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Resources and ideas for English language learning, written by teachers to support teaching and learning

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Board Game Templates

Board Game Templates

Five board game templates - make your own questions- plus suggestions on how to play and templates to laminate question cards.HangmanFind-A-WordBlockbustersBusyBeeSnakes and LaddersThese are a great keeper for end of topic revision, end of term fun days, fast finishers corner.Make your own questions to accompany the games or encourage the students to create their own.Suitable for ALL Key stages.

By LearnersLabyrinth

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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

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20 Tech Enhanced Activities for the Language Classroom

20 Tech Enhanced Activities for the Language Classroom

This ebook was designed to be the first in a series of collections of the simple activities and ideas I have used over many years when delivering teaching and teacher training sessions that incorporate the use of digital technologies.The ideas use simple free tools that have stood the test of time and remained consistently reliable. The teaching ideas and activities themselves are ones that I have adapted from my pre-technology teaching days, so they are all built on sound classroom teaching practice.The activities are ideal for the modern connected classroom in which students come to class with a variety of devices, but they can also be used in a blended context and students can be assigned some parts of the tasks to do outside of the classroom.I have also included a collection of 8 video tutorials to help less tech confident teachers deal with the technology side of using the materials.I hope these materials will act as a bridge for teachers who are newer or less confident at using digital tools and materials and help them provide engaging and motivating language learning experiences for their students.

By nikpeachey

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'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

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Media Studies: The Internet

Media Studies: The Internet

This presentation concern the use of the internet within media studies. This presentation gives the advantages and disadvantages of the internet. It also gives students the opportunity to work in pairs and individually.

By tomgav

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Easter Bundle

Easter Bundle

A collection of resources that could be used as part of Easter activities. This bundle will be added to over time.

By sarah277

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History Graphic Readers (Comic Book Style) Bundle

History Graphic Readers (Comic Book Style) Bundle

A bundle of my 5 history comic book resources for young learners and students of ESL. All of these are in PDF and can be used on iPads, notebook computers, or printed out in colour or black and white. There are additional materials including quizzes and essay writing exercises to make these materials a fun and engaging way of teaching history. Topics include; WW1 - Life in the Trenches The Hindenburg Disaster Women's Suffrage Shackleton and the Endurance Charles Lindbergh 1927 This bundle is offered at about a 30% discount which together with the upcoming TES Bundle Bonanza discount of 30% makes this a bargain!

By kibishipaul

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Playscripts - Shrek - Boys Writing - Converting narrative into a play script.

Playscripts - Shrek - Boys Writing - Converting narrative into a play script.

These resources involve following a short section of the film Shrek and its script that I have typed out. Children then go on to write a short section of the script by converting a piece of text into a playscript.Children have loved this lesson and it always provides some funny voices too from the class. A great way to get boys interested in writing. Gained 'outstanding' in a Literacy lesson last year. Ideal for a year 3/4 class and can be differentiated accordingly. Includes- Required short video clips cut to measure - Lesson plan- Required worksheets- Required script sections-Features of playscriptsPlease comment if you find this resource useful.

By dave_orritt

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Animals

Animals

A collection of animal themed resources. 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

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Helping Hands - reading comprehension

Helping Hands - reading comprehension

This resource supports a BBC News report which tells how two men use a 3D printer in their garden shed to make prosthetic hands.The resource contains 3 worksheets of questions, differentiated for use through KS1 and KS2. It could also be used to support readers in KS3. Answers and ‘content domain’ references are included for each question.

By Headway_Learning

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Mixed Wordsearch Bundle 2

Mixed Wordsearch Bundle 2

Wordsearch mixed bundle for wordsearch addicts! Various subjects, ideal for starters and extension tasks. £40.00 of resources for £12.00

By Rachel___

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Learning English through songs

