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Ninth graders examine the different misspelled words in the English language. In this English lesson, 9th graders read an article and answer guided reading questions. Students write an email to their teacher about what they have read.
Middle schoolers that are English Language Learners (ELL) work individually and in small groups to conduct research on their community. They compile the results of their research, write a report, and create a presentation slideshow. Pupils add appropriate images to illustrate each area of research. Students use iPod and a voice recorder to create recordings of their report in both English and their native language.
In this prepositions worksheet, students use one form of the verb "take" to complete each of twelve prepositional phrases. A list of prepositions is included on the worksheet. This worksheet is intended to be used with advanced English language learners.
In this English language quiz worksheet, students use drop down lists to select words that correctly complete sentences, 13 total. 
A perfect activity for pre-kindergarteners or young English language learners, this lesson provides plenty of opportunities to practice simple greetings orally. After the teacher models a simple introduction using sentence strips, learners play a game where they pass cellphones around a circle to music and when it stops the pupils holding the phones must greet each other. There is also a worksheet for homework included. 
An adult ESL class brainstorm what they believe to be the major problems in Namibia. In groups, they use the list of problems and put them into the order of the most critical and the reasons why. They research possible solutions and evaluate everyone's performance in the group to end the lesson.
In this ESL comprehension worksheet, students read or listen to a passage, complete warm-up activities, then a wide variety of before, during, after and homework activities. Answers are included.
Ninth graders examine the problems that exist with foreign doctors not fluent in English. In this Great Britain Health System focussed for ESL lesson, 9th graders read an article and answer guided questions. Students participate in a role play between a friend and the patient. 
Seventh graders work as a class orally discussing, reflecting, and then creating a chart of items necessary for survival. From the chart, 7th graders then create a Survival board game.
In this vocabulary building activity, students select the best choice from four possibilities. This activity is intended for use with advanced English language learners.
In this vocabulary instructional activity, students select the best of four choices to complete each of eight sentences. The instructional activity is intended to be used with advanced English language learners.
For this vocabulary worksheet, students choose the best answer from the four possibilities to compete each of the eight sentences. The worksheet is intended to be used with advanced English language learners.
In this vocabulary worksheet, students choose from four words with similar meanings to complete each of eight sentences. The worksheet is intended to be used with English language learners.
In this vocabulary worksheet, learners fill in the blank in eight sentences. Each sentence has four similar words for students to select from. The worksheet is intended to be used with advanced English language learners.
Put on your best smile, or a least a better one, for this lesson on superlatives and comparatives. English language learners first fill out a graphic organizer by finding other people in the class who are taller than they are, shorter than they are, have bigger feet than they do, and so on. Then, after some instruction from the teacher, they watch some videos about Guinness World Record winners and participate in a compliment session that uses the spin-the-bottle mechanic.
Explore the vivid world of colors with this straightforward ESL presentation. Each slide presents a color word in its color (the word "red" is colored red) and a picture to accompany the word. The presentation would be a good review tool for colors in English, or a good introduction to a lesson.
This activity is composed of 42 sentences containing mistakes with the verb tense or time word. Emerging grammarians are asked to correct the mistake in each sentence. This worksheet will give your English language learners a significant amount of practice with time words and verb tense. You might break it up into smaller pieces so that your pupils do not become overwhelmed.
First graders examine what their family buys at the supermarket. In this consumer education lesson, 1st graders read the book The Supermarket by Gail Saunders-Smith, discuss what foods their family buys at the supermarket, and create their own booklets.
Students research specific information for the United Nations and present them in a PowerPoint presentation. They connect with another student in in their country of research by emailing them. They create a blog of creative writing pieces about their research country.
Fourth graders identify facts and opinions as it relates to real advertisements. They create their own advertisements using fact and opinions to sell their product.

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