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Everything English teachers need: from teaching tips to classroom materials!
Self-Portrait Project
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Self-Portrait Project

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PowerPoint and rubric of a short project that went really with my middle school ESL class so I thought I’d share the idea with you. My students were able to come up with three products in one activity: a mind map, a self-portrait and an essay. The unit topic was about “Identity” or “Personality” but I guess this will work for general descriptive adjectives lesson as well. Objectives To teach students about adjectives describing themselves To encourage students to think about their talents, abilities and what they like about themselves To help students write a short essay centered on the topic “Who Am I?” Materials A3 paper coloring pens notebook (for writing their draft) Learn more about the project here.
Giant Scrabble Letter!
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Giant Scrabble Letter!

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This Giant Scrabble set includes: full size letters (A4) and 2-to-a-page letters in PDF format to give you 2 sizes to pick from when creating your tiles punctuation and numbers for making bulletin boards game rules in simple PowerPoint format to show to students when playing Giant Scrabble You can play individually or in teams just like the usual Scrabble game or make your own variation! You can follow the standard letter distribution (chart included), or you might want to add a few more high scoring letters as some students feel a bit stuffed when they only have a bunch of 1 point letters. This is indeed an exciting way to engage students in spelling/vocabulary lessons or revision! Just print on card stock, laminate, cut and you’re ready to go! Students will be able to use these time and time again to enjoy spelling out their words or competing against their friends in a fun new way! Follow us on Facebook or visit our website English Teaching 101
Real Instagram Editable Templates
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Real Instagram Editable Templates

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This printable package includes 2 different Instagram templates: 1 large Instagram post with a comment section; and 1 smaller posts for a series of photos. Let students create their Instagram post directly in a word processing document or hand out the blank templates to have them draw their photos. There are many ways you can use Instagram templates in your classroom: A back to school getting to know you activity. Let student introduce themselves with a short bio and some tidbits about themselves, their hobbies and interests. Let students explore their identities and the world around them. Encourage students to use creativity and share thoughts, opinions and social commentary via images. Let students curate photos around a hashtag related to the topic or share photos along a classwork related theme. Add/draw a picture of an event or place in history. Post regular challenges for each unit or chapter. Students can use images that meet those challenges. Have students create a photo essay. Draw a few pictures from a character’s perspective or draw a setting or scene from a book. Challenge students to write a 6 word, 10 word, or 20 word story based on a photo. Let students act like photojournalists and let them cover an school event or celebration. Have them describe it in a series of images within their collages. Follow us on Facebook or visit our website English Teaching 101
Pictionary Word Cards
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Pictionary Word Cards

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This printable product contains editable pictionary word cards that you can laminate for long term use! Each card has up to 7 words (that’s 700 words total!) with varying points depending on the level of difficulty! These lists are great and simple enough for multilevel classes! These simple pictionary word cards can be used for any grade level! You can easily edit some words to suit your lesson or your students proficiency level! Playing is simple and easy: Divide your class into 2-4 teams. Have one student from each team come to the front and pull a card from the stack. Give students three options to describe the word on the list. They can describe by: a) drawing (pictionary) b) action (charades) c) words (oral description) The rest of the team try to guess the word. Points given for each correct answer! Laminate the cards for long term use! This is a fun game to add to your bag of tricks! Follow us on Facebook or visit our website English Teaching 101
Classroom Device Policy: Student-Teacher Contract
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Classroom Device Policy: Student-Teacher Contract

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This is a straightforward student-teacher contract regarding the use of personal devices in the classroom. The contract contains expectations and consequences and a space for student and parents signature. Includes: ready-to-print PDF file editable contract in PowerPoint Feedback will be appreciated!
100+ Fun Charades  with Illustrations
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100+ Fun Charades with Illustrations

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Charades is a classic team or group game, easily suited for lots of different occasions and age levels and is absolutely enjoyed by many students! The object of the game is simple: players take turns acting out words, with no talking or sound effects. Other players try to guess the word, and the team or player who guesses the most wins. However, standard charades can be difficult for students. Due to time and team pressure, students sometimes are at a loss for ideas on how to act out the words. To counter this problem, I developed this product with: over 100 charades cards with phrases and sentences instead of words fun illustrations to go with each situation to help players associate words with something familiar Some students with lower (English) proficiency may benefit from this adaptation to the game so that they can join their classmates in the fun! Follow us on Facebook or visit our website English Teaching 101
Book Trailer Project
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Book Trailer Project

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Book Trailer Project is a digital storytelling activity for middle school or high school students after they finish reading a book. Students need to take the key idea from the book to create a short video that persuades people to check out a book they have read. THIS RESOURCE INCLUDES: Book Review Template Storyboard Template Book Trailer Rubric Peer Review Project Reflection Step by step guide handout for students Lesson Guide for teachers A simple PowerPoint presentation to show to students Follow us on Facebook or visit our website English Teaching 101
Holiday BINGO Party Game
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Holiday BINGO Party Game

