Linking words Home » English Grammar » Linking words help you to connect ideas and sentences when you speak or write English. We can use linking words to give examples, add information, summarise, sequence information, give a reason or result, or to contrast ideas. Here's a list of the most common linking words and phrases: Giving examples For exampleFor instanceNamely The most common way to give examples is by using for example or for instance. Namely refers to something by name." Adding information AndIn additionAs well asAlsoTooFurthermoreMoreoverApart fromIn addition toBesides Ideas are often linked by and. "We discussed training, education and the budget." You can use also with not only to give emphasis." We don't usually start a sentence with also. As well as can be used at the beginning or the middle of a sentence." Too goes either at the end of the sentence, or after the subject and means as well." Apart from and besides are often used to mean as well as, or in addition to." Summarising Sequencing ideas
Hot Potatoes Home Page Strategies to Ensure Introverted Students Feel Valued at School When Susan Cain wrote Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking in 2012, it was a big success. The book made the cover of Time magazine, spent weeks on the New York Times best-sellers list and was the subject of one of the most-watched TED Talks, with more than 13 million views. From that grew The Quiet Revolution, a company Cain co-founded that continues to produce and share content about, and for, introverts. The site offers an online training course for parents and stories submitted by readers about being introverted. There’s even a podcast. Kids, Cain says, “are at the heart and center of it.” “Introverts often are really amazing, talented, gifted, loving children, and they feel like there’s something wrong with them,” she says. In her latest book, Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts, she’s taking her message about introverts to teenagers. I talked with Cain about her mission of supporting introverts, and asked her advice on how to teach them.
Online Testing Free Quiz Maker Create the Best web-based quizzes ClassMarker Some Excellent Rubric Generators for Teachers July 3, 2016 A few days ago we published here in EdTech and mLearning a collection of some interesting web tools teachers can use to create educational rubrics. Today, we are adding this wonderful resource from Teachnology which is basically a huge selection of pre-made rubrics and rubric generators that can be integrated into different subject areas. As we have argued elsewhere, rubrics are helpful for both teachers and students: teachers can use them when designing lesson plans and grading assignments; students can use them to make sure they meet the learning expectations and requirements of an assignment or project work. Teachnology’s rubrics are arranged into 10 main categories: general, language arts, learn about them, math, pre-made collection, process, rubric maker membership, science, social studies, and all rubrics. Basic Reading Skills Rubric Generator- Handwriting Rubric Generator 'A useful rubric for evaluating overall keyboarding skills.' Notebook Rubric Maker
Flippity.net: Easily Turn Google Spreadsheets into Online Flashcards Charlie And The Chocolate Factory | Teaching Ideas For the first time in a decade, Willy Wonka, the reclusive and eccentric chocolate maker, is opening his doors to the public--well, five members of the public, actually. The lucky five who find a Golden Ticket in their Wonka bars will receive a private tour of the factory, given by Mr Wonka himself. For young Charlie Bucket, this a dream come true. Book Author: Roald Dahl See More Books from this author Teaching Ideas and Resources: English Retell the story from the point of view of one of the other children.Retell the story from the point of view of an Oompa Loompa.Write a letter from each of the children to Mr. Maths Look at a selection of chocolate bars and sweet packets. Science Charlie walks past the chocolate factory every day and smells the delicious chocolate. Design Technology Watch this video about the creation of the 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' ride at Alton Towers. Art Music The Oompa Loompas make up lots of songs throughout the story. Geography History Physical education
Essential tips for teachers of modern languages How can teachers bring modern languages to life in the classroom? Davinia Hardwick, formerly a British Council English language assistant and now Head of French at a UK school, gives us her tips. Use the target language in lessons The more you expose your students to the target language, the better. Students enjoy listening to ‘real people’ speaking the target language, so get your colleagues involved. Language assistants are able to provide support to teachers, particularly those who haven’t spoken the language at a native-speaker level. Encourage students to adopt a hands-on approach to language learning Students need to be involved in tasks they find interesting in an environment where active and successful learning is encouraged. When I was a language assistant in Canada, I discovered that rewards and prizes were very effective motivators, so I brought pens and stickers from home. Some of their favourite lessons were ones like running dictation.
3. Integration of Blooms' Taxonomy and Multiple Intelligence in English Classroom --- Rao - The ELT Practitioner Introduction: Intelligence is a term which by and large is understood differently by different people. Few researches and theorists believe intelligence as static and everyone is born with it and it remains the same. According to the newer researches intelligence is the extent of one believes one can do. These facts can be used by the teachers and facilitators to set teaching and learning in such a way that the students use their brains to the optimum level. Howard Gardner and his theory of Multiple Intelligence: Howard Gardner conceived intelligence as “A bio psycho-logical potential to process information in certain ways, in order to solve problems or fashion products that are valued in a culture or community” (cited in Shearer, 2004, p. 3). Every person has a unique profile pertaining to Multiple Intelligence. Each of us uses seven or more intelligences. Conclusion:
English teachers, are you asking the right questions? Declan Cooley, CELTA Opens in a new tab or window. trainer at the British Council in Poland, explains why some questions are not as effective as they first appear, and offers some alternatives. Questions of all kinds are a teacher's most basic tools for generating interest, provoking thoughts, encouraging students to speak, developing text comprehension skills and checking understanding. New teachers on courses like the CELTA spend a lot of time honing their skills at using effective questions in the classroom. As well as discovering what questions work, teachers learn that some questions are not as effective as they first appear. Here are a few questions that do not always give the results intended. In some cases, we will see where they can be useful or how they can be replaced. Do you understand? This seems like an obvious question for checking comprehension. understands correctly and completelythinks he or she completely understands (but doesn't)partly understands (but which part?) Why?
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