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01

Nov'18

Grammar Baseball

Error correction activities are a useful way to help students learn to analyze language and fix common errors. Try grammar baseball to engage your class with this fun game format.

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06

Sep'18

Common Errors: Examples and Handout

Learning to self-correct is an important skill language learners must develop. Check out this list of common errors I’ve been collecting. Share it with your students to help them review the mistakes they make the most.

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21

Aug'18

Writing, Grammar, and Punctuation Tie the Knot at RACE-2-WRITE

Have you been looking for a great way to help your students practice writing? Learn about the game Race-2-Write that will get your students writing while at the same time helping them become more aware of grammar with its awesome color-coding function.

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18

May'18

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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05

May'18

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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21

Mar'18

Oral Fluency Assignment

Helping students recognize and correct error patterns in their own speech can be a challenge. This assignment helps students gain an awareness of their own speech patterns by transcribing their own speech and then analyzing it.

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17

Feb'18

Simple Past Tense Quick Reference Handout

The simple past is a commonly used verb tense in English. It's also a tense that English learners often struggle to form and use correctly. This handout is a great resource for learners to keep with them in their notes to reference when they're using the past tense. 

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15

Feb'18

Simple Past Tense Cloze Paragraphs

Help build verb knowledge with these three past tense cloze paragraphs. There are two paragraphs in simple past and one paragraph that requires both simple past and past progressive. 

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12

Feb'18

Simple Present Tense Tip Sheet

It's not always easy to find a condensed handout that explains the basics of a particular grammatical structure. I recently created this one for the simple present tense for my class. I'm planning to do some activities this week on the simple present, and I want them to have this handy if they forget a particular structure. 

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10

Feb'18

Simple Present and Present Progressive Cloze Paragraphs

Verb tenses can be a challenge for students. This document contains clozes to help English learners practice the simple present, the present progressive, and then both tenses together. The three different cloze activities contain a picture to help contextualize the paragraph. 

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29

Dec'17

English Verb Tenses and Aspects Handout

Verbs are very important, but they're also challenging for students. This handout breaks English verbs down by tense and aspect and then gives examples for each.

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24

Sep'17

The Sunday Review is Back

If you are learning English, the Sunday Review is a resource that can help you with this process. After a summer break, the Sunday Review is back for the fall semester with a weekly list of sentences with common mistakes for you to analyze and correct. Plan to take 20 minutes each week to sit down with a cup of coffee and teach your brain to recognize common mistakes in English.

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20

Jul'17

Be + Adjective Walkabout Activity

As native or fluent speakers of English, we use the verb BE all the time, often without even taking note. Beginners, on the other hand, have difficulty with its uses and very irregular forms. I designed this activity as a vocabulary development activity that also gives students practice using the BE verb with adjectives.

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20

May'17

Going to ESL Bingo Activity

Have some fun in class with these vocabulary cards and bingo game to practice using going to to express future plans.

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15

May'17

Group Verb Tense Practice

Use these verb cards to form a simple yet engaging activity to have groups practice whatever verb tense you want them to work on.

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11

May'17

Health Vocabulary Activities and Role Play

These vocabulary cards, talking charts, and slides will transform your lesson on illness and remedies into a dynamic and exciting interactive class.

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20

Apr'17

How Much / How Many Bingo Activity Sequence

. For the bingo activity, students will walk around asking how much / many of each item other students have. The key is, they can't write down a person's name unless the other person has the same amount of that item. It makes the activity last longer and promotes more practice of the target structure.

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18

Apr'17

Some and Any Grocery Shopping Activity

Use these food vocabulary cards and shopping lists to have your students participate in a fun and interactive grocery shopping activity to practice using some and any.

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07

Apr'17

Likes and Dislikes

Use these likes and dislikes cards to get your adult ESL students talking.

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05

Apr'17

Food Vocabulary

Download and use these cards with food vocabulary to do a variety of activities with your class.

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