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English Pronunciation Activities -- Kara Page
Improving pronunciation in English is a vital part of achieving fluency and mastery of the language. Include it in English lessons regardless of age or proficiency. English pronunciation activities ...

How to Create an ESL Writing Lesson Plan -- Nadine Smith
ESL writing lessons typically focus on texts and styles of writing common to English-speaking countries, such as paragraphs, letters, reports, summaries and different kinds of essays. These are the ...

How to Write an ESL Lesson Plan -- Collaborator
Many ESL teachers, especially if they’re native English speakers, make the mistake of preparing mentally for a lesson without actually writing out a plan. This can backfire in many ways: You ...

How to Use Songs and Music in ESL Lessons -- Collaborator
Using songs in an ESL classroom is a great way to motivate students of all ages to learn English. Using songs helps improve students' listening and reading skills. Songs help facilitate the ...

How to Choose Materials and Coursebooks for ESL Lessons -- Collaborator
You have a new ESL class and the school has told you that you can choose your own course book or materials. Sounds good, but now you are faced with the task of evaluating and selecting a book, a ...

How to Teach Culture in ESL Classes -- Laura Dixon
English as a second language (ESL) classes generally emphasize English grammar and vocabulary to lay the foundation for speaking, reading and writing correctly in English. Yet these classes are also ...

How to Use Films in ESL Classes -- Sophie Southern
Teaching English as a second or foreign language, often referred to as ESL and EFL, can be fun and rewarding while at the same time presenting unique challenges. Communicating with students and staff ...

How to Engage Students in ESL Classes -- Janet Beal
Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) presents teachers with a number of challenges. One of the main ones involves strategies to keep students interested and engaged while tackling a complex ...

ESL Lesson Plans for Health & Medicine Topics -- Ian Moore
Although the health section of an English as a second language class can be somewhat difficult to teach because of the technical terms and vocabulary, it is an important topic to know nevertheless. ...

About Teaching Adult ESL Classes to Multi-Level Learners -- Pamela Ann Ludwig
Teaching English as a second language to adults presents certain challenges. Students will have different reasons for learning English, various levels of education and experience with foreign ...

ESL Art Lessons -- Jack Miller
Learning English as a second language (ESL) is often viewed as a basic process of memorizing words and phrases and learning how to use them in speaking and writing. But applying English to other ...

ESL Lesson Plans About Taking & Giving Directions -- John Byk
Taking and giving directions in a foreign language is a basic but necessary skill to master, especially for students planning to spend time in a country or environment where the target language is ...

How to Create an ESL Listening Lesson Plan -- Nadine Smith
Lesson plans ensure success by establishing goals and then outlining activities to reach these goals. The particular goals of an English as a Second Language (ESL) listening lesson plan depend on the ...

The Best ESL Lesson Plans -- Joel Barnard
Making good, well-researched lesson plans is imperative in order to effectively teach learners of English as a second language. As you develop as a teacher, the time required to prepare for a lesson ...

How to Plan a No-Materials ESL Lessons -- Writer
There are many reasons why you may plan a no-materials ESL lesson. You may have been called in to substitute for another teacher just 20 minutes before the lesson, you may need a change of pace to ...

ESL Lesson Plans on Food -- Ian Moore
The food unit can be a crucial one because it is extremely beneficial for someone studying English to learn how to use food items in a sentence. This unit not only introduces the use of count and ...

Food Lesson Plans for Children -- Paisley Parmer
While many lesson plans may use food as a material, most plans with food are about food itself. Teaching children about nutrition, the food pyramid and the healthy choices they can make begins with ...

How to Plan an ESL lesson -- Contributor
Whether you teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to adults or children, this foolproof lesson plan template will work for you. It will also work no matter the country you're teaching in, be ...

ESL Beginner Lesson Plans -- Contributor
Immigration to the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States has increased over the past decade, and English is now the language of international business and finance. English as a ...

Adjusting Lesson Plans for Teaching ESL Students With Disabilities -- Cooper Veeris
When adjusting lessons plans for teaching ESL students with disabilities, instructors must take into consideration the specific needs of the students. After understanding the nature of the ...

How to Teach US History Using Backwards Lesson Plans -- Breann Kanobi
The backwards lesson plan is both a technique and teaching method that can be applied to most subjects. In order to teach United States (US) history using backwards lesson plans, you must determine ...

Drama Activities for ESL Classes -- Lucia Mata
Drama activities are a great way to add dynamic to any classroom, especially to ESL classes. ESL students can not only overcome their shyness of speaking a language not native to them, but they also ...

How to Use Drama in ESL Lessons -- Contributor
While some teachers may be apprehensive about using drama in ESL lessons, many students enjoy drama lessons because role-plays or "getting out of their skin" helps them overcome shyness. It also ...

English Grammar & Punctuation Lessons -- Barbie Carpenter
Proper grammar and punctuation is the mark of a strong writer. Students need to learn grammar early in their education, and teachers should reinforce basic grammar concepts year after year. The best ...

Basic English Lesson Plan -- Chelsea Hoffman
If you're just starting out as an English teacher, or if you're simply a substitute teacher who has been hired for the job rather quickly, you might feel a little stressed out when it comes ...

How to Use Visual Aids in an English Lesson -- Paul Rance
Visual aids can be used to add color to an English lesson and can help to bring literature more alive. They can also be particularly useful for non-English speakers who are trying to learn English. ...

How to Teach English to Absolute Beginners -- Dori Pinkerton
Teaching the English language to absolute beginners is a challenging task, but also one that is rewarding and fun. You will be teaching language in a "real-world" sense; the people you will be ...

How to Explain Halloween to Children -- Contributor
Halloween is lots of fun for kids - mostly because it usually involves getting dressed up and eating candy. There's more to Halloween than trick-or-treating, though, and you may want to share the ...

Introduction Activity for ESL Classroom -- Andrew Lawton
The first thing you do when you get a new class is to have the students introduce themselves. For most people, especially beginning ESL students, this may be difficult. This activity will help make ...

How to Teach Adults Basic English -- Angela Watkins
For some adult students, the English language is easy to understand, both in grammar and in pronunciation. For other adults learning the language it can be a painful and difficult process to ...

Grammar Games for Beginners -- Wayne
Studying grammar is rarely thought of as fun. Yet it is an important component of effective communication. Grammar provides the rules that speakers and writers need to follow in order to be clearly ...

Games for Spoken English Beginners -- Contributor
Students can learn English by playing games, says Caty Buck, who is a special education and ESL teacher in Burnsville, MN. There are several different games that she suggests to teach students how to ...

Confidence Activities for School -- Ann Olson
Teachers can show children how to do math problems, use proper English or exercise correctly, but they can also teach them something just as important--how to be emotionally confident. According to ...

Halloween Activities for the Classroom -- Veronica Ouellette
Halloween is a holiday that children throughout the United States look forward to each year. Most children enjoy dressing dress up as their favorite super hero, scary monster or another character and ...

Halloween Teaching Ideas -- Tara Green
Teachers can use children's excitement over Halloween as an opportunity rather than a potential classroom distraction. With a little imagination, creative educators can develop age-appropriate ...

First Day Activities for Elementary ESL Classes -- Joel Barnard
The first day of an elementary class is an opportunity for you to get to know the students and for them to get to know you and each other. It's also a good time to give them some indication of ...

Substitute ESL Class Ideas -- Tammy Quinn Mckillip
If you're going to work as a substitute English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, you'll need to have plenty of educational games and exercises ready to share with your class on a ...

What Are Halloween Balloon Games? -- Melinda Clark
If you're looking for Halloween activities beyond costumes and haunted houses, Halloween balloon games are similar to birthday party games but with a twist of balloons. Play these games at ...

Halloween Activities for School Parties -- Krystal Miller
When planning a Halloween party for school children, use your imagination to create "spooktacular" activities to keep them busy throughout the party. From a simple ghost craft to a game of pumpkin ...

Halloween Party Games & Activities -- Christie Leman
Aside from trick-or-treating, Halloween parties are the perfect way to celebrate fall's spookiest and most sugar-filled holiday. Most Halloween party hosts like to plan Halloween party games and ...

Fun Halloween Games -- Lauren Vork
There is no holiday that inspires fun in quite the same way that Halloween does. For the celebration times before and after trick-or-treating (or just for those of us who are a bit too old for this), ...

How to Play Halloween Party Games -- Contributor
Halloween is a time for all good ghosts, ghouls and goblins to raise their spirits. Host a costume party for your little monster and organize some fun party games. Halloween games can be especially ...

Grammar Activities for ESL Students -- Kara Page
Learning the proper rules and exceptions to the English language is a great challenge for English as a Second Language (ESL) students of any age. Grammar activities in the ESL classroom should be as ...

English ESL Activities -- Evelyn King
English ESL activities are a wonderful way of introducing new topics, vocabulary and grammar to foreign learners of English, as well as consolidating knowledge. Activities such as games or role play ...

ESL Lesson Plans for Health & Medicine Topics -- Ian Moore
Although the health section of an English as a second language class can be somewhat difficult to teach because of the technical terms and vocabulary, it is an important topic to know nevertheless. ...

Winter Olympic Activities for Teachers -- Charlotte Kirkwood
The Winter Olympics, held every four years, features sports like figure skating, bobsledding, ice hockey and snowboarding. For teachers looking to educate their classroom on the Winter Olympics, the ...

ESL Olympic Games Activities -- Kara Page
Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) is more than just grammar and vocabulary. It's about educating children about the world they live in and how language does not have to be a barrier. ...

ESL Games & Activities About Countries of the World -- Victoria Thompson
The English as a Second Language classroom is filled with student representatives from around the globe, and each student learns from his peers. Design activities to represent the students' ...

How to Use Realia in ESL Lessons -- Contributor
Realia refers to the practice of using real, tangible things in the classroom to help your students connect with English on a different level. It involves visual, tactile and functional methods for ...

How to Adapt Textbook Activities in an ESL Class -- Contributor
Not every textbook appeals to every ESL class. Some content may be too difficult or challenging. There also might be topics that are not particularly motivating for students. Adapting textbook ...

ESL Vocabulary Games -- Richard Beglan
Expanding an ESL student's vocabulary is vital for developing English skills; however, it would be boring and ineffective to simply teach lists of words. Vocabulary games are a sound way to help ...

How to Use Vocabulary Games in ESL Lessons -- Contributor
In addition to core reading skills, acquiring vocabulary is a core part of an ESL curriculum. However, a successful vocabulary activity is dependent on a variety of factors and considerations. This ...

Family ESL Exercises -- Beth Ortega
Learning a new language as a family provides an opportunity to grow closer while improving skills. English as a second language is difficult for adults and children. Utilizing resources outside of a ...

ESL Daily Life Exercises -- Erin Schreiner
One of the first lessons an ESL student must learn is how to navigate the English-speaking world in which they live. By engaging your ESL students in activities designed to teach skills necessary for ...

Using Drama for ESL Classes -- Shula Hirsch
ESL, English as a Second Language, refers to teaching English to students whose native language is not English. ESL students come from a variety of countries and have varying abilities in the English ...

English Games for ESL Students -- Meg Campbell
Learning English can be a very difficult task for ESL (English as a Second Language) students. Unlike many other languages, numerous grammatical and pronunciation rules in English are made to be ...

English Tutoring Games -- Kat Walcott
The key to being able to successfully teach English to nonnative speakers is to teach the language in a lighthearted and entertaining way. When working with children in particular, interactive games ...

Games for Teaching English to Teenagers -- Lanh Ma
While rote memorization and practice are important parts of teaching English to teenagers, games also help break up the monotony. Games encourage the teenagers to interact with one another and to ...

Games That Teach Kids How to Speak English -- S. Herlihy
Teaching children to speak English correctly requires patience and persistence. Students may struggle to learn to speak English because of factors such as a speech impediment, a poor academic ...

How to Teach English With Games -- Jeremy Ruch
As with most educational subjects or languages, there are a variety of ways to teach English using games or contests to liven things up. It is important to keep in mind that if you are teaching basic ...

How to Teach English Games -- Andrew Button
English can be a challenging subject for native speakers and second language students alike. English grammar is famously unconventional, and known for having a wide range of informal conventions. For ...

How to Teach English With Grammar Games -- Carl Hose
English grammar rules are often confusing and difficult for students to grasp. Traditional teaching methods can be boring. An effective way to capture the attention of your students is by making a ...

Games That Work in School -- Contributor
For many students, school is not only a place for learning it's a place for fun and socialization. Classroom games are a part of the school experience and can help promote teamwork, physical ...

English Adjective Games -- Contributor
Encouraging students to use adjectives other than "good" and "big" can be challenging. The best way to get students acquainted with using different adjectives is to turn the learning into a game. ...

Games to Make & Play With Irregular Verbs -- Michael Signal
Children will learn the concept of verb tense simply by hearing and using more speech as they grow and develop. Most children start out by generalizing the past tense rules they hear in some regular ...

How to Give an English Class -- Rachel Kolar
1 Review the standards for your district. The English class that you're teaching must meet those standards. If you are offering the class independently rather than as part of a school, check the ...

Lesson: Camping trip gear -- teach
Ask you class: Which items they need for a camping trip, write all the items they tell you. Shelter Cooking Clothes Personal Miscellaneous First aid kit

Lesson: Teacher ask class -- teach
Easy I wanna know what cool things you guys have managed to buy with twenty dollars. Maybe write it or draw it? Fun and great to know students better and their level of English. Sample: Student A: ...

How to Teach English As A Foreign Language To Children -- braniac
1 It is important to have a general understanding of children and of child development so you can plan your lessons accordingly. 2 It is a good idea to have at least a basic knowledge of the language ...

Lesson Plan Ideas for Writing Class -- Lynn Wolf
Students are expected to write for a variety of purposes beginning in third grade. Teachers must provide lessons that address the mechanics and different types of writing. Free-writing and other ...

How to Use Video in Classroom Activities -- Emily Howe
Many teachers shy away from bringing video and other media into the classroom, fearing technical difficulty or excessive prep time. Learning your way around the equipment may require an extra effort ...

Classroom Activities About Conflict -- Cindy Phillips
The classroom is a place to teach basic skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic. In a fast-paced and demanding world, teaching life skills is equally important. Conflict resolution is an ...

Read Aloud and Spot the Differences #1 -- Greg Goodmacher
This is similar to the conversation activity in which students look at pictures, describe the pictures, and discover the picture differences. However, this is done with a reading text and students ...

Lesson: Read Aloud and Spot the Differences #2 -- Greg Goodmacher
________________________________________Partner A Partner A Reads Aloud Tigers are large carnivores of the dog family. They live in the forests of Asia. Their yellow-orange fur has many purple ...

Spot the difference game #2 -- yu
Spot the difference is a name given to a puzzle where two versions of an image are shown side by side, and the player has to find differences between them. Usually, the image on the left is the ...

Spot the difference game #1 -- yu
There are 15 differences between the two pictures.

lesson for beginners -- contributor
10 minutes - Easy Separate your English class in 2 groups: Group A and Group B Ask group A members to answer this question: "If you became invisible, what would you do first?" Then, ask group B ...

Grammar Pop Quiz -- contributor
Write the number of the correct answer in the brackets. 1. Ali is ________ of the twins. (1) as old (3) the older (2) the oldest (4) oldest ( ) 2. Science ________ my favourite subject all along. (1) ...

Grammar Quiz -- contributor
Part A: Rewrite the following sentences, using synonyms for the underlined words. 1. The lightning flashed across the black sky as the trees bent in the wind. ...

TOEIC Grammar Quiz -- contributor
TOEIC Grammar Quiz 3. Write down your answers. Check them at TOEIC Gram Quiz 3 Review. 51. Last year's ___A_____ alumni fundraising drive raised over 100 million dollars for university research ...

Choose the best answer to fill in the blank. -- contributor
1. I __________________ TV when the telephone rang. a. watched b. was watching c. are watching 2. I'm afraid I'm not hungry. I've _______ eaten lunch. a. yet b. still c. already 3. My ...

