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30

Aug'18

Book Group Roles

Group work is a wonderful way to get students to collaborate and learn together. The best way to assure that everyone actively participates is to assign everyone in the group a specific task to be responsible for. If you put your students into book groups, check out these roles.

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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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13

Jul'18

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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12

Jun'18

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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22

May'18

14

Apr'18

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 handout

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07

Apr'18

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.

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03

Apr'18

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.

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14

Mar'18

Theme Based Reading/Writing Unit

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.

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06

Sep'17

Book Materials to Improve Comprehension Strategies and Expand English Vocabulary 

Adding a full length book to your ESL curriculum can be great way to add authentic and engaging material to your class. Check out this article get all you need to use the book I Have a Dream by Margaret Davidson in your class. I used it in my low intermediate class with adult learners and it went really well.

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25

Mar'17

ESL Reading Log

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.

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