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Idea for demonstration lesson for English class? -- answers.yahoo.com
I just started to teach English for kindergarten kids. I have to give a demonstration lesson to get new students. I'm suppose to prepare 20 min. lesson and 30 kids are coming. They are all 4 ...

What words can you make using the letters, D G R A G E? this is for the game Bully during the english 5 class? -- answers.yahoo.com
words have to be at least three characters long

What kind of games can I play with a class of 35 or more middle school students with lower level english? -- answers.yahoo.com
i teach english in public school in korea. i have been assigned to team teacher but we have decided the students need more fun so i have them 45 minutes a week and need some games that can work with ...

English comunication games?? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm an english teacher student from Sweden who's working in Spain for the summer. I do have lots of ideas for my classes, but can anyone please give me some suggestions of comunicationgames?? ...

What are some good games to play with kindergarten kids? -- answers.yahoo.com
This is a spoken English class, so im looking for more of an English game to play in class.

Help with and idea for game for English class!? -- answers.yahoo.com
Here's my assignment Create a game for reviewing a unit of literature or grammar or for reviewing vocabulary or spelling words. ( Tradiotional Spelling bees off limits) You will play game with ...

Do u have any games that can be played outdoor by college students, related to english? -- answers.yahoo.com
my english class is going on a picnic in the next few days, and we need some games that can be played by the whole class... please, if u have some, tell me and explain it.

Where can I find games for ESL classes? -- answers.yahoo.com
I teach English at a Japanese elementary school, and I need idea for educational games. HELP!

Can anyone give me some good lesson plans for the 6th grade? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm training to become a teacher. What kinds of things do 6th graders learn. Can someone give me a few lesson plans in the following subjects: Math Science English Social studies

I look for activities and lesson plans for teaching law/rules in kindergarten? -- answers.yahoo.com
I look for activities and lesson plans for teaching law/rules in kindergarten

Art (drawing and painting) lesson plans for elementary kids.....? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am going to teach art lessons to a group of kids in 2-4th grade. Does anyone know any site for lesson plans? I want to start of with drawing...then painting...last sculpture.

Where can I find information on creating lesson plans? -- answers.yahoo.com
I would like information on creating lesson plans. I am a Social Studies Education student in Georgia. I know I'm going to have to create my own lesson plans. I would like information on websites ...

Teaching personal lessons (English lessons)? -- answers.yahoo.com
Please share some ideas for teaching one to one English lessons. These are pretty tough lessons to teach cuz the teacher/student usually feel they have to be *on* all the time. What activities can I ...

What was the best assignment you ever had to complete in a high school English class? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am trying to add some creative and fun assignments to my lesson plans. I teach English IV (British literature) to seniors, but I'm interested in activities from any high school English class. ...

Share an creative activity/game that would enable children 6-8 and 11-14 have fun at the same time learn -- answers.yahoo.com
I am responsible for a group of children this weekend, two groups and I am having trouble thinking of either board games, card games, and/or phyical games that innercity children would love to play ...

Sunday School w/ toddlers? -- answers.yahoo.com
Next week is our "step up Sunday" at church and all the teens teach the Sunday school classes. I am teaching the 0-2 class. There are not many in this class. They are mostly around the age of 2. They ...

Looking for ideas to bring 'fun' in the classroom? -- answers.yahoo.com
As an education major, I'm looking for ideas on ways that I can incorperate fun into my lessons. I've heard of students being awarded 'money' to buy small items form a 'shop' ...

Lesson Plan on Symbolism? -- answers.yahoo.com
Hi. Does anyone out there have any creative ways to teach a lesson on symbolism in poetery? I'm teaching a 7th grade LA class and need a fun supplemntal activity to really hit home how symbolism ...

What are some fun, exciting ways to teach space to first graders? -- answers.yahoo.com
They're all great writers, but I want to challenge them to do something outside of their comfort zone. Worksheets etc I can handle for "fun activities" during their own time (they love doing ...

Can you think of any fun hands-on art activities for Kindergarten? -- answers.yahoo.com
Nothing crafty please. Preferably something that will allow students to use their individual creativity. Note: I am not asking people to do my job for me lol. I have a lesson plan for tomorrow, but I ...

Idea for demonstration lesson for English class? -- answers.yahoo.com
I just started to teach English for kindergarten kids. I have to give a demonstration lesson to get new students. I'm suppose to prepare 20 min. lesson and 30 kids are coming. They are all 4 ...

What are some fun activities for an english lesson? -- answers.yahoo.com
i have a foreign student that needs to learn english. he knows the basic part of speech but can't seem to construct a sentence, he's at a university level.

Basic Level English Lesson Plan - Sports Theme? -- answers.yahoo.com
Where can i get an English lesson plan about sports? I also need dialogue for conversation! Thanks.

Ideas for Year 8 English lesson? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'll be taking a Year 8 English lesson and need an idea for a one-off/cover lesson. Something interesting and fun, but where they will also LEARN. I've been told that I can choose absolutely ...

How many words does a 5th grader write for english normally? - Lesson -- answers.yahoo.com
I have to write a lesson plan for a college class. I chose 5th grade English. The only problem is that no schools will tell me the normal word count for 5th grade essays. PLEASE help me, I just ...

Can anyone give me some help on a talk i have to give in my english lesson? -- answers.yahoo.com
The talk has to be about 3 minutes and I have to talk about my work experience in a hotel, cooking (Catering Assistant) ANY HELP AT ALL WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!! Especially to help me with how I ...

I am an education major in college and I have to make a lesson plan, I am teaching an English lesson -- answers.yahoo.com
Does anyone have any ideas? I dont know why but i can not think of anything that sounds like it would be fun. I also have to do an activity in class over the topic...so if anyone could help that ...

How to get started teaching ESL? - Lesson -- answers.yahoo.com
I have just volunteered to take over a class from an experienced ESL teacher. Yikes! I have some lesson plans from esl-images.com and some other information. I am looking for good, practical advice ...

I need a english lesson plan for 8th grade- part of the class is testing-it needs to be quiet .. -- answers.yahoo.com
the class is an hour long and i need to occupy half of the class while the other half is testing. does anyone have any ideas for a silent, independent activity related to language arts?

I have to create a lesson plan for my english class and i have to teach the word synecdoche? -- answers.yahoo.com
does anyone know where or how i would go about doing this?

1st grader needs extra help, ideas please!? -- answers.yahoo.com
i need some tactics to teach a first grader to grasp reading. He goes to school but i believe the teachers dont show him special attention. websites w/ reading games,wrksheets, lessons! please i ...

Lesson Plans for 5 to 10 year olds.? -- answers.yahoo.com
Any teachers have any good tips, ideas on lesson planning, games, teaching methods etc. Bytheway on teaching English.

Aeon Interview ...What is the best 5 minutes lesson to teach? -- answers.yahoo.com
I am trying to think of a fun and interesting lesson that will be engaging for students in an Aeon ESL interview. I was thinking of doing one these: weather; animals - male, female, baby; ...

what games and activities are suitable for kids ages 6-12 years old.I'm an english teacher in korea? -- answers.yahoo.com
English is their second language so games and activities are suitable for them to learn in a fun way so that they wont easily get bored

How do you teach children about countries of the world -- answers.yahoo.com
How do you teach children about

good games for primary ones -- answers.yahoo.com
From naughtybecksy K: Yes we used to play this at parties. Cut out some large ... Yes we used to play this at parties. Cut out some large squares and draw a colourful bright simple picture on it. ie ...

TEFL Techniques - Where's Your Tongue? -- Andrew Carter
Many students of the English language have a problem with pronouncing the ‘TH’ sound that we use so commonly in our language, and it’s important that we teach this sound from an early stage. ...

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Using Pictures to Teach Narrative Writing with Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry -- Trina Allen
Subject: Sixth Grade Language Arts – Segregation and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Time allotted: 90 minutes Organization: large group Objective: Students will demonstrate the understanding of the ...

Reading and Writing Summer Activities - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
As summer approaches, reading and writing should be fun so children can reinforce their skills without feeling as though they are in school. Here are a few for you to try. 1. My Favorite Books a. ...

Three Keys To Teaching Your Child (student) The Alphabet -- Deanna Mascle
Learning the alphabet is a key part of your child's education especially when it comes to learning to read and write. It is important that children learn not only to recite the letters in order, ...

Independence Fever (trivia questions - lesson) -- Deanna Mascle
1. What event do Americans celebrate with a national holiday on July 4th? A. George Washington’s birthday B. King George III’s ascension to the throne of England C. Formal adoption of the ...

TEC ~ Simon Says (funny) -- mooncrystle

Tips and Tricks (for teachers) -- teach2learn05

Using Google Earth in the Foreign Language Classroom -- ravip

Going Beyond Hello - ESL Teacher Eric Roth Lesson -- Eric Roth Lesson
GOING BEYOND HELLO “Accept me as I am – only then will we discover each other.” Federico Fellini (1920-1993), Italian director/screenwriter Telling Your Story: Please interview the person ...