Try to rearrange the words bellow. -- contributor
1 looking I'm for my glasses. 2 reading? of you are What book kind 3 is Why Pamela crying? 4 Kharkov economics National studying University. Paul is at 5 is everyone Why laughing? 6 for waiting ...

Classroom activities -- contributor
Year : Year 4 Date : 29.4.2010 Time : 8.00am-9.00am (60minutes) Theme : World of Knowledge Topic : Animals at Zoo Objectives : At the end of the lesson, pupils should be able to: I) Identify various ...

ENGLISH LESSON -- contributor
Dear Edward, My name’s Victoria and I’m your new e-pal. I’m 18 years old. I live in Lisbon with my family: my mum, my dad and my two brothers. She’s forty-two years old. He’s thirty-eight. ...

Talk a Lot Lesson Test – Books -- englishbanana.com
Talk a Lot Elementary Book 3 © English Banana.com A) Translate these words into English from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA): a) LDåflKîäL= ___________________ d) LDqêfäK]L= ...

Playing Make-Believe Games Together With Your Children -- Autumn Lockwood
Children always appear to enjoy playing make-believe games. Frequently even the simplest imaginary games are able to keep a youngster entertained for several hours. Make-believe is a wonderful way ...

Adjective or Adverb 2 -- jt
She shouted ___ at him. a. angry b. angrily Answerb He is a __ worker. a. careless b. carelessly Answera If you ask ___, I will give it to you. a. nice b. nicely Answerb Be Quiet! I can't think ...

Adjective or Adverb quiz -- jt
He's a ___ driver. a. dangerous b. dangerously Answera He ate his dinner very ___. a. quick b. quickly Answerb She's a ___ speller. a. bad b. badly Answera ___ the wind changed directions. a. ...

What's the Correct Word Order? -- jt
a. beautiful b. to c. lady d. what e. young f. that g. happened h. ? AnswerWhat happened to that beautiful young lady? a. how b. us c. waiting d. has e. long f. she g. been h. for i. ? AnswerHow long ...

Compound Modifiers -- jt
Match to have a meaningful sentence.. 1. The police officer made him pay 2. Mary's husband bought her 3. Her brother married 4. The teacher set up 5. He lent me 6. The secretary typed 7. Watch ...

Adjective Order -- jt
Select the correct order of the adjectives in these sentences, He invited that ___ lady to dinner. young beautiful beautiful young Answerbeautiful young These are ___ products. excellent agricultural ...

What's the Correct Word Order? -- jt
a. brightly b. is shining c. sun d. the AnswerThe sun is shining brightly. a. in b. lives c. my sister d. New York AnswerMy sister lives in New York. a. birds b. sing AnswerBirds sing. a. cloth b. ...

Hurricane Quiz -- jt
Hurricane season ___ June 1 and ___ November 30. a. stops, moves b. begins, ends c. badly, worst d. circles, runs Answerb A hurricane is a tropical storm with winds that ___ a constant speed of 74 ...

Verb Tenses - quiz -- jt
By the end of the year, she ___ with a degree in business. a. already graduates b. will have already graduated c. has already graduated Answerb As soon as I ___ home, it started to rain heavily. a. ...

What is the Correct Form of the Verb? -- jt
Many of these words need to be changed. Read the sentence, decide what the answer should be, then click on the word to see the answer. I have often drive driven a car by myself. My best friend live ...

Verb Choice quiz -- jt
I ___ a CD for you at the shopping center. a. buy b. buys c. bought Answerc - bought I ___ return your 10 dollars next week. a. am b. do c. will Answerc - will He ___ the first page of his book. a. ...

Valentine's Day Quiz -- jt
Valentine's Day ___ on February 14th. a. celebrates b. had celebrated c. is celebrated d. celebrated Answerc Cupid is the most famous ___ of Valentine. a. symbol b. sign c. motif d. hint Answera ...

English ESL Lesson Plans -- Lane Cummings
English ESL lesson plans should all have the same basic format regardless of the grammar point that you're teaching: a "lead in," a picture, question or object that grabs the student's ...

How to Create a Grammar Lesson Plan for an Advanced ESL Class -- contributor
Your advanced ESL class can hone their skills on conversation, popular media, literature, and a host of other activities. There will still be weak areas of grammar to address and watch for. With the ...

How to Create a Grammar Lesson Plan for an Intermediate ESL Class -- contributor
Intermediate-level learners of English as a second language need plenty of practice in basic grammar concepts, as well as an ongoing exposure to more advanced concepts. Here's how to present a ...

How to Create a Grammar Lesson Plan for a Beginner ESL Class -- contributor
Teaching beginning English as a Second Language or ESL is very satisfying. Along with speaking and listening skills you will need to plan grammar lessons for your class. Creating grammar lesson plans ...

How to Develop a Lesson Plan for ESL Children -- Shaunta Alburger
An English as a Second Language (ESL) lesson plan is the same as any lesson plan. It provides a guideline for a day's study or for a longer, more complicated lesson that helps the teacher stay on ...

How to Teach ESL Lesson Plans -- Robin McDaniel
English as a Second Language (ESL) students are becoming more prevalent in our schools as the educational system is becoming more multiculturally oriented. Teaching ESL students requires some ...

Making a Hypothesis - quiz -- jt
1. I wish I ___ younger. Life does not seem so attractive at the age of 45. a. am b. were c. had been Answerb Supposing you ___ $3 million in your bank account. Would you give any to charity? a. have ...

Simple Past or Past Continuous - A Dialog - quiz -- jt
Fill in the blanks with the simple past or past continuous form of the verbs. Then click on the answer button to see the correct answers. A: Hi, Mary. I ___ (see/neg.) Answerdidn't see you at ...

Going To - quiz -- jt
What ___ this weekend? a. you are going to do b. are you going to do c. your gonna do Answerb I'm not sure. ___ anything special? a. Are you going to do b. You are going to do c. Is going to do ...

The Library - quiz -- jt
Yesterday I ___ to the library for information. a. go b. went c. gone Answerb I used the catalog to ___ books. a. look out b. look on c. look up Answerc I could use the catalog ___ . a. myself b. ...

Verb Forms Quiz - Gerund or Infinitive? - quiz -- jt
I remember _____ the Queen in London. a. meet b. to meet c. meeting d. to meeting Answerc Did you remember _____ the letter? a. post b. to post c. posting d. to posting Answerb I'm not used _____ ...

Present Simple Verbs -- jt
She ___ four languages. a. speak b. speaks Answerb Jane is a teacher. She ___ French. a. teach b. teaches Answerb When the kettle ___, will you make some tea? a. boil b. boils Answerb I always ___ ...

Present Simple Negative Verbs - quiz -- jt
Tom ___ like chocolate ice cream. a. doesn't b. don't Answera I ___ understand, do you? a. doesn't b. don't Answerb Dr. Watson ___ smoke, does he? a. doesn't b. don't Answera ...

Look, See or Watch - quiz -- jt
"Kids, please, ___ at the blackboard!" a. look b. see c. watch Answera "Be quiet and let me ___ the football match!" a. look b. saw c. watch Answerc Cats can ___ in the dark. a. see b. seeing c. ...

Tag Questions - With Assorted Verbs - quiz -- jt
Match the tag questions on the right with the sentence on the left. Write your choices in the boxes on the left. Click on the answer button to see if your answers are correct or let JavaScript check ...

Tag Questions - With Be - quiz -- jt
Match the tag questions on the right with the sentence on the left. Write your choices in the boxes on the left. Click on the answer button to see if your answers are correct or let JavaScript check ...

Tag Questions - Have you? Are you? Do you? -- jt
You don't smoke, ___? a. have you b. are you c. do you Answerc You haven't got a car, ___? a. have you b. are you c. do you Answera You don't know her, ___? a. have you b. are you c. do ...

Tag Questions - Does she? Doesn't she? Did she? - quiz -- jt
Tag Questions - Does she? Doesn't she? Did she? She works in a bank, ___? a. does she b. doesn't she c. did she Answer-b She didn't eat anything, ___? a. does she b. doesn't she c. ...

Tag Questions - Has he? Hasn't he? Had he? - quiz -- jt
He hasn't done it yet, ___? a. has he b. hasn't he c. had he Answer-a He's been to Italy twice, ___? a. has he b. hasn't he c. had he Answer-b He's got a camera, ___? a. has he b. ...

Question Tags II - quiz -- jt
You're coming to the party, ___? a. aren't you b. isn't you c. shouldn't you Answer-a It wasn't very difficult, ___? a. wasn't it b. isn't it c. was it Answer-c Tom is ...

Tag Questions - quiz -- jt
Decide what the correct tag question should be for each comment Luciano Pavarotti is a great singer, ___ ___? Answer-isn't he? It isn't very cold today, ___ ___? Answer-is it? Ms. Patton ...

Question Formation II - quiz -- jt
___ yesterday? a. Whose called b. Who called Answer-b ___ talk to? a. Who did you b. Who you did c. Who you Answer-a ___ you born? a. Where was b. Where are c. Where were Answer-c ___ to the train ...

Question Formation - quiz -- jt
Decide if the question is grammatically correct or incorrect. Who wrote the book "Of Mice and Men"? Correct Incorrect Answer-Correct: Who wrote the book "Of Mice and Men"? When they get married? ...

Questions & Answers - quiz -- jt
Match the questions with the answers. 1. Who are you waiting for? a. No, not yet. 2. What happened to Bob? b. Home. 3. How long does it take you to get there? c. He broke his leg. 4. Can you tell me ...

Match the Sentences -- jt
Choose the equivalent or near-equivalent sentences. 1. He hates washing the dishes 2. He's not diplomatic. 3. He has no money. 4. He's a good driver. 5. He died from hunger. 6. He's the ...

Subject/Verb Agreement - quiz -- jt
The use of vitamin supplements and herbs (be) ___ becoming increasingly popular among Americans. Answer-is While many studies claim that vitamins and herbs can improve health, there (be) ___ a lot of ...

Reported Speech at a Much Later Time - quiz -- jt
Mary: "I will go downtown tomorrow." Jill: "Mary said (that) she would go downtown ___ ." a. on Friday b. tomorrow c. the following/next day Answer-c Mary: "I am going to play tennis today." Jill: ...

Reported Speech - quiz -- jt
Mary "I love chocolate." Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ chocolate." a. loved b. loves c. loving Answer-a Mary: "I went skiing." Jill: "Mary said (that) she ___ skiing." a. went b. had gone c. have ...

Indirect Questions - quiz -- jt
Start the sentence with the words given in parentheses. Who built that enormous bridge? (I wonder...) Answer-I wonder who built that enormous bridge. What's Brazil like? (I want to find out...) ...

Subject and Verb Agreement - quiz -- jt
Is the sentence correct or incorrect? Compare it with the correct answer. The last questions on the test were very difficult. Correct Incorrect Answer-Correct: The last questions on the test were ...

Sentence Combining - quiz -- jt
Match to have a meaningful sentence. 1. The rain started 2. Bob's car is old 3. He was a famous hockey player 4. I wrote many books 5. They had to cancel the meeting 6. No one knows for sure 7. ...

What did the teacher say? - quiz -- jt
(Reported Speech) Mr. Smith: "Are you a student?" "What did Mr. Smith say?" Answer-"He asked if I was a student." Ms. Washington: "What is your name?" "What did Ms. Washington say?" Answer-"She asked ...

Object Pronouns -- jt
"Is she writing to Leonardo di Caprio?" "Yes, she is in love with ___!" a. her b. him c. his Answer-b "John is making a lot of noise!" "I'll ask ___ to be quiet." a. him b. it c. its Answer-a ...

Possessive Pronouns II - quiz -- jt
John Anderson forgot ___ book. Answer-his Mary and Susan talk like ____ mother. Answer-their Alex and I were late for ___ class . Answer-our Princess Caroline is wearing ___ new Gucci gown. ...

Possessive Pronouns quiz -- jt
Possessive Pronouns It belongs to me, it's ___ Answer-mine It belongs to my father, it's ___ Answer-his It belongs to her, it's ___ Answer-hers It belongs to Mr. and Mrs. Smith, it's ...

Pronouns quiz -- jt
Despite her parents complaints, she decided to live by ___ in New York City. her herself Answer-herself If you happen to see your parents this weekend, give ___ my best regards. him her them ...

Astronomy: Prepositions -- jt
Astronomers study the planets ___ our solar system. a. among b. below c. in Answer-c Stars are balls of gas that give ___ light. a. away b. in c. out Answer-c A galaxy is a system ___ stars. a. of b. ...

Correct or Incorrect use of preposition? -- jt
correct (c) or incorrect (i). She's a very selfish person who doesn't show any consideration for others. Answer-c On our school the teachers' basic hourly rate was increased by 5%. ...

Prepositions VIII - Quiz -- jt
The workers went ___ strike because they thought their wages were too low. Answer-on He tried to warn his daughter ___ the dangers ___ going out alone ___ night. Answer-of, of, at Although we had ...

Prepositions VII - Quiz -- jt
___ Thanksgiving, we usually eat cranberry sauce with our roasted turkey. On, In Answer-On They were reassured ___ the outcome ___ the elections. about, in by, of Answer-by, of We always take a trip ...

Pick a Particle: In, On or Up -- jt
We will have to put my mother ___ when she visits us. Answer-up Shall we go ___ with the game now? Answer-on Legal cases can drag ___ for ever. Answer-on First you need to fill ___ the form. ...

Prepositions VI - Quiz -- jt
The winner of the competition was ___ the drawing-room. a. on b. in c. at Answer-b Everybody sat ___ the floor, but Mr. Spencer sat ___ a chair ___ the corner. a. over - in - on b. about - on - at c. ...

Prepositions V - Quiz -- jt
Jenny is ___ work now. a. on b. in c. at d. over Answer-at The bookstore is just ___ the corner. a. around b. across c. over d. opposite Answe-around Jill was standing ___ me. a. along b. at c. ...

Prepositions IV - Quiz -- jt
They plan to arrive in Paris ___ July 4th. a. in b. on c. at Answer-on In times of war, soldiers usually dream ___ their home. a. of b. with c. over Answer-of It was discovered that he didn't die ...

Prepositions III -Quiz -- jt
___ his way to Japan he stopped over in Los Angeles. On In Answer-On Thanks ___ all you've done for me. for about Answer-for You should spend your money ___ something worthwhile. with on ...

Prepositions II - Quiz -- jt
Yes. You may write ___ ink by in with Answer-in You can get there ___ bus or ___ foot. by, by with, with by, on Answer-by, on Look! We are flying ___ the ocean. over on in Answer-over John is sitting ...

Prepositions I - Quiz -- jt
Prepositions I 13. ___ the meantime, you can prepare dinner. On In Answer-In 14. Have you decided ___ a name ___ the baby yet? on, for about, to Answer-on, for 15. Are you still working ___ your ...

Grammar quiz with answers - Prepositions -- jt
Prepositions 1. I bought a new dress ___ the store. Answer- at 2. I found my car keys ___ my pocket. Answer- in 3. My friends are waiting ___ me ___ the mall. Answer- for Answer- at 4. I saw the ...

A SAMPLE GRAMMAR LESSON PLAN -- jt
Time: 20 min Level:intermediate Gender: M/F Age:15 Materials: pictures Interaction: T/Ss,Ss/T, Ss/Ss Assumptions: Ss know the present and the past tenses Anticipated Problems: Timing,elicitation ...

LISTENING LESSON PLAN -- jt
Time: 15 min Level:Intermediate Gender: female/male Materials: Pictures,Worksheets Interaction:Ss/Ss-T/Ss Anticipated Problems: Time management OBJECTIVES By the end of the lesson, 1) Students will ...

Grammar Test and Answer Key -- jt
Directions: Read each sentence carefully. Determine the correct form of the verb using the time indicators as reference. Encircle the letter of the correct answer. 1. Animated movies _____ a lot over ...

Vocab Test -- jt
1. A person’s diet is what he eats and drinks, and it is highly important because both growth and health are ……………….. by it. 2.The harder a man works ,the more Calories he needs to ...

