"Cambridge University's First Certificate Examination (FCE) is probably the most widely respected English learning certificate outside of the United States. Examination centres around the world offer the First Certificate Exam twice a year; once in December and once in June. In fact, the First Certificate is only one of a number of Cambridge examinations aimed at levels from young learners to business English. However, the FCE is certainly the most popular. The tests are given in Cambridge University approved exam centres using Cambridge University approved examiners."
The YouTube Community Choir:
Taking Back Sunday:
Lyrics for Shrek's version:
Janice Dickinson's version:
"Too much stuff can stunt a child's ability to play, learn and grow. Fortunately, Peter says there are some key strategies that parents can put into action in order to get their children to clean up, find structure, and develop good organization skills for life:
* Model what you want your kids to do. When it comes to clutter and organization, Peter says parents must lead by example and keep their own bedrooms, bathrooms, cars, closets and other spaces clean. 'Kids learn from what they see far more than from what they hear,' Peter says.
* Get your children involved in the process. Don't just pick up after your kids—rather, work together to come up with clutter solutions and a system for organizing. 'If your kids are involved in the activity, I guarantee you they'll be way more inclined to follow through on that stuff because they're invested in how it was set up,' Peter says.
* Think of organization as a life skill. Parents should teach their children about the value of being organized and tidy just as they would stress the importance of homework or other extracurricular activities, Peter says. 'The life skill of being responsible for what you own, taking care of it and putting it away when you're done with it—that's a skill that's critical to [his or her] growth and"
"If you had to step over piles of clothes, papers and unidentifiable 'stuff' just to get to your computer, you're not alone. Organizational guru Peter Walsh, host of TLC's hit show Clean Sweep, says millions of Americans are drowning in clutter.
Studies show that although families are smaller, homes are larger than ever. Even with more square feet of living space, many Americans still fill attics, basements and storage units with stuff. Peter blames overstuffed spaces on our super-size mentality. 'We're in a culture that says more is better,' he says. 'We've been led to believe that things bring us happiness.'
For more than 10 years, Peter has helped pack rats organize their homes and reclaim their lives. His techniques go well beyond color-coded boxes and plastic storage bins. Peter says he helps people uncover what's really going on underneath all that junk, which often leads to life-changing breakthroughs.
'[Stuff] robs people of so much,' he says. 'If your house is full of stuff, all the blessings that could fill your house can't get in. The stuff takes over. It robs you psychologically. You can't be at peace.'
Don't distress over your mess—learn to conquer your clutter one room at a time."
"Delicious Bookmarks is the official Firefox add-on for Delicious, the world's leading social bookmarking service (formerly del.icio.us). It integrates your bookmarks and tags with Firefox and keeps them in sync for easy, convenient access."
Webquests are excellent authentic assessments. Here are links to my webquests and web treasure hunts. You may feel free to use them and adapt them. They are licensed under a Creative Commons License. When I have adapted the webquests from the work of others, I have given proper attribution at the bottom of the page for that webquest. I also include links to webquests I like that I did not create. Webquests are organized alphabetically by subject."
"Ah, Christmas. Tree, great food, a lot of free time, and - of course - presents! While Christmas is generally regarded as time you get to spend with your family, let’s not kid ourselves - we’re going to spend a good portion of that time online. We’ve gathered together a small taste of what’s out there on the web to help you make this the merriest holiday season ever."
"Dr. Seuss wrote, 'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.' Use these suggestions to get your kids excited about reading!
* Make a field trip to the library. 'Make a big deal about getting a library card!' Oprah says.
* Try to get children hooked on a favorite author or series. Oprah loved Lois Lenski while growing up.
* According to the July 2000 issue of Good Housekeeping, 77 percent of elementary school students return to school with a reading level below or at the level they had when they left the previous year. Make sure you have books available at home to read.
* Have your child read aloud so you can gauge their progress.
* Set a good example. Children need to see you reading, too!
* Teach kids that reading is about pleasure. Don't measure their progress by the number of books read, but the time spent reading.
