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05

Mar'17

The Sunday Review

This week, TESOL Planner is releasing the first in a series of grammar practice slide shares to offer English learners the opportunity to study and review on their own. If you’ve ever found yourself asking "How can I improve my English?” then The Sunday Review is a great resource to add to your study routine.

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04

Mar'17

Error Correction

Correction Symbols are useful because they help the students see the types of mistakes that they are making, so they can work to eliminate them. After grading something, I'll often write a note to the student saying something like "review SVA" when I see that the student is making a lot of one particular type of error.

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02

Mar'17

Demonstrative Pronouns Exercise

This activity is great because it gets students out of their chairs and practicing the close / far aspect of demonstrative pronouns in a physical way. During the activity, I could tell my students were connected, engaged, and talking through the grammar with their partner. After the activity, they said that is was fun.

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26

Feb'17

Demonstrative Pronoun Slides

These slides introduce and practice the demonstrative pronouns this, these, that, and those. The slides go over statements and questions and include practice activities for the students to do.

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26

Feb'17

Present Perfect Bingo

Present perfect bingo is a great way to practice question in the present perfect and also the idea that it's unfinished time; the questions ask about life experiences, and obviously, their lives are unfinished.

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25

Feb'17

Find Someone Who Bingo

This activity gets students up and talking to each other and learning about their classmates in the process.

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25

Feb'17

Color Cards Discussion

Whether it's a discussion about a book students are reading in class or a first week community building activity, these cards are great.

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25

Feb'17

Friendship Quilt

At the start of every semester, we all face the task of finding ways to get our students comfortable and connected. One activity that I've used is the friendship quilt discussion where students ask four classmates four questions to get to know them better.

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24

Feb'17

Simple Present Morning Routines

This activity gives students a chance to prepare for the discussion by writing down their answers in advance, and then it allows students to walk around and talk to their classmates.

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23

Feb'17

Picture Collage

I love using pictures in my classes. They can be interesting, engaging, and also give students a starting place for talking. One great way to use pictures in your classroom is to use a picture collage.

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23

Feb'17

Things In Common

This activity is a staple of my first-week routine. Students spend time discussing in groups trying to find things they all have in common. It's a great way to start the semester on a note of connection.

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21

Feb'17

Present Progressive Go Fish

As a language teacher, I'm always trying to find ways for my students to practice English in an interactive and interesting way. This activity is a card game which gets students to practice asking questions in the present progressive.

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