Category Archives: ESL / EFL / EAL

November & December calendars & worksheets

Are available from https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/calendars-and-worksheets-6145231. Sorry November is a bit delayed. Using these calendars and worksheets with your students will really help to develop the concept of how we organise the months and years. The passing of the seasons and different … Continue reading

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October calendar & worksheet

Is available from https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/calendars-and-worksheets-6145231 Using these calendars and worksheets with your students will really help to develop the concept of how we organise the months and years. The passing of the seasons and different special days provide an opportunity for … Continue reading

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September calendar & worksheet

Is available from https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/calendars-and-worksheets-6145231 Using these calendars and worksheets with your students will really help to develop the concept of how we organise the months and years. The passing of the seasons and different special days provide an opportunity for … Continue reading

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Up and running again

I have put in hours of work to correct the out of date links on my blog and I hope now they are working properly! Sorry I hadn’t noticed there were heaps of errors. Trust the majority have got sorted … Continue reading

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Run, run

Today I was out early, as rain is promised for later. I observed a father taking a ?3 year-old to nursery. They were crossing the road and the child had clearly been drilled to keep looking out for traffic. Suddenly … Continue reading

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Black Sheep Press

Black Sheep Press has a new website with lots of exciting changes and improved features. You can visit it here. I used many of the resources from Black Sheep Press while I was working with young children. The company publishes … Continue reading

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More fairy tales with Language Levels questions

The tenth title in the Using Language Levels series is available at £4* from TES. Entitled Fairy tales – 3, it offers a text for each tale, an extra activity, the Language Levels questions, a cover note and a record … Continue reading

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Well done!

Congratulations to Pip Harrison (New Zealand writer and teacher) for coming first in this year’s Ronald Hugh Morrieson Literary Awards 2015 (Open Short Story). Pip contributed the stories for older children to the 8 Traditional Tales posted in TES last … Continue reading

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Pronouns

Further to a query on a forum on TES, I have picked out some of my resources which are particularly aimed at working on pronouns. Hope you find this helpful. See the Pronouns listing in the sidebar. Have also made … Continue reading

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New Marion Blank Language Levels resource

To fit with the topic All About Me, it includes family, home, likes, activities and holidays. The focus of the Language Levels pages is 1-1 or small group work with children who need carefully graded questions. A small vocabulary set … Continue reading

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How did you get on?

I hope you were able to join in the Kids’ Art Week fun. My posts (see links below) include my own efforts at each activity plus a mini language lesson based on the videos etc.   The art sessions are still … Continue reading

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Modigliani portraits

Here are my examples from lesson 6. Good vocabulary possibilities: Yesterday the page was divided down the middle. Today the background space is divided by lines drawn down and then across. The rectangles are fairly random. A coloured line is … Continue reading

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Oil pastel and paint people

Here are my examples from lesson 5. I didn’t have enough black paper to make the expected size and I made them much too small so could not add the suggested extra decorations. I also had to use Cray-Pas as … Continue reading

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Nature faces

Here are my faces made from a few things I picked up in the garden or saw on my table. It was fun to see how spacing the eyes differently changed the face a lot. Vocabulary about the faces: naming … Continue reading

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Leaf printing

  Here are my tags decorated with leaf prints in lesson 3. I made some prints into birds and others into bugs as suggested. Good vocabulary possibilities: Birds: talk again about how we know they are birds – refer back … Continue reading

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Night sky

Here are my night sky pictures from lesson 2. Good vocabulary possibilities: Adjectives: you may have a copy of The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark which is often read in school. It contains many ‘wow words’ which are … Continue reading

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Picasso dog

Here is my Picasso dog. Did you make some? Good vocabulary possibilities: Eye, nose, ear, tongue, paw, tail, (learning to name the parts of things is really important for clarity – see http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Naming-of-parts-6224211/ ) Talk about what’s missing from this … Continue reading

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Crazy birds

Here are my crazy birds. Did you make some? Good vocabulary possibilities: bird   beak   tail   claws   wings   feathers   two legs (learning to name the parts of things is really important for clarity – see http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resource/Naming-of-parts-6224211/ ) colour names and … Continue reading

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Using Language Levels: Story 4 Friends

The story pictures are presented in three formats to increase the usefulness of the resources: with questions for each page at all the Levels (I-IV) in a smaller size for you to make additional activities in a story text – … Continue reading

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Using Language Levels: new resources

I see searches for information about Dr. Marion Blank’s Language Levels just about every day. So I have been working on some new resources which feature graded questions of the sort included in Language Levels I-IV. Each set of story … Continue reading

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