Which is the odd word out Quiz -- jt
Find the difference one 1. a. cup b. saucer c. carpet d. mug 2. a. drummer b. singer c. piano d. guitarist 3. a. work b. job c. appointment d. career 4. a. rain b. snow c. blizzard d. ice 5. a. ...

Question Formation Quiz -- jt
Choose the suitable words. 1. ___ yesterday? a. Whose called b. Who called 2. ___ talk to? a. Who did you b. Who you did c. Who you 3. ___ you born? a. Where was b. Where are c. Where were 4. ___ to ...

Present Simple Negative Verbs -- jt
1. Tom ___ like chocolate ice cream. a. doesn't b. don't 2. I ___ understand, do you? a. doesn't b. don't 3. Dr. Watson ___ smoke, does he? a. doesn't b. don't 4. We ___ like ...

Similes and Metaphors – Practice -- jt
Identify each sentence as a simile or a metaphor. Then explain the meaning of the comparison. 1. Traveling to other countries is like trying other lives. (simile / metaphor) Meaning: ...

ESL Quiz -- jt
ESL Quiz – AS … AS Name: ________________ Date: _________________ Complete the sentences with the given adjectives and the correct set expression. blind – dry – easy – cold – free – ...

ESL Games - W -- jt
What's Missing? Scatter 8-10 flashcards face up on the table. Give the students a minute to look at them, then have them close their eyes and take away one flashcard. Tell the students to open ...

ESL Games - V -- jt
Vocab with Rock, Scissors, Paper Lay the flashcards in a straight line on the floor. Assign two teams and have them line up at each end of the flashcard line. When you say 'Go' the first ...

ESL Games - T -- jt
Ten Students stand in a circle and chorus counting from 1-10. Instruct the students to each call out one, two or three of the numbers in numerical order. The student who calls out 'ten' must ...

ESL Games - S -- jt
Scrabble Write a selection of letters on the board. Explain to the students that they have to make up as many words as possible from the given letters. Model one or two examples on the board for ...

ESL Games - R -- jt
Run And Get It Divide the class into two teams and have them stand in two lines facing each other. Assign each team member a number from one to four. Place a few flashcards in the middle of the two ...

ESL Games - Q -- jt
Question Chain Have the students sit in a circle. The teachers starts by asking the student on the right a question. That student must answer the question and ask the next student the same question. ...

ESL Games - P -- jt
Paper Airplane Contest Give students a couple of minutes to make an airplane and one minute to test them. Divide the students into two teams and have the teams stand at the back of the room. Ask a ...

ESL Games - O -- jt
Object Toss Select three soft objects. Assign object#1 the question "Do you want some milk?", assign object#2 the response "Yes, I do." And object#3, "No, I don't". Toss each object to a student ...

ESL Games - M -- jt
Magic Finger Print a letter of the alphabet on the board. Instruct the students to stand and face the board. Raise your 'magic finger' and trace the letter in the air. Be silly and use other ...

ESL Games - L -- jt
Lego Spread Lego on the floor and call a color for the students to pick up. Continue until all the colors have been called. Allow the students to play with the blocks for a few minutes before packing ...

ESL Games - J -- jt
Jeopardy Make a jeopardy grid on the white board as follows: Jeopardy Fruit Sports Animals Body 10 _______ _______ _______ _______ 20 _______ _______ _______ _______ 30 _______ _______ _______ ...

ESL Games - I -- jt
I Spy The teacher says "I spy with my little eye something beginning with G". Students try to guess the object (E.g. garbage can). Use classroom objects and with younger students use colors rather ...

ESL Games - H -- jt
Hangman Use review words from past lessons. The teacher chooses a word and writes the appropriate number of spaces on the board. Students guess a letter one by one. If the student guesses correctly, ...

ESL Games - G -- jt
Gestures Use western gestures in your class. Expressions Gestures Hello wave Goodbye wave It's cold Put arms around shoulders It's hot Fan your face with hands No! shake your head "no" Come ...

ESL Games - F -- jt
Fashion Show Have each student stand up one at a time and elicit from the class what he or she is wearing. Find It The teacher holds up a letter flashcard. The students must search around the room to ...

ESL Games - D -- jt
Dance Of The Ostriches Pair up students and attach a flashcard to their backs. The object of the game is to look at the other student's flash card and yell out the word before they see yours. ...

ESL Games - C -- jt
Car Race Arrange the flash cards in a long line with starting and finishing points. Give each student a counter. The first student throws the dice and moves. The student must say the word on the ...

ESL Games - B -- jt
The Ball Throw the ball to a student and ask that student a question. The student answers and throws the ball to another student asking the same question. E.g. "Can you...?", "Yes, I can. / No, I ...

ESL Games - A -- jt
Alphabet Shout Out Randomly choose an alphabet flashcard and award a point to the first student who shouts out a word beginning with that letter. Alphabet Writing Relay Divide and line up the ...

Lesson plan: How to paraphrase in academic writing -- Xuan Liu
Learning objectives: 1. The students will understand the importance of paraphrasing in academic setting. 2. The students will learn about the difference between paraphrasing and quoting. 3. The ...

ESL Reading Lesson - Using Context for Reading Literacy -- jt
The use of contextual clues can be one of the best ways to improve students' reading skills. Unfortunately, students often insist on understanding each word when reading. Realizing that a text ...

Lesson 10 - A Useful Tip -- jt
Some years ago, when the brother of an acquaintance of mine was a university student, he bought his first car. Eager to show it off, he asked his parents to go for a ride. As they were driving along, ...

Lesson 8 - An Excellent Hammer -- jt
The Story An apprentice blacksmith was told by his master to make a hammer. The lad had not the slightest idea how to begin, so he thought he'd be crafty to nip out and buy one. He duly showed ...

Lesson 5 - I'm Staying Here -- jt
The Story The traveling salesman had booked himself in for the night in a small boarding-house, but due to a lengthy business meeting he did not arrive until after midnight. He could see no signs of ...

Lesson 4 - Vacuum Cleaner -- jt
The Story A man selling vacuum cleaners appeared at the door of an old lady's cottage and, without allowing the woman to speak, rushed into the living room and threw a large bag of dirt all over ...

Lesson 3 - Weather Forecast -- jt
The Story While we were sailing, my friend tuned in to listen to the weather forecast on a local radio station. Over the airwaves, there was a pause and an audible shuffling of papers, followed by a ...

Lesson 2 - Anniversary-birthday Card -- jt
The Story "Do you have any anniversary-birthday cards?" a man asked the stationer. "We have anniversary cards and we have birthday cards, but we don't carry one that combines both. Why?" "Simple ...

Lesson 1 - Book Sale -- jt
The Story "I may want to read it again one day" is the reason why my husband keeps every book he reads. Over 25 years most of them, never opened again after the first reading, have accumulated in our ...

Lesson 9 - My Modern Car -- jt
The Story After lunch my friend and I paid the bill and made our way to my car. I took out my remote-control gadget and pressed the button which automatically unlocks the doors. Not having noticed ...

Lesson 8 - Delicious Pie -- jt
The Story We were two Australian student nurses training at an English hospital. During visiting hours, we would take a break in the ward kitchen and often a kindly visitor would slip us a cake or ...

Lesson 7 - The Best Accountant -- jt
The Story An accountant answered an advertisement for a job with a large firm. At the end of the interview the chairman said, "One last question-- what is three times seven?" The accountant thought ...

Lesson 6 - Rational Dispute -- jt
The Story A young housewife told me: "My husband and I never argue, no matter how angry we may be. Instead we sit down and rationally discuss both sides of the dispute. Then I make a list of all the ...

Lesson 5 - Wedding Gown -- jt
The Story When my sister got married, she wore my mother's wedding dress. The day she tried it on, the gown fitted her exactly and mother started to cry. "You're not losing a daughter," I ...

Lesson 4 - Wedding Gifts -- jt
The Story Jack and his bride were opening their wedding gifts. After unwrapping each package, Lisa would exclaim enthusiastically, "We really need these towels" or "We'll enjoy eating off these ...

Lesson 2 - In Pajamas -- jt
The Story Staying at a hotel in Yarmauth, I couldn't sleep because the television in the residents' lounge was so loud. As I could see from the top of the stairs, the lounge was in total ...

Lesson 1 - A Soldier's Lie -- jt
The Story Once a soldier asked his commanding officer for a day's leave to attend his sister's wedding. The officer asked him to wait outside the door for a few minutes while he considered ...

ESL Lesson 1 - I, You, We, He, She -- jt
When you are teaching ESL skills, particularly to beginners, it is important to use a lot of hand gestures such as pointing as you review “I” and “you.” Using modeling and visual aids can ...

English Lesson Plan: Describing People -- js
At the beginning of the English lesson plan – People – students are asked to describe the people they see in the pictures. Specifically they should identify gender, age, and a possible occupation ...

English Lesson Plan – Wedding and Marriage -- js
The Wedding and Marriage lesson is aimed at the acquisition of typical wedding vocabulary, and its use in both oral speech and writing. At the beginning of the class students are given a list of ...

English lesson plan: Computer and Technology -- js
The English lesson plan – Computer and Technology begins with a warming up exercise of matching words and pictures. In the pictures, students can see different gadgets such as iPhone, digital ...

English Lesson Plan: Education -- js
The English lesson plan on the topic Education starts with a warming-up activity where students are encouraged to activate their education related vocabulary through visual aids such as pictures ...

English lesson – Music -- js
The first exercise in the English lesson ‘Music’ is to match the pictures of different musical instruments with their names. The pictures of the following instruments are offered: • — Piano ...

English lesson – Traveling -- js
At the beginning of the English lesson ‘Traveling’, students are offered twelve pictures of different types of transport which they should match with the following words: train, jet, cruise ship, ...

English lesson – Job -- js
The English lesson – Job starts with a warm-up where students should guess people’s professions after looking at the pictures. The pictures are the cumulative images of typical traits ...

English lesson plan with the topic Health -- js
The English lesson plan Health starts with a warmer in which students should guess things like 'sore throat', 'high temperature', 'pills', 'toothache' etc. by looking ...

English lesson plan – In the house -- js
This lesson plan introduces both the types of houses and the ‘inside the house’ vocabulary. The lesson starts with a warmer where students should identify different types of houses which they see ...

English lesson plan: topic Food and Drink -- js
The class objective of the English lesson plan Food and Drink is to introduce basic vocabulary, such as names of fruits, vegetables and meat, along with the verbs of food cooking and food ...

ESL Lesson – Money -- js
The ESL lesson – Money – starts with a warmer in which students should name things that they see in the pictures such as ‘credit card’, ‘wallet’, ‘bank check’, ‘ATM’, ‘cash ...

First Grade Reading Comprehension - Three Ways to Help Your Students Create Meaning -- Renee Goodrich
First Graders need to do things with a text to create meaning. They need to play with it, pull it apart, and connect it with their reality. Try these activities with your class. 1. Create a picture ...

Easter Activities for School -- Teresa Evans
If you are looking for Easter activities for school, then you may want to try making Easter wreaths. Christmas isn't the only holiday that a decorative wreath can be displayed. Before Easter, the ...

Kids' Easter Games -- Teresa Evans
When Easter comes there are loads of kids' Easter games that you can use at school, at home or at Easter parties and celebrations. There are games that are loud and active and quieter games that ...

Kids Easter Activities -- Teresa Evans
There are many different types of kids Easter activities that children can enjoy at this time of year. Whether you want an activity for your child to do quietly at home or if you are looking for ...

Easter Activities for the Classroom -- Teresa Evans
If you need Easter activities for the classroom, you will find that you have many different activities from which to choose. You may like to have the children create Easter crafts but there are also ...

Adjectives Lesson Plan - Adjective Practice For Your Students -- Renee Goodrich
This is a great way to get your students to explore the variety of adjectives that can be applied to one noun. Take any noun and write it on the board. Ask your students to help you use adjectives to ...

Regular Verb List and Verb Activities -- Renee Goodrich
Here is a handy regular verb list of 100 every day verbs. Regular verbs are verbs that use "ed" when converted to past tense. For example, walk becomes walked. When teaching verbs to your students it ...

Preschool Theme - Planting a Garden To Celebrate Spring! -- Mary Robinson
Planting a Garden to celebrate Spring! The snow is melting, the trees are budding once again, and the puddles are collecting at street corners: that's right, spring has sprung, and what better ...

Dinosaur Preschool Theme - When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth -- Mary Robinson
One of the most commonly used preschool themes is dinosaurs, since preschoolers love learning about the giant beasts that roamed the earth thousands of years ago. The possibilities of the dinosaur ...

Layout of Preschool Day Care Classroom - Setting Up the Classroom -- Mary Robinson
One of the most important things to consider at the beginning of the school year is the layout of the preschool day care classroom. Since preschool is often a child's introduction to the world of ...

Preschool Creative Activities - Fostering the Creative Spirit -- Mary Robinson
Preschool is the time when children are allowed to explore their creative sides through arts, crafts, games, and creative play. As an instructor, it's crucial to incorporate a wide variety of ...

Preschool Lessons - Developing an Age Appropriate Curriculum -- Mary Robinson
Students will lose interest in preschool lessons if they are not direct and focused. Lessons should have a clear purpose, and teachers should remind students of the lesson multiple times. Just as in ...

Preschool Theme Lesson Plans -- Mary Robinson
Why Use Themed Lesson Plans? Preschool themes are not essential for a successful preschool lesson, but they do help bring everything together and keep students engaged in learning. For that reason, ...

Preschool Crafts For Kids - 3 Important Tips -- Mary Robinson
Preschool crafts are an essential part of any preschool lesson. Without crafts, young students will lose interest, not be able to fully understand and appreciate the lesson, and will miss out on ...

File Folder Games For Preschoolers -- Mary Robinson
Preschoolers should be learning about a wide variety of topics including shapes, numbers, colors, letters, and more. A great way to teach these basics is with file folder games for preschoolers which ...

Preschool Science Themes - Water, Ice, Air -- Mary Robinson
Teaching science to preschoolers requires hands-on play based learning activities. Water is an ideal medium to use for a variety of preschool science themes. The concepts of how water changes form, ...

Preschool Art Projects - Play-Based Learning -- Mary Robinson
One of my life's missions for all preschool teachers is to teach the importance of play in preschool. I strive to use play-based learning for all my preschool classes, especially with preschool ...

Fun Ways to Teach Things to Preschoolers -- Mary Robinson
My philosophy for anyone working with preschool children is that the teacher must have a full resource file of fun ways to teach things to preschoolers. When you think of a preschool child, 3-5 year ...

Beginning of School Activities for Preschool - All About Us -- Mary Robinson
If you're searching for fresh ideas for beginning of school activities for preschool, try this one. Some of the most memorable activities I have done are ones that span the school year. Parents ...

When I Grow Up Preschool Activities -- Mary Robinson
The best way to start a discussion with preschoolers on what they'd like to be when they grow up is to discuss a wide variety of professions. This way you are letting the children know all the ...

Finding More English Pronunciation Tips on YouTube! -- Eric Roth, www.compellingconversations.com
Finding More English Pronunciation Tips on YouTube! Student Name: Class: Teacher: Date: Find a quality YouTube videoclip that provides a tip on English pronunciation that you would like to share with ...

Examining Crime and Punishment -- Eric Roth, www.compellingconversations.com
Examining Crime and Punishment Student Name: Class: Teacher: Date: Crime stories fill the media. Some look at particular crimes, and others examine crime from more of a "big picture" perspective. ...

Interviewing English Speakers and Tourists -- Eric Roth, www.compellingconversations.com
= = > Reproducible Format Interviewing English Speakers and Tourists Your name: Person interviewed: Location: Date: 1. Can I ask you a few short questions for my English class? 2. Where are you from? ...

REPRODUCIBLE FOR CLASSROOM USE - REDUCING STRESS AND INCREASING HAPPINESS -- Eric Roth, www.compellingconversations.com
= = > Reproducible Format REPRODUCIBLE FOR CLASSROOM USE REDUCING STRESS AND INCREASING HAPPINESS Student Name: Class: Teacher Date: We live in stressful times and often feel more stressed than ...

