Reader's Workshop This website is designed and maintained by Karen A. McDavid © 2004. Ideas, content, activities, and documents for this website are copyrighted by Karen A. McDavid and should not be copied or downloaded without permission. All graphics seen throughout this website should not be removed, copied, or downloaded. You may download the banner below with a link back to this site. Language In Use It is great to show and offer students many examples of English language in use. Meaning, students appreciate that there are many ways to say the same thing and like to see the "nuance" of the English language. Here are some images showing different ways / expressions to communicate a similar thing. Might be handy. Also, view as a slideshow or you can purchase and edit in ppt.
English Listening Online Views: Biking in Cambodia Julia talks about cycing from Cambodia to Vietnam with her friends (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). Mixers : Bad Hair Cut Six people talk about getting a bad haircut. Plus, be sure to check out all the re-edited mixers with new activities 1-25, 26-50, 51-75, 76-100. New Videos for Mixer Listen to over 20 new videos with new speakers from Chile, Argentina, Canada, the U.S. and more. Scenes: Erina in Vancouver Listen as the series ends with Erina starting her new job at Campus Pizza Scene #6 and Scene #7. Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help?
Top 20 Websites No Teacher Should Start the 2010-2011 Year Without I have to tell you that it was a tough call to make these decisions, especially when we’re talking every teacher no matter what grade level or subject, but I hope that you find a couple of gems to put away in your virtual treasure box. You may have others you’d like to add to the list. Please post them in the comments for all of us to explore. Classroom Timers - Fun Timers We've decided to put our new fun timers, and timers for classrooms into a nice sub-section. These are great timers for children, or maybe meetings, or anything really. They just add some extra fun to the usual countdown timers :-)
Dictation Do you want to improve your English listening skills? What about your spelling, writing, and typing skills? Dictations can help in many ways. Writing (Punctuation and Grammar) Plants Punctuation - Can your pupils add the correct punctuation to these sentences? Contributed by Carol Vincent. Punctuation Posters - A set of 11 brilliant posters (in PDF), outlining the uses of different types of punctuation. Contributed by Neil Hedworth. The iPad Guide - How to Get the Most Out of the iPad When the iPad was released, Steve Jobs called it "magical". And in many ways, he was right. The iPad is a great device capable of doing everything from streaming movies to entertaining you with great games to becoming your digital library to simply letting you surf the web on your couch. Unfortunately, one of it's magical qualities isn't to instantly allow you to know all of the great ways to use the device. This iPad guide will teach you everything from how to go about picking out the right iPad to the basics of how to go about using it to how to get the most out of it.
How To Learn English Tips and ideas on the best ways to learn English faster. Tips for Beginners You are like a new babyBabies learn their language slowly.First they learn to listen.Then they learn to speak.Finally, they can read and write.Listen to English every dayListen to English radio.Watch English TV.Go to English movies.Use online lessons.Make an English/ESL friendMake up conversations.Practise dialogues.Use beginner textbooks.Read English storiesStart with children's storybooks.Try ESL readers.Read advertisements, signs and labels.Try EnglishClub.com for Young Learners.Write down new wordsStart a vocabulary (new word) notebook.Write words in alphabetical order (A...B...C...).Make example sentences.Always use an English-English dictionary first.Keep an English diaryStart with one sentence.How do you feel?
The First Thanksgiving: Myth or Fact The First Thanksgiving. We all know the story, right? We heard it in school, when we were kids. Study Proves Why We Need Digital Literacy Education A few months ago, the Internet buzzed with the results of a study comparing students' note-taking on computers versus note-taking with paper and pen. In the article, authors Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer shared the results of three experiments comparing these two note-taking conditions, and their conclusion was signaled in the title: "The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard." Following the authors' lead, most media reports treated these results as proof that using laptops for note-taking — or, some argued, any classroom use — was detrimental to learning. However, I think the results point in a different direction, suggesting that students do not need to be restricted from using laptops — or any other learning tool — in the classroom.