Interactives . Elements of a Story Home | Catalog | About Us | Search | Contact Us | Site Map | © Annenberg Foundation 2016. All rights reserved. papadeligames History Animated stories The Christmas story Comics Journey out of Darkness is a full size 24-page comic book, designed for a 10-14 year old Advent calendars : idioms Unless you’ve been living in a separate galaxy in the last few weeks, you will have noticed that many people, including English Language Trainers, have been preparing for Halloween. So not wanting to feel left out I thought I would join the crowd and make my own contribution towards this pagan feast. What better way than to share with you 10 idioms with a Halloween theme! Halloween is associated with scary and spooky images like witches, black cats, blood, skeletons, ghosts, bats, weapons (knives, daggers) as well as less scary images like pumpkins and owls. I’m sure you can think of others. I’ve chosen 10 idioms with some of these Halloween images.
Christmas Links Reading, songs & Carols Christmas in Great Britain List of Christmas Words Christmas Project Song: Jingle Bell Rock Teaching Plot Structure through Short Stories ReadWriteThink couldn't publish all of this great content without literacy experts to write and review for us. If you've got lessons plans, videos, activities, or other ideas you'd like to contribute, we'd love to hear from you. More Find the latest in professional publications, learn new techniques and strategies, and find out how you can connect with other literacy professionals. christmas specials Communication 4 All Resources to Support Inclusion This has opened in a separate window - just exit to return to the Home page. Here is a selection of special Christmas resources for you! Click on the images to download the resources of your choice! Letter to Santa and Winter themed bordered paper: click the images to download
33 ways to speak better English If you’re reading this, I imagine you want to speak better English and communicate in a more confident and competent way. When we communicate effectively we are able to express our ideas and opinions, share experiences, and build relationships with others. When we struggle to express ourselves, we feel unvalued and insecure. As human beings, we want to participate in group discussions and have an impact on the society around us. In the modern world, we communicate across borders. Shakespeare around the world Did you know that children in every continent of the world study Shakespeare? From pupils in Denmark studying Hamlet, to 15-year-olds in China learning scenes from The Merchant of Venice, millions of students are introduced to his stories every year. Shakespeare’s Globe Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London welcomes school groups throughout the year to find out more about Shakespeare and why his plays remain so popular.
100 Writing Practice Lessons & Exercises Want to become a better writer? Perhaps you want to write novels, or maybe you just want to get better grades in your essay writing assignments, or maybe you’d like to start a popular blog. If you want to write better, you need practice. But what does a writing practice actually look like? In this post, I’m going to give you everything you need to kick off your writing practice and become a better writer faster. ICE ICE, BABY: WRITING A CINQUAIN Now, when we are all getting into the festive mood, probably makes an ideal time to discuss some holiday hotspots (or ‘cold’spots). This activity is built around an extremely ‘cold’spot – Ice Hotel – to spark your students’ imagination, discuss unusual ways of holidaymaking and get them to try their hand at writing a cinquain. (A cinquain is a five-line poem that describes a person, place, or thing and has a distinct structure: noun, two adjectives, three verbs, a four-word phrase and a noun). Step 1. Show the following image to your students and say that everything in the place is made up of snow and sculpted blocks of ice. Ask them to think of what this place could be for.
Language in pictures from Macmillan Dictionary Are you looking for a new way to learn or teach vocabulary? Our monthly series of infographics can be used to consolidate vocabulary in a more visual way. Each infographic is based on a theme – from the universal theme of love and relationships through hairstyles to special events such as World Book Day, Easter and Earth Day. Keep an eye on this page for more infographics … coming soon! Infographic: What personality are you? Fly Through 17th Century London M@ Fly Through 17th Century London A group of students at De Montfort University created this fly-through of 17th century London (skip to 0:50 in the video to get to the juicy stuff). The model focuses on the area around Pudding Lane and the bakery of Thomas Farriner, where the Great Fire of 1666 started. Although most of the buildings are conjectural, the students used a realistic street pattern and even included the hanging signs of genuine inns and businesses mentioned in Samuel Pepys' diary.
Downloadable lesson materials CrowdWish Level: B2/Upper Intermediate and up Skills: Speaking, reading and listening Language: idioms (dream come true, like magic, step in the right direction etc) and wish (including wish + would) ELT Resourceful – Crowdwish The lesson is about a new online service, CrowdWish, which invites people to post their wishes on their website. MERRY CHRISTMAS (WICKED VERSION): YANKEE SWAP, DIRTY SANTA We had a merry granny Christmas last year. We ate chocolate, played wicked games, but there was one thing missing – gift exchange. This year Granny is back with a new add-on – A White Elephant Gift Exchange or Yankee Swap, Dirty Santa. Eat Chocolate and Play Wicked Games