ESL Teaching Tip: How to Teach a Class With a Wide Range of English Levels -- Kevin R Baker
With teaching English in China for many years, I often found myself in situations where I was thrust into a classroom as the new American English teacher. Before me there would be 30 - 40 grade ...

Teaching ESL: How to Have a Successful English Corner -- Kevin R Baker
I must admit that after hearing "What-a is-a your favorite-a color?" for the 100th time, I was not too interested in English corners. The idea was to give the Chinese students an opportunity to speak ...

How To Use A Jeopardy PowerPoint Template Effectively When Co-Teaching As a Native Teacher -- Daniel E Massicotte
Everyone knows about the TV show Jeopardy. Surprisingly, your students will also have heard of it. Regardless of their familiarity with the show, they all love playing a simulation in class of the TV ...

How to Start Teaching Colors to Toddlers -- Jenny Esposito
In teaching anything to young children, repetition is the key! Colors is one of the first concepts that toddlers are capable of learning. The best way to introduce concepts like colors to toddlers is ...

Tips: Sensory Table Ideas For Preschoolers -- Mary Robinson
Sensory tables can be found in virtually every preschool. These tables are comprised of either a large, commercial table or a shallow, plastic tub that is then filled with various items perfect for ...

Tips: Toddler Preschool - Expectations and Abilities -- Mary Robinson
The single most important thing to remember if you have a toddler preschool setting is that Play is never frivolous. It is THE most effective way a toddler learns; it is essential. The best part is ...

Lesson: Dinosaur Preschool Theme -- Mary Robinson
One of the most commonly used preschool themes is dinosaurs, since preschoolers love learning about the giant beasts that roamed the earth thousands of years ago. The possibilities of the dinosaur ...

ESL Classroom Activities - ESL Teacher Andrew Lawton Lesson -- Andrew Lawton
Most ESL students thrive on social interaction. Whatever you are teaching it is always wise to come up with activities that get people moving around the room. Getting students to work together to ...

ESL Teaching Ideas - Lesson -- Jophiel Aurora
Difficulty: Easy Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) can be a fun and rewarding career with great opportunities to travel, explore other cultures and learn new languages. Like many other ...

Mini-lesson in grammar for 4th to 6th - Lesson -- Jacob Dix
gradersMini-Lesson: Stand up for what you say. Age group:4th to 6th graders (9-12 years old) Theoretical background: The idea behind this lecture is to turn grammar into a game using ...

Talk a Lot Money Role Plays - Lesson -- englishbanana.com
1. “I’m rich beyond my w ildest dreams!” Place: The set of a live television chat show Time: 4pm Characters: You and the interviewer Situation: You and your partner win £2.6 million on the ...

Money Games for Elementary Students - Tips -- Natalie Stern
Difficulty: Easy It's never too early to start educating kids about money and good financial habits, according to Australia's Financial Literacy Foundation, Office for Women. Teaching ...

Games to Play in an Elementary Classroom -- Karen Hollowell
Difficulty: Easy Elementary school teachers use classroom games frequently to reinforce skills. Children in these grades enjoy games, and do not mind schoolwork if they are having fun. Games can also ...

Optics Learning Games for Kids -- Ashley Brooks
Difficulty: Easy Thaumatropes The most well known optical learning games involve optical illusions. Optical illusions allow kids to seehow multiple images, patterns and movement can combine to give ...

High Intensity Physical Education Games -- M. J. Joachim
Difficulty: Easy Using energy efficiently builds strength and endurance. That's the goal of high intensity workouts,whether you are rapidly lifting heavy weights, stimulating your heart through ...

Innovative Games for Business Meetings -- Joey Papa
Difficulty: Easy Using innovative games for a business meeting is a great way to grab the attendees' attention and help them to relieve stress from the day. Playing games at the beginning of a ...

Halloween Games for Students -- Kara Page
Difficulty: Easy Holidayslike Halloween are a great opportunity for teachers to introduce fun and educationalgamesto the classroom. Between the candy and the costumes, Halloween is a favorite holiday ...

School File Folder Games -- Laurie Darroch-Meekis
Difficulty: Easy Folder Gamesare easy and inexpensive to make. They take very little room to store.Schoolfolder games can be created by teachers or students. Folder games are a hands on opportunity ...

Vocabulary Games for Students -- Rebecca Bagwell
Difficulty: Easy Students enjoy being active learners in a classroom. Teachers can use vocabularygamesthatencourage active participation to increase students' vocabulary retention. Vocabulary ...

Upper Primary School Games -- Bridget Galbreath
Difficulty: Easy Games are an effective way to teach, not just younger elementary students, but older elementarystudents as well. Games can help foster greater comprehension of subject matter ...

Geography Games for Students -- Mackenzie Wright
Difficulty: Easy Playing geography classgamesis an excellent way to engage students and keep them on their toes.Games that lighten the mood make great fillers for the end of the period when lessons ...

Fun World History Games -- Valerie Martin
Difficulty: Easy Bothkids and adults often thinkof history as dry and boring, when it's actually filled with excitingstories. History lessons tell some of the best stories that humans have ...

Games for Bored Students -- Rebecca Bagwell
Difficulty: Easy For years, teachers have known the best way to engage students is with interactive lessons andhands-on learning. However, not every lesson lends itself to fun, engagingteaching ...

Cool Games for School -- Bryan Cohen
Difficulty: Easy While there are so many things necessary to put into the burgeoning minds of schoolchildren,sometimes you need a little break for fun. While your children may want to play around on ...

Physical Education Holiday Games -- Lane Cummings
Difficulty: Easy There's no reason that physicaleducationcan't incorporate holiday-themed exercises and activities. Itfestively celebrates the season or the day, and shows kids that you can ...

Classroom Number Wall Games -- James Mascia
Difficulty: Easy Trying to teach young students numbers and how to use them can be a challenge. A number wall caneasily solve that problem. It can be anything: a whiteboard, a chalkboard, or even ...

Kids Money Counting Games -- Corrine Lee
Difficulty: Easy Counting money can be a tricky skill to learn, but fortunately kids love to play with money, so they'reeager to practice. Thesegamesreinforce money counting skills all while kids ...

ESL Relay Games -- Victoria Weinblatt
Difficulty: Easy Relaygamesin the English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom offer a welcome change toeveryday lessons. ESL relay games are ideal for a large class because everyone takes a turn and ...

ESL Writing Games -- Jake Reed
Difficulty: Easy Teaching English as a second language can be a daunting challenge, even for experienced teachers.Writing can one of the more challenging aspects of learning the English language. ...

Elementary Fraction Games -- Bridget Galbreath
Elementary Fraction Games Difficulty: Easy A math concept introduced in elementaryschool, fractions can be difficult to grasp. According toHomeschool Math, this is because of the different operations ...

ESL Review Games: Alphabet Game -- Jack Stone
Difficulty: Easy Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) is a difficult task, especially when teaching beginnerswho know very little of the English language. However, the strategic implementation ...

ESL Computer Games -- Kara Page
Difficulty: Easy Playingcomputer games online is a popular pastime for many students, but it can be a way to studyEnglish too. A few websites offer free and fun English as a Second Language (ESL) ...

ESL Games -- Claudine Williams
ESL Games Difficulty: Easy ESLgamesare games for students who are learning English as a second language. These games areconsidered edutainment because they entertain and educate students. The level ...

English Alphabet Games -- Bridget Galbreath
Difficulty: Easy If you are an educator, teaching the alphabet in a fun and engaging way can ensure greater comprehension. One way to do this is throughgames. Children are more likely to retain ...

Classroom Number Wall Games -- James Mascia
Difficulty: Easy Trying to teach young students numbers and how to use them can be a challenge. A number wall caneasily solve that problem. It can be anything: a whiteboard, a chalkboard, or even ...

Fun Classroom Games & Activities -- Miriam C
Difficulty: Easy Classroomgamesand activities can bring an element of fun to your class. These activities are a greatbreak from regular work. They allow students to work off steam before a holiday ...

Classroom Games for First Graders (Primary) -- Kimberlee Broaddus
Difficulty: Easy First graders are beginning to read and learn basic numbers. Teachers play a variety of classroomgameswith their students to help reinforce daily learning. Marilyn Jager Adams of ...

Classroom Fitness Games -- Erin Schreiner
Difficulty: Easy With the growing epidemic of childhood obesity looming, teachers should take any opportunity theycanto get their students moving in class. Along with the obvioushealthbenefits, ...

First Grade Classroom Games (Primary) -- Megan Shoop
Difficulty: Easy For the most part, first graders dislike sitting still for long periods of time. This means that their attentioncan easily waver in the classroom if you don't get them up and ...

Reading and Vocabulary Activity for the ESL Classroom - ESL Teacher Andrew Lawton Lesson -- Andrew Lawton
In any ESL class you will eventually come to a point where the class will read a passage out loud as a class. The following is an activity that you can use to make this exercise even more beneficial ...

Classroom Activities and Games -- tim
The real me Young children will really enjoy this art project that reviews the structure I like... and food words. Have the students draw a picture of themselves showing the foods they like, e.g. ...

Group Activities: Agree or Disagree? -- Hyun
Group Activity: Agree or Disagree? after defining “strongly agree,” “agree,” “disagree” and “strongly disagree,” the leader reads out different statements of opinion and the students ...

Children's ESL Games -- hyn
Children’s ESL Games (Maya’s complete list) Action Race: This is a game that the children absolutely love. Using actions like run, jump, clap, run etc. the children race from one point to ...

Many Classroom Games -- hyn
Action Race: This is a fun game using actions. Use actions like jump, hop, clap, run etc. Have the Ss split into two teams and sit in lines with a chair by each team and one chair at the other end of ...

89 - Games and Activities for the English as a Second Language Classroom -- hyn
Activities that can be used with higheachievers in English course 1- Cut-Up Sentence Kabadi Level: Any This is a combination of a basic TEFL game and the Indian(?) game Kabadi(?). Prepare some cut up ...

187 - Games and Activities for ESL Classes -- Shaney Crawford
Collected by Shaney Crawford, Former Participant of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme (Fukushima) These games and activities have been collected from various sources: past issues of the ...

ESL Interactive Listening and Speaking Activity for Any Classroom - ESL Teacher Andrew Lawton Lesson -- Andrew Lawton
ESL teachers are always looking to get their students some good speaking practice. This next activity will get each English learner speaking and listening to sentences that contain the grammar and ...

Classroom Games to Play With Children -- Ainsley Patterson
Too rainy for an outdoor recess? Do the children need a break after a test or particularly challenging assignment? Then a classroom game is just what they need. There are lots of fun classroom games ...

Classroom Games for Kids -- Alicia Bodine
There will be times when your class finishes up a subject a little early or has some free time in the school day when you can organize some games to play. These do not require you to leave the ...

Classroom Games to Prevent Bullying -- Jim Radenhausen
Bullying remains an issue in schools everywhere, leaving bullied kids scared and unsure about whether to tell an adult what's going on. Teachers can help students learn how to handle bullying ...

How to Make Classroom Board Games & Activities -- games
Kids love games, and since it's hard for them to sit still, you need activities for them to get rid of some of that pent-up energy too. Here's a really big board game the kids will enjoy, and ...

Hundred Word Challenge - Warmup Activity - Lesson -- Alex
This is a warmup activity that has worked quite well for me and my intermediate/upper-intermediate classes. It encourages students to speak out early in the class, builds up their confidence creating ...

Teachers Learn About Basic Tips on Getting Ready For Art Lessons -- Clara M. Berta
Are you a new instructor responsible for teaching art lessons? Do you want to be prepared when teaching your kindergarten students art lessons? Are you nervous? In case this is you, then stop feeling ...

How to Teach English Speaking Skills for ESL -- Ian
Although ESL deals with reading and writing, speaking is often the most important and difficult of the three aspects of learning the language. Because speaking deals with having the confidence to say ...

The Top 3 TEFL Games For ESL Teachers -- Ed Earl
When teaching English TEFL it is always beneficial to have some ESL games handy to reward the students when they behave well and work hard. In this article I will describe my three favourite ESL ...

Ways to Improve Your Child's Pronunciation - Tips For Parents -- Ed Earl
Some children find it difficult to speak clearly, especially if they are learning a second language. This article offers some tips to help them improve. What are the ways I can help my child improve ...

A Simple Teaching Strategy to Improve Comprehension and Spark Student Interest - Tips -- Adam Waxler
As a history teacher my students must deal with lots of opinions. As I tell my students, "There are not always right and wrong answers in social studies...what is important is how you back up, or ...

Teaching English Through Crafts (Art) -- Dr. Robert W. F. Taylor
In any classroom, it is important to get students paying attention and listening. One way that I have found effective is to have students create simple, fun crafts. Children of all ages love to ...

Games - Remember Their Class Mates Names -- ws
I teach high school, but I think this could work in a smaller class of younger students too. The second day of school, my students choose an adjective that begins with the first letter of their name ...

Game Gingerbread Man Hunt -- ws
The teacher would cut out or make a gingerbread man with paper. and hide it somewhere in the school. and we went to each class asking them if they'd seen a gingerbread man walking around ...

Games Silent Ball (variation) -- teacher
Silent Ball. Students pass a koosh ball or nerf ball to each other, but the point of the game is they have to try to get the attention of the person with the ball silently (hints the name). Students ...

Classroom Game - Math -- teacher
u can play like this game like u give me a math problem and after that they have to walk around the room until they figure it out if they figure it out then they pretend that they shot them like say ...

Classroom Game with a Fluffy Ball -- teacher
u can buy a fluffy ball and they sit down on the ground like a group circle and then they have to toss the ball to a person and say there name quick and then if they don't say it quick or they ...

Classroom Game - Silent Ball -- teacher
students stand on chairs. They are absolutely silent. They throw the ball to each other. If someone drops it, they are out and sit down. If it is a bad throw, the thrower is out, not the catcher. If ...

Some Good ESL classroom Games - Running Dictation -- AU
Running Dictation (Suitable for active students up to about 15 years old.) 1.) Take your students to an open area or school hall. Place a paragraph of suitable English on the wall at one end. Sit the ...

Talka Lot - Lesson Test: Learning English -- lp
A)Sentence stress: write the content words from two starting sentences in the correct order (1, 2, 3, etc.): i) three start next unit week ii) exam move up Ali five speaking passes level B)Write the ...

Christmas School Activities Bring the Festive Season Into the Classroom -- Teresa Evans
Introduce a few Christmas school activities into your program and the children in your class will think you are wonderful. What they won't realize is that they are actually still doing school ...

Christmas Classroom Activities for Fun and Learning -- Teresa Evans
There are many different Christmas classroom activities that can be used with students in the lead up to Christmas. Many of these are both fun and also educational so that while the children enjoy ...

Christmas Classroom Games - Give Your Favorite Games a Christmas Twist! -- Teresa Evans
Christmas classroom games are a great way to bring the festive season into the classroom so that the students and the teacher can have some fun. Sometimes Christmas classroom games can be created ...

Christmas Games for Children -- Teresa Evans
If you are looking for Christmas games for children there many different games that you can choose from. There are Christmas games that can be played with large groups and there are other games that ...

Christmas Activities for Kids at Home or at School -- Teresa Evans
Whether you are looking for things to do at home or Christmas classroom activities, there are loads of different fun and educational Christmas activities for kids. As the holiday season approaches ...

Christmas Word Games -- Teresa Evans
Christmas word games are a great way to entertain kids in the lead up to Christmas. Not only are they great fun for the kids but they are also games that are educational too. There are many different ...

Christmas Activity Ideas -- Teresa Evans
As Christmas gets closer there are many different worthwhile Christmas Activity Ideas that you can use to get children in a festive mood and to keep them busy. Children can make decorations, make ...

ESL Classroom Activities for Any Level - ESL Teacher Andrew Lawton Lesson -- Andrew Lawton
For any new unit you start in your ESL class there will most likely be a group of words that students must memorize. This is an activity to get students out of their desks to practice the meaning of ...