7 Ways to Use Songs and Music in the ESL - EFL Classroom -- Craig Peterson
For teachers of ESL and EFL, it is necessary to go beyond the book and use alternative activities in the classroom. What could be more fun than using songs to teach English? Here are seven ways that ...

International Pickle Week - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt
Are you aware that International Pickle Week takes place the last two weeks in May? By all means, celebrate!! 1. Explain to your children that "in a pickle" is an expression that means a difficult ...

Trivia Game Questions -- Deanna Mascle
Question: What is the tallest mountain in the world? Answer: Everest Trivia Teaser: Mt. Everest, on the border of Nepal and Tibet, China, is the world's tallest mountain and highest elevation ...

Trivia Game Questions and Answers -- Deanna Mascle
Question: Infants have more or less number of bones than adults? Answer: More Trivia Teaser: A baby's body has about 300 bones at birth. These eventually fuse, or grow together, to form the 206 ...

Trivia Questions - For The Birds -- Deanna Mascle
1. Which is not a group term for birds? A. Flock B. Flight C. Volery D. Swarm D. Swarm TOPICS: Various insects can collectively be called a swarm but not birds! 2. Which of these is a fear of birds? ...

Mexican Man Frying an Egg - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Tim Day BSc MSc BEd.
Here is a puzzle you can give ESL kids on the black board. Can you see the puzzle now? Children love it and it has a bit of vocabulary for them: egg, egg white, yellow yolk, fry pan or frying pan, ...

Teach English With Songs Even If You're Not Musically Inclined -- Richard J Graham
Although we hear a lot about how songs can help the English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom, if you're not musically inclined it can be tough to make ...

Earth Day - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt
Earth Day, April 22, is set aside for all of us to think about our planet and how to take care of it. It is a time to think about the most efficient ways to use Earth's natural resources. One ...

What's The Time - Mr Wolf? -- Andrew Carter
What’s the time, Mr Wolf? Here’s a lesson plan for teaching time telling to elementary level English language students. The lesson is based around an English playground game. One person stands ...

Teaching English With a Mirror - Lesson -- Andrew Carter
Teaching English with a Mirror Here’s a lesson plan aimed at Intermediate level students of English as a Second Language. As the students gather for the lesson, there are several mirrors on display ...

Telephone TESOL - Lesson -- Andrew Carter
Telephone TESOL This is a half hour lesson in Telephone English – aimed at Intermediate level students of English as a Second Language. It’s interesting to note that English sounds very different ...

TEFL and Baking, A Fine Mix! - Lesson -- Andrew Carter
TEFL and baking – a fine mix! One of the things we like to do for our students, who stay with us for total immersion in the English Language (the best way to learn), is bake our own bread. ...

TEFL Visits - London Numbers - Lesson -- Andrew Carter
TEFL Visits – London numbers Although we live outside London, it’s still a major tool in our Teaching English as a Second Language toolbox. Going there is a treat – going home at the end of a ...

TEFL Visits: Stonehenge Mysteries - Lesson -- Andrew Carter
TEFL Visits – Stonehenge Mysteries Not far from where I teach is a World Heritage site – Stonehenge. Most people who visit us from overseas have heard of it, seen pictures, and are keen to visit. ...

TEFL Techniques: The Weather Forecast - Lesson -- Andrew Carter
TEFL Techniques: The Weather Forecast The UK is blessed with ‘weather’ rather than ‘climate’ – i.e., like Forrest Gump’s famous Box of Chocolates, you never know what you’re going to ...

TEFL Techniques: Read the Signs! -- Andrew Carter
TEFL Techniques: Read the Signs! When learning a new language there are four key skills to master: reading, writing, listening and speaking. As you develop the skills, so you develop your competence ...

TEFL Techniques: Comparing Cathedrals - Lesson -- Andrew Carter
The value of getting your student or students out of the confines of the classroom cannot be underestimated. Trips and visits not only improve the student teacher relationship, but they are brilliant ...

Telephone TESOL - Lesson -- Andrew Carter
Telephone TESOL This is a half hour lesson in Telephone English – aimed at Intermediate level students of English as a Second Language. It’s interesting to note that English sounds very different ...

Teaching First Words - Tips -- Andrew Carter
I was enjoying a cup of coffee the other day, talking to a friend about teaching English to non-English speakers. He was speculating as to how I could presume to teach someone without knowing their ...

TEFL Techniques: International Words - Tips -- Andrew Carter
When you sit down and think about it, or even stand around and think about it (!), English words have seeped into the vocabulary of millions of people, thanks, in the main part, to the genius of ...

Monstrous Trivia, Questions -- Deanna Mascle
1. The Abominable Snowman, Yeti, Bigfoot, and Sasquatch appear in one form or another in which epics? A. Ancient Sumaria epic B. Russian literature C. Anglo-Saxon literature D. Greek mythology E. All ...

5 Classroom Management Tips For Dealing With A Noisy Class -- Rob Johnson
1. The first thing to remember is that you are the boss. Self belief is incredibly important in this job. You can’t expect pupils to respond positively to you unless you believe, really believe, ...

Teaching English At The Dog Pound - Tips -- Andrew Carter
Following up a local press article about a homeless St Bernard cross called Benny I took a student to our local Dog’s Trust kennels. The exercise involved the student scanning the local paper for a ...

TEFL Homework - The Diary - Tips -- Andrew Carter
A student learning English as a Second Language by total immersion (living with English speakers, only speaking English for two to four weeks, for example) is at a distinct advantage when it come to ...

Teaching English as a Second Language - A Lesson About Fans -- Andrew Carter
FANS – there’s a word, plural, which conjures up a few different images for the native speaker. Here’s a lesson about fans. As the students enter the room, the teacher overdoes the welcome with ...

The Story So Far- Episode 4- podcast - video -- Kristen
The Story So Far- Episode 4- Podcast - Video This video shows things that are fun to do in the winter time. This episode features segments made all in Canada, and every segment has a touch of snow in ...

Teacher I'm Done! Tips -- Kelly Mikesell
Every teacher has had this happen about 1,000 times. You send the children to complete a task and 10 seconds later someone is "done". I have a few ideas on curbing the "I'm done" that I'd ...

TEFL Teatime - English lesson -- Andrew Carter
TEFL: Making a Cup of Tea You learned your language from your mother, or from those around you with whom you interacted on a regular basis. I know some Swedish only because my mother spoke Swedish to ...

Teaching English Yesterday - English lesson -- Andrew Carter
Here’s an English lesson based on the Beatles song ‘Yesterday’. Welcome – today we’re going to talk about love! Does anybody know any good love songs? (Teacher writes suggestions on the ...

Women's History Month - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
All around the world, International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8. From small, informal gatherings to large, highly-organized events, this day honors women of the past, present, and future ...

TEFL Lesson Plans - Hobbies -- Andrew Carter
I took a poll at the end of our last lesson together – I asked my students what their favourite hobby was? Someone said ‘football’ (that’s ‘soccer’ to our cousins across the Atlantic!), ...

How To Effectively Use Games In The Preschool And Elementary ESL Classroom -- Shelley Vernon
Organization. The first thing you should do when start teaching a preschool or elementary school ESL class is to figure out how to organize your class. For the younger students you'll want to ...

Trivia Questions And Answers -- Deanna Mascle
Questions: 1. What is the primary language of most residents of Montreal? A. English B. French C. Canadian D. Montrealese 2. During what century was swimwear revolutionized? A. The 20th century with ...

Trivia Questions And Answers -- Deanna Mascle
YOUR TRIVIA QUESTION: Everyone knows that leprechauns are Irish fairies, but do you know how to track one down? A. Follow the rainbow B. Follow the yellow brick road C. Follow the sound of his ...

Winter Wonderland Trivia Questions -- Deanna Mascle
1. Which is NOT a fact about winter in the animal kingdom? A. Some species of domesticated dog turn white in the winter. B. Mountain goats with their luxurious 3-inch long winter coats can endure ...

Poem: My Dear Old Shirt - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Tim Day BSc MSc BEd.
My dear old shirt was laying there. Methinks it was a wash and wear. T´was tax deductible, indestructible (or so I thought) warm and cozy, oh so huggable. Now I lay thee down to rest in a hole like ...

Singing in Kindergarten - Why Kids Need It -- Kelly Mikesell
We sing all day. We sing at calendar, we sing in reading, we sing for math, we sing in science, we sing to line up, we sing to sit down, we sing when we're excited, and we sing just for fun. Most ...

Guided Reading in Kindergarten? -- Kelly Mikesell
Many teachers ask me about guided reading in Kindergarten. They ask about what to do with students who aren't reading, what to do after they read the book, how to start guided reading, and why ...

TEFL Techniques: Comparing Cathedrals - Lesson -- Andrew Carter
The value of getting your student or students out of the confines of the classroom cannot be underestimated. Trips and visits not only improve the student teacher relationship, but they are brilliant ...

TEFL Techniques: My Friends the Stick Men -- Andrew Carter
TEFL Techniques: My friends the stick men Any good language teacher (or so I have been taught!) should be able to make a lesson out of anything, anywhere. I am coming at this article from the ...