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Have you always wanted to play Christmas BINGO with your class of 20-40 or even more but you can only make so many unique BINGO cards? Worry not because this resource is here to solve that! Holiday BINGO Party Game is designed so individual player could make their own unique set of cards! Why is this perfect for a large group of players? Just like the total numbers of balls in a real BINGO game, this fun resource includes 75 vocabulary words related to Christmas It includes blank templates so players could create their own set of BINGO cards. Players can make and use up to two cards for each round to make the game more competitive and thrilling (they can’t blame you this time if they don’t win the game, can they?) It has ready-to-print word cards for calling out words There are 8 clever winning patterns illustrated in a Christmas-themed PowerPoint presentation to make each round more exciting! Liven up that holiday party you’ve been planning all along with this Holiday BINGO Party Game! Follow us on Facebook or visit our website English Teaching 101
Team Quiz Games Bundle - Great as Time Fillers!
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Team Quiz Games Bundle - Great as Time Fillers!

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This fun bundle contains 5 team games I made in simple PowerPoint presentations. Each game can take about 30 to 50 minutes or more depending on your pace. This is great as time-fillers or when you want to give your kids a little break from the usual routine! This is definitely a great addition to your bag of tricks! GAMES INCLUDED: ANAGRAMS & JUMBLED WORDS Anagram is a word, phrase, or name formed by rearranging the letters of another word. In this game, students work in teams to identify the original words of the 1. anagrams and 2. jumbled words. The category is Food. MATCHLESS In this game, teacher gives a certain category and teams come up with unique answers. Only matchless answers will be given points. TOP FIVE This is a Family Feud-style game where teams need to come up with top 5 popular answers for each question-survey. Each question is student-friendly and appropriate for any level! RIDDLES Teacher reveals up to 5 clues and teams race to give the correct answer! More points is given if teams guess the answer using fewer clues. SPEED ANSWERS Teacher gives a category and teams race to give a correct answer. The fastest team wins each round! Follow us on Facebook or visit our website English Teaching 101
Real Facebook Templates for Classroom Activity!
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Real Facebook Templates for Classroom Activity!

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This is a template that closely resembles Facebook website. Have individual students or pairs choose a character or historical figure to research and fill in the pages for. Students can edit information in the template. This engaging activity is a modern twist on character sketch or character analysis. With these Facebook templates, students will be able to construct a Facebook profile for a person of study – whether a fictional character or a famous historical figure. This is a fun and highly motivating activity that will encourage your students to think deeply about characters, encourage cooperative work and great discussion, and keep students on task. What’s included: One printable and one editable (students are given the file and can modify the template as they like on a word processing document) The bio page contains basic personal information, activities and interests of the character The timeline page has 2 sections for “status updates” and 1 for a “photo upload” which will really challenge students to think the way the characters do Each editable template has labels and text boxes so all the students need to do is to type their answer and insert photos There is also a simple rubric which you may use to grade student’s output Above all, this can be used for any class! Follow us on Facebook or visit our website English Teaching 101
Growth Mindset Bulletin Board Set
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Growth Mindset Bulletin Board Set

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This Growth Mindset bulletin board is something I always refer to all year with my students to remind them to use growth statements while they are working or to instill good learning behaviors and positive attitudes. There are 3 designs (in 12 colors) included in this set: Circle, Doodle and Rectangle speech bubbles! You may choose to use 1 design as your theme for the year or mix them all up for a more powerful and visually appealing bulletin board! Lesson opportunities: You can build this board with your students by presenting one statement each day or each week and let them write a reflection on their journals. You can also have them brainstorm together some statements that could replace the fixed mindset before giving the growth mindset statements. In small groups, you can let students decide which statements go together and come back as a whole class for discussion then finish the bulletin board! ENLARGED BRAIN IMAGE INCLUDED!
Fun Classroom Activities!
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Fun Classroom Activities!

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Save up to 40% when you purchase this bundle which contains three of our top-selling fun classroom activities which are great for vocabulary practice or simply as time-fillers!
Bulletin Board Bunting Letters and Numbers
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Bulletin Board Bunting Letters and Numbers

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These letters and numbers are great for making bulletin boards and decorating your classroom walls! Comes in 5 different colors! Included in this Bulletin Board Letters & Numbers packet are 43 high quality PNG files. You will get the letters A-Z and the numbers 0-9. You can print each letter separate, or if you want to print smaller, you can scale down to your specific needs. Never run out of letters again! Print exactly what you need! Follow us on Facebook or visit our website English Teaching 101