Wonder Read Aloud Resources
As we experienced Wonder by R. J. Palacio as our class read aloud, we used the following pages as a visual guide to the book. Sometimes the images helped us see people or objects or places that were unfamiliar to us. Sometimes the descriptions helped us better understand the significance of an event. Hearing the songs and reading the lyrics helped us understand why they were chosen to introduce different parts. No, none of it is really needed to read and understand Wonder. If you are using these pages as you read Wonder, we'd love to hear about your experience. Here are all the pages: Wonder - Part One: August
Passion & Compassion
Passion & Compassion English III In which we discuss differences, equality, discrimination and the importance of engaging. We also practise speaking in front of others. Could it be that there are really only two things you need to make the world a better place?
TED Talks for kids: Inspiring, uplifting and great conversation starters
These TED Talks for kids aren’t exactly aimed at kids, but they 100% inspire kids. TED Talks for kids make kids feel the same way they make an adult feel: inspired, thoughtful, different. I listen to a lot of TED Talks (and the podcast TED Radio Hour is my favourite, plus TED Talks Daily is also good), and I like noting down the ones I want my kids to listen to.
McGraw-Hill Wonders Second Grade Resources and Printouts
McGraw-Hill Wonders 2nd Grade Resources and Printouts Corrections - I made corrections to the word automaticity list for units 1 and 2. I had the wrong word count on the worksheets. It took a second grader in my class to point that out for me :) I will be working on units 3-6 soon. Corrected spelling word shapes for unit 1.5.
Ten year-old August Pullman doesn't look like the rest of us. He was born with a craniofacial abnormality so radical that his face causes the first person who ever sees him to faint; elicits audible noises of surprise from people; makes kids on the playground scream and run away; and, well, looks like it could be a Halloween mask. His family and friends call him Auggie. But he has been called other names, like:
Where can I get free board games and card games for my ESL class? - Virtual Writing Tutor Blog
Despite the enormous popularity of video games, young learners still love to play board games with family and friends. Designing a game for others to play can double the fun. And it can add engaging learning opportunities to a course on any subject, including English as a Second language.
"Wonder" lesson plans
Wonder by R. J. Palacio 9 discussion questions; writing prompts based on responding to quotations. Teacher Guide to Wonder How might students use storyboards to demonstrate and to extend their learning?
Grammar for news - BBC Academy
This page is part of our Writing: The English language section. At its heart, news is about people doing things. Activity is interesting. Direct. Clear.
IBM’s Activity Kits provide everything you need—step-by-step instructions and supporting materials such as presentations—to conduct a volunteer activity at a school or community organization. Cyber-bullying Explore the dangers and signs of cyber-bullying with parents or teachers. This one-hour presentation for adults discusses kids' online activities, the growing phenomenon of cyber-bullying, and how parents or teachers can recognize its symptoms and intervene, along with tips for helping kids.
Treacher-Collins Syndrome In Wonder, Auggie refers to his condition as Mandibulofacial Dysostosis, which is also known as Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS). This is an inherited developmental disorder with a prevalence estimated to range between 1 in 40,000 to 1 in 70,000 of live births. TCS is a condition in which the cheek-bones and jawbones are underdeveloped. Children with this condition have very small or partially absent cheek bones and notches in or stretching of the lower eyelids.
Teenagers and grammar
Here are some ideas for making grammar teaching more teen-friendly. Break down negativity If your students are very resistant to grammar, show them why it’s necessary.
Oxford Bookworms Library
How can students improve their English without extra class time? By reading a lot, at a comfortable level, with titles that really interest them. When reading for pleasure, you should always read at a language level that is appropriate for you. Because of this, Oxford Bookworms are written to a carefully designed language syllabus. And this attention to detail shows - Oxford Bookworms are well known for their extremely reliable grading, which allows you to find the right book, no matter what your level. Being able to read fluently gives your language a lot of power and it's extremely motivating.