Ways to Make Spelling Exciting

Ways to Make Spelling Exciting

Contrary to the belief of many students, the existence of spellcheck does not negate the need to learn how to spell. If you don’t know how to begin to spell words like antidisestablishmentar ...
Heading on Virtual Field Trips

Heading on Virtual Field Trips

When you teach in a small, rural school district or in a district with little funding, finding places to visit and money for fields trips can be a challenge.  At the same time, teachers know ...
Learn Popular Christmas and Holiday Expressions

Learn Popular Christmas and Holiday Expressions

Not all countries celebrate Christmas, but if you're teacing your students English, it's important to teach them about the holidays celebrated in English-speaking countries. One of those holidays ...
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 ...
Talking about Food

Talking about Food

This fun and interactive lesson is linked to an animated video that was made specifically for teaching ESL/EFL students vocabulary and expressions to talk about food and eating habits. Perfect for ...
Optimist/Pessimist Debate PowerPoint

Optimist/Pessimist Debate PowerPoint

A discussion activity designed to bring out the best (and worst!) in your students. Place students in two lines facing each other and then project the presentation onto your IWB. Students take t ...
Wonder (Film) Worksheet

Wonder (Film) Worksheet

Worksheet for when you watch Wonder in class. Here you can find some words the protagonist, Auggie, says about himself. There are some easy discussion questions on the film. There is also a true/f ...
Song Worksheet: Fame by Naturi Naughton & Collins Pennie

Song Worksheet: Fame by Naturi Naughton & Collins Pennie

This is a song worksheet to learn vocabulary and develop listening and speaking skills. After listening to the song twice, students fill in the gaps in the lyrics. As it is a song with catchy ryth ...
Monopoly Deal - Introduction and Vocab

Monopoly Deal - Introduction and Vocab

Monopoly Deal is basically Monopoly, the game you know and hate, in the form of a card game, which you will come to love. It is Monopoly without tears, and it takes about a tenth of the time (20-6 ...
Present Simple PowerPoint

Present Simple PowerPoint

PowerPoint explaining PRESENT SIMPLE. Includes contractions, conjugations and formation for questions.I used it for preteens, teens and young adults; They all seemed to like it a lot!Well animated ...
It Takes Two Movie PowerPoint

It Takes Two Movie PowerPoint

Watch the movie and check how well your students remember facts from there by playing a game of trivia. The first slide is made to let students guess what movie they are going to watch: fact will ...
To Be Simple Present Worksheet

To Be Simple Present Worksheet

With this worksheet students will answer some exercises in the affirmative, negative and interrogative forms of the verb to be in the simple present. It can be used to practice and to review the v ...
Phrasal Verbs, Negatives, Questions, Tag Questions, Have/Has (5 of 24)

Phrasal Verbs, Negatives, Questions, Tag Questions, Have/Has (5 of 24)

Lesson 5 in this 24 part series of English as a second language course designed for native Spanish speakers. Phrasal verbs are more important than you may realize. Do you know how many different ...
Simple Present, Auxilaries, Interview, Object Pronouns (4 of 24)

Simple Present, Auxilaries, Interview, Object Pronouns (4 of 24)

Lesson 4 of this 24 part series in intermediate English as a second language designed exclusively for native Spanish speakers. Simple present phrases help students identify this tense. Also incl ...