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by BMJ
Mon May 24, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: BP oil spill printable activity with vocab/letter writing
Replies: 0
Views: 1402

BP oil spill printable activity with vocab/letter writing

In the United States, the news has been saturated with information about the big oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I've created a printable activity that helps students understand what has happened through reading and vocabulary practice, with some letter writing practice at the end to help them work...
by BMJ
Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Iceland Volcano Printable ESL Activity
Replies: 0
Views: 1536

Iceland Volcano Printable ESL Activity

Hi everyone! There's been a lot on the news about the Iceland volcano erupting and how it's affecting air travel, so I thought I'd make a classroom activity to address it. In this activity, students read 2 paragraphs about the volcano and the effects it's having around the world. Then, they answer s...
by BMJ
Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Cross-curricular activity packet about the 2010 US Census
Replies: 0
Views: 954

Cross-curricular activity packet about the 2010 US Census

Hi fellow teachers, I just received my notification in the mail about the upcoming US census, so I thought I'd make a worksheet that explains in simple terms what a census is and why it's important. Well, one idea led to another, and I ended up with a 3-page cross-curricular activity (ESL, Social St...
by BMJ
Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: New "We Are The World" Cloze Activity
Replies: 1
Views: 1919

New "We Are The World" Cloze Activity

Hi teachers, I've made a printable cloze worksheet based on the lyrics of the new version of "We Are The World". You can download it for use in your classroom here: http://zachary-jones.com/english/2010/03/02/we-are-the-world-25-for-haiti-with-lyrics-artist-list-and-cloze-activity/ You can also watc...
by BMJ
Sat Feb 20, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Global issues activity and request for ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Thanks Syl!

I've bookmarked that site - it looks like there are a lot of great ideas I can use!
by BMJ
Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Movie Matching – Free Printable Activity
Replies: 0
Views: 1251

Movie Matching – Free Printable Activity

In this activity, students read synopses of new movie releases and, using the visual and textual context provided by the posters, match the movie description with the correct poster. Download the free printable PDF here: http://zachary-jones.com/english/2010/02/16/movie-matching-free-printable-activ...
by BMJ
Sat Feb 13, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: List of great web activities & games
Replies: 70
Views: 96167

I'd love to add mine to the list and encourage teachers to check it out and let me know what you think: http://zachary-jones.com/english/ My site features authentic readings, realia, worksheets and activities to learn English for free online in an authentic context. The focus is on learning real, up...
by BMJ
Fri Feb 12, 2010 2:13 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Art Puzzles
Replies: 0
Views: 1234

Art Puzzles

I've created some fun art puzzles, with works from Warhol, O'Keeffe, Parrish and more, to integrate into an art unit. Here's the link, if it may perhaps be useful to you as well: http://zachary-jones.com/english/art-puzzles/ They are lots of fun and, from a pedagogical standpoint, encourage learning...
by BMJ
Thu Feb 04, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: Global issues activity and request for ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 1638

Global issues activity and request for ideas

I wanted to share a new activity I've made. It's a worksheet that deals with the subject of poor families around the world getting paid to send their children to school. You can download the activity here: http://zachary-jones.com/english/2010/02/04/global-issues-getting-paid-to-go-to-school/ This i...
by BMJ
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:43 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: 2 activities about the Haiti earthquake
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

Syl, Thanks so much for the kind words! I haven't been doing the site for long, so I appreciate the encouragement. I checked out your site - it's fun and I especially liked your idea of creating stories with pictures! Thanks for the comment on my site and you and your students are always welcome to ...
by BMJ
Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Activities and Games
Topic: 2 activities about the Haiti earthquake
Replies: 3
Views: 1640

2 activities about the Haiti earthquake

Hi everyone! I just found this board and I'm very excited about all the resources it provides. I'm happy that I've found an active board with other teachers that I can bounce ideas off of. I thought to start off I'd offer a few ideas I've had and see what other teachers and students thought of them....