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    Re: Sharing lessons

    How about teaching idioms over the phone, do you guys have any idea or tip?


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    Learn English free and chat in English online at English, baby! or :: My Happy Planet :: (still in beta), are two places to go for English chat/conversation.

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    thanks Noego, I got an idea on what I might do in my next presentation from your riddle contest.

    Gerrie
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
    Most of my lessons are custom made. I make everything myself from the ground up.

    This might sound pretentious, but I think my lessons are interesting and so far, the students really enjoy what I've planned.

    This is based on feedback from both my peers and the students.

    I do spend a LOT of time preparing everything so that I provide something of quality to the students.

    I would like to provide what I've done so far to the other teachers here, on this forum. This would be a gift of some sort for all the help I've received, and, in a way, it's long overdue.

    I would rather not put them here, in this topic, as the topic would eventually disappear.

    Is there anywhere on the website where I could put my things so that they're visible and easily accessible to all the teachers?

    I think it would be really awesome if we how somehow shared our own ideas to the world. Make a database of some sort.

    What do you think?

    Here's the first lesson I'd like to share:

    Riddle contest
    Tested with: English Major students
    Class size: 22-45 students (depending on the class)
    Procedure:
    #1. Separate the class in teams. (Do it yourself, otherwise you'll be wasting a lot of time if you let the students do it by themselves).
    #2. Select an assistant who will help you determine who raises his or her hand first in answering the question.
    #3. Explain the rules:
    1. The teacher will read a riddle to the students.
    2. The students MUST raise their hand to answer a question. If the students shout the answer without raising their hand, they lose one point (This is tried, tested and true. Otherwise students will be shouting the answers all across the classroom).
    3. Depending on how many hints are given, the amount of point for a good answer varies. First, read the riddle (6 points), then write it on the board (5 points), then write how many letters there are (_ _ _ _) (4 points), then the first letter (F _ _ _) (3 points), then the second letter (F I _ _) (2 points) and so on. Do not go under 1 point for a good answer.
    4. Giving out a WRONG answer reduces the total of point by 1.
    5. Team totals may go under 0.
    That's about it. I've tested this with my students and they loved it. This is for advanced students however.

    Resource:
    This is the list of riddles. This is the result of hours on the net spent harvesting for interesting riddles. Enjoy!

    Riddle contest.doc

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    #14

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    Although I haven't posted for a while, don't worry, the files are still being downloaded!

    The riddle contest has been downloaded 60 times, about 10% of the viewers have a downloaded which is pretty good as far as I'm concerned.

    DDeubel, thank you for sharing your thoughts and your website.

    Hopefully you will also post some of your lessons here.

    As always, I encourage the other teachers to share in their material.


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    #15

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    Thanks Noegro for the kind comments.

    Like you , we are all just trying to help each other out.

    Other teachers might look or feed my Canned Lessons. A daily lesson with download of materials that you can use in your class.

    DD
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    #16

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    I just created a website called Oshieroo. I created specifically for English teachers from aruond the world to share, find, and discuss teaching ideas. I am currently in the JET program teaching English in Japan and wanted a way to share and find new ideas. Check it out. My username is cjmiyake.

    Please come and share some of your own ideas! If you have any questions, contact me at EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead

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    Four reading exams based on the first 10 chapters of the Catcher in the rye:

    1st exam:
    Reading Exam #1 Official.doc

    2nd exam:
    Reading Exam #2 Official.doc

    3rd exam:
    Reading Exam #3 Official.doc

    Final exam:
    Reading Final Exam.doc


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    #18

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    Here is a nice handy lesson idea that you can work into many kinds of activities.

    Objective -- to know the country / nationality / languages of the world.

    Materials - http://eflclassroom.com/flash/flags.swf computer and screen.

    Warm up by showing one of the Where the hell is Matt videos from youtube. Stop the video just before the place name appears. Ask, "where the hell is matt? " Students continue to do Matt's dance and guess where the hell he is.

    Practice - Students in groups, guess what country the flag represents . bonus for the nationality and official languages. One score keeper / group.
    If you want to get indepth, play the BAAM version which I created to keep student interest. http://eflclassroom.com/pptgames/baamflags.ppt

    Extend - Students are cards indicating where they are from in the world. Give multiple cards of 4-8 countries depending on the number of students.Students walk around the class asking, "Where you from?" If they find a person from the same country as themselves, they link arms and try to find someone else from their nation. Stop and review....

    Great way to teach this stuff. Of course you can also show them Lily....
    YouTube - The Original Video of Lilly: The World Map Master

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    #19

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    Listening:

    An Incident on Route 12

    This listening exercise is very difficult.

    18 true or false + new vocab:

    An incident of Route 12.doc

    The actual audio story (100% legal)

    incidentonroute12_schmitz_csw.mp3


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    #20

    Re: Sharing lessons

    Thanks alot it is a great idea

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