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in Re: New Forum Look
on October 19, 2010, 02:20:08 PM

No New Posts Learning L2 Reading & Writing

Post your experiences about learning to read/write in a second language here--the good and the bad!

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Last post by ankim2
in Live Streaming
on February 26, 2017, 06:36:36 PM

No New Posts Motivation

How do you keep your readers and writers motivated? Post your tips and suggestions here!

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Last post by hkearf
in Learner Motivation: Lang...
on March 25, 2017, 08:57:16 PM

No New Posts Questions about the Forum or the Field

Post your questions about the forum, or any aspects of TESL Reading or Writing here. Also, PLEASE check here to answer questions!

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Last post by KiChan Park
in What are the sources of ...
on April 09, 2015, 03:12:52 AM

No New Posts Textbook, Website, etc. Reviews

Have you found a Reading and/or Writing textbook or other resource that you particularly loved (or didn't love)? Post a short review here! Also, if you have tips for selecting materials, post those here too!

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Last post by beecorleto
in Making Connections Readi...
on March 01, 2017, 03:50:32 AM

No New Posts Getting to Know You Activities

Post your activities here for those first day "getting to know you" tasks.

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Last post by JasonOu
in Get to know me in 5 sent...
on March 14, 2017, 05:58:45 PM

No New Posts Reading/Writing Humor

Post your jokes and cartoons here. Also post ideas regarding how humor can be used in teaching reading/writing.

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Last post by Krystie
in Funny comic about writin...
on March 01, 2017, 09:13:12 PM

No New Posts Technology and Teaching Reading & Writing

If you have a great new tool for teaching Reading/Writing that involves technology, this is the place to post it! This could range from computer programs to Internet resources.

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Last post by JasonOu
in Using Word Cloud for rea...
on March 14, 2017, 04:58:02 PM

No New Posts Complete Reading and/or Writing Units

If you have a complete Reading and/or Writing unit (long or short) and are not sure where to put it...this is the spot!

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Last post by enowic2
in Reading and Writing Unit...
on May 13, 2016, 11:53:36 PM

Reading Resources

No New Posts General Reading Links

Post links here to general resources for reading

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Last post by Emily Doehring
in Helpful teacher resource...
on March 13, 2017, 09:58:39 PM

No New Posts Adult Literacy

Please post your ideas here regarding teaching literacy skills to adult learners who have no literacy in their first language

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Last post by KatAnn
in Re: Education Justice Pr...
on February 15, 2016, 08:39:20 PM

No New Posts Assessment of Reading

Post your materials here related to assessing, testing, etc. of Reading.

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Last post by Lexieeee
in Accuplacer test (reading...
on April 07, 2016, 02:31:19 PM

No New Posts Authentic v. Modified Materials

Post your ideas here on ways to gather and use authentic (or teacher-modified) materials in reading and/or writing classrooms.

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Last post by Evan Branson
in Using sites like "brainy...
on May 13, 2016, 06:23:30 PM

No New Posts Extensive Reading

Post your thoughts and ideas about Extensive Reading here.

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Last post by mhenehan
in News for You: An ESL ne...
on March 24, 2017, 12:37:01 AM

No New Posts Harry Potter Lessons!

Post your ideas here for how you might use the Harry Potter novels in the classroom. For enrichment? For grammar? For culture? You decide!

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Last post by mhenehan
in Re: Pronunciation Predic...
on March 23, 2017, 11:03:36 PM

No New Posts Beginning Readers

Post your information here about teaching beginning/low level readers. This could include working with children or adult beginners.

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Last post by mhenehan
in Re: practicing pronuncia...
on March 23, 2017, 10:51:40 PM

No New Posts Human Is: A Science Fiction Story

Describes the use of a science fiction story called "Human Is" by Philip Dick for a group of students at Kwansei University in Japan.

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Last post by beiduo721
in Activities for Human is....
on September 08, 2011, 01:17:09 PM

No New Posts Prereading Activities

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Last post by Jialian1077
in Re: Pre-Reading activite...
on March 07, 2017, 01:54:34 PM

No New Posts Reading Activites (during reading)

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Last post by kjoho
in Discovering Key Words- S...
on March 17, 2017, 02:45:53 PM

No New Posts Postreading Activities

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Last post by Emily Doehring
in Post-reading activity fo...
on March 13, 2017, 10:33:58 PM

No New Posts The Westing Game -- Lessons

Post your materials here related to the novel "The Westing Game" by Ellen Raskin. You'll find full lesson plans here related to this book designed for ESL students, and also links to existing materials.

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Last post by charstretch
in Re: Chapter's 1-7 Lesson...
on December 05, 2011, 10:58:38 PM

No New Posts Theory

While not always exciting, theory related to reading can be VERY useful for teachers. If you have info related to reading theory, post it here!

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Last post by ankim2
in Procedural Rhetoric in E...
on February 26, 2017, 06:54:19 PM

No New Posts Using Literature

Post your ideas here regarding the use of literature in the ESL/EFL classroom, ranging from comic books, to novels and anything in between!

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Last post by Emily Doehring
in Calvin and Hobbes Activi...
on March 13, 2017, 11:49:44 PM

No New Posts Vocabulary

Post your information here on vocabulary learning and reading.

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Last post by hkearf
in Vocabulary - Info Gap Ac...
on March 25, 2017, 08:02:46 PM

Writing Resources

No New Posts General Writing Resources

Post links here to general resources for writing or writing ideas that don't fit elsewhere.

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Last post by hkearf
in Holiday Fun: Valentine’s...
on March 25, 2017, 08:15:33 PM

No New Posts Assessment of Writing

Post your materials here related to the assessment, testing, etc. of writing.

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Last post by kjoho
in Re: Writing assessment l...
on March 17, 2017, 03:16:23 PM

No New Posts Cause & Effect

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in Practice Day: Warning La...
on March 31, 2014, 06:26:28 PM

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in Comparing products works...
on October 21, 2015, 10:16:45 AM

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Last post by haelim2
in structures of the essay
on March 16, 2014, 11:26:43 PM

No New Posts Creative Writing

If you have your students "do" creative writing, ranging from poetry to fiction, post your materials here.

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Last post by rseyfer2
in Re: Journal writing prom...
on May 02, 2016, 04:11:03 PM

No New Posts Descriptive Writing

Post your materials here regarding papers that "describe" Describing art, people, places, etc.!

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Last post by kdesando
in "Guess Who" Game Modific...
on March 15, 2017, 02:05:31 PM

No New Posts Feedback--Peer Review

Please add your resources here related to peer review (e.g., information related to training students to do peer review, handouts, etc.)

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Last post by Alexnader
in Peer review feedback - G...
on February 28, 2017, 12:29:39 PM

No New Posts Feedback--Teacher

Please post your resources here that related to teacher feedback (e.g., handouts on giving comments to student papers, checklists for student drafts, etc.)

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Last post by Godin
in Outside the Classroom Fe...
on April 14, 2014, 11:25:41 PM

No New Posts Feedback: Teacher-Student Conferences

Please post your resources here that related to teacher-student conferences (e.g., guidelines, handouts, suggestions, etc.)

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Last post by pinglinchuang
in Individual vs Group Conf...
on February 06, 2017, 12:00:36 PM

No New Posts Instructions

Post your materials here for how to write instructions, recipes, technical writing, etc.

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Last post by Sergei
in Correspondence Writing L...
on February 18, 2014, 08:37:05 PM

No New Posts Grammar - Error Correction

One of the huge issues for L2 writing teachers. Post your ideas and resources here!

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Last post by mhenehan
in Re: Funny grammar resour...
on March 23, 2017, 05:15:38 PM

No New Posts Introductions

Also see "Thesis Statements"

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Last post by kwingo
in Classification Essay int...
on October 21, 2015, 10:24:10 AM

No New Posts Language Issues

Style, metaphors, etc. (See grammar posts above)

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Last post by cindyyang
in Re: Using a Thesaurus
on April 10, 2014, 10:06:31 PM

No New Posts Literature Reviews

Information regarding Literature Reviews and/or Critical Reviews

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Last post by beiduo721
in Re: Introducing the Lite...
on October 24, 2011, 11:37:01 PM

No New Posts Mini-Books: A writing and reading project

A unit in which student from lower level to advanced create their own mini-books!

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Last post by bat0
in Here is Practical Explan...
on February 12, 2014, 06:55:09 AM

No New Posts Organization

Resources that deal with issues of organization--from paragraph to essay level.

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Last post by beecorleto
in Coherence/Structure Stri...
on March 01, 2017, 03:38:08 AM

No New Posts Pedagogy Issues

General issues related to classroom teaching

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Last post by Evan Branson
in The Post-Process Theory ...
on March 10, 2016, 05:01:43 PM

No New Posts Persuasive Paper

Cross-check this with "Research Paper" as they may share certain elements

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Last post by mhenehan
in Writing a Normative Pape...
on March 15, 2017, 01:54:01 PM

No New Posts Plagiarism

It is NOT a good thing! How to spot it, how to avoid it, how to teach about it.

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Last post by KatAnn
in Plagiarism by students f...
on April 07, 2016, 02:17:30 PM

No New Posts Prewriting

Brainstorming, freewriting, outlining, etc.

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Last post by omid
in Re: Using Infographics f...
on May 05, 2015, 01:52:28 PM

No New Posts Quotations

Finding, integrating, and citing direct and indirect quotations.

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Last post by Evan Branson
in Using sites like "brainy...
on May 13, 2016, 06:20:47 PM

No New Posts Research Paper / Souce-Based Writing

Cross-check with "Persuasive Paper" as they may share certain elements

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Last post by Krystie
in Lesson plan for writing ...
on March 07, 2017, 01:29:06 PM

No New Posts Summary & Paraphrase

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Last post by JasonOu
in Re: Paraphrasing Lesson ...
on March 14, 2017, 12:46:06 PM

No New Posts Thesis Statements

Also see "Introductions"

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Last post by Cassandra.Rosado
in Thesis Statements/Parall...
on December 12, 2011, 03:42:18 PM

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Last post by Jenny Villalba
in Re: topic sentence
on October 21, 2010, 12:01:12 PM

No New Posts Unity & Coherence

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on April 03, 2012, 12:35:02 PM

No New Posts Works Cited/References

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on May 07, 2015, 01:21:54 AM

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