Using the Press as a Language Teaching Tool - Tips -- Andrew Carter
One of a ‘toolbox’ of teaching techniques that I use with my overseas students in my role as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) is our local paper! When you consider this, remember ...

How John And Paul Help Me Teach English -- Andrew Carter
How John and Paul help me teach English A brilliant and accessible way of Teaching English as a Foreign Language which I learnt as a student has proved to be the best tool in my box! Using Song ...

A Love of Football Can Lead to a Love of English! Tips -- Andrew Carter
Yes, really! It works something like this. My client works for a business in Japan – in fact he’s Japanese, in his thirties, and being groomed for the next level of management. Trouble is, this ...

The Use of Pictures in Teaching English as a Foreign Language - Tips -- Andrew Carter
They say that a picture paints a thousand words. We think of the value of the family album: there’s Martin aged about one, when we were living in Stanley; there’s Mum about a thousand years ago ...

Celebrating Black History Month - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
What do Sarah Boone, Alexander Miles, Garrett Morgan, Robert F. Flemmings, and John Standard all have in common? They were all African-American inventors! As part of Black History Month, have your ...

Geography Bee Preparation - Lesson -- Pamela Stevens
When preparing for a geography bee, students must extend their studies beyond map locations and into relationships or how one area influences another. Study Aids for Geography Bee Preparation Maps ...

Use Of Power Points In Programs - Tips -- C.S. Mackay
If you have the equipment for displaying power points in auditoriums or gymnasiums then the use of Power Point Programs during a program can be very effective. They can use them to emphasis a point ...

Giving and Checking Instructions - Tips -- Sue Swift
Some of the activities that we use in the classroom are fairly complex in terms of the way they’re organised, and I doubt if there are many teachers who can honestly claim that they’ve never got ...

Teaching High Level Lexis to Business English Learners - Lesson -- Sue Swift
Do business English students need phrasal verbs, metaphorical and idiomatic language, and the full range of lexis used by native speakers? Many learners will use English predominantly as a lingua ...

Interactive Story Telling - Lesson -- Sue Swift
An activity which practises both listening and speaking in the classroom is interactive story telling. I usually use short stories, but if you wanted to and had the time you could also tell your ...

Complaints - English lesson -- Ali
Happy New Year to everyone! Teaching English in the class where the students are motivated and enthusiastic is very encouraging for the teacher. And having the students speak in ESL class is one of ...

Happy New Year! ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
These New Year activities will help to usher in a brand new year. January Starts the Year January, February, March, April, May. The first five months are A-OK. June and July, August, September, How ...

The Story So Far Podcast- Episode 2 -- Kristen

Trivia Questions And Answers By A Trivia Break -- Deanna Mascle
1. What was the name of the first computer game? A. Pong B. Tennis for Two C. Pacman D. Donkey Kong 2. How were the Hawaiian Islands settled? A. By pirates B. By Polynesians C. By Spaniards D. By ...

Top 5 Christmas Movies -- theroundup.co.uk
The nights are drawing in, there's the hint of snow on the air, if you listen closely then you might just hear the pitter pat of reindeer hooves! With that in mind, The Round Up is proud to ...

Teaching English Tips to Stay in Control of a Large Class -- Shelley Vernon
Teaching English with games is becoming standard through out ESL classrooms of the world. And this is good news, because children love to learn through games, and become much more motivated students ...

Using English Videos And Music In EFL, ESL Classrooms - Tips -- Kisito Futonge
a) Music: English songs can be used for a wide variety of ESL learning and teaching activities. They can start discussions on a topic or even become the centre of debate. This is especially true of ...

A Christmas and Chanukah Play - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt
Learn about Christmas and Chanukah through this conversation between two friends. Narrator: Two friends, Greg and Charlie, meet at a park on a Saturday afternoon. Greg is carrying a basketball. Greg: ...

Developing Your Lesson Plans -- Mary Joyce
As a homeschooling parent you are acutely aware of how important it is to have daily plans and be organized. Everyone has their own methods and tactics. And most of these plans certainly weren’t ...

How to Teach a Child English One to One - Tips -- Shelley Vernon
On the ESL forums one often sees teachers asking for ideas to make their one to one lessons more fun. Many teachers are brilliant in the classroom but are at a loss for ideas when it comes to ...

Native American Culture Activities - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt
As many children learn about Native American culture during November, here are some activities and information about our first citizens. Do you like barbecues? How about clambakes? Well, the next ...

The Story So Far- Episode 1 - podcast - Video -- MagentaKristen
More stories at the: Short Stories for Teachers board

Einstein's Riddle - Can You Solve It? - Lesson -- Steve Gillman
Some have said Einstein's riddle is the worlds hardest riddle. It isn't. The story is that Albert Einstein created it as a young man, and claimed that 98% of the world population couldn't ...

Free Birthday Games Ideas for Kids/students -- Gail Leino
The internet is ripe with free birthday games ideas for those harried parents who are just looking for something to entertain the children. Well, a lot of ideas available are just the regular old ...

Re: Halloween movie for students (kids) - Tips -- dell
Monster's Inc. Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Halloween Activities - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
With more and more Halloween celebrations taking place in the classroom, at home parties, or at community events, here are some cross-curricular Halloween activities for you to enjoy. 1. Read a ...

How To Throw A Great Halloween Party On A Limited Budget With 5 Great Ideas - Tips -- Nicola Kennedy
Most of the time, we find ourselves pinching pennies to get by another week. However, when it comes to a party, you really want your kids to enjoy themselves. Here are some ways you can make a ...

Halloween Activities for Young Children -- Jamie Jefferson
Celebrate the annual Fright Night with these seventeen fun (and not so scary) ideas, especially for young children. 1. Try your hand at face painting, or allow your children to paint each other's ...

7 Popular Character Costumes For Boys This Halloween -- Nicola Kennedy
When it comes to boys, there are some standard costumes that you will see year after year at Halloween time. With many of them, they wear the costume year round in creative play. Some of them are not ...

Halloween Tips -- Bridgitte Williams
Halloween is a time for tricks and treats. Halloween is a time meant for candy and sweets. Halloween is not the time to put any new lawn ornaments that may be dear to you in the front yard. Regarding ...

Halloween Fun -- Bridgitte Williams
Halloween should be an exciting and fun time. Here are some ways to enjoy it even more. 1. Plan a Halloween party at your house. Party plans could include these things. Get some good DVDs to show to ...

5 Great Ideas For Children's Halloween Party Games -- Nicola Kennedy
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel when you plan on having a Halloween Party with kids. There are many popular games that can be modified to fit into any Halloween event. Some include: Musical ...

Fun Halloween Party Themes and Ideas -- Scott Taylor
Halloween is the day of the year that has the most parties thrown in its honor. Everyone loves to get in costume and attend Halloween parties with their friends. Most folks end up getting several ...

Hilarious Halloween Games: Fun And Frolics For All Hallows Eve -- Nigel Patterson
If you're planning a Halloween party this year, a fun selection of Halloween games is a sure way to keep guests happy. And even if you just want something to keep the kids entertained after ...

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids -- Michelle Annese
Hey Kids and Parents... Here are some ways for you to keep this year's Halloween Safe & Sound: If your going with friends, make sure you know who you are going with and there is a parent along to ...

Re: Excellent movie for English students -- Adam - teacher abroad
Pay It Forward. Great cast and message. Intl students relate very quick to this film. The movie portray western characters as anybody else instead of the usual well-off, smart people crowd-pleaser ...

Re: Excellent movie for English students -- Teacher
The movie Duplex does have a nice opening narrated by Danny Devito. Try also, My Best Friend's Wedding - Starring Julia Roberts.
Re: Excellent movie for English students - English lesson -- ben
I would like to show my students a movie (helping the environment). Is there anything beside the movie: The Day After Tomorrow. tx

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Motivating Children to Read at Home - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt
Parents, you are your children's first - and lifelong - teacher. By instilling a love for reading in them, you will be opening up their world to a lifetime of adventure, information, and so much ...

Blogging In The ESL Classroom - Tips -- Eli McGeever
Blogs have become a BIG thing! It seems that everyone is using them. In this article we will look at four main ways that we can use Blogs for our ESL lessons. To maximize the effectiveness of using ...

Creating ESL Lesson Plans: Part 3 -- Eli McGeever
Taking your lessons to the next level. In this section we’ll take a look at ways that you can improve you basic lesson plan. These tips can help your good lessons become great lessons! These tips, ...

Creating ESL Lesson Plans: Part 2 -- Eli McGeever
What to include in a successful lesson plan Ok, so, you’ve decided that making a lesson plan for your classes is a good idea. Now what? A lesson plan can’t include just anything, heck that’s ...

Creating ESL Lesson Plans: Part 1 -- Eli McGeever
This article is broken down into three parts: 1. Why create a lesson plan? 2. What to include in a successful lesson plan 3. Enhancing your lessons Why create a lesson plan for your ESL classroom? ...

ESL and TEFL: Teaching Children Grammar through Games -- Shelley Vernon
One of the questions ESL and TEFL teachers are asking on forums the world over is: how can you teach grammar through games? If you don’t want your class to glaze over with dictation, writing ...

