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 format: I think/believe/hold that the ... student in
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
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 throughout the standards,
then suggests (with supporting links) ways to focus writing
activities that already occur in many science classses (lab
instructions, descriptions, notes, project abstracts…
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700 Classroom Activities [Paperback], D. Seymour (author), 156 pages, 2005
This is a great game to play with large classes
Ideal if you are in Korea.
Make teams according to rows. Tell each row to make a paper fish. You place each fish between the rows. They should all be at the back facing the front. They should also be in the same position. Using the tile on the floor you can line them up at the starting line…
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Make a prop (for this one I used a paper feather) and have Ss pass it around while the T closes their eyes and counts down from 20.
Then the T must find the feather with CCQs: Who, Where, Does, Do?
- attributed to Nelson Beard.
Start with letters / spelling and numbers.
1. Bring a student to the front of the class.
2. "Draw" a number or spell a simple word on their back or the palm of their hand.
3. Ask the student to guess the word or number.
4. Get students in pairs…
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This video is super for teenagers especially. A Life InBTween. Animation that has a lot of really "toally" "completely" fascinating language.
Show the video with or without subtitles. Resources here. Divide up into the four parts and use for 4 different lessons.
One of my all time teaching activities has been the use of Restauraunt ads and up coming events from an English language Newpaper-if not local you will have to make a simple map to help them out.
-first What kinds of food do you like? ^-language and nationalities
OK. Where can I get a fish soup? ^- foods and intro prepositions-places/ locations
Have copies of adds and have them search, underline and highlight…
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