Being able to figure out the meaning of a word from context is one of the most important skills an emergent bilingual can learn. So how do we introduce the idea to our students in an engaging way? With nonsense words, of course!
Introduce a little controlled chaos into your class with Shout the Wrong Name!
Need a quick, light warmer to start your online class on the right note? Try this emoji warmer. It’s fun, easy, and integrates a little emotional awareness into the lesson.
This is a video of me teaching Question Tags to a group of middle school students using the book Teaching English Grammar: What To Teach and How To Teach It, by Jim Scrivener.
I would call the following a classic English First lesson plan based on the Communicative Approach.
Social and Emotional Learning lesson plan built around Dr. Roger P. Weissberg’s stoplight for problem solving.