Grammar Activities and Games -- Anne Clarke
Grammar activities and games make learning about grammar fun for students. And why shouldn’t learning be fun? Here are four grammar activities and games: Grammar Activities and Games – Tic Tac ...
Great suggestion -- Mr. Scott
Thanks for this information.

Child Stories: Going Beyond - Lesson -- Paul Arinaga
Despite the explosion of the Internet and various new media, child stories are still what most people want – whether they are adults or children themselves. Nonetheless, I wonder if we can’t ...

Halloween Art Projects For Kids -- Nicole Dean
Fall is just around the corner, and with the cooler weather comes more inside time for the little ones. Naturally, they’re going to need something fun and creative to keep them busy. Help your kids ...

Effective Lesson Plans for Reading -- Morgan Hamilton
As an instructor of English (reading, writing, lit, creative writing, etc.) and as an online course developer, I have found many valuable teacher resources for linguistic, literary, and rhetorical ...

English Speaking Practice Through Presentations - Tips -- Josef Essberger
If you're anything like most teachers, you're probably constantly looking for new ways to encourage your students to practise their oral English and speak spontaneously. This month, we're ...

Speaking To Yourself Can Be Dangerous! (The Importance Of Speaking Practice For ESL Learners) - Tips -- Josef Essberger
There are 4 key skills when you learn a language: * listening * speaking * reading * writing Which one of these is the "Odd-Man-Out"? Which one of these is different from the other three? The answer ...

ESL Activities With Little Preparation - Lesson -- Keith Taylor
How often do you find yourself preparing a class, racking your brain for something different, a new activity to liven up a group of tired students, or just to bring something fresh to the classroom? ...

Questions to Ask for Reading Comprehension - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt
This article will focus on Bloom's Taxonomy of Questions...in other words, kinds of questions to ask in order to assure reading comprehension and foster higher-level thinking. In 1956, Benjamin ...

Sea Critters - English lesson -- Simply ESL
Lesson 1: Shark and Fish Vocab Taught: shark, fish, dolphin, whale, crab Phonics taught: c-r-a-b Preparation: Flashcards Time: About an hour, depending on class size. Warmer - "Teacher Says" - 5-7 ...

Teaching Space and the Solar System - Lesson -- 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 ...

Learning Through Heroes - Lesson -- Robert McKenzie
Heroes inspire. Everyone wants to be associated with ordinary people who accomplish extraordinary feats. Recently, educators have recognized the importance of using heroes to teach children and ...

Using Games to Teach ESL - Lesson -- Robert McKenzie
One of the challenges in teaching English as a second language is to make learning as effortless as possible. By making learning easy and fun, the instructor can ensure that the material imparted is ...

2 games - English Lesson -- Azizbek
The Broken Telepone the players sit around the table or stand in a row. one player is chosen to start the game. this player whispers a word into the ear of his neighbor, who whispers what he heard to ...

Hide the chalk - Lesson -- Azizbek
One player is chosen to be a "searcher" who goes to the corner of the room, turns towards the wall. another player the "hider" is chosen to hide the chalk in the room. after the chalk is hidden, the ...

Reading-Comprehension Skills, Part II - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt
Do you remember that 'reading' means understanding the author's message, not just calling out words? If you cannot answer comprehension questions after reading a page, you have not truly ...

What Will the People Eat?, Short Poem - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
Far far into the future what will the people eat? Rice and beans and Soilent Green but maybe no more meat! Discuss the rice and beans diet, eaten all over the world. Discuss vegetarianism with your ...

speed dating (in the classroom) - Lesson -- www.jason-ism.com
This project is for introducing oneself and starting conversations. If you go to http://www.jason-ism.com/speeddating.html this will be easy for you to print out. Go to http://www.jason-ism.com for ...

Reading-Comprehension Skills, Part I - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
If you can read every word on a page, are you really reading? Well, maybe and maybe not! One definition of 'read' is "to utter aloud written matter;" if using this definition alone, of course ...

2 more Puzzle Poems. "It" and "He Always lies to Me" - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc. MSc. B.Ed.
Here are two puzzle poems for ESL learners. I would give this work to 12 year olds if thay have dictionaries. #1 2 big white teeth A very long nose Huge ears Bigger than a car. Can you spell it? ...

Practice Vocabulary - Lesson -- ESL Free Lesson
"Changing" money Scene: You are in a store, and you want to play the video game there . You need coins to operate the game, but you only have a ten dollar bill. You desire to ask the owner of the ...

Take English Questions -- ESL Free Lesson
Dear ESL Student, Native English speakers make mistakes too! These sentences were modified from national magazines and advertisements in the USA. Can you find the grammatical error in each one? 1.If ...

Understand American Money - Lesson -- ESL Free Lesson
Dear ESL Student, The American money system is logical and very easy to use. It is based on the dollar ($1.00), on which all cash and coins are dependent. There are 100 cents in a dollar. Coins are ...

Using Pictures to Teach Narrative Writing with Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Lesson -- Trina Allen
Subject: Sixth Grade Language Arts – Segregation and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Time allotted: 90 minutes Organization: large group Objective: Students will demonstrate the understanding of the ...

Tourism - Lesson -- Ali
Tourism Intermediate+ Aims: Students discuss the advantages and disadvantages of tourism industry and ask questions from each other about tourism, as well as May holiday Language: Vocabulary about ...

Mother's Day Activities: Teaching Tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
Do you remember this Howard Johnson song titled "M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means the World to Me)?" 'M' is for the million things she gave me, 'O' means only that she's growing ...

Party Games to Spice Up a Celebration -- Gail Leino
There are many types of party games, adult games, kid's games, and store bought and homemade and each is appropriate for a different audience. Many of you remember playing the old spin the bottle ...

Where's the Water? Lesson -- Trina Allen
Abstract: This fun science experience integrates writing, math, and science in a four-stage process. Students work in teams of two or three learners using peer interaction and writing to understand ...

Using Pictures to Teach Narrative Writing with Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry - Lesson -- Trina Allen
Subject: Sixth Grade Language Arts – Segregation and Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Time allotted: 90 minutes Organization: large group Objective: Students will demonstrate the understanding of the ...

How To Help Your Child (student) Do Better In School - Motivating Your Child - Tips -- Simon Ronald
Often, one of the most difficult and lasting effects of a poor assessment is the emotional mark it leaves. A child with a bad assessment may feel terrible and may feel like simply giving up. It is ...

How to Help Your Child (student) be Successful in Kindergarten - Tips -- Tina O'Block
Your child’s first year of school should be a fun and exciting time. Children who are comfortable with and prepared for this first school experience are more likely to have rewarding and productive ...

Teaching USED TO to ESL Students - Lesson -- Keith Taylor
Here's a way to introduce the structure "used to" to your ESL students. 1 Find or draw on the board a picture of someone who looks like they could have just won some money. A photo from a ...

Using DVD and Video in Your ESL Class, Part Two - Tips -- Keith Taylor
Have you ever wondered how to use video in your ESL classes, without just sitting your students down in front of the screen and hitting 'Play'? Here are five more activities for you to try. 1 ...

Using DVD and Video in Your ESL Class - Part One - Tips -- Keith Taylor
Have you ever wondered how to use movies in your ESL classes, without just sitting your students down in front of the screen, hitting 'Play' and sitting back to watch? Here are a few ideas to ...

International Words (mostly English) Used in China - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc. MSc. B.Ed.
A few years back I posted a long list of international and English words commonly used in Korea. This is a preliminary follow up for China. The list is shorter because China has been closed to the ...

Chocolate Easter Nests Your Kids (students) Will Love to Make - Lesson -- Carol Boles
Instead of coloring eggs this Easter how about having your kids make edible chocolate Easter nests? These nests are easy to concoct and will look and taste just like the expensive candy nests you see ...

Year 8 (age 13-14) English Level test. - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc. MSc. B.Ed.
I used the following to test the English level of new students coming to our school in Kuwait. ESL students sometimes enjoy testing themselves. Year 8 (age 13-14) English Level Test. 1. Fill the ...

5 Simple Tips on How You Can Throw an Incredibly Fun Classroom Party -- Asa Mills
Are you a class mother or someone who is responsible for organizing a classroom party? Organizing a classroom party can be overwhelming. Unlike your child’s birthday party where you would only ...

Teach Your (any) Children the Art of Letter Writing - Tips -- Aldene Fredenburg
With the ease of Internet communications, letter writing has become almost a lost art. But there are times when a handwritten note or letter is more appropriate, and much more appreciated, than an ...

Enrich Classroom Learning with Educational Magazines - Tips -- Aldene Fredenburg
Magazines created for elementary, middle school, and high school students are a great way to enhance core curriculum studies with current, up-to-date information. Periodicals have the ability to take ...

April Fool's Day Activities Teaching Tips - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
April Fool's Day is quite an appropriate way to begin National Humor Month. Here is some background information plus a few activities for you to enjoy. Did you know that April Fool's Day ...

Strange Puns #2 - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc. MSc. B.Ed.
Here are some more strange puns and a puzzle for really smart teens. In Kuwait kids attent ICT class which means Internet Computer Training, so I ask them "Why is ICT best in summer?" They don't ...

Learning English with Fun by Playing Scrabble - Lesson -- Heris Yunora
One most important rule of mastering something quickly is to have a genuine pleasure in it. This same rule is equally valid for English. There is no difference whether to master mathematics or a ...

How well-organized are you? - Lesson -- Ali
How well organized are you? Language: bashful, scruffy, shabby, sluggish, reluctant, Type of activity: Speaking and Critical thinking / Pair work Objective: to practice lexis relating to time and ...

Standardized Testing Teaching Tips - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
Standardized tests can be very stressful for children. Here, therefore, are some tips for parents and children that may help. Before the Test...for Parents and Children 1. Have children study every ...

Conversation Cards - Lesson -- Charlie Siebert
This Game came from iteslj.org. The original posting was found in the following edition: Michael J. Brown Internet TESL Journal, Vol. IV, No. 8, August 1998 It was posted as an Adobe PDF file. In ...

Horse and Cattle English: Terms - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Timothy Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
Here is a cursory collection of horse and cattle terms used in common English. It compliments the list of Bird and Dog English posted much earlier. As a teacher you/one can use these terms in a ...

Reading Activity For Kindergarten -- Mary Joyce
As a homeschooler one of the most important tasks for you to accomplish in your child at an early age is getting them interested in and developing good reading habits. At an early age learning to ...

Winter Olympic Games Higher Faster Sneakier - Lesson -- Ali
HIGHER FASTER SNEAKIER Content of the lesson: Turin Winter Olympics Speaking activity: Role play and discussion Language: Convincing, expressing reluctance Level: Intermediate + Warm-up: Put the ...

First Day Activities - Lesson -- Eric
I have 1 activity that i almost always use the first day of class. it's a great way to get to know your students and for them to get to know you. First, i write 10 things about myself on the ...

Strange Puns #1: for older students - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Timothy Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
Show some of these to older students and let them discuss in groups and puzzle them out using the dictionary. 1. Let us eat lettuce. 2. Cycle paths psychopaths. 3. A minimun and a mini mum. 4. Take ...

The Min Min Light : Australian Poem - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Barry Maslen and Robin Timothy Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
I met a nice chap, Barry Maslen, in a type of hostel-hotel in Manilla, Feb. 2006, and he agreed to let me post his poem. He has others if you want to contact him. Barry has a backgroud in livestock ...

Hand Games for Kids Big and Small - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Timothy Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
Over the years I have seen and invented several hand games that engage children. I would not call these lessons but they open a type of dialogue with children who speak very little English. Here are ...

Gold Mine Story - Lesson -- Lisa J. Lehr
Very short stories for children are not that common. Here is one. Robin Day Great-Great-Grandmother Cora’s Great Gold Mine Adventure as told to Lisa J. Lehr © Lisa J. Lehr 1997, 2006 My ...

How are you? Lesson Plan for Young Learners - Lesson -- Stefan Chiarantano
Target Language: How are you? I’m (adjective). Vocabulary: happy, sad, hungry, mad (flashcards) Target: Young Learners Greetings and Warm-up: Greet the class with a good-morning or good-afternoon ...

Teach Kids A Second Language - Tips -- George Williams
It is not easy teaching your child a second language. But it is a rewarding experience teaching them and you can open their young to explore a new world of sights and sounds. Even if you’re not ...

Tips To Learn English -- George Williams
Do you have any plan to pursue your further education abroad? Will you need English for your career or your education? If so, you may wish to investigate your options for learning, or improving, your ...

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. ...

Misunderstandings Due To Accents - Tips -- Lynn Bo
America is a melting pot. That is what they say. New York City is certainly proof of that especially Queens NY. We have Greeks, Peruvians, Italians, Korean, Spanish and Indians. We in fact have ...

English Pronunciation For The ESL Learner - Tips -- Lynn Bo
What is an accent? An accent is the carryover of sounds from the speaker’s original language to the second language. When we are infants we literally have the ability to speak any language in the ...

Do you like (noun)? Lesson Plan for Young Learners - Lesson -- Stefan Chiarantano
Target Language: Do you like (noun)? Yes, I do. No, I don’t Vocabulary: pizza, sushi, spaghetti, cheese, milk (flashcards) Target: Young Learners Greetings and Warm-up: Greet the class with a ...

Spelling Tic-Tac-Toe Game - Lesson -- Eric
Here's a great game to help kids with their spelling. Materials Whiteboard or blackboard or paper or wall, its up to you 9 words that you want to practice. How to play Pick 9 words that you ...

The SLAM Game - Lesson -- Eric
I can play this game at least once every 4 classes and the kids are always excited! This is good for practicing new vocab and short sentences (ie. He has a ball.) Materials Flashcards (4 - unlimited) ...

The American English Accent:: The "Explosive" T And P Sounds - Lesson -- Frank Gerace
The "explosive consonants" Earlier we said that the vowels are an important factor in hearing a "foreign" accent. But it is not only the vowels. The consonants also must be mastered. When we say that ...

Winter Olympics Teaching Tips - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
Do you recognize the names Giant Slalom, Luge, and Curling? Yes? Then you must be ready for the Winter Olympics! Here are a few suggestions to make them more meaningful to your children: 1. Let each ...

Teaching US History - Lesson -- dd walker
I am teaching a US citizenship class for US immigrants at a fairly high level of English ability. I have a simple but great game called "Who Am I"? Here's how it goes. I photocopied faces of ...

Emergency Lesson Plans, Real Lifesaving Tools for Teachers -- Frank Holes Jr.
Everyone gets those situations in life where an emergency has come up, and you don't have the time (or sometimes the ability) to get a good lesson plan in to school for your students. Maybe you ...

Five Simple Spelling Rules - Tips -- http://www.writing.com/
1. “I before E except after C” I was first introduced to this little chant in the first grade and it has served me well ever since. However, its simplicity is deceiving! Remember this is American ...
Re: Five Simple Spelling Rules - Lesson -- Michael Bennett
today I wrote 'verging', but it didn't look right, so I changed it to 'vergeing' which looked better, but was underlined by the spell checker. Then I spent half an hour wandering ...

The American English Accent: The Voiced And Unvoiced - Tips -- Frank Gerace
The voiced and unvoiced consonants In this section we will try to clarify the difference between the voiced consonants and the unvoiced consonants. If you want to master English pronunciation you ...

Sweet-Face Oxen: Child's Poem - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- ROBIN DAY B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
Sweet-Face Oxen I'd love to ride a cow or ox, to scratch its ear, to walk and talk. They are such kindly beasts you know, to bear us forth to reap or sow. I'd lay or sit or sing or play upon ...

10 + 1 Tips for Faster Fluency (English) -- Minna Shiawase
Have you just decided to learn a foreign language? Do you feel like you’re too old? Too young? Not smart enough? Are you enrolled in a class and going nowhere? Is grammar killing you? Do strange ...

Geography Quiz #2 - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Geography Quix #2. - English lesson By: Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed. cowboy4444@hotmail.com> Date: 6 January 2006 1. This is one of the biggest islands in the world. 2. It is the only African ...

Geography Quiz: English Reading - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
1. One of the biggest islands in the world. 2. People eat a lot of imported food. 3. Almost half the people came from Ireland in the 1800s. 4. People are crazy about ice hockey. 5. Many men love to ...

Halloween Howler (Questions) -- Deanna Mascle
1. What rock star worked as a gravedigger before starting his musical career? A. Roy Orbison B. Billy Joel C. Mick Jaggar D. Rod Stewart 1. What famous rock star worked as a gravedigger before ...

Just Horsing Around (Questions) -- Deanna Mascle
1. What is the fear of horses called? A. Hippophobia B. Riddiophobia C. Sadlophobia D. Equiphobia A. Hippophobia TBD: Hey, you know we dosn't make this stuff up, right?!? 2. Which is NOT a form ...

Birds of a Feather (Questions) -- Deanna Mascle
1. Which is not a group term for birds? A. Flock B. Flight C. Volery D. Swarm D. Swarm TBD: Various insects can collectively be called a swarm but not birds! 2. Which of these is a fear of birds? A. ...

Our Consierge or Janitor - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Our Consierge or Janitor In basement, roof or cellar he's the congenial fella. Pushing broom, "You need a Room?" "Want me? Just you holler." 2005 1. The people who toil at dirty and very ...

Plastic's nay Romantic - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Another short poem for analysis and appreciation. For advanced teens and adults. Plastic's nay Romantic Give out flowers fellas. No thanks cast iron umbrellas. Let not the pragmatists control. ...

Crossword Puzzle: On the Board - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
I was surprised to discover that many ESL students in Korea have never done a crossword puzzle, especially the younger children. Some written languages do not lend themselves to this game/activity ...

Word Chains for Kids & Adults - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Words are usually taught to children from their basic root syllables of Latin, Greek, German, etc., but there is another approach. A few years ago I posted Small Words for Small People on this site ...

Cooking in the Class - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
If you are teaching from books five times a week kids will get bored so like others I vary the material, and we sometimes do little cooking projects. Some teachers don't want to organize things ...

