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Game: Hopscotch - Short Lesson -- sam
Hopscotch is a simple jumping game that is easy to set-up and easy to learn. To play outdoors, all you need is a package of colored or plain white chalk, child-safe items like colored stones for the ...

Game: Red Rover - Short Lesson -- sam
This game is fun when you have a big group of kids involved. Pick teams of equal size. Each team member holds hands tightly to create a chain. One side starts by picking someone on the opposing team ...

Game: Four Square (2) - Short Lesson -- sam
Much like hopscotch you can create your own four square arena by drawing one with chalk or using masking tape. You will also need a rubber ball, or any ball that is good for bouncing. Draw or lay out ...

Game: Tag (2) - Short Lesson -- sam
Tag is one of the oldest and most exciting outdoor games for children. An added benefit of playing tag is the level of physical activity – it is a great source of exercise! While there are many ...

Game: Heads up Seven up (2) - Short Lesson -- sam
You need at least 14 people for this, another reason why this game was often played in school. Pick seven people to be 'it'. Everyone else puts their heads down and their thumbs up. The ...

Game: Hot Potato - Short Lesson -- sam
This works well for Christmas parties or other gift-exchange parties, or perhaps would be a good way to distribute goodies. You will need a wrapped gift for every child that will be playing and music ...

Game: Improvise - Short Lesson -- sam
This is fun for older kids, age ten or so and older, and for groups of five to eight. Two kids start out acting a scene which can be anything at all: playing ball, dancing, eating a meal, driving a ...

Game: Splat! - Short Lesson -- sam
This is much less complicated than it sounds. It works for numbers from eight upwards and is suitable for kids aged eight onwards. 1.Kids stand in a circle, adult stands in the middle. 2.Adult makes ...

Game: Any Number - Short Lesson -- sam
The group is divided into little groups of around three or four, and given a piece of A4 paper and some crayons. The piece of paper is folded from top to bottom so that there is a section for each ...

Game: Pass the Parcel - Short Lesson -- sam
A many-layered parcel is passed around. Whoever has it when the music stops gets to remove one layer. In the middle is a prize. If you don't want anyone to lose, put a prize in each layer and rig ...

The Book Game - Short Lesson -- sam
Each person should choose a book from the shelves, hopefully providing a mix of familiar and obscure volumes. One player commences by reading the title of their book and any 'blurb' from the ...

Game: Who Am I? (2) - Short Lesson -- sam
For this game you will need some slips of paper. On each of which you write the name of a famous figure, like say Marilyn Monroe, Donald Duck, Mozart, Godzilla, Lieschen Müller or George W Bush for ...

Game: Balderdash - Short Lesson -- sam
Balderdash is simple, fun, and lets everyone get involved. You'll need a dictionary, paper, and pencils and around 5-10 people, so at a big party you could make several groups. Each player gets a ...

Game: Chaos and Confusion - Short Lesson -- sam
What happens is this. •Arthur approaches Belinda, and they introduce themselves and shake hands. They then swap names. •Arthur (now Belinda) shakes hands with Colin. Now Colin is to call himself ...

The Triangle Game - Short Lesson -- sam
This works best in a medium size group where only one or two people know the game. A person starts by saying 'This triangle goes from x to y to z'. Basically, x, y and z may be anything - ...

Game: Four People on a Couch - Short Lesson -- sam
This is a game for two teams of four (any two equal teams will do, but four seems traditional) and it is best played in a lounge, since you'll have a couch there. The aim of the game is to get ...

Game: 21 - Short Lesson -- Park
All the players should sit in a circle. The basic idea is to go round the circle, counting upwards from 1. The loser is the person who says '21'. To start, the first player says 'To my ...

Game: Paper, Rock, Scissors - Short Lesson -- sam
The game of Paper, Rock, Scissors is both a means of entertainment and a way to make quick, easy decisions when confronted with two different options or opinions. This game is almost exclusively ...

Game: Piñata - Short Lesson -- sam
Using a Piñata Traditionally, the piñata game is played as the highlight of a party – at both children's and adult's parties. It is often used to replace more traditional games such as ...

Game: World's Worst - Short Lesson -- sam
The premise of this game is that the four people are given categories of world's worst something or other and they all give examples of something in that category, for example, famous messages ...

Game: Super Heroes - Short Lesson -- sam
All four people take part in this game. It starts with one super hero sitting around. His super power is usually suggested by the audience as is the crisis that he must face, for example, the world ...

Game: 90-second Alphabet - Short Lesson -- sam
This game includes three people. It starts as these three people are placed in a certain situation, suggested by a member of the audience, and they interact in various ways. The catch is that ...

Game: Questions - Short Lesson -- sam
All four people take part in this game. The premise of this game is that two of the four people are put into a certain imaginary situation suggested by someone, and simply have a conversation that ...

The Yes/No Game - Short Lesson -- sam
One of the basic forms of this game is to choose absolutely anything and allow the target individual to ask questions with a possible Yes/No answer. The game is played with one player as the victim ...

Game: Hit, Miss Or Maybe - Short Lesson -- sam
The game2 revolves around a single player being interrogated by the rest of the people involved to seek their hidden identity. The player under the spotlight decides upon a famous individual (past or ...

Game: Who Am I? - Short Lesson -- sam
Played in a group, with everyone involved sitting in a circle with no reflective surfaces nearby, the object of this game is to be the first player to guess their own identity correctly. The set-up ...

The Dictionary Game - Short Lesson -- sam
Everyone sits in a circle and the first player takes the dictionary and is allowed to look at it for about five minutes. The player chooses an interesting word and writes it on a slip of paper along ...

The Name Game - Short Lesson -- sam
Quite simply, you have to come up with the name of a celebrity, (or literary figure, cartoon character, etc) that would be commonly known to at least two of the participants, whose first name begins ...

The Kevin Bacon Game - Short Lesson -- sam
Slightly older children might wish to take part in the Kevin Bacon Game. The theory is that every living actor in Hollywood can be linked to Kevin Bacon in just five steps - plus some of the dead ...

Game: The City Alphabet - Short Lesson -- sam
One player names a town/city eg New York. The next person has to name a town beginning with the last letter of the previous town/city in this example Albany would do. No repeats of towns are allowed, ...

Game: The Car Alphabet - Short Lesson -- sam
Another word game involves number plates on other cars. What you do is take the three letters on the number plate and try and make up a sentence/phrase/name that these letters could be an acronym ...

Games: Lorry Spotting - Short Lesson -- sam
This game involves the spotting of various makes of lorries. The scoring is as follows: •Eddie Stobbart = 1 point (spot the name on front = bonus point) •Prestons of Potto = 5 points •Norbert ...

Various Spotting Games - Short Lesson -- sam
•Pick an object ahead (say a lamp post), close your eyes and say 'Now!' when you think you are beside it. •Every time you spot a flag you make a blowing sound like the noise of a flag ...

The Humming Game - Short Lesson -- sam
For this you need one child who is the quiet, studious type, and one who is the loud, sadistic type. The first child is required to either attempt to read a book, or simply go to sleep. The second ...

Game: Getting the Last Word - Short Lesson -- sam
This game requires patience and subtlety. The first player makes a statement, the second player must disagree by saying 'No it isn't' or words to that affect. The first player says ...

The Quiet Game - Short Lesson -- sam
The Quiet Game is where you sit as quietly as possible for as long as you can. The last one to make a noise is the winner.

Game: I Went to the Store - Short Lesson -- sam
In this game, the first player will start the game by saying 'I went to the store, and I bought...', followed by something that starts with the letter 'A'. The next person says the ...

The Question Game - Short Lesson -- sam
You get a couple of students and the first one asks a question. For instance 'Why are we playing this game?', and the following person has to respond with a question, such as 'I don't ...

Games: Who's Missing - Short Lesson -- sam
Who's Missing is a game for children ages kindergarten through 6th grade, and is often played in the classroom. In this game, one student hides his or her eyes while other children trade seats ...

Games: Zip and bong - Short Lesson -- sam
Playable by three (and to some extent two) or more players, the game involves the participants (if numerous, then seated in a circle) "passing" the word zip to the person on their right with their ...

Game: Forty forty - Short Lesson -- sam
A player is chosen as "it" and a landmark such as a tree or lampost is chosen as the base. Players who are not "it" run and hide, while "it" counts to a certain number, usually 40 or 100. "It" looks ...

Game: Radio - Short Lesson -- sam
Usually 7, 8 or 9 people are required to play this game (However it is possible to play with 5 or 6 people). Once enough children are found to play the game, they all must sit in a circle. Then a ...

Game: Silent ball - Short Lesson -- sam
Silent ball is a children's game in which a ball is thrown from player to player while everyone remains silent. The game only requires a single ball and participants will either sit on an ...

Game: Simon says (with samples) - Short Lesson -- sam
Simon says is a game for three or more players (most often children). One of the people is "it" – i.e., Simon. The others must do what Simon tells them to do when asked with a phrase beginning with ...

Clapping game - Short Lesson -- sam
Claps commonly included in patterns are clapping one's own hands, clapping both hands of a partner, and clapping one hand of a partner, generally across such as the right hand of each player. The ...

Game: Two balls and a wall - Short Lesson -- Tom
Is a children's game played in the United Kingdom. The game is played by standing next to a wall and throwing a ball at the ground so that it bounces off the ground, then wall, and returns to the ...

Game: Chinese whispers - Short Lesson -- sam
As many players as possible line up such that they can whisper to their immediate neighbors but not hear any players farther away. The player at the beginning of the line thinks of a phrase, and ...
Re: Game: Chinese whispers -- variation
If you have an exceptionally large group, it is possible to split them into equal teams. A word/phrase is picked at random (this can be from a dictionary, thesaurus, any other book or magazine), and ...

Guessing game: I spy - Short Lesson -- sam
One person starts by choosing an object (a cow, for example) and says "I spy with my little eye, something beginning with C" or simply "I spy something beginning with C." The other players look ...

Classroom game for kids - Short Lesson -- Teacher
Call out a number (usually 2-10 depending on how many kids you have) and the kids have to get into groups of whatever number you called as quickly as they can. Whoever isn't in a group sits out. ...

Classroom Math Game - Short Lesson -- Teacher
Students go in teams of 4. The teacher draws a table on the board - one row for each team and three columns. (Eg. If there were 5 groups, there would be 5 rows of 3 boxes). The object of the game is ...

Game - Who's Missing - Short Lesson -- sam
Who's Missing is a game for children ages kindergarten through 6th grade, and is often played in the classroom. In this game, one student hides his or her eyes while other children trade seats ...

Game: Seven Up - Short Lesson -- sam
Seven Up (sometimes called "Heads Up, Seven Up", "Heads Up, Thumbs Up", "Thumbs Up, Seven Up", or "Heads Down, Thumbs Up") is a traditional children's game that is played in primary schools, and ...

Chinese jump rope - Short Lesson -- sam
The game is typically played by three players (although more can participate) with a rope (or, more frequently, a string of rubber bands) of about 5-6 meters in length that has been tied into a ...

