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

BOOK REPORT {WRITING FLIPBOOK ORGANISER}

BOOK REPORT {WRITING FLIPBOOK ORGANISER}

Use this EDITABLE Book Report flipbook organiser to scaffold the structure of a Book Report. The prompts for each of the key elements of a Book Report will help students write effectively and be on track. WHAT’S INCLUDED:1. Six posters/anchor charts on a book report and its key elements. Print, laminate and display in class and/or view as PDF slideshow. 2. EDITABLE Flipbook blackline templates featuring the key elements of a book report. Cut around each template. Arrange from smallest to largest or vice versa. Glue/staple at top tab. All clipart is secured. Font is embedded. Type inside text to edit. You also have the option to change the font style. ** These flipbook templates can also be glued in interactive notebooks. Simply glue down largest sheet first followed by other sheets, descending order. Glue at top tabs. 3. Lined sheets for publishing x 2 options.4. Teacher marking rubric x 3 options (with and without scoring and comments)** These flipbooks would make an impressive display in the hallway during Book Week. This would also make a great assignment for your students over the school break or anytime during the academic year.

By lauranerae

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

Science Week Bundle

Science Week Bundle

A collection of science themed resources and activities that you might enjoy for British Science Week.

By sarah277

'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

Assorted EAL Resources

Assorted EAL Resources

eBooks, Worksheets, Games, Target boards, Dominoes...Teaching is hard enough without resourcing for EAL learners. This useful bundle may just help to make your life that little bit easier.

By duvetpublishing

Science: School Subjects: Colouring Page

Science: School Subjects: Colouring Page

This colouring page is deliberately minimal so that students can use it to add their own knowledge, style, or design to make it personal to them. It can be used to test prior knowledge or to introduce a topic, or as a revision activity or to see what new knowledge students have acquired. The picture could be stuck to the front of a student's notebook, file or folder at the start of term, to help them get organised with all of their new subjects. It could also be used as part of an English as a foreign language course to talk about the subjects students might study at school, and which are their favourite or least liked subjects.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

Geography Bundle (Part One)

Geography Bundle (Part One)

A collection of primary and secondary colouring activity pages to help students learn about geography and the world. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. ample space has been left for students to add their own notes and keywords as part of revision or to check their level of knowledge at the start and end of the topic. 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

Geography: School Subjects: Colouring Page

Geography: School Subjects: Colouring Page

This colouring page is deliberately minimal so that students can use it to add their own knowledge, style, or design to make it personal to them. It can be used to test prior knowledge or to introduce a topic, or as a revision activity or to see what new knowledge students have acquired. The picture could be stuck to the front of a student's notebook, file or folder at the start of term, to help them get organised with all of their new subjects. It could also be used as part of an English as a foreign language course to talk about the subjects students might study at school, and which are their favourite or least liked subjects.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

Year 8/9 Extended Writing Assessment Task

Year 8/9 Extended Writing Assessment Task

A PowerPoint presentation guiding pupils through an extended writing assessment. Success criteria included. Pupils should write a story about the Best Day of their Life making reference to success criteria.

By CONORROD

Mathematical Signs and Symbols

Mathematical Signs and Symbols

A colouring activity to help students learn the names of mathematical signs and symbols. Ideal for primary school students, and students learning English as a foreign language. Students learning other foreign languages could use the sheets to write the new words under the familiar name. Can be used alongside my numbers pages to create maths games where children hold the number and symbol cards and answer their own maths questions. 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

School Subjects: Organisation and Posters

School Subjects: Organisation and Posters

These colouring page are deliberately minimal so that students can use them to add their own knowledge, style, or design to make it personal to them. It can be used to test prior knowledge or to introduce a topic, or as a revision activity or to see what new knowledge students have acquired. The picture could be stuck to the front of a student's notebook, file or folder at the start of term, to help them get organised with all of their new subjects. It could also be used as part of an English as a foreign language course to talk about the subjects students might study at school, and which are their favourite or least liked subjects. 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

Maths: School Subjects: Colouring Page

Maths: School Subjects: Colouring Page

This colouring page is deliberately minimal so that students can use it to add their own knowledge, style, or design to make it personal to them. It can be used to test prior knowledge or to introduce a topic, or as a revision activity or to see what new knowledge students have acquired. The picture could be stuck to the front of a student's notebook, file or folder at the start of term, to help them get organised with all of their new subjects. It could also be used as part of an English as a foreign language course to talk about the subjects students might study at school, and which are their favourite or least liked subjects.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

History: School Subjects: Colouring Page

History: School Subjects: Colouring Page

This colouring page is deliberately minimal so that students can use it to add their own knowledge, style, or design to make it personal to them. It can be used to test prior knowledge or to introduce a topic, or as a revision activity or to see what new knowledge students have acquired. The picture could be stuck to the front of a student's notebook, file or folder at the start of term, to help them get organised with all of their new subjects. It could also be used as part of an English as a foreign language course to talk about the subjects students might study at school, and which are their favourite or least liked subjects.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

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

Taboo Game - School

Taboo Game - School

Great game to practice speaking skills or simply have fun!This set contains 84 cards using words related to school.Taboo is a great word and guessing game excellent for parties. So why not have a party in class by using this game in class!! In this particular set you will find 84 cards related to school. The set includes words like principal, spelling and attendance.It is simple to use and a great time is always guaranteed.Each player must get his/her partners to guess the word on top without using the word or the five other words mentioned below on the card.

By nadineinprague

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

Controlled practice ESL game cards - vocab, quick reading, matching cards 66 sets of vocab

Controlled practice ESL game cards - vocab, quick reading, matching cards 66 sets of vocab

Simple, easy but incredibly tedious to make, so this is definitely a timesaver.Matching sets of cards with 66 different vocabulary lists. Can be used for all sorts of games including speed reading, snap, spelling bees of any matching activity. Can also be used in controlled practice for any of the vocab lists' lessons. Works like this (using the clothes list for example. S1 and 2 each have a stack of cards and choose one.S1 'Are you wearing a dress?'S2' No, I'm not wearing a dress.'S1'Are you wearing shoes?'S2 'No, I'm not wearing shoes'S1' What are you wearing?'S2 ' I'm wearing a hat'All sorts of adaptations possible.

By Tigerlearn

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Name as many things as you can...

Name as many things as you can...

Сard game called ´Name as many things as you can in a minute´. The children pick a card and the teacher starts the timer for one minute, keep a score of how many items each child gets and work out the winner at the end of the game by the one with the most points or items.

By Olynj

Presentation skills: academic

Presentation skills: academic

This resource is an activity instruction sheet for students, who will work individually to prepare a presentation on an academic subject of their choice. It is aimed at international students learning English for Academic Purposes, who will be studying different degree subjects at a university but it could also be used in an ESOL class in a college, where the students are studying other subjects.Prior to the activity, you might like to elicit from the students what makes a good presentation and you could also show a YouTube video such as: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze3IiHsHuIA The students need time to prepare their presentations so you will probably either allocate a large chunk of the class for this or set it for homework/directed learning to allow adequate time for research. Students could have access to computers to assist with this.After the allocated preparation time, each student takes it in turns to present. The whole class must be prepared to listen carefully and to ask questions when they are listening, and to be ready to answer questions when they are presenting. Students could be encouraged to give feedback to each other on their presentations - this could be done anonymously via written feedback or via an online voting system if eliciting verbal feedback is difficult.Depending on how many students you have in the class, this activity with introduction and feedback could take several lessons. This type of activity could also be used as an assessment around speaking skills.

By Jayne890

Speed referencing

Speed referencing

This classroom activity is aimed at students who are getting to grips with academic referencing and is designed to make learning about referencing fun. Before using this activity, ensure that students understand the concept of referencing and are familiar with the type of referencing and related conventions used by your institution.To use this activity, print off several copies of this resource and laminate each sheet. (As a guide, the 2 sheets given here are suitable for 1 small group of 2-3 students, so you will need as many copies as you have groups). Use a guillotine to create small cards and put them into packs for each group (I find that using elastic bands or envelopes helps with this). In small groups of 2-3, students have to order the cards given to show the information required in a reference for: a book, a chapter or essay in an edited book, a web page, a journal article, a blog, an electronic image, a newspaper or magazine article, an online report, a TV or radio programme and a conference paper.It may be a good idea for students to practise first, referring to the reference guidelines of your institution, before trying to do it with no guidance - at this point, egg timers or an online timer could be used to see which group can organise the references correctly as quickly as possible. The teacher could shout out which one to do e.g. a book for each round to make it easier and more focused than doing all of the references at the same time.

By Jayne890

300 generic lesson activities and 50 marking time-busters. Make life easy!!

300 generic lesson activities and 50 marking time-busters. Make life easy!!

BUNDLE: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!There are also 50 marking ideas that will bust your marking-time - some ingenious stuff!These are my two most popular files, bundled together to save you money and hassle! Many thanks Copyright T.Taylor

By whizzbangbang

Teach English with Spanish-English Cognates: Examples, Practice, & Games

Teach English with Spanish-English Cognates: Examples, Practice, & Games

According to research, ELLs need help learning to recognize and work with cognates.Since both Spanish and a majority of English academic vocabulary are Latin-based, Spanish-speaking students of English have a huge head start on CALP (academic) vocabulary if they can learn some simple rules for these cognates.This EnglishHints packet of task cards, worksheets, and games (including a crossword puzzle and an adaptation of bingo for review) introduces some important English academic words that have clear Spanish cognates. By studying and practicing with them, students will become familiar with common patterns of the differences between the English and Spanish for these words.The patterns they learn will transfer, giving students the skills they need to recognize and understand many more words.It’s important that students not only recognize similarities in word meaning, but also the times when apparent similarities mask differences in connotation or meaning.This packet has a worksheet on false cognates, asking students to verify meanings with a dictionary and helping them understand that they should not rely on apparent similarities for words they want to use or need to understand accurately.There are two task cards for each of 16 important academic word ‘families.’ The first card gives the most common verb, noun, adjective, and adverb (if used) forms of each word and practice choosing the correct form to complete sample sentences.The second card gives one more example of use, but then asks students to determine which of four alternate sentences (not using the target word) accurately reflect its meaning.By practicing with both kinds of cards, students get to work with multiple examples of each word’s use. They should become familiar with the common suffixes like –tion, -able, -ed, -ive, and –ly, the ways they correspond with Spanish suffixes (-ción, -sión, -able—pronounced differently-- -ado, -ido, -ivo, -mente, etc.) and where words with those endings fit into sentences.There is also a page teaching the English stress and pronunciation of each word form- designed for teachers to go over with the class, so all can hear and repeat the correct forms and notice the changes in stress as verbs convert to nouns or adjectives.31 pages total including answer keys.

By EnglishHints

ALL YEAR 7 AND 8 HISTORY LESSONS IN ONE BIG BUNDLE!

ALL YEAR 7 AND 8 HISTORY LESSONS IN ONE BIG BUNDLE!

Here you get over 100 fully-prepared, buzzy lessons. They all have a very simple plan, resources, images, worksheets and such like all embedded into 120 easy-to-follow PowerPoints. The PowerPoints are even numbered so you can just follow the course through from start-to-finish!Each file is a FULL lesson and includes:Easy to follow lesson planPrintable resourcesVery engaging slides Audio and visualUsing my degree-level computer skills, I have made these resources to be very slick and visually appealing. These are high quality resources that have helped me to be rated as 'Outstanding' in every observation.Please grab a bargain!(I've also added some other popular files for good measure)

By Boosteration

Using Word Roots to Teach Vocabulary

Using Word Roots to Teach Vocabulary

Help intermediate English learners (or middle- high school English students) master academic vocabulary by learning some of the most useful word root and prefix combinations.Examples and practice with over 30 important Latin and Greek roots, including 3 pages on Greek roots, 2 on sensory roots (aud, vid, spect, etc.) and 1-2 pages each on words made from cedere (access, exceed, preceding, procedure, successive, etc.), and 2 other especially high-value roots, pointing out Spanish cognates (as well as warning about false cognates like sensible, which means sensitive in Spanish.)The packet includes suggestions for teaching roots and practicing them with several games, including 'memory' (or 'concentration')-- with 4 sets of memory cards to practice 24 words and meanings from the roots in the packet.It starts with a worksheet reviewing common prefixes and introducing several useful roots. Other practice activities include gap-fills, multiple choice, and matching exercises, beginning with root and prefix combinations that have easy-to-guess meanings based on the root meaning, and going on to important academic words that are not as easy to guess from the root-- with the needed explanations and examples given in the introduction before each practice.Teaching all the roots in this packet would take about 20 minutes to half an hour for 8-10 days, plus 15 minutes occasionally for review games. The Greek root examples and practice might take 45 minutes. Most of the rest of the worksheets will take 15 minutes to half an hour (or a little longer if you want to brainstorm with the class first). Most of the games need about 15 minutes, and the memory games can be played by early finishers (1-4 students per set of cards) without help once they've been introduced.CCSS L.5.4b, L.6.4b, L7.4b, L.8.4b, L.9-10.4b

By EnglishHints