Things in My House – To Have Practice

To have verb and house vocabularyLearning irregular verbs can be challenging, especially for beginning students. I like to give my students guided practice with new structures by getting them to write out their answers and then having them ask and write their classmates’ answers. This gives them a chance to prepare what they will say, so the discussion part isn’t so daunting. This is especially important for beginning students who are yet very comfortable with using the language. Continue reading

Demonstrative Pronoun Slides

demonstrative-pronounsTESOL Planner is happy to introduce the first of many in a series of classroom slides. In my classes, I use slides as my lesson plans. They keep me on task and help me flow through activities smoothly. They also provide visuals for students throughout the lesson and allow students the ability to review the lesson at home if they need more practice. Continue reading

Simple Present Morning Routines

Simple Present Tense Morning RoutinesThe simple present can be a challenging to beginning students, especially that pesky third person s. I like activities that get students talking, but I also like activities where students are writing down the grammar. This gives me a way to assess their progress on a given topic. This activity comes great after introducing or reviewing the simple present tense and morning routine vocabulary. Continue reading