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Lesson on Past Simple accompanied by the Lesson Plan. EAL support or EFL teaching

Lesson on Past Simple accompanied by the Lesson Plan. EAL support or EFL teaching

This is a whole lesson with the main focus on Past Simple. A text for reading comprehension practice followed by some work on vocabulary. Then Rules on Past Simple as well as Uses, Formation, Spelling and differentiation between regular and irregular verb, followed by a list of irregular verbs. After that, a few activities on Past Simple, for further consolidation. Finally, a writing activity, as an extension and further consolidation. This lesson has been created as EAL support for Intermediate Level learners (secondary education), but can also be used when teaching English as a Foreign Language.
vtatsi
Connecting words display/poster/workbook helper

Connecting words display/poster/workbook helper

This is a little display I made for my students’ planner, to help them use connecting words appropriately. It could be used as a poster, but the format is quite small, so it might be easier to print it out and stick it in the students’ workbooks.
gudrunbjorg
16  Movies comprehensions / quizzes bundle

16 Movies comprehensions / quizzes bundle

1: Chronicles of Narnia, 2: Mary and the Witch’s Flower, 3: Coco 4: Moana, 5: The Breadwinner 6: Life of Pi, 7: How to Train Your Dragon 8: Spirited Away, 9: Jumanji 10: Beauty and the Beast, 11: Paddington, 12: The Hobbit -An Unexpected Journey, 13: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, 14: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, 15: Movie The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, 16: The Chronicles of Narnia- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
tacss
ESL SPEAKING LESSON  FOOD

ESL SPEAKING LESSON FOOD

ESL speaking lessons are topic based lessons. Each lesson comes with a wide range of activities to ensure sound development of fluency and accuracy of students. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. Activities are easy to implement. They don’t require any extra preparation, just print and go to teach. ESL Speaking Lessons aim to meet CEFR B1/B2 level speaking goals. Therefore, lessons go well with students at these levels. This particular lesson includes following activities: -discussion questions -discussion topics -writing -vocabulary -dialog completion
wordcraft
ESL LESSON PLAN - CHARACTER TRAITS

ESL LESSON PLAN - CHARACTER TRAITS

ESL speaking lessons are topic based lessons. Each lesson comes with a wide range of activities to ensure sound development of fluency and accuracy of students. Instructions are clear and easy to follow. Activities are easy to implement. They don’t require any extra preparation, just print and go to teach. ESL Speaking Lessons aim to meet CEFR B1/B2 level speaking goals. Therefore, lessons go well with students at these levels. This particular lesson includes following activities: -vocabulary list of character traits -discussion topics -dialog completion -vocabulary
wordcraft
The history of the doughnut - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

The history of the doughnut - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

Use this four page, fun and educating worksheet to teach your students the history of the doughnut (or donut) - one of the most cherished sweet delicacies in the world. Your students will discover a lot of fun facts and they will enrich their lexicon with baking related vocabulary and other useful words and phrases. This worksheet is suitable for elementary, higher elementary and advanced learners and it can be used both for native students and ESL/EFL students. Reading Comprehension is evaluated through two exercises (answer questions and TRUE/FALSE) while vocabulary acquisition is tested through three exercises which include a crossword puzzle, word match and sentence completion activities. Additionally, the worksheet is completely customizable to give you the ability to adapt it to your class’s needs.
kntonia
Listening Comprehension - Mona Lisa Smile

Listening Comprehension - Mona Lisa Smile

*** answer key included A listening comprehension for the movie Mona Lisa Smile. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify the characters and artwork) and a long-answer section for 40 points (23 questions). I also included a writing journal with a creative/opinion writing task. This section has its own evaluation grid. Students are asked to select one of the proposed artwork and to write an appreciation of the selected artwork.
nadineinprague
Year 1 Literacy - Imaginative Text (Lesson Plans)

Year 1 Literacy - Imaginative Text (Lesson Plans)

