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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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Learning English lessons -- 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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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, ...

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 ...

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. ...

TYKES Halloween Games -- kevntosh
oday at the TYKES Halloween Party, one of the games was to see who could make a Mummy out of their partner the fastest.

Halloween Games for the Perfect Halloween Party! -- Nicole O'Reilly
With Halloween fast approaching it's time to dust off those dirty and cobwebbed Halloween games for the kids. Depending on the style of party you are throwing you may be looking for Halloween ...

Halloween Games for pre-teens -- answers.yahoo.com
It will just be the three of us. My pre-teen daughters and I are having a "family game night" today.

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.

Things That Are Good To Know! The Story So Far Podcast- Episode 6 -- Kristen
Hello! Here is the latest podcast addition for Story So Far. Some ESL teachers have been telling me that they like this podcast for ESL so I'll keep posting these. This one is 'Things that ...

Re: EFL/ESL games (2) - English lesson -- kirsteen06
What a great idea ! Have you used this in larger classes , must get rather rowdy !

7 Ways to Teach Counting - Lesson -- Shannon Tani
It's easy to teach counting when you've got a few good ideas up your sleeve. Young students need a lot of repetition when they are learning to count. The more practice you can get in, the ...

From ABCs To Phonics - The Alphabet In The ESL Classroom - Lesson -- Shannon Tani
Teaching the alphabet to your students can be as easy as uh...A...B...C! The first place that you want to start, especially if your kids are new to English, is with the ABC song. Sing it as often as ...

Teaching ESL Vocabulary - 5 Stages to Success - Lesson -- Shannon Tani
This can be a daunting task even for the most accomplished of teachers. Young and old students alike can be uncomfortable and shy when dealing with vocabulary words they do not know. I've found ...

Using Circle Time in ESL Classrooms - Lesson -- Shannon Tani
Many ESL teachers may not be familiar with the idea of circle time. It is a part of lesson, usually the first thing that you do, where the concepts are repeated on a daily (or weekly) basis. It's ...

5 Ideas to Teach Prepositions to Your ESL Students - Lesson -- Shannon Tani
It doesn't have to be difficult to teach prepositions to your ESL students. Granted, prepositions are a little bit harder because they are more of a concept than a mere vocabulary word. However, ...

Re: Fun Games for Children Training in Martial Arts - Lesson -- David
We play Sensei Says in our dojo with 5-7 year olds. However, the problem with the game is that kids spend too much of the time "sitting out" when they are eliminated. To overcome this, we divide the ...

The where and why of apostrophes - Lesson -- J. McCorquodale
Can we handle the apostrophes? For sure we can... But quite a number of english speaking individuals do not seem to know how, as can be seen by the number of errors in shop signs and advertisements. ...

Free Online 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 ...

Irish Eyes - Trivia Game Questions and Answers -- Deanna Mascle
1. How many kingdoms was early Celtic Ireland divided into? A. 150 B. 15 C. 5 D. 1 A. 150 TRIVIA: Early Celtic Ireland was divided into 150 local kingdoms ruled by 5 provincial kings and one High ...

Free Online 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 (2) -- 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? ...

Trivia Questions, Interesting Facts - For The Birds -- Deanna Mascle
1. How many eyelids do birds have? A. None B. One C. Two D. Three D. Three TOPICS: They have an upper lid resembling that of humans, a lower lid that closes when a bird sleeps, and a third lid, ...

Interest Facts - Scare Crow Trivia Questions And Answers -- Deanna Mascle
1. What is a scarecrow? A. A device to scare birds B. A device to keep farmers company C. A device to motivate gardeners D. A device to entertain visitors A. A device to scare birds TOPICS: A ...

Trivia Teaser / Questions (2) -- Deanna Mascle
Question: How far does human blood travel during one day? Answer: 12,000 miles Trivia Teaser: On average the blood fully circulates in the human body some seven to eight times per minute. Question: ...

Trivia Teaser Questions And Answers -- Deanna Mascle
Question: What is the deepest part of the ocean? Answer: Marianas Trench Trivia Teaser: Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench is the deepest point in Earth's oceans. The bottom there is 35,840 ...

Trivia Questions - Hurray For Holland (2) -- Deanna Mascle
1. What is the proper name of the country in northwestern Europe, bordered on the north and west by the North Sea, on the east by Germany, and on the south by Belgium? A. Holland B. The Netherlands ...

Trivia Questions and Answers - Hurray For Holland -- Deanna Mascle
1. How much of Holland’s land was once covered by water? A. One-fifth B. Two-fifths C. One-quarter D. One-third B. Two-fifths TOPICS: More than two-fifths of the country's land was once covered ...

Fun activities to use in the social studies classroom -- answers.yahoo.com
What are some activities (games, role play, simulation, small groups, etc.) that I could use either in an 8th grade history class regarding the American Revolution, or a high school class regarding ...

Im doing a classroom assistant course how can i make a good game -- answers.yahoo.com
i have to design a game and use it.any1 know a site where i can make a story box????? let me know please

Increasing stress levels in the classroom -- answers.yahoo.com
I need to teach stress and stress management to adults as part of an induction. Its a struggle to engage with them and I was wondering if anyone knew of a simple game that can be played in a ...

fun games to play with a high school class -- answers.yahoo.com
I am the teacher in a high school classroom and my students love to play games. We have played the same games for such a long time that many of them are losing their fun. Any suggestions for fun, ...

classroom-type activities for sixth grade (11-12 year old) students -- answers.yahoo.com
Not homework-type assignments, please. I do have a curriculum to follow, but I want to know how to make things more interesting. I've written variations on games of Taboo and Trivial Pursuit, and ...

Fun Indoor Games -- answers.yahoo.com
Ok, In My Homeroom On Monday i am hosting a game that we get to play in my classroom. Any good idea's for games? We cant do hide and go seek, or truth or dare, or any of those From uuu_killer: ...

ideas for a good auditory game I could make for my classroom -- answers.yahoo.com
I need to make an auditory game for my college class to be used in a classroom between grades K-2. I need to tape record the directions and sounds for the children to listen to; they will follow ...

good classroom party games or craft ideas for kids -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm organizing my son's 3rd grade class party at school. I would like to have a game and an easy craft. **Ive looked at several websites for ideas but they all pretty much suggest the same ...

simple classroom games like hangman or ispy, for a small class -- answers.yahoo.com
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classroom games for subject-verb-agreement to teach grade 8 children -- answers.yahoo.com
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some classroom games appropriate and fun for college students -- answers.yahoo.com
I have to lead a discussion among college students. After I present all the information I would like to play a game with them to review the info and to encourage interaction. Any ideas? If it's ...
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. ...

games that kids can play in the classroom to help them remmember their class mates names -- answers.yahoo.com
Games in classroom (teacher) to play with kids so that they can now all the childrens names in the class.

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such as hand game = trust paper game= picturnary From IloveMarmite: Classic..... I spy !! Classic..... I spy !! From lovelylexie: Buy The Gamester's Handbook from the Internet (dead ... Buy The ...

Suggestions for classroom games (large group -elementary school age) -- answers.yahoo.com
I need to find a way to keep the group quiet and not bored. My idea was allong the lines of the game 7 up. I am looking for any other suggestions, that dont require much materials.

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 ...

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 ...
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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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 ...
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