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Conversation Class: Family and Children

Are you planning to talk about family and children in your class? Use this conversation lesson and talking chart to engage your class. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMay 20, 2018

Contextualized Verb Practice

Use this activity sequence to get your ESL students to practice different verb tenses in a fun and contextualized way. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMay 18, 2018

Three Strategies to Improve Student Writing

Learn about three valuable writing tools you can use to help students improve their writing and overall reflection and metacognition skills. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMay 14, 2018

Writing Partners: Contextualizing Written Communication

Add this collaborative activity to your class to give your students engaging and authentic writing practice. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMay 13, 2018

Redesigning Peer Review

Do you have conflict or struggle with peer reviews in your course? Check out this post to learn two new strategies that can be adapted to any writing assignment to help prevent disputes and people pleasing.  Read More

Profile PhotodanieljglennMay 11, 2018

Just-In-Time Syntax Booster

Add this just-in-time syntax routine to your class to help improve your students' English sentence structure. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMay 5, 2018

Conversation Class: Natural Remedies and Traditional Plants

Check out the latest of TESOL Planner's conversation class lesson slides. This time get your students talking about natural remedies and traditional plants.Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMay 1, 2018

Vocab Building Flashcards

Help your students grow their English vocabulary with these flashcards designed to help them grow their word knowledge in a collaborative way. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 30, 2018

The Affective Side of Things

Learn about effective classroom routines to support students' affective needs and promote retention and success. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 25, 2018

Discussion Question Slides Bank

Access this series of over 50 discussion questions in slides format to add more speaking opportunities to your ESL class. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 22, 2018

Three Steps to Better Pronunciation

This is a great activity to help English learners improve their pronunciation of English sentences by paying attention to phrases and stressed words. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 21, 2018

Become an Expert Language Learner

Are you learning a Language? Check out these strategies to help you be an expert language learner. Are you a teacher? Use this article in your class to help students develop their language learning strategies. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 20, 2018

Ways to Study Over Break

If you're learning English, read about different ways to study English to help your language skills improve. If you're a teacher, print the handout to give to your students or share this article with them to encourage them to study over the break. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 15, 2018

Making Inferences

Help your students improve their reading skills with this complete lesson on making inference. The post includes lesson slides and a group activity handoutRead More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 14, 2018

ESL Open House and Orientation

Do you coordinate an ESL program? You may consider hosting an ESL open house and orientation to boost enrollment and support your new students. Check out these ideas from an event we host at my school. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 10, 2018

Word Webs: Vocabulary Routine

Although we put a lot of effort into helping our students learn words, I would venture to guess we don’t often stop to reflect just how these words are stored our minds. What does research of the mental lexicon show and what classroom practices can come from this knowledge? Read to find out. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 7, 2018

SPUNKI Reading Response

You can use this collaborative sharing activity to get students to see their classmates' reflections on a particular class reading. It's a great way to start a discussion of a class reading. Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyApril 3, 2018

Five Introduction Icebreakers

Having students introduce themselves and learn a bit about each other is a first day of class staple. Of course, there are many different ways this can be done. This post shares a few of my favorites that I’ve heard about throughout the years.Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMarch 27, 2018

Position Posters Debate

The art of argument isn’t always easy to master, especially when you’re doing it in another language. This poster position debate is a fun and engaging way to scaffold this skills whether the end goal is an essay or an oral debate.Read More

Profile PhotoJessica AggreyMarch 25, 2018

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