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In 4-6 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  

Let's do a quick review of the verb TO BE in simple present.  This video shows you how to form the positive and the negative. 

Grammar Charades Game (4 or more people)

  1. Grammar Charades is where one person tries to get their partner to say a complete sentence using correct grammar by acting out the sentence, without speaking. 

Game Preparation:

  1. On three small pieces of paper write "I am".
  2. On three small pieces of paper write "You are".
  3. Write out the rest of the conjugations on small pieces of paper, tree times each.  (When you are finished, you will have 21 small pieces of paper.)  
  4. Fold each paper in half, so you can't see the writing.  Put the folded pieces of paper in a bowl.
  5. Get 3 small pieces of paper and write "positive" and "negative" on another 3.  Put those in a second bowl.
  6. Get 21 small pieces of paper and write a noun (such as a girl, a tree, a mat) or adjective (such as happy, tired, hungry) on each.  Put those in a third bowl. Click here for a list of common adjectives if you need some ideas.

Playing the game (4 or more people):

  1. One person from the first team, the actor, stands in front of the others and chooses one piece of paper from each of the three bowls. Get the partner to correctly say the sentence they just created with the three pieces of paper without speaking.  
  2. The team has 45 seconds to correctly say the sentence.  The second team keeps track of time.
  3. If the first team correctly says the sentence, they earn one point.  If they do not say the sentence correctly or run out of time, they do not earn any points.  Put the used papers to the side.  Return only the "positive" and "negative" papers to their bag or bowl.
  4. It's now the second team's turn.  The teams go back and forth (or in order if there are more than two teams) until all the papers have been used.
  5. At the end, the team with the most number of points wins! 


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In 4-6 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  

If the word ends with ch, sh, s, x, or z, use es to make it plural. Listen again. If the word ends with ch, sh, s, x, or z, use es to make it plural. Say to the student, “Say that rule with me.

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Plural s:

https://www.englishgrammar101.com/module-1/nouns/lesson-3/singular-and-plural-nouns-1



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In 4-6 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  

An informative video about words when you talk about news:

Thanks to Your English Web



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In 4-6 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  
This was a really nice one. https://esol.britishcouncil.org/content/teachers/lessons-and-activities/lesson-plans/listening-instructions


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In 4-6 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  
Cardinal, Ordinal, and Nominal Numbers Numbers are very important when speaking in English! You need numbers to talk about many things, such as age, dates, rankings, and even some names. Watch the video to learn more about cardinal, ordinal, and nominal numbers, then write a brief introduction for yourself using as many of the three kinds of numbers as you can!
My name is Tilia and I am seven years old. I was born in Côte d'Ivoire, but I moved to the United States one year ago. I have three sisters, Gigi, Xena, and Elaine. I am the 3rd oldest but the 2nd biggest. We live at 564 Main Street. Oh, did I mention I am a dog? My family and I love to play outside together and have barbecues. Hot dogs are my favorite, I ate 3 last time when my family wasn't looking!


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In 4-6 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  

Storytelling

Storytelling is an excellent way to practice all four learning skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.  Review the storytelling verbs, say, tell, speak, and talk, then grab 2 or more friends and play the Circle Storytelling game.

How to play Circle Storytelling:

  1. Everyone sits in a circle together.
  2. The first person to speak begins to tell a story by saying the first 3 sentences.
  3. Going counterclockwise (or anti-clockwise), the next person makes up the next three sentences of the story.
  4. Go around the circle and give each person a chance to create 3 sentences to add to the story.
  5. Keep going around the circle as many times as needed (at least 3 times) until the story finished.

The story can be of any genre, adventure, mystery, drama, comedy, etc.  With so many storytellers, it will surely be a fun and unique story!



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In 4-6 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  

https://www.fluentu.com/blog/educator-english/texting-lesson-plan/

5 IRL Activities for a Texting Lesson Plan

What was the last text you sent?

Chances are it contains some kind of acronym or abbreviation.

We use ones like “LOL”, “TBH” and “XO” so much that they’re creeping into our spoken vocabulary, too.

Using slang over text is so much easier than writing out full sentences. That is, except for parents who can’t quite get it right.

Online text messaging is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of communication. Right now, 2 billion people are using it worldwide. This number is bound to include your students, but do they know how to write text messages in English?

It’s totally different from the way we write and talk IRL. If your students are English text messaging noobs, you can use lots of fun activities to teach them how it all works.

By the end of your class, they’ll be woke AF.



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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  
Wh- questions Use WH- questions (who, what, when, where, why) to be an active participant in a conversation. Watch the video and then practice with a friend!


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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  

The best way to speak English fluently is to think in English!  Stop translating and start thinking in English with some of these good tips from Accent's Way



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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  

Directions:

Go to the BBC homepage and browse (look around) the site's main page.  Look at the headlines and choose one article to read.  After reading, write a 10-line summary. 

When writing the summary, consider the following:

  • Who is the subject of the story? (Men? Women? Children? Animals? Companies?)
  • What is/are the main ideas discussed in the article?
  • When did the events in the article take place?  Is this the same time as when the article was written?
  • Where did the events in the article happen?  What country/countries?  What cities/towns/villages?
  • Why is this story important? Why are the ideas valuable for other people to know?
  • How do you feel after reading this article?
  • Now that you know this information, what do you think you can do with this new knowledge?


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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  
Discussing controversial, or topics that bring up strong opinions that can differ from person to person, can be intimidating because of the potential for uncomfortable conversations and potential for disagreement. One of the most important things to do in life is to converse with people who hold different views, so watch this video to learn ideas on how to have successful and effective discussions on controversial topics.


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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  
Talking about past habits with "used to" Watch the video and write 5 sentences with "used to" about things you did in the past that you don't do now.


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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  
Learning how to give and understand instructions is key to being able to follow directions and understand manuals. Watch the video and listen for the common ways manuals and directions are written and meant to be understood.


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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  

Fourth of July in the United States - American Independence Day

Directions:

Listen to the song, America the Beautiful by the Quad and follow along with the lyrics below.  After listening, discuss with a partner what values you heard expressed that are important to Americans.



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In 7-9 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  

Directions:

Go to the CNN YouTube Channel and watch three videos.  Write a 10-line summary, or a short report, describing what you saw.  

Questions to consider when writing:

  • Who were the subjects of the stories? (Men? Women? Children? Animals? Companies?)
  • What was/were the main idea(s) being talked about in the video? 
  • When were the stories taking place?  What day(s), month(s), or year(s)?
  • Where did the stories happen?  What country/countries?  What cities/towns/villages?
  • Why are these stories important?  Why are the ideas valuable for other people to know?
  • How do you feel after listening to the stories?
  • Are there any similarities between your life and the details described in the stories?  Are there any differences?
  • Now that you know this information, what do you think you can do with this new knowledge?


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In 10-12 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  
Not sure how to write a report on a specific subject? Check out this video for the basics!


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In 10-12 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  
Analysis and critical thinking skills are key for independent thinking. Actively consider how you analyze what you read, watch, and listen to on a daily basis and watch the video with a few examples in mind. How can you improve your critical thinking skills?


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In 10-12 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  
Vocal variety is an important part of being understood, especially on camera. Check out this SUPER short video about creating excellent vocal variety for the best communication both in person and virtually.


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In 10-12 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  
Oral presentation skills are key for students and professionals alike. Once you have your topic in mind, watch this video and structure your presentation in a successful and effective manner!


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In 10-12 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  

Tips and tricks to understanding poetry.

After watching the video, try the strategies on one of the many Margaret Atwood poems.



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In 10-12 by Makaela Anderson Guru (7.6k)  
What is a debate? What does it look like? Watch the video below to learn the basics!


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