Games: Blind man's bluff - Short Lesson -- Teacher
Blind man's bluff or blind man's buff is a children's game played in a spacious area, such as outdoors or in a large room, in which one player, designated as "It", is blindfolded and ...

ESL game: vocab words - Short Lesson -- Teacher
We do Connect Four with the vocab. Two teams - boys against girls. I ask the definitions and all of the vocab words are listed on the board. The kids collaborate with their teams before answering and ...

Time-line board games - Short Lesson -- Teacher
Time-line board games are fun to make. You just need poster board arts n craft supplies, dice, 3 x 5 cards a time line from early US history. What to do: Make a path for the time line on the poster ...

ESL game: Something's Different - Short Lesson -- lee
Get the whole class together. Ask one of them to leave the room, then get the remaining students to change five things about the classroom. For example, you could put a chair on a table, or get two ...

ESL games: Party Invitations - Short Lesson -- lee
The whole class sits in a circle. Tell them that it’s your birthday next week and that you’re planning a birthday party. They are all invited... but on one condition. They must bring you a ...

ESL game: Simon Says - Short Lesson -- lee
A party game that works well with English students as a way of practising listening to and understanding commands. The teacher says a number of simple commands, such as, ‘Put your hands on your ...

Games to teach kids about going green and saving the environment (video) -- td
Start with: Save water, introduction to recycling, how to use recycling containers, paking things in cloth bag, don't litter, show the video below ... Video author: Shanthi Balraj Baboo - ...

Some good games for teaching ESL: abc game - Short Lesson -- Teacher
The abc game. Do all word's starting with A going in a circle. When they can not think of any more go to B and so on.

Teach Pre-K kids numbers 1-100 - Short Lesson -- Teacher
A good way to get them into routine is by when you transition you could clap all the way to 10 at the beginning of the year and then every few weeks extend it to 20 then 30 then 40 and so on and so ...

ESL game: crazy cubes - Short Lesson -- Teacher
Game called "crazy cubes" where we would roll this big pair of dice. One of them had a vocabulary word on each side and the other had a silly action. So say I rolled the dice and on one of them the ...

How about a lesson about all the crazy stuff in English - Short Lesson -- Teacher
-- such as the following: 1. Words such as "brought," "caramel," or "colonel" which have pronunciations that in no way resemble their spellings. 2. The insane number of confusing homonyms, such as ...

Free Reading Comprehension Activities - Three Brilliant Ideas! - Lesson -- Renee Goodrich
These activities are designed for primary/elementary students. 1. Taking it Personally Ask your students to do the following. Draw the face of one of the characters of the story you are exploring on ...

Games for a classroom - Short Lesson -- PL
when i was in 6th grade i used to love doing trivia reviews where we would split the class into 2 teams and have them get in single file lines and face off against each other to answer questions, the ...

Game that kids can play in the classroom to help them remmember their class mates names - Short Lesson -- PL
I teach high school, but I think this could work in a smaller class of younger students too. The second day of school, my students choose an adjective that begins with the first letter of their name ...

What to do when the students are not interested? - Tips -- PL
Ask them questions about anything (friends, neighbors, family, hobbies, food: noodles, sushi, kinchi, pizza..). Also allow them to ask you questions. Find out what they like and want to do. Good luck!

Great classroom games - Short Lesson -- PL
you should really do something with the kids that they enjoy, not what you feel is fun. cause ive been in classes were the teacher does some boring games. for example you should do some games that ...

some good classroom games - Short Lesson -- PL
Got this idea from Hocus Focus- from the newspapers, usually near the Comics section: Get two or three students to go in front of the class. There will be a "before and after" comparison. For the ...

Good ice breaker/introduction game to play with my students - Short Lesson -- pr
Snow ball fight: 1. Have students write down three interesting facts about themselves. 2. They ball them up and throw them across the room. 3. Everyone picks one up and opens it 4. The object is to ...

Icebreaker game for class - Short Lesson -- trent
put silly words in a hat and get everyone to pull out two and thats what everybody has to refer to that person for the rest of the year then when your all done laugh and say got yah then give them a ...

Icebreaker games - Short Lesson -- trent
have everyone say their name, and their favorite hobby.

Icebreaker game - Short Lesson -- trent
You have someone in the middle of a circle of people with a ball and they have to throw the ball to someone and the person who recieves the ball has to tell the group somethin about themselves.

Favourite ice breaker games - Short Lesson -- trent
If you need a game for a bunch of people - a fun one is to make everyone get in line in order of their birthdays without speaking. They can only use hand gestures and other ways of conveying their ...

An ice breaker game with 15-18 years old - Short Lesson -- trent
I was on a company training course and this was quite good. Each person draws a quick picture to reveal things about themselves, (does not have to be a picture can be anything) to give clues their ...

Speak English inside the classroom - Short Lesson -- PL
Tell them that they should speak English inside the classroom. If they forget about this rule, they should pay at least 5 cents per day. And if ever the money reached to $50-$100, well, buy something ...

'Point-de-la-mot' game - Short Lesson -- PL
One game I played when I taught french to elementary students during my student teaching year was 'Point-de-la-mot' (creative, I know - haha.. not at all - Point to the Word) I would make two ...

Game - Short Lesson -- PL
Given a blackboard or white board, draw a steaming bowl of rice on one side of the board and a person with a head of hair with a few little bugs in it. Then flip a coin and make a sentence like: He ...

Alphabet cards game - Short Lesson -- PL
Make up the alphabet cards...big enough to place on the board and be seen by all (if you have a magnetic board put magnets on the back of the cards). Game: 1) Introduce the game by introducing each ...

Find the error: Classroom games - Short Lesson -- PL
1) go around in Germany, and take pictures of sign that have some English errors....show the picture in class and see who can find the error first, and then get them to suggest corrections. 2) same ...

Running Dictation - Short Lesson -- PL
(Suitable for active students up to about 15 years old.) 1.) Take your students to an open area or school hall. Place a paragraph of suitable English on the wall at one end. Sit the students with ...

That's a paradox: Classroom game - Short Lesson -- PL
Paraphrasing: In Catch 22, you can get out of the military if you are crazy. If you are sane, then you have to stay. However, to fly the missions, you have to be crazy. Only thing is, if you know its ...

THE "OH REALLY" GAME - Short Lesson -- val
Again, verb practice for all tenses you have studied. With emphasis on the "time" to use each tense. Students must use a verb, and an expression of time for each. Student One: "Yesterday, I bought a ...

Drama in ESL Learning - Short Lesson -- Lara
Although many cultures don't typically teach drama in school, it is still a useful tool in the classroom. A fun way to teach inflection and tone is through script work. You start with a skeleton ...

Instant Coloring Page Lesson Ideas - Lesson -- Renee Goodrich
Here are seven instant lessons ideas that use coloring pages to extend and engage your class. This is a terrific way to settle younger students - ten minutes coloring in will calm and focus them ...

Use Any Noun Worksheet Or List For These Lessons -- Renee Goodrich
1) Using All The Nouns - After using a noun worksheet, ask the students to create a story that includes all the nouns. The challenge is to use them logically and without placing them in a long list. ...

Reading Comprehension Lessons For Primary-Elementary Students -- Renee Goodrich
Reading comprehension lessons for primary/elementary students that you can do with any text. 1. Dictionary Meaning - Select a paragraph of a text and ask your students to circle the words that you ...

ESL Kids Game: Bowling - Short Lesson -- Max Powles
Here is a game I stumbled upon on 'youtube'. check it out.

Free online ESL games & quizzes -- gh
English Vocabulary: Basic Elements (Chemistry) (Flash) Capitals of the World (Beginner) (Java) Write the Capital (Intermediate) (Java) Match Game (Beginner) (Java) Reading Speed ...

A Limerick: Sillyvizations - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day BSc MSc BEd
When sillyvizations collide (Invented word here, a pun.) one´s best to take it in stride. (In stride is an idiom.) There´s a lot of confusion and sometimes a fusion. (Fusion of what?) They come, ...

Kindergarten Activities - 30 Minutes Craft Activities (Art) -- Maegan Wong
Creative expression begins early in life. Babies are top-notch explorers who will experiment with toys, touch and taste everything within reach, discover their body parts and mastering their body ...

ESL English Listening Comprehension Activity For the Classroom - ESL Teacher Andrew Lawton Lesson -- Andrew Lawton
An ESL teacher always needs to get his students speaking and listening to English. As we all know, our students many times don't hear English outside of class. Many immigrants work and live with ...

ESL Games - 2 Games That Are a Must in the ESL Classroom -- Kelvin Nikkel
ESL Games are an absolute must in the ESL classroom. If you are teaching ESL and not including games in your ESL lesson plan, then you are totally missing out on some serious enjoyment and your ...

ESL Activities Uncovered! -- Kelvin Nikkel
ESL activities are a crucial part of any ESL lesson plan. If you are not including activities within your class or tutorage, then you are missing out on one of the strongest tools at your disposal. ...

ESL Game - Word Delete -- kr
Title: Word Delete Type: Concentration game Target: Any sentence, question, or conversation pattern Materials: None Procedure: One student at a time says one word from the chosen pattern. For ...

ESL Game - Word chain -- kr
Title: Word chain Type: Concentration Game Target: Any vocabulary or sentence form Materials: None Procedure: The first student must say a vocabulary word or sentence such a “I played soccer.” ...

ESL Game - Whiz Bong -- kr
Title: Whiz Bong Type: Active game Target: Any Vocabulary (small amount, 2-5 words) Materials: None Procedure: Get the students to stand in a circle. The first person starts by asking “Will you ...

ESL Game - Whispers -- kr
Title: Whispers Type: Active game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: None Procedure: Students are divided into 2 teams. Each team stands in a line. The first student from each team comes to the ...

ESL Game - Wheel of Fortune -- kr
Title: Wheel of Fortune Type: Game Target: Any vocab, sentences, and conversation patterns Materials: Wheel to spin Procedure: Put a hangman sentence/word on the board in blanks. Divide the class ...

ESL Game - What time is it Mr. Wolf? -- kr
Title: What time is it Mr. Wolf? Type: Active Game Target: Time Materials: None Procedure: One student is the Wolf. All the rest line up far away from the Wolf. They ask in unison “What time is it ...

ESL Game - Voice disguise -- kr
Title: Voice disguise Type: Concentration Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: None Procedure: Students close their eyes and one student is chosen by the teacher. That student must say the ...

ESL Game - Unscramble sentences -- kr
Title: Unscramble sentences Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary, but especially phonics related Materials: scrambled sentences on the computer or the board Procedure: Divide the class into teams. Put ...

ESL Game - Tug of War -- kr
Title: Tug of War Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary, sentence forms, conversation, review Materials: Procedure: Divide students into 2 teams. Draw a rope on the board with a certain number of ...

ESL Game - Tic Tac Toe -- kr
Title: Tic Tac Toe Type: Paper activity Target: Past tense or any vocabulary Materials: Paper and pencil Procedure: Students are in pairs and write down plain present tense verbs in each square of a ...

