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Works Cited/References / APA online quiz
« on: May 10, 2020, 12:35:34 AM »
This is an APA style quiz which was provided by Penn State University library. I used this for my ESL students when I taught how to format their research paper. It includes 11 questions asking to choose a correct usage of in-text citation, reference page, title page, margin and so forth. This quiz worked well for my students and it is useful for review.

Quiz link:

Reading Activites (during reading) / Q & A reading activity
« on: March 13, 2020, 05:05:14 PM »
Mostly reading classes are done with questions and answer activities that go well at any time. I think this is another activity you can do for comprehension check as a during reading activity.

Preparation: you have a text and split the text into several sub-sections (it depends on how many groups of students you have in your class).

In class:
  • Have students read the text.
  • You divide your students into smaller groups of 3-4 students and assign each section to each group.
  • Ask each team to create questions based on the section they are assigned. The questions could be about the content, vocabulary and/or discussion questions. The teacher can present some model questions beforehand.
  • After creating questions, each group asks the other groups their questions.
Teachers could give reward points for correct answers to make the activity more competitive!

*If you want to focus on grammar, you can have students use certain sentence structure (e.g. passive voice) when they create questions.

As an ESL language teacher, I found it challenging to teach how to summarize effectively. This is because all students are from various cultures with different standard of doing summary. They might not be familiar with summarizing using their own words by doing restructuring all idea they've learned from the original text. One thing you can do as a language teacher is somebody-wanted-but-so-then approach. This approach is the way to teach students how to write an effective summary. It covers all of the essential points/components of a summary. For example,[/size]Somebody: who was the character?
  • Wanted: what did the character want?
  • But: what was the conflict?
  • So: what did the character(s) do to solve the problem?
  • Then: how did the story end - how was the situation resolved?

  • [/size]I am attaching a good material you can use when you're teaching writing summaries with this approach. This includes several models of chart for your students and guidance how you can implement this approach for your class. [/color]

Beginning Readers / Short Stories
« on: March 13, 2020, 03:42:52 PM »

This has a lot of short stories for beginners (also various levels of learners). The strength of this website is that it provides audio recordings for each story, and help improve reading pace. So if you click 'start reading,' each phrase is automatically become focused by being highlighted according to WPM (which was preset) so that readers can follow the highlighted phrase as the highlight move on to each phrase.

The Hobbit stuff / Hobbit Activity Worksheet
« on: March 13, 2020, 03:27:33 PM »

This website provides good lesson plans and worksheets. It provides some text based on the Hobbit book and some fill-in-the-blank activity worksheet you can use for reading/writing class.

The Hobbit stuff / Video Writing Prompts
« on: March 13, 2020, 03:22:19 PM »

Teachers may want to use some video prompts that their students might be interested in! This website is the thing when you want to provide a writing prompt using those interesting media. This provides a video clip of the movie Hobbit and writing prompts.

The Hobbit stuff / Vocabulary Practice
« on: March 13, 2020, 03:12:35 PM »
This website is good for teachers who want to have their students to practice vocabulary using the Hobbit Chapter. It includes three kinds of activities: Practice, Spelling Bees, and Vocabulary Jam. The practice provides several questions to ask the meaning of words in each chapter, and Spelling Bees plays audio recordings to have students dictate the word correctly as they hear the word. Also, Vocabulary Jam let teachers set a team competition.

1. This activity can help students draw inferences about the meaning of a word from context.
Ask students: What is a “dwarf” star? If needed, the students can Google search or see the article on that details the differences between white, brown, red dwarf stars, etc.
"A white dwarf has an internal structure kind of like an onion, in that it's in layers," study lead author Mark Hollands, an astrophysicist at the University of Warwick in England, told (, 2020).
2. Have students visualize/draw the process of some phenomena such as star collision, internal structure of a star.

By Eunjeong, Tim, and Hannah Butler-Auld

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