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Being bilingual (English and French), I will offer material in both languages. Being both a secondary school and college teacher, I will offer material created for these age groups. Being a language lover, I will offer material created to optimize language learning and make the experience enjoyable for all. Being a teacher, I will offer material that is easy to use in a classroom and challenging for the students.

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Being bilingual (English and French), I will offer material in both languages. Being both a secondary school and college teacher, I will offer material created for these age groups. Being a language lover, I will offer material created to optimize language learning and make the experience enjoyable for all. Being a teacher, I will offer material that is easy to use in a classroom and challenging for the students.
Reading Comprehension - 1984 (Penguin Readers)
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Reading Comprehension - 1984 (Penguin Readers)

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*** answer key is included A reading comprehension for the Penguin Readers book 1984 by George Orwell. Books from Penguin Readers are adapted for English learners (ESL or EFL) and categorized by levels (from 1 to 6). For more information, go to www.penguinreaders.com The Penguin Readers' version of 1984 is a level 4 (intermediate) book. I used the activity sheets available on the Penguin Readers' teacher website, adapted it and made it into a user-friendly test. You just need to print, photocopy and bring to class. These tests are not available to students on the Penguin Readers' website. You need to have a teacher account to access these worksheets. My test includes room for students to write their answers, the identification of the chapters when it applies, and is on 60 points, and therefore easy for teachers to assess their students' understanding. Even though, it is adapted and not authentic English material, I swear by Penguin Readers for all my classes because for most ESL or EFL students, it is the only way they can read classics of the English Literature. I find it important for students to learn not only the English language but the English culture. And let's face it, literature is a big part of any culture.
LIstening Comprehension - Avatar (2009)
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LIstening Comprehension - Avatar (2009)

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*** answer key included A listening comprehension for the 2009 movie Avatar. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify the characters and Na'vi vocabulary) and a long-answer section for 30 points (16 questions). I also included a writing journal section which can be completed in class or at home. For the writing journal, students are asked to select two questions out of 6 and to write an answer based on their opinion. The proposed questions are linked to the movie.
Reading Comprehension - Dracula (Penguin Readers)
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Reading Comprehension - Dracula (Penguin Readers)

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***answer key included A reading comprehension for the Penguin Readers book Dracula by Bram Stoker. Books from Penguin Readers are adapted for English learners (ESL or EFL) and categorized by levels (from 1 to 6). For more information, go to www.penguinreaders.com The Penguin Readers' version of Dracula is a level 3 (pre-intermediate) book. I used the activity sheets available on the Penguin Readers' teacher website, adapted it and made it into a user-friendly test. You just need to print, photocopy and bring to class. These tests are not available to students on the Penguin Readers' website. You need to have a teacher account to access these worksheets. My test includes room for students to write their answers, the identification of the chapters when it applies, and is on 60 points, and therefore easy for teachers to assess their students' understanding. Even though, it is adapted and not authentic English material, I swear by Penguin Readers for all my classes because for most ESL or EFL students, it is the only way they can read classics of the English Literature. I find it important for students to learn not only the English language but the English culture. And let's face it, literature is a big part of any culture.
Reading Comprehension - The Jungle Book (Penguin Readers)
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Reading Comprehension - The Jungle Book (Penguin Readers)

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***answer key included A reading comprehension for the Penguin Readers book The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling. Books from Penguin Readers are adapted for English learners (ESL or EFL) and categorized by levels (from 1 to 6). For more information, go to www.penguinreaders.com The Penguin Readers' version of The Jungle Book is a level 2 (Elementary) book. I used the activity sheets available on the Penguin Readers' teacher website, adapted it and made it into a user-friendly test. You just need to print, photocopy and bring to class. These tests are not available to students on the Penguin Readers' website. You need to have a teacher account to access these worksheets. My test includes room for students to write their answers, the identification of the chapters when it applies, and is on 50 points, and therefore easy for teachers to assess their students' understanding. Even though, it is adapted and not authentic English material, I swear by Penguin Readers for all my classes because for most ESL or EFL students, it is the only way they can read classics of the English Literature. I find it important for students to learn not only the English language but the English culture. And let's face it, literature is a big part of any culture.
Listening Comprehension - Moana
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Listening Comprehension - Moana

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*** answer key included A listening comprehension for the movie Moana. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify and chronology) and a long-answer section for 30 points (18 questions). I also included a writing journal with a creative writing task. This section has its own evaluation grid.
Listening Comprehension - Captain Fantastic
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Listening Comprehension - Captain Fantastic

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*** answer key included A listening comprehension for the movie Captain Fantastic. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify the characters and chronology) and a long-answer section for 40 points (23 questions). I also included a writing journal section which can be completed in class or at home. For the writing journal, students are asked to select and answer two of the proposed questions.
Listening Comprehension - Bend it Like Beckham
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Listening Comprehension - Bend it Like Beckham

