Extensive Reading This is the introduction to an Extensive Reading program for the teacher training program. The overall goal is to help the teachers improve reading fluency and, by extension, language learning through sustained reading and related activities. Week 1 Activities Explain purpose and structure of Extensive Reading. it’s a fun, enjoyable experience it’s not studying […]
Helping students learn English vocabulary is part of the writing teacher’s job. That’s especially true for young learners. One strategy to help students learn new words is constant exposure. Some experts say students need to see a word at least ten times before they really learn it. Maybe more. Learning English Vocabulary If that’s true, […]
SIX SENTENCES Time: 15-25 minutes Level: High beginner + Example: Visit teacher2b.com The Idea This controlled writing activity helps students write clear sentences by focusing their attention on every word. Step 1 Write a six-sentence paragraph with three rules. Do not repeat any word, including contractions and articles. The paragraph must tell a story. The final […]
Here is another writing activity to help ESL students learn English writing. This activity is called List Poem. List Poem Time: 10-20 minutes Level: High beginner + Example: Read Shel Silverstein’s, Sick, a fine list poem. This fun, high interest activity asks students to make a list of things and put them inside a free form […]
ESL teachers usually look for new writing prompts and warm-ups to help their students stay interested in learning English writing. 100 Word Story is a website, a writing challenge and a terrific writing idea for the ESL classroom. The idea is simple: write a story with 100 words. The topic is wide open. The only […]
Here is an article from The New Yorker. It is called How to Write a Sentence.
How Does Writing Affect The Brain? Here is the answer. Delightful story about the connection between writing and brain activity.