Lesson Plan Ideas with Common Core Correlations We offer these lesson plan ideas to help teachers cover important skills in English/Language Arts and Social Studies. Each SKILLS-BASED IDEA and CONTENT-BASED IDEA suggests specific ProCon.org topics and resources that are particularly well-matched to the lesson and designed to help you meet multiple curriculum goals. Our lesson plan ideas were developed in partnership with Dr. Faith Rogow, award-winning curriculum developer (www.InsightersEducation.com) and co-founder of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE). Lesson plans and worksheets from learningpage.com A review of current education industry topics from the publisher of Learning A-Z Need more resources? Don't forget to visit all of our LearningA-Z websites for free samples and demos.
Free TOEFL Practice The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of non-native speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is spoken, written and heard in college and university settings. You have 20 minutes to do 20 questions. When you have completed the test you will get a score and you can review your answer to each question. Most people who take the TOEFL test are planning to study at colleges and universities where instruction is in English. In addition, many government agencies, scholarship programs, and licensing/certification agencies use TOEFL scores to evaluate English proficiency. The TOEFL® Internet-based test has four sections.
Student Fishbowl Student Fishbowl This activity requires 60-90 minutes. Purpose: Fishbowl activities force participants to listen actively to the experiences and perspectives of a specific group of people. A student fishbowl gives pre-service and in-service educators an opportunity to hear the experiences, ideas, and feedback of current students while giving the students an opportunity to be active in the dialogue on educational equity. 12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — The Only Post You’ll Ever Need Preface by Tim Ferriss I’ve written about how I learned to speak, read, and write Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. I’ve also covered my experiments with German, Indonesian, Arabic, Norwegian, Turkish, and perhaps a dozen others. There are only few language learners who dazzle me, and Benny Lewis is one of them. This definitive guest post by Benny will teach you:
Top ten resources for teachers The internet is a great place for English language teachers, if you know to where to look! Here are my top ten resources (ok I cheated a bit by grouping some!) – have you used them all yet? Conversely: What is your favourite resource? – Have you used any resources that completely wowed you, that aren’t on this list? Please comment and let me/everybody else know about them!
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Three Good Tools for Building Flipped Lessons That Include Assessment Tools In the right setting the flipped classroom model can work well for some teachers and students. I recently received an email from a reader who was looking for a recommendation for a tool would enable her to add an assessment aspect to her flipped lesson. Here are some tools that can accomplish that goal. Listen to the Best English Podcasts, AudioBooks with Transcript Stories Podcast A collection of short stories written by famous writers like Shakespeare and Wordsworth. 6 minute English BBC 6 Minute English is one of the best weekly audio podcast for English learners. English at Work BBC series is focusing on English communication in the office.
Top ten resources for teachers (part 2!) “The internet is a great place for English language teachers, if you know to where to look!” …thus began part 1 - a post that was written to bring a group of internet-based gems together, to make it easier for all English language teachers to find and benefit from them. It has turned out to be a popular idea, even gaining a nomination for the Teaching English British Council blog of the month award, BUT it also ruffled a few feathers: In making the list, I left off some brilliant resources!