Language teaching and learning



Reading for detail

A few weeks ago I read a blog post about a storyboard extension activity, and when I decided to use it this week in class I couldn't find the blog post and had to go off of what I could... Continue Reading →

Dictation/translation and “story strips”

On Tuesday the 7th graders made a character (See A Natural Approach to Stories). They couldn't decide on the character's color so they decided that it would change color depending on its emotion. Matching feelings and colors made for interesting... Continue Reading →

Literacy Strategies

Even though it's the end of the school year, it's worth noting literacy strategies that are new to me and that I'd like to use next school year. Here's my plan to use three literacy strategies that are either new... Continue Reading →

Minimal preparation activities

Here is a collection of blog posts featuring activities for language classes that require minimal preparation (e.g. low-prep, no prep): 10 minimal preparation games to enhance phonological awareness and decoding skills┬áby Gianfranco Conti Seven minimal-prep/high impact techniques to focus students... Continue Reading →

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