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30-day-challenge – extramural engelska i fokus

Extramural engelska, den engelska eleverna sysslar med utanför klassrummets väggar, är en faktor vi måste ta i beaktande som engelsklärare idag. Elever som använder engelskan framför allt på internet och för att spela spel utvecklar sin engelska, det är ingen hemlighet. Men de som inte gör det, då? Därför har Emmeli Johansson lyft fram förslaget om en ”30-day-challenge”, ett begrepp lånat från träningsvärlden, med fokus på fritidsengelska. Det praktiska genomförandet kan komma att se lite olika ut på olika skolor, men tanken är att eleven väljer en uppgift varje dag i 30 dagar och på något vis dokumenterar vad de gör. Undervisar du engelska? Related:  Teaching English

Story Map The Story Map interactive includes a set of graphic organizers designed to assist teachers and students in prewriting and postreading activities. The organizers are intended to focus on the key elements of character, setting, conflict, and resolution development. Students can develop multiple characters, for example, in preparation for writing their own fiction, or they may reflect on and further develop characters from stories they have read. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Collaborative Stories 1: Prewriting and Drafting Students hone their teamwork skills and play off each other's writing strengths as they participate in prewriting activities for a story to be written collaboratively by the whole class. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Unit Comparing Fiction and Nonfiction with "Little Red Riding Hood Text" Sets Students discuss and compare differing versions of "Little Red Riding Hood" and other tales about wolves in cumulative read-aloud sessions and text set explorations.

Three ways to help English language learners 'notice' grammar We'am Hamdan, who teaches English at the British Council in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, describes practical ways to build 'noticing' in your next grammar lesson. What is 'noticing' grammar and what is its role in the English classroom? When I was learning English, my teachers spent a lot of time in class focusing on the form of the target language, but with no context. As a consequence, my natural and varied use of English suffered. Later, I experienced ‘natural’ English through movies, music and novels. In his 'noticing' hypothesis, Richard Schmidt says that paying close attention to both the form and meaning of language items will contribute to one's learning. So, how can teachers help learners develop language proficiency using the noticing hypothesis? Help learners notice gaps in their language knowledge 'Noticing the gap’ happens when learners focus on the gaps in their own linguistic knowledge. I checked learners’ general understanding of the text, then I re-read it.

Spelling & Vocabulary Website: SpellingCity Pobble 365 - Pictures with tasks Christmas worksheets, Christmas flashcards, printable Christmas games, Christmas cards, Christmas party supplies and lesson plans materials to print Christmas Flashcards Set 1: vocabulary: Santa Claus, a reindeer, a sleigh, a snowman, Christmas lights, a bell, an angel, an elf, a bow, mistletoe Free Christmas Song to download: DreamEnglish.com has written a version of Jingle Bells to match the vocabulary in the MES Christmas flashcards set one. It's a free download you can use in your classes. Got time? Make your own Christmas worksheets: bingo, board games, crossword puzzles, dice, reading, writing worksheets and more! free Christmas listening tests, listening exercises, audio and worksheets Free Santa Game: Santa and his reindeer have been trapped in mazes!! Tools for Educators is an MES site with 10+ worksheet generators to make vocabulary and language building teaching materials, using the images from these flashcards. 123 Listening is a website developed by MES and Dream English. MES Games is an online ESL games site for students. Print old MES files: here are the old (2006~2014) christmas files Christmas Handout

Larry Ferlazzo - Online tools These include The Best Web Tools For English Language Learners (In Other Words, The Ones My Students Regularly Use) and The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites. Now, though, I think it's time to narrow them down to my choices for the "best of the best" or, in other words, an "All-Time Best" list. Here are my choices, and I hope readers will let me know if they agree, disagree, and/or think I've missed some (one key requirement is that they are all free to use). Some of the sites I list could go in multiple categories, but I have placed them in the "domains" I believe they help the most: Obviously, The British Council has tons of great resources. I'm obviously biased, but I think the weekly student interactives I create for The New York Times are very useful to English Language Learners. The Reading and Everyday Life activities from GCF LearnFree are excellent. ESL-Bits has good exercised for Intermediate English Language Learners. Mrs.

Pili Pop – An iPad App for Learning English Pili Pop is an iPad app designed to help students learn English vocabulary. The app presents students with a variety of learning scenarios. In one scenario students identify objects after hearing the narrator’s prompts. In another scenario students speak into their iPads to identify objects. Each activity is a timed activity. Pili Pop tracks students’ progress for them. Pili Pop is currently free to download with level one included for free. Tags: efl, ELL, ESL, ipad apps, language arts Prata mer film i skolan! Börja med enkla filmanalyser Photo by Conner Murphy on Unsplash Detta är en kort guide till olika frågor man kan ha som utgångspunkt när man pratar om och diskuterar en film man har sett i skolan. Meningen är att frågorna ska vara så generella att de ska gå att använda på alla typer av filmer och vid olika åldersgrupper. Att prata om en film man har sett ger en djupare förståelse och ger utrymme för reflektion kring det filmen handlade om. Dessa mer allmänt hållna frågor kan sen fyllas ut med mer film- och ämnesspecifika uppgifter och frågeställningar. Svenska filminstitutet har en ytterst trevlig liten broschyr med elva enkla klassrumsövningar som kan ligga till grund för mer ingående filmanalys i klassrummet. Vilken är filmens huvudkaraktär? Sammanfattningsvis Vilken är filmens huvudkaraktär (protagonisten)Vilken är filmens frågeställning/problem/konflikt?

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