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Writing a Thank You Letter Lesson

Writing a Thank You Letter Lesson

A PowerPoint lesson lasting about an hour teaching students how to write a thank you letter. The lesson includes fun starter, mind mapping activity, proofreading exercise as well as planning and writing tasks. Perfect for the end of year when you want learners to practise their writing skills ready for exams as well as thank our amazing support and teaching assistants. Using this lesson learners will be able to create a text they can actually use and give to someone they want to thank as well as reviewing valuable letter writing skills.This lesson is aimed at ESOL/ESOl/EFL/EAL learners but could equally be used with SLDD/ALD learners or entry level literacy learners. If you would like to see more of my resources please see my shop here:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/islaflood?p=2

By islaflood

EAL/ESL New to School

EAL/ESL New to School

Ever struggled with new learners of English in the classroom? Not sure where to start? This booklet contains a selection of worksheets, games and activities for new learners of English. The 22 page booklet contain sections relating to; - Themselves - Their School - Classroom Objects - Plurals - Classroom Instructions - Subjects and timetables - Basic Maths VocabularyEach section contains word / question cards which can be cut out to play matching pair games, or board games (included). Great for homework during the first few weeks of term.

By dotty34

300 generic activities.  Create lessons in seconds!

300 generic activities. Create lessons in seconds!

Create lessons in seconds with this HUGE PowerPoint of animated lesson activities. There are HUNDREDS of templates that you can over-type in seconds to create engaging lesson material. Highly praised by John Simpkin of Spartacus Educational and Mark Warner of Teaching Ideas. I am very confident you will like this. If you do, please click on my profile to see my other popular resources. Thanks(This file also has a bank of PowerPoint timers - it's the most useful planning tool ever!) The size of the file should show you how much stuff there is! Without sounding overly confident - it's the best resource out there!Many thanksCopyright T.TaylorNOTE: Following its success in the summer sale, I have decided to keep the sale price - so grab a bargain! Used to be £5. Many thanks.

By whizzbangbang

Functional Skills Writing Short Notes Tasks - Get Well, Thank You, Well Done, Sorry, Invitation

Functional Skills Writing Short Notes Tasks - Get Well, Thank You, Well Done, Sorry, Invitation

A set of exemplars and templates on note writing / postcard writing. Examples include:- Get Well SoonThank YouSorryParty InvitationGood LuckHappy BirthdayIdeal resource for Entry Level 1 students working towards Functional Skills English where students have to: - Use written words and phrases to present information. - Construct simple sentences using full stops. - Spell correctly personal or very familiar words.Also contains self-evaluation sheet.Suitable for primary pupils too.For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and EducateThinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide.How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step GuideTo be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Pre entry/Entry 1 ESOL Reader with Activities - Majid Buys a New Phone

Pre entry/Entry 1 ESOL Reader with Activities - Majid Buys a New Phone

A printable reader book for pre entry and entry 1 ESOL/EAL/EFL/ESL learners. Comes with key words and phrases list, picture worksheet, picture only version, text only version as well as a plentiful list of activity ideas to create at least one lesson, could easily be developed into many with low level learners. 'Majid Buys a New Phone' is about a young man who breaks his phone and needs to buy a new one. It follows his journey to buy a new phone and provides valuable vocabulary and information about what learners may encounter when purchasing phones in the UK. Lots of activities can be built around the text as well as using it to improve and develop reading skills. Topics that could be covered include: personal detailssimple questionspresent and past tensedialogue in shopsfilling in formsspellingwriting simple sentencesreading simple sentencesrecognising key words

By islaflood

Hello Song (Greeting song)

Hello Song (Greeting song)

Hello Song (Greeting song)This song is designed as a greeting song that promotes positive attitudes and feelings of inclusion. The lyrics encourage waving, social interaction and provide opportunities for voice intonation. Also, included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Goodbye Song (Farewell song)

Goodbye Song (Farewell song)

