Online Reading Activities | ReadTheory Goals and Techniques for Teaching Grammar The goal of grammar instruction is to enable students to carry out their communication purposes. This goal has three implications: Students need overt instruction that connects grammar points with larger communication contexts. Students do not need to master every aspect of each grammar point, only those that are relevant to the immediate communication task. Error correction is not always the instructor's first responsibility. Overt Grammar Instruction Adult students appreciate and benefit from direct instruction that allows them to apply critical thinking skills to language learning. Teach the grammar point in the target language or the students' first language or both. An important part of grammar instruction is providing examples. Be sure the examples are accurate and appropriate. Relevance of Grammar Instruction In the communicative competence model, the purpose of learning grammar is to learn the language of which the grammar is a part. Traditional: grammar for grammar's sake
Poetry for Teens Breakups and Heartbreak Browse poems about difficult love and relationships ending, including poems by Elizabeth Bishop, Patrick Rosal, and Derek Walcott.read more Family Browse poems exploring many different kinds of family relationships and addressing complicated, often conflicting feelings about family.read more Gender and Sexuality Browse poems navigating and celebrating the complexities of gender and sexuality, including poems by Saeed Jones, Trace Peterson, and Anne Sexton.read more Grief and Loss Browse poems about grief, including a poem by Li-Young Lee about the death of a parent and a poem by Juan Felipe Herrera on the loss of a friend.read more Heritage and Identity Browse poems about family, history, culture, and identity, including poems by Elizabeth Alexander, Chen Chen, and Terrance Hayes.read more Love and Relationships Mental Health Browse poems about anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues, as well as poems about hope, resilience, and survival.read more Self
Deutsche Dialoge SG Dialog #10: Jobsuche Diesen Dialog hat Oliver mit Ellen eingesprochen – die beiden leben bei Augsburg und haben einen eigenen Podcast, das „Morgenradio“. Das ist eine gute Alternative zum Radio am Morgen. Hier der Text des Dialoges: Sag mal, ich wollte dich mal was fragen. Was denn? Ich bin gerade auf der Suche nach einer neuen Arbeitsstelle. Oh. Da wurden leider einige Mitarbeiter entlassen. Entlassen? Weil das Geschäft nicht gut läuft. Geht das einfach so? Nein, ganz so war es auch nicht. Was ist eine Abfindung? Eine Abfindung ist Geld, damit ich nicht von heute auf morgen ohne Einkommen dastehe. Aha, verstehe. Ich würde gerne weiter im Bereich Marketing arbeiten. Und möchtest du Vollzeit arbeiten? Nein, Vollzeit kann ich leider nicht arbeiten, weil ich drei Kinder habe. Hast du sonst noch Einschränkungen? Ich habe leider kein Auto, daher wäre es gut, wenn ich mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln in die Arbeit fahren könnte. Ich habe da eine Idee. Oh, das wäre super! Das mache ich! Gerne.
Using plays in the language class Here are some suggestions and guidance on how to get the best from your students. Using plays with language learners can Improve their reading and speaking skillsEncourage creativityHelp them experiment with language -tone of voice, body language and their own lines if they are involved in writing the play.Bring them out of themselves -some students like performing or find the script gives them confidenceInvolve the whole class – non speaking parts can be given to learners who do not wish to speak or are less confident. Plays suitable for language learners Short narratives based on very brief scenes of 2-3 lines maximumPlays with more than one narrator and plenty of humour through actionPlays that can be broken up with songs.One or two scene mini-plays based on stories familiar to the class. Making your own plays Work from a photo, a cartoon or a video clipDevise mini plays based on recognisable characters from films the students likeTake a 10 minute sequence of the film. Internet links
Reader's Theater Editions (Readers Theatre, Free Scripts, Short Children's Plays) Reader’s Theater Editions are free scripts for reader’s theater (or readers theatre) adapted from stories written by Aaron Shepard and others—mostly humor, fantasy, and world tales from a variety of cultures. A full range of reading levels is included, with scripts aimed mostly at ages 8–15. The scripts may be freely copied, shared, and performed for any noncommercial purpose, except they may not be posted online without permission. As noted in the listing, some scripts come also in a “Team Version,” scripted for four readers with at least two females. These scripts are offered primarily for smaller groups such as after-school programs and homeschoolers, as well as for college and professional readers. Special features are available for many scripts.