Literacy lesson plans based on the requirements of the Australian Curriculum (Primary) that includes ICT teaching strategies, curriculum mapping, practical and immediately actionable advice on how to improve your own ICT capability for the lesson, and resources to help you track the progress of student capabilities in ICT .
ictesolutionsau
Year 1 Literacy - Informative Text

Year 1 Literacy - Informative Text

For Year 1 Primary teachers to develop student ICT capability in literacy teaching. This lesson plan comes with a curriculum map, ICT teaching strategies and can be used when teaching about Informative Text in the Australian Curriculum.
ictesolutionsau
Year 1 Literacy Lesson Plan (Bundle)

Year 1 Literacy Lesson Plan (Bundle)

Australian Curriculum Connect are lesson plans with ICT teaching strategies and resources. They focus on helping primary teachers develop student ICT capability (General Capability/21 st century skills) throughout Literacy teaching in the Australian Curriculum (Primary). This teaching resource includes lesson plans with themes such as INFORMATIVE TEXT and NARRATIVE (IMAGINATIVE) TEXT derived from the national curriculum.
ictesolutionsau
Cognitive Verbs - Bloom's Taxonomy

Cognitive Verbs - Bloom's Taxonomy

I use this resource once I have written up my Learning Intention and Success Criteria. With the students I will identify which skill (cognitive verb) we are using today in the lesson and put up the relevant, laminated card so they understand what I want their outcome to be. There are definitions for the following words: Define Describe Identify List Name Locate Explain Use Research Understand State Classify Demonstrate Construct Analyse Create Evaluate Compare and Contrast Investigate Summarise
tjflynn17
Bucket Lists

Bucket Lists

This lesson was designed for my Chinese ESL students, who are in Senior High in Year 10. Learning Objectives include learning what ‘idioms’ are, identifying the difference between figurative and literal, learning the idiom ‘to kick the bucket’, understanding what ‘bucket lists’ are, and practicing vocabulary via a word game. PowerPoint and Lesson Plan both included :)
meshalinigovender
Punctuation Bundle

Punctuation Bundle

A variety of resources about punctuation. A set of basic rules (used either as a teaching tool or as a reminder for students); A set of 10 fiction and non-fiction extracts with the basic punctuation missing, each one with an answer sheet, and some labelled by section as to how many missing marks there are; and a punctuation/paragraph practice.
Sazo123
The BFG by Roald Dahl

The BFG by Roald Dahl

This PowerPoint lesson is in relation to mainly chapter 3 ‘The Snatch’ but also refers to previous chapters. The main activity within this PowerPoint is where students use their imagination and put themselves in Sophie’s shoes and use the ‘negative feelings’ sheet to help them describe when The BFG took them. It also has a PDF of a ‘Missing’ Poster that students can do in class or for homework.
tomgav
The life and work of Leonardo da Vinci - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

The life and work of Leonardo da Vinci - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

This 5 pages worksheet presents the life of great artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci. It is suitable for higher elementary and advanced native learners as well as ESL/EFL students. The text is complete with two reading comprehension exercises while new vocabulary acquisition is reinforced through three vocabulary exercises (text completion, crossword, definition match). The worksheet is fully editable to allow the freedom of customizable intervention. It can completed as an in-class activity or handed out as homework.
kntonia
Movie comprehension 'The Breadwinner'

Movie comprehension 'The Breadwinner'

The Breadwinner is a 2017 animated drama film by Cartoon Saloon directed by Nora Twomey and executive produced by Mimi Polk Gitlin and Angelina Jolie. Based on the best-selling novel by Deborah Ellis, the film was an international co-production between Canada, Ireland, and Luxembourg detailed comprehension questions to access the knowledge of the movie- critical analysis assessment of the students through long and short/ MCQs. Amazing movie The Breadwinner . This movie talks about women empowerment, fighting your fears, component of a story, breaking taboos, fight against false norms. stand up for ones right, effects of war on the children, role of women in a conservative society, respect and love for one’s country and values. women education, stand up for your family, value of a family, stepping out of your comfort zones, you can do anything if you are determined, etc etc etc
tacss
Astronaut Jim - reading comprehension with True / False questions and creative activity

