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Ten Videos to Teach English Here are ten videos which can help students learn English writing skills. This is a process writing project. Students will need to draft and rewrite at least two versions before a satisfactory piece of writing can be completed. These videos are appropriate for high intermediate to advanced levels students. Writing interesting and reflective pieces that summarize the content and the students’ impressions will require some ability to conceptualize abstract concepts. Most videos are about 4 minutes in length. ESL Video Lesson Instructions Explain the writing objectives. Choose a video for the lesson.Briefly review key words such as plot, character and setting.Watch the video once.Students write first draft of a summary which is factual a description of the plot, character and setting.The second part is student input. 1. Room 8 is a wonderful, clever video prompt because it can stimulate interesting and philosophical questions about the meaning of life. 2. 1. 2. 3. 1. 4. 5. Teach writing.

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25 Ways To Ask Your Kids How Was School Today This year Simon is in 4th grade and Grace is in 1st grade and I find myself asking them every day after school, “So how was school today?”. And everyday I get an answer like “fine” or “good” which doesn’t tell me a whole lot. Or at get at least a full sentence. #1. #2. #3. #4. #5. #6. #7. #8. #9. #10. #11. #12. #13. #14. #15. #16. #17. #18. #19. #20. #21. #22. #23. #24. #25. So far…my favorite answers have come from questions #12. #15, and #21. I actually love questions like the “alien” one (#12). And the answers we get are sometimes really surprising. Sometimes we just need to figure out the right kinds of questions to ask our children….some questions may work better for some kids than others. And, as my kids get older I know that I am going to have to work harder and harder to stay engaged with them…but I know its going to be worth the work… -liZ ****Also, to get a printable version of this list just click here: 25 Ways To Ask Your Kids So How Was School Today Printable

lesson plan: about jobs The aim of this class is to talk about different jobs and compare authentic job descriptions. The idea for this lesson came to me after stumbling upon this amazing website: I found the idea really interesting and decided to introduce my students to this community. The Task The lesson consists of two parts. Part 2 involves working with the website. Personal Experience My teenage students LOVED THIS CLASS. Materials Lifetramp Like this: Like Loading... DORF (DIBELS Oral Reading Fluency) - Online Activities 4 DIBELS OverviewDORF is comprised of two components: Oral Reading and Passage Retell. The oral reading component assesses the student's ability to read connected text fluently and with accuracy. The passage retell component assesses the student's comprehension, determined by both the number of words used and a quality of response rubric. Wacky Web Tales Game similar to Mad Libs where students select a short story from over 50 titles, fill in 5-10 blanks with specific parts of speech, and then read the story with their words in it. Comic Strip Capers Choose from several interactive comic strips to read and select key words to direct the course of the story. Topsy Turvy Tale Add a name and select a character in a story that combines reading and animation. Reading Comprehension Select and read a short story and answer comprehension questions. Interactive Reading Comprehension Read a story and answer a variety of questions.

My Favorite Vocabulary Activities That vocabulary is a basis for language learning is a given. When people travel abroad, they take dictionaries and phrase books, not grammar guides. Therefore, every course we teach should have a substantial focus on vocabulary. The more vocabulary one knows, the more families are known, and the more one can both derive and express meaning. So, how best to teach vocabulary? Part I – Activities Taboo - Taboo is one of my go-to activities for all levels. One variation I play is that, at the end of the game, students take the cards they have won and defines them for the group, or makes sentences with them. Though this game is simple, students have always been engaged and it seems to really help them recall vocabulary and gaps in their vocabulary. Hot Seat - This is a game I have been using more of lately with my students as a vocab review and warm-up. The Popcorn Game - This is an ELT variation of the Korean “Nunchi Game” (눈치게임). Part II – Techniques Like this: Like Loading...

Safe Search Kids - powered by Google SafeSearch for Kids Online. Google for Kids Google has been providing SafeSearch resources for years, including the search tool on this website. It’s a way for Google Kids to do research more safely thanks to filtered results on search terms. Search results using Safe Search Kids are the same as when using Google’s main website but with SafeSearch automatically activated for all search terms entered. Additional Google safe search engines you may be interested in using include Google Safe Images. How Google Search for Kids Works You can actually set Google safe search on any browser. The solution to easy activation of safe search is to use our Google filtering tool on Safe Search Kids. This site is to be used in conjunction with common sense supervision of kids. Regardless of the age, parents and educators agree there should always be some form of strict safe guards in place. Internet safety is also about building values for safe life long behavior online within a secure learning environment.

Interactive Stories Interactive Stories or Guided Stories is the name of an English language teaching technique developed by Mark White, a language teacher/writer. What is an Interactive Story? The technique consists of a story, which includes both sentences and questions so that as one student reads it to the other, the listener can respond to the questions and interact with the storyteller and the story itself by making it up as they go along. What are they for? Learn more: Things you can do with an Interactive Story The Origin and Evolution of Interactive Stories Interactive Stories: An Interview with Mark White Examples of Interactive Stories: Advanced English The Banjo Player’s Brother Upper Intermediate English Love and Death World of Water The Story of Green WillowThe ObsessionTibetan StoryThe Children of Kenji Takeuchi Intermediate English Yamashita’s GoldThe Water CarThe Ghost of Phra Ka NongThe Two LoversThe OdysseyThe Adventures of Roy Bean The History of Pirate Island A Business Fairy Tale High School English

GUYS READ English Language PDFs Here's a list of all the PDFs on the site, for easy downloading! (Click here to jump to the PDFs of grammar explanations) Irregular Verbs Present Simple Form (with the verb 'be'): Present Simple Form (with all verbs except 'be'): Present Continuous Form Present Simple or Present Continuous? Present Perfect Simple Form Past Simple or Present Perfect? Present Perfect Continuous Form Present Perfect Simple or Present Perfect Continuous? Past Simple Form (with the verb 'be'): Past Simple Form (with all verbs except 'be'): Past Continuous Form Past Perfect Simple Form: Past Perfect or Past Simple? Choose the Past Perfect or Past Simple Exercise 1 Future Simple Form: Future Simple or Present Simple? Choose the Future Simple or Present Simple Exercise 1 Will or be going to? Choose the Future Simple (Will) or 'Be Going To' Exercise 1

CCSD Wiki-Teacher Airport Questions and Answers in English Check-In Counter Vocabulary Going to an airport can be scary if you are learning English. Even if you know a lot of English, it can sometimes be difficult to understand all the questions and conversations in an airport. In this lesson, we will list and explain common questions and problems at the airport check-in counter. Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses Going to an airport can be both fun and frightening when you are learning spoken English. In this lesson, we will cover these topics: Questions you may need to ask at an airport There are many questions you may need to ask at an airport. Questions you may hear at an airport check-in counter These are some common questions you may hear at the check-in counter. Problems at the check-in counter Sometimes, there are problems at the check-in counter. Read the other articles in this series:

My March Top Ten List: Nonfiction Reading Resources Last month I shared my favorite resources for teaching fiction reading, and this month I'm focusing on nonfiction. Last month I shared my favorite resources for teaching fiction reading, and this month I'm focusing on nonfiction. Students (and teachers) often choose to read fiction texts in the classroom, but it is crucial that we expose our students to nonfiction texts as often as possible. Nonfiction texts allow children to experience the wonder of the world. READ ON to check out resources for teaching nonfiction reading concepts, including posters, links to great Web sites and articles, printables, an exciting new way to make current events interactive, and much more! 1. Before I can teach students to gather information, determine importance, or find supporting details, I must first show them the tools that they will be using. Download a PDF slide show of all 23 of my Nonfiction Text Features posters. 2. 3. 4. 5. Teachers can access both current and previous editions at any time. 6.

Lesson Ideas | elt planning Here’s a great group task for retelling a story. I came across it during the British Council summer school here in Bangkok. My teen group were doing activities based on the movie ‘Jumanji’, but this can work for any movie, fairytale, etc. First, summarise your story in 100 words or so. You could use an existing plot summary from IMDB or even Wikipedia, and just cut it down as needed. Once you’ve got the text, write it out into a table so that each word is in one of 4 columns, Here’s an example for the first sentence: In 1869, two boys bury a mysterious and magical game – Jumanji. Here’s the important part. This term I’ve tried out a few different ways to introduce a lesson. Song lyric gap fill Example: 3rd conditional, regrets Do a short gap fill on part of a song related to your topic. Regrets, I’ve had a few… (1.19 – 1.30) (more…) I got so excited about this that I had to post it up! It’s really simple to do – just create your own story, type it in and click done… from Wikipedia Who am I?