ESL Game - Telephone Game -- kr
Title: Telephone Game Type: Concentration game Target: Any vocabulary, pronunciation Materials: None Procedure: A vocabulary word is chosen and whispered by the teacher to the first student. They ...

ESL Game - Teacher Says -- kr
Title: Teacher Says Type: Active Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: None Procedure: Make up actions for different vocabulary words. If your theme is sports then make up actions for “play ...

ESL Game - Sumo -- kr
Title: Sumo Type: Active Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: flashcards Procedure: 2 students come up to the front of the class. Pin a card on their back so they can’t see it. Don’t let the ...

ESL Game - Snowball fight -- kr
Title: Snowball fight Type: Active Game Target: Any vocabulary or conversation Materials: Pictures printed on paper Procedure: Divide students into 2 teams and make a line which the teams cannot ...

ESL Game - SLAM game -- kr
Title: SLAM game Type: Active Game Target: Any Vocabulary Materials: Flashcards Procedure: Let’s review the words. What room is this? (show the room picture cards) Okay now we are going to play a ...

ESL Game - Round the World -- kr
Title: Round the World Type: Active Game Target: Any conversation Materials: picture cards Procedure: Divide the class into groups of about 5-6 Each group will have on leader. The leader keeps the ...

ESL Game - Relay Race -- kr
Title: Relay Race Type: Active Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: flashcards Procedure: Divide the class into 2 teams and have each team form a line. The 1st person from each team runs up to me. ...

ESL Game - Red Light, Green Light -- kr
Title: Red Light, Green Light Type: Active Game Target: Colours, Traffic Materials: Flashcards Procedure: Students start at back of room and when I show green card they yell green light and run ...

ESL Game - Pictionary -- kr
Title: Pictionary Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: None Procedure: Students are divided into 2 teams. One person from one team comes up to the front where the teacher gives them a ...

ESL Game - Picasso -- kr
Title: Picasso Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: None Procedure: Divide students into teams. The first student from each team comes to the board and the teacher tells them a word in ...

ESL Game - Musical Chairs -- kr
Title: Musical Chairs Type: Active Game Target: Any vocabulary or Alphabet Materials: Picture cards, music Procedure: Arrange the chairs into a circle and attach a picture card on each chair. The ...

ESL Game - Monkey in the middle -- kr
Title: Monkey in the middle Type: Active Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: mini word/picture cards Procedure: Students sit in chairs in a circle. Each student has a mini word/picture card. One ...

ESL Game - Memory -- kr
Title: Memory Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: Word and picture cards Procedure: Divide students into teams. On the board place the picture cards in grid formation. On the other side of ...

ESL Game - MASH -- kr
Title: MASH Type: Paper activity Target: House Vocabulary Materials: Flashcards Procedure: Now we are going to play one of my favourite games when I was a kid. It is a fortune game. It is called MASH ...

ESL Game - Line Quiz -- kr
Title: Line Quiz Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary, or conversation pattern Materials: flashcards Procedure: 2 teams stand in a line and I ask the front 2 people a question such as “What do you ...

ESL Game - Line by Line -- kr
Title: Line by Line Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: None Procedure: Divide the class into teams. Draw a picture of the vocabulary words slowly, one line at a time. Teams guess what I am ...

ESL Game - Last Man Standing -- kr
Title: Last Man Standing Type: Game Target: Any conversation Materials: None Procedure: Ask one row of students to stand up. The others remain seated. Ask “What do you want to do?” to all ...

ESL Game - How many Can you name? -- kr
Title: How many Can you name? Type: Paper Activity Target: Any vocabulary Materials: Paper and pencil Procedure: This is basically a pop quiz, but challenge the students to close their books and make ...

ESL Game - Hot Potato -- kr
Title: Hot Potato Type: Active Game Target: Any conversation Materials: Ball Procedure: In the background, play some music. While the music is playing the first student should ask the target ...

ESL Game - Harry Potter -- kr
Title: Harry Potter Type: Active Game Target: “What are you doing?” verbs, commands Materials: None (or newspaper wands for fun) Procedure: 1/3 of the students get wands and become Voldemorts. ...

ESL Game - Going Camping -- kr
Title: Going Camping Type: Concentration Game Target: Any vocab, or phonics Materials: None Procedure Tell the class you are going on a camping trip. If the students want to join, they have to say ...

ESL Game - Go Fish -- kr
Title: Go Fish Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary, but especially phonics related Materials: playing cards related to your theme Procedure: Make up a set of cards for each group of students. Groups ...

ESL Game - Giants, Wizards and Dwarves -- kr
Title: Giants, Wizards and Dwarves Type: Active Game Target: Fairy Tale theme Materials: None Procedure: This game is an active version of Rock Scissors Paper. Instead of Rock there is Giants, ...

ESL Game - Funky Mummy -- kr
Title: Funky Mummy Type: Active Game Target: Health, Body parts, Halloween Materials: toilet paper rolls, body picture cards Procedure: Each group has one doctor. The rest are the patients. The ...

ESL Game - Food Chain Evolution -- kr
Title: Food Chain Evolution Type: Active Game Target: Animals Materials: None Procedure: Brainstorm with the students to develop a food chain of 5-7 animals from smallest to biggest. Review the ...

ESL Game - Frozen Tag -- kr
Title: Frozen Tag Type: Active Game Target: Any vocabulary or conversation Materials: None Procedure: One student is IT. IT tries to tag all of the other students. When the other students are tagged ...

ESL Game - Find your team -- kr
Title: Find your team Type: Game Target: Any conversation Materials: mini cards Procedure: Each student gets a certain card on a theme. There should be at least 2 matching cards within the whole set. ...

ESL Game - Fast/slow motion -- kr
Title: Fast/slow motion Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: picture cards Procedure: Have a pile of picture cards and show them to the class one by one in either fast motion or slow motion. ...

ESL Game - Duck Duck -- kr
Title: Duck Duck Type: Active Game Target: Any conversation Materials: None Procedure: Students sit in a circle and close their eyes. I pick 2 students by touching them on the back. When I say go ...

ESL Game - Disappear -- kr
Title: Disappear Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: flashcards Procedure: Put picture cards on a table and give students 10 seconds to look and memorize. Then they close their eyes and I ...

ESL Game - Dice Addition -- kr
Title: Dice Addition Type: Game Target: Any conversation Materials: None Procedure: Divide the students into groups and brainstorm sentences on the theme, for example what did you do yesterday; ...

ESL Game - Detective -- kr
Title: Detective Type: Game Target: Possessives (Is the your __?) Materials: Student’s personal objects Procedure: Students take turns being "it" and go out of the classroom and wait for a while. ...

ESL Game - Days Card Game -- kr
Title: Days Card Game Type: Game Target: Days of the Week Materials: cards available form genkienglish.net Procedure: The days of the week in English have a special meaning. They each go with a ...

ESL Game - Cowboy -- kr
Title: Cowboy Type: Active Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: Word/picture cards Procedure: 6 students with word/picture cards stand in a line with a chair behind them. I call out a word and the ...

ESL Game - Cover-up -- kr
Title: Cover-up Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: flashcards, cover cards Procedure: Put pictures cards out on a table. Say each one twice and then give the students 20 seconds to memorize ...

ESL Game - Countdown -- kr
Title: Countdown Type: Concentration game Target: Any conversation, fluency Materials: Timer Procedure: The first student says the question part of the conversation, for example, “Will you help ...

ESL Game - Copy cat -- kr
Title: Copy cat Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: None Procedure: Students say a vocabulary word and do an action to go with it. The student beside them must copy exactly the action and ...

ESL Game - Concentration -- kr
Title: Concentration Type: Concentration Game Target: Any vocab or conversation pattern Materials: None Procedure: Assign each student an answer to the conversation question or a vocabulary word. ...

ESL Game - Clueless -- kr
Title: Clueless Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: Word or picture cards Procedure: One student has a card pinned to their back or stuck on their forehead. The rest of the class knows what ...

ESL Game - Clothes Relay -- kr
Title: Clothes Relay Type: Active Game Target: Clothes vocabulary Materials: Old clothes Procedure: Students line up across from a pile of clothes in teams. The first student runs to the pile of ...

ESL Game - Clap-clap -- kr
Title: Clap-clap Type: Active game Target: Any conversation pattern Materials: None Procedure: Make up actions for the answers to the question. For example, to practice “What’s the weather ...

ESL Game - Clap Attack -- kr
Title: Clap Attack Type: Concentration Game Target: Any vocabulary, song or chant Materials: None Procedure: Students stand in a circle with their hands overlapping, each students right hand is in ...

ESL Game - Circle It! -- kr
Title: Circle It! Type: Active Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: None (or picture cards) Procedure: Divide students into 2 teams. Write the vocab words on the board. 2 students from each team ...

ESL Game - Charades -- kr
Title: Charades Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: None Procedure: Students are divided into 2 teams. One person from one team comes up to the front where the teacher gives them a ...

ESL Game - Card Collection -- kr
Title: Card Collection Type: Game Target: Any conversation Materials: mini cards Procedure: Each student gets a collection of cards of a certain number and on a certain theme. They write their name ...

ESL Game - Button, Button -- kr
Title: Button, Button Type: Game Target: Can you help me? Materials: A button (or a small coin) Procedure: In this game there is one searcher and one hider. The hider has a button cupped in his ...

ESL Game - Body Clock -- kr
Title: Body Clock Type: Active Game Target: Time Materials: circle marked on the floor Procedure: Ask students to make the hands of a clock with their bodies inside the circle on the floor. Yell out ...

ESL Game - Bingo -- kr
Title: Bingo Type: Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: paper and pencil Procedure: Students draw a 3x3 (or bigger) grid and fill in the squares with vocabulary words. Call out vocab words at ...

ESL Game - Betting on Mr. Monkey -- kr
Title: Betting on Mr. Monkey Type: Game Target: any conversations Materials: Picture cards, fake money Procedure: Hand out fake money to the students. Ask each student a question from the target ...

ESL Game - Battleship -- kr
Title: Battleship Type: Concentration game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: None Procedure: Divide the class into 4 or 5 teams. The teams are now crews on a Battleship at war with the other ships. ...

ESL Game - Banana Tree Game -- kr
Title: Banana Tree Game Type: Game Target: Review Materials: picture cards Procedure: Divide the class into 2 teams. Draw a banana tree on the board with about 9 rungs up the tree. Each team has a ...

ESL Game - Balloon Relay -- kr
Title: Balloon Relay Type: Active Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: Balloon Procedure: Divide students into teams. Each team is split in half and stands in line opposite from each other as in a ...

ESL Game - Balloon Game -- kr
Title: Balloon Game Type: Active game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: Balloon Procedure: Practice vocabulary words. The students then stand in a circle and a balloon is hit into the air. The object ...

ESL Game - Ball throw -- kr
Title: Ball throw Type: Active Game Target: Any vocabulary or sentence patter Materials: Ball Procedure: Throw the ball to a student. The student catches it and says a word or sentence, for example, ...

