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by HeatherC
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:39 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: New website for sharing ESL worksheets
Replies: 3
Views: 2737

Creative Chalk

Very cool! The layout is fresh, neat and easy to navigate.

The only downside is that none of the avatars look like me! : )

-Heather

Free ESL Lesson Plans & Resources
http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl ... html?cat=4
by HeatherC
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: classroom activities
Replies: 19
Views: 20936

Free ESL Lesson Plans & Games

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 pla...
by HeatherC
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Pronunciation
Topic: HELP! I'm starting to teach pronunciation, but I'm a newbie!
Replies: 10
Views: 13795

Teaching Pronunciation

I do something similar to eslweb. If the students are advanced speakers I'll start with IPA. Day 1- IPA Consonants 1 Day 2 - IPA Consonants 2 (focus on the ones they have trouble with) Day 3 - IPA Vowels During all three days I'll basic homework in transcription, focusing on sounds that my students ...
by HeatherC
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:15 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Looking for a Good Superlative Warmer
Replies: 3
Views: 8691

Teaching Comparatives & Superlatives

There's two activities I like to use that can be used at any different point in the lesson. If I want to incorporate some reading I'll do the following lesson: Super Kids Time: 20-30 minutes Targets : Read, understand and speak using superlatives Materials: Printouts of these passages for each stude...
by HeatherC
Sat Feb 21, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: List of great web activities & games
Replies: 70
Views: 97205

Free ESL Lesson Plans & Games

Hey! I train teachers in Pakistan, and I've just indexed a bunch of my lesson plans and games that I use as examples in the training sessions. There are integrated lessons and games as well as lessons for grammar, speaking, writing, vocabulary, teacher training and more. Free ESL and English Lesson ...
by HeatherC
Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: class activities
Replies: 8
Views: 4427

The Dating Game - Great for Teens!

Looking for a fun speaking activity to practice introductions, asking and answering questions, and discussing hobbies? I have used this spin off of "The Dating Game" in a number of different settings and it is always a hit with students. Preparation: 1) At home print out the four different sets of c...
by HeatherC
Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Tips for Planning Successful ESL Speaking Activities
Replies: 0
Views: 5692

Tips for Planning Successful ESL Speaking Activities

Here's some tips that I've found useful in planning speaking activities. Fluency vs. Accuracy Before you design a speaking activity, you need to first decide if your goal is accuracy or fluency. Accuracy activities focus on producing correct language. These are usually part of the study phase of a l...
by HeatherC
Sat Oct 04, 2008 11:47 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: English Camp Ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 91045

ESL Lesson Plan & Game: Greetings and Introduction

I love using this lesson plan for the first class of any level, grade 6 to adult. Time : 30 minutes Targets : Alphabetical order, introductions, verb "to be" in person tense Most students will come into the course already knowing alphabetical order. Give the following example. Then ask students to p...
by HeatherC
Mon Sep 01, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: classroom materials
Replies: 3
Views: 5228

Thanks for sharing this link.

The worksheets in the game section have some great ideas.
by HeatherC
Mon Sep 01, 2008 1:53 am
Forum: Material Writing
Topic: What is the effective way to revise students' composition?
Replies: 6
Views: 7896

Assessment and Editing of Student Writing

Generally for any piece of written work, I plan and teach a "writing unit" that covers certain writing skills. This may include something like: - how to make a good beginning - finding and correcting run-ons and fragments - how to revise your own work For each unit I put emphasis on the skills taugh...
by HeatherC
Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Activities for those 'too cool' advanced teenagers
Replies: 21
Views: 11470

Blogging

Thanks Eric! Blogging is such a great way for teachers to share ideas, and to keep students up to date on what's happening the class. My students loved sending the link to their restaurant reviews to friends and family.


http://mrscarreiro.blogspot.com
by HeatherC
Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:36 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: New Ideas to Teach Writing
Replies: 1
Views: 1563

Creative Writing Ideas

Thanks for the link! I've recently been working on some lesson plans for teaching writing, feel free to check out some of these materials. Teaching Creative Writing: Basics http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/857275/how_to_teach_creative_writing_.html?cat=4 Teaching Description: Preparing Stude...
by HeatherC
Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:32 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Activities for those 'too cool' advanced teenagers
Replies: 21
Views: 11470

Review Writing

Product reviews are a great idea! I did restaurant reviews with my middle schoolers this year and it went over really well. We did it as a descriptive writing unit and added in a grammar section on adjectives. I'm sure you could do the same kind of unit with products. Lesson Plan: Preparing Students...
by HeatherC
Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:06 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Activities for those 'too cool' advanced teenagers
Replies: 21
Views: 11470

Need for better superheroes

I agree, it seems ridiculous that Batman's skin tight clothing is okay while Wonder Woman's attire would drive my class bonkers. Yesterday we had a monsoon rainstorm and hundreds of men were outside shirtless in the pouring rain, wearing only wet and virtually transparent shalwar pants. Women certai...
by HeatherC
Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:59 am
Forum: Assessment
Topic: Assessment of Creative Writing
Replies: 0
Views: 3490

Assessment of Creative Writing

If you end up with a bunch of papers on your desk and think, "Ugh! How will I grade these now?" then I can relate with you! When I first started teaching middle school, I found assessment of Creative Writing to be a headache. Especially when for their first assignment 30% of my students gave plagiar...