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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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02

Mar'18

Fantastical Stories: Past Tense Fun

"How can grammatical knowledge be transferred to oral fluency?" I don't have all the answers, but this past tense activity will certainly get students chatting.

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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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14

Oct'17

Three Simple Past Tense Activities

Check out these three different past tense activities to get your adult ESL students to practice and use the simple past tense. There's a talking chart, a group writing activity, and a structured practice handout.

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16

Aug'17

Verb Cards for Interactive Practice

A while back I posted a set of verb cards to use for a variety of different activities. This is a new set that I created that uses actual images instead of clipart. There is a total of 81 different commonly used verbs in English. You can use these cards for an endless number of activities in your class.

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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

Jun'17

WH Questions Past Tense Talking Chart

This is a great two-part activity that gives English learners a chance to practice question and statement forms in the simple past tense.

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13

Jun'17

Adventure Man: A Past Tense Journey

Get your students excited to practice the past tense with this adventure writing activity. The slideshow will guide students to try and recreate a man's adventure story based on the photos that were found of his travels although the man himself has vanished.

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25

Mar'17

Simple Present vs. Present Progressive

Get your students collaborating and working together to practice the simple present and present progressive with these handouts.

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24

Feb'17

Simple Present Morning Routines

This activity gives students a chance to prepare for the discussion by writing down their answers in advance, and then it allows students to walk around and talk to their classmates.

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21

Feb'17

Present Progressive Go Fish

As a language teacher, I'm always trying to find ways for my students to practice English in an interactive and interesting way. This activity is a card game which gets students to practice asking questions in the present progressive.

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