Native-like pronunciation is a goal for many ESL students. Having tips and strategies to help them reduce their accent and achieve a more native-like pronunciation is beneficial for any speaking-pronunciation teacher. Intermediate and advanced students can make great use of debate-style discussions to improve their speaking and conversation skills. This site contains topics and themes for debate, including debate topics designed for younger students.
As a relief teacher, there is very little time for planning and a phone call at 8 am in the morning can mean being in class at 8.
The more notice you have the better. If you can, arrive early to familiarise yourself with the school environment ask for a mapthe behaviour policy, and to photocopy your resources. More great tips for making your day go smoothly are here.
I spent the latter part of the final term of as a relief teacher and have compiled tips and notes gained from my own insights and also those of other relief teachers.
Identify if there are any class rules posted. Be prepared to make a seating chart or prepare index cards see No. When the bell rings, greet the students at the door and welcome them in. Establish what will happen if the rules are broken eg, name on board, three marks against names — report to office — or whatever is the school discipline policy.
Or devise a postive behaviour strategy which will work see suggestion below: Before calling the roll get students started on an appropriate task right away.
This is important to get them settled and focused for your lesson. If you have time: Get them to blutac them to the front of their desk. The remaining cards will be the absent students — now you can mark the roll, without interrupting the students working. Leave a report for the classroom teacher at the end of the day.
For more tips read The Effective Substitute Teacher. Build up a collection of Emergency Resources Depending on the age group that you are making yourself available to teach this may specific grades or even K Once you know the age group you are teaching, check out the emergency lesson plans for the appropriate age group.
Here are some excellent sites to start building your resource pack: Click on worksheets on the left of the page. Games in the classroom Have a collection of fun educational activities. I found Education World: Mini Lessons for Unexpected Moments a valuable resource for ten great ideas for numeracy and literacy games for example: Five-0 game literacy for grades Break the class into teams of around four or five students so you end up with an even number of groups.
Pair off the teams.
Additional ESL/EFL Writing Worksheets, Activities, and Ideas: Useful Phrases and Sentence Patterns These handouts and worksheets contain clear explanations of complex English phrases and sentence patterns, plus review worksheets. Primary students might need practice writing basic sentences or using the correct punctuation. Intermediate students might need practice writing longer or more complex sentences. Middle and high school students may need review, but will probably be ready . Teachers TV- Primary English - Writing Activities - Duration: 13 minutes. Teachers TV- Primary Maths - Calculation - Duration: 59 seconds. EDCHAT® Views: 21K.
Each team thinks of a five-letter word. Its partner team has to guess the word by writing a five-letter word.
The opposition says how many letters are correct in the word, but not which ones.The most common writing activities that their students engaged in were writing short answer responses to homework, responding to material read, completing worksheets, summarizing material read, writing journal entries, and making lists.
Three highly effective Key Stage 1/2 teachers reveal a variety of inspiring activities and lesson-planning ideas that enhance their primary pupils' writing skills. Three teachers share Great Lesson Ideas to boost pupils’ writing skills - and all the resources you need to use these ideas. The Super Sentence is a good regular KS2 activity which promotes understanding of different ways that sentences can be changed and improved/5(39).
Elementary School Teacher Resources From our earliest time humans have always had teachers. The parent was the primary teacher who taught the basics of the tribe, while other tribal members taught the history, traditions, culture, religion, values and mores of their society. Writing Concepts Illustrated.
1. Young children possess knowledge about written language and a variety of forms of writing—stories, lists, signs—from an early age; quality instruction in the primary grades reflects children’s experience and knowledge.
KS1 English learning resources for adults, children, parents and teachers organised by topic.