Drama activity: The Movie Star

Another drama activity with my Friday Year 10 class that worked really well. Again, from our little role plays for TEFL book. Slides give the […]

Drama activity: Frozen in Time

We’ve been doing lots of drama tasks recently. Here’s one that worked really well. (See these slides on Genially) Excuse any spelling errors etc, I […]

Poetry lesson: What do you hear?

Here’s a short poetry task that worked well with YLs and teens. It’s based on a poem from A Nest Full of Stars by James […]

Timesaver: Conversation starters

Here’s a quick fix warmer while you’re waiting for all students to arrive in your online class. I googled ‘conversation starters’ the other day and […]

Timesaver: Quickfire questions

Online learning again… Five weeks in. Need to keep things lively. Starting the lesson with these quickfire questions for my A2 level students. Nothing special, […]

Using Stories Without End

Here’s a quick follow-up to my review of Stories Without End (Taylor Sapp, Alphabet Publishing). As you may have read, I thought this was great […]

EAL: Choosing and using sources (History)

My last post was a quick insight into my day-to-day planning for EAL in Primary. Here’s a day-to-day snippet from Secondary. I mainly work in […]

Seesaw for EAL and young learners

Someone contacted me last week in a panic. ‘Aaargh, we’re going to start using Seesaw – any tips? Is it easy? Can you do a […]

Jamboard (so far)

Jamboard mentioned a lot recently. I decided to give it a go with my Secondary classes. Started using it last week so this is all […]

Reading tasks for homework

Hiya, hope online learning is going well. Here are some random reading tasks I set for homework. Each student chooses one of these to do […]

Fluency and fun: Hidden words

Here’s a quick speaking activity for Primary EAL. A good one for Friday afternoon fun. Check out this ‘Hidden Words‘ post on Bored Panda. Is […]

Self-study suggestions handout

Lockdown again Here’s a handout I gave to learners for self-study over Christmas. Might be useful now seeing as we’re going back to online learning. […]

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