Just a subtle reminder that I have the greatest Thanksgiving Day lesson plans on earth!At least, I like them. The most popular one is a guide to showing A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
, including comprehension questions students fill out as they watch, post-video summary activities, … Continue Reading ››
I love reading mysteries and many students love it too. Not only are mysteries often action packed, but they also give students a reason to want to read. Instead of forcing students to read because it’s educational, students want to solve the mystery and find out who did it. There are a lot of great resources out there and a lot of ways to present mystery stories to your students.
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. It's small, but that's because I've been combing through my lessons and activities, really looking for the best of the best and taking my time to edit and revise based on my … Continue Reading ››
Whodunit, a unit on mysteries comprising a reading, a bit of practice with modal verbs of speculation (as they seem to be called these days) and a writing assignment. Lots of discussion should be easy to add to this unit.
This is a post that has sat in my drafts box for a while now. I can't remember now if the title comes from Penny Ur or Tessa Woodward. However, the essence of the passage was that too often when teachers pose a question, they are asking students to read their minds. That is, we ask a closed … Continue Reading ››
This is one of my go-to activities for having students compare verb tenses. It's really nice in that it allows for a lot of flexibility on which tenses you want to practice. You can limit it to the present and past simple or throw in the present perfect and continuous tenses. You could even work the … Continue Reading ››