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by shelleyvernon
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: HELP- seeking a particular board games book
Replies: 2
Views: 1420

games book and grammar games for adults

Hello there Tavel, I don't know the book you mention with the grey cover but this book has grammar games for adults and includes 65 pages of printable games including blanks you can fill in with whatever you like, plus ones that are pre-filled to use straight away and also give you ideas. http://www...
by shelleyvernon
Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Elementary Education
Topic: Great idea for Directions based lesson (free download )
Replies: 1
Views: 1833

Fun games to teach directions

Teaching directions is especially fun if you use blindfolds. From my games book (on Amazon) "176 English Language Games for Children": Blind Directions. Category: Listening and speaking Group size: 2 to 30 in pairs or fours and larger class variant Level: Beginner to Intermediate Materials: Blindfol...
by shelleyvernon
Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:34 pm
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Discipline with private 4 and 6 year old students
Replies: 3
Views: 2908

It is not unusual for a child to resist repeating things parrot-fashion. I often see parents make this mistake, they want to teach their child English so they say English words to the child and urge the child to repeat them back. The child usually cooperates once or twice but then the parent immedia...
by shelleyvernon
Sun May 26, 2013 9:24 am
Forum: Literature
Topic: Good textbooks for 1 on 1 teaching
Replies: 2
Views: 2279

One to one games book and plays curriculum

Hello there, This is not a textbook but it's a good combination for teaching kids one to one. Firstly this games book for one to one, with three demo lessons on video as a guide (mainly for parents teaching their kids who don't have any idea about TEFL): http://www.homeenglishteacher.com And to go w...
by shelleyvernon
Mon May 06, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Preschool/Kindergarten Curriculum design
Replies: 4
Views: 11475

Hi there, Here is a ready-made curriculum that is really cheap compared to most, buy one copy and use it for life: There are eight books (forty stories and songs CDs) Here are links to the first two on Amazon America, they are available on Amazon UK and continental European Amazons. Also from Shelle...
by shelleyvernon
Mon May 06, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: teaching speaking
Replies: 4
Views: 4998

I recommend doing as much as possible in English. Demonstrate an activity rather than trying to explain it. While demonstrating use simple verbs such as "stand up, touch, pass me, jump". Gradually these vocabulary words will be integrated. On the other hand I am not a purist and would give instructi...
by shelleyvernon
Mon May 06, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Guidelines for chit chatting at lunch
Replies: 1
Views: 2034

Hi there, I recommend that lunchtime conversations be natural, and not based on something that you prepared ahead of time. Use the time to get to know your students outside of class, they will feel as though you are genuinely interested in them, be flattered and most likely behave better in class as...
by shelleyvernon
Mon May 06, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Activities to build listening skills?
Replies: 10
Views: 7609

Simple listening for vocabulary or short phrases

I use listening games to teach new vocabulary and grammar all the time. They help drill in the new language before expecting the students to be able to say it. Here's a simple example from hundreds that I have in my various books: Here is a version of Simon Says for adult learners of any level of En...
by shelleyvernon
Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Help! No experience teaching groups of kindergarteners!
Replies: 10
Views: 8608

Hi there The V Mister, These games, stories and songs, with flashcards are perfect for a circle time around specific themes. There are twenty themes, each one with flashcards, songs and a story. Lesson plans are included for each story using games. Also masks of all the characters and ideas on actin...
by shelleyvernon
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Need fun activities for classes of 2, interm. level
Replies: 4
Views: 2612

Fun plays and skits

Hello there Dianea, These plays and skits should be ideal for your elementary school pupils. They are written for any number of "actors", from one to about a top recommended number of 15 kids. You can take a role as well. The scripts are basic but easily jazzed up to be more intermediate, and some o...
by shelleyvernon
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: free technological tools for teaching English
Replies: 2
Views: 2088

Activities using technology in ESL classroom

Hi there, Thanks for your blog link, I will check it out now. Here is a related link on this topic that is v. useful for any teachers wanting to incorporate technology into their classes: It's called "Using Technology in the 21st Century classroom", but all the ideas there are ALSO adapted for those...
by shelleyvernon
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Preschool Education
Topic: Help! No experience teaching groups of kindergarteners!
Replies: 10
Views: 8608

Hi there, You are on the right track alright - you want a combination of stories, songs, games and acting or miming games. With the twos and threes it's quite different as they do not accept to be organised, so it's not so much games with them, as playing along with them while saying things in Engli...
by shelleyvernon
Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Doing activities with 50+ students
Replies: 5
Views: 2539

Large class game with no prep. or materials

Hi there, Here's a large class game for you that is adaptable to any language, and is excellent for drilling specific grammar or vocab. It can be done with flashcards as an aid, or with nothing at all. It allows the whole class to get in some speaking practice in a short time. http://www.teachingeng...
by shelleyvernon
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:38 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Back to School Party ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 1597

Hello there, When people come back to school they naturally like telling people about what they were doing in the holiday. The students could each describe their hols to the class and get an award. The other students think up the award and everyone gets one so it could be the most fun holiday, the m...
by shelleyvernon
Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:03 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Suggestions for using music in a grammar lesson?
Replies: 1
Views: 1499

Hi there, I don't know of that website but here are some ideas for using songs to teach grammar. 1. Students listen, or read lyrics and spot all the examples of a given structure - for example all verbs in the simple past, or for more advanced students; all verbs in any form of past tense, which the...