ESL: Puns Upon a Time
In this figurative language activity, learners review the definition of puns. Then, they read sixteen short excerpts and describe the pun that is being used.
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Tools for ESL Lesson Planning
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6th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson about literary devices. As class...
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Teaching Debate to ESL Students
Language learners use the debate format to practice formulating, expressing, and defending their ideas. Working in teams, class members develop resolutions, use opinion indicators to express their opinions and reasons, and prepare...
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THE RENAISSANCE AS A TIME PERIOD
Throughout a six week time period, students will become familiar with the Renaissance time period through cross-curriculum studies. Students will be involved in many forms of instruction to both illuminate and clarify the time period and...
7th - 10th English Language Arts
Dragonwings: Evaluate Chapters 10-12
As your class finishes the novel Dragonwings, use these culminating projects. A vocabulary list is given for chapters eleven and twelve and either an epitaph or letter activity concludes the book. The final project consists of creating a...
6th - 8th English Language Arts
Mexican Mythology Lesson Plan for ESL
Students explore world history by answering study questions on a worksheet. In this Mexican fables lesson, students utilize their English skills to read myths from Mexico and identify the plots, settings and characters. Students discuss...
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ESL Lesson for Japanese Students
Students explore English by completing language arts activities in class. In this ESL lesson, students practice translating their native Japanese vocabulary into English by participating in a flash card activity. Students complete an...
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