Running Dictation I’m sure you all have at least some kind of experience with dictations in the classroom. Most of the time, dictations are considered boring and can get really frustrating for students, especially if they are still learning how to write in their L1. Here is an idea for practicing dictations and making them less painful. Running dictation is a type of dictation in which your students are responsible for it from the start. They should work in pairs and it goes like this: You should come up with a story that you will write on a piece of paper and hang it onto the wall in your classroom. It’s best to give them a story in form of a riddle or something similar because then if someone is done before the others, you can tell them to try and solve it (matter of discipline in the classroom). Here are some links with stories that can be used for a running dictation. How do you get along with dictations?
77 Educational Games and Game Builders I'm often asked if I know of any games for subject "x," "y," or "z" for a particular grade level or age group. My answer is usually yes, but I need to search my archives. Therefore, I've gone through my archives and dug up many of games that I've mentioned over the last four years that are still active online. Consider this my humongous list of educational games. 1. 2.Spin and Spell has been featured on a number of blogs over the last year. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. the World Food Programme's website offers students a large selection of educational online games and activities. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56.
The Best Advice 22 Successful People Live By The nation's most interesting and accomplished people share words of wisdom that changed their lives. These 22 folks—including bestselling authors, cutting-edge entrepreneurs, humanitarians, educators, entertainers, and doctors—answered the question “What’s the best advice you ever received?” Here, insights that will change the way you work, love, and play. On Confrontation When I was maybe six, I saw a photograph in a magazine of a young woman holding a bouquet of flowers up to a police officer who was pointing a gun at her—it was a 1970s image from an antiwar protest. Terribly intrigued by the contradiction depicted in that photo, I asked my mother about it. She explained that the woman was trying to win over the officer with kindness. Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild, Tiny Beautiful Things, and Torch, in Library Journal On Winning “You don’t want to win the argument. Paul Steiger, former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Nataly Kogan, cofounder and CEO of Happier, Inc.
ESL Games for the Classroom Alphabet Shout Out Randomly choose an alphabet flashcard and award a point to the first student who shouts out a word beginning with that letter. Alphabet Writing Relay Divide and line up the students into two teams. Divide the board into two halves and have one student from each team run to the board, write 'A', then run to the back of the line. Alphabet Erase relay As 'Alphabet Writing Relay', but this time, write the alphabet on each half of the board and have each team race to erase the letters in order. Alphabet Sculptures Divide the students into teams and call out a letter of the alphabet. Alphabet Soup Give each student an alphabet flashcard and have them skip around the room to the 'ABC Song'. Alphabet Touch Call out letters and have the students find and touch them in the classroom, on posters, etc. Alphabet Wave Give each student a few ordered alphabet flashcards and play the 'ABC Song'. Animal Crackers Take a big dice and assign an animal to each number.
ESL Games World Games in the English language classroom Learn About EnglishCentral Teaching English Magazine Read The Latest Newsletter Digital Downloads TESOL Certificate Supporter Games in the English language classroom Games are wonderful to use in our classrooms, a must. See below, many of the well researched reasons we should be using them in our teaching. Nowadays, with online resources and resource sharing, there is no longer any excuse for not using games. Here are a few of the games related resources and pages you'll find here on EFL Classroom 2.0. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 100 games for children 10. Views: 2032 Tags: efl20, games, gaming, list, resources Like 0 members like this Share Twitter Facebook Add a Remark Welcome! Join EFL CLASSROOM 2.0 Welcome toEFL CLASSROOM 2.0 JOIN NOWor Sign In Or sign in with: Study Music 35,000+ Happy Members Supporter View All Get In Touch Music Photos ELT Interviews Jeremy Harmer in Turkey: ELT changes Ken Wilson: 10 quotes that will make you think Stephen Krashen Saima Ali – Teacher of ESOL More… Mr Gary's EFL Classroom
English games Games that teach you to read and write. Do you master the letters, and do you know the order of the letters of the alphabet? With these playful games, you practice your knowledge of the English language. Days of the week 0 of 10 levels completed • Days of the week• Spelling Practicing the order of the days of the week. Word spelling 0 of 21 levels completed Practice writing by looking at the picture and then write the word which best describes the picture. Hangman 0 of 40 levels completed • Spelling• The alphabet Figure out the sentence or word that is hidden by guessing letters, one at a time. Positional words 0 of 5 levels completed • Prepositions• Common words• Reading Practise prepositions or positional words. Amazon Wordsearch 0 of 3 levels completed Wordsearch using Amazon unit vocabulary words that are awesome. Word hunt Try to find common English words in this word game. Months Practicing the order of the month of the year. Type the alphabet • The alphabet• Correct fingering• Keyboard training
Build a Medieval Castle No download, no installation, PC or Mac; print from your web browser. Build a Medieval Castle Online Go to Putting Your Castle Together (Print these instructions out) Castles were an important part of cultural, military, and political history in Europe for many centuries. Castles in Medieval Times Vocabulary Games, English Vocabulary Word Games