26 Fresh ESL Conversation Starters to Get Students Talking! 10 Oct I love teaching conversation in the ESL classroom. Part of it must be that because the students able to “converse” in English are better able to demonstrate their personalities, preferences, thoughts… and therefore, I get to know them better. Often it is simply hilarious to see the range of answers students feel free to share in a comfortable environment. UDL-LDC Crosswalk The goal of this document is to provide an overview of how two educational frameworks, Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), complement each other in the design of curriculum in order to build pertinent literacy skills for all learners. At their core, both LDC and UDL have the goal of providing high quality curriculum to ensure learning is maximized for all students. To meet this goal, both frameworks recognize that it is essential to provide strong supports for educators in the design of robust instructional modules, units, and lessons. The LDC Framework emphasizes building college and career-ready literacy skills specified by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). To meet that goal, the LDC support system is carefully designed to help teachers seamlessly integrate CCSS-based literacy instruction into their overall scope and sequence of content standards. Universal Design for Learning
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 6 Great Apps for Learning Vocabulary November 10, 2015 Building a rich and diverse vocabulary is an essential component in language learning. It helps students verbalize and communicate their thoughts in lucid and expressive ways. Constructing a solid lexicon base requires a lot of practice and memorization but thankfully technology has made it easier to learn vocabulary in fun and engaging ways. Today’s post features some very good examples of apps students can use on their iPads to develop their vocabulary. Besides mastering vocabulary words and phrases, the apps also provide practice in pronunciation, spelling and orthography through a variety of interactive games, lessons, tests and many other learning activities.
Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom If this is your first time here, then read the Teacher's Guide to Using These PagesIf you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. Home | Articles | Lessons | Techniques | Questions | Games | Jokes | Things for Teachers | Links | Activities for ESL Students Would you like to help? If you can think of a good question for any list, please send it to us. UDL-CCSS Video Crosswalk The National Center on UDL library of UDL principles and practice videos illustrate how to apply the UDL guidelines to classroom lessons. They can also be used to demonstrate how to address specific Common Core State Standards (CCSS). View the following videos and read these overviews to learn which UDL principles, UDL guidelines, and CCSS are highlighted in each video. The Grade 1 Mathematics video specifically addresses these Mathematics CCSS: CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.2: Understand that the two digits of a two-digit number represent amounts of tens and ones.CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.2a: Understand the following as special cases: 10 can be thought of as a bundle of ten ones—called a "ten."
Computer Glossary Applet A small Java application that is downloaded by an ActiveX or Java-enabled web browser. Once it has been downloaded, the applet will run on the user's computer. Common applets include financial calculators and web drawing programs. BusyTeacher.org The knowledge and experience they share are fascinating, and they get speaking practice to boot. But you can’t just throw students up front and expect them to succeed. There are important steps to get them ready for upfront speaking. 2020's Learning Landscape: A Retrospective on Dyslexia Presidential Address, 71st IDA Annual Conference; Beijing, 2020 by David Rose and Ge Vue The following article, written by David Rose and Ge Vue in 2010, imagines the future by “pre-creating” the Presidential Address at the IDA Annual Conference in 2020. This article was first published in the International Dyslexia Association, Perspectives on Language and Literacy, Winter 2010. One notable difference between the printed text version and this digital version is the UDL learning supports embedded throughout. To see descriptions of the UDL features and how they support learning, click on "Show UDL Information" located in the upper right hand corner of the page.
Six Amazing Websites that Make Your Writing Stronger Long writing activities are not very frequently done in class. I tend to think that my students are like me; I need the right kind of atmosphere. Writing requires time, silence and lots of inspiration. Ideally, at this time of the year, I would probably wish to be sitting next to a fireplace with the most perfect instagrammable snow falling outside my window while drinking a nice cup of coffee waiting for inspiration to strike. Unfortunately, there isn’t any snow where I live so I’ll have to make do with a bit of rain and some reddish trees. Note: you won’t find “instagrammable” in the dictionary
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English Slang Dictionary - L - Audio Download Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed (Right click on the “Download” link above and click “Save As” to download.) In Episode 17, I discuss the two main methods of language learning, the Wright Brothers’ “Glider Method” and the typical, ineffective “Engine Method.” Fast English fluency requires students to study the right learning material the right way in the right order. Listen to discover why how you learn English is more important than what English you learn if you want to become a confident, fluent English speaker quickly. Enjoy episode 17 and let us know what you think in the comments below.