WIDA and ACCESS Testing: What You Need to Know

WIDA and ACCESS Testing: What You Need to Know

Many teachers, especially those new to WIDA and/or ESL teaching, are often overwhelmed and intimidated by the WIDA standards and ACCESS testing. In this article, we attempt to break down the mai ...
How To Be A Better Teacher: The Secret Recipe That Every Pro Knows

How To Be A Better Teacher: The Secret Recipe That Every Pro Knows

Qualities of a good teacher - what are they? This article attempts to look into the practical side of being a good teacher by reviewing the various aspects of a 'successful teacher' strategy that ...
What do You do for Fun? Celebrating National Hobby Month (January) in Your ESL Classroom

What do You do for Fun? Celebrating National Hobby Month (January) in Your ESL Classroom

 Are you a coin collector? Are you fascinated with stamps? Do you like video games or cooking or tennis? We all have something we like to do with our free time, our hobbies. January is natio ...
7 Ready to Use ESL Activities for Martin Luther King Day

7 Ready to Use ESL Activities for Martin Luther King Day

This is a guest article by Sarah Fudin. Sarah Fudin currently works in community relations for the University of Southern California's Master of Arts in Teaching program, which recently launched T ...
10 January Themed Language Building Activities

10 January Themed Language Building Activities

With a new year comes the opportunity to switch things up in your ESL classroom. When it’s time to change the calendars in your classroom, try one of the following January themed activities ...
Jazzy January Lesson Ideas For Creative ESL Teachers

Jazzy January Lesson Ideas For Creative ESL Teachers

January is generally kind of a low point in the year for students because it follows a long school holiday. It is important to get students involved in fun activities and really engage them in les ...
How to Teach a Christmas Lesson Adult Learners Will Never Forget

How to Teach a Christmas Lesson Adult Learners Will Never Forget

Christmas is a holiday that adults enjoy as much as children. The preparations, the shopping for gifts, the cooking, and the singing is not hard for a grown-up to get into the spirit of Christmas ...
A Touch of December Magic: Ready To Use Holiday Crafts for the ESL Classroom [Part One]

A Touch of December Magic: Ready To Use Holiday Crafts for the ESL Classroom [Part One]

December is in full force and your students are starting to get lost among dreams of sugarplums dancing in their heads. It is also a time when teachers may need to think about creative craft proj ...
10 December Themed Language Learning Activities

10 December Themed Language Learning Activities

The year is nearing its close, but it’s not over yet. December is full of fun, and it’s the last chance to end the year strong in your ESL class. These language building activities de ...
10 Ways to Give Thanks This November

10 Ways to Give Thanks This November

When the crisp fall mornings make us think of turkey and mashed potatoes, our thoughts also turn to giving thanks. Being thankful for what we have is a healthy and beneficial attitude, so why is ...
Reading Comprehension - I Am A Koala

Reading Comprehension - I Am A Koala

Short reading comprehension for early learners. Having strong reading comprehension skills will also help with other subjects. Students read through the short comprehension about a koala called Ka ...
Rainbow Video and Worksheet

Rainbow Video and Worksheet

This worksheet is all about the rainbow. With a poem, a video, a song, pictures and eight exercises. You can watch the video and read the poem. Then you can do the exercises (Circle the adjective, ...
History - Changing Map of Central Europe

History - Changing Map of Central Europe

The worksheet is based on the video that describes the rise and fall of countries in central Europe before, during, and after World War II. The tasks include pronunciation focus on the consonant ...
Present Perfect vs Past Simple: Specific Point In The Past Or Unspecified Time?

Present Perfect vs Past Simple: Specific Point In The Past Or Unspecified Time?

This worksheet lets students review the use of present perfect for unspecified time in the past and contrasts it with the use of past simple for a specific point in the past.   In this exer ...
Ladybird Song Worksheet

Ladybird Song Worksheet

This is a worksheet with a video and a poem about the ladybird. There are 9 exercises. You can watch the video and read the poem. Then you can do the exercises (Circle the adjective, Fill in the m ...
Enquiry and Offer - Gap Texts and Link Texts

Enquiry and Offer - Gap Texts and Link Texts

In this worksheet you find a letter of an enquiry and a letter of an offer. In the first exercise students fill in the missing words in enquiry and offer by terms given bellow the text /solution i ...
Passive Voice Handout

Passive Voice Handout

A worksheet to explain what Passive voice is and the how we transform tenses as to form the structureExamples with active sentences and their transformation into passive.The docment presents a tab ...
Science Resource - The Rock Cycle

Science Resource - The Rock Cycle

Rocks are constantly changing from one type of rock into another. They do this in cycles over millions of years. A volcano erupts and carries magma to the Earth’s surface. When it cools down ...
Solar System Quiz

Solar System Quiz

Test your students' knowledge about the Solar System with this fun quiz created by primaryleap.co.uk. This worksheet can be used as an extra resource when teaching kids about the Solar System. Wha ...
'Hills Like White Elephants' Hemingway Short Story

'Hills Like White Elephants' Hemingway Short Story

This worksheet contains some tasks on vocabulary and for analysis of Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants". The story is rather simple in terms of language, but the analysis ...