* Help designate a special reading spot just for your child. Joke books, comics, newspapers, magazines and maps make good reading, too.
* Read the same book along with your child—let them recommend a book to you!"
Confessions of an Aca-Fan: The Official Weblog of Henry Jenkins:
"In our own work, we regularly encounter teachers who are anxious about introducing any copyrighted works in their classroom and I've had at least one project shut down by university attorneys who were convinced we were exceeding our Fair Use rights in quoting from films and other existing media texts. We have been struggling through the work we are doing on New Media Literacies to get enough room to be able to show short segments from the media we are discussing. To date, we've been developing our materials using the best practices statement for documentary filmmakers and we are excited to see further clarification of what these principles mean in the specific context of media literacy education. As you will see if you look at the materials we are producing, we rely on Creative Commons content where-ever possible and where it is not possible, we are creating very strong markers of attribution. I know that many media educators read this blog, so I wanted to flag this new report for you."
"Prepack Kids' Lunches
For many busy moms and dads, rush hour starts as soon as the alarm clock sounds. Between packing lunches, making breakfasts and helping with last-minute assignments, most parents don't have a moment to spare in the morning.
Instead of starting your day by chasing the school bus down the street or stressing over misplaced math homework, use these strategies to simplify your morning routine.
When it's time to pack lunches, who has time to cut the crusts off sandwiches in the morning? Save time by prepacking your kids' meals the night before."
"Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, where it is the beginning of the traditional Christmas shopping season. Since Thanksgiving falls on the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday may be as early as the 23rd and as late as the 29th of November.
Black Friday is not an official holiday, but many employees take the day off, which increases the number of potential shoppers. Retailers often decorate for the Christmas season weeks beforehand. Many retailers open very early (typically 5 am or even earlier) and offer doorbuster deals and loss leaders to draw people to their stores. Although Black Friday, as the first shopping day after Thanksgiving, has served as the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season at least since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the term 'Black Friday' has been traced back only to the 1960s.
The term 'Black Friday' originated in Philadelphia in reference to the heavy traffic on that day. More recently, merchants and the media have used it instead to refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers are in the black (i.e., turning a profit).
The news media frequently refer to Black Friday as the busiest retail shopping day of the year, but this is not always accurate. While it has been one of the bu"
ESLvideo.com - Learn English (ESL/EFL) with free videos from YouTube, Google Video, blip.tv, and other video hosting websites.
"Free esl video quizzes and resources for ESL / EFL students and teachers."
"Welcome to Totlol
If you have kids, you just found the site you have been looking for.
Totlol is a video website designed specifically for children. It is community moderated. It is constantly growing. It is powered by YouTube.
All videos were submitted, screened and rated by parents. The selection is huge and if you like, you can participate too.
Totlol is literally Video-on-Demand, and if you have kids, you already know. The video part is easy. It is the demand part that is hard. Are you ready? Here it comes: 'Daddy, Mommy More Video!'"
"Summer is almost over, and the school year will soon begin! The Peetes talk with parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba about things you can do to be more organized and efficient and make going back to school a breeze for you and your children.
Dr. Borba, who was once a teacher, says many parents often tell her that when school starts, evenings get hectic and mornings become stressful. Dr. Borba talks about eight common back-to-school hassles and offers her simple solutions.
1. Morning franticness: Create sanity savers for your biggest morning nightmares by doing some organizing the night before. Have kids put backpacks with lunch money and homework at the front door before bed, Dr. Borba says. In addition, lay out school clothes and set up the breakfast table the night before.
2. You're your child's personal organizer: Hang a large monthly calendar and buy a white board so each child can mark his own weekly activites, Dr. Borba says. List your schedule too.
3. Late morning starts: Buy alarm clocks and teach kids how to set them, Dr. Borba says. And start getting your kid back onto the right sleeping schedule at least two weeks before school starts, she says.
