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The Tempest 1: Bigger Than Me

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
William Shakespeare's work speaks to everyone, regardless of race, gender, or social class. A short video discusses key aspects of the Bard and his craft, including his use of iambic pentameter. Activities accompany the video to help...
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Stratford 1: Shakespeare, Glove Maker

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Shakespeare did not go to university, and that may have been the best decision he ever made. A video, part of the Shakespeare English exercises series, describes the famous playwright's early years in Stratford-Upon-Avon, sharing details...
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Dia de los Muertos: Honoring our Ancestors Through Community Celebration

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Oral storytelling has been an important part of every culture. The time-honored practice uses stories as a conduit for a culture's values and customs from one generation to the next. Keep the tradition going with a family interview...
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Much Ado 2: Fun to Play

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Audiences around the world love Shakespeare. A video and set of accompanying tasks, part of the Shakespeare English Exercises series, discusses how audiences in Japan react to Shakespearean plays. The exercises after the video help check...
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Much Ado 1: A Beautiful Trick

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Two people hate one another, and then fall in love. The common romantic movie formula first appeared in the play Much Ado About Nothing. As part of the Shakespeare English Exercises series, a video uses the popular play to help teach...
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London 1: Piece by Piece

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
How has London changed since the time of Shakespeare? Using a video and series of activities, part of the Shakespeare English Exercises series, English language learners discover a bit about the town that inspired Shakespeare's plays....
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Lady Macbeth 2: Unchecked Ambition

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can unchecked ambition, as is the case in MacBeth, have disastrous consequences? A video and accompanying activities, part of the Shakespeare English Exercises series, discusses the topic while also teaching key English skills. The...
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Lady Macbeth 1: Top Dog

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Who wears the pants in the Macbeth family? Many would argue it's not the Thane of Cawdor, but his wife, Lady Macbeth. As part of the Shakespeare English Exercises series, a video and connected lessons discuss the power and influence of...
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Juliet 2: Feisty, Funny and Determined

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
One of the reasons Romeo and Juliet remains popular over time is the fact that teenagers relate to the main characters. A lesson, part of the Shakespeare English Exercises series, discusses the character of Juliet. While watching the...
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Juliet 1: Falling in Love

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Shakespeare's timeless tragedy Romeo and Juliet has many lessons to teach youth today. As part of the Shakespeare English Exercises series, a video and set of activities help English learners connect with the popular play. Activities...
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Hamlet 2: A Bad Death

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Hamlet's experience with his father's death rings true for those who have experienced the death of their own fathers. A video and set of activities, part of the Shakespeare English Exercises series, provides a unique perspective on...
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Hamlet 1: His Father's Ghost

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
The lessons in Shakespeare's Hamlet transcend language and culture. An actor describes his view of the play in a short video accompanied by tasks, part of the Shakespeare English exercises series. While listening to the video, viewers...
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Everyone Likes Singing a Parody

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Familiar songs get an educational spin with a parody writing lesson. Scholars take their favorite songs and change the lyrics to reinforce topics taught in the classroom.
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Transitions (ESL)

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
When it comes to comparing and contrasting in an essay, looking at a chart and picking a random transition word may not do the trick. As explained in an informational writing handout, the words writers use to move from one idea to...
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Happy Valentine's Day

For Teachers 4th - 8th Standards
Shelves filled with heart-shaped boxes of chocolates. Bouquets of red roses. Racks of romantic cards. Stores are preparing for Valentine's Day. Has the holiday become too commercialized? That is the question asked by a lesson designed...
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The World Is 0.28% More Peaceful Than a Year Ago

For Students 6th - 12th
Some days, the world seems like it is becoming darker, but research suggests that the world might actually be becoming a more peaceful place. An informational reading passage accompanied by a series of activities builds English language...
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Body Language

For Teachers 4th - 12th
When it comes to learning a language and literacy, understanding nonverbal communication is often as important as verbal communication. An interactive body language activity incorporates role play to demonstrate the difference between...
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English Placement Test

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Ninety multiple choice questions make up an interactive test designed to examine scholars' English language proficiency. After completing , learners have the chance to view their results, retest, or preview an answer key. 
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Love is...

For Students 4th - 8th Standards
What is love? After watching a video of children responding to this question and another video of a street challenge that addresses the same question, language learners create their own street challenge on the topic and present it to the...
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Proper + Capitalization

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Using capital letters in English can seem arbitrary if you don't know the capitalization rules. Guide English learners through the concept of common nouns and proper nouns using the English alphabet with a helpful practice packet.
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New Year’s Resolution

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Begin the new year with a two-part activity that asks class members to formulate a resolution and to write about someone or something they are proud of. These statements are then attached to a snowflake and a mandala which they decorate.
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What Is in a Sentence, Paragraph, and Story?

For Students 4th - 12th Standards
Language arts is made up of many parts. Learners review the parts of a sentence, as well as how to make a simple sentence into a complex sentence, before examining full paragraphs and identifying the topic, body, and concluding sentence...
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Telling Time

For Students K - 8th Standards
It's grammar time! Class members practice telling time in English with a series of clock illustrations. They then use the prompts to discuss the time of day, including English colloquialisms, with partners or group members.
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Days of the Week

For Students K - 8th Standards
What do you usually do on Saturdays? What will you do on Thursday? Class members practice the simple future tense and the days of the week with a series of activities and questions. They then share their answers with a partner.