ESL Game - Angry Gorilla -- kr
Title: Angry Gorilla Type: Active Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: flashcards, angry gorilla cards Procedure: Have a pile of flashcards that you want to review. Mix in a few angry gorilla ...

ESL Game - ABC back drawing -- kr
Title: ABC back drawing Type: Concentration game Target: Alphabet Materials: None Procedure: The teacher draws a letter on the back of the first student. The student then tries to decipher which ...

ESL Game - 4 corners -- kr
Title: 4 corners Type: Active Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: None Procedure: One student is it and stands in the middle of the class with their eyes closed. Each corner is represented by a ...

ESL Game - 2 min Speed -- kr
Title: 2 min Speed Type: Concentration Game Target: Any vocabulary Materials: Timer Procedure: Set a timer for 2 mins. Challenge the students to see how many times they can recite the vocabulary ...

Six Physical Education Games and Activities Your Elementary Students Will Love -- Honey Krumholz
The physical education games that are described in this article can be played at the beginning of gym class as part of a warm exercise, during the period wholly or partially devoted to games or ...

ESL Game - 5 Corners -- Joe Tosczak
This game is called "Corners." It is very easy to play and it is a lot of fun! You can play this game at the beginning of class to warm the students up; or at any time that you sense that the ...

ESL GAME 5 Change Seats If -- Joe Tosczak
This ESL Game is called, "Change Seat if..." And instead of always saying, "Change Seats if..." you could also say, "Switch Seats if," or "Trade seats if..." This ESL Game can be used as a warm up ...

ESL Game 3 Heart Gun Bomb With Cards -- Joe Tosczak
Heart, Gun, Bomb is one of the newest and funnest ESL Games in the world. This game is specifically for ESL teachers that want to help their students learn faster and have fun at the same time. ...

ESL Game #1 - Tic Tac Toe -- Joe Tosczak
To play Tic Tac Toe in class is very easy. But to be able to play Tic Tac Toe in class and still be teaching English at the same time is the tricky part. Any and every new ESL teacher will eventually ...

ESL Game 4 Wheel of Fortune -- Joe Tosczak
This ESL Game is called WHEEL OF FORTUNE. First divide your ESL class into two teams. One team can be the RED team and the other team can be the BLUE team. The teacher will think of a sentence or ...

ESL Game 2 - Taboo -- Joe Tosczak
This game is called "TABOO." TABOO is a fun game that helps reinforce new vocabulary and it is a hoot to play! To play this game the teacher will first divide the class into two teams. The teacher ...

The Living Rope -- Kenny Kiskis
To demonstrate the impact the first 18 years has on the remainder of a person’s life, ClassroomProducts.com has developed the concept of “The Living Rope”. Children and young adults have ...

asking for/ giving directions -- pep2u
Lesson Plan Level Elementary Lesson length 45 mins Objective To be able to ask for, give and understand instructions Target Language Where is the.......? Can you tell me where the.........is? Is the, ...

Teaching ESL to Children Using ESL Classroom Games -- Stephen Stocker
There are times of the day when special activities such as ESL classroom games are very appropriate. Although the daily school timetable varies from country to country, it is usual for children aged ...

ESL Lessons -- englishlci.com
Meaning, a Brief Grasp for Foreign Speakers Accent is one of the vital parts to dominate if we wish to get and replicate native-like spoken English. It amounts to one of the main factors that will ...

Teachers - Five Great Games and Activities For You to Get to Know Your Students -- Honey Krumholz
Now that the new school year is fast approaching, it's important that teachers get to know their new students, students get to know their teacher and students get to know each other. During my 30 ...

Preschool Activity - Cutting Shapes and Lines -- Rachel Paxton
Cutting with scissors is a learned activity. By three years old your child should have no problem holding a pair of child-sized scissors. It takes them awhile to master this new skill, however, so be ...

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How to Encourage Kids to Read -- Christine Gayle
In over twenty years as a teacher the number one question parents asked about most was How To Encourage Kids To Read. This is a problem that most parents face at one time or another. My advice to the ...

7 Activities to Promote Reading For Preschoolers -- Christine Gayle
Have you ever noticed how much little 4 and 5 year old children like to just play? They seem to take even the most trivial of activities and turn them into something fun. So why not make a game out ...

Learning the Basics Like the Alphabet and Numbers -- Theresea Hughes
We all want our children to succeed in learning and the first mini hurdle that they have to overcome is learning the basics like the alphabet and numbers. Yet trying to get a toddler to memorize ...

The “Getting Students to Read” Problem -- ESLTiger
In some EFL/ESL teaching settings, students do not necessarily value reading. It is a constant struggle for teachers to get students to read in and out of class. When faced with such an attitudinal ...

Making Student Presentations Fun -- Ontesol
English is the global language of business, but it is also the language of Hollywood and Shakespeare! So learning English can be fun. Have you ever bored your students to tears by making them recite ...

Making Book Reviews Easy For Your ESL Class -- Jane Wangersky
Reviewing a book in a foreign language seems like an overwhelming task at first - but it's one you can lead your ESL students through by getting them to answer the right questions and respond to ...

Music in the Classroom Set-Up Helps in Comprehension Development -- Tina Sanchez
Input of Music on Children Balances Prep Schools and Helps in Reading and Comprehension Children, especially those in the introductory level, tend to get distracted easily as their attention span ...

Primary Classroom Activities - CLT Fun Learning Experiences in Action -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Communicative language teaching or C-L-T is one of the best ways of learning the language. What with the interactions by the pupils through varied activities, learning is both fun and meaningful. ...

How to Teach Your Child (student) to Read! -- Monica Ryan
When learning to be a preschool teacher I found the literature for teaching children how to read was overwhelming. I was able to read from 3 years of age, yet I didn't understand how to teach it ...

Teaching ESL to Children Using ESL Classroom Games -- Stephen Stocker
There are times of the day when special activities such as ESL classroom games are very appropriate. Although the daily school timetable varies from country to country, it is usual for children aged ...

Tips on Learning Numbers and Counting -- Hema Baahu
Here are a few suggestions you may consider in helping children learn to count and identify numbers: 1. Children must learn the sounds of the numbers one, two, three etc, first. Sing number rhymes ...

Tips on Alphabet Learning -- Hema Baahu
Here are a few suggestions you may consider in helping children learn to identify the letters of the alphabet: The alphabet song: This is perhaps the most basic, but is very useful. Do sing the ...

Playing the ‘Switch’ Card Game -- Silven
Before there was a card game called Uno, there was a great game called Switch which families have enjoyed for generations. The Uno game utilizes the Switch rules and has created purpose designed ...

Phonics: A teaching method -- Silven
Teaching Phonics simply means to teach of the relationship between sounds and their spellings. The aim of phonics lessons is to instruct students in common sound-spelling relationships so that they ...

Conversations For a Non-Native English Speaker - Part 2 -- Cashmere Lashkari
Some time back I had written an article on teaching first generation speakers of the English Language basic conversation skills. I had focused on areas that they will need to be comfortable speaking ...

Conversations For a Non-Native English Speaker -- Cashmere Lashkari
One of the most daunting tasks a Non-English Speaker faces abroad is making basic conversation for essential requirements. Even if they are somewhat fluent in the language specific vocabulary fails ...

How to Teach English Pronunciation Using Phonemes and Games -- Shelley Vernon
Proper pronunciation is often overlooked in the language teaching field. English textbooks and instruction manuals barely touch on the subject. Yet proper pronunciation is a major part of learning ...

Preschool Circle Time Activities -- Stephen Carr
First thing a preschool teacher needs to do, is to get a carpet or rug and make your circle on it. It needs to big enough to hold all students, but small enough to have students and teacher close ...

Typing Lessons For Kids -- Ash Tan
Typing lessons aim for three things, speed, discipline and accuracy. Kids naturally have the speed, but discipline and accuracy are not something that they like very much. For kids, typing lessons ...

How to Make a Poster in 60 Minutes - Design and Layout Tips -- Jennifer Hogan
Are you someone who has had to make a poster, but wasn't sure where to start? Maybe you needed to make it for a school assignment, for a bake sale, for the science fair, for a baby shower or even ...

Ten Ways to Make Nightly Reading Assignments Enjoyable -- Julie Rebboah
It's hard to fit reading into a busy family schedule. With the tips listed below, it can become a treasured time in your daily routine. Incorporate these ideas into your child's reading ...

17 Activities That Teach Writing Without Worksheets! -- Julie Rebboah
The recent push for early academic achievement has left many preschoolers and kindergartners dealing with an excessive amounts of worksheets. Children learn best through hands-on experiences. ...

Spelling Activities That Improve Spelling -- Kimberly Arslan
Your child should get 100% on their spelling tests, right? Easier said than done because some parents struggle every week with getting their children to study their spelling lists. Never fear, ...

Fun Easter Games For Kids -- K. Ryan
With Easter right around the corner, your kids will be excited about coloring eggs. There are egg dying kits in most stores which are inexpensive yet provide you and your children hours of fun. ...

Early Morning Entry Tasks For Teachers -- Caroline Mackay
Many new teachers make the mistake of not utilizing every second that a student is in school. Many waste the first 10-20 minutes taking care of, what I call house keeping tasks such as; roll call, ...

Learning The Alphabet Letters - Use Food To Teach Your Child The Alphabet -- Deanna Mascle
As the parent of a preschooler, you should make alphabet lessons an important part of your daily routine. Waiting until your child starts preschool or kindergarten to begin work on the alphabet will ...

Interesting Facts By Trivial Topics (2) -- Deanna Mascle
Question: What was the first animal to fly in a manmade device? Answer: If you answered a sheep, duck, rooster or dog you were right! Interesting Fact: A dog was the first in space and a sheep, a ...

General Knowledge Quiz Questions From Fun Trivia -- Deanna Mascle
Question: Who were ziggurats? Answer: Stepped towers or temple towers Interesting Fact: A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively ...

Learning The Alphabet Letters By Making Learning Fun -- Deanna Mascle
Learning the alphabet letters is an important part of early childhood education but it can be fun, too. Here are some fun suggestions to make alphabet fun for your child. A Fun: Make paper airplanes ...

General Knowledge Quiz Questions -- Deanna Mascle
Question: What is a blue moon? Answer: Second full moon in a calendar month Interesting Fact: 'Once in a Blue Moon' is a common way of saying not very often, but what exactly is a Blue Moon? ...

Alphabet Treasure Hunt For Your Preschool and Kindergarten Group -- Narcissa Summerfield
Struggling with your class recognizing the alphabet? You are not alone. Teachers everywhere must accommodate many forms of learning to reach every student. Although the following suggestions are not ...

The Importance of Child's Play in Child Development (Games to play in class) -- Brenda Geier
Children’s playtime should always be learning time. Parents, teachers and caregivers can conveniently accelerate three, four, five, six and seven-year old child development skills during playtime ...

Learn to Speak and Read English (lesson) -- Brenda Geier
Learn to Speak and Read English Brenda Geier (K-12 Educator/Reading Specialist) It is easier than most think, learning the English language. I’m referring to learning how to speak and spell ...