4. Missing and lost schools supplies: Identify the problem and then brainstorm a simple solution, Dr. Borba says. It could be as easy as putting a box by th"
"I like to emphasis on the fact that all the actions in the exercises below should have be physically DONE first. I has no sense to let a student click-click-click with a computer mouse without experience of the physical action. For a student the exercises should not be a surprise of something new, but a surprise of recognition! The following lessons are basic commands with the pictures of Gabriel Garcia. The text is spoken by Martin Holmes from Hot Potatoes"
"With four children at home, Holly and Rodney have their hands full dealing with a host of different parenting issues. They talk with parenting expert Dr. Michele Borba, who shares tips on how parents can help their children as they go through the different phases of childhood.
* Pay attention to what your children are saying. 'What children want is undivided time,' Dr. Borba says. 'The number one thing that tells a kid you are tuning in is eye contact. If you could make one rule in your house, when you are talking to your child, always look at the color of their eyes.' She says that helps a child know you are really there.
* Help them learn how to tell the truth. Dr. Borba says many children go through phases where they embellish stories, especially when they are young. How do you encourage them to tell the truth? Figure out what is causing the lie, she says. Give your child the attention he needs at a moment when he is not lying so he doesn't feel like he needs to lie to get attention.
* Be prepared for your 'tweenage' children to pull away from you. The preadolescent years are the core years—especially for girls, Dr. Borba says. Your daughter may gravitate more toward her peers and pull away from her parents, leaving you feeling like you are losing all power. Dr. Borba says dur"
Mis clases..: A foreigner in Britain:
"On the third term, we have read A foreigner in Britain (Burlington books).The main character visits different places in England, Wales and Scotland and tells us about their customs, traditions, festivals ..After reading it I suggested to my students that they do a powerpoint presentation about the places that appear in the book. They didn´t have to do it,just if they wanted..but almost all of them have done it and what is more they also want me to upload all their projects!..
You can see Juan´s presentation below and some others here"
After this quixotic change the A became a grade for those students achieving above the accepted standards at a school regardless of the State standardized test scores. A B mark was the grade provided for those students who did the work and the C was a gentleman’s way of saying your work was done,"
"Teaching with Weblogs and Wikis
Weblogs are user friendly websites that allow people to post messages as an individual or a group to a website. Teachers can use weblogs to practice a wide range of language skills with their students."
We know who you are, we know where you live and we could come after you in ways too horrible to tell. But being the extraordinarily nice chaps we are, we've figured a better way to get our own back: We've launched our own Monty Python channel on YouTube.
No more of those crap quality videos you've been posting. We're giving you the real thing - HQ videos delivered straight from our vault.
What's more, we're taking our most viewed clips and uploading brand new HQ versions. And what's even more, we're letting you see absolutely everything for free. So there!
But we want something in return.
None of your driveling, mindless comments. Instead, we want you to click on the links, buy our movies & TV shows and soften our pain and disgust at being ripped off all these years.
"Bullying can cause problems for your child at school—but what if your own son is the bully? Talking to your son about his emotions could be the key to understanding this behavior.
Harvard psychologist Dr. William Pollack, author of Real Boys' Voices, says boys are desperate to reveal their true feelings. Many boys wear a 'mask,' often hiding feelings of sadness, loneliness and vulnerability. Dr. Pollack says that, for many boys, self-worth is tied to their body image. They worry they are not masculine enough.
Parents don't realize how they teach their boys to bury emotions. Simple phrases like 'Big boys don't cry' create a lifelong effect, according to Dr. Pollack. Many boys feel they can't express their sadness, so instead they get angry."
"Celebrants of the Thanksgiving holiday congregate around dinner tables all across the US next Thursday evening, but as any self-respecting feast and party planner would attest, preparations carry well into the preceding week.
And in customary fashion, Mashable comes to the service of all those getting themselves and their families and friends ready for the annual arrival of “Turkey Day” and the clattering dishes, champagne glasses, and pumpkin pie that completes every menu."
Woman divorces husband for having a 'virtual' affair on Second Life - Telegraph:
"Woman divorces husband for having a 'virtual' affair on Second Life
A woman is divorcing her husband after catching him having an affair with an imaginary, animated woman on a computer game."
In my case, I noted since teaching the Constitution early in the year, my students did not do as well when they took the state test near the school year's end. I didn't want to change my curriculum because it is centered on the Constitution. So, I had students develop an encyclopedia of terms when we covered the founding fathers, and they used this to review later in the year. No muss, no fuss, and it was an integrated learning experience. The scores at our school, without any changes to the way we teach, were among the highest in the state. And we have three minority populations.
How I improve test scores
Over the years, my students have done exceptionally well in tests and competitions. The reason is twofold: I teach students how to write test questions so they know how to read them during tests, and I study the material to be tested. It does not take a Ph.D. to realize all the proper nouns in any state standard are the key. No question can be written without using these nouns if the test covers the standards.
Now, some tests do not cover the standards, and for that, learning to read the questions is the most important element. As an old coach, you practice the way you play. For a teacher the same applies. If you test the students with the same format as the exam, they feel more comfortable. In addition, I also make sure every student knows the test's importance. I have frequently read and heard about students who simply do not care and make no attempt to do well. Finally, make sure you cover the material for the slower learners. They hold the key to improving school test scores.
Assessment resources online
The following resources cover a wide range of topics related to assessment. It is a comprehensive list, but if you know of other valuable resources, please e-mail me through the site. Or, e-mail me if you'd like to know more about how I improve test scores.
-- Alan Haskvitz
- No Child Left Behind
- Types of Student Assessment and Testing
- Student Portfolio Assessment
- Online Quizzes and Tests, Puzzle Makers and Test-making Sites
- Assessment Research
- Test Preparation Resources
- General Information Sites
- Teacher Assessment Resources
- Authentic Assessment
- Electronic Portfolios
- What Research Says about Student Assessment
- Assessment LISTSERVs
- Report Card Comments
"A Simple Format to Write an Essay for EFL and ESL Learners
A simple format for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and English as a Second Language (ESL) learners to write an essay, is none other than the old standby, “The Five Paragraph Essay”. This writing structure is, of course, based on writing on a topic using five paragraphs. Briefly, here’s how it is set up.
Paragraph One – When you write an essay, the first paragraph provides the introduction to the essay or composition. It tells what is to be discussed and why. Your main points or arguments are briefly introduced. This paragraph need not be a lengthy one, four to five sentences will usually suffice.
Paragraph Two – In the second paragraph more background information is provided in more detail. Your first, often strongest main point or argument is expanded upon. This second paragraph is usually longer than the first or introductory paragraph. There is a topic sentence, three to five sentences of information, then a summary or concluding sentence which is used to allude or transition to the next paragraph’s content.
Paragraph Three – The third paragraph provides your second key point or argument and ties it into your theme, when you write an essay or c"
Approaches & Methods in Second Language Teaching"
- 01 English Pronunciation and Listening to spoken English
- Priorities and materials for phonology and phonetics
- English vowel sounds - the 12 monophthongs
- Presentation and practice of the 8 English diphthongs
- Materials to practise Final Consonant Clusters in English
- Specifying the priorities for pronunciation teaching
- Teaching intonation, rhythm and stress
- Speech versus written English
- Listening to spoken English: techniques for L2 learners
- Should spoken English be the principal objective in language learning?
- idiom, cliché, jargon, slang, motto, phoneme, allophone, redundancy
- 02 Syntax & Semantics
- Ways of presenting grammar
- Short Texts for production and grammar presentation
- Dialogues for grammar-presentation or conversation-facilitation
- Function & Form: uses of the Present Perfect Tense
- Grammar content of FCE as covered in leading exam course books 1979-1987
- Key developments in the teaching of English vocabulary during the mid 20th century
- The importance of concordancers and corpuses in vocabulary learning and teaching today
- Choosing a dictionary for English language learning
- Functional and linguistic analysis of occupational varieties of English
- Specialist English dictionaries and companion workbooks to develop vocabulary
- 03 History and Practice of TESL /TEFL methods & approaches
- Audiolingualism (drilling as habit formation)
- Cognitive Theory (awareness of the rules) Mentalism
- Notional | Functional approach i.e. setting (topic areas) | speech acts (social purpose of utterance)
- The Communicative Approach - the theoretical background
- Communicative Language Teaching and task-based learning
- Definitions of learning
- 04 Language Acquisition Forum on current methods & approaches and the role of the teacher
- "The appeal & poverty of CLT" (Robert O'Neill: March 2000)
- "The limits of functional/notional syllabuses" (Robert O'Neill: 1997)
- "Crucial differences between L1 and L2 Acquisition" (Robert O'Neill: 1998)
- "Dogmas and Delusions in Current EFL Methodology" (Robert O'Neill: 1999)
- "The Myth of the Silent Teacher" (Robert O'Neill: April 1994)
- Verbal characteristics of good teacher-talk. How to be a good teacher: the most common tips.
- What makes a good teacher? Use marketing clichés, catch-phrases and jargon in your answers.
- 05 Principles Syllabus and Course Design
- Selection and Grading of Structural items
- Questions to consider when designing a syllabus (Ron White)
- A critique of Breen's Process Syllabus (Ted Power)
- Motivating large classes of captive language learners in poorly resourced MLT environments
- Planning a visit with captive 12-13 year-old UK learners of French to Boulogne, France
- A list of criteria for evaluating the Main Course Book
- 06 Methods of Testing and Assessment
- INDEX: to Language Testing Objectives
- Objectives of test types: a) aptitude b) placement c) diagnostic d) achievement e) proficiency
- What are a) discrete point tests b) tests of integrative skills?
- Subjective and objective testing techniques
- Standardized tests ("psychometric objective" & "linguistic realistic")
- The main requirements of an efficient test - the problem of "test rubric"
- Item analysis - the facility value of an item and its discrimination index
- The problems of assessing communication in a second language L2
- What are a) norm-referenced tests and b) criterion-referenced tests?
- Test reliability and validity: the most important aspects of both for the teacher / tester?
- 07 Developing a Placement Test
- Getting started & types of test to avoid
- Content specification
- The Placement Test
- Marking instructions and Answer Key
- Item Analysis for selective deletion Placement Tests set on an incline of difficulty
- Testing the test 1: Item analysis: facility value and discrimination index
- Testing the test 2: Statistical measures of the Mean, Standard Deviation and Reliability
- Reliability versus Validity
- Accommodating "complete beginners" during a 60-minute Placement Test and Bibliography on Language Testing
- 08 A Multiple Choice Placement Test designed for quick marking and optimum validity
- Part 1 Grammar
- Part 2 Vocabulary
- Part 3 Reading Comprehension
- Part 4 Listening Comprehension
- Tape Script for Part 4 Listening Comprehension (cassette, minidisk or teacher can read aloud)
- Protecting TEST QUESTION PAPERS for re-use by subsequent intakes of students
- ANSWER SHEETS WITH GRIDS and OVERLAYS for easy marking
- Using computers or computer labs with or without Internet to administer and mark the test
- 09 English Language Teaching songs and games
- Folk songs listed by Level and frequency of problematic English Vowel & Consonant Sounds
- English Phoneme Chart: Key to problematic Vowel & Consonant Sounds
- Folk songs listed by a) Theme b) Discussion Topic and c) Level
- Games for English Language Learning colour-coded by Level
- 10 Reading in the Second Language Class
- Reading is not the same as Text Study
- Classroom activities and Skills for Reading
- L2 Reading objectives for English for Specific Purposes (Business and ESP)
- L2 Reading objectives for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Candidates for English medium universities
- 11 Writing in the Second Language Class
- 1) Exercise-types for teaching writing in the second language class. 2) Is writing an extension of speaking?