Astronaut Jim - reading comprehension with True / False questions and creative activity

This activity is for young ESL learners (aged 7 - 14). It is useful due to the fact that it deals with space vocabulary, repeats new words several times in the text to ensure that the words stick and has pictures that help children follow what is happening in the story. For stronger students, they will not need the pictures, but weaker students can use this to their advantage. The True / False questions aid their reading comprehension. You can also monitor their pronunciation as you can ask them to read out loud. Learning Objectives: To use the space vocabulary studied. To understand how an English story is set out on the page. To practise the present simple tense. To apply preexisting vocabulary to a new theme (colours to space for example) How I used this worksheet/recommended: Teach vocabulary to do with space (I used flashcards for this). Ask students what life is like on a different planet (elicit the words scary, exciting, fun etc.) Tell students that we are going to read a story about aliens. Children read out loud in turns. Children do the True/False by themselves. Correct as a class. Children ‘wind down’ by designing their own planet with aliens and labelling it. (Practises writing skills) This is an excellent activity which was received well by all my students, ranging from 7 to 12.
paspottiswoode1
SKILLS PRESENTATIONS: BUNDLE

SKILLS PRESENTATIONS: BUNDLE

A bundle of 4 presentations on skill development in learners. This bundle includes presentations on: Advertisement Creating Brochure Making Poster Making Comic Strip Creations
john421969
ESL Food Vocabulary Fun Bundle!

ESL Food Vocabulary Fun Bundle!

Set of 12 cards to teach cooking verbs and/or trigger conversation + 8 cards to play a conversational food quiz to review vocabulary! Add a bit of grammar in and work on Linking Words! Included: 12 jpg cooking verbs cards. 8 jpg food quiz conversation cards. 2 PDF printable files for printing and cutting out the cards in a smaller version. 2 PDF files, US Letter and A4 Size. Each one includes 4 worksheets on Linking Words. You can also use the cards to make a quick and fun-looking PowerPoint presentation! If you enjoy this resource, please leave a review.
planwitheve
Spring Write About the Picture {also editable}

Spring Write About the Picture {also editable}

This Spring Write About The Picture has been created for emerging writers, with the goal of enabling students to achieve success with independent writing. Students have been provided with a word bank to help with spelling and encourage ideas for writing. To begin to extend sentences students have also been provided with colour words. They should first colour the picture with the ‘best’ colour, then use the finished coloured picture to enable them to begin to write longer sentences. This is the core of this resource. Teaching Points: • Students will need some prior knowledge of what it means to extend a sentence and the role that adjectives can play in this • Students should be encouraged to use as many colours as possible to colour their pictures I have added some extras to give students and teachers an element of choice- Differentiation: • Alternative handwriting lines • A second bordered page for students who wish to write at length • The photo section provides more difficult vocabulary and could lead more able writers towards a ‘what happened next’ story writing style, should the teacher wish to lead them in this direction • An editable version of all content has been provided for the teacher to make vocabulary choices. Just type your chosen words in each box! This resource will work equally well as a ‘grab and go’ resource or as a small group activity where students are encouraged to verbalise their sentences first. CONTENT • Cover/Teacher Notes/Contents SECTION 1 • Colour the Pictures • Guided Handwriting Lines • Extra Writing Template SECTION 2 • Photo Images • Guided Handwriting Lines • Extra Writing Template SECTION 3 • Colour the Pictures • Alternative Handwriting Lines • Extra Writing Template SECTION 4 • Photo Images • Alternative Handwriting Lines • Extra Writing Template SECTION 5 Editable PDF: as above, but teacher can add own vocabulary {fillable boxes} • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 173 Teacher’s Toolkit Writing
TeachersToolkit
Oxford AQA exam essay comparisons

