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Last post by Imogenius
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 karlags2
in ANSWER KEY Practicing So...
on May 08, 2020, 04:04:26 AM

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 rbora2
in Re: Using TED talks to m...
on April 16, 2020, 01:12:59 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 Sebastian_Rocheleau
in Re: What are the sources...
on April 20, 2017, 02:30:34 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 hveitch2
in Textbook: Classroom Writ...
on February 14, 2020, 09:15:59 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 rkyle
in Pick 3
on March 13, 2020, 02:46:52 AM

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 Mai Mohamed
in Speed reading/Speed writ...
on March 03, 2020, 12:43:23 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 dunn10
in Re: Technology and teach...
on May 06, 2020, 09:46:37 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 agreenf2
in Academic Writing for Un...
on May 07, 2020, 07:11:41 PM

Reading Resources

No New Posts General Reading Links

Post links here to general resources for reading

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Last post by agreenf2
in Reading Comics (and Webt...
on May 07, 2020, 08:32:17 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 Ruth Chung
in Learn with News!
on March 10, 2020, 10:40:20 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 erinrr2
in Assessing Reading Fluenc...
on March 13, 2020, 10:53:37 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 pskim4
in (Updated) Using Newsela,...
on May 13, 2018, 04:00:59 PM

No New Posts Extensive Reading

Post your thoughts and ideas about Extensive Reading here.

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Last post by Erika the First
in Writing activities for E...
on May 11, 2020, 07:31:57 PM

No New Posts Intensive Reading

Post your thoughts, ideas, and lessons involving Intensive Reading here!

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Last post by Erika the First
in Breaking News English
on March 13, 2020, 11:21:58 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 jrchia2
in Paper Telephone (descrip...
on May 08, 2018, 04:19:13 PM

No New Posts The Hobbit stuff

Hobbits, and Elves, and Wizards, oh my! Post your Hobbit-related materials here.

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Last post by isabellecavazos
in Creating a Riddle-Poem!
on May 04, 2020, 10:29:59 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 Erika the First
in Literacy Instruction for...
on May 10, 2020, 11:30:48 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 brennaw
in Pre-reading activities f...
on May 04, 2020, 05:13:36 PM

No New Posts Reading Activites (during reading)

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Last post by eunjeong10
in Q & A reading activity
on March 13, 2020, 05:05:14 PM

No New Posts Postreading Activities

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Last post by isabellecavazos
in Re: Post-reading activit...
on March 05, 2020, 10:24:05 AM

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 erinrr2
in Strategic Reading
on May 04, 2020, 11:40:23 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 dunn10
in Re: Using images to teac...
on May 06, 2020, 10:58:44 PM

No New Posts Vocabulary

Post your information here on vocabulary learning and reading.

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Last post by brennaw
in Using Anki for spaced re...
on May 04, 2020, 04:31:35 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 Erika the First
in Story Starters for Kids
on May 10, 2020, 10:56:48 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 erinrr2
in Alternative Assessment o...
on May 05, 2020, 12:12:22 AM

No New Posts Cause & Effect

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Last post by semorro2
in Learning Cause and Effec...
on May 06, 2020, 01:35:38 AM

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Last post by Lindsaym97
in Simple Compare and Contr...
on April 16, 2019, 10:46:40 PM

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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 erinrr2
in Course Design Using Fanf...
on May 04, 2020, 11:25:23 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 agreenf2
in Telephone Pictionary
on March 12, 2020, 10:28:33 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 semorro2
in Suggestions for How to C...
on May 06, 2020, 01:05:42 AM

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 hveitch2
in Re: Positives and Negati...
on March 31, 2020, 12:17:01 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 dunn10
in Re: Beginning and Closin...
on May 06, 2020, 10:26:11 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 Matthew
in Writing a Resume
on March 30, 2017, 01:10:41 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 lv5
in TEACHTHIS ESL/EFL RESOUR...
on May 08, 2020, 09:51:28 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 Anastasia
in COCA to Improve Writing
on April 15, 2018, 06:23:37 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 swelsch
in Beginner Level Young Lea...
on May 02, 2020, 05:15:26 PM

No New Posts Organization

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

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Last post by hveitch2
in Paragraph Writing for In...
on January 30, 2020, 09:14:14 AM

No New Posts Pedagogy Issues

General issues related to classroom teaching

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Last post by ahellberg
in Teaching old dogs new tr...
on April 28, 2017, 09:34:30 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 rbora2
in Quick Plagiarism Spottin...
on February 03, 2020, 01:19:17 PM

No New Posts Prewriting

Brainstorming, freewriting, outlining, etc.

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Last post by meganln2
in Pre-writing activities b...
on February 25, 2020, 04:49:18 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 brennaw
in Addressing Source Reliab...
on April 24, 2020, 03:35:10 PM

No New Posts Summary & Paraphrase

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Last post by eunjeong10
in somebody-wanted-but-so-t...
on March 13, 2020, 04:27:53 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

No New Posts Topic Sentences

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

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in Re: Funny VAGUE gameshow...
on April 03, 2012, 12:35:02 PM

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in APA online quiz
on May 10, 2020, 12:35:34 AM

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