- Adjusting lesson content to the contexts in which writing is needed
- Coherence and cohesion in esl student writing
- Correction techniques: behaviourist (steering round errors) v cognitive (earmarking the fault)
- Link to Adult Literacy Materials for zero beginners with no knowledge of our alphabet
- Link to BBC Skillwise: writing - a community web site, offering general writing tips and practice for learners at lower levels
- Link to Royal Literary Fund - help with essay writing for advanced learners hoping to attend UK universities
- 12 Learner Independence; Learner Autonomy and the Web; Self-access Centres and Practice Time
- Self-access Centres: the rationale
- 13 Particular challenges for English language teachers: real communication; very low or very high level learners
"Bullying and teasing can be just as big a problem for girls as it can be for boys, and it can affect children of all ages, say the Peetes. They talk with Dr. Elvis Epps, the assistant principal of an elementary school in Florida, about his advice for dealing with bullying situations that parents often encounter.
Look for signs. If you daughter is acting reclusive and doesn't want to go to school, she may be afraid of a bully, Dr. Epps says.
Use your best judgment. Parents should assess whether the situation requires their intervention, Dr. Epps says. If your child has been physically injured, you should step in immediately, he says. If two girls have a verbal dispute, you may decide to let them work it out on their own, he says.
Deal with problems sooner rather than later. Call teachers or school administrators before a harmful situation can escalate, Dr. Epps says. 'I like to put the fire out while it's a little flicker [rather] than let it get out of control,' he says.
Take responsibility. If your daughter is the bully, Dr. Epps says you need to take measures to resolve the matter. Work alongside teachers and administrators, get counseling for your child if necessary and set a good example for her. 'Create an atmosphere that is positive in your home,' he says."
"Here is Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. The roast turkey is done to perfection with stuffing and gravy for all to enjoy. There are stuffed baked potatoes, a tasty looking side-dish of green beans and cashews. Of course, we can't forget the traditional cranberry salad in the middle. To finish the meal off, the guests will have coffee as we can see a pitcher of cream and a sugar bowl."
"Thanksgiving Emergencies -- What to Do
* If the turkey doesn’t thaw out in time, defrost it in your microwave. Or put it in a sink full of cold water. Each half hour, let the water out and put clean water in.
* If everything is done before the turkey, you can finish cooking the turkey in the microwave, if it fits. This will make the skin less crisp, but the turkey will be safe to eat. Or you can save the rest of the food and heat it up again when the turkey is ready. Most Thanksgiving food tastes fine reheated.
* If there are lumps in your gravy, use an eggbeater to break them up. If that doesn’t work, just take the lumps out with a spoon.
* If there are lumps in your mashed potatoes, that’s actually good! It shows you used real potatoes. Just kidding. Put them in your food processor or blender and run it for just a few seconds.
* If the crust of your pie is done before the filling, put aluminum foil over the edge of the crust. Be careful not to burn yourself."
"Black Friday refers to the day just after Thanksgiving in the US. Because so many companies have a four day weekend, many people begin their Christmas shopping on this day. (Thanksgiving always falls on a Thursday in the US, and then people have Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off from work.) Black Friday is often reported as one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Shopping malls are packed with people, parking lots are crowded, and lines at stores are very, very long. Some stores even open at five or six in the morning because there are so many people. Other stores have discounts and sales to draw even more customers.
The word 'black' to describe the Friday likely began in Philadelphia in the mid-1960s. Traffic jams filled the roads into the downtown area every year. The stores and sidewalks were overflowing with shoppers. The experience for so many of the people who ventured downtown was stressful and chaotic. It was a terrible, or black, day. Because other cities around the country similarly experienced traffic jams, busy stores, and too many shoppers on the day after Thanksgiving, the term spread. Black Friday became a common idiom in American English.
Although many people may see the day after Thanksgiving negatively, retailers have a very different opinion."
"Robert Browning was born in Camberwell, a suburb of London. Young Robert spent much of his time in his father's private library of 6000 volumes in several languages. The chief source of his education
Browning became an admiror of Elizabeth's Barretts poetry in 1844. He began corresponding with her by letter. This was the start of one of the world's most famous romances. Their courtship lasted until 1846 when they were married. The couple moved to Italy that same year and had a son, Pen, later in 1849.
