September 9, 2014

Tuesday's Tongue Twisters!

Hello everyone,

Pronunciation can be a challenge for second language learners.  A fun lesson to
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increase accuracy is to practice an assortment of tongue twisters.  Tongue Twisters lower the affective filter of English language learners and kids of all ages love to practice the sing-songy fun of a great tongue twisters.

Easy:
  • Four furious friends fought for the phone.
  • Six slippery snails, slid slowly seaward.
Medium:
  • Green glass globes glow greenly.
  • Irish wristwatch

Hard:
  • The sixth sick Sheik's sixth sheep is sick.
  • She sells sea-shells on the sea-shore. The shells she sells are sea-shells I'm sure.  
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Tongue twisters are fun and engaging for young English learners.  They are also culturally significant and native speakers of English are always willing to join in the fun of this challenging practice.

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What are some of your hardest tongue twisters?
 

Happy Teaching!

September 2, 2014

Inferences and Drawing Conclusions

Hello everyone,
I wanted to share this great poster with you all.  Drawing conclusions and making inferences are essential skills for  students to develop.  Each of these skills require students to fill in the blanks left by an author. 
Students must learn to put the pieces together to understand the whole message or story the author is trying to convey.
Essential pieces to putting the puzzle together include:
  • Thinking about personal experiences
  • Using clues from the text
  • Thinking about what is known about the character
  • using clues from illustrations.
 This chart helps students visually with each piece of the puzzle!
Let us know what your favorite ways of teaching students how to draw conclusions and make inferences.



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Happy Teaching!

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