Teachers and Parents' Resources Teachers and Parents' Resources This website is basically for parents and teachers trying to help their kids study English.
These activities are not content specific and work on a variety of skills. All of the worksheets are saved in. I talk about many of these assignments in podcast 4.
Interview Roleplay I used this assignment in a history class, but I think it could work well in a global issues class, too.
I asked students to find a reading about a person, summarize it in their own words, and prepare some interview questions that they would liked to be asked as that person.
In class, they told their partner some basic information about the person, then had the partner ask them the prepared interview questions. Afterwards, the partner was free to ask their own questions. I also had students do a vocabulary journal and an individualized vocabulary quiz as part of this activity.
Here is the assignment handout. Reading Circle This works for intermediate and advanced classes, though it could work with lower levels, too.
It develops reading, listening, speaking and critical thinking skills. It also gives students a chance to choose their own content.
They also prepare a vocab list, comprehension questions and discussion questions. Finally, they lead a small group discussion. The readers define the vocabulary words and answer the questions for homework, preparing to discuss their answers in class.
They also make some questions of their own for the discussion. Here is the assignment sheet. Here is an example made by a student in a Psychology class. Here is an example that I made. Vocabulary journals are great for that, as students are able to do as much or as little with them as they want.
When I give the assignment, I encourage students to take words from readings that they do instead of simply looking at vocabulary lists.
I also encourage them to put the definitions in their own words instead of simply copying them from their dictionaries.
Here is a copy of the assignment sheet. As you can see, only the world, part of speech and definition are required. The rest of the component are optional, although I highly suggest having them make their own sentences.
Here is a model vocab journal entry. Here is a handout for making individualized vocabulary quizzes.
Simply ask students to write the word only based on their vocabulary journalsthen collect it and give it back to them at a later date and ask them to write the rest.The Importance of Teaching Writing Skills in ESL.
Writing is often overlooked in ESL teaching and learning. At a beginning level, it may be seen as a task for the intermediate and advanced stages. Games & Activities for English Kids Camp (Beginner ESL) I recently taught a three-day English camp to elementary grades 1 & 2 (combined) and grades 3 & 4 (combined).
E-mail Activities in the ESL Writing Class Ron Belisle ronb [at] caninariojana.comogawa Women's University Nishinomiya, Japan Introduction. This article explores the student and teacher benefits of using electronic mail (e-mail) in an ESL writing class.
This English listening Web site created by Randall Davis helps ESL/EFL students improve their listening comprehension skills through practice with self-grading quiz pages.
I was lucky to have had great creative writing teachers when I was in high school. They were very passionate about literature, and because of them I continued to pursue creative writing.
Those teachers also impacted me because of the great creative writing activities they used to allow the. This section of the ESL site contains many exercises for beginning learners to practice various types of writing or writing task.