Friday, November 29, 2013

TESOL Ideas and Worksheets

Index

Grammar

Any Grammar Point 

* Choose Your Victim
* Hangman for Grammar
* LINK: Making Grammar Fun 
* Activities that Can be Used for any Grammar Point

 Adjectives

* Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Too and Enough
* Adjectives for Describing Someone--Find Someone Who 
* LINK: Adjectives Antonyms Opposites ESL Vocabulary Crocodile Game
* Naruto Bomb Game With Comparative Adjective Forms
* Naruto Bomb Game with Comparative and Superlative Adjective Forms
* Adjectives (and 3 noun phrases) to Describe Personality: Various activities
* Qualities for each job: practice adjectives and nouns for describing personality
* PowerPoint Presentation to Drill Comparative Adjectives
* LINK: ESL Conversations Superlative Adjectives
* drilling comparatives and superlatives
Card Game for Comparative Adjectives
Board Game for Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
too+ adjective Slideshow
* LINK: British Council Material for "too+adjective"

Adverbs

* Adverbs: Total Physical Response
* Adverbs Board Game 
* Adverb Quiz
* Adverbs of Frequency Guessing Game

Conjunctions

* LINK: ESL Quiz - So or Because (Lettia Bradley) I-TESL-J
Either...Or: Slideshow and Worksheet
Either... Or Scrambled Sentences

Nouns

* Too much, too many, enough, not enough Classroom survey: countable and uncountable nouns
* Too much and too many scrambled sentences
* Too much and too many: find your partner 
* LINK: Demonstrative Pronouns Game (this, that, these, those) 
* LINK: Subject object pronoun game
* Subject Object Doraemon PowerPoint Game
* Naruto PowerPoint Game for Articles
Doreamon PowerPoint Game for Countable/Uncountable Nouns
Possessive Pronouns
Find Your Partner: Possessive Adjectives versus Possessive Pronouns
Possessive Pronouns Crossword Puzzle
Scrambled Sentences: Possessive Adjectives versus Possessive Pronouns
Slideshow for drilling Possessive Pronouns
* LINK: from slideshow.net His hers yours mine
 Gerunds
* Gerunds Running Dictation
* Wishing and Hoping by Dusty Springfield
* Gerunds Crossword
* Sorting Activity: Present Continuous, Adjective, or Gerund

Noun Versus Verb

* Order: Noun or Verb

Noun Phrase Versus Question

Prepositions


Questions

* How Questions: Matching Words
* How Questions: Practice With Partner
* How Questions: Class Survey

Relative Clauses

* Omitting the Relative Pronoun 
* Relative Clauses: Who and Which Grab the Card Game
Relative Clauses Guessing Game
Relative Clauses Scrambled Sentences
* "-er Nouns" for Relative clauses

