Learn about effective classroom routines to support students’ affective needs and promote retention and success.
Help your students improve their reading skills with this complete lesson on making inference. The post includes lesson slides and a group activity handout
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.
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.
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.
Use these lesson slides and accompanying collaborative group activities to make your students paragraph experts without even having to lecture on it.
The unit is based around the theme of Herd Mentality and Mob Behavior. At the end of the unit, students will work on an essay that applies the terms to a short story in the unit.
This is a semester-long assignment that helps boost students vocabulary a lot. I’ve been doing it in my class this semester with great success and plan to keep it as a norm in all of my future classes.
This particular activity is aimed at bringing students together to acknowledge struggles and work together to brainstorm solutions. If students share struggles at the beginning, they may get great ideas from others with how to deal with particular obstacles. They may also feel more comfortable asking for advice should they face a particular challenge during the semester.
Need some fresh ideas for your first week routine? Check out this community building unit to help get your class off to a great start.
Help your ESL students dig deeper into a book with this reading log. Students will write reflections, consider reading strategies, dig deeper into vocabulary, and write a summary.