Ways to Make Classic Literature Exciting

Ways to Make Classic Literature Exciting

Mention that you are going to read a play by Shakespeare or one of Charles Dickens’ classics and many students groan. These are some of the greatest literary works of all time, but students ...
Ways to Use Slideshows in the Classroom

Ways to Use Slideshows in the Classroom

Slideshows have been around for a while, but in most classrooms they are only used as a way for presenting small amounts of information. Teachers may use a slideshow to give an overview of a topic ...
10 Habits of a Good Student

10 Habits of a Good Student

A good student has certain qualities that make him a success in the studies. From being punctual and eating a healthy diet to doing exercise and making friends, a good student has everything that ...
Christmas Games for your ESL class

Christmas Games for your ESL class

Looking for Christmas games to play with you class? Look no further! These games work well with beginning learners with virtually no English ability to more advanced students. IF you have a mixed ...
ESL and the College Admissions Process

ESL and the College Admissions Process

Every year, millions of teens begin the college application process. They meticulously fill out applications, craft thoughtful essays, try one last time to improve their ACT/SAT scores, and hope t ...
Activities to Spark Discussion in the Classroom

Activities to Spark Discussion in the Classroom

Teachers often spend a lot of time in front of the classroom talking to students, but students need a chance to talk too. Bring some fun discussion activities into the classroom to give students a ...
Bringing STEM to the ESL/ELL Classroom

Bringing STEM to the ESL/ELL Classroom

A recent study from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine found that English language learners lack access to STEM instruction. This defiicit oftem stems from underfunded sc ...
Using Game Shows in ESL Instruction

Using Game Shows in ESL Instruction

Game shows have long been a staple of English culture. Shows such as Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and The Price is Right have been on television for decades. These shows provide a lot of ent ...
Tips and Strategies for Teaching Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Tips and Strategies for Teaching Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

A pronoun must agree with its antecedent in person, gender, and number. Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately, it's not always such an easy concept for students to grasp, especially in a world where " ...
9 Rights All Students Have

9 Rights All Students Have

The state of education varies by country. In some countries, all students receive a high-quality education and are surrounded by individuals (teachers, parents, government officials) who put a hig ...
Princess and the Mystery Box

Princess and the Mystery Box

A fantastic visual teaching prompt to teach creative writing, speaking, storytelling, sequencing and lots more. Use the pictures to pre-teach vocabulary and expressions related to the theme. Excel ...
Home Idioms Shouting Dictation

Home Idioms Shouting Dictation

This is a shouting dictation designed to practice a number of "home" idioms. Students begin with the shouting part of the activity then proceed to a matching-type activity where they match they i ...
Song Worksheet: Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer

Song Worksheet: Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer

Youngblood was one of the biggest hits of summer 2018. I wrote this worksheet to practice vocabulary related to feelings and relationships. It also has a short (gap-fill) reading exercise with inf ...
Gerunds & Infinitives Practice Worksheet

Gerunds & Infinitives Practice Worksheet

A worksheet to practise gerund and infinitive in use. It includes some verbs followed by gerund or infinitive, along with the sentences to do. There isn't a key since I have used only the verbs li ...
American Culture

American Culture

This is an extremely powerful and fun way to teach cultural awareness. This fun lesson is linked to a video which talks about common generalization that people have about Americans. Improve listen ...
Lady Gaga - I'll Never Love Again Song Worksheet

Lady Gaga - I'll Never Love Again Song Worksheet

This is a listening practice activity from the movie A Star is Born. The speed is quite slow so it's suitable for all levels. I recommend playing the song at least twice. This file includes a stud ...
Board Game: Indefinite Articles for Beginners

Board Game: Indefinite Articles for Beginners

This board game can help your students practise indefinite articles a/an.The task: to name a picture using correct article.I created this board game for 8-9-year-olds. I used words we have studied ...
Health Problems - Vocabulary and Recommendations (modals)

Health Problems - Vocabulary and Recommendations (modals)

In this worksheet, students learn the terminology for a number of ailments through a picture match. Then, using the vocabulary and suggested sentence starters, they can create their own 'going to ...
Christmas Episode of Modern Family (Season 1 Episode 10)

Christmas Episode of Modern Family (Season 1 Episode 10)

A good episode to show your students Christmas traditions and learn about family related topics.The handout consists of True-False tasks, questions for discussion and lists of new phrases. The len ...
Christmas Song Decoding Warmer

Christmas Song Decoding Warmer

Christmas is coming and you want to spice your lessons up by throwing a Christmas riddle? Let your students decode the message and guess the song the lyrics are taken from. KEY: Jingle bells, Jing ...