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Annotating Together: An Activity for Building Reading Strategies

Do you have students who are hesitant to write on a text? Use this classroom activity to help emphasize the importance of annotating while reading and help students build a repertoire of annotation strategies.

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The Parking Lot: A Place for Untimely Questions

As teachers, we need to stay on task for the sake of the whole class while still making sure all of our students feel that they’re heard and their questions, unrelated as they may be, are important. Check out this simple, yet effective, way to put unrelated questions on hold without forgetting them.

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Student Feedback Form: Class Norm

Getting feedback from our students during the semester is very helpful. It also gives students a chance to express their feelings or possible concerns about a class. Check out this idea for an open form where students can submit feedback anytime they feel the need.

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Language and Identity Unit

This unit is based around the theme of Language and Identity. There are two readings that are the basis of the essay at the end of the unit.

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A Dinner Party: Creative Analysis Activity

Help your students build analysis of multiple sources with this engaging activity that uses art to help students draw connections between multiple readings.

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The Accelerated Instructional Cycle

The accelerated instructional cycle is a way to approach an integrated reading and writing course to help students gain a deep understanding of texts and work to write complex and rich writing assignments.

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Learning is Confusion Figured Out

How can we design ESL curriculum that is relevant and engaging to students? Check out this post for some ideas.

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5 Collaborative Class Routines

Are you looking for some engaging ways to get your ESL students to work collaboratively? Check out these five ways to get students working and talking together.

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Creative Reading Responses

Engage your class with these great idea for using various genres as reading responses.

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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.

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Contextualized Verb Practice

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

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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.

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Writing Partners: Contextualizing Written Communication

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

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Redesigning Peer Review

Do you have conflict or struggle with peer reviews in your course? Check out this post to learn two new …

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Just-In-Time Syntax Booster

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

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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.

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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.

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The Affective Side of Things

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

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Discussion Question Slides Bank

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

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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.

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