background preloader

A creative writing activity: A dark and stormy night

A creative writing activity: A dark and stormy night
Submitted 48 years 7 months ago by admin. This is an idea I learned when I first started teaching and still use to this day. The main focus of the activity is on developing writing skills, but it's also good for developing listening and reading skills and also for practising past tenses and descriptive vocabulary. The activity should work at most levels above elementary, as long as your students have some knowledge of past tenses, but it works best when they also know past continuous / progressive too. The listening part comes first: Ask the students to draw the face of a person in the top right-hand corner of the page. In this way they build up a character profile for the person they are going to write about. The writing part: Now dictate the following sentence to your students: 'It was a dark and stormy night and'. Follow up: Once all the stories are complete there are a number of follow-up options you can try. Nik Peachey, Teacher, Trainer, Materials writer, British Council Related:  New Digital Stuff

Traffic Stop | StoryCorps Traffic Stop Alex Landau, an African American man, was raised by his adoptive white parents to believe that skin color didn’t matter. When Alex was pulled over by Denver police officers one night in 2009, he lost his belief in a color-blind world—and nearly lost his life. Alex tells his mother, Patsy Hathaway, what happened that night and how it affects him to this day. In 2011, Alex was awarded a $795,000 settlement from the City of Denver. Two of the officers involved have since been fired from the Denver Police Department for other incidents. Click here to listen to their StoryCorps interview. Para subtítulos en español, haga click en el ícono de YouTube en la esquina derecha, y escoja “Spanish” bajo la opción de “settings” y “subtitles/CC.” Credits Directed By Gina Kamentsky & Julie Zammarchi Art Direction Producers Rachel Hartman & Roxana Petzold Animation Funding Provided By More Information Audio Produced By Jud Esty-Kendall Original Music Joshua Abrams Publisher Lospotreros In Partnership with

Fondo Xilitla creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers multiple uses of newspapers & magazines for ELT | TeachingEnglishNotes Newspaper fire orange (Photo credit: NS Newsflash) I love using real things for teaching English. By “real things” I mean something from real life – and not something specially developed for learning or teaching. That’s why I prefer usual movies (and not educational ones – they are hardly very exiting, most of the times, usual radio and not “special English” stations, and usual newspapers (not the ones for ESL learners). Talking about the newspapers, their use in class (and outside too) is limitless. Newspapers can be used for: jigsaw reading (in a group, assign each student a small extract, then ask them to report on their part and put all the parts into the right order/ for one-to-one putting the parts into the right order would also work greatly) reading-and–retelling-and-discussing (very close to real life – when you read a newspaper in your language, you would often discuss what you’ve read with your friends or colleagues) Like this: Like Loading...

senza dedica: "La riproduzione vietata" di René Magritte: il ritratto di Sir Edward James Un ritratto allo specchio potrebbe essere un soggetto come un altro, se non ci si fosse di mezzo un pittore anticonformista come René Magritte, capace di sabotare dall'interno ogni convenzione e di spiazzarci, inserendo oggetti familiari in contesti assurdi (ne ho già parlato qui e anche qui). Figuriamoci, poi, se deve ritrarre un personaggio come Sir Edward James (1907-1984), talmente eccentrico da esser definito da Salvador Dalì (uno che sicuramente di eccentricità se ne intendeva) "l'unico autentico matto che conosco". Dall'incontro tra i due, nel 1937, non poteva che venir fuori un ritratto come "La riproduzione vietata", ora al museo Boymans di Rotterdam: Un uomo di spalle, vestito elegantemente e con i capelli accuratamente tagliati, è in piedi di fronte a uno specchio. Tutto è dipinto a piccole pennellate con una precisione quasi fotografica: dalla cornice dorata, alla mensola in marmo di un caminetto, all'abito scuro. Il suo volto, la sua identità, restano nascosti.

Innovative Online Learning Tools to Use in 2015 | Articles | Noodle Want to be a better student? There are literally thousands of apps for that. Not to mention a wide array of other online learning tools. They’re not all changing education — but a few innovative ones are. Noodle’s team of education experts investigated the vast array of online learning tools to create this list of the 32 best, most innovative online tools that we think will change the education space in 2015. We spoke with teachers, tutors, and leaders in the space. We have grouped these 32 selections based on how they are making a difference in student education. Without further ado, here are the tools that you’ll want to have on your computer, tablet, or smartphone this year... Classroom Connectors Clever What it is: Clever streamlines the process of logging into educational apps by letting students log into all of their tools with a single set of credentials (instead of dozens). Why it’s good: Clever saves time in the classroom. Edmodo Who would love it: Teachers, students, and parents.