Learning English through songs

Reading literary works at intermediate levels often implies the use of abridged versions adapted to the linguistic competence of the students in question . Yet, even when these kinds of books ensure comprehension, they “kill” the style of the original work, as well as the richness and versatility of the language. Abridged versions present at least two main drawbacks: they are not authentic material, and since they are texts used only as a means to display language structure, there is little, or no engagement at the discourse level, on the part of the student. Song lyrics represent authentic material; they do not need to be abridged because they can be selected according to the students’ linguistic level of competence. They resemble poetry and lend themselves to be used to the teaching of literary theory. Besides, listening to songs facilitate language acquisition and help students develop phonological awareness “Music has the ability to facilitate language acquisition, reading readiness, and general intellectual development....... to enhance creativity and to promote social development, personality adjustment, and self-worth.” (Weinberger, N.1998 P 56, 36-40)

By qgabydomingue

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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

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I can structure a persuasive paragraph - persuasive writing

I can structure a persuasive paragraph - persuasive writing

*In this resource I have argued against space travel and computer games, as I thought it was likely that most of my class would like to take the opposing view for their own writing, later on.A fully planned and resourced lesson, complete with differentiated activities and a model text.First, children learn the opening paragraph to the model text ‘Computer games are harmful to children’. This should be quick and easy to learn – add a few actions if you wish. Use the PowerPoint or a text map to support.Then, take a quick look at how the text has been changed to the subject of space travel.What has changed? What has stayed the same?Briefly explore the idea that, in persuasive writing, if you can write one opening paragraph, you can write hundreds. It is simply:• Introduce the subject of the debate• Introduce which side you are on• State that you have many strong argumentsNext, move on to looking at the how the first argument is structured. Again, it follows a pattern:• Topic sentence – to introduce the key idea of this particular paragraph• Facts and opinions• A rhetorical questionOn a flip chart or screen, show how you can use this simple structure to write a paragraph against exploring space on the subject of safety. There is an example of how you could do this on slide 8.Now the children should be ready to try this structure themselves. During independent time they use the same structure to create their own persuasive paragraphs about space travel.After this they can organise persuasive paragraphs about anything they choose.I have had great success with this approach and so have my colleagues. I hope you find it useful too.

By extra golden-time

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Pooch Puzzles: Aircraft Word Search

Pooch Puzzles: Aircraft Word Search

The Pooch Puzzles secure eBook series is intended as a means to help develop mathematical thinking and cognitive development through problem solving activities. This book contains ten printable aircraft shaped aircraft word searches. Ideal as a starter or lesson filler, this activity combines cognitive development with modern studies,history and technology. Answers are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.

By mathsmutt

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Computers and technology English vocabulary worksheet

Computers and technology English vocabulary worksheet

Computers and technology English vocabulary worksheets. Intended for beginner EfL learners..pdf and .docx files included (each contain the same 2 worksheets).PowerPoint includes vocabulary list covered (as below) and visual aids. Worksheets test students on understanding and usage of the vocabulary learnt.LEVEL 1ComputerEmail addressMobile phoneWebsiteFacebookText messageDownloadLetterVideoLEVEL 2CalculatorGadgetEnvelopeStampRobotAgreeDisagreeOpinionBatteryLaptopSmartphoneFor more resources check out my shop:https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/alexpceIf you liked this resource, please write a review! :)

By alexpce

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The 6Rs of Sustainability - Earth Day

The 6Rs of Sustainability - Earth Day

The 6Rs of Sustainability - Earth Day: A quality presentation and activities for teens!This resource comes with an easy to follow and attractive PowerPoint presentation which explains each of the 6 Rs (Recycle, Reduce, Refuse, Rethink, Repair, Reuse). It contains lots of appropriate visuals: great to maintain engagement and for differentiation, and as you go through it, give students the opportunity to reflect and discuss our Earth’s sustainability and what we can do to look after our planet. Perfect for Design and Technology lessons and Earth Day themed activities!There are also some printable activities to accompany the PowerPoint, allowing all students to reflect on their learning and share their opinions. The resource also includes task cards (that come in both color and ink saving black and white) for students to work in groups to match up the 6 Rs to their definitions / put into order of importance etc.Finally, students can plan and write their own blog posts using the templates provided to encourage them to make a positive influence on the world. I hope you and your students find this resource valuable and that it helps generate some interesting and insightful discussions in your classroom, enjoy!************************************************************************************************************************• If you choose to download this resource, please take the time to leave a rating - I do really value your feedback and I always look forward to reading what you think about my resources! If you have any questions about this resource or anything else, you can email me at TeachersResourceForce@yahoo.com.• Be the first to know when I upload new resources, discounts and freebies by following my page!

By TeachersResourceForce

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Space station reading comprehension

Space station reading comprehension

This worksheet is aimed at primary to lower high school ESL/EAL students with a pre-intermediate level.It includes comprehension questions and is the type of reading I encourage my students to do for "extra reading".Flesch-Kincaid reading level: 2.9

By mbrizz

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Famous Astronauts paired reading and speaking worksheet for ESL/EAL students

Famous Astronauts paired reading and speaking worksheet for ESL/EAL students

This resource can be used during a space theme and is suitable for teenagers and young learners with an English level equivalent to pre-intermediate or intermediate level. Tricky vocabulary can be pre-taught. There are two different texts. Students must read their text and answer their partner's questions. They must ask questions to complete a table about their partner's text.Students are paired in an A-B manner.

By mbrizz

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Apostrophes and Commas (with bonus resources)

Apostrophes and Commas (with bonus resources)

Interactive and explanatory PowerPoints on Apostrophes and Commas with an omissive apostrophe resource to check understanding.*bonus resources* - PowerPoint on Sentences and a spelling support starter!Save 33% - £4 cheaper than buying the individual resources!

By emsogram

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Minecraft Phonics - a-z

Minecraft Phonics - a-z

Minecraft - you may have heard of it, it's "a thing".Here is the first set of Minecraft phonics. Letters a-z and a corresponding minecraft term to accompany them.Images and words which will excite your students while still helping them learn the phonetic sounds and formation of all 26 letters.a - apple, b - bricks, c - cake, d - door, e - enchantment table, f - furnaceg - glow stone, h - hopper, i - iron bars, j - jack o'Lantern, k - kitten, l - leverm - minecart, n - nether portal, o - obsidian, p - piston, q - quartz stairsr - redstone torch, s - sign, t - tripwire, u - update, v- vines, w - water, x - xbox, y - yellow wool, z - zombie pigman!Fully editable for you to adapt and fit to your students!

By MaxHopwood

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Electronics & Audio Visual Equipment EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games & More (with audio) (1)

Electronics & Audio Visual Equipment EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games & More (with audio) (1)

EAL/ESL electronics and audio visual equipment worksheets, games, activities and flash cards:- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL online games (with audio)- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL poster- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL flash cards- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL matching activity- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL label the images- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL word search- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL spelling practiceThe zipped folder contains a PDF and an editable version of each file.To see what these resources are like, please visit https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/numbers-0-10-eal-esl-worksheets-games-activities-and-flash-cards-with-audio-11460573 and download the similar resources on Numbers 0-10 for free.Where there are British English and American English choices for the words used in the resources, you will find a British English and an American English version of the resources.Please note that the audio has an American accent. You can hear this by downloading the free Numbers 0-10 version of the resources.To find other EAL/ESL vocabulary resources, please visit the Save Teachers' Sundays TES store at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SaveTeachersSundays(Please ignore the PDF file - it has been uploaded so that a preview image is shown for the resources. You can find a version of this preview file without the logo watermark in the folder)

By SaveTeachersSundays

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Electronics & Audio Visual Equipment EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games & More (with audio) (2)

Electronics & Audio Visual Equipment EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games & More (with audio) (2)

EAL/ESL electronics and audio visual equipment worksheets, games, activities and flash cards:- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL online games (with audio)- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL poster- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL flash cards- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL matching activity- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL label the images- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL word search- electronics and audio visual equipment EAL/ESL spelling practiceThe zipped folder contains a PDF and an editable version of each file.To see what these resources are like, please visit https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/numbers-0-10-eal-esl-worksheets-games-activities-and-flash-cards-with-audio-11460573 and download the similar resources on Numbers 0-10 for free.Where there are British English and American English choices for the words used in the resources, you will find a British English and an American English version of the resources.Please note that the audio has an American accent. You can hear this by downloading the free Numbers 0-10 version of the resources.To find other EAL/ESL vocabulary resources, please visit the Save Teachers' Sundays TES store at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SaveTeachersSundays(Please ignore the PDF file - it has been uploaded so that a preview image is shown for the resources. You can find a version of this preview file without the logo watermark in the folder)

By SaveTeachersSundays

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Computers EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games, Activities and Flash Cards (with audio)

Computers EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games, Activities and Flash Cards (with audio)

EAL/ESL computers worksheets, games, activities and flash cards:- computers EAL/ESL online games (with audio)- computers EAL/ESL poster- computers EAL/ESL flash cards- computers EAL/ESL matching activity- computers EAL/ESL label the images- computers EAL/ESL word search- computers EAL/ESL spelling practiceThe zipped folder contains a PDF and an editable version of each file.To see what these resources are like, please visit https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/numbers-0-10-eal-esl-worksheets-games-activities-and-flash-cards-with-audio-11460573 and download the similar resources on Numbers 0-10 for free.Where there are British English and American English choices for the words used in the resources, you will find a British English and an American English version of the resources.Please note that the audio has an American accent. You can hear this by downloading the free Numbers 0-10 version of the resources.To find other EAL/ESL vocabulary resources, please visit the Save Teachers' Sundays TES store at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SaveTeachersSundays(Please ignore the PDF file - it has been uploaded so that a preview image is shown for the resources. You can find a version of this preview file without the logo watermark in the folder)

By SaveTeachersSundays

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Machines EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games, Activities and Flash Cards (with audio) (1)

Machines EAL/ESL Worksheets, Games, Activities and Flash Cards (with audio) (1)

EAL/ESL machines worksheets, games, activities and flash cards:- machines EAL/ESL online games (with audio)- machines EAL/ESL poster- machines EAL/ESL flash cards- machines EAL/ESL matching activity- machines EAL/ESL label the images- machines EAL/ESL word search- machines EAL/ESL spelling practiceThe zipped folder contains a PDF and an editable version of each file.To see what these resources are like, please visit https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/numbers-0-10-eal-esl-worksheets-games-activities-and-flash-cards-with-audio-11460573 and download the similar resources on Numbers 0-10 for free.Where there are British English and American English choices for the words used in the resources, you will find a British English and an American English version of the resources.Please note that the audio has an American accent. You can hear this by downloading the free Numbers 0-10 version of the resources.To find other EAL/ESL vocabulary resources, please visit the Save Teachers' Sundays TES store at https://www.tes.com/teaching-resources/shop/SaveTeachersSundays(Please ignore the PDF file - it has been uploaded so that a preview image is shown for the resources. You can find a version of this preview file without the logo watermark in the folder)

By SaveTeachersSundays

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Writing emails- looking at the structure, layout language and techniques used, with two activities

Writing emails- looking at the structure, layout language and techniques used, with two activities

1) Warm up task (word document) photographs of public spelling mistakes for students to identify and correct. Some are amusing and ridiculous and this quick task will get students thinking. 2) Main lesson aims and objectives:Aim: For students to recap on spelling punctuation and grammar, and write an email response in line with the FS English writing exam.Objectives: Recognise and correct the mistakes in the proof reading task.Work as a group to complete and provide feedback on the task.Write an informal email in reply to the warm up task, using the correct language and features in line with FS English exam mark scheme. 3) Example email- discussion point for the layout and different components. The example has many spelling mistakes, and I split it up into 4 sections , allocated groups (or pairs) one section each to identify and correct the spelling, punctuation and grammar mistakes. The different sections are split on to separate slides in order to aid feedback. 4) Task: using the email from the previous task- students asked to compose a response- instructions and a checklist given on the slide- this will give students practice of writing informal emails which can be applied to wider skills.5) Task: writing a formal email - instructions shown on the slide. This task can be given as homework if there is no time. The task is primarily geared towards the FS English exam but can be used for more broad and wider skills.

By Jadelodell

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Pooch Puzzles: Aircraft Word Search Bundle

Pooch Puzzles: Aircraft Word Search Bundle

The Pooch Puzzles secure eBook series is intended as a means to help develop mathematical thinking and cognitive development through problem solving activities. This bundle contains a total of thirty aircraft shaped word searches. Ideal as a starter or lesson filler, these activites combines cognitive development with geography, history, and technology - whilst helping reading skills.Answers are provided, so the questions can be self or peer assessed and pupils can track their progress.

By mathsmutt