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Ideas in the Modern World

Ideas in the Modern World

This activity is based around the Cambridge English as a Second Language textbook and it's designed to help lower level students with vocabulary in 3 areas: technology, modern world, and data and information. This activity can be used in conjunction with a reading or a writing task, and can be used as an introduction to the overall idea of the modern world or any of the 3 areas identified. I have used it for both reading and writing lessons, and I have divided the class into groups and got them to identify vocabulary linked to each topic. I then board their responses and then show my suggested word list. We identify the same vocabulary from each area and discuss any differences in our lists. This can be a useful introduction task for stronger students or could be a whole lesson for a weaker group.
rob67
Plastic Diary

Plastic Diary

Students can track their weekly plastic usage using this worksheet. Can be used for all ages. Use as part of a series of lessons about plastic, the environment and how we can reduce our usage.
ybez
Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy (Edexcel Relationship Poetry)

Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy (Edexcel Relationship Poetry)

These resources offer a fully differentiated lesson on this classic poem and engages students by drawing on contemporary tasks involving music and technology. This lesson introduces complex technical vocabulary in a way that makes it enjoyable for all during the learning process. The lesson is cyclical in nature and returns to the starter activity to evidence progression and engagement. This lesson is available individually or as part of a bundle on the link below. https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/relationships-poetry-bundle-11607210 If, however, you would like a bespoke bundle, follow me on twitter @jomarsh1 and message me there...other bundles can be provided on request.
joannammarsh
IB English B - Science and technology - Reading comprehension exercise

IB English B - Science and technology - Reading comprehension exercise

This is a resource I created as part of our module on Science and Technology as part of the IB Diploma Programme (English B), but could also be used for high ability classes in lower years (KS3) or advanced EAL learners. It includes a synonym exercise, summary exercise, true or false as well as extended writing and homework. Article is included with underlined words.
gudrunbjorg
Applying Visual Literacies in ESL Learning - Creating Stories about Place

Applying Visual Literacies in ESL Learning - Creating Stories about Place

This combined lesson and plan is designed for Intermediate ESL/EFL and ESOL learners who are ready to expand their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills through imagining different places. The associated activity includes visual texts (images), a series of questions to guide classroom interactions, and vocabulary for elicitation toward developing effective speaking and writing skills. This is a semi-structured activity where students are encouraged to draw on their own experiences of different places. The activity moves the student from being a visual spectator to being a textual critic. By learning in an independent but guided way students can better prepare for the independent learning expectations of tertiary or workplace learning. This resource can be adapted for a particular curriculum or used in a stand alone session of 2-4 hours.
lisamcdonald03
Lesson and Plan – Developing Digital Literacies in ESL Learning - Creating an e-Portfolio

Lesson and Plan – Developing Digital Literacies in ESL Learning - Creating an e-Portfolio

This lesson is designed for advanced pre-tertiary (Year 11 and Year 12), and tertiary ESL/EFL learners and will enable them to create an e-Portfolio to expand on and advance their approaches to English language learning. It will help them identify taken-for-granted language skills and involve them in enjoyable, contemporary and relevant social learning activities. It has an adaptable timeframe. The lesson includes a content and suitability explanation, a printable three-page classroom handout, a student guide for creating an e-portfolio, and a narrative-based written assessment task. A classroom activity structure and suggested lesson plan for a four hour session, with a breakdown of activities and related objectives, resource suggestions, learning foci and evaluation, is also included. This lesson requires the teacher to source contemporary examples of portfolios and e-portfolios for in-class discussion. Students are encouraged to keep a self-observation diary or user log. Use this DISCOUNT code at the TES checkout to buy this resource for FREE! Enter OUTSTANDINGOCT in the code section to claim your discount - New Buyers Only
lisamcdonald03