This is a brilliant unit with a range of activities to build vocabulary as well as sentence use in EAL learners. The template makes it easy to adapt other units.
Thanks to David Walp from Penn Central Middle School for these stimulating prompts.
This site is great for the holidays with a range of activities to build all your English skills. They don’t take too long and will really give your vocabulary understanding a boost.
The Times in plain English has some interesting articles to read. It’s US based but there’s enough general reading as well. Great for building your vocabulary as well as knowledge of current events.
I have noticed students still have some problems with the use of tense – so I’m going to give the visual method another go.
Sometimes it’s the little things that help our learning. Grammar bites on the British Council site has short clips and exercises to help with grammar and vocabulary. Use it as a short break from Homework or Facebook games!
Sometimes when we look up a word in the dictionary, the definition can just make things even more confusing. This dictionary has plain English definitions – so much easier to use!
This is a short letter with a big message Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. We will talk about this in class. So – before the next class, think about what you notice when you meet new people.
A great resource for using comics is “20+ Tips and Resources to Engage Learners with Comics” . The site is called Teacher reboot camp! – just what I need. I’ll put this on my teacher resources page as well during the renovation process.
After almost a year away from the classroom, I’m back teaching a small group of EAL students. This will mean some editing and revising of this site. A focus for the next few weeks. In the meantime, a lot of the material will remain.