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*** answer key is included A listening comprehension for the movie Bend It Like Beckham. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identify the speakers and complete the dialogues) and a long-answer section for 30 points (19 questions). I also included two questions in a writing journal section. This section has its own evaluation grid.
Reading Comprehension - Persuasion (Penguin Readers)
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Reading Comprehension - Persuasion (Penguin Readers)

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***answer key included A reading comprehension for the Penguin Readers book Persuasion by Jane Austen. Books from Penguin Readers are adapted for English learners (ESL or EFL) and categorized by levels (from 1 to 6). For more information, go to www.penguinreaders.com The Penguin Readers' version of Persuasion is a level 2 (elementary) book. I used the activity sheets available on the Penguin Readers' teacher website, adapted it and made it into a user-friendly test. You just need to print, photocopy and bring to class. These tests are not available to students on the Penguin Readers' website. You need to have a teacher account to access these worksheets. My test includes room for students to write their answers, the identification of the chapters when it applies, and is on 60 points, and therefore easy for teachers to assess their students' understanding. Even though, it is adapted and not authentic English material, I swear by Penguin Readers for all my classes because for most ESL or EFL students, it is the only way they can read classics of the English Literature. I find it important for students to learn not only the English language but the English culture. And let's face it, literature is a big part of any culture.
Reading Comprehension - The War of the Worlds (Penguin Readers)
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Reading Comprehension - The War of the Worlds (Penguin Readers)

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A reading comprehension for the Penguin Readers book The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. Books from Penguin Readers are adapted for English learners (ESL or EFL) and categorized by levels (from 1 to 6). For more information, go to www.penguinreaders.com The Penguin Readers' version of The War of the Worlds is a level 5 (Upper Intermediate) book. I used the activity sheets available on the Penguin Readers' teacher website, adapted it and made it into a user-friendly test. You just need to print, photocopy and bring to class. These tests are not available to students on the Penguin Readers' website. You need to have a teacher account to access these worksheets. My test includes room for students to write their answers, the identification of the chapters when it applies, and is on 60 points, and therefore easy for teachers to assess their students' understanding. Even though, it is adapted and not authentic English material, I swear by Penguin Readers for all my classes because for most ESL or EFL students, it is the only way they can read classics of the English Literature. I find it important for students to learn not only the English language but the English culture. And let's face it, literature is a big part of any culture.
Reading Comprehension - The Time Machine (Penguin Readers)
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Reading Comprehension - The Time Machine (Penguin Readers)

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***answer key included A reading comprehension for the Penguin Readers book The Time Machine by H.G. Wells. Books from Penguin Readers are adapted for English learners (ESL or EFL) and categorized by levels (from 1 to 6). For more information, go to www.penguinreaders.com The Penguin Readers' version of The Time Machine is a level 4 (intermediate) book. I used the activity sheets available on the Penguin Readers' teacher website, adapted it and made it into a user-friendly test. You just need to print, photocopy and bring to class. These tests are not available to students on the Penguin Readers' website. You need to have a teacher account to access these worksheets. My test includes room for students to write their answers, the identification of the chapters when it applies, and is on 60 points, and therefore easy for teachers to assess their students' understanding. Even though, it is adapted and not authentic English material, I swear by Penguin Readers for all my classes because for most ESL or EFL students, it is the only way they can read classics of the English Literature. I find it important for students to learn not only the English language but the English culture. And let's face it, literature is a big part of any culture.
Listening Comprehension - 13 Reasons Why (episode 1)
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Listening Comprehension - 13 Reasons Why (episode 1)

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*** answer key included This is a listening comprehension for the 1st episode of the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. Formatting and the answer key will make your life easier. Simply print and make copies. I also included a writing journal (opinion question related to the episode watched), which can be completed at school or as homework. This series is excellent, and I would even dare to say better than the book as I find the characters better developed. Even though, like the book, the TV series discusses suicide, the TV series allows for additional discussions as each episode adds characters and therefore secondary storylines. This is a wonderful TV show to get the students to discuss issues related to their everyday life such as peer pressure, family unit, friendship, ... Plus, it raises awareness. I have created listening comprehensions for other episodes of the series. The difficulty level of the listening comprehensions progresses as the series advances. It is therefore perfect to assess the progression of a student's learning. Notes from my past experiences and my applied linguistics studies if this evaluation is intended for ESL/EFL learners: * Linguistics and language acquisition studies show that active listening, such as completing a listening comprehension evaluation, benefits ESL learners much more than passive listening. It gives their listening a purpose and focuses students on trying to figure out the words and meaning. * According to language learning studies, the use of authentic material (meant for first language) provides more benefits than adapted material. * If possible, do not use subtitles when presenting a TV show or movie. My experience has shown me that students focus too much on reading the subtitles instead of trying to listen for understanding. Students may feel overwhelmed the first time but they will gain in confidence over time. * If there is a possibility, try to have each student watch and answer the listening comprehension individually. Provide them with a time frame as to when they must have completed the evaluation and returned it to the teacher. This way you are certain to evaluate their listening skills and not their abilities to listen and write all at once. It also helps students with learning difficulties.
Listening Comprehension - Paddington (2014)
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Listening Comprehension - Paddington (2014)

