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Emily Jia



Joined: 07 May 2008
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Location: Beijing

PostPosted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:33 am    Post subject: classroom activities Reply with quote

Where can i find some interesting activities to motivated students in the classroom? Do you know any good websites? I'm looking for your reply, thanks.
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mesmark



Joined: 19 Apr 2005
Posts: 276
Location: Nagano, Japan

PostPosted: Thu Jun 19, 2008 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

try these:

Printable ESL Activities

Printable Worksheets

Games and Activities Forum

Phonics Worksheets

Online English Games

You can also just post in here what you plan to teach and ask for suggestions on games and activities for that subject matter.


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Linda Lin



Joined: 10 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 6:04 am    Post subject: Classroom Activities Reply with quote

There are some good websites for you to look for ideal classroom activities, such as the following:
http://www.socialedge.org/resources/edge-wiki/GamesAndClassroomActivities
http://www.studioclassroom.com.tw/
You can get some ideas from the websites. I hope you can tell us more information about your students. In this way, we will provide you with more help.
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HeatherC



Joined: 12 Jul 2008
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Location: Lahore, Pakistan

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 7:44 am    Post subject: Classroom Activities Reply with quote

There are many grammar and writing lesson plan ideas here:

http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/243909/heather_carreiro.html
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barryfun



Joined: 12 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been an English teacher in Korea for almost 4 years now. For the last 2 years I have been developing teaching materials for teaching elementary school students. All of these things I have been using in my own classroom. They are especially great if you have a computer and projector in your classroom.

Everything is free and can be found on this website.

www.barryfunenglish.com

On this site, you can practice vocabulary, play fun flash games for the classroom, and print customizable flashcards and worksheets.

It is designed to be very easy and fun to use.
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surrealia



Joined: 18 Jan 2003
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Location: Taiwan

PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try this site for an enormous list of links to websites for games, activities and lesson plans:

http://www.geocities.com/allhou/lessgames.htm
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EnglishRaven



Joined: 13 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might find something you like on my site as well:

http://www.EnglishRaven.com


In perusing this thread, I ended up on Barry's site (barryfunenglish), and I have to say, those are some really fantastic resources! My hat's off to you. I've been thinking of developing some similar tools, but considering you've already made them (and made them so well!), I'll have to settle for putting a prominent link to you on my site.

Nicely done!

~ Jason
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barryfun



Joined: 12 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks EnglishRaven! I appreciate the link to my site.

I still have a lot of ideas of things I want to add, but just no time to do it right now. I hope to have a lot more stuff in the future.
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HeatherC



Joined: 12 Jul 2008
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Location: Lahore, Pakistan

PostPosted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:35 pm    Post subject: Free ESL Lesson Plans & Games Reply with quote

Hey!

Like some of the others I've also started putting my lesson plans on the web. I train primary and secondary English teachers in Pakistan, and I started posting lessons at the request of my students. Many of them were only 'in my head' for a long time, but now I've got a lot of games, lesson plans and resources posted. I've also used Barry's Fun English in the past. That site is great, and many of the teachers on this forum have their own sites chock full of lesson plans and tips.

Free ESL & English Lesson Plans & Resources
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1451793/resources_for_teaching_and_learning.html?cat=4

Here's a sample of one of my lesson plans:

Learning Description Through an Interactive Group Game

Objective:
Learn how to describe people's hairstyles and personalities

Resources: Each student's name written on cards or pieces of paper.

Time: 60-70 minutes

Presentation 1: Women's Hairstyles (15 minutes)

Say: "Today we are going to learn how to describe other people. We will learn how to talk about how they look, their physical description, and how they act. How they act could also be referred to as their personality."


Draw pictures of the following women's hairstyles on the board: hair down, hair up, ponytail, braid, bun, curly, wavy, straight, short, medium, long

The pictures don't have to be works of art, but good enough so that students can differentiate the different hair styles. Present each hairstyle and new vocabulary word. Pronounce the word, for example, "braid", and ask students to repeat. Ask them, "Is anyone wearing her hair in a braid in our class?" Continue showing all the different hairstyles and asking students if anyone in the class is wearing her hair in that style.

Discuss the following terms for hair color: red, blond(e), brunette, black, raven-haired, dirty blond, brown

Continue reading lesson plan and game description here:

Learning Description Through an Interactive Group Game

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/876213/lesson_plan_learning_description_through.html?cat=4
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Heads Up English



Joined: 21 Nov 2006
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Location: Tokyo, Japan

PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some good sites. I've included mine (apologies in advance for the shameless plug), as well as a few others that I regularly visit.

www.headsupenglish.com (adults / current events)

www.flashcardhub.com (general / flashcards)

www.eslhq.com (general / active forum)

www.genkienglish.com (for kids)

www.educationcreations.com (young learners)

Chris Cotter
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meaghandawn



Joined: 25 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

www.freeprintable.com you can find tons of ideas on there!
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AmazingESLTeacher



Joined: 07 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:43 pm    Post subject: Activities and Games Reply with quote

I think someone may have mentioned it already, but www.barryfunenglish.com is a good site!
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dave-b



Joined: 19 Dec 2009
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My blog is full of ideas for activities.

Check it out at:

http://www.eslteachingideas.blogspot.com/

Good luck!
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teacher5159



Joined: 29 May 2010
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Location: Adelaide, Australia

PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My online worksheet generator is good for making Cloze Text activities, Wordsearches, Minimal Pair Word Trees, Word Jumbles and more.

Online Worksheet Generator


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alawton



Joined: 27 Jul 2009
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Location: Austin, TX

PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

If you have advanced students who are looking to improve their overall English fluency in everyday situations you can try http://drewseslfluencylessons.com. For activities to practice basic English skills I always use manythings.org. There are endless worksheets and games for students to practice vocabulary and grammar. Both are free. Good luck!

Andrew Lawton
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