Short Stories for ESL Students

ESL short stories

Everybody knows reading is good for language learners, but what do you do with students who aren’t ready for full length books? Try short stories. Here are 4 fun quick reads that work well with intermediate+ students.

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ESL Writing Lesson: Better Paragraphs

Why can’t students craft good paragraphs? Perhaps, they’ve never learned to notice the logical breaks in ideas. This easy writing lesson, great for high beginner+, helps students notice paragraph breaks by providing obvious cues.

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Teaching English: How to Make Inferences

esl writing lessons infer

Students struggle in the ESL class to express complex ideas and critical thoughts because they don’t know, in part, how to make inferences. This collection of mini lessons for intermediate+ students tackles that barrier to progress.

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ESL Writing Activity: UFO and Space Travel

ESL writing activity space

ESL Writing Activity

Here’s a common problem I notice with high beginner+ L2 writing students: they don’t include enough details when describing people or places. This activity tackles that problem by demonstrating a simple strategy to help students identity and fill information gaps.

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