EFL/ESL: Using Dictation to Improve Your Students' Listening, Spelling and Grammar Skills

3rd - 8th

ESL students explore English by participating in an ESL grammar activity. In this dictation lesson, students discuss the purpose of transcribing English into their native language by improving their reading comprehension. Students read children's stories such as Harry Potter or Green Eggs and Ham and practice transcribing them.

Resource Details

Instructional Design
Project-Based Learning
2 hrs

Action Verbs: ESL Lesson 1

Verbs are so exciting, especially action verbs! Jump into action and get your ESL class fluent in using and identifying verbs in sentences. They participate in three different activities that will help them define what action verbs are, how to locate them in sentence, and how to use them correctly. Two of the activities are actually games that could potentially be used to teach other parts of speech.

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