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BBC Learning English, Speaking (Clarifying Meaning)
In this verbal comprehension worksheet, students identify possible reasons for poor inter-personal communication and learn multiple phrases to use for clarification in a conversation.
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Words In The News
A complete resource from BBC World Service provides informational text for English or ESL classes to teach vocabulary, grammar, and reading skills. Learners participate in small group work, whole class discussions, and role-plays to...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Keeping Your English Up to Date: Hoodie
Language is fluid, especially the English language. See how it is currently changing and will continue to change. Using the example of the term "hoodie," learners work through a week's worth of vocabulary, spelling, and critical thinking...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
Words in the News: Stem Cell Research
A thorough resource for intermediate English learners addresses reading comprehension of informational texts, adjective forms, vocabulary acquisition, and writing in a journalistic style. Specifically, the class reads about stem cell...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
BBC Learning English, Writing (Culture)
Include this writing learning exercise in your lesson about essay organization. After anwering five questions regarding their culture, middle schoolers use their responses to form the basis of a five paragraph guide to their culture....
8th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Keep Your English Up to Date: Chav
Take a look at linguistics and stereotypes in Great Britian with a word study of "chav." Learners find out what terms are pejoratives and what they are meant to convey. Geared toward British culture, study the ever-changing English...
9th - 12th English Language Arts
Keep Your English Up to Date: Wannabe
Language is a fluid and ever-changing entity! Take a week to cover the changing English expressions and slang as related to the word "wannabe." Go through vocabulary, spelling, worksheets, and quizzes on the topics with your class.
9th - 12th English Language Arts
A “New English” in Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart”: A Common Core Exemplar
To examine the “New English” Chinua Achebe uses in Things Fall Apart, readers complete a series of worksheets that ask them to examine similes, proverbs, and African folktales contained in the novel. Individuals explain the meaning...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Allowing Students to Explore Simple Physics and Marketing in English Class
Scientific method, linear measurements, friction, inertia. Imagine learning scientific vocabulary in an ELA class. Before researching and developing a presentation about simple machines, class members build a common, but decidedly...
9th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Inspiration Persuasive Speeches and Essays: From Organization to Presentation
Assist your class with persuasive writing and public speaking. Learners develop writing and speaking skills through organization and the educational software program, Inspiration. Class members use the software to organize their work and...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed