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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 ...(Quick and Easy Young Learner Lesson)

Number One** Not your ordinary, endless list - just what's number 1.
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What Do You See?

Let's face it, many times as a teacher, we are faced with having to pull a lesson "out of our hat". Last minute, we have to teach a new class or left our lesson materials at home. Or perhaps, we are just sick and tired, hung over, run down ...... What to do?

Well, I've had a go to lesson that works wonders and is prep free. I call it, "What Do You See?" Find my description in brief, here on Teaching Recipes (a site I created to help teachers with quick ideas). Basically, you just give students a blank A4 and together draw and label a picture on the board. Keep asking "What do you see?" and adding vocabulary/drawings. Afterward, students flip it over and draw their own, using their own title. (At the Beach, At the Mall, At a Concert , At a etc.....)

Here is a basic A4 that you can use with students. I can see

This lesson works wonders and in my next #1 posts, I'll be describing the #1 Quick lessons for Intermediate and Advanced level learners. Stay tuned!

If you liked this post, you may find my post, "The Draw of Drawing" interesting!  Get all the #1 in ELT blog posting in our handy directory! 

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