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*** answer key included A listening comprehension for the 2014 movie Paddington. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (identifying the characters and chronology) and a long-answer section for 40 points (19 questions). I also included 3 questions in a writing journal section. This section has its own evaluation grid.
Reading Comprehension - The Secret Garden (Penguin Readers)
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Reading Comprehension - The Secret Garden (Penguin Readers)

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***answer key included A reading comprehension for the Penguin Readers book The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Books from Penguin Readers are adapted for English learners (ESL or EFL) and categorized by levels (from 1 to 6). For more information, go to www.penguinreaders.com The Penguin Readers' version of The Secret Garden is a level 2 (Elementary) book. I used the activity sheets available on the Penguin Readers' teacher website, adapted it and made it into a user-friendly test. You just need to print, photocopy and bring to class. These tests are not available to students on the Penguin Readers' website. You need to have a teacher account to access these worksheets. My test includes room for students to write their answers, the identification of the chapters when it applies, and is on 50 points, and therefore easy for teachers to assess their students' understanding. Even though, it is adapted and not authentic English material, I swear by Penguin Readers for all my classes because for most ESL or EFL students, it is the only way they can read classics of the English Literature. I find it important for students to learn not only the English language but the English culture. And let's face it, literature is a big part of any culture.
Listening Comprehension - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
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Listening Comprehension - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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*** answer key included A listening comprehension for the 2016 movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This evaluation contains a short-answer section for 20 points (wizarding vocabulary and characters) and a long-answer section for 40 points (22 questions). I also included 3 questions in a writing journal section. This section has its own evaluation grid.
Listening Comprehension - Riverdale 1x01
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Listening Comprehension - Riverdale 1x01

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*** answer key included This is a listening comprehension for the 1st episode of the first season of the TV show Riverdale. Formatting and the answer key will make your life easier. Simply print and make copies. I also included a writing journal (opinion question related to the episode watched), which can be completed at school or as homework. This is a wonderful TV show to get the students to discuss issues related to their everyday life such as peer pressure, family unit, friendship, ... Plus, the TV show is loosely based on the Archie Comics, which means that you can have them do a reading activity afterwards, or have your students create their own comics based on the episode. I have created listening comprehensions for other episodes of the first season of Riverdale. It is therefore perfect to assess the progression of a student's learning. In addition, the level of difficulty progresses as the season advances. Notes from my past experiences and my applied linguistics studies if this evaluation is intended for ESL/EFL learners: * Linguistics and language acquisition studies show that active listening, such as completing a listening comprehension evaluation, benefits ESL learners much more than passive listening. It gives their listening a purpose and focuses students on trying to figure out the words and meaning. * According to language learning studies, the use of authentic material (meant for first language) provides more benefits than adapted material. * If possible, do not use subtitles when presenting a TV show or movie. My experience has shown me that students focus too much on reading the subtitles instead of trying to listen for understanding. Students may feel overwhelmed the first time but they will gain in confidence over time. * If there is a possibility, try to have each student watch and answer the listening comprehension individually. Provide them with a time frame as to when they must have completed the evaluation and returned it to the teacher. This way you are certain to evaluate their listening skills and not their abilities to listen and write all at once. It also helps students with learning difficulties.
Taboo Game - Halloween
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Taboo Game - Halloween

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Great game to practice speaking skills or simply have fun! This set contains 84 cards using words related to Halloween. 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 Halloween. The set includes words like pumpkin, Chucky and vampire. 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.
Taboo Game - Jobs
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Taboo Game - Jobs

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Great game to practice speaking skills or simply have fun! This set contains 72 cards, each about a job or profession. Taboo is a great word and guessing game that we use for parties. So why not use it to teach as well! This set is job-related, meaning that the word to be found is a job or profession. It is simple to use and students will have a great time while practicing their vocabulary or language skills. The player must get his/her partners to guess the word on top without using the word or the five other words mentioned on the card.
Taboo Game - School
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Taboo Game - School

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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.
Independent Reading Project
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Independent Reading Project

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to be used as part of an independent reading project. Students must read at a certain frequency and for a certain amount of minutes; however the students choose their own reading material. an evaluation grid is included. The number of days has a greater worth because the objective is to create a reading routine. *** I created the program and documents to promote reading English material to ESL students. The project had amazing results with more than 75% of my eighth graders reading more than 6 books during the whole school year!!! *** By allowing them to select their own reading material, they can choose better adapted reading material, both in language and topic.