Robert did not become recognized as a poet, until after Elizabeth's death in 1861. After which, he was honored for the rest of his life as a literary figure.
Robert is perhaps best-known for his dramatic monologue technique. In his monologues, he spoke in the voice of an imaginary or historical character. Robert had a fondness for people who lived during the Renaissance. Most of his monologues portray persons at dramatic moments in their lives."
"George Gordon Byron was born on January 22md 1788. Lord Byron was an English poet who was a leading figure in the Romantic Movement.
Lord Byron was active in many different fields of life including politics, he took his hereditary seat in the House of Lords in 1812. However Lord Byron is best remembered for his poetry which includes the classic poetry collections Child's Harold's Pilgrimage and Don Juan.
Don Juan was considered to be an epic of its age and was read widely by the Victorians, although to many it was considered to be somewhat shocking. The literary works of Byron were often characterised by characters who had a rebellious, non conformist streak. His heroes often displayed great skills and passion although they often misused their talents. To some extent the hero of Byron's poems had a degree of autobiography.
As well as poetry Byron took an interest in social issues in Parliament he often stood up for disadvantaged groups and was one of the few to support the Luddites. The personal life of Byron was a tumultuous affair, attracting a good degree of speculation. Byron had a deep love for animals, in particular he was devoted to his dog Botswain.
Byron died in Greece in 1824. He was preparing to fight on behalf of the Greeks for their independence from the occupying Turks. Before he could enter battle he died from"
"Cooperative learning strategies
Various strategies exist for cooperative learning and can be used at whenever the instructor see fit for their use. Listed below with a brief description are some of the more common strategies.
* Think-Pair-Share is a method that allows students to engage in individual and small-group thinking before they are asked to answer questions in front of the whole class. There are four steps to this method. The first step, groups of four students listen to a question posed by the teacher. Secondly, individual students are given time to think and then write their responses. Thirdly, pairs of students read and discuss their responses. Finally, a few students are called on by the teacher to share their thoughts and ideas with the whole class. This method can be very useful and work well in the science classroom due to the continual request of science teachers having students formulate hypotheses about the outcome of an experiment before it is done.
· (Example: A teacher could pose the question, ‘What is photosynthesis?’ students then think individually about the question. After a couple minutes of thought the students then turn to a shoulder partner and discuss their thoughts with each other. The teacher then facilitates a whole class discuss"
Thanksgiving 2008 - Thanksgiving Holiday crafts and recipes, kids' activities and games, coloring pages and more. - Kaboose.com
"We gladly present a free ESL video online lab for beginner learners.These video lessons will help you develop your vocabulary and practice listening and pronunciation. These lessons are one of a kind, developed by Kisi, a teacher with many years of English teaching experience. The videos here are in two formats. Windows media and flash videos. Choose the format that meets your computer setting."
THANKSGIVING ONLINE LESSONS
- READ / WRITE
- The First Thanksgiving - from Scholastic
- Going to Grandma's Mad Lib - from FamilyEducation.com
- Thanksgiving History Quiz - from FamilyEducation.com
- Thanksgiving Dinner Mad Lib - from FamilyEducation.com
- Thanksgiving Pop Culture Quiz - from FamilyEducation.com
- Turkey Trivia Quiz - from FamilyEducation.com
- Wilster Thanksgiving Quiz - from Wilster
- America's Homepage - Plymouth, Mass. - from Pilgrims.net
- Jokes and Riddles - from National Geographic
- Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - official site
- Make Your Own Cartoon - from National Geographic
- Oh, how that Thanksgiving spread has changed since 1621 - from CNN
- Thanksgiving Page - from The English Department
- The Thanksgiving Tradition - from Plimoth.org
- Thanksgiving Traditions and History - from Wilster
- The Wampanoag and Thanksgiving - from 2020tech
- The First Thanksgiving - from Scholastic
- COMPUTER SKILLS - MOUSE PRACTICE