Apples4theteacher.com - A Primary Website - Educational Games and Activities for Kids Macmillan Readers Level Test Macmillan Readers Level Test What reading level are you? Use the Macmillan Readers level test to help find your reading level. Choose the right answer to each question and use each image as a clue. Welcome to the Macmillan Readers Level Test. Are you ready to begin? Start Back to Macmillan Readers Back to the eBook store The author and publishers would like to thank the following for permission to reproduce their material: Brand X, Comstock Images, Corbis, Getty Images, Imagesource, Macmillan Publishers, Photodisc, Purestock, Punchstock, Thinkstock, Thinkstock/ Kagnaz / George Tsartsianidis / Ken Tannenbaum A teaching resource for adult ESL: NPS - Better choices, Better health Taking medicines can help improve your health. However, there are potential risks involved in using all medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, traditional and herbal medicines. These risks can be higher for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, particularly those with low English language proficiency and literacy levels. NPS MedicineWise works with the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) and other organisations to create resources that provide information for CALD communities on the quality use of medicines. Read translated information in the languages below for tips on how to use medicines safely and reduce the risk of experiencing problems with your medicines. Resources developed in partnership with the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) and other partners. Medicines resources for organisations working with CALD communities Queries or questions?
Wordplay - Spanish Vocabulary Game Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I’m going to tell you that libraries are important. I’m going to suggest that reading fiction, that reading for pleasure, is one of the most important things one can do. I’m going to make an impassioned plea for people to understand what libraries and librarians are, and to preserve both of these things. And I am biased, obviously and enormously: I’m an author, often an author of fiction. So I’m biased as a writer. And I’m here giving this talk tonight, under the auspices of the Reading Agency: a charity whose mission is to give everyone an equal chance in life by helping people become confident and enthusiastic readers. And it’s that change, and that act of reading that I’m here to talk about tonight. It’s not one to one: you can’t say that a literate society has no criminality.
cool tools for schools How to use newspaper articles in language class How should teachers use 'authentic' texts in class? Author, trainer and teacher Rachael Roberts gives valuable advice on the example of newspapers. She will also be delivering a live-streamed presentation Opens in a new tab or window. from Belfast on writing effective classroom materials, 11 March 2014. Back in 1981, Vivian Cook Opens in a new tab or window. wrote: ‘One of the words that has been creeping into English teaching in the past few years is 'authentic'. Teachers and students are naturally attracted to authentic texts (by which I mean any text which has not been produced for the purpose of language learning). But, as Cook goes on to say, we also need to consider just how helpful the authentic text we choose actually is for our students. First challenge: Text organisation For example, how clearly is the text organised? Second challenge: Headlines Newspaper headlines can also be hard to decipher. It's Bradley Zoo-per! Understanding the genre Fourth challenge: Idioms