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The Vikings Are Coming! by John-Erik Jordan 139 Old Norse Words That Invaded The English Language When I say “Old English” what comes to mind? e-Books from Bill Zimmerman Words I Wish Someone Had Saidto Me As a Kid I wrote this book of encouraging words to help young people as they make their way in the world. Every girl and boy needs to hear such words. The Best Visually Engaging News Sites This is a one-of-a-kind “The Best…” list. I don’t think any of the sites on this list are very accessible to English Language Learners. Those sites can be found at The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners. This list is just a collection of links I’ve been accumulating for applications that visually represent current news in particularly unusual ways.

Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students What’s the opposite of scaffolding a lesson? Saying to students, “Read this nine-page science article, write a detailed essay on the topic it explores, and turn it in by Wednesday.” Yikes—no safety net, no parachute, no scaffolding—they’re just left blowing in the wind. Let’s start by agreeing that scaffolding a lesson and differentiating instruction are two different things.

Story Wars - Read story I stilled my mind. Beyond, the Overmind lurked. Bathing within an opaque, briny gel, it hid from all view. No human eye had seen it for centuries. Vocabulary Catcher – A Series of Free Vocabulary Apps for iPad Over the weekend I stumbled upon Vocabulary Catcher 3 for iPad. I quickly realized that Vocabulary Catcher 3 is part of a series of free vocabulary apps for children. The Vocabulary Catcher series contains six free apps. Each of the apps follows the same model. Passages for Building Reading Stamina Skip to main content <div id="nojs-warning">WARNING: Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display</div> Sign InRegister New & Useful Resources On Bloom’s Taxonomy Here are new additions to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom. Most, thought not all, of these new resources relate to Bloom’s and ELLs: EFL Classrooms Can Teach Higher Order Thinking Skills is an article from Humanising Language Teaching. Asking The Right Questions Using Bloom’s Taxonomy with English Language Learners Bloom’s Taxonomy

Project-based learning, the USA and Authentic Video in the EFL classroom The Globe Trekker/Pilot Guides video collection is a treasure trove for any English teacher. It encompasses extensive material from every corner of the world, and especially English-speaking countries are lavished with attention. Australia, Canada, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England – you name it.