Games/Activities

Jenga | Review Activity

An example of review activity I like to play is Jenga. Students focus on the game primarily while also engaging in being asked and answering questions of their own design covering past units.  Materials:   List of questions Jenga set Procedures: Before playing, have students write as many questions related to a unit from the… Continue reading Jenga | Review Activity

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Games/Activities, Teaching Tips

Teaching Practical Skills | Bonus: Context Clues Activity

It's been quite a few months since I have updated this thing! Life gets busy and sometimes we get into reflection slumps (or is this just me?)- which are just as frustrating as reading slumps are to readers. I feel I am slowly coming out of this slump and ready to start exploring my teaching (and sharing… Continue reading Teaching Practical Skills | Bonus: Context Clues Activity

Games/Activities, Inside the Classroom, TESOL/EFL/ESL

Reading Quiz Challenge! Activity | Four Skills

Normally, reading is a somewhat solitary activity. Students may answer comprehension questions from a book or teacher about the contents of the reading. They may also encounter it again on the test, but this is usually about it. I love reading and as a teacher, I want to make it more fun and interactive for… Continue reading Reading Quiz Challenge! Activity | Four Skills

Games/Activities, Inside the Classroom, Lesson Planning, TESOL/EFL/ESL

Icebreaker Idea for a New Semester

With the beginning of the semester exactly two weeks away, gears are shifting away from summer vacation back into teaching mode. I plan to attack teaching conversational English in a very different way this fall. My guiding philosophies regarding language teaching have been influenced by all the things I have learned in my personal learning… Continue reading Icebreaker Idea for a New Semester

Games/Activities, Inside the Classroom, Lesson Planning, Teaching Tips, TESOL/EFL/ESL

Basic English Sentence Structure | Activity Ideas

I recently published a post about a diagram that I use to teach my students about basic English structure. I also wanted to share some activities that teachers can use with their students that I think are easily adaptable depending on the level you are teaching. If you have some of your own that you… Continue reading Basic English Sentence Structure | Activity Ideas