Goodbye Song (Farewell song)This song is designed as a farewell song. It can be used as an indication that it is time to go home at the end of a session. Its lyrics were chosen to promote feelings of self-esteem and inclusion. Also, included is an instrumental/karaoke version of the song and a PDF of the lyrics. A free PDF of the lyrics to all of our songs can be downloaded from www.melodytreehouse.com

By MelodyTreeHouse

Ordering Food English Language ESL EFL EAL lesson

Ordering Food English Language ESL EFL EAL lesson

I designed this highly interactive lesson while teaching English as a Second Language in a Korean High School. The idea is to get all students comfortable practicing speaking in English and ordering food. We used whiteboards to draw the food as part of the role play. Learning objectives:-Learn new food vocabulary-Practice ordering food -Practice counting in dollars-Understand different cultures-Match flags with countries

By thejennii

Metro systems of the world

Metro systems of the world

This was always one of my favourite lessons to teach! I designed this one-of-a-kind, highly interactive lesson while teaching English as a Second Language in a Korean High School. The idea is to get all students comfortable practicing speaking in English and asking for directions. There is an overview of key transit-related vocabulary and opportunities for students to role play asking for directions. Features:-facts about metro systems around the world-fun quizzes for students to self-test throughout-guess the metro game-creative writing picture prompts -key transit vocabulary-key capital city vocabulary

By thejennii

Functional Skills For SEN Students - Addressing Envelopes and Note Writing - PowerPoint Lesson and Worksheets

Functional Skills For SEN Students - Addressing Envelopes and Note Writing - PowerPoint Lesson and Worksheets

This bundle contains 1. A set of exemplars and templates on note writing / postcard writing. Examples include:- - Get Well Soon - Thank You - Sorry - Party Invitation - Good Luck - Happy Birthday Also contains self-evaluation sheet. 2. A set of 15 writing addresses tasks and envelope templates 3. 22 Slide PowerPoint Lesson – Addressing Envelopes This is a fully editable and interactive 22 slide PowerPoint that clearly explains and demonstrates how to address an envelope, as recommended by the Post Office. Several slides ask students to identify what is incorrect about how the address has been set out. These are ideal resource for Entry Level 1 students working towards Functional Skills English where students have to - Use written words and phrases to present information. - Construct simple sentences using full stops. - Spell correctly some personal or very familiar words. - Write addresses Also suitable for primary pupils. For more inspiring educational resources visit Inspire and Educate Thinking of publishing your own resources or already an author and want to improve your resources and sales? Check out this 'must have' step by step guide. How to Become a Successful TES Author: Step by Step Guide To be kept informed of new resources click here and follow!

By Krazikas

Basic Communication Fan SEND

Basic Communication Fan SEND

A communication fan to convey basic wants and needs. Could be used with non-verbal learners or those who do not phrase sentences appropriately to make requests. Fans: 'I want' and 'please' appear with a bold box around them to illustrate the beginning and and of a sentence. It is the children's choice to then fill the blank with a symbol fan of their choice. Requests include: toilet, drink, snack, to go, to stop, help, to talk, to move around, the toy, the computer, the ipad, to play, to watch and to show you.

By zvlovegrove

ESOL Things in Common Activity

ESOL Things in Common Activity

This resource can be used as an Ice Breaker activity for any new class, or as a general speaking activity for ESOL learners.Students each have one copy of the worksheet. They write the names of others in the class in the left column, then they go around the room speaking with others to find out one common thing that they both like. It could be food, hobbies, sports, travel. The list is endless.This is a lot of fun and generates much discussion.

By biowriterab

'Class win or fail' revision game. Suitable for everything!!

'Class win or fail' revision game. Suitable for everything!!

Hi,This is a creative and engaging game. There are 15 timed questions - they are all linked to the main slide. The purpose - if the class get 12 or more correct, they win the reward. If they get less than 12, they get the punishment!Be careful - each questions has a countdown timer!This is adaptable to any subject, for any age by simply over-typing the questions. This is the easiest and most engaging way to have a revision quiz!!EnjoyCopyright M Willetts

By Boosteration

Thank You: Colouring Page

Thank You: Colouring Page

A colouring activity to help students thank the people who help them. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. To follow my world first solo row around the coast of Britain and daily life as an explorer:* Free educational videos: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/sarahrowssolo or Amazon Video: http://amzn.to/2jno3v8* Free virtual field trips: Skype in the Classroom: https://education.microsoft.com/vikingquest* Paid school speaker bookings: http://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/sarah-weldon

By sarah277

Complete ESL/EAL class on jobs vocab - what do you do?