Motivation - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Motivation How be humanity sustained? Seeking pleasure? Fleeing pain? From further discourse I refrain. In these few lines I've said it plain. 1998 1. This is a very short poem. 2. Approach the ...

Child's Logic: A sad poem - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Child's Logic We found you under the old church stones. We knocked on doors, we looked for homes. This was good so we thought. This was good so we were taught. No mothers would take you in...? ...

Maybe Not a Nightmare: Poem - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Maybe Not a Nightmare What becomes to those who fall eternally? Acceptance? Boredom? Sleep? 1998 1. Dreaming of falling is a common motif. 2. Falling suggests danger, an accident or some terrible ...

Puzzle Poem #2, Analysis - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Do You Know Them? Aliens in the garden, solar bathers all. Foreign more than those in space, chryso-green in every place. Rhizoform reticulate terraform ubiquitous. Animal, vegetable, mineral? ...

Picking at a Rose: Love Poem Analysis - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Picking at a Rose To the stones the last petals fall. The softness, the smoothness, the smellness, memories yes. Not relived, recalled. But in the garden waiting along the shining wall another bud be ...

Christmas Customs Around the World - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
December is well-known for Christmas but do you know how people in countries around the world celebrate it? Here are some customs from various parts of the world. Australia Greeting - Merry Christmas ...

Teaching There is a/ There are ... Lesson -- Eric
I found a really fun way to teach There is a .../ There are some .../ There are many .../ There aren't any ... . The first thing i do is elicit and write on the board 20 things you can find in a ...

Angry People: Poem Analysis - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Another poem for analysis. Angry People Confronted with direct antipathy? This meeting was sad serindipity. Maybe you should run? This isn't much fun. Sip deep from the cup of tranquili-tea. Dec. ...

Hindi Sentence - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
This short lesson will interest teachers and students of English who want to know about the Hindi words that have entered into common English. This happened in Victorian times when the British united ...

Seeds Scare Me! Poem Analysis - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Nonsense Poems are a category popular with children and some adults. They are written to entertain and most have no special meaning just interesting words and sounds and structure. Write this one on ...

A Puzzle Poem: Wormfood - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Wormfood.... There are those who scorn Her but we come from Her. She provides. And when we grow old in our skins and tired of mind we return & dissolve/resolve in Her embrace. Total erasure of memory ...

Poem Analysis: Limerick Aphrodisiac - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
This short poem can be examined in the same ways as others I have posted this month. It is a little difficult for ESL learners and deals with an adult subject. Young and older men are more ...

Common complaints of families with teenagers - Lesson -- Ali
Debate Topic: Common complaints of families with teenagers. Time: 90 (ninety) minutes Level: intermediate upper Objective: The L-s will practice Oral English skills through debate. Warmer: Tell to ...

Poem Analysis: Materialism - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Materialism and consumerism are facts in most of the world but how many teachers ask students to look at these matters in an analytical way or express an oposite view? We often say we are in a rat ...

Pilgrim Trivia Teaching Tips (THANKSGIVING) - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
How much do you know about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, and Wampanoag Indians? Here are some interesting facts about them. Before the Pilgrims hired her, the Mayflower was in the wine trade with France; ...

Short Poem Analysis - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Ghoulish Grandchild My goldfish ate my Granny "Impossible', you say. It did so eat my Granny and finished her today. What first appears impossible was the action of a beast. It did so eat my ...

Music 101: The Key To Pronunciation And Accent Reduction - Tips -- Erin Corrigan (accent reduction ESL teacher)
“Without music life would be a mistake” These are the words of the famous German Philosopher Frederik Nietzsche, and as a specialist in pronunciation and Accent Reduction for non-native English ...

integrating daily life with reading comprehension - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
Did you know there are many questions you could ask your child during common, daily activities that would reinforce a reading skill? Below are just a few scenarios. 1. Riding Around Town a. Have your ...

Spring cleaning teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
Okay! It's Spring! Time for cleaning! Along with painting the house, planting new flowers, and/or cleaning out the garage; get children involved in cleaning their rooms, closets, classrooms, or ...

St. Patrick's Day teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
Top o' the mornin' to ye! Do you have your green ready to wear? Whether or not you are Irish, this holiday is fun for all and presents the opportunity for a multi-cultural lesson. Here are ...

Thomas Edison teaching Tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
Do you know who invented the talking doll? How about the electric vote-recorder? Would you be surprised to learn it was the same man who invented the phonograph and the electric incandescent light ...

Healthy Habits for Winter teaching Tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
During the winter, when colds are plentiful and the absentee rate is high, reinforce appropriate healthy habits. 1. Have children use their dictionary skills to look up the word 'contagious.' ...

The spirit of giving teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
At this holiday time, take the opportunity to teach children about the spirit of giving. Giving takes many forms. You can give your time, such as volunteers do. You can make monetary, clothing or ...

Elections teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
An election brings many opportunities to relate curriculum to real life. Whether it is a local or national election, here are some ideas to try before and after Election Day. 1. Discuss how the ...

Hurricane teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
With this severe, active, hurricane season underway, here are some ideas to make areas of the curriculum relevant to your children. If you are in an area that experiences other natural phenomena, ...

Creating a positive learning environment teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
Along with teaching the class-, school-, and fire-drill rules, take the time to create a positive learning environment. How do you do this? Here are some suggestions. 1. Make sure each child knows ...

Organization teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
At this time of year, teachers are wondering where their summer went! Nevertheless, you are gearing up for another school year. Prepare by getting organized from the inside out. To me, August 1 ...

Family vacations teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
For many students, school is out for the summer and families are planning vacations. Whether you are going to a tourist attraction, visiting relatives out-of-town, or just staying home, children need ...

weather teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
With the beginning of Hurricane Season, the numerous tornadoes, and the devastating floods that areas in the US have been experiencing, this might be a good time to either learn about, or review, the ...

law day teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
You probably remember May Day on May 1 but did you know that Law Day is celebrated on that same date?! Here are some suggestions for celebrating: 1. Invite a local congressperson to visit your ...

arbor day teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
We have all heard of Johnny Appleseed, but do you recall who Julius Sterling Morton is? He is the man who founded Arbor Day! Have your children do research to find out why. To celebrate further, ...

Baseball teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
We all know that Spring is the time for rebirth and kites but, to me, it is the time for Baseball Season to begin! Did you know that you could implement baseball (or any sport, for that matter) ...

Presidents' day parade and news conference teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
To celebrate Presidents' Day, why not have a Presidents' Day Parade and News Conference? 1. How many students do you have? Write the name of that many presidents on a piece of paper and have ...

Snow teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
Winter is a perfect time to teach children about snow. 1. For those of you where snow is plentiful, here is a science experiment taken from Macmillan Seasonal Activity Packs/Winter Wonderland, 1986, ...

Multi-cultural holiday party teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
Happy Holidays! At this time of year, why not plan a multi-cultural holiday party? 1. Have your children research the holiday customs of their family's heritage country. Depending upon their ...

Pictures teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
As you take pictures of your children and school events throughout the year, use them in Language Arts! For instance, your class went on a Field Trip to a farm. You saw various animals, went to the ...

Pumpkin teaching tip - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
At this time of year, try using a REAL pumpkin when making your pies, bread, etc. Why? 1. Children will see what the inside of a pumpkin really looks like. Have them use adjectives to describe what ...

Pilgrim Trivia Teaching Tips - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
How much do you know about the Mayflower, Pilgrims, and Wampanoag Indians? Here are some interesting facts about them. Before the Pilgrims hired her, the Mayflower was in the wine trade with France; ...

Alot is Not a Word,........... it's Two. - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
Alot is not a word but two words and this error is seen a lot in many countries including those where English is the main language. Kids spell what they hear and they hear these two words run ...
Re: Alot is Not a Word,........... it's Two. - ESL lesson - English lesson -- Bob Slefty
dear mr day you append qualifications to your name and pontificate most grandiosely and yet make the astonishing claim that icecream is singular and therefore lots of icecream is erroneous. icecream ...

Change Places - Lesson -- Pierre Gauvin
This activity is really going to create chaos but the learners will enjoy it immensely. First of all, a large playing area is needed. All the learners sit in a large circle, preferably in chairs and ...

Learning Styles And Their Effect On Language Learning - Tips -- Frank Gerace
Note: This article makes special reference to the effect of learning syles in the learning of Spanish but the principles are valid for all language learning. ¡LEER ES PODER! ¡Learning Spanish! How ...

How To Find The Meaning Of Words As You Read - Tips -- Frank Gerace
Vocabulary Building and Reading Comprehension-- The meaning of unknown words which you come across in your reading sometimes can be known by their surroundings, that is, their contexts. The context ...

The American Accent: Pronunciation Of The Vowels - Tips -- Frank Gerace
The English Vowel SOUNDS-- Many learners of English have a distinct accent because they pronounce English with the vowels of their language. They commit this error because the English vowels are ...