Lesson Plans -- James Baker
Many people who have been teaching TEFL for awhile get tired of writing lesson plans. The benefit of writing them once is, you will not have to do them again. Make sure you always keep a copy of the ...

TEFL and ESL Board Games For the Classroom -- Adrian Allen
Classroom board games are probably one of the most effective teaching tools available. Here we see how to stimulate and motivate students, and provide a welcome change to more standard classroom ...

Teaching With Macaroni And Chick Peas - Lesson -- Adrian Allen
Some years ago I found myself teaching English in a summer school in England. The classes (20 students) were 4 hours long - all morning. It's hard to keep children's attention for this long ...

TEFL Lesson Planning - Warmers That Will Make Your Students Adore You - Part I -- Adrian Allen
Lesson planning with TEFL warmers: essential for effective teaching. Part I To ensure effective learning for a language class, the challenge is to secure the students’ attention, and prepare their ...

Children are Taught Through Visual Basics -- tchr
or-ange then show a pic of an orange etc and they slowly build up a vocabulary

Dictation - Short Lesson -- js
Say a sentence at natural speed and ask learners to write down what you said. You'll probably need to repeat several times. Don't slow down your speed unless it's absolutely necessary. ...

Flash Cards -- js
Flash cards can be used for simple vocabulary drills, numbers, or memory games. Avoid using cards that translate a native language word into English. Rather, choose or make cards that use pictures or ...

Short Composition - Short Lesson -- js
Unlike freewriting, learners need to edit their work. You should provide a topic or visual stimulus (full page magazine pictures work well) and circulate among the students as they write. By allowing ...

Freewriting - Short Lesson -- js
Give learners 5 minutes to just write their thoughts. You may guide them by providing a question or topic (beginners will probably need guidance), or give them complete freedom. Make sure they just ...

Reading: Oral vs. Silent - Short Lesson -- js
The skills used in oral reading are different from those used when reading silently. Use oral reading sparingly to work on verbal presentation (pronunciation, intonation) and be sure to allow time ...

Problem-Solving - Short Lesson -- js
This works best with small groups. Present a problem (a scenario, possibly) and give groups some time to discuss the best approaches or solutions and come to agreement on a course of action. The ...

Fill-In-The-Blank - Short Lesson -- js
Prepare a worksheet containing a text or song lyrics with key words blanked out. For beginners you can blank out alphabet letters and not whole words, choosing distinct sounds rather than silent ...

Questions and Answers Matching - Short Lesson -- js
You need to have an even number of participants, so you may need to join in yourself. Get enough 3x5 cards so that you have one per person. On half of the cards write questions, and on the other half ...

Sequencing - Short Lesson -- js
In sequencing activities, students must put jumbled pieces of information into a logical order. Unlike jigsaw activities, all students in the group are allowed to see all the pieces of information. ...

Information Gap (any level, pairs) - Short Lesson -- js
Each learner has limited information which the other needs. They must ask each other questions to get the information. To be more communicative, the answers should have some degree of ambiguity that ...

Role Plays (intermediate-advanced, pairs) - Short Lesson -- js
Role plays are far more communicative than pre-written dialogs, but they are often challenging for beginners or shy students because they must come up with their own language to fit a particular ...

Pre-Written Dialogs (any literate level, pairs) - Short Lesson -- js
Many textbooks include sample dialogs, or you may write your own. They can be useful to break the ice with shy learners, but they are not truly communicative because no original language is produced. ...

Group Activity: Agree or Disagree? - Lesson -- de
Group Activity: Agree or Disagree? After defining “strongly agree,” “agree,” “disagree” and “strongly disagree,” the leader reads out different statements of opinion and the students ...

ESL English Listening Comprehension Activities for the Classroom - ESL Teacher Andrew Lawton Lesson -- Andrew Lawton
ESL English Listening Comprehension Activity for the Classroom An ESL teacher always needs to get his students speaking and listening to English. As we all know, our students many times don’t hear ...

7 Quick And Easy Halloween Decorations To Make For Your Classroom -- Renee Goodrich
Here are seven Halloween decorations you and your students can make quickly and easily. In most cases all you will need is some paper, glue and felt pens or paint. 1. Ghosts! Draw a large ghost on a ...

Grammar Activity for ESL Class - ESL Teacher Andrew Lawton Lesson -- Andrew Lawton
Grammar Practice Activity for an ESL Classroom When teaching English grammar your book will probably have several ESL worksheets to drill the concept. These are useful exercises, but you will also ...

Name Bingo - Game -- ritz
Hand out a blank grid with enough squares for the number of people in your class. The grid should have the same number of squares across and down. Give the students a few minutes to circulate through ...

Name Crossword - Short Lesson -- ritz
Write your name across or down on the board being sure not to crowd the letters. Students take turns coming to the board, saying their name, and writing it across or down, overlapping one letter that ...

Similarities - Short Lesson -- ritz
Give each person one or more colored shapes cut from construction paper. They need to find another person with a similar color, shape, or number of shapes and form pairs. Then they interview each ...

Pair Interviews - Short Lesson -- ritz
Pairs interview each other, using specified questions for intermediates and open format for advanced students. Then they take turns introducing their partner to the whole class. Be sensitive to ...

Mystery Identities (any literate level, group) - Short Lesson -- ritz
Write the names of famous people or places (or use animals or fruits for a simplified version) onto 3x5 cards. Attach a card to each learner's back. Give them time to mingle and ask each other ...

Word Association - Short Lesson -- ritz
The teacher starts the game by saying a word, such as "Hotel". For example: Teacher: Hotel Student A: Bed Student B: Room Student C: Service Student D: Food Student E: Restaurant Student F: Chinese ...

Twenty Questions - Short Lesson -- jp
Select an object in your mind and let the learners ask up to twenty questions to guess what it is. Trade places with the winner and let that learner select an object for the next round.

Find Someone Who - Short Lesson -- jp
Create a list of characteristics such as "likes chocolate," "has two children," or "can swim." There should be 10-15 items, and you can relate them to your lesson if you wish. Then let the learners ...

Storyline - Short Lesson -- jp
Divide into groups of 4-6 people. Give everyone a sheet of paper and ask them to write the first sentence of a story at the top of the page. It may begin "Once upon a time..." if they like. Then they ...

Telephone - Short Lesson -- jp
Divide the group into two teams and have them stand in single file lines. Whisper a somewhat complex sentence (according to their level) into the ear of the first person in each line. Make sure no ...

First Grade Lesson Plans - Seven Must Haves for Student Success -- Deanna M Schweitzer
Over the course of the school year, most students in first grade will develop the stamina to participate in more structured lessons for an increasingly longer period of time. It is amazing how much ...

ESL Classroom Activity for Vocabulary Practice - ESL Teacher Andrew Lawton Lesson -- Andrew Lawton
To get students to learn the many ESL vocabulary words that you will present in any given class you will need lots of different activities to change things up. This next activity has the students ...

YOU ARE THE TEACHER - Short Lesson -- re
Give each student a sentence to either correct or say that it is OK. Get each one to explain their sentence.

YES/NO 2 - Short Lesson -- re
One child thinks of an animal and the other children try to figure out what it is. The children take turns asking yes/no questions like, Do you have four legs? or Are you bigger than a dog? . If the ...

YES/NO 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Teachers ask students yes/no questions. In their answers, students must NOT use yes or no. Give a prize to the student who lasts the longest.

WORD SEARCH - Short Lesson -- re
Make a list of words and hide them in a grid of letters. Students must find the words. To make it more difficult, give the students the present tense and tell them to look for the past tense, for ...

WORDS AND PICTURES - Short Lesson -- re
Give each of the children one set of picture flashcards and one set of words which corresponds to the flashcards. Each child places a set of picture cards in a column in front of her. The written ...

WORD RACE - Short Lesson -- re
First student from each row comes to the board. Teacher calls out a letter. Students must write down all the words they can think of that begin with that letter. Teacher calls time s up after about ...

WORD INTO SENTENCE RACE - Short Lesson -- re
Each row is a team. Use words from the last few lessons and put them on cards. Give each row about 1 or 2 minutes. Show the first student of a row a card (e.g. write). That student has to say a ...

WHY? - Short Lesson -- re
Ask the students questions like: Why have you got ~~ in your bag? For example, the ~~ could be a monkey, an axe, Kocho-sensei. Students who come up with the best/most outrageous answers win a prize. ...

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

WHO AM I? - Short Lesson -- re
A student stands at the front of the class facing the blackboard. A student in the class stands up and says, Good morning (name). Who am I? . The student at the front has to guess who said it. This ...

WHISTLE DICTATION - Short Lesson -- re
Select a passage that has a lot of whatever grammar point you want to focus on (e.g. adjectives). Dictate the passage. When you read, leave out the adjectives. Instead, whistle when there should be ...

WHICH PICTURE? - Short Lesson -- re
Give students a reading passage with 2 to 5 pictures on the bottom. Get them to read the passage then guess which picture goes with the passage.

WHAT S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE? - Short Lesson -- re
Have two different copies of a picture. Label one picture as correct and one as incorrect. Arrange the students in pairs and give one student the correct version and the other the incorrect version. ...

What Is An Abstract Noun? - 7 Activities That Focus On Identifying Abstract Nouns -- Renee Goodrich
Abstract nouns refer to a state, concept or feeling and cannot be perceived by any of the five senses. If you want your students to be able to identify them then your students need to spend time ...

Halloween Theme Ideas - 20 Fun Halloween Activities For Your Students -- Renee Goodrich
Here are 20 Halloween activities to write on the board. They should keep your students very busy. Give them a few at a time or use them as activities to work through over a week. 1. Write 2 reasons ...

Preschool Alphabet Crafts - 40 Ways To Make Letters (Art) -- Renee Goodrich
Preschoolers can make temporary letters. Take a photo of these if you can. They can also make permanent letters which can be glued on to card. If the medium is heavier than paper use craft glue. Here ...

10 Handy Uses for Large Alphabet Letters in the Classroom -- Renee Goodrich
It is easy to find large alphabet stencils on the internet. That's good news because they are really useful in the classroom. Here are ten easy ideas. 1. GAME MARKERS Students gather where the ...

10 Lesson Ideas for Printable Alphabet Letters -- Renee Goodrich
It is easy to find printable alphabet letters on the internet. You can use fun or fancy alphabet letter styles for a range of alphabet focused activities. Here are 10 classroom uses for printable ...

Team Building Activities for Kids in the Classroom - Games, Activities, and Ideas for Classroom -- Takuya Hikichi
"Guide" (also known as Blind Obstacle Course) is played in small groups of 4 to 7 people. One child from each group is designated to be blindfolded and guided through an obstacle course by the rest ...

Halloween Classroom Activities -- Teresa Evans
If you are looking for Halloween classroom activities, you have wide choice of games and activities that you can use. You can incorporate Halloween activities into math lessons, writing lessons, art ...

ESL Reading Activity for Classroom - ESL Teacher Andrew Lawton Lesson -- Andrew Lawton
To check for understanding, after reading a story or a passage in an ESL class, students usually answer the questions that the textbook provides. This is not a bad thing, since the questions usually ...

Writing Prompts Your Students Will Love - Lesson -- Jennifer Dobson
Prompts are useful for many different kinds of writing exercises. You might choose to use a writing prompt as a daily warm-up activity. Writing prompts are also useful to have on hand for when ...

Fun Ways to Celebrate Birthdays in the Classroom - Activities -- Jennifer Dobson
If you celebrate each of your student's birthdays throughout the school year, you will likely run out of ideas before your students run out of birthdays. Here are some easy ways to help your ...

Back-to-School - Fun First Day Activities -- Jennifer Dobson
Sometimes it seems just as hard for teachers to head back to school at the end of the summer as it is for students. Ease into the school year by taking time to get to know each other before the work ...

WHAT S THIS? - Short Lesson -- re
Get an ordinary object, like a pen, and ask the students, What is this? The students will probably answer It s a pen. Then tell them that it s not, and mime what it really is. For example, pretend to ...

WHAT ARE YOU DOING? - Short Lesson -- re
This game is to be played in pairs. One person starts by saying an action: I m walking on stilts, what are you doing? The partner must then act out this action and at the same time, say another ...

WHAT AM I? - Short Lesson -- re
Students stand in a circle. Clip a picture to the back of each student they should not see their own picture. They must not tell each other what picture is on their backs. They must circulate and ask ...

WEATHER REPORTER - Short Lesson -- re
Make up map and weather possibilities, then do a weather report. Get the students to try.

VOTE - Short Lesson -- re
Rows of students work as a team. Each row is given three number cards (1,2,3). The teacher asks a question with three answers. Students guess which one is right as a group and place their group vote. ...

English ESL Classroom Grammar Activities - ESL Teacher Andrew Lawton Lesson -- Andrew Lawton
Learning English grammar can be a dry boring experience for ESL learners. Getting students to work together in interactive groups with a common goal will wake the class up on grammar teaching days. ...

TWENTY QUESTIONS - Short Lesson -- re
The teacher thinks of something and the students have 20 opportunities to ask the teacher a yes/no question to try to figure out what it is. The teacher can only say yes or no in response to the ...

TUMMY RUB, HEAD PAT - Game -- re
Try to pat your head with one hand while rubbing your stomach in circular motions with the other hand. [Edited by Administrator (admin) Sun, 26 Jun 2011, 10:30 AM]

TRUE OR FALSE - Short Lesson -- re
Make a quiz with true or false answers (or correct/incorrect) and test their grammar. Divide the class into groups and give each group a true card and a false card students vote for the answer.

TREASURE HUNT - Short Lesson -- re
Draw a treasure island map on a piece of paper then draw a grid (e.g. 4×4) on top of it. Reading and writing version: Hand out copies of the maps to each of the students, then dictate words or ...

TRANSLATION 4 - Short Lesson -- re
Prepare cards that have 5 English words on them or 5 Japanese (or the local language) words. In rows, students compete to finish the most translation cards. The first person in the row goes to the ...

TRANSLATION 3 - Short Lesson -- re
Keep a list of the new words and phrases that the students have learned so far in Japanese (or the local language) and English. Using each row as a team, I pit the first student of each row against ...

TRANSLATION 2 - Short Lesson -- re
Give students a page of something printed in Japanese (or the local language). Get them to translate any words that they can into English. Give them points for every word that they translate. TV ...

TRANSLATION 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Teacher says words in Japanese (or the local language) and students must translate them into English. Make it a race for points. 1 translation = one point.

TOUCH AND POINT - Short Lesson -- re
Call out an instruction, for example Touch this book . As you do so, touch or point to the object with the whole class until they get the idea. If there are not many objects which the children can ...

TIC TAC TOE - Short Lesson -- re
Divide the class into two teams and place some flashcards on the board in a square grid. The first child on one team points to any card and tries to say what it is, make a sentence about it, or ...

TANGLE - Short Lesson -- re
Everyone in a group stands in a circle with their eyes closed. Each person then extends an arm into the middle of the circle and grips whichever hand they come into contact with. When everyone has a ...

TAJIMA TOWN - Short Lesson -- re
Turn the classroom into a town with the desks representing different locations in the town. Make up signs to go on the desks. Get the students to direct other students around the room. Students can ...

Why Test Your Child's Letter Knowledge? -- Mary Bogin
Why Test Your Child's knowledge of the alphabet? Your child could be five years old or starting first grade. Maybe your child is in third grade, and hates his or her class and teachers are ...

Five First Steps for Teaching Art in the Classroom -- Mary Bogin
You now have your degree in teaching art, and you walk into the room of excited pre-teens, and have to get the job done in thirty minutes, maybe forty-five, if you are lucky. Here are five easy steps ...

Early Writing - Three Ways to Encourage Literacy Through Writing -- Mary Bogin
Early humans began writing with pictures of their lives on the walls of caves. We are visual. The human form seems to be stored in our minds from the memories of our ancestors. Universally, all ...

Teach Your Child to Read (Reading) -- Mary Bogin
Would you like to teach your child to read? You are very proud when your child begins to pick up books. You didn't get books at the baby shower, or did you? I have the methods to teach you how to ...

