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advertising concept

A teacher asked me for help with a workshop for fifth graders, to stimulate their critical thinking skills and work on their English around the theme of advertisements and commercials.

Warm-Up

To start the lesson ask students if they can think of any ads they have seen, online,...

06 Jun Shelley Vernon No Comments
middle school kids learning English through drawing, singing and role-play

Here is a typical teaching problem, and solutions. A bright 11-year-old girl is studying English at school and having one private lesson per week. She picks everything up really quickly and gets good marks in the tests at school, but the next week, she has forgotten it all. Each week the private...

26 Apr Shelley Vernon 1 Comment
students working in a group at table

Getting students speaking can be tricky, usually one or two dominant pupils do all the talking and the shy ones just sit there. Young teens might be apathetic, say very little and if they do, give short answers. The usual method of taking in an article to read and discuss can make for a pretty...

09 Oct Shelley Vernon No Comments

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