Poem Analysis for Teens & Young Adults - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc., M.Sc., B.Ed.
A Life Popping out of Mom. "Pop goes the weasel." Pop 'n' pizza 'n' pop music 'n' popcorn. Pop 'n' Mom see me off to college. Pop the Champagne: Graduation! Pop into ...

The Meatrix (internet movie) - Lesson -- Captain Jay Bird
How to run this lesson: The Meatrix Level: Pre-Intermediate/ Intermediate Time: 30 ( depending on discussion) Materials Needed:A fast internet connections on student machines An interactive ...

Describe the scene - Lesson -- Mark Cox
Ss divide up into groups. I play a short clip of a movie with no sound. Half of the group watches the movie clip. The other half of the group is given a sheet of questions. The group that watched the ...

Calendar Teaching Tips - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, MS
Stop! Don't throw away those old calendars! There is so much you can do with a calendar to reinforce academic skills. Here are a few suggestions: 1. Writing - Use the pictures as story starters ...

Improving Spelling with Games -- Steve Hall
You got it! You can do just about any type of learning for a child or an individual learning a second language through the use of various computer games. You are sure to find something that will fit ...

Productive Play (game) -- Darlene Zagata
How many times have your kids nagged you to stop what you were doing and play a game with them? It always seemed that when I was busy my kids would want me to play a game. It was irritating because I ...

Is Your Discipline Damaging the Spirit of the Child? - Tips -- Judy H. Wright (educator)
If your parenting methods include abuse of any kind; physical, sexual, emotional or verbal, please get help to stop as soon as possible. Adults are supposed to safeguard and protect the young among ...

Keep Your Cool - Tips -- Judy H. Wright (educator)
Know your limits. Accept what you can’t change and let go of things out of your control. Ease your tension. Take a walk; listen to music, splash cold water on your face. Earn small rewards when you ...

How to Make Kids More Likeable? - Tips -- Judy H. Wright (educator)
Nothing touches the heartstrings of a parent more than the plaintive cry “nobody likes me" or ”I don’t have any friends.” We wish there were something we could do to insure our child will be, ...

Helping Your (any) Child Make and Keep Friends - Tips -- Judy H. Wright
What Children Look for in a Friend? Is this child fun to be with? Is this child trustworthy? Does this child help me achieve my goals? Does this child make me feel good about myself? Is this child ...

How to Create an Attitude of Cooperation - Tips -- Judy H. Wright
Having been a parent educator and a PBS consultant for Ready to Learn for many years, I have had the unique opportunity to work with Head Start families, Child Care Providers, and parents as well as ...

How Children Can Read Faster and Better - Tips -- Alvin Poh Hee Kwang
For most children, it is easy to learn to read faster. Their reading rate is often a matter of habit. But to begin, you may need to help them change some of their existing habits. Here're some ...

Bring On The Music To Help Your (any) Child Learn Faster And More Effectively - Tips -- Alvin Poh Hee Kwang
Do you remember how you first learned the alphabet? I am quite sure that the majority of us learnt it by singing the ABC Song: 'ABCDEFG-HIJKLMNOP-QRS-TUV-WXY-and-Z...' There is no doubt that ...

How To Teach Your (any) Children Social Skills - Tips -- Alvin Poh Hee Kwang
As our children grow, they will be going to schools and interacting with lots of different people other. For example, friends and teachers. Hence it is necessary to teach them the social skills that ...

How You Can Help Your (any) Child To Be An Avid Reader - Tips -- Alvin Poh Hee Kwang
Reading is the most efficient and economical way to help anyone to acquire information, knowledge, skills and improve on one self. And it is most wonderful to help your child to be a great reader as ...

Fizzy Sherbet: A Sweet Science Lesson for Your Kids! - Lesson -- Lindsay Small
Fizzy sherbet in a paper bag with a strawberry lollipop was probably my favorite treat as a child, but I never knew what was in the sherbet and why it sparkled and tingled on my tongue! Try making ...

Ultimate Airplane Themed Games & Activities for your (any) Child's Birthday Party -- Geoff Schurman
Are you looking for the Ultimate Airplane Themed Party Games and Activities? Well stop looking because they are right here... Good Luck and happy reading... "Paper Airplane Contest" Have each child ...

7 Essential Body Language Tips -- Pete Grand
The secrets of our body language have been around forever yet people constantly fail to recognize the importance of using body language to their advantage. Did you know that people only pay attention ...

How to Get Reluctant Kids to Write (Game) -- Miriam Darnell
Being a gifted/learning-disabled child has afforded me the unexpected privilege of discovering new regions of my brain that few have ever explored. Because of this, I've come to look at things ...

Ten Creative Ways to Teach Your (any) Child the Alphabet - Tips -- Patty Hone
1. Make an Alphabet Book Make your own alphabet book with your kids. You can purchase a blank paper book at an educational supply store or you can make one with construction paper and a three-hole ...

Blindfold Activities in the TEFL classroom -- William Sullivan
One method of creating a genuine information gap is through the use of blindfold activities. Blindfolds can be employed in a variety of ways in the TEFL/foreign language classroom to foster a truly ...

Harry Potter's Intriguing Science Lesson Plans -- Valerie Giles
Science Lesson Plans are magical when learned in Harry Potter's Chamber of Secrets at Hogwarts. Elementary education level students will use their imaginations to become wizard graduates as they ...

Preschool Activities - Ideas -- Mary Joyce
One of the better approaches, when trying to think of preschool activities or preschool lessons for you and your child to do for home school activities, is that you don’t get bogged down trying to ...

Introduction Games Teaching Tips - ESL Teacher Freda Glatt Lesson -- Freda J. Glatt, M.S.
What? Already?! Teachers are busy preparing for the new school year. One way to set a positive tone in the classroom is to make sure all the children know one another. Here are a few introduction ...

Use Harry Potter Trivia in Effective Reading Lesson Plans (Questions) -- Valerie Giles
Why not change the format of your comprehension questioning in your reading lesson plans for each Harry Potter novel? This will in fact work with any novel study. After each chapter or section of the ...

Harry Potter House Teams Work "Magic" in Classrooms - Game -- Valerie Giles
Throughout every school year at Hogwarts School, Harry Potter and his schoolmates worked on a point system on their house teams. The 4 teams in the Harry Potter novels were Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, ...

Hints on how to encourage children to read - Tips -- Ruowen Leung
• Keep a small basket filled with joke books, magazines, short stories, books of questions and answers, and books like Ripley’s Believe It or Not in each bathroom of your house. • Put a map of ...

Chinese Jump Rope (game) -- Sheree Marty
Imagine having a great time playing with just a simple piece of elastic string! Chinese Jump Rope is a jumping game popular around the world! Chinese Jump Rope found me as a child and once again, ...

Halloween Art Projects For Kids -- ShowKidsTheFun
Fall is just around the corner, and with the cooler weather comes more inside time for the little ones. Naturally, they’re going to need something fun and creative to keep them busy. Help your kids ...

The Dancer's Secret -- A Short Horse Story -- Randall Holman
It was sunset. The wind rode on the sharp edges of the mountains dragging the last bit of color away from the darkening hills. In a small cradle of two hills lay a beautiful girl. Her hair was long ...

For Halloween/The Monster Mash, A Graveyard SMASH (short story I wrote when I was 11) -- Meggy Moo
Have you heard of the Monster Mash? I suppose you know the story of how it came to be, right? Well, I'm here to tell the TRUE story to you. It sarted out late one night, when all monsters where ...

The Story From the Chicken Coop -- Ted Borgeas
Many years ago my grandfather, had a small farm and chickens. One morning he sent me out to the chicken coop to collect fresh eggs. He became concerned when I didn’t return after a shot interval. ...

Easy Steps to Scrapbooking with Young Kids - Tips -- Fion Lim
Kids grow up so fast and if you don't try to capture some of these wonderful memories through some means, they'll all slip through the fingers just in a snap. And scrapbooking is a fabulous ...

Princess Birthday Party Ideas - An Enchanting Birthday - Activities -- Mike Dougherty
Once upon a time in a kingdom run by the most wonderful king and queen (you), there lived a beautiful princess (your child) who was preparing to celebrate her birthday. Then one night the princess ...

Kid Birthday Party Game Ideas - 7 Proven Winners - Activities -- Mike Dougherty
Here are 7 classic kid birthday party game ideas that are always successful. And you can easily make all of them fit your party theme. Incredible Musical Statues They'll have lots of fun with ...

Child Party Planner - 9 Steps To A Successful Party - Activities -- Mike Dougherty
Why rush around at the last minute? By following the 9 steps we've outlined, your kid party planning experience will be lots of fun, you'll take the stress out of planning, make things easier ...

Kid Birthday Party Game Ideas - Balloon Fun - Activities -- Mike Dougherty
Balloons, kids and birthday parties just seem to go together. When you take your children to almost any kind of an event for families, somebodies going to be giving balloons to the kiddies. And if ...

Scary Halloween Crafts - Tips -- Angela Maroevich
Looking for some great Halloween crafts for your Halloween party, haunted house, or just for trick-or-treaters? A fun craft is something that can keep you occupied for hours on end especially if you ...

