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Instructions on using the Forum, rss feeds, and how to cite posts.

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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 Geri Jieyu
in Novels from different pe...
on April 10, 2014, 12:34:38 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 haelim2
in How to motivate students
on April 07, 2014, 12:56:41 AM

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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 Haider3
in Re: Vocabulary Acquisiti...
on January 30, 2010, 06:13:02 PM

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 helen6952
in Useful Site when teachin...
on March 09, 2014, 04:17:14 PM

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 spark
in The 10 Fingers Game
on March 31, 2014, 11:31:46 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 rkallister
in Joe Jefferson Vocabulary...
on April 17, 2014, 11:19:03 AM

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 cindyyang
in Re: Email writing
on April 15, 2014, 01:02:18 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 elamb6
in Cooperative Learning
on March 31, 2014, 11:11:14 PM

Reading Resources

No New Posts General Reading Links

Post links here to general resources for reading

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Last post by leylalambert
in Using Pinterest as a Sou...
on March 24, 2014, 09:00:32 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 adunse
in Reading Fluency - Paired...
on February 22, 2014, 09:16:13 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 danieljohnson
in Re: Wacky true news stor...
on March 02, 2014, 06:17:32 PM

No New Posts Extensive Reading

Post your thoughts and ideas about Extensive Reading here.

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Last post by jkotnarowski
in The Hobbit (Lesson plan)
on April 15, 2014, 12:53:24 PM

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 chen222
in Creative Writing-new Dia...
on April 04, 2014, 10:47:30 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 nkim45
in Readig Race
on April 30, 2012, 05:32:26 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 spark
in Re: Pre-Reading Activiti...
on March 10, 2014, 07:02:56 PM

No New Posts Reading Activites (during reading)

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Last post by yelenafk
in Re-entry into the workfo...
on March 20, 2014, 12:01:02 PM

No New Posts Postreading Activities

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Last post by linzhou2
in Debate as the postreadin...
on April 01, 2014, 01:05:57 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 Stephen Hill
in Re: Social Learning Theo...
on March 29, 2012, 01:17:24 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 Kathy Dongyao
in ideas of activities for ...
on March 19, 2014, 05:04:50 PM

No New Posts Vocabulary

Post your information here on vocabulary learning and reading.

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Last post by leylalambert
in Teaching Phrasal Verbs b...
on March 23, 2014, 11:49:03 AM

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 racard15
on April 15, 2014, 12:48:32 PM

No New Posts Cause & Effect

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

No New Posts Compare & Contrast

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Last post by chen222
in Meaningful Compare and C...
on April 04, 2014, 10:14:55 PM

No New Posts Conclusions

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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 Xin Wen
in Designing a travel broch...
on April 15, 2014, 01:14:12 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 eunicenam
in Practice Day: Writing a ...
on April 10, 2014, 05:07:47 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
in Peer Feedback for Postc...
on April 15, 2014, 12:42:47 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 Randall Sadler
in Re: Types of teacher-stu...
on February 07, 2012, 09:08:06 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 ChristineW
in "My Grammar Goals"--stud...
on April 15, 2014, 12:46:31 PM

No New Posts Introductions

Also see "Thesis Statements"

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Last post by leylalambert
in Re: Introduction warm up...
on March 09, 2014, 04:47:02 PM

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 helstro2
in Diagramming for ESL Lear...
on February 27, 2014, 07:19:36 PM

No New Posts Pedagogy Issues

General issues related to classroom teaching

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Last post by jayes2
in E.D. Hirsch and the Non ...
on March 13, 2012, 12:28:28 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 jkotnarowski
in Conciseness in Argumenta...
on February 26, 2014, 10:35:35 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 nlloyd3
in Best Plagiarism Video Ev...
on March 29, 2012, 03:09:53 PM

No New Posts Prewriting

Brainstorming, freewriting, outlining, etc.

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Last post by Kathy Dongyao
in Using pre-writing activi...
on March 07, 2014, 06:33:02 PM

No New Posts Quotations

Finding, integrating, and citing direct and indirect quotations.

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Last post by karenmin
in How to Quote-In Details
on March 08, 2012, 12:54:56 AM

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 elamb6
in QUIZ: Formatting, In-tex...
on March 31, 2014, 11:50:37 PM

No New Posts Summary & Paraphrase

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Last post by jkotnarowski
in Re: Animated short films...
on March 28, 2014, 04:39:51 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

No New Posts Unity & Coherence

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Last post by kristen.m
in Re: Funny VAGUE gameshow...
on April 03, 2012, 12:35:02 PM

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Last post by elamb6
in Annotated Bibliography Q...
on March 31, 2014, 11:26:26 PM

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