Complete ESL/EAL class on jobs vocab - what do you do?

What do you do? Plenty of activities in this complete class with RSLW and lots of communication built in - mingles, descriptions to read, unscrambling the words, you name it!This is just one unit from the 60 page ESL resource pack from Tigerlearn. Look at that for a more complete resource.https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/60-page-esl-eal-activity-pack-for-english-teachers-11364056

By Tigerlearn

Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

Marking time-buster. 50 ideas

You will save countless hours of marking time with these ingenious ideas. INSTEAD OF......(common mistake), try................(new time saving solution!)These are highly praised and have been adopted at whole-school levels. 50 great ideas with scanned examples (If you search '300 lesson activities - you will see that my products are popular here on TES. This product is just as good!).

By whizzbangbang

Flag of Australia Themed Pack and More...

Flag of Australia Themed Pack and More...

This big savings bundle includes: flag of Australia', 'happy birthday', and motivational posters' packs. Also includes lots of themed lined papers, page borders and display posters for bulletin boards . Grab the opportunity by downloading them all for £5.

By jinkydabon

Clip Art Middle School Mania

Clip Art Middle School Mania

This product contains over 100 high quality, original and hand drawn graphic images.There are 12 girls in Black & White and also in Colour = 24There are 14 boys in Black & White and also in Colour = 28There are also:6 ties6 blazers6 coloured shirts6 white shirts with coloured ties6 pairs of trousers6 sweaters6 vests/waistcoats6 skirtsMiddle School Mania can be used for newsletters, pamphlets, worksheets, classroom decor and all kinds of classroom prep.Good Luck!

By rhondamckenzie

ESL/EAL resource pack for English teachers.

ESL/EAL resource pack for English teachers.

A 60 page pack of communicative activities for ESL/EAL/EFL teachers. Print off the relevant lesson and go. Loads of activities with communication built in, scaffolded activities, word recognition activities as well as reading and writing activities. Also links to videos.Topics covered: Introductions Countries and Nationalities Numbers Classroom instructions Parts of the body Colours Classroom objects Clothes Shapes and sizes Actions – Present Continuous Daily routines – present simple Emotions Jobs Animals Family Prepositions of place Food and drink

By Tigerlearn

The Complete ESL for Beginners: Lessons Guide with Activities

The Complete ESL for Beginners: Lessons Guide with Activities

A comprehensive, chronological set of 60 lessons with everything you need to instruct your beginner level students in the best practice methods of ESL/EFL instruction. This guide focuses on speaking and listening skills and combines Volumes One, Two, and Three of our ESL for Beginners guides into one streamlined book! Just review this curriculum guide before your lesson each day, prep the materials it provides, and TEACH! Appropriate for ages 8-adult. 139 pages.If you buy this guide, you will receive:ESL Recommendations Guide * 60 ESL Lesson Plans * Parent Notification Letter * ESL Diagnostic Test with Scoring Key/Guide * Vocabulary Activities & Grammar Structures * Games, Field Trips, Songs * Literature Activities * And More!

By bilinguallearner

ESL/EAL/TEFL Bundle - 60 page resource pack, two ESL PPTS, game cards, two editable  game PPTS

ESL/EAL/TEFL Bundle - 60 page resource pack, two ESL PPTS, game cards, two editable game PPTS

The 60 page Tigerlearn resource pack for beginners, packed full of worksheets/ A pack of controlled practice cards for a whole load of vocabulary A 6 tense error correction PPT A possessives review PPT TWO editable game PPTs including -AGENT LUCY AND THE ALIEN INVASION, gamify your semester simply by adding your own weekly challenges -An editable multichoice PPT, just add your own questions

By Tigerlearn