Webquest: St George's Day: History and traditions On 23rd April, we celebrate England’s patron saint, St George. But St George isn’t just the patron saint of England. Who was he? Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation I was recently in a third grade classroom and was struck by the presence of rules that were posted for how to have a conversation. The poster said, "Each person must contribute to the discussion but take turns talking. Ask each other, 'Would you like to add to my idea?' or 'Can you tell us what you are thinking?' Ask questions so that you understand each other's ideas.
Every Teacher’s Guide to Assessment It’s not a stretch to say that assessment is a hot button issue in education; however, you’d be hard pressed to find an educator who doesn’t see the value in measuring student progress. Assessments themselves have been vilified, when, in fact, it’s why assessments are given and how the data is used that is really the issue. The Glossary of Education Reform gives this great overview of what high-stakes testing is and how it impacts students, teachers, and schools. Basically, high-stakes testing has consequences for the test-takers and givers—sometimes in the form of a high school diploma, grade advancement, and even teachers’ salaries. But not all assessment is high-stakes, and when done thoughtfully, the right assessment can provide extremely useful information for all stakeholders—students, teachers, parents, schools, and policy-makers Let’s take a look at what assessment is, why it’s important, and how it can be delivered in the classroom in a useful manner.
Let's talk about the UK (still with Scotland) At the beginning of the new school year teachers usually explain to their students what they are going to study. Sometimes efl teachers not only teach grammar but also British culture, so one of the first cultural topics they discuss with their students are the geography of the UK and its form of government. Here you can find an interactive mindmap, a digital poster and a collection of useful websites, just to simplify the work. Click on the Glogster digital poster below, you will find general information about the United Kingdom and some videos. Now take a look at my Cacoo mindmap below about the UK form of government.
Four Videos For St. Patrick’s Day I’m adding these videos to The Best Sites For Learning About St. Patrick’s Day (& April Fools Day): Related Spring Nature Photo Scavenger Hunt It’s official: Spring has begun! Which means it’s time to kick off the spring nature photo scavenger hunt. Here’s how it works: I’ve come up with 30 things you and your kiddos can “hunt for” outside this spring. 2.2. Traditions of English-speaking countries. Eating habits. Class 1 Class 1 Task 1. What do you know about eating habits in English-speaking countries? Compare them with your country's habits (make a list of eating habits and traditions in your country). Task 2.
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area 25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area Reading is reading. By understanding that letters make sounds, we can blend those sounds together to make whole sounds that symbolize meaning we can all exchange with one another. Oral presentation Melissa: Hi, everyone! Today I would like to talk about how to become the most popular teen in school. Firstly, I think getting good academic results is the first factor to make you become popular since, having a good academic result, your teacher will award you in front of your schoolmates. Typical English Food and also Welsh and Scottish too © Copyright Mandy Barrow 2013 Mandy is the creator of the Woodlands Resources section of the Woodlands Junior website. The two websites projectbritain.com and primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk are the new homes for the Woodlands Resources. Mandy left Woodlands in 2003 to work in Kent schools as an ICT Consulatant.
English Speaking Countries – WebEnglish.se Last week WebEnglish.se sent out the post Trial Countries for Year 7-9 to see whether there was any interest for a page with links to information about English Speaking Countries. The response was so overwhelming and inspiring that the layout and contents have now been updated. The easier, Elementary links have been moved to the top so that the lower classes and slower students can easily find what they are looking for. Below are several categories of links to help anyone start their web quest. The aim is to save valuable lesson time that used to go into futile searching for good websites with relevant information.
Geography of the UK The official title of the UK is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland . Great Britain (the formerly separate realms of England and Scotland, and the principality of Wales. ) Northern Ireland (also known as Ulster) Numerous smaller islands including the Isle of Wight, Anglesey, and the Scilly, Orkney, Shetland, and Hebridean archipelagos. The UK is an island nation in Western Europe just off the coast of France. The mainland areas lie between latitudes 49°N and 59°N and longitudes 8°W to 2°E. The UK lies between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea, and comes within 35 km (22 miles) of the northwest coast of France, from which it is separated by the English Channel. Northern Ireland shares a 360 km international land boundary with the Republic of Ireland.