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Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue

A NEW way to teach PHRASAL VERBS so that your students understand and remember them

Started by Andromeda Jones in Teaching and Methodology Dec 31, 2018. 0 Replies

Phrasal verbs are a verb + preposition, adverb or particle. Teaching…Continue

Tags: prepositions, teach, verbs, phrasal

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Oct 17, 2018. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Stories to inspire and teach. Share yours.

Started by ddeubel in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Jun 10, 2018. 79 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


This lesson is geared toward Korean middle school students and is loaded with Korean celebrities.

Students begin by watching Grover report the weather (youtube video embedded into the ppt). Students must listen to hear the "weather words" that Grover uses.

Next, basic weather words are reviewed (It's raining, snowing, sunny, hot, cold, etc). The questions get progressively harder (partly cloudy, hail, thermometer, etc).

Finally, students are taught some common weather idioms used in English.

A worksheet follows the presentation to reinforce learning.

I originally made these files in PowerPoint and Word 2007, but saved them in the older version to make them more accessible to others. You
may have to shift around some of the skewed text boxes, but you'll get
the idea of what it's supposed to look like.

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Stunning, Rachel! And I loved the way you included Grover : )

Will you add tags so others can find it in the future? weather, idioms, whatever else comes to mind?
Thanks for the compliment and the tip. I just added the tags you suggested. I completely forgot about doing that here. I hope this is useful to someone. It worked really well in my classes. "Partly cloudy" which was not taught to the students by their Korean English teachers appeared on the national listening exam a couple of weeks ago. My Korean co-workers were really pleased.
Really very creative work!Thanks Rachel.
You put a lot of work into making this lesson. It's really nice. Thanks! I'm going to use it tomorrow. I think my middle school students will love the Korean talents.
I used it today and my middle school students liked it. Students were motivated because they wanted to see which celebrity would pop up next. Thanks for sharing!

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