense Quizzes Once you understand the tense use, these quizzes will help you test your knowledge. Tense Review Tense Use Lessons These lesson plans can be used in your classes.

ESL : Drew's ESL Fluency Lessons 5 quick games for vocabulary revision for current unit Purpose: vocabulary revision for CURRENT UNIT To see vocabulary revision for MORE THAN one unit, please click HERE Any level but for some games students need to have practised techniques for categorising words (this is a verb, an adjective, this is a past simple...) Timing: about 10 minutes No material needed A) Word telepathy Have a volunteer sit at the front of the class with his/her back at the board. B) Sentence telepathy The same as before but with a sentence. C) Lip reading Tell the student the category of the word (words related to hair, sport...). D) Today’s question The question is on board when students arrive. E) Stepping stones Tell the students the vocabulary class of the exercise. Draw this on the board: TEAM A) o o o o TEAM B) o o o o Students need to cross a dangerous river stepping on the stones:the os. Imagine the word to guess is SPIDER The teacher writes S on the blackboard. F) Crazy eraser Source: MacMillan teacher training (Barcelona 2006?)