Starfall itself is an amazing site but if you click on this link, you will be taken to an amazing list of activities and games. All About Me is a fun game on starfall that your young learner will create a character and hear how to say the words.
On toytheatre.com you can find games, stories and some tools to write and create stories, even print or save them on your computer. I especially loved the crossword puzzle page where the learners can play a word game by sliding the crossword bars up and down and left to right to exchange letters
Roomrecess.com is focused on providing children with free educational games. The students can choose a game on vocabulary, reading or math. They are really fun to play.
Learn English Kids is a secure environment for the kids and has lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities to have fun and learn English.
English for Young Learners is a site where you can find free fun learning resources on reading, listening, speaking and writing.
VirtualLit is an awesome site any teacher or a student who is interested in literature will love very much. VirtualLit is a step by step multimedia tutorial for a number of poems, novels, short stories and plays.
Teaching Literature is a wiki dedicated to teaching literature. It is actually the companion website for Teaching Literature to Adolescents, by Richard Beach, Deborah Appleman, Susan Hynds, and Jeffrey Wilhelm. The website is organized according to Chapters and Generic categories. When you click on Chapters, you will find Links, Activities, and Further reading. When you click on Generic categories you will find Links related to different aspects of teaching literature.
Another Teaching Literaturesite is full of links for your interests and can be bookmarked for future projects.
Britlit is one of my favorite sites which I visit very often during the academic year. Britlit is a literature project and each BritLit resource kit has downloadable, printable materials to help teachers using literature in the English language classroom. You can use Britlit kits for very young learners, teens and adults.
Story Toolz is an amazing site and a tool to play with literature. You can use the story idea generator to start writing a story. All you have to do is take the three conflicts presented to you and ask the standard who, what, why, when, where, and how questions.You can also use the random conflict generator or half title generator to find an interesting title for your story.
Welcome to the 33rd ELT carnival. The theme is Using Music and Songs in EFL Classes and today I’m happy to introduce a wonderful album to you. If you are ready grab a cup of coffee (hot or cold), put the record on and enjoy …
There is a buzz going on about The great Gatsby. It’s of course because of the new Gatsby movie. I’ve seen so many links and resources on twitter, interest recently. Then I just remember I also have some resources for the novel.
Pretend you are Billy. You just found out what happened to the two young men and realised you were also poisoned, and locked into a room. Luckily you have still your mobile (as the landlady is a little bit old-fashioned she hadn’t known anything about mobiles and social media). Write a text message to a close friend, update your status on Facebook and send a tweet to the whole world and ask for help. Write your version of the story.
Create a scrapbook based on the setting, events and characters from the story. (You can use a web 2.0 option for this task)
Years ago my students adapted the story to stage, wrote the script and performed. Unfortunately in those years, technology was not like this and I was also a bit technophobic so even a simple camera recording isn’t available now.
Here are some links to inspire you to prepare your own
You can watch a clip fro Hitchcock’s ‘Lamb to the Slaughter’ then ask the students to redirect the movie. They have can prepare a PowerPoint presentation, a prezi or a glogster and introduce to the class their cast, soundtrack, setting, etc giving their reasons why they chose the actors and the music. They can also create a movie poster.
More ideas for reading classes:
Or if you can read all the stories in a row, maybe you can ask the similarities of these three women.