Differentiation: setting learning objectives and outcomes Schools will use different systems for setting objectives, but it's expected that pupils will know – by being told or by seeing these displayed on the board – what the learning objectives are. I would strongly advise that pupils copy down these learning objectives, or stick them into their books so that they can refer to them both during and after the lesson. When setting your learning objectives you need to be clear about what you expect the learning outcomes to be. Having said this, it will have already become pretty evident to you that not all pupils will be able to access the knowledge/skills/understanding you are trying to impart in your lessons to the same level, and because of this your outcomes need to be differentiated. What is differentiation? So what is actually meant by the term ‘differentiation’?
Tech2Learn - Digital Storytelling Digital Storytelling has many definitions, but usually involves the telling of our personal stories combining digital technology to integrate text, sound, graphics and sometimes film. It is a great way for students to begin working with multimedia projects because they tell their own story, learning the techniques and technical tools of this kind of creative expression, but within a familiar context. Technology and Digital Stories Digital stories involve some or all of these components:an engaging and well written storyslides or clipsbackgroundsgraphics or imagestextsounds, narration and/or musica transition to move from slide to slide or clip to clipa title slide and an ending slide that lists credits 7 Elements of Digital Stories
Pair Activity: 10 Years of Facebook Facebook is 10 Years Old! Let’s Chat! Do your students use Facebook? Do you use Facebook with your students? Does your school have its own Facebook page? Using Minecraft for Learning English * * * On the Internet * * * August 2014–Volume 18, Number 2 Marijana Smolčec Gimnazija Bernardina Frankopana, Ogulin, Croatia msmolcec gmail.com Filip Smolčec 5th Grade Primary School Student EFL ESL Teaching Activities, Lessons, Games, Worksheets, Ideas We hope you enjoy using this free resource site for English teachers. Whether you are looking for teaching activities, worksheets, lessons, games, ideas or articles, you've certainly come to the right place. The pages at Teach-This.com are designed to direct you quickly and easily to the ESL/EFL teaching resource you are looking for. You will find lots of new teaching ideas and activities to keep your classes imaginative and interesting. The teaching pages within this site are filled with quality resources and exciting teaching ideas. There are activities for teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as vocabulary, conversation and grammar.
EFL / ESOL / ESL Educational Songs and Activities: Song Lyrics for Teaching English as a Second Language These EFL/ESOL/ESL lyrics are available from a variety of albums: Songs that Teach Conversational English and English Vocabulary Action Songs Around the World Turklish TEFL » ESL Lesson Plans Here are a collection of lesson plans that have been created with adult Turkish learners in mind although most lessons could easily be used in any country. Each lesson aims to address the unique environment of the Turkish classroom and to help with obstacles faced by many teachers here. I will try to provide lessons that will highlight features of the Turkish classroom and perhaps set a template for creating future lessons along the same lines. A lot of these lesson plans will be linked to discussions on my main blog.
Graded English language dictations free online 1 Students 2 Introductions 3 Numbers 4 Whose? 5 Names and Numbers 6 A Timetable 7 A Form 8 A Friend 1 9 A Friend 2 10 A Friend 3 1 My Cat Trotsky 2 Strange Food (Anonymous) 3 Tears and Laughs (Samuel Beckett) 4 More Beckett 5 Numbers 6 That man 7 Charlie & the Chocolate Factory (Roald Dahl) 8 East of Eden (John Steinbeck) 9 The Unicorn (James Thurber) 10 A Tale of Two Cities (Charles Dickens) 11 Describing Self 1 12 Describing Self 2 13 Describing Self 3 14 The Cemetery 15 My Two Friends 16 Routine
ESL Resources - New sites - June 2014 - Part 1 - Videos - Lesson plans - Songs - Worksheets - Quizzes - Files - Cinema - Vocabulary - Grammar Drawing to a close – Trump v Clinton: the comic strip - 8 November 2016 "The primaries, the debates, the allegations, the assertions, the hope and the despair – writer Paul Owen and illustrator Katie Fricas tell the story of the 2016 US election." (theguardian.com) A year on the US election campaign trail: 'There's an irresistible energy' "Photographer Mark Makela has been covering the election all year. Here he talks about his experience shooting the various stages of the campaign, and selects some of his favorite images from a unique presidential race." (theguardian.com) Election Day Guide Questions and Answers (usgovinfo.about.com)
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Time4English A German woman in Darmstadt found a wallet containing €1000. She refused to give it back to the owner unless she was given a €120 reward. She got the reward, but the pensioner who owned it tipped off the police and the woman was arrested. Police said: "It was a bit stupid. She could have just kept the wallet."