Category: Middle School
If you have a screen and projector – using video in class brings amazing power – the power of context, into your teaching. The classroom no longer has 4 walls! Here is one quick idea.
For example. Use the video … Read More ....
This is a very simple idea that works to help students talk about events and narrate a story.
Write many ideas / vocabulary on the board, all over the board.
ex. A girl in pjamas, a ball, Thursday, green, … Read More ....
How to do something
This is a real recipe! Students use English for a real purpose, explaining to a partner or fellow group members, how to do something.
I usually start listing numbers on the board and writing a title – How to ……………..… Read More ....
This is a great idea for the start of the year.
Give each group of students some card board strips of paper. Also some tape.
Students brainstorm the names of all things in the classroom (in English!).
Then, ask them … Read More ....
This idea works well in pairs. Model in front of the class first.
1. Write numbers or letters on the back of a student/classmate by using your finger.
2. The classmate guesses the number/letter.
3. Make it more advanced. Larger … Read More ....
Write the dialogue
It would be great to get students working in teams to write up a dialogue for this cool google doodle video a la Charlie Chaplin.
Then play the video as students read out/perform their dialogue.… Read More ....
The Yes/No Game
A simple but fun quick-fire game to liven up a class or as a reward in the final segment of a language lesson. A student comes to the front of the class, the students choose a topic (for example, … Read More ....
Words – Collocations
This recipe is for intermediate or higher levels. But the video can be used for all levels really.
This video is superb! It has verbs linked to nouns in categories (Play / Blow etc… see the worksheet).
Watch the … Read More ....
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Videos Overview
Hi, these are great short videos all under 4 minutes, to overview the civil rights era in the USA during the late 1950’s up to the mid 1960’s. It finishes with MLK jr’s famous “I Have a Dream Speech.” (17 … Read More ....
Matching Game (flashcards)
Use this video to show students how to play the game. It is very simple!
Get more flashcards and ideas for more Flashcard games HERE.
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