Oxford AQA exam essay comparisons

This lesson(s) is based around the Oxford AQA English exam (part B) -writing section. Essentially it is an introduction for students unfamiliar with the structure/content of an academic, narrative or descriptive essay. It could also be used as a revision/recap essay if you so wish. The first ppt’s identify the components of each essay type. Next students to work in groups to identify what they thought the structure/content of each essay was. I would board their ideas then compare/discuss the responses with the points I included on my ppt’s. Task 1: I then gave the students a topic (fishing in a lake) and asked them to write a descriptive essay (you choose word limit). This is slightly scaffolded as you would want the students to broadly stay on topic for review reasons. First time writers would need help and possible feedback, and depending on your student level/ability you could get them to do this individually or in groups. It could take longer than 1 lesson; it could also be set as homework. The choice is entirely up to you. Task 2 is designed for narrative writing. Again slightly scaffolded and possible answe supplied. Afterwards class/group discussion as to the differences between descriptive and narrative essays in particular. Task 3 Examples of narrative writing: group discussion works best-slightly open forum. I found this a very useful lesson for students who are making the transition to newer forms of essay writing.
rob67
Literacy Across the Curriculum - Bundle

Literacy Across the Curriculum - Bundle

This bundle combines resources for: Improving handwriting Assessing the gaps in a student’s literacy skills so the teacher knows what needs to be improve upon Practical strategies for teachers to differentiate reading material to make it accessible for all pupils - regardless of their ability range A grid outlining explicitly the active literacy skills that are embedded in the content of all subjects in secondary schools A resource for engaging reluctant readers A resource for Parents’ Evening to show concerned parents simple techniques that will help them to build their child’s spelling skills at home This bundle supports all subjects across the curriculum - including SEN and EAL groups too
chirpyandcheerful
The Old Man and the Sea: Reading & Writing materials

The Old Man and the Sea: Reading & Writing materials

I designed these materials to go along with the novella to help Second Language Learners who are studying the First Language course using the Cambridge CIE and Oxford AQA exam boards. This was their first real exposure as to how they would deal with language, imagery, tone, inference etc. and use the skills they were taught in previous lessons. The materials can be used over multiple lessons or as a longer holiday homework (my students had a 4 week holiday in which to complete the assignments). There are 9 tasks connected to the reading of the book; 5 are shorter and 4 are longer. It is obviously up to the teacher how to use the materials, but either pack can be set as homework or classwork and for individuals, pairs or groups. Both the short and long tasks are closely combined with the 15 ppts attached as part of this resource. The resources are as follows: Short 1: Author’s biographical details (set as classwork or homework) Short 2: Why was the book written? (as above) Short 3: First impressions of the book (as above) Short 4: Vocabulary and interesting techniques found in the book (as above) Short 5: Character biography of Santiago (as above) All of these exercises can be found on the ppts Handout 1: What have you learned about the protagonist of the story? Handout 2: Pick an interesting passage and annotate, comment on vocabulary etc. Handout 3: Personal reflection on reading the book Handout 4: Change part of the story Also found on ppts. These responses are only suggested answers to the set questions; you and your students could obviously supply different but equally relevant answers. My students did find it challenging but they did enjoy it. It definitely gave them a new insight into how the English language can be used to convey many different ideas and images.
rob67
EAL for Secondary Students - Workbook 2

EAL for Secondary Students - Workbook 2

EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 2) directly addresses the unique academic needs facing students who arrive in the UK with little or no English. Beginning with first principles and slowly advancing to high order thinking skills, EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 2) ensures that the student will develop an effective understanding of English. The tremendous advantage of this resource is that the student will immediately become fully included in the learning process. At the end of each unit, the student can record the progress they have made by completing the user friendly self-assessment sheet. EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 2) is a student-centred resource which enables the student to be actively engaged in developing skills that are required in an academic environment. The teacher can witness and monitor the steady progress the EAL student is making towards becoming an independent learner. EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 2) allows the teacher the flexibility to select appropriate topics. EAL for Secondary Students (Workbook 2) can, also, be used as an excellent Induction programme. When it is necessary and appropriate to withdraw students from mainstream classes, this is a systematic self-contained resource that enhances language development and activates confidence in the student. EAL for Secondary Students Workbook 2 contains over 80 pages of excercises.
ahamid
Legalised Prostitution - Complete Debate Pack

