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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




The #1 .... (creative writing site for language students)

Number One** Not your ordinary endless list - just what's number 1. Just the BEST.


Without a doubt. It features beautiful illustrations which students choose to create a "story bird" or book. Sharable, beautiful, motivating - they really, really unleash the creativity and language of students. It is the ultimate story writing site.

I use this with my Materials Development students and with many other technology oriented courses. Always, what the students come up with amazes me. Further, the students are always inspired to the nines by their "creation". And this is so important to mention - the notion of an end product. Language is so ephemeral and it disappears as soon as it is born. Storybooks or birds, give students tangible evidence of their learning (and also give parents that evidence!).

See our discussion about Storybird and many fine examples. Also, this blog post about using plain old fashioned storybook making activities with your students.

Here's a nice example of a Storybird created by one of my former students. Luv it!

I wish... by eflclassroom20 on Storybird

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