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Curriculum & Activities

How to Use Google Docs

Plan Learn about Google Docs Plan, shoot, and edit a short video Day 1 Learn the basics of Google Docs Completely plan your video (finish for homework) Day 2 What makes a good video How to shoot videos Begin shooting videos Day 3 How to edit videos Edit Day 4 Finish...

General Activities

General Tips When Creating or Choosing a Game Avoid any game where the student gets “out.” This sets them apart, which can make them feel like an outcast, but worst of all, they feel like they do not need to participate in the English activity. General Activities Hide...

Get to Know You Games

Only One New Member If everyone knows each other, have everyone introduce each other (not themselves). Guess the Question Game This is a great activity whenever you interact with a new group. It is also a great opportunity to touch on the difference between content...

Listening

Listening Practice 1: Veggie Burger

Vocabulary Veggie Burger Listening with Script from ESL-Bits.com Take a look at these words and look up the ones you don’t understand. Ask your teacher questions, too. Knockoff Genetics Genomics Cancer sabbatical tackle Destructive Environment Calories produced...

Resources

Self-driving Cars

Lessons Introduction: Driverless Cars of Greenwich Listening: Ethical Dilemmas Listening: Practical Application   Examples of Driverless Cars

Debate Format

Preparation You will be given an issue to debate in the next class. You should research all sides of the issue. You will not be told which side you will have to debate. Making outlines of all sides of the issue will help you organize your thoughts. You may use the...

How to Use Google Docs

Plan Learn about Google Docs Plan, shoot, and edit a short video Day 1 Learn the basics of Google Docs Completely plan your video (finish for homework) Day 2 What makes a good video How to shoot videos Begin shooting videos Day 3 How to edit videos Edit Day 4 Finish...

Speaking

Discussion: Modern Trends

Discuss the following questions. Don't just answer each question: be sure to expand, creating a conversation. Would you quit your job and take a job where you make half as much money, but have twice the free time and less stress? When is it acceptable to live with...

Discussion: Traits

Discuss the following questions. Don’t just answer each question: be sure to expand, creating a conversation. What are your traits? Describe yourself. Who are some of your friends? How do your friends impact you? Who do you hang out with on the weekends? What do you...

Reading

Reading Practice 5: Cockroach Milk Superfood

Time yourself for one minute while you read this article. You can select multiple levels. Cockroach Milk Superfood Article from Breaking News English.com It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but scientists say cockroach milk could become a new superfood. Insect...

Reading Practice 4: Swimming to Work

Time yourself for one minute while you read this article. You can select multiple levels. Swimming to Work Article from Breaking News English.com A German man has started swimming to work after he got fed up with commuting. Benjamin David, 40, got tired of being stuck...

Reading Practice 2: Handwriting

Time yourself for one minute while you read this article. You can select multiple levels. Level 4: Handwriting Article from Breaking News English.com Level 5: Handwriting Article from Breaking News English.com Level 6: Handwriting Article from Breaking News...

Reading Practice 1: Mummies

Time yourself for one minute while you read this article. You can select multiple levels. Mummies Article from Breaking News English.com “Archaeologists in Egypt have found a tomb that has three mummies inside it. The ancient tomb is over 3,500 years old. It contains...

Phonics

Phonics Lesson Set Vowels a e i o u Consonants bcdghjklmnpqrstwxyz bd cskqx (z) mn lr fv gjz hpt wy Digraphs sh ch th th wh ck ph ng ai ay ei ey oi oy oo oo ou ow ee ea au aw oa ow Magic e _a/e/i/o/u_e   Lesson 1: Vowels and 3-letter Words a e i o u Names of the...

Previewing, Skimming, and Scanning

Previewing What you do before reading the text. http://kabobhut.net/menu/Think of a menu. We use previewing techniques when we read a menu. We don’t start at the top and read all the way to the bottom before deciding what we want. How do you read a menu? Look at the...

Writing & Grammar

Parts of Speech

Identify the parts of speech. Make sure to identify all nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs. nouns: n verbs: v adjectives: adj adverbs: adv Tara picked a fresh rose out of the garden for her aunt. Do you know anyone with a rose garden? The sleeping bear cubs rose...

Subject-Verb Agreement

Previewing Nouns and Verbs Nouns: people, places, things, ideas Verbs: the action, what is happening in the sentence Singular and Plural (Number) Singular: one Plural: any other number or amount 0 people vs. 1 person 1.2 centemeters vs. 1 centemeter 2 pizzas vs. 1...

Periods

⇦ “period” When do we use periods? • At the end of a sentence • for abbreviations ◦ U.S.A. ◦ U.K. ◦ Mr. ◦ Ms. ◦ Mrs. ◦ Eta. ◦ Est. ◦ Approx. ◦ M.D. ◦ American Units  mi.  ft.  lb. ◦ NOT with Metric Units  m  L  mL  km  g  kg Always put a space ( ) after a period or...

Writing Practice: Holidays

What is the most important (or biggest) holiday in your country? Describe it in detail. What do you do for the holiday? What makes it important? How long is it? What are the traditional foods? Be as detailed as possible.   If you live in a different country now,...

Writing Practice: Amazing Animals

Search the internet for an amazing story of an animal. For example, a story of a talking animal or an animal who saved someone. Read and summarize the story in at least eight sentences. Find a video and pictures if possible. Be ready to talk about your amazing animal...

Daily Writings

Writing every day can help you improve your English production and confidence. Daily writing should focus on these points and less on grammar. Write daily as a way also to practice grammar and vocabulary you have learned recently. Limit yourself to exactly eight...

Outlines

Previewing Thesis statement: the sentence where we write about the main ideas of a piece of writing Structure of an essay (five paragraph essay): Introductory Paragraph attention grabber (create interest/Why is the essay imporant?) thesis statement (for the whole...

Writing for Beginners

Where to Start You may wonder where to start learning or teaching how to write in English. One strategy is to take a simple writing prompt and break it down into the questions which will help create a paragraph. As a teacher, it might be helpful to think of these...