Below, you will find a wide range of ideas and resources to help you when you are teaching children at Christmas time. If you have any relevant resources to share, please email them and I will add them to this page. Thank you! Favourite Christmas Activities - Share your ideas for Christmas lessons and activities to use throughout the festive season. Advent Acrostic - Use this poster as a starting point for getting children to write their own acrostic poems. Contributed by Justin Stretch. Donkey's First Christmas - Foundation Lesson Plan - A lesson plan for children aged 4-5, based on the book Donkey's First Christmas (available here). <A HREF=" Merry Christmas Banner - A long banner with the text 'Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year'. Find ideas and resources linked to popular Christmas books!
EnglishClubChristmas Activities for KidsWe've got well over 100 original Christmas colouring pictures at Activity Village, so we've got... Enjoy these new Christmas colour by number pages. Just print and follow the instructions! New this year, a small collection of our popular "colour by pattern" colouring pages with a... If a child makes the effort to colour a Christmas card by hand, the result will always be treasured... We hope you enjoy this huge (and ever growing) collection of Christmas printables - including free... Christmas is the perfect time to settle down to some good kids crafts: the days are short, the cold... Making Christmas cards for friends and family is a great excuse to sit down with your children for... We have collected together some fun Christmas origami models to enjoy with your kids. These colouring pages of various "characters" can be coloured, cut out and assembled to create a... Our Christmas Fuse Bead Patterns are a great craft activity for kids on long winter afternoons!...
Academic WritingThese OWL resources will help you with the types of writing you may encounter while in college. The OWL resources range from rhetorical approaches for writing, to document organization, to sentence level work, such as clarity. For specific examples of writing assignments, please see our Common Writing Assignments area. The Rhetorical Situation This presentation is designed to introduce your students to a variety of factors that contribute to strong, well-organized writing. Establishing Arguments These OWL resources will help you develop and refine the arguments in your writing. Logic in Argumentative Writing This resource covers using logic within writing—logical vocabulary, logical fallacies, and other types of logos-based reasoning. Paragraphs and Paragraphing The purpose of this handout is to give some basic instruction and advice regarding the creation of understandable and coherent paragraphs. Essay Writing Conciseness Paramedic Method: A Lesson in Writing Concisely Reverse Paramedic Method
Vocabulary Games, English Vocabulary Word GamesChristmas Traditions, Christmas History, Christmas Around the World, The Christmas Story and Christmas Fun and Games! - whychristmas?com25 Best Sites for Free Educational VideosRefSeek's guide to the 25 best online resources for finding free educational videos. With the exception of BrainPOP and Cosmeo, all listed sites offer their extensive video libraries for free and without registration. Academic Earth Thousands of video lectures from the world's top scholars. academicearth.org Big Think Video interviews with 600+ thought leaders in a range of fields. bigthink.com Brightstorm Short-form online video lessons by professional educators. brightstorm.com CosmoLearning Aggregator of free, online video lessons and documentaries. cosmolearning.com Coursera Lectures taught by world-class professors and reinforced through interactive exercises. coursera.org EdX Courses designed specifically for interactive study via the web. edx.org Futures Channel High quality multimedia content ideal for use in the classroom. thefutureschannel.com Howcast Professional and user-generated how-to videos. www.howcast.com Internet Archive archive.org iTunes U Apple iTunes - Apple iTunes Software Khan Academy Hulu
ESL Games and Activities - Useful for All Classes!Simple and Classic ESL Games - A list of many time-tested games for teaching ESL to young learners. Circle Memory Sentences - Students must remember all of the sentences said before his/her turn. Great for killing time at the end of class or reviewing vocabulary words at the beginning of class. Read for Speed - Read as fast as you can - can you beat the teacher's time? DICE BOMB! Dice Gambling - Test your students' gambling instincts with this fun way to review previous lessons. Around the World (Flashcard Game) - A classic competitive flashcard game. Hoops (Flashcard Game) - Get students running around and looking for the right flashcard in the right hoop! Phonics Hammer (Flashcard Game) - An endlessly fun way to review phonics. Memory Game (Flashcard Game) - Another way to turn reviewing flashcards into a fun activity! Printable Games! ESL Trivia Time! ESL Trivia Time! ESL Ad Lib Madness: "My Favorite Foods" - Similar to the popular "Mad Libs" activities. I Dare You! Don't Say the Words!
Culture - How the English language became such a messYou may have seen a poem by Gerard Nolst Trinité called The Chaos. It starts like this: Dearest creature in creation Studying English pronunciation, I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse and worse. In its fullest version, the poem runs through about 800 of the most vexing spelling inconsistencies in English. Attempting to spell in English is like playing one of those computer games where, no matter what, you will lose eventually. The problem begins with the alphabet itself. So what happened with English? Invasion and theft First, the greed: invasion and theft. Once the English tossed out the French (but not their words) a few centuries later, they started to acquire territories around the world – America, Australia, Africa, India. What does this have to do with spelling? Lazy tongues Adding to the greed is the laziness – or, as linguists call it, “economy of effort”. Sometimes sounds just change capriciously. Tongues and ears aren’t the only lazy things. And now?
Inspiration from Ellen Degeneres Show: Never Have I Ever : present perfectI firmly believe that the way you present things to your students matters . From boring points of grammar to challenging speaking activities, there is always a way to get their attention. I am of the opinion that students learn much better if you completely discard from your teaching the idea of boring master classes where the only person in the room seems to be the teacher and choose instead a more interactive approach. I try hard not to forget this student -centred approach during the whole lesson . There is also something I try not to forget. Image by Michael Rozman/WarnerBros Skill: Speaking Level: B1 upwards Aim: using the Present Perfect to talk about experiences. You never know where and who you’ll get inspiration from! This hilarious speaking activity is fairly simple and requires little preparation . ♥ Tell them you are going to ask a question to the whole class . ♥ Ask them to answer your question by putting up the YES, I HAVE or I HAVE NEVER sign Do you want to try?