Legalised Prostitution - Complete Debate Pack

Get your class involved in the legalised prostitution debate Level: Advanced CEF rating B2+ This is a complete multi-day lesson plan for students to improve their spoken confidence in the classroom. This lesson includes a magazine-like introduction, articles, vocabulary, grammar, images. To help students organize their debate worksheets are included for appropriate language and pros and cons to get them started. The included rubric can be used by teachers or students to help access their needs. Students who are learning English (ESL) would find this lesson of benefit as grammar pages are included. For those teaching Citizenship or similar, this lesson is a great way to launch into the subject while also providing facts and details. Overview Page 1 - 5: Teacher’s notes and debating rubric Page 6: Quotations, conversation questions Page 7: Vocabulary Page 8-9: Reading comprehension Page 10: Grammar practice (emphatic structures clauses) Page 11 - 12: Debate motion, pros and cons Page 13: Debating language Page 14 - 15: Images for the classroom Please note that all images used in this lesson plan can be used freely as they are Royalty Free images. For any questions or support, please contact me and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Keywords: GM Food, Genetically Modified Foods. ESL, EAL, EAP, TEFL, TESOL, ESOL, TOFEL, Reading Comprehension, Debating, Debates, Pros and Cons
BalvinderKataora
Shakespeare - Plays and Biography Worksheets

Shakespeare - Plays and Biography Worksheets

This bundle includes three worksheets related to the life and work of one of the greatest writers of all time, William Shakespeare. The bundle includes Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheets for Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth. It is completed with a worksheet studying the life and work of the great playwright and sonnet writer. The worksheets are suitable for upper intermediate and advanced learners and can also be integrated into ESL/EFL classrooms especially for exam preparation such as KET, PET, IGCSE, IELTS, TOEFL.
kntonia
William Shakespeare - His life and work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

William Shakespeare - His life and work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

Teachers can use this 3-page informative worksheet to present to the classroom the life and work of William Shakespeare, one of the most important writers of all times. Students will gain some general knowledge about the theater culture during the sixteenth century and how William Shakespeare developed into one of the most significant writers of all time. The worksheet is suitable for intermediate and upper intermediate level. It can also be taught in ESL/EFL classrooms. The worksheet includes a reading comprehension exercise to consolidate and evaluate reading comprehension. It is completed with three vocabulary exercises which deal with vocabulary derived from the text.
kntonia
SPAG REVISION: Year 2 Punctuation Revision and Practice

SPAG REVISION: Year 2 Punctuation Revision and Practice

This SPAG Revision Year 2 Punctuation Revision and Practice resource has been designed with whole class revision in mind. I have set the presentation so that you can click onto the next example/question when ready. You may have instances where students ask questions or you may wish to expand on a specific section, so basically you can go at your own speed or pause and come back to it. The PowerPoint includes exactly what is required for Year 2 punctuation, with clear examples for revision and follow up practice questions. Using an interactive white board/basic white board, students can use the appropriate markers to fill in the missing punctuation. I have structured each practice section to progress in degrees of difficulty, to ensure appropriate challenge for all ability levels. Practice worksheets will also accompany this resource, so please check back at a later stage. CONTENT • Cover • Teacher Notes • PowerPoint Presentation • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 36 <strong><a href=“”>PHONICSTOOLKIT: SPAG</a></strong>
PhonicsToolkit
Assessing and Building Literacy Skills (Grammar, Vocabulary and Communication) in Literacy  Sessions

Assessing and Building Literacy Skills (Grammar, Vocabulary and Communication) in Literacy Sessions

What is this resource? It is to be used to assess the gaps and fill in the student’s literacy skills in relation to basic grammar acquisition, vocabulary use and written and verbal communication. Ideally, it is to be used in one to one or small group settings such as Literacy Sessions. Who is it for? Literacy Support teachers EAL lessons Teaching Assistants English Teachers What’s included? 3 grids containing specific targets linked to grammar, vocabulary and verbal and written communication skills Curriculum links? Whole School Literacy Programmes and Literacy Support Sessions Practical Tips? The grid provides the list of topics that need to be covered. It would be the job of the Literacy Support teacher to provide the activities for those topics.
chirpyandcheerful
Frank-N-Brains, an animation short story for intermediate ESL students

Frank-N-Brains, an animation short story for intermediate ESL students

This worksheet is specifically aimed at intermediate ESL students: it is to be used with a short humorous animation movie revisiting the story of Frankenstein. The following points are emphasized: written expression oral expression listening comprehension (to a lesser extent) vocabulary grammar (inverted structure when a sentence starts with “not only”)
Nadouchka
MACBETH ACT I, SCENE 1 (THE THREE WITCHES AND THE THREE FATES) (with a twist)

MACBETH ACT I, SCENE 1 (THE THREE WITCHES AND THE THREE FATES) (with a twist)

This activity has two parts: The first one is to be done with an excerpt of the cartoon "Hercules’ by Disney: it introduces the Three Fates and the role they played in Greek mythology. It also introduces the character of Hades. The second one is to be done with the beginning of the animated version of “Macbeth”: it is the opening scene with the three witches, which enables students to draw a parallel between the Three Fates and the Three Witches. The worksheet aims at a thorough analyzis of the key verses of the scene and understanding some Elizabethan beliefs.
Nadouchka
Malcolm X - His life and Work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

Malcolm X - His life and Work - Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet

This 3 pages Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Worksheet studies the life and work of American activist Malcolm X. Introduce your students to the history of the Civil Rights Movement and how Malcolm X helped to shape the fight. Ideal for higher elementary and advanced native and EFL/ESL students it is complete with two reading comprehension exercises to assess understanding. There is also a vocabulary exercise engaging students with advanced key words and their definitions. The worksheet can be completed in class or assigned as homework.
kntonia
NESSIE

NESSIE

A double activity on the topic of Nessie and Scotland the first part is to be done with a powerpoint and is versatile (skills: written comprehension / expression grammar) topics: Scotland adjectives /nouns (wide / width…) questions starting with “how” (how wide…?) both pasts the legend of St Columba The second part is a humorous Toyota commercial on the topic of Nessie (skills: oral comprehension written expression)
Nadouchka
A JOURNEY ACROSS THE USA

A JOURNEY ACROSS THE USA

I have regularly used this puzzle-solving activity as an ice-breaker at the beginning of the academic year and it works particularly well with 11th graders. It can also be used if you are studying the USA. Students have to solve riddles to discover American states and cities while drawing their itinerary on a map. The activity also enables them to clarify some common confusions (for example, distinction between New York State and NYC). Usually, it takes most students about 50mins to cover the whole activity. The answer key is provided.
Nadouchka
Shakespeare - Stories Comprehensions Bundle - Lower KS2

Shakespeare - Stories Comprehensions Bundle - Lower KS2

A bundle of 3 reading comprehension booklets to introduce your children to the works of Shakespeare. All the booklets are aimed at Lower Key Stage 2, with each play adapted into a fictional story format suitable for this age range . The texts and questioning are differentiated for three different ability levels. The following are included: - Macbeth - Twelfth Night - Much Ado About Nothing PDF file format. Answers included. (Also available as part of other Blossoming Minds' bundles.)
blossomingminds
Shakespeare - KS2 Reading Comprehensions - Romances Bundle

Shakespeare - KS2 Reading Comprehensions - Romances Bundle

A bundle of 3 reading comprehension booklets that tell the stories of some of Shakespeare's most popular romantic comedies. All the booklets are aimed at Lower Key Stage 2, with each story adapted to be suitable for this age range . The texts and questioning are differentiated for three different ability levels. The following are included: - Much Ado About Nothing (story format) - Twelfth Night (story format) - A Midsummer Night's Dream (play format) Perfect for a Shakespeare unit, a unit on play writing or for Shakespeare Week in March. PDF file format. Answers included.
blossomingminds