Interactive Reading Activity for ESL Classroom - ESL Teacher Andrew Lawton Lesson -- Andrew Lawton
In your ESL class you will most likely have students reading out loud when you are covering a reading passage. One way to do this is to have students take turns reading one sentence or paragraph at a ...

SURVIVAL - Short Lesson -- re
This is a game to practise grammar structures. It is especially good to practise irregular verbs and tenses. Have all of the students practice the structure first. For example, if you want to review ...

SURVEY 2 - Short Lesson -- re
Bring in picture of famous people from Japan and around the world. Each student has one picture and a sheet with a space for the picture and a yes/no column. Students go around the room asking the ...

SURVEY 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Make a survey using what and who and when, and comparatives (bigger) and superlatives (biggest). Compile the results and make a graph for the class.

SUPERSTARS - Short Lesson -- re
Describe some person who all the children know (perhaps a singer, sports personality, or another student or teacher) using the pattern She s from I think she likes and . Then ask the child on your ...

STRIP STORY - Short Lesson -- re
Cut a passage into single sentence strips. Scramble the strips. Students work in pairs and try to put the sentences in the correct order. This game can also be played in teams. Make teams consisting ...

STORE - Short Lesson -- re
Open a pretend store in the classroom. If it is a restaurant, let the students place the orders etc.

STATUES - Short Lesson -- re
Play the traditional game of statues. All the children stand up and dance or move around to some lively music. When the music stops, they have to stand completely still or else they are eliminated ...

SPELLING SPRINT - Short Lesson -- re
Students come to the board, teacher calls out a word, first person to answer correctly scores a point for their team.

SPELLING GAME 2 - Short Lesson -- re
Each row is a team. Give each row a whole alphabet on cards, so each student gets about 3 or 4 cards. Shout out a word which does not have the same letter in it. Students spell out the word by ...

SPELLING GAME 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Each row is given all of the letters of the alphabet on cards. Teacher calls out a word (no double letters) and the students race to spell it. Can also be used with words and sentences.

SPELLING BEE - Short Lesson -- re
Students line up at the back and the front of the classroom. Each student is given a question. If they get it right, they go to the back of the line. If they get it wrong, they must sit down. The ...

SPEED READING - Short Lesson -- re
Students open their books to the reading and lay the books face down on their desks. The teacher asks a question 2 times. When everyone understands, the teacher says Go! and the students look at the ...

SPEECH CONTEST - Short Lesson -- re
Stage a pretend speech contest. Use two or three students as judges, and you or JTE as final judge. Have bronze, silver and gold prizes. For longer passages, have students work in teams to present a ...

SPACE RACE - Short Lesson -- re
Arrange flash cards on a table or on the floor in the shape of a race track. Insert cards to represent the sun and a black hole. Give each of the children a set of counters and one rocket (or ...

SONG: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 - Short Lesson -- re
Students stand in a circle holding hands. The song goes like this: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (students walk seven steps in one direction) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (walk seven steps in the other direction) 2, 3 (clap ...

SNOWBALL - Short Lesson -- re
Hold a soft ball in front of you and say dramatically something like I want to go home! or I m going to eat a hamburger! . Throw the ball to one of the children, help her repeat what you say and ...

SIMON SAYS (SENSEI SAYS) - Short Lesson -- re
Students must follow the teacher s instructions. If the teacher says Sensei says before an instruction, the students must do whatever the sensei says. If the teacher doesn t say Sensei says first, ...

SHOW AND TELL - Short Lesson -- re
Students are asked to bring a photo or an object to class and describe it in front of the class. Good idea to say that they must use at least three sentences.

SHOUT - Short Lesson -- re
Introduce or review a set of flashcards by having students repeat them after you. Then divide the students into teams and ask the students to identify a card. The first person to identify the card ...

ESL Activities - ESL Teacher Andrew Lawton Lesson -- Andrew Lawton
Interactive Reading Activity for ESL Classroom In your ESL class you will most likely have students reading out loud when you are covering a reading passage. One way to do this is to have students ...

SHOPPING GAME - Short Lesson -- re
Divide the class into shopkeepers and shoppers. (You decide the balance.) Give shopkeepers a kind of shop (e.g. fishmonger) and a list of things to sell. They make up their own prices. Give shoppers ...

SHIRITORI - Short Lessons -- re
A student is given a word. The student must think of a word that begins with the same letter that the first word ended with i.e. hand > door > red > desk There is a time limit (e.g. 5 seconds). All ...

SENTENCE SCRAMBLE - Short Lesson -- re
Scramble up the words in a sentence. Students try to put the sentence back in the right order. Can be played as a whole class, in teams, or in pairs.

SENTENCE GAME - Short Lesson -- re
Each row is a team. Give each student in the row some cards that are a part of a sentence. Students have to make sentences. Award points according to the fastest. You may want to use sentences that ...

SENTENCE FORMATION - Short Lesson -- re
Write three words on the board (Masato/tall/family). Give the first person in each row a sheet of paper with the row s number on it. The first person writes one word, the next person writes the next ...

SECRET PEN FRIEND - Short Lesson -- re
Students are given the name of a classmate to whom they must write a letter. Students write the letter, describing themselves, but not signing their names. It will take at least one period to write ...

SECRET NUMBERS GAME - Short Lesson -- re
Students are assigned numbers randomly. The students say their numbers in front of the class and the other students try to remember everyone s numer. The students must try to keep their number a ...

SCISSORS, PAPER, ROCK - How to play tips and videos - Short Lesson -- re
(JANKENPON) Teach the students how to play this game in English. Finish with a prize. How to play: The players count aloud to three, or speak the name of the game (e.g. "Rock! Paper! Scissors!" or ...

ROW TAG - Short Lesson -- re
Two students form a row by holding hands. They run around a designated area where the student on one end of the row tries to tag another student. If tagged, that student joins onto the end of the row ...

ROW RELAY - Short Lesson -- re
Each row is given a sheet of paper. Teacher calls out a category and each student in the row must write one word that corresponds to the category (e.g. day of the week, animals, name in romaji). Can ...

ROW RACE 3 - Short Lesson -- re
All students remain seated. Place five picture cards (use any nouns covered so far) on the desk of the first student in each row. The first student picks up a card and asks a question about the card. ...

ROW RACE 2 - Short Lesson -- re
Show the first person in the first row a flash card. That student must say the word. Each student in her row must repeat the word. The last student gives the Japanese meaning as well. If any student ...

ROW RACE 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Students in front row stand up. Teacher asks them a question. If a student responds correctly, they get to sit down. When there is only one person left in the row, that person s column has to stand. ...

ROLL THE BLOCKS - Short Lesson -- re
Stick selected common nouns on the six sides of one block. On another block, stick verbs or pronouns, or articles. Each group has a set of these two blocks. Within a set time limit, they take turns ...

RINGO - Short Lesson -- re
Write a selection of about 15 random words or numbers on the board. Include difficult pairs, like 13 and 30. Have two students come to the board and stand facing it with chalk of a different colour. ...

RELAY GAME - Short Lesson -- re
Students are in six rows. Several reading cards are made up. Students have to read the card then pass it to the next person in the row. The person at the end of the row hands it across to the next ...

READING WORDS GAME - Short Lesson -- re
Two teams play against each other. Each team lines up in front of one of the teachers. The teams not in play should sit and watch the game being played. Each teacher holds ten cards. One of the ...

READ AND RUN - Short Lesson -- re
Practise sentence structure, question/answer drill and dialogue memorisation. Get students into pairs. Write on two separate sheets of paper, either questions on one and answers on another, all ...

READ AND DRAW - Short Lesson -- re
Read the passage and draw a picture. Or, read a passage and draw a comic strip to show the progression of the story. This can be the whole activity, or the final strip can be used to play further ...

RACE AGAINST TIME - Short Lesson -- re
Make a worksheet that has three types of problems. Divide the sheet into four parts. For example, if your three types of problems are Translation, Answer the Question, and Unscramble the Sentences, ...

QUIZ BOWL - Short Lesson -- re
Make up 60 or so questions based on material already covered. The questions can be comprehension questions, fill-in-the-blank, translation, etc. Divide the class into two teams. Give half of the ...

QUIZ - Short Lesson -- re
Give the students a pop quiz on contemporary culture, your country, the school, or vocabulary.

QUICKIE WORD GAME - Short Lesson -- re
Groups of students write down as many Christmas words as they can think of. Then, cross out words which the other groups have thought of. Group with the most words left wins. Other categories: ...

QUESTION WORDS - Short Lesson -- re
First, make sure the students know the meanings of basic question words: who, what when, where, and how. Then, make a sheet with 10 or so sentences that answer some of those questions. Below the ...

PSYCHIC - Short Lesson -- re
You must have two teachers for this game (which shouldn t be too hard to get). The first teacher is the psychic. That teacher leaves the room while the students give the other teacher a word for the ...

POSITIVE-NEGATIVE - Short Lesson -- re
RACE First student says I like X. I don t like Y. Next student says I like Y. I don t like Z. Go around the room. Time the whole class and race against the other classes, or time each row.

PLEASE - Short Lesson -- re
Give some instructions to the children (e.g. Please open your books. Please stand up. Please touch the door.). Mime or gesture to help them guess what to do. The children can then take turns giving ...

PICTURE ASSOCIATION - Short Lesson -- re
Draw various pictures that illustrate a Let s Read story. Review the story with the children. Then, divide the students into teams. Each team is given a copy of the pictures. The students must ...

PICTIONARY - Short Lesson -- re
To introduce this game, pick out a picture card that the students are familiar with. Don t show it to the students, but draw the object on the board and get the students to try to guess what it is. ...

PASS THE FLAG - Short Lesson -- re
Prepare a list of questions, give a flag to the first person in each row. The first person to raise his/her flag may answer the question. If the answer is correct, the student may pass the flag to ...

PAIR DICTATION - Short Lesson -- re
Post copies of a paragraph on the back wall. One member of each pair goes to a copy and remembers as much of it as possible. That student then dictates it to the partner. They continue as long as it ...

ONE UP ONE DOWN - Short Lesson -- re
The teacher starts by stating, One up, one down . Only the teacher knows that that refers to the position of the teacher s arms: one is holding his/her chin, the other is crossed against his/her ...

NUMBERS CHAIN - Short Lesson -- re
Assign every student a number. One student starts by saying her number and then says another number. For example, Three Twenty-seven . The Twenty-seven refers to one of the other students in the ...

NUMBERS 3 - Short Lesson -- re
Let the children make groups, the number of children in each group corresponding to the number card held by one child in the group. For example, a child holding an 8-card, must find seven other ...

NUMBERS 2 - Short Lesson -- re
Have the students make a circle, sitting down, and hand out cards with the numbers you want to teach the children. Every child need not necessarily have a number. Sit in the circle and call number 1, ...

NUMBERS 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Use flashcards to teach any group of numbers. Practise counting forwards, then backwards, then by 2s, or 4s, etc.

Icebreakers - Lifeline - - Short Lesson -- le
Provide each person with a large sheet of paper and a marker or pen. Have them write their name and create their "lifeline" on the sheet - drawing or writing significant events in their life from ...

Icebreakers - scavenger hunt with example - - Short Lesson -- le
Find someone who: - is left handed - plays a musical instrument - loves dogs - wears contacts

Learn your students' names - Play a name game - Tips -- jin
Ask students to tell you their names and one personal detail about themselves (e.g. “I have two cats” or “I play the flute and the cello”; as each person says his or her name, you as the ...

Learn your students' names - Take a picture of students as they are seated - Tips -- jin
(and ask them to keep these seats for the first few classes) and write in their names next to their images. (This should only be used with the express permission of ALL students in the class.)

Learn your students' names - Use a seating chart for the first few classes - Tips -- jin
Ask students to sit in the same place for a few classes o help you learn their names more quickly.

Learn your students' names - Use name tents - Tips -- jin
Ask students to write their names on a folded index card on their desks for the first few classes.

Icebreakers - Biography Bingo - Short Lesson -- choi
Create a bingo sheet based on discovering information about your classmates and information about the course material. Students must move around the room and ask questions of their classmates to ...

Icebreakers - What do you already know on the topic? - Short Lesson -- choi
Ask students (in groups or pairs) to jot down the most important thing they already know on the topic that the group will be exploring. Then each student will read out his or her idea, and each idea ...

Icebreakers - Pack your suitcase - Short Lesson -- choi
Ask students to make a list of 10 things they would pack up in the event of a disaster, or going off for a whole year to another country that is far away. ‘Things’ packed do not literally have to ...

Icebreakers - What's in a name? - Short Lesson -- choi
Ask everyone to say their (preferred) name, and ask them to give at least one piece of information on why they were called this name (or some interesting feature of their name, such as a different ...

Icebreakers - Interview your neighbour - Short Lesson -- choi
Have students work in pairs to interview each other for a few minutes. They can take notes about their interview partners that will be reported in a summary to the rest of the group. The interview ...

Perfect game to learn each other's names - Cross Circle - Short Lesson -- yi
Everyone in a circle. One person (A) starts by calling another person's name (B). At that point, A starts walking towards B. Before A gets to B, B needs to call another name (C), so B frees her ...

Icebreakers - THEM AGAINST YOU - Lesson -- yi
On the first day of school challenge the students to a competition. Who can remember the most about the other. 1) The students start, taking turns they each stand up and tell at least 5 facts about ...

GETTING TO KNOW YOUR CLASSMATES - Short Lesson -- yi
Materials: two rolls of toilet paper (perforated, so it's easy to tear) 1.Have all the students sit at their desk, without talking. 2.Take out two rolls of TP and tell the students to "Take as ...

NUMBER GROUPS - Short Lesson -- re
The students walk around a designated area. The teacher calls out a number and students have to make a group according to the number called out. If a student cannot get into a group, then they stand ...

MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD - Short Lesson -- re
Prepare a tape with bits of songs from near and far. Get students to guess where the music is from, or what language a song is being sung in. Can be made into a quiz or team competition. Also, can be ...

MULTIPLE CHOICE - Short Lesson -- re
Make up a test with multiple choice answers. Test their understanding of the grammatical structure that you are working on. Offer several incorrect English sentences as options.

MIDNIGHT - Short Lesson -- re
The students stand in a circle and number off from 1 to 5. The teacher calls out a number. The students who are that number run around the circle and into the middle to touch something. The first ...

MEMORY GAME 2 - Short Lesson -- re
Each row is a team. Select a grammar point to practise. The first student in each row must make a sentence using this grammar point and a topic (e.g. I like and food ). The first student might say, I ...

MEMORY GAME 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Divide the class into 6 groups. Give each group a pattern to practise and get them to fill in their own answers. For example. Group 1 might have to practise and memorize I get up at Each member of ...

MADLIBS - Short Lesson -- re
This is a cloze activity where students must fill in the blanks of a storyline. The crazier the better. An example of this activity could be: This morning, I saw a _____________. It was __________. ...

LEARNING TO DANCE - Activities -- re
You need a large tarp or a large sheet of plastic, a tarp that you d take camping works best, and you d always have it for the day when there s 15 minutes left of the class and your teacher says OK, ...

LADDER - Short Lesson -- re
Students get in two lines facing each other. Both lines must contain the same number of people. The students then sit down, pairing up with the person who is in the same position in the other line. ...

KIMBERLY S GAME - Short Lesson -- re
Spread out a number of flashcards or real objects. Have students repeat after you as you name each one. Then, cover all the cards or objects. The students must write down what they saw. Or, take one ...

KENDO - Short Lesson -- re
Review the names of the parts of the body. Get a student to draw pictures of people with all of the parts studied. Using wrapping paper rolls, students must hit the drawing on the spot that you call ...

KATAKANA READING - Short Lesson -- re
Read a passage pronouncing some of the words as if they were written in katakana. Give students a copy of the passage and ask them to circle words that were pronounced incorrectly. Assign points for ...

KARUTA 2 - Short Lesson -- re
Spread some flashcards on the table or floor. The children put their hands on their heads. When you call out a card, they try to touch or slap their hands on it. The successful child says what the ...

