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Images are powerful materials that a teacher can use to help students learn language. Just released is the “50 Ways To Use Images In The Classroom” list.  A great resource with loads of examples and instant recipes. Check it out. 

This is a pair activity for practising giving advice. Make ten problem cards. Choose ten students who will tell their partner about his/her problem. Then the partner will give them advice.  These cards  can be used for practising second conditional using “If I were you, I’d…, you should, you could…). You can find my set […]

Writing Activities Paint Chip Essay Writing I had been experiencing trouble with teaching essay writing for some reason this year. I had seen a video from “TeachingChannel” about using paint chips from the hardware store to teach suffixes, prefixes and root words. This got me to thinking about other uses for this free, colorful resource. […]

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This is a fun follow-up speaking activity for practising superlatives. Make cards with superlative form of personality adjectives. The number of cards depends on the number of the students in the class. Distribute the cards so that each student has one. They should answer the question: ‘Who’s the … student in the class?’ following the […]

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22 Apr 2013

This is an easy “video” lesson.     Ask students to brainstorm all the things / buildings that could be called “home”. Then show the video and see how many they got correct. Show again, pausing and review all the names for these things people all over the world call “home”. 

Common Core Technical Writing for Science Class   A webpage at      www.ebstc.org/TechLit/hsst/ccss.themes.prac.html called “Common Core Technical Writing for Science Class” first gives a brief strategic overview of the important but demanding new commitment to usability and effective nonfiction writing in the Common Core State Standards, then summarizes 6 key implementation themes that recur […]

A good game for large classes and for reviewing vocabulary lessons. 1. Prepare a list of review vocabulary words. 2. Write each word on two small pieces of paper. That means writing the word twice, once on each paper. 3. Organize the pieces like bundles, 2 bundles, 2 sets of identical words. 4. Divide the […]

This activity is used as a “getting to know you”, icebreaker on the first day of class. 1. Teacher takes the toilet paper roll and takes several squares of toilet paper, then hands the roll of toilet paper to a student. The teacher tells the student to take some, more than three. 2. After everybody […]

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