When Clauses

Verbs

Conditionals
--Zero Conditionals
Zero Conditional Formation
--1st Conditionals
* First Conditional Brain Storm Activity
* First Conditional Formation Worksheet 
* If You Give a Mouse a Cookie 
--2nd Conditionals 
* Second Conditional Conversation Prompts
* Second Conditional Formation
* Second Conditional Brain Storm Activity 
* Second Conditional Story 
* If I Were a Boy by Beyonce 
* If 6 Was 9 by Jimi Hendrix 
* Second Conditional Karuta
--1st Conditional Versus 2nd Conditional
* 1st Conditional Versus 2nd Conditional Worksheet  
* 1st and 2nd Conditional Board Game 
* 1st and 2nd Conditional Memory Game 
--3rd Conditionals
3rd Conditional Formation
Future Forms
* May Versus Going to Worksheet (might, will, going to) 
* Will, Will Not, Might Human Bingo
* May Might for Future--Dictation 
* Future Forms Worksheets 
* 3 Sentence Guessing Game for "Will" and "Might" 
* Reading on "may" and "going to" 
* Crossword Puzzle for May and Going To
--Going To
Going to sentence prompts
* What am I going to do next year?
* Naruto PowerPoint "Going to"
Mingle Activity for "Going to"
--Will
* Que Sera Sera by Doris Day--Will for Future Predictions 
* The Great Dictator Speech by Charlie Chaplin--Will for Future Prediction
* Will for Future Prediction Karuta 
* Will For Making Offers--Find Your Partner 
* Fortune Cards: Will for Future Prediction
Will for Future Prediction: Shouting Dictation
Slideshow for Will and Won't (for future predictions)
General
* Verb Tense Review Sheet
* General Knowledge Quiz--Verb Tenses 
* Verb Tense Review Crossword Game
* Find Someone Who: General Verb Tense Review
Imperatives
* Doraemon PowerPoint: Imperatives and Let's
Infinitive
You Don't Own Me by Lesley Gore--to+ infinitive verb patterns
Modal Verbs
* Modals: Can, Should, Must, Have To
* Modal Board Game (must, can, have to) 
* I Should Be Proud by Martha and the Vandellas 
* Grammar Auction: Modal Verbs
* Modal Verb Karuta
* Modal Verb Guessing Game
* Modal Verb Story 
* Can and Could Guessing Game
* Scrambled Sentences: Modals
* Survey form for Modal Verbs
--Have to
"Have to" Crossword Puzzle
"Have to" Mingle
--Must
School Rules: Must and Mustn't
Survey Form--Using Must for Rules 
* LINK: British Council Materials for Must
--Should
* Should: Scrambled Sentences
Problem Cards: Using Should for Advice
* Should and Shouldn't: Advice for Classmates
* Guess My Problem--Practice using Should
* Doraemon PowerPoint Game: Should
Negative Verbs
Forming Negative Verbs
* You Don't Own Me by Leslie Gore 
Passive Verbs
* Frankenstein
Slideshow for Drilling Passives
--Past Simple Passive
* Nonsuch Palace
* Country Mouse and City Mouse 
Doraemon PowerPoint Game: Past Simple Passive
--Present Perfect Passive
* Present Perfect Active and Passive Crossword Puzzle 
--Present Simple Passive
*Active/Passive Review
* Active and Passive Meanings
* Tom and Jerry Active and Passive Present Simple 
* Passive Form Worksheet--Present Simple
* Passive Form Crossword Puzzle--Present Simple
* The Banks are Made of Marble by Pete Seeger 
* Active Passive Scrambled Sentences 
* Picture Identification
* What Are Little Boys Made Of
* Passive Sentences Tables and Arrows
--Present Simple and Past Simple Passive
* Passive Forms Crossword puzzle--Present Simple and Past Simple
* Active Versus Passive Form Worksheet Present Simple and Past Simple
* Present Passive versus Past Passive 
* Present Passive and Past Passive: Find Your Partner
Doraemon game for present simple passive and past simple passive
 --Present, Past, Present Perfect Passive
* Active/Passive Review: Present, Past, Present Perfect
* Find Your Partner: Active and Passive Sentences for Present, Past, and Present Perfect 
--Present Simple and Present Continuous Passive
* Passive Form Worksheet--Present Simple and Present Continuous
* Active/ Passive Find Your Partner Game Present Simple and Present Continuous
--Present Simple, Present Continuous, Present Perfect Passive
PowerPoint Game for Active Passive Verbs: Present Simple, Present Continuous, Present Perfect
Active Passive Find Your Partner Game (Present Simple, Present Continuous and Present Perfect)
Past Continuous
* Past Continuous: Find Your Partner
* Past Continuous Mingle Activity
* Past Continuous Cards for Conversation
Crossword Puzzle for Past Continuous
Google Slides for Drilling Past Continuous
While + Past Continuous Slideshow
While+ Past Continuous Scrambled Sentences
Write Your own Sentence: While + Past Continuous + Past Simple
While + Past Continuous + Past Simple Scrambled Sentences
While + Past Continuous + Past Simple Slideshow
Past Forms (General)
* Find Someone Who: past perfect, had to, could
* Find Your Partner: Past Forms 
* A Trip to the Jungle 
* Crossword Puzzles for Practicing Labels on Past Tense Verbs 
* Past Form Verb Names Memory Game 
Past Perfect
* Comprehension of Past Perfect
* Make Past Perfect Sentences about Your Partner 
* Find Someone Who 
* 2 Truths and 1 Lie 
* Doraemon PowerPoint Game
Past Perfect Dictogloss
Past Simple
* Simple Past Tense Memory Game
* Past Simple Karuta 
* Regular Past Simple Pronunciation Slap the Board Game
* Pronunciation of regular past tense endings
