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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19. 76 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

Tags: 5, top

Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

Started by Evanthia Pogiatzi in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 10. 4 Replies

Hi people, i'm doing a research on whether is good for English language teachers to use the L1 of the students or the target language (English) when teaching in the classroom. So i would really…Continue

Tags: teaching, methodology, language, l1

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 16. 80 Replies

 I'd like to share in this forum and would like others to share, short stories that might apply to education / teaching and that will inspire. I believe stories and a narrative are powerful, whether…Continue

Tags: hodja, tao, zen, professional_development, storytelling




We have lots of simple templates, graphic organizers here on the community to get your students "brainstorming". 

It's an underrated lesson type and skill set that really gets students using higher order thinking skills. Plus, it is super simple to do and can lead interesting places. 

Here is an example of all the brainstorming books on Gif Lingua - Things That Are Slippery. Registered teachers get pdf worksheets for all these books. Simply print and do the lesson as follows;

1. Ask students to name a few things that are slippery. Make sure they understand the concept.

2. Provide the worksheet and ask students to brainstorm in groups or pairs. 

3. As a class take up the answers from the students. Have one student record the answers on the board or on the screen. 

4. View the book together and check answers. Each answer that matches the book gets a point. Who got the most points?  Or alternatively, just have the students read the book and study the quizzes / flashcards for the book on Gif Lingua. 

That's it - fun and simple! 

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