What happened to my Plan and the Add to plan button? We’ve renamed “Add to Plan” and the “Planned” list on your mobile app – it’s now called Question Queue. Your Question Queue works just like your planned list on mobile. You can now see and manage what’s in the Queue for each class from the Library tab on the Plickers website. When I add questions to my Queue, they normally go to the top – where do they go now? Questions added to your Queue now go to the bottom of the Queue. Where are my archived questions? The new Archive folder contains all your archived questions. Which folder do the questions I create in the Plickers mobile app go into? When you create questions in the Plickers mobile app, they automatically go into your Mobile Uploads folder.

Laterale, Ja-Nein-Rätsel, Misteries, Mini-Mysteries Laterale, auch Mini-Misteries oder Ja-Nein-Rätsel genannt, sind sehr kurze mysteriöse Geschichten, die scheinbar gar nicht sein können, oder zumindest keinen Sinn machen. Trotzdem gibt es eine logische Erklärung, die es zu finden gilt. Am meisten Spaß macht das Raten in einer Gruppe mit mehreren Leuten. Der Spielleiter stellt das Rätsel und die Teilnehmer dürfen Fragen stellen, die er mit "Ja" oder "Nein" beantwortet, bis jemand die Lösung findet. Bei den folgenden Rätseln kann nan aber eventuell auch ohne weitere Fragen draufkommen. 1. Ein Einbrecher war in einem Gebäude. 2. Ein Bauer war gerade auf seinem Feld, als ein Pferd auf ihn zukam. 3. Ein Mann schaute aus dem Fenster und beobachtete eine hübsche Frau, die gerade an seinem Haus vorbei ging. 4. Über 20 Musiker eines Orchesters spielen gemeinsam vor Publikum, aber niemand hört zu. 5. Ein Mann kommt nach einer längeren Sauftour aus der Kneipe und geht nach Hause. 6. Fritz kaufte sich einen Spielfilm auf DVD. 7. 8.

Tipp des Monats - Goethe-Institut Griechenland Monatlich stellen wir Ihnen interessante Themen, Websites und Materialien vor, die Sie für die Planung Ihres Deutschunterrichts nutzen können. Ein Service-Angebot des Goethe-Instituts Athen. Goethe-Institut: Glücksatlas Geld allein macht nicht glücklich. Was der Volksmund immer wusste, bestätigt auch die Wissenschaft. Forum Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Unterrichtsmodul „Weltglückstag“ Von Glück kann man nie genug haben, von Geld auch nicht. Deutsche Welle: Telenovela „Jojo sucht das Glück“ Lernt Deutsch mit Jojo, einer Brasilianerin, die nach Deutschland gekommen ist, um hier zu studieren. DaF-Material-Weblog: Thema Glücksbringer Fertigkeit Sprechen Partnerinterview und Rollenspiel zum Thema Glücksbringer. Glücksarchiv: Wie wirkt Glück auf uns Menschen? Glück ist ein jahrtausendealtes Thema, das in den letzten Jahren einen ungeheuren Aufschwung erfahren hat. Planetschule: Themenwoche „Was ist Glück? In dieser Unterrichtseinheit geht es um das Thema Glück und Unglück. Deutschmusikblog.de

digitalemedien Reported speech for advanced by sf-englishclasses on Genially would,COULD,AND WE HOPEYOU LOVE IT!,EXAMPLE,?????????,If your friend says 'Can you get me a Drink?',If you meet somebody on the way to get a drink and you tell HIM/HER THAT...YOU ARE TRANSMITTING WHAT THE OTHER PERSON SAID. tHIS IS REPORTED SPEECH,WE´RE GOINGTO SPEAK ABOUT... Reported Speech Speed Up y 5th-6th Lead GRAMMAR,REPORTED SPEECH,Breakout,START,INTRO,lesson 1,lesson 4,lesson 2,lesson 3,REward,Index,You are going to learn about reported speech. Visit all the lessons to understand and practice it. At the end, after a full review, you'll get a reward!,Reported Speech,LESSONS,INTRODUCTION,I'M READY!,Watch the video for adefinition of Reported Speech.

Related: