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A great holiday themed game that kids love is Christmas Charades. Not only is it fun - your students will practice some important grammar points while using Christmas vocabulary at the same time. What they'll practice: TPR: Total physical response or "Learning by Doing" for better language retention. Action Verbs Using the Present Continuous to describe an action in a complete sentence Included in...
Halloween Find Someone Who: Whole-class speaking activity We all know that our students "cheat" when participating in mingle activities. We try to circle the room, listen and pay attention to who is and who isn't actively or correctly participating.What does correctly participating in an ESL/EFL classroom mean? Your students aren't just pointing to the prompt and writing in a friends initials. Your students are using...
Wh-questions are the glue that holds language together. Without them, conversation can't progress beyond a certain point. That's why I'm always so excited when my ESL students progress from only being able to answer closed ended questions to our WH-question word unit. To me it's almost as if they've graduated and are now officially "English Speakers". They can ask and answer a wealth of questions and really get to know eachother. Here's a few games and acitivities that I've created and remain my go-to teaching essentials when working with open-ended questions.
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My students and I are in LOVE with your card games! They beg me to play and I don't mind because they get so much communication practice.
I teach ELD to Grade 2 in Australia. Your activities are so engaging and fun. I wish I would have found you years ago!
Brilliant! I use these games over and over again and have many teachers asking where I got them!