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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

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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

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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

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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

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Get Halloween resources for teaching and the video HERE Also get the quiz

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Comment by Ellen Pham on October 31, 2009 at 8:07pm
Day late and a dollar short, but here for next year. You can also find this video, and many others, in the discussion, It's Halloween!

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Comment by ddeubel on November 1, 2009 at 11:18am
Ellen,

Just want to say quickly - THIS IS THE RESOURCE OF THE YEAR! Or at least audio story of the year. I love the repetition, the atmosphere, how sloooooow it is for 2nd language learners. Perfect for prepositions too! And creative drawing afterwards. Wonderful, thanks.

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Comment by Ellen Pham on November 1, 2009 at 4:42pm
You are funny : ) Yes, I couldn't believe I forgot about this classic! I put it, along with another version from the BBC, in the Halloween resource.

It got me thinking about doing a post on books that use a repetitive pattern to build the story- very easy for kids to emulate in their own writing (or speech), provides a nice scaffolding for creative fiction writing assignments (or just play), and of course, building fluency with language.

I keep waiting until I dig up my favorite from my kids' writing at school. Timmy wrote a story about our boxer, listing something bad he did on each page, My dog _______, followed by, "but I don't care!" Max did a lot of bad things, Timmy just told me the other day that he left some of them out because he didn't want people to think Max really was a bad dog : )

Thanks for tagging it, David- I have to remember to do that!
Comment by Roselink on February 16, 2010 at 5:17pm
I have inserted your coloured butterfly in my wiki It's exactly what I needed and it's got the right place. Thank you so much!

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Comment by Ellen Pham on February 16, 2010 at 8:40pm
That butterfly belongs with you, Rosa! Who else could I think of when I saw it?

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