Learn English Vocabulary: Frame Games

by eslwriter on February 16, 2015


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, […]

ESL Writing Exercise: Six Sentences

by eslwriter on November 23, 2014


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 […]

ESL Writing Activity: List Poem

by eslwriter on November 19, 2014


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 […]

100 Word Stories

by eslwriter on November 9, 2014


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 […]

How to Write a Sentence

by eslwriter on October 26, 2014


Here is an article from The New Yorker. It is called How to Write a Sentence.    

How Does Writing Affect The Brain?

by eslwriter on October 23, 2014


How Does Writing Affect The Brain? Here is the answer. Delightful story about the connection between writing and brain activity.  

Here is a short video that can help ESL students to learn English. The video can be part of a lesson to teach English speaking or writing with an emphasis on comparisons and contrasts. It can be used also to develop vocabulary by encouraging students to use different types of verbs. Teach English with Videos The coke […]

Teach Collocations Video: Watch and Write

September 15, 2014 ESL STUFF

Here is a quick sponge activity to help ESL students learn English vocabulary by understanding a bunch of collocations related to summer activities. ESL Video Lesson This video is from Vimeo.

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O Me ! Oh Life

August 4, 2014 ESL STUFF

Here is an ESL writing exercise that begins with a poem and asks English students to write a considered response. Exercise Structure 1  Read the poem O Me! Oh Life! by Walt Whitman. 2  Students write a response piece by briefly discussing their interpretation of the poem. 3  Students answer this question, based on the […]

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Language Affects Thought?

August 1, 2014 ESL STUFF

Does language change the way people think and see the world? Get the answer with this podcast by Lexicon Valley.  

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