The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa Check out my New York Times post: Ideas for English Language Learners | Celebrate the Holidays ELLs learn about tamales, holiday food traditions and Three Kings Day at my latest holiday-related New York Times Learning Network post. It includes a student interactive and teaching ideas. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa are all coming-up, and I thought it would be timely to create a “The Best…” list focusing on those holidays. Obviously, there are a lot more materials about Christmas out there accessible to English Language Learners than there are for the other two events, but I have found some for all of them.
Lesson Plan 5: The History of the English Language 8 Jun Lesson Plan:History of English Langugae (PDF) Lesson Materials: History of English Language (PDF) In this lesson students will watch several video clips concerning the development of the English language from the time of the Anglo-Saxon invasions to Shakespeare’s day. Students will then read follow up texts, compare and extract of Old English with Modern English, and finally watch as Eddie Izzard purchases a brown cow in Friesland, using only Old English… Links: A huge bunch of resources for teaching the present perfect tense Almost universally, elementary learners of English are systematically introduced to the simple present and simple past forms. Then, somewhere around the end of what we consider to be elementary level and the beginning of pre-intermediate study, learners are introduced to the phenomenon known as the present perfect tense. In many cases, this is more than just a stumbling block on the road to learning English. This is primarily due to the fact that for many learners there is no tangible equivalent to the have/has + V3 in their first language. Even those languages that utilise a perfect tense may do so in a way radically different to English.
Freedom of Expression Back to What We Do Overview Your voice matters. You have the right to say what you think, share information and demand a better world. Christmas in Other Countries Christians all over the world celebrate the birth of Christ on December 25 . It is a joyous holiday where families get together, give each other presents, decorate houses, sing traditional songs and go to mass . The word Christmas comes from the old English “Christes Maesse” , which means Christ’s mass . Although Christians believe that Jesus was born in the small town of Bethlehem, we don’t know the exact date of birth because stories about Jesus Christ were written down much later. By the 4th century Christians were divided into two churches: the eastern church was in Constantinople, today’s Istanbul, and the western church was based in Rome. Each church celebrated Christmas on different days.
Tell Me about Christmas - Part 2 Advent Calendar Hi, I’m gonna tell you about our advent calendar. This has got all the days until Christmas Day on. And what happens is today’s the 14th of December, so we find the window with the 14th on. And then the lucky person whose turn it is, that’s me, can open the window, and then, ready, inside, there’s a picture of some kind of treat or toys. 11 Classroom Reading Nooks We Love Our favorite part of setting up a classroom is creating the reading area/library! With that in mind, we've gathered some of our favorite classroom reading nooks from around the Web. 1. Welcome to Camp Source: Our small-town Idaho Life Present perfect aspect – tips and activities By Kerry G.Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield Tips and ideas from Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield on teaching the present perfect aspect. Introduction When teaching the present perfect, or explaining the present perfect, it is often easiest to focus on the use of the present perfect rather than the meaning. This is especially true for the first time students encounter it (usually associated with the use of talking about experiences). However, sooner or later you will be looking at different uses of the present perfect, and more often than not its relation with the past tense.
Warm Up Activities Using Authentic Materials, ESL lesson Create new words: Procedure Pair, group or individual work. The learners should write as many words as they can using letters in the words JOB ADVERTISEMENT. Christmas Day in the UK December is here and many people are starting to think about Christmas. In some places preparations for Christmas such as displays in shops and lights in the streets start as early as October! I am living in Spain at the moment, last year I spent Christmas in Finland and this year I will be spending Christmas with my family in the UK. Tell Me about Christmas - Part 1 Mulled Wine So every Boxing Day, we hold a mulled wine party for friends and family in our house. What we do – you go and buy these little sachets of spices you can get in supermarkets, and then in the morning, just get loads and loads of cheap cheap cheap red wine, the cheapest red wine that you can get; and put it in a massive massive sort of soup pot.
50 Dollar Store Hacks for the Classroom It’s almost back-to-school season, which means you’re about to spend beaucoup bucks on your classroom. Wait just a minute there. We can save you a lot of money with our dollar store hacks. All the items here are things you can buy for just $1. Seriously—we went to the dollar store and confirmed it for ourselves. Here are our 50 favorite classroom ideas using dollar store supplies. Malala: The girl who was shot for going to school Image copyright AFP One year ago schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen - her "crime", to have spoken up for the right of girls to be educated. The world reacted in horror, but after weeks in intensive care Malala survived. Her full story can now be told.
Social Responsibility Lesson - Paying it Forward (Film) In this lesson, students watch the film (Paying it forward) and think about whether or not 1 idea can really change the world. They explore the issue of social responsibility and respond to various questions about the film. Identify and explore ideas and viewpoints about events, issues and characters represented in texts drawn from different historical, social and cultural contexts (ACELT1619)Reflect on ideas and opinions about characters, settings and events in literary texts, identifying areas of agreement and difference with others and justifying a point of view (ACELT1620)Discuss aspects of texts, for example their aesthetic and social value, using relevant and appropriate metalanguage (ACELT1803)