Humans of New York Home - TeachRock How to Get Students to Talk in Class Decentralize Get them talking to each other, not just to you. Literally tell them to address their comments to each other. Try not to respond to every student comment; instead ask the class what they think about what has just been said. As an icebreaker, ask a question for which there is no single correct answer and go around the table with it. (Example:What is the first adjective that comes to mind when you think of the protagonist of this story? Share the authority Have students nominate topics for discussion at the beginning of a class. Consider your questions Try not to use rhetorical questions or “yes/no” “agree/disagree” questions. Learn More About Effective Questions Give them time to think Silence is okay, really! Respond to “off target” comments encouragingly Even if the comment is completely wrong or “off the wall,” thank the student for sharing their idea and—this is your creative challenge of the day—find a way to link their concept back on the correct track of discussion.
10 More Moral Dilemmas Morality is fun to debate. At the end of last December, I posted a list of another 10 dilemmas. By the comments submitted, I realize many did not feel that they had sufficient debatable merit. Therefore, I have posted 10 more, which I think will be more thought provoking and agonizing than my first list. Doctor’s Sick Patients You are a very skilled doctor with five dying patients, each of whom needs a different organ in order to live. a: Wait for the patient to die and then harvest his organs or b: Save the patient even though the other patients won’t get organs. If you chose to administer the medicine, would you still do so even if the medicine will not cure the patient, but, instead, delay his death to some short term future date or time after the five patients will have died? You have witnessed a man rob a bank, but then, he did something completely unusual and unexpected with the money. Your best friend is about to get married. You are a developer at a photo outlet.
Another 10 Moral Dilemmas Some people have hypothetical minds that like to debate what is right and wrong. Sometimes, however, what is right and wrong is not so clear, as is the case in a moral dilemma. Three years ago, Jamie Frater created a list of 10 agonizing moral dilemmas. Now that it’s so old, I think it’s time for 10 more. You are stranded with thirty people on a lifeboat that is intended to hold only seven. Your wife is suffering from a debilitating disease that has put her in constant and permanent pain and agony. You are a child slave in Africa, laboring away 18 hours a day making rugs. a. Slightly based on the trolley dilemma; there is a train that, much to your horror, is about to run over your own son, who has been tied to its track. You are living with your family in a scarce, poverty-stricken country. a. One month ago, your 14-year-old daughter had a sleepover with her best female friend, which went very well and both girls had a good time. You and your friend are stranded on an island. a. a.
150 Common English Proverbs with Meanings and Examples | | Lemon Grad Proverbs are popular sayings that provide nuggets of wisdom. By using some of these 150 popular proverbs, you can up your English language skills by few notches. Recommended posts: You may also find list of 200 idioms (with meanings and examples) and 200+ tongue twisters relevant. Here they are: 1. This proverb is used when someone blames the quality of their equipment or other external factors when they perform a task poorly. Example: X: The turkey isn’t cooked well because the oven is not functioning well. 2. Things we already have are more valuable than what we hope to get. Example: X: Why did you turn down that job offer when you don’t have anything concrete in hand at the moment? 3. When people we love are not with us, we love them even more. Example: When I was with her she always fought with me but now she cries for me on phone. 4. Cat can survive seemingly fatal events. Example: I haven’t seen him for several weeks, but I wouldn’t really worry about him. 5. Books on proverbs: 6. 7. 8.
Pronouns: What is a Pronoun? List of Pronouns with Examples English Pronouns List! What is a pronoun? Learn useful list of pronouns in English with different types of pronouns, example sentences and ESL printable worksheets. What Is A Pronoun? What is a pronoun in English grammar? In English grammar, pronoun is a word that substitutes for a noun or noun phrase. A pronoun is used instead of a noun or noun phrase in a sentence. Pronoun examples: I, me, we, they, you, he, she, it, yours, himself, ourselves, its, my, that, this, those, us, who, whom… Types of Pronouns and List of Pronouns – Image 1 Types of Pronouns with Examples English Pronouns can be divided into several categories: personal, indefinite, reflexive, reciprocal, possessive, demonstrative, interrogative and relative. Learn types of pronouns in English with examples. Personal Pronouns There are two types of personal pronouns: subject and object. When the person or thing is the subject of the sentence, subject pronouns are used. Subject pronoun list: I, you, he, she, it, we, they. Examples: