Lost in the Jungle ESL Activity

Lost in the Jungle ESL Activity

A speaking activity designed to fill a 45 minute ESL class if used in the correct way. Students are ‘lost in the jungle’, and then must decide what items are essential in pairs. Then joining with another pair to narrow the list down until eventually the class has their five essential items. It should provide for a lively discussion. It is aimed at intermediate level students, but would work with higher level students too.
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40 page CCSS English Literature Comprehension Booklet on the King Arthur Legends

40 page CCSS English Literature Comprehension Booklet on the King Arthur Legends

40 page CCSS English Literature Comprehension Booklet on the King Arthur Legends. The questions primarily relate to Volume 1 of ‘Le Morte D’Arthur’ by Thomas Malory (available for free via Project Gutenberg), but also require students to carry out research and refer to other related texts such as Geoffrey’s ‘Historia’, and poetry by poets including Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Walter Scott and Chretien de Troyes. Arthurian inspired fine art is also explored. Comprehension questions have been prepared in accordance with the following Curriculum Standards: RI.4.8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. SL.4.2: Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud, or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. RL.4.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean). RL.9-10.6 Analyse a particular point of view or cultural experience reflected in a work of literature from outside the United States, drawing on a wide reading of world literature. RL.9-10.9 Analyse how an author draws on and transforms source material in a specific work (e.g., how Shakespeare treats a theme or topic from Ovid or the Bible or how a later author draws on a play by Shakespeare). W.4.7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. W.9-10.3 Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Six

The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Six

Lesson for Chapter Six of The Handmaid’s Tale. Students will focus on A03, researching into Puritan society and making links with the novel. An exam style question is also included as homework or an extension.
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Four and Five

The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Four and Five

Lesson looking at Atwood’s use of religious allusions in The Handmaid’s Tale. Lesson includes: -series of questions for Chapter Four and Five -group task involving students researching into the biblical references used in the novel essay question
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The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Two and Three

The Handmaid's Tale: Chapter Two and Three

Lesson exploring Chapter 2 and 3 of The Handmaid’s Tale. Students will analyse how symbolism is used by Atwood (clothing and flowers) to shape meaning. Questions are given for each chapter and task. Want to try before you buy? You can find a lesson for Chapter 1 of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ for FREE on my TES shop.
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Creative Thinkers

Creative Thinkers

A great resource and effective way to start the day or start lessons. I have used these Creative Questions, as a means of developing Speaking and Listening exercises in class. Very useful recource for high order thinking skills, at Upper Primary levels.
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Classroom Rules - Colour In {Editable}

Classroom Rules - Colour In {Editable}

Remind your students of classroom rules in a fun and engaging way! Not only will you be creating an inviting learning environment, but you will be helping them process and understand the rules using visual and kinesthetic learning styles. These ‘colour in’ classroom rules are a mix of inspirational and practical – creating a positive learning environment, alongside rules to ensure the smooth-running of your classroom. Use them on display boards, doors or uninviting areas of your classroom, for example, a brick wall area. Once coloured by students, they will create a stunning visual display! I would recommend markers to ensure the colour really pops! There are 30 rules in total. An editable file is included to allow you to add whatever rules best suit your specific needs or age group. Invite students to collaborate, so they feel involved in the process. CONTENT • Cover • Classroom Rules x 30 • Editable File • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 23
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A Christmas Carol Stave 3

A Christmas Carol Stave 3

Lesson on first half of stave 3. Used with a middle ability set - opportunities for higher level challenge. Learning Objectives: To read and understand Stave 3 of the novel. AO1 To analyse key language features and techniques within the text. AO2 Lesson introduces key terms and encourages students to consider how Scrooge is changing. Provides relevant context related to the writings of Thomas Malthus and Dickens’ attitude towards the poor. Differentiated questions included to help students explore the characterisation of the Ghost of Christmas Present. Further analysis of the Cratchit’s and how they embody Christmas Spirit - worksheet to support exploration of characters.
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Language of War - The Blitz

Language of War - The Blitz

PowerPoint presentation, extract and worksheet exploring language used to describe the London Blitz in the Second World War. Focus on Language skills (AO1, AO2 and AO4). Questions require students to explore how language and structure are used to show the author’s feelings towards the event and exploring how successfully the event is described. Transactional writing task included to encourage students to respond to what they have read. (AO5 and AO6 skills)
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A-Grade Higher English Critical Essay On Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Novel 'Sunset Song'

A-Grade Higher English Critical Essay On Lewis Grassic Gibbon's Novel 'Sunset Song'

A-Grade Higher English Critical Essay On Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s Novel ‘Sunset Song’. SQA 2017 Question: Choose a novel or short story which deals with the theme of love or loss or redemption. With reference to appropriate techniques, explain how the writer develops this theme, and discuss how it adds to your understanding of the text as a whole. The essay is around 2100 words.
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A-Grade Higher Drama Essay on Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' Play

A-Grade Higher Drama Essay on Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' Play

A-Grade Higher Drama Essay on Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. SQA Question: As an actor, choose a character from your selected text. Consider the way(s) in which his/her values conflict with those of the society in which the play is set. You must use textual references from the play to help you justify your answer. Explain, in detail, the way in which you would use five acting concepts to convey your chosen character’s conflicting values. The essay is around 1000 words.
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AQA Language Paper 1/Question 3

AQA Language Paper 1/Question 3

This lesson focuses on an extract from ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ and guides students through answering question 3 from language paper 1 (AQA) on structure. Model sentence starters are included along with the extract. I hope it can be of some use!
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Video: ANTONY BEEVOR - The Nazis

Video: ANTONY BEEVOR - The Nazis

The historian and author of Stalingrad and D-Day, Antony Beevor, suggests how Hitler brought the Wehrmacht, the Universities and the German judiciary into the Nazi fold.
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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
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Crime & Politics - Conversation Flashcards

Crime & Politics - Conversation Flashcards

Thematic discussion questions designed to encourage fluency & confidence in English Ideal to use as an engaging warmer or as a dynamic speaking activity to finish a class. Aimed at adults and teenagers. 1. Print & cut 1 set (double-sided) of flashcards for each pair of students. **2.**Students draw a question card and ask their partner. Encourage students to: • Extend their answers • Elicit more information • Agree / disagree with their partners • Justify their arguments 3. Change pairs 4. Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them.
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ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 3

18 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Music 2) Nations 3) Neighbours 4) Nature 5) Numbers 6) Personality 7) Politics 8) Religion 9) Routines 10) Science 11) Shopping 12) Sport 13) Technology 14) Television 15) Transport 16) Travel 17) Weather 18) Work Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

ESL Conversation Activitiy Bundle 1

16 x ESL Conversation Activity Worksheets No prep pair-work speaking activities. Topics: 1) Advertising 2) Animals 3) Art 4) Buildings 5) Business 6) Celebrations 7) Childhood 8) Cities 9) Colour 10) Countryside 11) Crime 12) Education 13) Entertainment 14) Environment 15) Fame 16) Family Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Religion & Faith - ESL Conversation Activity

Religion & Faith - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: RELIGION & FAITH Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Crime - ESL Conversation Activity

Crime - ESL Conversation Activity

No prep pair-work speaking activity. Topic of conversation: CRIME Part 1: Photo description & comparison Encourages use of linking terms, connectors and cohesive devices Vocabulary acquisition Part 2: Discussion questions Debates Agree / disagree Advantages / disadvantages Encourages fluency and confidence using English Can be used for a 1-1 speaking class or pair-work activity in a large class Instructions for PART 1: 1) Working with a partner with the same photo (student As with As, Bs with Bs), students attempt to identify the vocabulary in their photo. (alternatively, for low-level students, the teacher can provide students with a vocabulary list and the students label the photo). 2) Change pairs to AB. 3) Student A describes photo while student B listens attentively. 4) Student B describes photo while student A listens attentively. 5) Still without looking at each other’s photos, students attempt to identify 3 differences between their photos. Students may now look at each other’s photos and describe 2-3 differences each. Encourage use of CONNECTORS: Firstly, Secondly, Finally However, On the other hand , Whereas Furthermore, In addition, Moreover Instructions for PART 2 1) Students ask each other the discussion questions. Encourage students to: Extend their answers Elicit more information Agree / disagree with their partners Justify their arguments 2) Students try and report to their new partner everything they can remember which their old partner has just told them. Encourage students to use the questions to guide their memory. GAMIFICATION ALTERNATIVES PROVIDED WITH THE INSTRUCTIONS
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Eating Disorders - Complete Debate Pack

Eating Disorders - Complete Debate Pack

Get your class involved in the United Nations debate Level: Intermediate CEF rating B1+ 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 (relative 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 For more lessons for English language learning or debating ideas for English classes, please head over to ESLdebates.com for free lesson plans and ideas.
BalvinderKataora
Social Media - Complete Debate Pack

Social Media - Complete Debate Pack

Get your class involved in the social media debate Level: Pre-intermediate CEF rating A2 to B1 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 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, Modals of Speculation
BalvinderKataora
Genetically Modified Food - Complete Debate Pack

Genetically Modified Food - Complete Debate Pack

Get your class involved in the GM Food debate Level Upper-Intemediate 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 - 6: Teacher’s notes and debating rubric Page 7: Quotations, conversation questions Page 8: Vocabulary Page 9-11: Reading comprehension Page 12: Grammar practice Page 13 - 14: Debate motion, pros and cons Page 15: Debating language Page 16 - 17: 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, Linking Words, Discourse Markers
BalvinderKataora
The Unexplained: The Sixth Sense, official trailer

The Unexplained: The Sixth Sense, official trailer

The well-know movie raises the issue of life after death and communication with the deceased: the trailer introduces the main character, Cole, a psychic child. The worksheet is an exercise in oral comprehension and it can lead to a debate as to what students think about the topic.
Nadouchka
BULLYING: KB'S FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL

BULLYING: KB'S FIRST DAY AT SCHOOL

Students will identify the different types of bullying while analyzing the implicit. The video is provided with subtitles on Youtube. Once students have completed the worksheet, the teacher may lead them into a debate: should KB have told her mother about what actually happened to her at school? If they had been Melanie, what would they have done (which could be an opportunity to introduce/brush up conditional 3)?
Nadouchka
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
Philosophy, whole lesson, currently used with EAL

Philosophy, whole lesson, currently used with EAL

I am a secondary teaching assistant and have recently been given a group of EAL students to work with. I have tried quite a few things so far with them, and have found philosophy to be something they particularly enjoy. As we are together for just one hour per week, I find this a useful way for them to engage with each other. Hope you you can make use of them.
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Pancake Day: Shrove Tuesday

Pancake Day: Shrove Tuesday

This fun and engaging teaching resource is perfect for Pancake Day! An eye-catching presentation answers a series of questions, such as what Pancake Tuesday is and why we make pancakes on that day. The presentation continues with a pancake recipe, a closer look at pancake toppings, Pancake Day around the world (which could be researched further) and the tradition of pancake racing. The presentation has been saved as a show, so that nothing can be accidentally deleted. Some sections require clicking to progress the show - it is set this way so that the teacher can pause and discuss if required. A quick run through beforehand will highlight these areas. After the presentation and discussion, students can complete two literacy activities. A differentiated sequencing activity and an expository writing activity. A set of sequenced recipe cards has been included as a teaching tool. A bank of transition words has been included in the writing activity. ********************************************************** CONTENT • Cover • Teacher Notes • Pancake Day Presentation (17 slides) • Set of sequenced recipe cards • Sequencing Activity: How to Make Pancakes • Instructional (how to) writing activity • TOU/Credits PAGE COUNT: 37 ********************************************************** Teacher's Toolkit Literacy
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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
The Festive Season PPs

The Festive Season PPs

Two PowerPoints designed to look at writing about the Festive Season. Both are set with simple ideas that students of all ages and religions can access. Both PPs can be easily adapted for either lower ability students, or those needing an extra challenge.
Sazo123
Nativity: The First Christmas Story Bundle

Nativity: The First Christmas Story Bundle

SAVE 20% BY PURCHASING THE BUNDLE! This First Christmas Story Retold bundle is jammed full of beautiful images, text and literacy activities to teach your students about the Nativity. The bundle contains three files detailed below: FILE 1: This First Christmas Story Retold pack is jammed full of beautiful images and text to teach your students about the Nativity. Students will be captivated by the visual journey of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in the poster sets which accompany the narration - valuable reference tools or simply for a beautiful display. The pack also includes a text of the story for teacher reference, as well as the ability to make a 'big' book for story time, teaching or your class library. The story questions are designed to encourage discussion at all levels of comprehension. Each set of questions is accompanied by the relevant text for reference - this is useful to display on an interactive white board. CONTENT • Cover/Contents/Notes • Poster Set 1 – Colour Intensive • Poster Set 2 – Ink Saving • Quick Reference Story Text • Teacher ‘Readaloud’/Big Book • Comprehension Discussion Questions • TOU/Credits ******************************************** FILE 2: This First Christmas Story Retold pack is jammed full of beautiful images and text to teach your students about the Nativity. Students will be captivated by the visual journey of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus in the delightful, differentiated student readers. The pack also includes 3 differentiated sequencing activities to ensure comprehension at all ability levels. CONTENT • Cover/Contents • Differentiated Student Readers x3 • Sequencing Activities x 3 • TOU/Credits ******************************************** FILE 3: This First Christmas Story Retold pack contains everything required for students to retell the Christmas story in their own words. A range of helpful graphic organisers will enable and encourage students to make notes and organise their thoughts and story content, before attempting to write a sequential story. The writing templates are differentiated to allow all students to achieve success with the writing process. CONTENT • Cover/Contents • Landscape Graphic Organisers • Portrait Graphic Organisers • Quick Reference Story Text • Writing templates • Word Mat Spelling Help • Story Illustrations • Write About The Picture • TOU/Credits Total Page Count: 113 ********************************************Teacher's Toolkit Christmas
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