TESOL Lesson Plans for Children - TESOL - Yahoo! News Search Results Teaching English to preschoolers (3 – 5 years old) Theme of the lesson: Learning things that are moving and related subjects to the moving things. Proficiency level: preschoolers (3 – 5 years old) Skill objectives: students’ skills in identifying five things that are moving, and where they are moving on. Methodology: Combination of Total Physical Response and Communicative Approach Language In Use It is great to show and offer students many examples of English language in use. Meaning, students appreciate that there are many ways to say the same thing and like to see the "nuance" of the English language. Here are some images showing different ways / expressions to communicate a similar thing. Might be handy.
Environmental Inquiry, Sustainability, Natural Curiosity Natural Curiosity is a teacher resource that was launched in 2011. It's focus is on Environmental Inquiry, and how to bring inquiry-based teaching practices into the classroom. The resource offers elementary school teachers a guide to making both the content and process of learning about the world more engaging and relevant to their students. This is possible when students become personally invested in a collective learning process that is shaped by their very own questions and theories about the world - their natural curiosity - and a process that places them in direct contact and relationship with the natural environment.
Curriculum and Instruction - Student Center Activities, Grades 4-5 - Student Center Activities, Grades 4-5 Frequently Asked Questions about the K-5 Student Center Activities. Introduction During the Spring 2004 Florida Reading First school site visits, staff from the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) determined that teachers may benefit from classroom materials that would be immediately useful in implementing independent Student Center Activities. In 2004-2005, a team of teachers at FCRR reviewed current research, collected ideas, and created materials for use in kindergarten and first grade classrooms.
Teach Children ESL - Songs, Chants, and Action Rhymes FREE ESL Songs, Chants& Action Rhymes [To download the files, please click right-side mouse button on the "Download!" image and select "Save Target As..."] Get Involved! The more the better, so if you want to get involved directly, please feel free to contact us. Verb Tenses Worksheets "What a comprehensive site! I espcially like your verb tenses worksheets. They allow my students to really practice all the many variations. Thanks very much for your help." -- Lilliana V., Distrito Federal, Mexico, 10/28/11 Like these materials? Show your support by liking us on Facebook...
The Textmapping Project - Lesson Planning Guides The following lesson guides are currently available. As we add more, they will be listed here (added explanation below): Textbook Skills Magazine Instruction Sets Textmapping Exercise: Mapping a Magazine Article [ Poetry exercise: "Afternoon on a Hill", by Edna St. Vincent Millay (4 document set); recommended for upper elementary through college. Materials and Background [ Set [ layout [ Biography [ Fiction: Two Books by Dr.
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 13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring. At the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this year, Adam Bellow, founder of EduClipper, and Steve Dembo, Online Community Manager for Discovery Education offered a quick run through of some favorite apps. The two educators are early adopters of ed-tech classroom strategies and have a lot of experience with tech integration. 1.
Nonfiction Text Structures & Features Cumulative Assignment Last week, we finished our final project for our nonfiction text features and structures study. Now, we are working on summarizing nonfiction and making inferences from nonfiction. I'm having to get quite creative in order to keep my kids engaged in all of this nonfiction work! Here is a look at what I had my students do as their final assessment, and also to meet some additional Informational Reading Common Core Standards. If you are looking for more ideas on teaching nonfiction text structures, check out my blog post about the activities we did HERE! Basically, the students had to create their own mini-magazine about a topic of their choice.
Animal Nicknames This works best with intermediate to advanced kids (not so much english for the advanced ones) Before class make up a sheet of paper with all of the students names on it with a blank line next to each name. Include your own name also. Hand these out to the students in class. ESL Vocabulary - Travel: Buying Tickets (list, definitions, sample sentences, and review worksheet) Fill in the blanks with a vocabulary word in the box below. 1. I always fly with the same ______________ because they give me frequent flyer miles*. 2.
Our favourite reading figures What kind of books do the kids like reading? Who are they favourite characters? The kids have to draw the cover of their favourite book on a half A4 piece of paper, folded into two. Then, with the help of another A4 sheet they can easily make this reading figure. You will need 2 sheets of paper – a white one (for the book), and a coloured one (for the figure). Happy and you Know it - refresher I find that one of the most terrifying things is when you are completely done with the lesson and you still have 10 minutes to go, and reviewing the lesson would go over about as well as giving an inspirational talk on how marching on the Trail of Tears was great for the Native Americans quads, calves, and burning unwanted pounds... it wouldn't go well. So what I've found is, or remembered is the Happy and you Know it song... and it works great on young kids and self-conscious teen agers.You remember: If you happy and you know it clap your hands....blah blah. Well change it around. I've used: happy - pat your gutsad - cry boo hooscared - scream in terrortired - go to sleep (they go crazy when you fall asleep in mid-sentence)angry - growl out loudhungry - eat you handetc... you get the idea Good Luck Sean SeidellCurrently of Tainan, Taiwan