5 great writing warm up activities... and what they lead to 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! Warm up activities that get learners writing can be fantastic for getting the creative juices flowing while also giving a focused start to your lesson. A writing task at the start of class can be an effective way of leading into explicit grammar teaching or can just as easily be followed up with speaking activities.
Children's Songs Lyrics, Midis, Printouts, and Videos from The Teacher's Guide Children's Songs Lyrics, Children's Songs Printouts, Children's Songs Videos, Children's Songs Midis Songs by Title A Frog Went a Courtin A Hunting We Will Go A Ring a Roses From old English to modern English How and why has English changed over time? In this brief introduction to the subject, I will show how we can look at the history of a language in two main ways: externally – where, why and by whom the language was used; the political and social factors causing change – and internally – the pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary and written appearance of the language; the motivations for change arising from the structure of the language itself. I will structure my discussion around the conventional division of the history of English into three main periods: Old, Middle and Modern English. The Old English (OE) period can be regarded as starting around AD 450, with the arrival of West Germanic settlers (Angles, Saxons and Jutes) in southern Britain. They brought with them dialects closely related to the continental language varieties which would produce modern German, Dutch and Frisian.
The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual Or Multilingual — Part One A couple of days I ago I asked readers to help me out by suggesting video clips from movies and television that would demonstrate the importance of being bilingual. I’m creating a lesson plan (which I’ll share in this blog sometime in the future) where I’ll use videos, along with information from The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual. I’ve just begun to view the suggestions, and still have to watch quite a few on Netflix, but thought I share some of the best that people suggested and that I just found by searching through YouTube. Here are my choices for The Best Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual — Part One:
Irregular Verbs How confident are you about English irregular verbs? This video shows you how to pronounce 50 of the most common ones (see the list below): Here is a list of fifty of the most common irregular verbs, with exercises below. This is a good place to start if you are intermediate or beginner level.
Origins of English: "Our Language is at Present in a State of Anarchy" In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, England’s population grew rapidly: between 1550 and 1650, it doubled, reaching 5 million. Reflecting this growth a number of new words entered into English: ghetto (1611), suburban (1625), and dialect (1570s). Concerned about the apparent anarchy of the language and the lack of any standards regarding grammar, spelling, and pronunciation, the Royal Society set up a committee for improving the English language in 1664. The model for the committee was the Academy which had been founded in France some 30 years earlier. Those who promoted this idea included the poet and critic John Dryden and polymath John Evelyn.
CristinaSkyBox: Creating Websites When I began this blog, I had my (then) current students in mind as a potential audience. Since then, this blog has changed, gone through different phases, and it's likely that this may happen to everyone who shares in blog formats. For me, that is natural in the sense that blogs are organic, changing as oneself learns and grows professionally. As a result, I sometimes wonder what recommendations I could possibly give when others begin their own blog. Children's Songs About Everyday Routines These song lyrics about Everyday Routines are available from a variety of albums: Starting the Day (See our Transition Songs) Breakfast 45 ways to avoid using the word 'very' A posthaven user upvoted this post. — habebaakiar 3 years ago — barcahaters 3 years ago — Jan Arzooman 3 years ago
Work With Me Writing this blog has given me the opportunity to work with some great people in the education community. I cannot accept every invitation that I receive, but I do give serious consideration to all invitations. If you are interested in having me speak at your school or conference please use the contact form below or email me directly at richardbyrne (at) freetech4teachers (dot) comServices I offer: *Workshops for your faculty. We will roll up our sleeves and get immersed in learning about ways to use technology in our classrooms. You can choose from the list of topics at the bottom of this page or I will work with you to develop a custom day of workshops for your faculty.