KARUTA (SNAP) 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Most Japanese children already know this game. It s a great way to introduce new vocabulary, in that it only requires recognition or even partial recognition of the new material. First spread out ...

JANKEN SHOULDER RACE - Short Lesson -- re
Students get into pairs and stand up. When the teacher says start , each pair jankens. The loser must say something in English or ask a question. Then, the loser must hold onto the winner s shoulder. ...

JANKEN QUESTION GAME - Short Lesson -- re
Give each student five playing cards. Each playing card is a grid with five names down the side and five actions on the top (e.g. James, Hannah, Gail, Peter, Sanjit and wash the dishes, clear the ...

INTERVIEW 3 - Short Lesson -- re
Write the names of famous people or the names of countries on the backs of a set of cards. Shuffle these interview cards and place them on a pile face down on the table or floor. Each child takes ...

INTERVIEW 2 - Short Lesson -- re
JTE and ALT dress up and act out a TV interview. Students must listen and take notes. Quiz at the end.

INTERVIEW 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Can be used with any grammar point. Make up a list of questions that the students must ask each other. Leave a blank space after each question so the students can insert the name of the person who ...

INTERRUPTIONS - Short Lesson -- re
Give the students instructions like Clap when you hear a word that starts with S. Snap your fingers when you hear the EEE sound. Stand up when you hear the end of sentence. Then read through a ...

INSTRUCTIONS - Short Lesson -- re
One person stands at the blackboard with their back to the class. The other students can see a picture. The other students give instructions to the person at the blackboard. Compare the picture with ...

INDIANA JONES GAME - Short Lesson -- re
Draw 2 cliffs, and a river with two crocodiles. Name the crocodiles after the teachers. Draw Team A on one cliff and Team B on the other. They want to cross the river. It s too far to jump (show ...

HOW TO - Short Lesson -- re
Take the instructions for doing something simple (making toast, doing the dishes, etc.). Cut the instructions up. Students have to put the instructions in the right order. Don t forget to include ...

HOW MANY THINGS - Short Lesson -- re
Students have to write down as many things as they can that fit the description you give. For example, How many things can you think of that are bigger than you? Other categories: are round, are long ...

HIDDEN CARDS - Short Lesson -- re
Hide vocabulary flash cards around the room (the game can also be played outside), making sure that they are all clearly in, on, or under something. Tell the children how many cards have been hidden. ...

HALF AND HALF - Short Lesson -- re
Students are given half of a sentence and have to find the person with the other half. Can be used with boring dialogues. Students must go to front of class and arrange themselves in order. Then they ...

HANDS DOWN - Short Lesson -- re
This game can be played on the ground, on a table, anywhere that is flat and big enough to fit all of your buddies. Everyone intertwines their hands, palms facing downwards and you are all in a ...

GUESS THE COLUMN - Short Lesson -- re
Students play in pairs. Each student has a sheet of paper with a grid on it. The columns are labelled A, B, C, D, etc. The row contain various possibilities and some repetitions. For example, one row ...

GRAMMAR GAMBLE 2 - Short Lesson -- re
The teacher writes a sentence on the board. Students, in teams, decide whether the sentence is Correct (C) or Incorrect (I) and hold up the appropriate letter on a pre-made card. The teams who raised ...

GRAMMAR GAMBLE 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Make a list of sentence pairs. The sentences can be either correct or incorrect (grammatically). Students get into teams. Give each team voting cards. XX means both sentences are wrong. OO means both ...

GO TO SLEEP - Short Lesson -- re
Divide the class into groups. Let students decide their order within the group (1 to 6). The students in each group put their heads down except for the number ones. Think of a sentence and write one ...

GIVE ME - Short Lesson -- re
Like show me. Students must give you the objects that you ask for. Can be played as row race or by the whole class at once.

FRUIT BASKET - Short Lesson -- re
Make a big circle with chairs. Write 4 or 5 fruits on the blackboard. Practise pronunciation then give each student the name of a fruit. The teacher calls out a name (e.g. apple). All the apples must ...

FORTUNE TELLER - Short Lesson -- re
(in progress) Instructions:(make the origami fortune teller, then use it for whatever in class)

FIZZ BUZZ - Short Lesson -- re
The first student in a row starts counting with one , the next student says two , the next three , etc. The number seven is unlucky, so no one is allowed to say it. Whenever seven should be said, ...

FIND SOMEONE WHO - Short Lesson -- re
Make a list of qualities or actions, etc. Students must find someone who fits those qualities someone who likes natto. i.e. Find

FIND YOUR PARTNER - Short Lesson -- re
Prepare a set of cards with different names, occupations, friends names, and likes and dislikes. For example, one card might say My name is Yumi. My friend is Chikako. I work at a university. I like ...

FIND YOUR MATCH - Short Lesson -- re
Divide the class into two teams. Give one team Vocabulary cards and the other team Japanese Meaning cards so that one card goes to each student. When the teacher says start students from one team try ...

FIND YOUR GROUP - Short Lesson -- re
Every student is given a card with some information on it. Students have to ask each other questions to find out who belongs in the same group as they do. For example, if a card says, high school ...

FIND THE MISTAKES - Short Lesson -- re
Working in pairs, one student has a copy of a passage and the other student has a copy with factual errors. These copies are identifies as correct or not. The student with the correct version reads ...

FILL IN THE GRID - Short Lesson -- re
Draw a grid with the names of countries down one side and verbs across the top e.g. Canada, Italy, Japan, India, UK and play, speak, eat, study, use. Then fill in the middle with appropriate answers ...

FAMILY TREES - Short Lesson -- re
This activity can be used to introduce members of the family (Mike is my brother), review possessive adjectives (shoyuukaku), and the possessive s . Draw your own family tree and explain its history. ...

EXPLANARY - Short Lesson -- re
Show the students several flashcards that they are familiar with. Tell them to try to remember the cards. Then, shuffle the cards and start describing the top card without showing it to the students. ...

ERASE A SENTENCE - Short Lesson -- re
Write a target sentence on the board. Read the sentence and ask the students to repeat it. Have all of the students stand up. Erase one word from the sentence. Have a student from the first row try ...

ERASE A DIALOGUE - Short Lesson -- re
Model the dialogue or key sentence. Write it on the board. Read it line-by-line and have the students repeat it. Practise then erase a part of it. Have the students repeat replacing the erased bit. ...

DROP THE HANKY - Short Lesson -- re
Make a circle and sit down. One person is IT and has the hanky (handkerchief). She walks around the outside of the circle and drops the handkerchief behind someone. As soon as that person realizes ...

DICTIONARY ADVICE - Short Lesson -- re
Using one or more English dictionaries, present some common problems, such as: not enough money, relating to a difficult person, the future, etc. After the class picks a problem, you open the ...

DICE GAME - Short Lesson -- re
Make dice (saikoro) about 10cm x 10cm or larger. Go through the numbers with the students. I explain eleven (7-11) and twelve (difficult) for 5th and 6th graders. I play boys vs. girls in a line. The ...

COUNTING CARDS - Short Lesson -- re
Use about 20 flashcards. Have a student say a number between one and twenty. Then start reading the flashcards. If the number is 7? for example, stop and do something special on the seventh card and ...

CONCENTRATION 2 - Short Lesson -- re
Magnetic cards are put on the board with blank backs. The cards are arranged in pairs so that English words match Japanese words. Students must turn over the cards until they find a match. If they ...

CONCENTRATION 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Chant Concentration, concentration now begins! . Select a category. Students must say a member of that category within a time limit (usually within four handclaps).

COLOURS AND ALPHABET - Short Lesson -- re
Draw up an alphabet chart. Each letter is a different colour, but stick with about 5 colours. Review these colours, then say the alphabet. Then, tell them from now on, they must clap on the colour ...

COLLECTION - Short Lesson -- re
Collect one thing from every student and put it into a bag. Get students to close their eyes and take things out of the bag one by one. Students go one by one and ask each other Is this your ? They ...

CLOZE - Short Lesson -- re
Make two copies of a passage, each with (different) words missing. Blanks identify the missing words. The students read the passage aloud together to fill in the missing parts. Alternately, the ...

CIRCLE MIME - Short Lesson -- re
The children sit in a circle. One child stands in the centre and mimes an occupation/animal, etc. The other children try to guess what she is miming by asking, Are you ? The rules of the game are as ...

CHUNK READING - Short Lesson -- re
Good for all levels, but first years in particular really get into it. The AET reads the text at a certain pace. At various stages, the JTE raises his/her hand and the students mark with a pencil the ...

CHARADES - Short Lesson -- re
It s usually best to introduce this game after playing Pictionary a few times. This game works well for verbs. Students pick out a verb card then they act out the verb. The other students try to ...

CAR RACE - Short Lesson -- re
Place some flashcards end to end to resemble a race track. Include two or three brightly coloured blank cards in the track and place a starting and finishing line at a convenient part of the track. ...

CARD GAMES - Short Lesson -- re
Adapt any card games you know to a grammar point. E.g. Old Maid, Go Fish, Crazy Eights, Speed, etc. Also, these games can be taught to an English club.

BULLRUSH (BRITISH BULLDOG) - Short Lesson -- re
The students stand at one end of the gym. There are one or two students in the middle of the gym. A student in the middle calls out the name of one of the students at the end. That student has to run ...

BROKEN TELEPHONE - Short Lesson -- re
Someone whispers something to a student. Message must travel through the class. Last person says what s/he hears.

BOP, BOPPITY, BOP - Short Lesson -- re
Students sit in a circle. One student goes in the middle. The person in the middle must approach one of the people in the centre and say either bop or bop, bippity, bop, bop, bop . If the person in ...

BOGGLE 4X4 - Short Lesson -- re
BOGGLE 4X4 grid with letters. Students try to make words out of the connecting letters in any direction (as long as the letters are in fact touching one another).

BOARD GAMES - Short Lesson -- re
Make up a board game for any grammar point. Model the game after a well-known game, such as Snakes (chutes) and Ladders, or make your own. Have squares for missing a turn, getting an extra turn, ...

BLINDFOLD - Short Lesson -- re
One of the children is blindfolded and counts to ten. While she is counting, the other children can move around the room. The blindfolded child can also move. (If the room is large or the game is ...

BINGO WITH NAMES - Short Lesson -- re
Prepare a bingo grid with a question and YES/NO written in each square. For example, Do you like to swim? , Are you a good baseball player? , or whatever target sentence you are currently studying. ...

BINGO - Short Lesson -- re
The game board can be any size as long as it is square (3X3, 4X4, etc.). If you are teaching elementary school children the alphabet, use a 5 x 5 grid, which allows the children to fill in almost ...

BATTLESHIP - Short Lesson -- re
Students get into pairs facing one another. Each student gets a game sheet. The game sheet includes two grids. One grid is for the students to place his battleships on. The other grid is for the ...

BASEBALL 3 - Short Lesson -- re
Draw a baseball diamond on a piece of paper and place a pile of flashcards in the middle of it. Divide the children into two teams and give each team some counters. The team takes turns at bat. The ...

BASEBALL 2 - Short Lesson -- re
Draw a baseball diamond and a score board on the board. Students, in turn, are at bat and choose how difficult a question to attempt: a single, double, triple, or homerun. If a student answers ...

BASEBALL 1 - Short Lesson -- re
The class is divided into two teams. Four chairs are placed in the shape of a baseball diamond. The AET/JTE proceeds to ask each team member a question which must be answered in a complete sentence. ...

BACK WRITING 2 - Short Lesson -- re
Each row is a team. The last person in each row comes up to the teacher s desk and looks at a flash card. When all students have returned to their seats, the teacher says Start! and the game begins. ...

BACK WRITING 1 - Short Lesson -- re
After reading a text, each student selects about 5 new, difficult or unusual words. In pairs, they write the words one at a time (with their fingers) on their partners backs. The partner guesses the ...

BACK TO BACK - Short Lesson -- re
Teams of two stand back to back and hook their arms around each other s arms. Race to a marker and then back to the starting line giving both the chance to run forward and backwards once.

ANYTHING GOES - Short Lesson -- re
Students try to come up with as many different answers to one question as they can. The teacher asks something like, How many fingers do you have? . The first student will probably say, I have ten ...

ANAGRAMS (WORD SCRAMBLES) 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Mix up vocabulary words and get the students to unscramble them. Can be played in teams, in pairs, or with the whole class. The team who can unscramble the word (i.e. say it in English) and give its ...

ALT S APARTMENT - Short Lesson -- re
Draw an empty apartment on the board. Have students try to guess the contents. Draw them in as they name them. For example, the students could ask, Is there a chair?.

ALPHABET 4 - Short Lesson -- re
Make two sets of alphabet cards, each letter about half the size of B4. Divide the class into two. Distribute the two sets of cards amongst the students. Some of the students may get two cards. The ...

ALPHABET 3 - Short Lesson -- re
Use sets of alphabet cards. Make groups of 5 students. In the classroom, clear the desks to the side. The students must make an alphabet line, card to card, from A to Z. Can use to check recognition ...

ALPHABET 2 - Short Lesson -- re
Use chalk as a baton. Arrange teams behind a line before the blackboard. The first student writes A in her/her team s designated space, then passes the chalk to the next student. The fastest team ...

ALPHABET 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Use big cards. Go through the alphabet once in order then mix them up. Introduce the pronunciation of B and V, M and N, and L and R carefully.

ADJECTIVES 2 - Short Lesson -- re
Choose some advertisements with big print and not too much writing on them. Number them clearly. Black out two adjectives from each and make a list of the missing words. Before the lesson, post the ...

ADJECTIVES 1 - Short Lesson -- re
Write down three adjectives and ask pairs of students to write down as many things they can think of that all three adjectives apply to. For example, big, cold, beautiful might apply to snowman, ...

A-B PAIRWORK - Short Lesson -- re
Student A is given half of the information and Student B is given the other half. Students have to work together and ask each other questions to fill in the missing information on each of their ...

A and AN - Short Lesson -- re
Draw a large a and a large an on separate pieces of paper. It is best if these words are written inside amusing animal shapes. Divide the class into two teams. The first child from each team puts ...

Find It Fast - Short Lesson -- jin
Find It Fast is a review game that can be played by all students in the classroom. When the teacher or leader asks a question, students race to the board and write down the answer to the question. ...

Vocabulary Beat - Short Lesson -- jin
A way to teach students how to remember new words and meanings is by using them with beats and rhythms from popular songs and commercials. If you are playing this game for the first time, give ...

Scavenger Hunt - Short Lesson -- jin
A fun way to introduce a new vocabulary word is to turn the word into a mystery. Introduce the word to the students by writing it on the board or overhead, but do not give them the definition. ...

Song and Dance Games - Short Lesson -- jin
There are many songs and dances that kids can learn and act out that will help them with basic English vocabulary. Try "Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" and "The Hokey Pokey" for starters. ...

Unscrambling - Short Lesson -- jin
Play a game of "Unscrambling" to enrich vocabulary in particular categories, such as animals, transportation, fashion, sports, or media. For example, list four short, scrambled animal names, ...

The Prefix Relays - Short Lesson -- jin
Challenge students to a session of "The Prefix Relays." After presenting six prefixes, let students put the lesson to the test. Divide them into two relay teams. Provide each team with a pile of root ...

Grammar game - Short Lesson -- jin
Show students how English words often derive from other languages; explain that those words are called cognates. Play a guessing game by writing an assortment of foreign language words on the board ...

Synonym Standoff - Short Lesson -- jin
Play to increase vocabulary while learning to use a thesaurus. Have students draw pictures of simple objects like cats or houses. Then pair students and have them challenge each other to describe the ...

Disappearing Vowels - Short Lesson -- jin
A game that involves matching, spelling and increasing vocabulary. Make up a list of vocabulary words in one column, and leave out the vowels in each of these words. In the opposite list, and in a ...

Find Someone Who... - Short Lesson -- jin
"Find Someone Who..." helps ESL students practice asking and answering questions. Use this English game for high school students as an ice breaker on the first day of class, or as a regular lesson ...

