ESL and Early Literacy

18/05/2016

Read  “Early Literacy Crucial For Students — Especially For English Language Learners” at http://wamu.org/news/16/05/12/early_literacy_crucial_for_young_students_especially_for_english_language_learners


About Teaching the 5 Paragraph Essay

13/02/2016

How important is it to teach the 5 paragraph essay to English learners?  Read a discussion in “Why We Still Won’t Teach the 5-Paragraph Essay” at http://blog.tesol.org/why-we-still-wont-teach-the-5-paragraph-essay/


Diane Barone examines the complexity of literacy in the digital age

20/01/2016

Great issues to consider when defining literacy: http://languagemagazine.com/?page_id=124967


The Power of Pictures in EL Literacy Instruction

11/12/2015

Read “Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners” at http://www.edutopia.org/blog/literacy-through-photography-for-ells-tabitha-dellangelo?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow&utm_campaign=RSS&utm_content=FaceBookto learn more about some ideas to incorporate photos in your instruction


English Lesson Activity: Great for all Ages and Levels

03/08/2015

Check out this super-simple example of an activity that can be replicated to any other situation and level here:  http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/blogs/katherine-bilsborough/katherine-bilsborough-what-who-when-using-a-photo-practise-question?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=bc-teachingenglish


ELT: Poem for Class

24/07/2015

Read it top to bottom, then bottom to top:

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Books and Readings Online Resources: Great Literary Resources for Hundreds of Free Stories and Novels, Suitable for Intermediate and Above!

24/07/2015

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Great stuff from the British Council, as always!

Reading for pleasure is one of the best ways to improve your English and build your vocabulary. Check out these great literary resources for hundreds of free stories and novels, suitable for intermediate and above!

1) Stories & Poems – a collection of stories and poems for learners from Intermediate to Advanced level http://bit.ly/1CexsnT

2) The New Yorker archive – hundreds of great short stories by the best contemporary authors http://nyr.kr/1IJGO1Z

3) Lit2Go – free classic novels, stories and poems to read online, listen to or download and print. http://bit.ly/1u33iPK

4) Guardian short stories podcast (advanced) – leading authors reading their favourite short story by another writer http://bit.ly/1JOGYBB

5) Project Gutenberg Australia – Lots of free modern classics from Fitzgerald, Orwell, Woolf and more http://goo.gl/heGjSF

Neil


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