Preschool Learning Activities: Emotional Development & Fine Motor Skills Development in Preschoolers -- Marisa Robinson
Preschool learning activities vary in many different forms. If you use alittle creativity, you can come up with great preschool activities and learning activities for preschoolers and children. ...

Fun games to teach a class -- answers.yahoo.com
I have an assignment to make a game for a class. It has to be educational, and it can't be bingo or jeopardy. If you can remember any games you play with a class that would be cool. I am teaching ...

Good outdoor games for a Kindergarten class -- answers.yahoo.com
Creative games to play with a group of 20 six-year-olds outside.

Some great geometry/math games i can play with my students in class -- answers.yahoo.com
It must be interactive so students would want to play.

Icebreaker games for co op class -- answers.yahoo.com
I am teaching a co-op class of kids that range from 1st through the 4th grade and I would like some ideas for games that the kids can play to get to know each other better.

Good games to play in class -- answers.yahoo.com
thankyou for all your answers!

Ideas for in-class learning games/activities for college students -- answers.yahoo.com
This activity is called "snowball fight".

Games or mini games to play in my PE class -- answers.yahoo.com
please not tag or something lame.

What Games would a class of kindergarten children like better -- answers.yahoo.com
Would they like board games , a series of computer games, or ball/sports games?

Games I could teach a high school class that would involve writing on the board -- answers.yahoo.com
Try this:

What's In My Food? A health lesson based on swan food -- Regal Swan® Foundation, Inc. / theregalswan.com
What’s In My Food? Expected Learning Outcomes It is critically important that students have an understanding of supplemental foods required by swans. Assuring that swans have an appropriate and ...

Animal Crime Scene Investigator - A science and ESL lesson -- Regal Swan® Foundation, Inc. / theregalswan.com
Expected Learning Outcomes Students will understand predation and how nature controls the over-population of species. Students will have an understanding of how crime scene investigation requires the ...

English as a Second Language Teaching Tips -- Celia Webb
ESL students often develop sticking points or plateaus in learning English. To work past the difficult phases, teachers can try these classroom tested techniques which work with all age groups. Do ...

The Ultimate Checklist for Adult and Teen ESOL Language Learners -- Steve McCrea
OBJECTIVE: To motivate students to set their own goals for the week. This worksheet helps students find their passions about why they are learning English. Send your suggestions for other activities. ...

Active Learning Activities - Response Cards -- Adam Waxler
As a teacher I am always looking for ways to keep my students actively involved in my lessons. One of my favorite active learning activities is to simply have students use Response Cards. The reason ...

Active Learning Activities - Guided Lecture -- Adam Waxler
Wow...lecturing and active learning are certainly two concepts that one would not expect to see in the same sentence. In fact, as a proponent of active learning activities, lecturing is not something ...

games for my class -- answers.yahoo.com
hiya i have a class of 12 year olds, pne of 8 year olds and one of 6 year olds

controversial topic for my english class -- answers.yahoo.com
It needs to be something that you wouldn't expect anyone to talk about, but not to crazy It cannot be anything like steroids in baseball, abortion, video game violence, racism. Something that you ...

Ideas for a fun English class -- answers.yahoo.com
What are some ideas for games and activities for English students? I have a group of eight students learning English as a second language (they're pretty fluent), all about 20 years old. What are ...

9th grade English class read longer selections, such as The Most Dangerous Game -- answers.yahoo.com
Do you have them read in groups? Or in pairs? Or individually? I am limited because we only have a classroom set of books, so the students may not take them home. Thanks for any suggestions!

Some good games that you can play in any English Class -- answers.yahoo.com
Games that involve reading, writing, grammar, etc.? I teach English in a high school but I'm looking for games to use with other age groups too.

What games can i play with my english class -- answers.yahoo.com
they're kids like 8 to 11, and they re really basic, since they barely started studying english and their first language is spanish. i played games like hangman, and tic tac toe but i need more ...

Free Preschool Lesson Plans For Making Music With Your Preschooler -- Denise Willms
Here are some free preschool lesson plans for making music with your preschool class or your own preschoolers at home. These are very simple, and will introduce your preschooler to listening and ...

What are some good card games to use in an ESL classroom -- answers.yahoo.com
So far we´ve played Uno (great for colors and numbers), BS, and Go Fish (great for "Do you have___?¨") Can you think of any others?

Interesting and easy ESL games -- answers.yahoo.com
To teach 5 - 7 year olds 1. acticles and 2. Pronouns

Esl games for large classes -- answers.yahoo.com
i am teaching english in china, and i am needing games!! i have been teaching for a few months already, so do have quite a few games that i play, however, everybody seems to only know a limited ...

How to Teach the Alphabet -- Mark Pennington
The old "Alphabet Song" has proved to be a remarkable tool to assist learning the pronunciation and sequence of the English alphabet. The melody, written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, has certainly ...

Kinesthetic Learning Activities - Try a Gallery Walk to Address the Kinesthetic Learning Style -- Adam Waxler
It is very important for teachers to address a variety of different learning styles, including the kinesthetic learning style in which learning takes place by the student actually carrying out a ...

1001 Descriptors - For Vocabulary Development - Primary Grades Through College (And Beyond!) -- Meggin McIntosh
I love words - and I am assuming that if you are reading this article, then you do, too. Over the years I've done several different projects where I "messed around" and played with language. For ...

Teachers - Poetry For Children - 8 Suggestions For Experiencing Poetry -- Meggin McIntosh
There are so many ways to experience poetry. Nodelman (1992) offers eight suggestions on how to do so. For each of his suggestions (used as subheadings below), I will provide writing activities that ...

Teachers - Poetry For Children - 4 General Types -- Meggin McIntosh
O Sliver of Liver (by Myra Cohn Livingston) O sliver of liver, Get lost! Go away! You tremble and quiver O sliver of liver-- You set me a shiver And spoil my day-- O sliver of liver, Get lost! Go ...

Teachers - Steps to Maintain Classroom Management - Dealing With Misbehavior -- Meggin McIntosh
Behavior...misbehavior. Control...chaos. Learning...messing around. Teaching...babysitting. The truth is that, as a teacher, if you are unable to create and maintain a positive learning atmosphere, ...

Teachers - Tips For Parents to Help Students Become Readers and Studiers -- Meggin McIntosh
Teachers need parents to be part of the teaching and learning team. In some cases, parents know exactly what to do and are immense resources for supporting and extending the learning that is going on ...

Dares, Deals and Challenges -- Hedda Tan
It's been 8 days that I have not had a taste of my dear old, old friend - the soda! I was telling my kids about it when suddenly, I was struck by inspiration. And I thought to myself, why not? ...

My Game Plan -- Hedda Tan
I have been teaching teenagers for almost 5 years now, and I find this group of students both challenging and rewarding to work with. The kids are challenging because they are at the beginning of ...

The Secret Santa ESL Christmas Game -- Bill Ralens
Hello everyone. This is Bill Ralens from www.naruhodo-eigo.com. If you teach English in Japan, say as part of the JET program, an ALT or whatever, then you know that the idea of English as a Second ...

Critical Thinking Lesson Plans - Four-Corners Debate -- Adam Waxler
In today's world it is even more important than ever for teachers to create critical thinking lesson plans that challenge students to think for themselves. One of my favorite critical thinking ...

For ESL Teachers - Teaching the Alphabet Effectively to Adult ESL Students -- Joan Pougiales
Many adult ESL students have had limited educations and, even in their native languages, have limited literacy skills. For many, the concept of alphabetical order is unknown. Yet alphabetical order ...

How to Control Your Class -- John Parks
Even the most skilled teachers will have days when they lose control of their classroom. All it takes is a single rowdy kid and before you know it, you're sitting at your desk unsure of how to ...

Facebook in the Classroom VERSION 2 -- Steve
Using Facebook In the Classroom (Revisited) I posted an article about using Facebook in the classroom” on several teachers’ web sites and I got the following response: Steve: I found your plan ...

Four Ways to Encourage Students to Complete Homework -- J.C. Sprenger
For most students, homework is considered to be an unwanted burden to be avoided at any cost. Other students will embrace the challenge of homework as well as the excitement of learning. While ...

How to Compose a Welcome Letter to Prospective Students & Parents -- J.C. Sprenger
Many questions come to the mind of a first year teacher when trying to compose a letter to students and parents. Sometimes the fear of acceptance comes into play, as well as a host of other ...

Teaching Seasons With Technology in Early Childhood Classrooms - Integrating Science and Technology -- Kathy Cothran
A Michigan radio commercial announces that the "Greatest Show on Earth" happens every fall. I ask children to identify this show. You don't need a ticket. It happens outside. You can probably see ...

Thanksgiving - Fact Or Myth? Teaching Children to Investigate the Story Behind Thanksgiving -- Kathy Cothran
Is what we celebrate in America today based on fact or myth? Did the pilgrims and the Native Americans really have a peaceful relationship that lead to a beautiful sharing feast? What primary ...

Teaching Latitude and Longitude to Elementary Students Using Technology -- Kathy Cothran
Teaching children about latitude and longitude is challenging at best. Asking children to visualize imaginary and invisible lines that only seem to exist on a map is beyond many young minds. When I ...

Creative Shoebox Diorama Ideas For the School Season -- Will Kalif
Shoebox Dioramas are a part of every school year and in just about every grade they serve as a wonderful learning tool. They are used to learn the arts and crafts of making things and they are used ...

ABCs of Thanksgiving - An Elementary Lesson With Reading, Writing, Speaking, Drawing & Technology -- Kathy Cothran
You've explored the Pilgrims. You've investigated the lives of the Wampanoag Indians. You've reenacted the harvest festival of 1621. You've made your students dress up. What else can ...

Teaching Sight Words in Context - Moving Beyond Flashcards -- Carolea Williams
Sight words (also known as high-frequency words) are words good readers must instantly recognize. These "workhorse" words make up about 50 to 75 percent of the words children encounter in early ...

Childrens Educational Games - Fun Must Be in the Learning, and Learning Must Be in the Fun -- George Mcnaney and Jan McNaney
Childrens educational games can be a great way to learn and they form an important part in your child's life. Childrens educational games develop a child's mind to learn to think logically, ...

English Lesson Plans With Color Pictures -- Alexander Golishev
There has been an ongoing debate among ESL/EFL teachers whether color pictures and other visual aids can help learners of English improve vocabulary acquisition. As an ESL teacher, I have always been ...

English Lesson Plans - How to Avoid Writing a Plan For ESL Class -- Alexander Golishev
Teaching languages can be the most fun and rewarding experience; however a lot of ESL teachers get really frustrated with having to write lesson plans over and over again. Here is the typical ...

Classroom Games - Statues & Squiggles -- Lucas Kent
Statues This is a fun game to give your students a break and some exercise. 1) Have the students stand up and push their chairs in so they have lots of room to move around. 2) Choose a scenario which ...

