Teaching English Learners with Short Animated Videos A MiddleWeb Blog One of the best ways to help kids love reading and get enthusiastic about school is by making learning fun! Make them want to be part of it. Make them laugh, cry, think deeply…engage them and evoke emotion, and suddenly you have kids who want to do the work of learning. Short animated videos are excellent for supporting literacy skills while making the learning fun and engaging.
English / Learning areas / The New Zealand Curriculum Ko te reo te tuakiriKo te reo tōku ahureiKo te reo te ora. English is the study, use, and enjoyment of the English language and its literature, communicated orally, visually, and in writing, for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of text forms. Learning English encompasses learning the language, learning through the language, and learning about the language. Best Story Elements Videos for the Classroom We found some fab videos that are perfect for teaching story elements! Whether you’re talking about plot, characters, setting, conflict, theme, or point of view, there’s definitely something on our list that you can use. Of course, there’s no better way to teach story elements than by reading stories with your students.
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This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes Technology• Christian La Du • The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in “stealth mode” for three years, tinkering with their program and leasing it out to different ebooks, apps, and other platforms. Now, Spritz is about to go public with Samsung’s new line of wearable technology.
by Jamie Keddie Street questions - Lessonstream.org Last month (July 2016) I was in Manchester, training on my Video and Image in Language Teaching course (VILT) for NILE. One of the activities that I gave participants was to take photographs of interesting texts that they saw in the city’s streets and public areas. Here is my own offering – a selection of questions which all contain ellipsis (missing words). If you would prefer create a slideshow for your students (rather than use the video) you can access my photographs here. Language level: A2 +Learner type: Teens; AdultsTime: 25 minutesActivity: Grammar activityTopic: Linguistic landscapeLanguage: Question formsMaterials: Video + worksheet Street questions (8575 downloads) Ellipsis
Specialised help for children with dyslexia pays dividends Published: 6:07AM Saturday August 16, 2014 Source: ONE News Compelling research shows learning outcomes for children with dyslexia can be vastly improved. Specialised, early intervention can significantly boost success at school for a child with dyslexia, a pilot study shows. One-on-one, personalised tuition resulted in vast and surprising improvements in achievement skills, Karen Waldie, Associate Professor of the School of Psychology at Auckland University, says. SPELD NZ, in collaboration with school RTLBs (Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour), carried out the study involving 42 seven-year-old students struggling in the classroom as a result of dyslexia. 20 great video sites for the EFL classroom I was asked on my FB page where I find good videos for class. I stumble upon them now and then (like here, thanks Lana), but I also find these sources pretty useful. Hope this helps! Joseph’s Machines If you’re doing anything related to inventions, processes, technology, and so on, Joseph’s Machines is great inspiration.
Picture Book Activities What a delightful, whimsical book! The Leaf Man uses the shapes and colours of different leaves as inspiration for its illustrations. The story explores where the mythical ‘Leaf Man’ goes, whenever the wind blows. This gorgeous book was brought to my attention when I posted these photos of leaf creatures on my Facebook page. Pictures & craft ideas found here: and here: