December 16, 2015

ESL Kids Stuff

Hello everyone!
I just visited ESL Kids Stuff and thought I would give them a shout out! 

They have a wide variety of lesson plans, worksheets, flashcards, songs and classroom readers.  The lesson plans I have looked at were good.  Although, you have to buy a membership ($29.00 per year) to access the products they offer, I did find this product for free

http://www.eslkidstuff.com/lesson-plans/pdf/past-tense-regular-verbs-lesson-plan.pdf



ESL Kids Stuff also has a collection of articles devoted to ELD/ESL.    Click here for ESL Kids / Young Learners Research Articles - Online

Here is what ESL Kids Stuff says about themselves:
We are 13 years old! ESL KidStuff 2002 - 2015
We are a group of English teachers who, like you, teach kids. We know teaching little ones up to teens is not an easy task, and just as difficult is getting good, quality materials to use in your lessons ... and finding them quickly!
Our aim, therefore, is to provide great ESL materials, specially made for teaching English to kids, which are quick and easy to find and print.
ESL KidStuff has a huge library of lesson plans, flashcards, worksheets, craft sheets, songs, and classroom readers. We will keep adding to this range as well as offering different materials.
We’d also like to help out in other areas, too - sharing teaching tips, hints and advice and making this site a useful place for you to visit time and time again. We already have quite a lot of these sections at ESL KidStuff - games, holidays activities, teaching tips, etc., and we are working on adding more!

Grab a cup of tea and take a look at ESL Kids Stuff.  I would love to here what you think!

Happy Teaching!

December 15, 2015

Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences

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!
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Story-Organizer-Beginning-Middle-and-End-Draw-and-Write-Story-Organizer-579768Let us know what your favorite ways of teaching students how to draw conclusions and make inferences.






 Click here if you would like to check out this graphic organizer.  It is a great help to students when they need to extra support in writing!


Happy Teaching!

December 9, 2015

Brain Breaks Video!

Hello everyone,
This short video shows a classroom teacher giving a brain break to her students.  These breaks let kids move as they transition to a new subject or activity!  Great idea!

What type of transition moves to you use with your students?

Happy Teaching!

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