Classroom Games - Draw the Teacher, 3D Tic-Tac-Toe & More -- Lucas Kent
Stand Up, Sit Down, Turn Around This is a great review game for shapes, angles and more. 1) Draw the various shapes on the board. 2) Point to each shape and say its name. 3) Students repeat the ...

Educational Classroom Games - Wheel of Fortune -- Lucas Kent
GREAT GAME Wheel of fortune A useful tool to have for playing educational games in the classroom is a Sticky Ball. A Sticky Ball is a small plastic ball that is covered with miniature suction cups. ...

Classroom Games - Word Relay, Teacher Basketball & More -- Lucas Kent
Word Relay This game is good to help review vocabulary and spelling. 1) Split the class into two teams and have a player from each team come to the board. 2) Divide the board in two and write a word ...

Classroom Games - Math Relay and Super Word -- Lucas Kent
Here are a couple of great games for your daily lessons! Math Hurdles This is a great game to review number facts and to get some exercise. 1) Tell students to find a partner that is about the same ...

Using Facebook in the ESOL classroom -- Steve McCrea
Dear Teacher Using Facebook in the classroom How do we build bridges? One of the challenges of teaching “the next generation” is finding an activity that can be engaging and stimulating, as well ...

For ESL Learners - Five Tips to Help You Remember New English Vocabulary Words -- Joan Pougiales
Learning new vocabulary is easy. Remembering new vocabulary is much more difficult. This is what my students tell me all the time. Experts who study memory say that we need to hear or see or use a ...

Nine Things ESL Teachers Need to Plan For the First Day of Class -- Jane Wangersky
Maybe it's the first time you've taught ESL, maybe you've been doing it for a while - but every new class is a new challenge. How do you get it started on the right track? · Find out the ...

For ESL Learners - 10 Questions and Answers About Thanksgiving -- Jane Wangersky
When did Thanksgiving start? The first Thanksgiving in the land that later became the U.S. was in 1621. It became a national holiday in 1863, during the Civil War. The first Thanksgiving in what ...

Using Trade Books in the Classroom -- Celia Webb
Looking for a way to encourage your students' interest in a topic? Trade books can provide the needed spark. Trade books, which are primarily designed to entertain and inform outside the ...

Kids' Art - Making Halloween Spider Webs -- Anthony Vecchioni
Here's a Halloween art project to do with your toddler or preschooler. It's very easy and it looks great around the house. Here's what you need: -8.5" x 11" black construction paper ...

Lessons on Sharing and Respect -- Rita Webb
Children are miniature adults. They are people with their own feelings, their own personalities, and their own preferences. So the question begs to be asked: How would you feel if the governing ...

Teaching Space and the Solar System -- Robert McKenzie
Outer space and the solar system is one of the most interesting topics discussed in school because of the countless colorful heavenly bodies occupying the universe and the idea that there is actually ...

Make Vocabulary Games a Part of Your Free English Class -- Ling L. Tong
Many adults that start learning English do not realize the value of games as part of their learning in a free English class. Young native English speakers regularly play games in school to enhance ...

The “Students won’t talk” Problem -- ESLTiger
Some students will not talk in class because they are too shy or anxious. This is not only true for beginners, but also for some students who are fairly advanced in their listening, reading, and ...

Ideas for Storytelling -- Chris
This idea comes from the tips newsletter, a free service provided weekly at Heads Up English. Storytelling always works well in the classroom or as homework. It allows students to incorporate the ...

First Steps to Learning to Podcast With Your Students - Teaching With Technology -- Kathy Cothran
You've heard your students talk about the various podcasts they are downloading to their ipods, but you are wondering what it is and how it can apply to your classroom. A podcast is a digital ...

Back to School Ideas For Using Your Digital Camera -- Kathy Cothran
School's back in session. In most elementary classrooms around the country you find teachers taking digital photos of their students on the first day. What can you do with those pictures? Do you ...

How to Make Pop Up Cards That Really Deliver -- Scott Henderson
Pop ups are greeting cards that deliver a surprise. When you open the card, pieces inside move - they jump out at you, blossom into a 3-D construction, or move across the page. Pop ups have a long ...

Stuck Inside - 5 Fun Things to Do When It's Raining -- Lisa Kirby
It's raining, it's pouring, I'm stuck inside, and it's boring! Is it raining cats and dogs? Are you going bonkers with the free time? Well then, have I got news for you! You can get ...

Jigsaw Puzzle Picture Frame -- Lisa Kirby
Don't throw out those old puzzles when you lose a piece. Save them for these cool picture frames. They make great gifts. You can add paint, glitter, or any fuzzy, sparkling, or other crafty stuff ...

2 Great Preschool Polar Bear Activities -- Paula Jones
In the United States, Polar Bears have become synonymous with Coca-Cola advertisements. We watch cute polar bears have parties and fun while drinking Coca-Cola soda in the Arctic. Preschool children ...

2 Great Penguin Preschool Activities -- Paula Jones
Penguins have always been an interest to preschool children. The distinctive penguin waddle is a sight to see as well as their characteristic tuxedo type body. Penguins are so popular with preschool ...

3 Great Preschool 'Roof Over Your Head Day' Activities -- Paula Jones
Roof over your head day is December 3. This is a great time to expose children to the different types of homes people live in, both here and around the world. Talk about the homes your children live ...

3 Great Preschool Cookie Day Activities -- Paula Jones
December 4th is National Cookie Day. Kids love cookies and will be excited to try these preschool cookie day activities. Try baking and decorating cookies with your children. Read stories about ...

3 Preschool 'Read A New Book Month' Activities -- Paula Jones
December is Read a New Book month. This is a great opportunity to expose your children to new books. Spend some time focusing on early literacy skills during this month. Your children will enjoy ...

Preschool Lesson Plans - A Helpful Place to Go For Resources and Ideas -- Melissa Brehaut
Preschool Lesson Plans are a great idea for any preschool educator or homeschooler of a preschooler. There are many free sites online to get many resources and I find these helpful as well. However I ...

Food Quotations for Advanced ESL Students -- ESLTiger
1.“Better beans and bacon in peace than cakes and ale in fear.” —Aesop 2.“The proof of the pudding is in the eating. By a small sample, we may judge the whole of a piece.” —Miguel De ...

Teaching Ideas For the First Day of School -- Tonia Lee
As teachers eye their empty classrooms the day before school starts where not a creature is stirring and hopefully not a mouse, teachers are filled with anticipation about what they will get for the ...

5 Easy Steps So Kids Can Write Articles Too -- Kenton Verhoeff
I learn at home, and mom insists that writing is important. I agree. But, I don’t like to just write for a grade, so I wanted something more important to do with my work. I write articles to sell ...

Speak Softly Because You Can't Carry A Stick Anymore -- ESLTiger
Speak Softly Because You Can't Carry A Stick Anymore Problem: You walk into a classroom and there is a loud chatter going on. How do you quiet down the students without stressfully shouting your ...

How Teachers Can Decrease Classroom Management Problems by Increasing Class Participation -- Adam Waxler
One of the major factors contributing to classroom management problems is the fact that the students simply are not involved in the lesson. Therefore, it is easy to conclude that if a teacher can ...

Improving Comprehension With Closure Activities -- Adam Waxler
One of the most important parts of the any lesson is the how it ends. Teachers need to have some type of closure activity at the end of each lesson if they are truly interested in improving ...

Kinesthetic Learning - Use Kinesthetic Learning Activities to Improve Comprehension -- Adam Waxler
Did you know that while many students are visual learners and many others are auditory learners, most students actually prefer a combination of visual, auditory, AND kinesthetic learning. So what is ...

Improve Reading Comprehension Through Purpose-Setting -- Adam Waxler
These days, teaching reading is the job of ALL teachers regardless of the subject area or grade level. The fact is if you want your students to do well they MUST be able to comprehend the material ...

The Right Cooperative Learning Strategies Can Eliminate a Major Problem With Cooperative Learning -- Adam Waxler
Cooperative learning has long been touted as a great way to improve academic achievement. However, many teachers object to cooperative learning activities and other types of group work because they ...

Cooperative Learning Activities - 3 Things to Remember When Using Cooperative Group Learning -- Adam Waxler
Most students learn better with one-to-one interactions or in small groups where they can follow the conversation better and indicate when they don't understand. This is one of the big advantages ...

Back to School Get to Know You Activities -- Adam Waxler
Success in the classroom is all about relationships...both the teacher-student relationship and the student-student relationship. By building upon these relationships teachers will see a decrease in ...

Get to Know You Activities - Create Bingo Cards For Get to Know You Bingo -- Adam Waxler
I recently wrote an article discussing the importance of teachers using get to know you activities to reduce classroom management problems and improve academic achievement. In that article I shared ...

Conversation : Getting Started -- ESLTiger
Activity One Divide into groups of four. In conversation, it is often helpful to show other people that we understand what they are trying to communicate. A smile, a nod of the head, and eye contact ...

Preschool Activities to Keep Them Busy -- Mary Green
If you have a hard time coming up with preschool activities you are one of millions. It can be a difficult chore to come up with different things to do to keep such young children occupied. Young ...

5 Of The Best Online Preschool Games - Online Toddler Games, Too! -- Mary Green
There are hundreds of online preschool games, and many of these can also be used as online toddler games. Some of the best are featured here and each one has a different way of teaching besides what ...

English Teacher Training: Teaching English Writing Skills - an Experience -- Turnoi
At our school, we have an English Teacher Training program with an equivalent of TESL Master degree option. In that program, course modules such as Language Pedagogy, Language Didactics, Linguistics, ...

Free online games & quizzes for teachers and students -- Steve
English Vocabulary: Basic Elements (Chemistry) (Flash) Blackjack, an ESL game (Perl) Poker, an ESL game (Perl) Super Hangman (Advanced) (Perl) Capitals of the World (Beginner) (Java) Write ...

Teaching Tips - How to Write a Memorable Lesson -- Darrell Causey
If you are tired of the boring lessons that come with your curriculum then start writing your own lessons. It's not that difficult and your students will appreciate the change. The first thing ...

Teaching Strategies - 11.5 Strategies for Better Communication in Your Lesson -- Darrell Causey
One of the most important tasks a teacher must master is communication. The lesson has to be presented in a language that is familiar to the learner. If the teacher fails to communicate in a way that ...

How To Make Your Teaching Lessons Interesting? -- Sky Joe
Being a teacher can be a very challenging and enriching career for a lot of people. The task and responsibility of a teacher is to enrich the knowledge of the young, preparing the students for their ...

Let's Put the Fun Back Into Writing -- Alma Hoffmann
Before leading a staff development workshop on writing at an elementary school, I asked the teachers at the school to complete a short survey for me. On the survey, one of the items asked teachers ...

Hands-On Activities Inspire Creative Writing -- Alma Hoffmann
"Fingers stuck together with a pasty, thick, gooey substance work hard to build a Gumdrop man!" remarked John. How did this child know to use words such as pasty, thick and gooey to describe a ...

Creating a Classroom Atmosphere For Writing -- Alma Hoffmann
What inspires you to write??? Maybe seeing a gorgeous sunset or hearing your favorite song on the radio... What might inspire a classroom full of children to write? Interesting music? Amusing ...

Teach ESL with Song Lyrics (Old English Farmer Song, Hadrian) -- Robin Tim Day BSc MSc BEd
I use songs with children and teens in Korea and China. Did not have the chance to use songs in Canada and Kuwait where the curriculum was more rigid. Songs are really a form of whole language ...

Articles for Teachers -- Steve
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Using Art in the ESL Classroom -- Dr. Robert W. F. Taylor
Does Art have a place in language learning? I believe it does. Children are naturally creative. They respond to visual images and have most active imaginations. Isn't creating images what art I ...

Game Idea - One Truth and One Lie -- Chris Cotter
One Lie and One Truth This activity words well when your students need to improve fluency. Here they will be able to present information, but also must answer quickly and creatively to questions. It ...

ESL Teaching and Learning Tips, by Dr. Yanni Zack, an American ESL specialist -- Steve
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Getting ESL Students to Use Their English Outside of Class -- Dr. Robert W. F. Taylor
Every time I begin a new class, I give my students a hand-out sheet with ideas to help improve their English outside of class. Most ESL students unfortunately seem to think their English is for use ...

Grammar Fitness - A Student-Friendly Activity -- Dr. Robert W. F. Taylor
Let me begin by saying that this activity is really called "Dictation Race". However, students spend so much energy running up to the board and back to their partners that I have taken to calling it ...

Ten Ways to Use Local Resources in ESL Teaching -- Dr. Robert W. F. Taylor
Without question, the ever-increasing number of textbooks and CDs available to teachers of ESL (English as a Second Language) is a valuable resource. The Internet is yet another resource with a ...

Classroom Activities For Young ESL Learners -- Dr. Robert W. F. Taylor
The brain likes to learn in little bits. Young children have short attention spans. Put these two thoughts together and add the fact that learning a new language is not an easy task. Therefore, an ...

Boy with a Sling.. generic poem analysis - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin T. Day BSc MSc BEd
I like to teach with short poems or songs as they are snack-size literature suitable for a 50 minute class period. Here is a short poem for class analysis like several others I have posted. There is ...

Playing and Watching Sports: A Conversation Lesson - ESL Teacher Eric Roth Lesson -- Eric Roth
PLAYING AND WATCHING SPORTS “The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility.” Michael Jordan (1963- ) NBA superstar Chatting: Talking about sports can be a great ice-breaker. Just do ...

Symmetry in Letters and Numbers, Puzzles -- Robin T. Day BSc MSc BEd
Revised edition Here are some exercises/puzzles for ESL kids to learn the following science/math/geometry ideas. You will not be able to do all 7 puzzles in one 50 min. class. Introduce the following ...

Best Free Kids Games to Play With Your Little Preschooler -- Yogi Shinde
Some good fun and free kids games are all you need to teach your little preschooler their letters, numbers, colors or almost anything educational. Little time and enthusiasm are the only ingredients ...

Fun Kids Games To Keep Your Preschooler Busy And Happy! -- Yogi Shinde
When its dull and raining and kids are having a bored and lazy afternoon, fun kids games like these can be just what you need to lighten up the afternoon. 1. Lets begin with the kids favourite toy - ...

Kids Outdoor Games And Activities - Get Back To Nature! -- Yogi Shinde
In this day and age of computer games and television, some fun kids outdoor games and activities are what we need to get our kids physically fit and active. Kids these days are hooked on to ...

Kids Educational Games - Learning Through Play -- Yogi Shinde
Some fun kids educational games are all you will ever need to teach your little preschooler their basics. Weather we are talking about learning to tell time, recognise the coins, know their letters ...

Free Games For Kids - Fun Indoor Games And Activities -- Yogi Shinde
Here are some fun and free games for kids, which is just what you need on a dull rainy day or on a lazy afternoon with your young one. Set a enthusiastic play area and get started with your young ...

Short Stories for Teachers -- Steve
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Boy with a Sling -- Robin Tim Day BSc MSc BEd
Here is a short poem for class analysis like others I have posted. I like to teach with short poems or songs as they are snack size literature suitable for a 50 minute class period. Boy with a Sling ...

Plan Your English Lesson -- George Williams
It is not easy to plan a fresh and new class for your English students every week. Even though your teacher book gives you some great ideas not all of them are practical enough for your classroom. ...

Creating Fun, Fascinating Conversations about Pets - ESL Teacher Eric Roth Lesson -- Eric Roth
Do you love pets? Do you carry a picture of your favorite pet? Are you closer to your pet than your neighbor? Brother? Personally, I'm a dog person. I even named my publishing company after my ...

Help Writing Your English Lesson Plan -- Bill Boyd
Being in a teacher is a lot of fun and is the passion of many, but preparing for each classroom experience can be quite frustrating. Ensuring that your English lesson plan is well rounded and will ...

You Can Help Your Children Learn the Alphabet - Here's How -- Barbara Freedman-De Vito
Government studies confirm that children who are read to and and who recognize the letters of the alphabet have an easier time learning how to read and thus do better in school, so maximize your ...

Kids Learn English Language through Interactivity and Colorful Design -- Vladimir Chen
One of the most crucial methods in determining and mastering the English Language is to read, read, and read. It is told that a good reader is likewise a effective writer and a good speaker. One’s ...

Visual Support Tips in the Preschool Class -- Sheila Demers
By observing children in many different preschools, I've noticed that the classes which utilize an abundance of visual supports for children have far more independent and secure students. Many ...

Create Your Own Guided Reading Curriculum to Improve Your Child's (student) Reading Skills -- Jon Kelly
To help your child improve his or her reading skills, teachers use what is known as reading levels to help create guided reading curriculums. Each reading level has a set of books that are ...

Using Roll Paper For Preschool Projects -- Eric Kampel
Maybe you are a teacher planning projects for your class. Perhaps you are a pre school or daycare director and need to make sure the students have plenty of opportunity to learn, socialize, learn ...

Create Top Ten Lists for Lively Classrooms - ESL Teacher Eric Roth Lesson -- Eric Roth
Americans, like many other people, love to create top ten lists. This technique can be very effective in sharing ideas and creating a lively classroom. You might want to introduce some core verbs and ...

Lesson Plan -- CJ Miyake
This is an adaptation of chiritori, a game that every Japanese person knows. In Japanese someone says a word. The next person has to say a word that starts with the sound the previous word ended on. ...

Research Paper Writing Skills -- Jack Smith
Step 1. Choose Your Topic. When choosing a topic, choose one in which you are interested, and for which there is enough information. If your topic is too broad, you will have difficulty completing ...

Motivating Reluctant Teens to Read -- Celia Webb
Teens may turn into reluctant readers. Sometimes this is because the majority of the reading they do is for school and, therefore, work. Another cause may be that they are struggling with reading at ...

Tips on Lesson Planning for the New Teacher -- Sonya Wilson
Depending on the school you work for, you may be required to turn in lesson plans weekly or biweekly. Some schools may require a scope and sequence that covers the majority of the year. However you ...

Beanbag Activities with Preschoolers -- Pattrick Jhonson
The diversity of uses of beanbags is astounding. You must know what beanbags are. They are pear shaped bags also known as oversized bags, or physics bags and are filled small, soft pellets made of ...

English lesson - Telephoning - Things You Should Know -- Manjusha Nambiar
Answering a private phone British people usually give their name or number. Hello. Susan Fernandez. Asking for a person To ask for a person you can say 'Could I speak to...? Americans usually say ...

Preschool Activities - Sensory Bottles -- Rebekah Kogelschatz
Sensory bottles are fun and provide lots of opportunities for exploring visual and auditory senses. They used different materials in small plastic water bottles that children can shake, tip, roll, ...

This Read Along Technique Increases Comprehension -- Don C Jones
Once your child can read most words at a reasonable pace, have her read to you in the following way: Choose a book that is somewhat challenging, but not too difficult. One way to make this judgment ...

How to Teach Your Child To Read -- Don C Jones
Reading should be fun, but to enjoy reading, one must be a good reader. Would tennis be fun if the ball never went over the net? This technique is the result of over 50 years experience teaching ...

Evan's Fun Word Game -- Don C Jones
A couple of years ago we had a student at our reading center who invented a word game that we have used ever since. As part of our normal lesson we make word cards that the student practices at home. ...

Educational Sesame Street Party -- Gail Leino
Teachers can easily make use of the Sesame Street characters to throw a nice Sesame Street party in the classroom. Just about every kid likes to watch the television show and just about every adult ...

How To Play I Am Going On A Trip -- Teresa Mills
Kid friendly vacations travel word games are great for keeping children occupied while traveling, but word games are also great for family fun while camping, hiking, or simply walking... In its ...

How To Play I Am Thinking Of A Person -- Teresa Mills
Kid friendly vacations travel word games are great for keeping children occupied while traveling, but word games are also great for family fun while camping, hiking, or simply walking... "I am ...

Word Search Puzzles: The Perfect Game For Your New Reader's Party -- Gail Leino
Is your new reader having a party? Why not incorporate word search puzzles and games into the theme, and entertain the new readers as they learn? Once a child begins to read, they naturally look for ...

Improving Vocabulary in Three Easy Steps -- Celia Webb
There are close to one million words in the English language. That's a lot of words! Too many words for even dictionaries to list (most dictionaries confine themselves to several hundred thousand ...

Captain Underpants - A Writing Teacher's Perspective On An "Under" Hero -- Lynn Sager
I have been working with a fourth grader for a number of months now. His parents speak English as a second language, and they are counting upon me to help him with writing his skills, reading ...

Kids and Writing - Six Tools for Making Kids Love to Write -- Lynn Sager
If we want our children to love writing, we have to make writing essential to their lives. I have worked with too many eighth graders who have already decided that clear writing is beyond their ...

Word Play - Four Literary Games Even Kids Enjoy -- Lynn Sager
I have tutored too many students who feel uncomfortable writing in their own language. By the fourth grade, they have stopped wanting to write anything because everything they write receives a grade. ...

Vocabulary Game -- Rowenna
This is a fun game that both children and adults enjoy. I have tried it in my foreign language classes. The class is divided into 2/3 groups. One person from each group sits in front with his back to ...

Grammar Review - quiz -- Amy Nutt
It's time to test yourself and see how much you have learned about grammar. Take a look at each of the twenty questions below and choose the answer that you feel best fits the sentence. You ...

Preschool Activities - Using Alligators And Apples To Teach The Letter "A" -- Mary Robinson
The Overall Experience When approaching preschool from an educational perspective, it's important to remember that at that tender age children learn holistically, that is from the whole ...

Preschool Themes - 4 Fun Ways to Teach Letters -- Mary Robinson
The Importance of the ABC's Integral to any preschool curriculum is the learning the letters of the alphabet, not only because it's a crucial step towards reading but it is also among the ...

Early Childhood Activities - Fun Ideas for Springtime -- Mary Robinson
Simple is Better While in their formative years, children learn best through doing, which is why games and activities are an integral part of the preschool experience. Remember to select early ...

