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EFLshorts | Short stories for EFL learners Home - Understand what you read Learn English for Free with elllo! Story Title Menu (Classic Short Stories) stories such as: A Day in the Country (Chekhov), The Cask of Amontillado (Poe), Bellflower (de Maupassant), Beware of the Dog (Dahl), The Door in the Wall (Wells), Araby (Joyce), The Boarded Window (Bierce) stories such as: The Griffin and the Minor Canon (Stockton), Ethan Brand (Hawthorne), The Hairpin (de Maupassant), A Haunted House (Woolf), The Girls in Their Summer Dresses (Shaw), The Gift of the Magi (Henry) stories such as: The Minister's Black Veil (Hawthorne), The Most Dangerous Game (Connell), The Inn (de Maupassant), Leiningen Versus the Ants (Woolf), The Lottery Ticket (Chekhov), The Monkey's Paw (Jacobs) stories such as: A Passion in the Desert (Balzac), The Sniper (O'Flaherty), Rip Van Winkle (Irving), A Piece of String (de Maupassant), The Open Window (Saki), Rocking-Horse Winner (Lawrence), The Soldier's Peaches (Cloete)

15 free resources for teaching classroom language Teach them English Adam Simpson's blog Skip to content ← 15 great ice-breaker ideas and downloadable worksheets Why they still plagiarise and how we can take steps to stop it → 15 free resources for teaching classroom language Posted on September 19, 2013 by Adam As a new academic years begins, many of us are now experiencing the joy of starting out with new classes of learners. Classroom language exercises (part one) You might also like: 15 more free resources for teaching classroom language 15 great ice-breaker ideas and downloadable worksheets 30 free resources for lessons about personality and feelings Great games for the language classroom: Blockbusters Linkwithin This entry was posted in Teaching ideas and tagged free downloadable worksheets for classroom language. 11 Responses to 15 free resources for teaching classroom language Angeliki says: September 19, 2013 at 7:54 pm I have found your resources great!! Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Teach them English

All Things Topics - Home Learning English - Home Short Stories for ESL students Everybody knows reading is good for language learners, but what do you do with students who aren’t ready for full length books? Try short stories. Here are 4 fun quick reads that work well with intermediate+ students. Short Stories in the ESL Class How can teachers maximize the value of short stories? ESL Conversation Class This pair work activity combines reading, speaking and listening skills. Choose two stories. Next class, pair up students with different stories. Encourage students to offer their own views about the story. did they like it, or not (with reasons)describe the parts that were particularly interestingengage with the story by asking questions about the characters and their motivations (e.g. ESL Writing Class Short stories can be used as models. Here’s a noticing activity. summarize the character, plot and settinganalyze the text according to the 6+1 writing traits Why bother with the 6+1 writing traits? Short Stories 1. Is Scrabble a dangerous game? 2. 3. 4.

English Language Learner (ELL) Resources The number of students with limited proficiency in English has increased significantly in recent years. Here are a variety of resources to help educators with English Language Learners. General WIDA ELP StandardsThe World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Consortium's ELP Standards for grades PreK - 12. Colorín ColoradoColorín Colorado is a free web-based, bilingual service that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners. Everything ESLThis site includes Lesson Plans, Teaching Tips, Resource Picks, and a question answer section to help teachers with English Language Learners. Dave's ESL Cafe A portal of ESL resources for Teachers, Students, and the general public. ESL Gold ESLgold provides thousands of free information and resources for ESL/ELL. ESL Resource CenterFree ESL Materials, ESL Resources and ESL Lesson Plans for TEFL/TESOL teachers. Teaching Ideas Resources For Students Forums News and Research

School Start 7-9 Check also New Teacher Introductions in Teach by Calendar August 19th Warm-up Welcome to a New School Year (4:27) Video clip with powerful messages to live up toBack to School Expectations Vs. Songs The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Parody of the Christmas songBack to School Welcome and Motivation Song. Getting to Know Web of Names Learn the names while tossing a boll of thread. Self-Esteem Switch Sides if… A game to show we are both alike and different, similar to the one in “Freedom Writers’ Diary”3 Question Activities to Connect with Students; for pairs, groups and whole-class discussions.This is Me A song to start telling about yourself (yr 7)This is Me 7-8 A worksheet to fill in and talk about.What I am! Learning to Learn Writing Future Me Write a letter to yourself on the last day of school. Speaking First Day of School Listen to a podcast interview (2:45) and make your own (yr 8-9)What do I Know About? More Ideas

Socialising 4: Active listening Perhaps the most important skill connected with socialising is to ‘shut up and listen’. In practice, it can be very difficult to resist the temptation to turn every conversation into a conversation about what we consider the most interesting thing in the world, i.e. ourselves. The most skilful active listeners include nurses, social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors, so this lesson focuses especially on the techniques studied and used by these professionals. Topic: Socialising and active listening Level: Intermediate (B2) and above Aims: To raise awareness of the importance of active listening skills, and some situations where they are especially important.To teach some language and techniques for active listening, including effective use of body language.To provide practice and feedback of the situation of actively listening to a friend or colleague talking about a difficult experience. Plan components Lesson plan: download Worksheets: download Copyright - please read

Short Stories at East of the Web A game of Scrabble has serious consequences. - Length: 4 pages - Age Rating: PG - Genre: Crime, Humor A semi-barbaric king devises a semi-barabaric (but entirely fair) method of criminal trial involving two doors, a beautiful lady and a very hungry tiger. - Length: 7 pages - Genre: Fiction, Humor Sandra performed her little charade in front of the mirror and morphed into the Gisela character on a whim. - Length: 20 pages - Genre: Once upon a time, in a small village snuggled into the side of a wooded valley, lived a candlemaker. - Length: 9 pages - Age Rating: U - Genre: Children Jack Scrimshaw. - Length: 17 pages - Age Rating: 15 Here in Saint Lizard, the one road starts on the cliff by the lighthouse and crawls in circles down to the sea. - Length: 11 pages - Genre: Fiction For the first time, Becca truly realised that grown-ups couldn’t see magic. - Length: 10 pages - Genre: Horror “We left the map behind,” said Annie as they were five hours away from Anstruther, pulling into their own driveway.