Framing your writing In a way, this post is about something I won’t actually be able to use myself and isn’t something I have done extensively (or at least, consciously so) in the past. This week I start a new job, and I actually won’t be in a classroom environment, so that’s why I won’t be able to make immediate use of the ideas I’ll set forward. However, I’m hoping that I’ll be able to use the underlying principles to guide the work I will be doing, which will involve working on lesson frameworks. The first mention of the term framework, therefore seems to suggest a focus on the structure of a lesson, class, session, or however you wish to name those hours and minutes that the teacher and students are together. The ideas that you’ll are partly to do with this, but they rather more focus on helping students studying English with one particular aspect, that of writing.
How Parents Can Use Pinterest To Keep Kids Learning Over the Summer It’s summer time, kids are out of school, and parents are likely looking for ways to keep them busy. It would be nice if they were learning too, no? One fantastic resource for parents is Pinterest expert Melissa Taylor, who curates educational content there for her Imagination Soup blog readers on her Pinterest page. Division Games - Free math games for kids at Fun4theBrain Page 1 2 3 View All The Murb Hospital is now taking new patients! Not feeling well, or just need a check-up, take the bus to 101 Third Avenue to visit the helpful doctors and nurses! Infographic: prepositions of time Today’s infographic shows you how we use the prepositions in, on and at with different time phrases. There are examples to help you clearly understand how we use these prepositions in different situations. I used Piktochart to design the infographic and Bitstrips for the cartoons.
5 Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom Google Docs is a user friendly suite of online collaborative tools that come with tremendous potential for use in the classroom. Last year all of the students in our school received Google Docs accounts and I was kept quite busy getting students and teachers up and running with the new tools, then discovering innovative ways to use them as effective tools for learning. Here are some of the favorites. Collaborative Writing Sharing and commenting provide students with opportunities to receive immediate feedback on their writing from teachers and peers in the 24/7 classroom. The integrated reference tools and smart spell checker provide students with convenient writing support right on the page.
Grand Prix Multiplication Grand Prix Multiplication Grand Prix Multiplication is a multi-player racing game that allows students from anywhere in the world to race one another while practicing their multiplication facts! Content: Multiplication facts to 12 Standards:3.OA.C.7: Fluently multiply and divide within 100 Players: 4 Arcademics Plus Achievements:
Roar – Katy Perry – ESL lesson plan The song “Roar” perfectly fits the topic of gender roles/stereotypes, feminism. Besides, it’s a great source of idioms, set expressions and phrasal verbs. That’s how I would use it in class. 1. Tell the students that we’re going to study 7 new expressions (slides 2-4). Narrative Writing Lesson: Using the exact words In this lesson, students will recognise exact verbs in literature and then use more exact verbs when writing a narrative. This lesson is based around the novel ‘Mortimer Mooner Makes Lunch’ but could be adapted to other novels. Year 3 - Discuss how language is used to describe the settings in texts, and explore how the settings shape the events and influence the mood of the narrative(ACELT1599)Year 3 -Understand that verbs represent different processes (doing, thinking, saying, and relating) and that these processes are anchored in time through tense(ACELA1482)Year 3 - Learn extended and technical vocabulary and ways of expressing opinion including modal verbs and adverbs (ACELA1484)Year 3 - Plan, draft and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive texts demonstrating increasing control over text structures and language features and selecting print,and multimodal elements appropriate to the audience and purpose(ACELY1682) Learning outcomes Students will:
The EFL SMARTblog: Describing photos (comparing, contrasting and speculating) You are going to practise language for; Describing photosComparing and contrasting photos (discussing similarities and differences)Speculating on what might be happeningReacting to photos (giving opinions) Discuss Look at the presentation. Summarising The post about summarising Last week, I wrote my first post about academic writing. My focus then was on addressing plagiarism and helping learners develop strategies that will enable them to paraphrase information in order to integrate sources into their own writing and then cite it (you can read that post here).