Preschool Math Games - Two Fun Ways to Learn Your Numbers -- Mary Robinson
Emphasizing the Fundamentals Preschool is the time in a child's life where some of the most basic concepts of education such as reading, writing and arithmetic are introduced, and the ...

Teaching Preschool - Patience, Expectations, and Fun -- Mary Robinson
"Not While I'm Wearing the Hat" Teaching preschool is never a walk in the park. One moment you're trying to sooth a crying child while tearing apart two others who are fighting over the last ...

Preschool Crafts - Dinosaur, Eggs, And Elephant Crafts To Teach The Letters "D" And "E" -- Mary Robinson
Get Crafty! One of the best parts of a preschooler's day is arts and crafts time. Preschool crafts allow children an opportunity to express their individuality and creativity as well as teaching ...

Preschool Lessons - Using Fish, Freeze Tag and Groceries to teach the Letters "F" and "G" -- Mary Robinson
When instructing preschool, it's best to keep the lessons simple and straightforward. One of the most important preschool lessons is the alphabet and its many letters. Many preschool teachers ...

Preschool Curriculum - Let the Calendar be Your Guide -- Mary Robinson
Follow the Calendar When planning a preschool curriculum, most instructors like to use the calendar year and its occurrences as their basic structural component. This keeps the curriculum relevant ...

Preschool Games - Babies, Balloons and Cookie Games to Teach the Letters "B" and "C" -- Mary Robinson
Fun and Games Since preschoolers learn best by doing, try incorporating some of these preschool games and activities when teaching children about the alphabet. The first series of preschool games ...

Preschool Valentine Games - Will You Be Mine, Valentine? -- Mary Robinson
Valentine's Day is a favorite for children since it provides an opportunity to express their love for the important people in their lives as well as a clever excuse to eat candy. It's also a ...

Preschool Kids - "When I Grow Up, I Want To Be" -- Mary Robinson
For preschool kids, one of the biggest open-ended questions they can be asked is "what do you want to be when you grow up?" When asked this question, many preschool kids tend to shoot for the stars. ...

Preschool Calendar Activities - Introducing the Calendar -- Mary Robinson
Preschool is an excellent time to introduce children to the concepts of the calendar, days of the week and months of the year, and what better way to learn about these concepts than through games and ...

Preschool Ideas - Learning the Letters -- Mary Robinson
Exploring the letters of the alphabet is a great way to incorporate new themes and ideas into the preschool classroom, while teaching the fundamental building blocks to reading and writing. These ...

Preschool Crafts - The Mighty Letter "M" -- Mary Robinson
While some preschool instructors prefer to stick to the calendar to structure their curriculums, others use the letters of the alphabet for their lesson plans. Here are some great preschool crafts ...

Preschool Winter Activities - Escaping the Winter Blues -- Mary Robinson
While many adults seem to get trapped in the winter blues, winter is most often seen as a time of wonder and enchantment for children. Explore the many facets of the polar season with these preschool ...

Flash Cards - Building Academic Skills -- Barbara Morgan
One of the first learning tools schools use to help children develop memorization skills is the flash cards. Flash cards are very effective for learning colors, shapes, vocabulary words and math ...

Effective Teaching Strategies Classroom Management And Teaching OESL -- Giancarlo Dizon
In my six years of experience of teaching English as a secondary language to both students from the intermediate (4th-6th grades) and high school levels, I realized that no amount of knowledge and ...

Objectives and tips for using listening comprehension passages in class... -- Jason Renshaw
I recently wrote up a series of considerations and tips for using the listening strand in my Boost! series from Pearson Longman, but they can be used for any listening passages from any sources. ...

Help Writing Your English Lesson Plan -- IPRWire Staff Writer
Being in a teacher is a lot of fun and is the passion of many, but preparing for each classroom experience can be quite frustrating. Ensuring that your English lesson plan is well rounded and will ...

Plan Your English Lesson -- George Williams
It is not easy to plan a fresh and new class for your English students every week. Even though your teacher book gives you some great ideas not all of them are practical enough for your classroom. ...

20-Question Quiz about Capitals of the World -- quiz
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Match Game -- Java game
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Preschool Education - What You Must Teach Your Preschooler -- Deanna Mascle
Many members of my mother's generation did not even attend kindergarten. Many members of my generation did not even attend preschool. With my son's generation preschool has become a necessary ...

Study Tips for Students -- Simone Mary
Every student knows the importance of studying. However at times studying can be tedious and boring. Studying is not usually a favorite past time of most students, although there are those who enjoy ...

Spelling Tips for Kids -- Simone Mary
Writing and spelling are closely linked. If you don't know how to spell, writing can be more difficult than it should be. Becoming a good speller is important to your development as a writer. ...

Increase the Attention Span of Boys With These Tips -- Michelle Caskey
As a general rule, the attention span of boys tends to be shorter than that of girls. Obviously this varies with each child. There are more boys who suffer from ADHD. And even boys who have wonderful ...

Fun Elementary Lessons - Use Surprises and Silliness to Motivate the Student -- Michelle Caskey
A fun way to motivate a student is to pack your lessons full of surprises and silliness. Positive emotions enhance learning and motivation. Your boys will have strong and lasting memories if they are ...

Tailoring Training To Meet The Needs Of Your Students -- Charity Weber
Pretesting students is the key to finding measurable gains in the classroom, whether it is in a public school setting or in an corporate employee training program. By finding out what material the ...

Spelling Tips For ESL Students -- Celia Webb
Spelling in English is hard even for those of us who have been practicing for years! For one thing there are so many exceptions to the rules. The English language actually has two basic types of ...

Re: Chinese Jump Rope (game) -- Dana
Hello, When we played this as elemty. kids (now 41 yrs. old) once you finished the first sequince of jumps we then moved from the rope around our 'ankles' to our knees 'kneesees' then ...

This is What You Should Not Do When Encouraging a Young Child to Read and Talk -- Celia Webb
Studies show that most mothers respond appropriately to their baby’s attempts to communicate. However, there are four ways of responding which do not help your child learn to speak and, later on, ...

Re: Lesson Plan on Symbolism? -- Anna Drake
I don't think "O Captain, My Captain" is too advanced for younger audiences, although 7th grade may be a little overwhelmed by it. I teach an abridged version in the 9th grade that includes ...

Building Vocabulary - Five Ideas for Increasing Your Vocabulary -- Celia Webb
Do you want to expand your vocabulary so you can more clearly express yourself? Large vocabularies are not only a sign of education; the use of unusual and precise words can help you describe your ...

Encouraging Your Child to Read - How to Develop a Bookworm -- Celia Webb
Are you looking for ways to get your child excited about reading? As publishers of children's books, we often hear from parents about their reluctant readers and what they have done to encourage ...

Word Games to Increase Vocabulary -- Celia Webb
Most of us recognize that play is an important way to learn all types of skills and knowledge. Play works as a way to learn for a couple of reasons. First, we are more motivated to do an activity if ...

Increasing Vocabulary Through Independent Reading -- Celia Webb
What is independent reading? And how can it help increase vocabulary? Independent reading is the reading we do of our own volition. It could be a romance novel, sports magazine, or local newspaper. ...

Building Vocabulary Through Activities -- Celia Webb
Studies show that people learn words best by engaging as many of the five senses as possible. Associating a new word with a smell, touch, taste, or sound helps us recall the word for later use. So in ...

Developing Good Homework Habits -- Celia Webb
Children will be more successful at school if they develop good homework habits at an early age. Parents play an important role in helping the child figure out how to do their homework well. Learning ...

What Spelling Champions Know Can Help Your Child Spell Better -- Celia Webb
Have you ever wondered why spelling bee contestants are allowed to ask to have the word defined or used in a sentence? What spelling bee champions know is these questions reveal clues about how a ...

Building Vocabulary - 5 Ideas for Increasing Your Child's Vocabulary While Running Errands -- Celia Webb
Want to help your child learn more words? Do you also want to keep them occupied while traveling to the grocery store, around town on errands, or even on vacation? Here are five word-related ...

Improving Vocabulary - Seven Ideas for ESL Students -- Celia Webb
Do you want to improve your command of the English language? Many English as a Second Language (ESL) learners reach a point where their English does not get any better. They have learned the basics ...

Sing A Song and Learn New Words -- Celia Webb
Did you know you remember what you learn better if you use more of your senses during the learning? It’s true, the more of your five senses you can engage in the learning process, the more ...

Helping Your Child Learn to Read - 4 to 6 years old -- Celia Webb
Children in the four- to six-year old age bracket are ready to engage with the language they have learned so far. They can learn words at an amazing rate. Providing them with a language-rich ...

Spelling Tips For ESL Students -- Celia Webb
Spelling in English is hard even for those of us who have been practicing for years! For one thing there are so many exceptions to the rules. The English language actually has two basic types of ...

15 Tips For Helping Children With Learning The Alphabet Letters -- Deanna Mascle
I volunteer four hours a week in my son's first grade classroom. I help out in a variety of ways but primarily I am involved in literacy activities. It is an exciting time in a child's ...

Interesting Facts From Trivial Topics -- Deanna Mascle
Question: How do honey bees communicate? Answer: Dance Interesting Fact: The ability of honeybees to communicate direction and distance from the hive to nectar sources through dance "language" has ...

Free Trivia Questions From Fun Trivia -- Deanna Mascle
Question: What is the heaviest snake? Answer: Anaconda Interesting Fact: There is a lot of controversy over which snake holds the world's record for massive size. The dimensions that have earned ...

Teaching Reading - 3 Simple Ways To Teach Your Child To Read -- Deanna Mascle
We all know that learning to read is an important part of growing up for a child. Learning to read is also essential to future success both in school and in life. Older children and adults who ...

Re: some classroom games appropriate and fun for college students -- Ami
Games can add another dimension of learning to the classroom even at the college level. Two of my best professors, both with doctorate degrees, used games now and then to add pizazz to the material. ...

I am teaching adults but i am not finished with my studies yet.how can i make them trust me as a teacher -- answers.yahoo.com
too young for being a teacher

Foreign language teachers........lesson ideas -- answers.yahoo.com
For my Spanish III class we are reviewing descriptions (such as I'm tall, he's short, etc.) I am supposed to go over this for a whole hour. (I'm student teaching so I don't get a lot ...

What should I teach in my first English as a foreign language lesson for beginners -- answers.yahoo.com
I will be teaching 2 adults who I believe and a very basic grasp of English.

Preschool language lesson plans -- answers.yahoo.com
I need two language lesson plans that aren't reading a st**id book or some rhymes.

For any ESL teachers, I need some good games for children and young teens to play and learn by. Any suggestion -- answers.yahoo.com
For any ESL teachers

TESOL Methods -- ojcsteve
This demonstrates using the color chart used in the Silent Way

TEFL Techniques - The Van Game -- Andrew Carter
TEFL Techniques – The Van Game The very best way of teaching English (or any other language!) is to get the student wanting to learn – hungry for new ways to express themselves in your language. ...
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