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Understanding the News
Students work in small groups to identify the following categories of news articles: hard news, features, announcements, and opinion/personal reflection.
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Diversity in Media: Looking Critically at What We See
This learning experience fosters awareness of representations we see, and don't see, in the media. Learners list TV programs, games, and films they enjoy, identify characters' ethnic, religious, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation...
8th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Analyzing the Internet for English Learners
English language learners explore the Internet! First, they discuss common Internet vocabulary such as homepage, results, images, etc. Then, they complete a scavenger hunt where they visit Google, Yahoo, and MSN webpages and explore...
3rd - Higher Ed 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
A strong writing resource, designed for high school or college-level writers, guides learners through crafting persuasive arguments. The packet not only provides examples of a variety of argumentative strategies, it gives pointers on how...
11th - Higher Ed English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Newspaper Unit: Reading Lesson Plan
Work on identifying the different parts of a newspaper with your English learners. After reviewing newspaper terminology, pupils pair up and complete a scavenger hunt, looking for specific things in the newspaper and recording their...
10th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
Breaking News English: Four Dead in Indian "Diamond" Hunt
In this ESL worksheet, students first read an article about rumors of diamonds being washed ashore in India. Students complete all or some of the 100 exercises and activities pertaining to the article. Included are vocabulary,...
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Breaking News English - India Rushing to Save Commonwealth Games
In this ESL/ELL Commonwealth Games worksheet, students read a selection about "India Rushing to Save Commonwealth Games." They discuss the passage, identify the problems and solutions, and talk about their own favorite sports. They...
9th - Higher Ed English Language Arts