Scattergories - Short Lesson -- jin
Scattergories is a game published by Milton Bradley. You do not need to buy this game to play it in your ESL classroom. This English game for high school students works well for large or small ...

Jeopardy - Short Lesson -- jin
This English game for high school students, based on the classic television show Jeopardy, helps them practice both listening and speaking. It's great for large or small classes, and dividing the ...

Email Game - Short Lesson -- jin
Emails play a vital role in today's business world. Most students feel more comfortable writing business English than speaking it, yet they still need pointers on how to clearly write emails. ...

News Game - Short Lesson -- jin
In the business world, keeping abreast on the most up-to-date business stories is very important. Print out several current news stories that relate to a particular business field appropriate for ...

Telephone Game - Short Lesson -- jin
Many ESL students have difficulty polishing their telephone skills. Even advanced ESL students have a hard time concentrating on their business English skills on the telephone. One way to practice ...

Computer Games - Short Lesson -- jin
Computer games may be made with English learning in mind, or may have features that play to that effect. Popcap Games produces Bookworm, a game in which a user must construct English words from ...

Board and Card Games - Short Lesson -- jin
There are board games and card games designed specifically for English language training. The most common feature of these games is that they require identification of an object and its associated ...

Vocabulary Games - Short Lesson -- jin
There are many options with vocabulary games. The most common form is the crossword puzzle. You can use the puzzle to help new English speakers figure out the meaning of words based on clues either ...

Spectacular Sound Bingo - Short Lesson -- jin
Spectacular Sound Bingo, a free online game sponsored by PBS Kids, features the characters from the television show 'Super Why.' Students may choose from three difficulty levels, including ...

Elmo Rhymes - Short Lesson -- jin
Elmo Rhymes, a free online game sponsored by PBS Kids, features Elmo and other colorful images. Users are shown one object and asked to select any additional object whose name rhymes with that word. ...

Alphabet Soup - Short Lesson -- jin
Alphabet Soup, a free online game provided by PBS Kids, features characters from the television show 'Between the Lions.' Users are provided a sample sentence with a missing word, and once ...

20 questions, the secret pick - Short Lesson -- jin
Line up objects in front of the children. Say, "One of these things is my secret thing! You can ask me questions, and I'll answer yes or no to help you figure out which thing is my secret thing." ...

Simon Says - Short Lesson -- jin
Simon Says can get high school and adult students giggling as they try to follow the commands, learning verbs and body parts. Simon may tell the students, "Touch your nose." He could also say, "Touch ...

What's Missing? - Short Lesson -- jin
Arrange several objects in a line in front of a group of children, naming each one as you place it in the row. Have the children repeat the name of each object. Then cover the objects with a cloth. ...

Acting Out Verbs - Short Lesson -- jin
Act out certain verbs every time you repeat them in class, or play "The Verb Game" by saying a list of verbs quickly while the students act out each one. How fast can everyone go?

The WHAT? game - Short Lesson -- jin
Sit in a circle with the students holding an object that you want the children to be able to identify by name. Hand the object to the child on your right (whom you have already prepared) or to ...

Grammar Games - Short Lesson -- jin
Play grammar games with ESL students to promote their own learning. Buck suggests playing whole group games, in which you take a ball and start with a verb in its full form, like To Be. Then, throw ...

English Coversation Games - Short Lesson -- jin
Play English conversation games to help students learn English at a faster rate. Assign students to a group, and give each of them a part to play. Then, give each student a goal, and ask them to ...

How Do You Structure an English Language Lesson? Tips -- Sarah Handsworth
There is no simple answer to this question but this article will describe a typical journey through a lesson that is often used. The journey is aimed to take the student through an introduction and ...

Blank Lesson Plan Templates - How to Make Your Own - Tips -- Renee Goodrich
Blank lesson plan templates help you quickly and easily create a lesson. You can take an idea for a lesson and transform it into a well planned activity when you place it in a template. The template ...

Students can be shown the mistakes they commonly make when doing a reading comprehension exam. - Tips -- Renee Goodrich
Students can be shown the mistakes they commonly make when doing a reading comprehension exam. Identifying these mistakes and practicing ways to avoid them is a powerful way to prepare. What mistakes ...

Camping Themed Lesson Plans -- Renee Goodrich
Try these 20 camping theme activities with your students. 1) How many words can you make out of the word camping? (eg. pan, map) 2) Unscramble these three words: ihsfgni - mpfrieca - otcrh 3) Put ...

Reading Goals for First Graders - Tips -- Celia Webb
The reading goals for each grade level guide the teacher's efforts as they work with your child. If you know what those goals are, you can supplement the in-class instruction with home activities ...

Reading Goals for Third Graders - Tips -- Celia Webb
At the third grade level, teachers are shifting their emphasis from some of the mechanics of reading-related skills to the conceptual skills related to reading. Children are being stretched to think ...

Reading Goals for Second Graders - Tips -- Celia Webb
At the second grade level, readers are starting to become more able to work on their own. They are exploring the use of the written word and know where to find answers to questions they might have ...

Fun Ways to Celebrate Birthdays in the Classroom - Activities -- Jen Dobson
Let's admit it: the last place any kid wants to be on her birthday is at school. But there are ways to make the day fun for the birthday child - while getting some lessons done in the process. ...

Esl Teaching - Games For Successful Teachers - Short Lesson -- Dan Sarle
If you have ever experienced teaching English as a second language to children then you know how difficult it can be at times to hold their attention. A possible solution to the problem is to run a ...

How To Play Seven Up (Video) - Short Lesson -- yun
classroom games

Song and Dance Games - Short Lesson -- yi
There are many songs and dances that kids can learn and act out that will help them with basic English vocabulary. Try "Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" and "The Hokey Pokey" for starters. ...

Board and Card Games - Short Lesson -- yi
Board games and card games can be an ideal way to support English language-learners, especially when used as centers or stations. Set up games that require verbal questions and answers such as Guess ...

Concentration - Short Lesson -- yi
The game of concentration involves using focus to create sentences out of isolated words. This game is a wonderful way to take a break from tedious worksheets. You can have the students play in ...

Tic-Tac Toe - Short Lesson -- yi
Create a traditional tic-tac-toe table. You can create this table on the board where you conduct most of your teaching. You can also be creative by using materials like colored cloth to create a ...

Whisper Circle - Short Lesson -- yi
Whisper Circle is a fun game that will also depend on group compatibility. First, align your students into groups. Each group should have at least seven but no more than 10 people. Choose a leader ...

The Ball Relay Race For Kids - Short Lesson -- yi
Another relay game that is perfect for a party outdoors is the Ball Relay. For this game you are going to need a lot of balls. Get small, medium and large balls, golf, ping pong, soccer, softball, ...

Chopstick pass - Short Lesson -- yi
Sometimes at the dinner table, kids get anxious for things to start. This game is a simple game to make dinner table wait times go by fast and with fun. For this game each child needs a set of ...

Vocabulary Ball - Short Lesson -- gh
Instead of sitting inside and learning building vocabulary skills or memorizing facts, play a game of fact dodge ball. The kicker has to answer a question or spell out a vocabulary word before ...

Name that Tune Foreign Style - Short Lesson -- gh
Create a musical trip around the world to enjoy during English or foreign language class by playing Name that Tune Foreign Language Edition. Before playing with high school students, make a CD with ...

Game for students. Contact Points - Short Lesson -- gh
Divide up into groups of three or four. A low number is called and that is the exact number of body parts per group allowed to touch the ground. For example, in a group of three, if "Three" was ...

Game for students. Rock-Paper-Scissors Tag - Short Lesson -- gh
The group divides up in to two teams, one on each end of the playing area in their "safety zone." Each team takes 15 seconds to decide on rock, paper, or scissors for that round, then they meet at ...

Game for students. Shoe-Pile Relay Race - Short Lesson -- gh
Everyone takes off their shoes and puts them in a big pile, then forms two lines about 10 feet away. At "Go," the first persons in each line race to the shoe pile and must find their shoes and put ...

Game for students. Coin-Flip Relay - Short Lesson -- gh
Form two lines with everyone holding hands to either side of you. Flip a coin where the lead persons in each line can see the outcome. If it is "heads," the line-leaders must squeeze the next ...

Game for students. Tangle - Short Lesson -- gh
Use one large group or multiple smaller groups. Groups form a circle, facing in, and reach across to join right hands with another person. Then they all join left hands with a different person. The ...

5 Free Games to Entertain the Kids When Traveling by Car - Activities -- Mandy Ferry
When you are planning a big trip by car, you need to consider how you will entertain the kids. Sure a portion of the trip may be ruled out with sleeping (if you are lucky), your kids will no doubt be ...

Fun Games For Kids Birthday Parties (Party) -- Jillian Gallo
Fun games to use at your next kids birthday party are right here. Just choose some of these titles and twist them a little bit. Make them match your unique party theme. For example, Simon Says can ...

ESL game: Pass the parcel - Short Lesson -- jt
Pass the parcel is a popular British children's party game in which a parcel is passed from person to person around a circle, somewhat similar in its logistics to musical chairs. In preparation ...

ESL game: Word chain - Short Lesson -- jt
Word chain, also known as Grab on Behind, Last and First, and Alpha and Omega, is a word game in which players come up with words that begin with the letter or letters that the previous word ended ...

ESL game for children: What's the time, Mr Wolf? - Short Lesson -- jt
One player is chosen to be Mr Wolf (the name usually remains "Mr Wolf" irrespective of the gender of the player). Mr Wolf stands at the opposite end of the playing field from the other players, ...

How to Make English Crossword Puzzles - Lesson -- Alexander Golishev
Hey teachers of English! Would you like to have a chance to keep your students busy at any given time during the class? Why not use thematic crossword puzzles which are both fun to do and extremely ...

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

Spelling Games With Index Cards - Lesson -- Jessica Gerald
Whether you homeschool your children, or you just want a fun way to get them to practice their spelling words for the week, here are three games to make with index cards. They work best with ...

How to play the game 7up - Short Lesson -- jt
You get a group of people. Most sit down while a few stand up and are "it" I guess you would say. The ones standing tell the other players "Heads down, thumbs up" While the players who are sitting ...

Sudoku game - Short Lesson -- ye
The objective is to fill a 9×9 grid with digits so that each column, each row, and each of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that compose the grid (also called "boxes", "blocks", "regions", or "sub-squares") ...

Classroom game: uno card game. How to play - Lesson -- ye
The deck consists of cards of 4 colors: red, green, blue, and yellow. The ranks in each color are 0-9. There are 3 "action" cards in each color, labeled "skip", "draw two", and "reverse". There are ...

Games that kids can play in the classroom to help them remmember their class mates names - Short Lesson -- jt
The second day of school, my students choose an adjective that begins with the first letter of their name (ex: Crazy Chris). They go around the room saying each person in front of them-the first ...

Weather Forecast - Lesson + quiz -- Elite Hussar
The Story While we were sailing, my friend tuned in to listen to the weather forecast on a local radio station. Over the airwaves, there was a pause and an audible shuffling of papers, followed by a ...

Vacuum Cleaner - Lesson + quiz -- Elite Hussar
The Story A man selling vacuum cleaners appeared at the door of an old lady's cottage and, without allowing the woman to speak, rushed into the living room and threw a large bag of dirt all over ...

Book Sale - Lesson + quiz -- Elite Hussar
The Story "I may want to read it again one day" is the reason why my husband keeps every book he reads. Over 25 years most of them, never opened again after the first reading, have accumulated in our ...

Anniversary-birthday Card - Lesson + quiz -- Elite Hussar
The Story "Do you have any anniversary-birthday cards?" a man asked the stationer. "We have anniversary cards and we have birthday cards, but we don't carry one that combines both. Why?" "Simple ...

Game for the class and prize - Short Lesson -- jt
Monopoly board game and prize, candy bars. Board games are a fun and interesting way to learn new material and review lessons in almost any subject.

Games which involves question and answers prize - Short Lesson -- jt
Do games that could get everyone involve in a single trial... ie try games as jeopardy!

How to follow directions lesson for kids - Short Lesson -- jt
There's a simple exercise I've used called "obstacles." I ask for two volunteers. One child is blindfolded and the other is not. The one with the blindfold stands at a starting place in the ...

Lesson to teach an English Class - Short Lesson -- jt
You could try making a short "jeopardy" type game, or a jigsaw type activity in which you hand out pieces of the text, or written questions and answers and they move around the room to match up. At ...

Lesson that will teach kids the difference between wet and dry - Short Lesson -- jt
We went through various items like sponges, toys, and even their hands. We showed that when the object is in liquid it is more slippery, and sometimes colder. To show dry we did the opposite.

Using polite expressions: class ideas for teachers - Short Lesson -- Ted
You could have the class brainstorm a list of polite words or expressions (please, may I, etc.). You could give the kids scenarios and they would have to act them out with each other as a way to ...

Lesson ideas, activities for ESL teachers -- Ted
You can do several things with parts of speech, you just have to modify it for the students' levels. Sorting activities are a good ESL activity, especially if you can pair a picture with the ...

Classroom Game: mine sweeper (2) - Short Lesson -- jt
Take 25 sheets of paper and arrange them in a 5 x 5 grid. On one side, write a risk like "expand into a new sector" or "take out a loan to improve cash flow" or "do nothing". On the other side, write ...

A vocabulary game - Short Lesson -- jt
Are you teaching a "definition" too? If so, write each word on a separate index card and each definition on a separate card. Pass them out, then the kids to could "walk around" and find their ...

Introduction game for students (1) - Short Lesson -- jt
While students are sitting on desktops or standing in a circle, the teacher tosses a ball to a student who then introduces himself and tells his favorite game or activity. He then tosses the ball to ...

Classroom Game: Scavenger hunt (variation) - Short Lesson -- sam
A scavenger hunt is a game in which the organizers prepare a list defining specific items, using which the participants — individuals or teams — seek to gather all items on the list — usually ...

Game for students to know each other: Scavenger hunt - Short Lesson -- sam
Give everyone a list of items and make them ask other classmates if they have something that fits the list. The list could either be innocuous items, e.g. who has a student id or wearing a casio ...

Classroom game: Sparkle - Short Lesson -- tl
1. get in a circle 2. Start with first person 3. Each person says a letter of the word 4. when the word is finished the person says sparkle, and the guy next to him is out 5. ALso if you are wrong ...

classroom game (4) - Short Lesson -- sam
Split the class into two teams, divid the the white board or chalk board into 2 groups. then you put to people up at the board from each team and ask them a question. who ever writes the answer ...

classroom game (3) - Short Lesson -- sam
Got this idea from Hocus Focus- from the newspapers, usually near the Comics section: Get two or three students to go in front of the class. There will be a "before and after" comparison. For the ...

Classroom game (2) - Short Lesson -- jt
Have everyone write on a piece of paper something that describes them, then ball it up and wait until everyone is finished. When all are done, everyone throws their paper toward the middle of the ...

Game - Ultimate Frisbee - Short Lesson -- sam
For this, you need one decent frisbee and a relatively flat piece of land. There are two teams, and the least on each team you can have is two, unless you plan on catching what you throw. Each team ...

Elastics or French Skipping - Lesson -- sam
This was a real girl's game that left you with scuffed knees and sorted the men from the boys (so to speak). You needed precision jumping skills and supreme concentration to excel at this game, ...

Computer Games - Short Lesson -- sam
Make sure you have a variety of games. It's pretty easy to find a video rental place that will rent them out. If you have two youngsters to entertain, try getting two Game Boys and two Pokémon ...

Game - Hana Ichi Monme: traditional Japanese children's game - Lesson -- sam
Hana Ichi Monme (花一匁?) is a traditional Japanese children's game. The game is similar to the game Red Rover in the Western world. This game is often played in kindergartens ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Download free lessons, quizzes, exercises, lessons plans, ESL ebooks -- SC
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How to Encourage Kids to Read -- Christine Gayle
In over twenty years as a teacher the number one question parents asked about most was How To Encourage Kids To Read. This is a problem that most parents face at one time or another. My advice to the ...

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

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

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

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

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