Scrapbooking Ideas for Kids - Tips -- Kathleen Hudson
Many times at auctions, or estate sales, a box of books will turn up a real treasure, like a scrapbook that was kept by someone in their youth and sometimes through their adulthood. The book could be ...

Some Valuable Steps On Applying Clown Makeup! Seriously, We're Not Clowning Around Here - Tips -- Maria Parise
Who doesn’t love being a clown? It’s a great costume idea for both adults and children. It looks like a lot of work to do clown makeup, but it’s actually quite easy. Here are the steps to ...

Fun Games for Children Training in Martial Arts -- Eric Gehler
Keeping children interested in their Martial Arts training requires an element of fun and games. Traditionalists are usually only concerned with the discipline and structure of their training, but ...

Fun Halloween Games -- James Watts
Looking for Halloween games for your next haunted party? Well then, you've come to the right place. Here you will find fun Halloween games for ghouls, both young and old. Pumpkin Hunt Plan a ...

Party Games That Make You Laugh -- Steve Hatherley
A couple of years ago as one of our family parties wound down, one of my mother's friends said, "What a wonderful party - it's so wonderful to laugh. We don't laugh enough these days, ...

Some Simple Math Games -- Benetta Strydom
Mathematics has long been recognized for it's mental benefits. Working with numbers improves your concentration, memory, focus, problem solving skills, and general clarity of thought. To enjoy ...

Spelling Games -- Benetta Strydom
The following spelling games can be used by parents to reinforce spelling in children: SPELLING GAME 1: USE BOARD GAMES, SUCH AS MONOPOLY Play any game that is normally played with dice with the ...

Teaching Preschool Color and Shapes with Family Games -- Laura Bankston
My kids just can't get enough of playing games with Mom and Dad--can yours? Sometimes we all take a break in the middle of the day and play a game together. Most of the time, I just make sure we ...

30 Kids Party Favors for Pennies - Tips -- Patricia Jensen
Party favors needn't be costly, just a simple remembrance of the good time guests had at your child's party. Each of these party favors cost under $1 per guest, some only pennies apiece. Shop ...

Bubble Recipe Secrets - Ten Tips and Techniques to Making Super Bubbles -- Patricia Jensen
Making and blowing bubbles with your kids is one of the most carefree pastimes imaginable - giggles guaranteed! And yet, blowing bubbles without knowing these simple bubble recipe secrets can turn ...

Creating a Kids Theme Party - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
The easiest way to plan a great kids party is to start with a theme into which all the different party elements fit perfectly. Your most important input in deciding on the party theme should come ...

Easy Kids Party Decorating - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
Kid party decorations can be cheap and easy, yet impressive, if you follow these simple guidelines and use a little imagination and advance planning. Get rave reviews with our fun decorating ideas! ...

Face Paint Recipes - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
These easy face paint recipes show how to make homemade face paint using common household ingredients. Mix and store in baby food jars or discarded film canisters. Be ready for your next kids party ...

Face Painting Tips for Your Kids Party - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
If you can apply your own make-up or doodle a simple design, you can learn to face paint for a kids party. With these easy tips and techniques and a little practice, you'll be turning out all ...

How to Make a Model Volcano and Other Fun Kids Party Special Effects - Tips -- Patricia Jensen
Kids love magic tricks and special effects because they surprise and delight with the unexpected. Here's a collection of easy yet impressive special effects to try at your next kids party. But ...

How to Make Party Hat Creations with Paper Plates - Tips -- Patricia Jensen
Inexpensive paper plates are the basic ingredient in how to make party hat creations for your kids party. If you have a unique party theme and can't find hats to match, just make your own. The ...

How to Make Sea Shell Candles - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
Collecting sea shells along the beach is a favorite kids summer activity. Take it one step further by transforming their seaside treasures into beautiful decorations or kids make-and-take party ...

Kid Birthday Cake Idea Collection - Cake Decorating Without Fear - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
Our kid birthday cake idea collection makes cake decorating fun and fearless. You don't have to be a pastry chef to create a professional quality cake for your child's birthday or other ...

Kids Homemade Party Hat Ideas - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
Try these one-of-a-kind kids party hat ideas for your next kids party. Create a colorful cast of characters with a few bits of paper, paint, glitter and glue. From fancy bonnets to sombreros, wizard ...

Make a Fairy Garden For Your Kids Party - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
A fairy garden is a great kids party activity, especially if your theme is a fairy party, garden party, or tea party. A dinosaur den or construction site garden is a fun alternative for little boys ...

Picture Frame Crafts For Your Kids Party - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
One of the most popular party favors is a framed picture of the party guest taken at your kids party. He or she could be showing off a silly hat or party costume, performing an outrageous party game ...

Stress-Free Kids Party Planning - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
Another birthday's on the horizon, and you're stressing over every little detail. Throwing a party can be nerve-wracking and kids parties come with added pressures. The prospect of keeping a ...

Super Bubble Recipes - Become an Expert "Bubbleologist" - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
So, you want to become an expert "bubbleologist"? These super bubble recipes and homemade bubble wands will make you an expert at creating big, beautiful bubbles. A great activity for kids parties or ...

Ten Classic Kids Party Games With a Twist - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
The most exciting part of a kids party is the party games, and why not start with the classics? We've all played musical chairs, pin-the-tail, and limbo. But have you played them like this? Learn ...

Ten Easy Steps to Great Kid Party Food - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
This simple guide to kid party food turns your kids party into a fun food fest. Learn what turns kids on when it comes to party fare, and how to make it quick, easy, and impressive. Ten Easy Steps to ...

Ten Easy Steps to Great Kids Party Pictures - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
Kids parties and pictures go together like cake and ice cream. If you're the designated shutterbug for a kids party, be sure you're up to the task. A quick study of these valuable ...

Ten Ha-Ha-Hilarious Kids Party Games - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
PARROT GAME Divide guests into two equal groups, one is the Pirates, the other the Parrots. The parrots are very very grouchy and are not permitted to smile. The pirates can do anything they like to ...

Ten Easy Steps to Great Kids Party Games - Activities -- Patricia Jensen
One of the most important elements of any kids birthday party is the time spent playing party games. If well planned, they can make great memories for the birthday child and guests alike, if not, ...

Harry Potter Makes Lesson Plans Exciting -- Valerie Giles
With magic and mystery inspired by the Harry Potter stories, many ideas for teaching strategies and lesson plans come to mind. You can let your imagination run wild. Science lessons plans ...

Harry Potter's Geography and Mapping Lesson Plans: Add a Little Magic to your Lesson Plans -- Valerie Giles
Lesson plans for mapping and geography can be inspired from the Harry Potter series of books. Harry Potter was very lucky when Ron's twin brothers gave him a magical map. This map showed him all ...

Successful Children's Birthday Party Activities -- Stephanie Olsen
Successful Children's Birthday Party Activities ~ lots of fun, cheap, creative and even bilingual! ~ by Stephanie Olsen Having now somewhat recovered from Emily's seventh birthday party, I ...

Birthday Games - Lesson -- Kimberly Hargis
Pop the Balloon! Before the party, blow up enough large-sized balloons so that there will be one per child. Do not blow up the balloons completely, leave them a little "soft." When it is time to play ...

Creating a narrative (simple) - Lesson -- Mark Cox
I took the book Where the Wild Things Are and photocopied just the images and gave them (in order) to groups of students. They had to look at the picture sequence and discuss what they thought the ...

Acrostics is fun - Lesson -- Elephant
Try acrostics. My students really like this game, especially when ice creams await the winners. Acrostics is a game in which the class is divided into groups of three or four. The teacher writes ...

Draw the Tail (etc.) on the Donkey - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Tim Day
Most westerners know the traditional game called Pin the Tail on the Donkey. A blindfolded child is to pin a paper tail to a picture of a donkey. It challenges kids and is physical. I adapted this ...

pia... - Game -- chrissy
this game doesn't really have a name, my kids call it "pia" which means throw in chinese...its very simple and the kids beg me for it everyday i have them...alls u will need for this game is two ...

Crossing Cultures - Lesson -- Ali
Level: intermediate upper Time: 40-60 minutes Aim: Have the students talk about different cultures and traveling to a foreign country. Procedure Bring in the class some pictures of some people who ...

Adapting a Science lesson to ESL - Lesson -- Fabiano Franklin and Yara Araujo
Adapting a Science Project to ESL Students One of the main difficulties that ESL students face in the regular classrooms is understanding the normal content-focused language in order to perform ...

Foreign Movie Review Form - ESL Teacher Robin Day Lesson -- Robin Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
Here is a movie review form I used to hand out in Korean university classes. Students like to watch and review movies. It makes a good homework assignment. Ask the student to review a foreign film. ...

There is/are ... lesson or introduction - Game -- mesmark
The Table Game: Accumulate as many items as you can, a pencil, tape, a stuffed animal, a CD, a coffee cup, anything. Set each item on a table or desk in front of the class one at a time and after ...

Family life - Lesson -- Said-Ali
Family life Level Intermediate and above Time 25-30 minutes Aim To get students to share opinions, ideas Preparation Prepare a task sheet along the ...
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