As some of you know, this blog has an associated Facebook page where links to ideas and free resources are shared on a daily basis. Reading blogs and articles from websites I’ve subscribed to over the years has been a regular exercise for me for quite a long time. Sharing those resources perhaps helps me to pay more attention to the things I read or, rather, actually makes me try and find the time to do that! Curating content is a good learning experience, anyway.
Starting this month, I’m planning on writing a monthly post with a selection of links that have been featured on this Facebook page during that month and which have proved to be popular, innovative or inspirational in some way. We may come across the right activity that meets the specific needs of a particular group of students every now and then, but the best for me here is the inspiration they provide, learning how the same skill or target language can be worked on in different ways, thinking of ways in which a great idea can be adapted to my teaching context or how to best incorporate certain strategies into my own teaching.
The following are this month’s picks. Please click on the pictures to visit each website!
1. This emoji prompt site can help you design an engaging speaking or writing lesson, in which students take turns coming up with a story based on a sequence of emoji.
2. Vocabulary revision activities: a selection of great ideas and activities to revise new words.
3. Irregular verbs foldable:
4. Flippity.net lets you create lots of different games, quizzes or flashcards:
5. This speaking board game will encourage students to talk about a variety of topics.
6. Ready to roll? Text analysis.
7. Lots of vocabulary work in this lesson based on a well-known advertising campaign.
8. Watch Timed Pair-Share being used in the classroom in this excellent video:
9. Plot structure foldable suitable for any type of narrative text.
10. An excellent game that can be adapted for any level and set of phrasal verbs.
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