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Rockin' English Lessons: Rockin' Vocab
Support English language development with a collection of 19 videos created by Rockin' English. Each music video adds a melodic tune to your language instruction equipped with hand-drawn animation and the song's lyrics for singing loud...
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"The Story of an Hour" Unit
Kate Chopin's tale, "The Story of an Hour," is the anchor text in a six-lesson unit designed for ESL and ELD students. Lessons provide learners with background knowledge of the role of women in 19th-century America and the author. Each...
Teaching ESL: A Cultural Exchange
Let your ESL learners educate you about their culture while you teach them English.
Wrinkles ESL Lesson
Practice English vocabulary and dialogue. An ELD class completes a true/false worksheet about aging and wrinkles, then read an article entitled "Wrinkles Give Clues to Bone Condition" using context clues to determine vocabulary...
ESL English Grammar Lesson: The Royal Wedding
Have your ESL learners practice their written and oral English grammar skills, with this highly engaging ESL Lesson. Budding grammarians mingle across the room discovering what they each know about the Royal Wedding between Kate and...
Movie Stars (ELD Lesson)
Reinforce conversational skills in your ELD class with this worksheet. Pairs of partners ask questions about twelve famous movie star based on a given example (Julia Roberts and Brad Pitt). Questions address given names, birthdays,...
Types of Jobs: Beginning ESL PowerPoint
Using picture prompts and a few easy-to-understand details, ESL students reinforce their knowledge of common occupations in this presentation. Jobs such as mailman, nurse, and cashier are featured with fun illustrations. For an increased...
Independence Day: ESL Lesson
Explore the history and traditions of the Fourth of July in this ESL presentation. It includes basic facts about the Revolutionary War and American Independence Day, as well as various ways to celebrate the holiday. A good way to...
ESL Advanced/Proficiency- Vocabulary Multiple Choice, Worksheet 11
In this advanced proficiency level ESL vocabulary worksheet, students choose the correct words to complete 10 sentences. They make choices from 4 words that require them to use higher levels of English skills.
Colors: Beginning ESL Lesson
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...
Passive voice and participial adjectives are the focus of an 11-page resource packet designed for ESL/ELD classes. Language learners engage in activities and complete exercises that give them lots of practice with these constructs.
Behind the Scenes of an ESL Classroom Part One
A computer science degree, a stack of textbooks, and a room full of English language learners is sure to bring excitement to one's day.
Behind the Scenes of an ESL Classroom Part Two
How to implement discipline in your classroom when you have nobody else to lean on.
Behind the Scenes of an ESL Classroom Part Three
Learning ways to teach in a different country when the rules of the game are not the same.
Valentine's Day: Gifts for Him (ESL Lesson)
Are your English learners wondering what Valentine's gifts they should buy for the men in their life? This ESL presentation provides several gift ideas, such as cologne, gift certificates, and wallets. Though it lacks any information...
I Like To... (Beginning ESL Lesson)
Practice infinitives and activities with your beginning ESL class in this presentation. Pictures help to define words like "dance," "play guitar," and "watch TV." For an extended lesson, have students include their own favorite...
Greetings: Beginning ESL Lesson
Introduce your ESL learners to some common English greetings in this basic presentation. Slides feature phrases such as Hello! and What's up? as well as Good to see you. You could use this slideshow in a class game or to reinforce...
Names and Titles: Beginning ESL Lesson
Practice names and titles with this ESL presentation, which defines "Mr." and "Mrs." as well as "Ms." The last slide asks students what their names are, which could be a good opportunity to practice these skills.
Types of Jobs: ESL Employment Lesson for Beginners
What kinds of jobs are in your town? Use this presentation about types of jobs to help your English learners with basic occupational vocabulary. Bank tellers, electricians, pilots, and waitresses are featured on these slides, along with...
Cinco De Mayo: ELD Reading and Language-Building
A brief passage about the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo is accompanied by an array of language activities for ELD: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group presentation, fluency writing,...
International Dance Day: Reading and Activities for ELD
A brief passage about International Dance Day, April 29, is accompanied by an array of language activities based in sound ELD practice: cloze exercise, phrase matching, word jumble, multiple choice, sequencing, interview, group...
ESL: What's the Weather Like?
Beginning English learners practice describing the weather with help from eight picture clues. Questions are phrased like "How's the weather?" and "What's the weather like?" Tinker with the formatting to make it all fit on one page...
House Repairs: ESL Lesson, Beginning Level
Explore the world of home repair using this ESL presentation. With terms like construction worker, painter, and electrician, the vivid and clear illustrations on each slide will help your beginning ESL learners identify various...
Exercise: ESL Lesson
Save yourself a trip to the gym with this ESL presentation about exercise. Vocabulary words like jogging, yoga, and bicycling, as well as pictures that explain each activity, will help your English learners understand the common terms...