Game based learning & Gamification Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training. We’ve been curating game related content for over a year and a half while conducting our own research and case studies. Here are 100 articles related to games and learning. Some of them are research-based, while others just offer an interesting perspective to spark discussion. Take what you need and share this with a colleague. Reading. Writing. Thinking. Sharing. Break up the mid-winter slump, and bring Fluency Boot Camp into your classroom! What is a Fluency Boot Camp? No… you will not be shipping your students off (sorry), nor will students have to march around the room (your choice), but I can guarantee that your students’ brains will be sweating as they participate in the classroom fluency camp you create!
101 Fun And Educational Vocab / Word Card Activities This is one of my favourite teacher resources. It provides some really simple but effective and fun word card games ideas as well as activities for general spelling and word study. I would use this document almost every day to plan for the following types of activities...... *** Daily group activities and/or tasks - at least one session per day involved some type of dolch sight word list or theme word card game or activity. *** Home sight word games and activities - Many Teacher Members are sending the full version - '101 Fun and Educational Word Card Activities' home as a reference document for Parents - communicating ideas and ways to help their children learn sight words at home. *** PLUS they are fantastic for those fill in, impromptu and early finisher activities.
Self-Study English Grammar Quizzes HTML-Only Quizzes Grammar | Places | Vocabulary | Idioms | Homonyms | Scrambled Words | Misc. Activities for ESL Students has over 1,000 activities to help you study English as a Second Language. This project of The Internet TESL Journal has contributions by many teachers. Page Contents Articles | Cloze | Conjunctions | Dialogs | Plurals | Prepositions | Pronouns | Sentence Structure | Tag Questions | Verbs | What's the Correct Sequence | Word Choice | Other Quizzes
Printable Christmas Coloring Pages for Kids What color do you think of for Christmas? Red, green, gold, silver, orange … and of course these colors go wonderfully with the lovely smells of Christmas – pine needles, smouldering log fires, spices, candied fruits ….oooh! Here you’ll find our original and free printable Christmas coloring pages for kids and this year we’re really excited about our new gigantic wall hanging Christmas tree coloring page.
The nine golden rules of using games in the language classroom I think you might want to download these activities so you can use them later… so here’s a handy PDF file of this blog post! I’ve long been an admirer of the use of games in teaching. Indeed, one of my most popular posts ever here on the Teach them English blog is the rather misleadingly titled ‘Why I don’t use games in the language classroom’ which, if you’ve got a spare ten minutes, gives you as good a background into the role of games in the language classroom as you’ll ever need (no need for me to be modest!). Games remain a fundamental part of my teaching as they can be used to liven up lessons, while also creating a relaxed learning atmosphere where learners feel confident to practice new language skills. The importance of games cannot be understated in the role they play in providing alternative ways of learning or showing that you can recall what has been learned. 1.
Phonemic Awareness Assessment All assessments should be given one-on-one. When should it be assessed? Phonemic awareness assessments should be done three times during the kindergarten and first grade years to help guide instruction. Examples of assessment questions * Remember, when a letter appears between slash marks, you should say the letter sound, and not the letter name. Phoneme matching Spelling and Vocabulary, Grades K-5 By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer Found In: language arts, preK-2, 3-5 Words and their meanings and spellings are the building blocks of communication. 9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle The use of word clouds in the classroom is a powerful way to really get through to visual learners. The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them. A quick note: Wordle is quite easily the most popular word cloud generator out there. It’s free and easy to use.