* Past Simple Crossword Puzzle
* Past Simple Mingling Activity
* Speaking Cards for Past Tense
* Find Someone Who Questions in the Past Simple
* Past Simple Mingle 2
* Past Simple Speaking Topics 2
* PowerPoint for Drilling Past Simple
* PowerPoint for Drilling Past Simple Questions
Had Past Simple Drilling for PowerPoint
* PowerPoint for Drilling irregular Past Simple: Statements and Questions
* Past Simple Irregular Verbs Slideshow Presentation
--Was/Were
* Was/Were Grammar Auction 
* LINK: Was/Were Computer Game at British Council Website 
* LINK: Was/ Were Computer Game at ESL Games Plus 
* Was/Were Worksheet and PowerPoint Presentation
* LINK: Was/Were Card Game
* Google Slides for Drilling There was/There were
* There was/ There were Worksheets
Past Simple Versus Past Continuous
*Past Simple versus Past Continuous Crossword Questions
* Past Simple versus Past Continuous Worksheet
Phrasal Verbs
* Phrasal Verbs Sorting Exercise 
Present Continuous
* Present Continuous Board Game
* Present Continuous Charades 
* Present Continuous Scrambled Sentences large version
* Present Continuous Scrambled Sentences Small Version 
* Present Continuous Questions Powerpoint
* LINK: Present Continuous Fling the Teacher Video Game 
* Present Continuous: Question or Statement Powerpoint
* Present Continuous: Question or Statement Scrambled Sentences
* LINK: Present Progressive Tense Use, Continuous, ESL Grammar Fun Game Online
--Present Continuous for Future Meaning
Present Continuous for Future Arrangements Find a time to meet
* Present Continuous for Future Arrangements Schedule
* Present Continuous for Future Arrangements: What is my Schedule?
* Present Continuous for Future Arrangements: Schedule Mingling activity 
Present Perfect
* Have You Ever Game--Review Present Perfect for Experiences  
* Present Perfect Dictation
* Present Perfect for Experiences--Find Someone Who (student generated questions)
* Present Perfect for Past Experiences--Job Interview 
* I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For by U2 
* Present Perfect for Experiences--Find Someone Who can say yes 
* Present Perfect Crossword 
* 2 Truths and 1 Lie (Present Perfect for experiences) 
* Present Perfect Form 
* Present Perfect Interview Survey 
* Present Perfect For Experiences Game With Partner
* What Have I Done This Year
* 27 Things to Do Before You Settle Down Buzzfeed Video 
* Present Perfect Board Game 
* The meaning of "Yet"and "Already" with Present Perfect (Movie Clip from High Fidelity)
* LINK: For or Since Exercise Worksheet (Present Perfect Tense)
Present Perfect Versus Past Simple
* Present Perfect Versus Past Simple Worksheet  
* Past Simple Versus Present Perfect Scrambled Sentences
* Past Simple Versus Present Perfect Dictation 
* Past Simple versus Present Perfect Sorting activity 
* Worksheet for Present Perfect versus Past Simple 
Present Simple
* Like versus Likes
* Jump the line: Like / Likes 
* Like / Likes Scrambled Sentences 
* Do they like/ Does he like scrambled sentences
* Present Simple Formation
* Bottom Up Listening Exercises designed to promote noticing of subject-verb agreement in the Present Simple
* Love, hate, enjoy, dislike Guessing Game
My Animal: Present Simple for Habits
Present Simple and Present Continuous
* Present Simple and Present Continuous Formation
* Rules for Present Simple and Present Continuous
* Human Bingo for Present Simple and Present Continuous
* Function of Present Simple and Present Continuous
Present Simple Versus Present Continuous
Present Simple Versus Present Continuous 2
Present Simple Versus Present Continuous Walk Around the Room Questions
Question Formation
* Question Formation Worksheet
Reported Speech
* Reported Speech Worksheet
* Reported Speech Crossword Puzzle 
* Reported Speech: Present Tense to Past Tense 
* Reported Speech Worksheet Past Tense
* Reported Speech Running Dictation
* The Letter by The Box Tops--Reported Speech
* Student Reported Speech
* Reported Speech Questions Grammar Rules
* Then He Kissed Me by The Crystals
* Reported Speech Memory Game
* Reported Speech Questions
Reported Speech Naruto PowerPoint Game
Short Answer
* Find Your Partner--Short Answer
* Forming Short Answers
Suggestions
* Making Suggestions with How About, Let's and Would You Like To--Running Dictation 
* How About, Let's, Would You Like To--Scrambled Sentences
* Let's, How about, Would you like to: Find Your Partner
Used To
* Find Someone Who: Used To
* Dictation: Used To
* Used To: Guess Your Partner's Answers
It’s All Over Now by The Rolling Stones--Use for "Used to"
Used To Sentences. Two Truths and One Lie
Slideshow for "used to"
Verb Forms
* Verb 1 to Verb 3 Irregular Forms Crossword
Verb Phrases
* Verb Phrases--Sorting Activity
Wish
* Dictation: Wish
* Story using "wish": 3 Wishes 
* Sometimes I Wish I Were a Boy by Leslie Gore
* Wish Board Game
* Wish Crossword Puzzle 
* Wish Scrambled Sentences 

 Listening

* Using the Transcript after Listening 
* LINK: tesolfilms
* TESOL Songsheets  (Just the Links)
* Using Youtube Videos for Listening
* Top Down and Bottom Up Listening Exercises: The Most Stressful Job

Pronunciation

* LINK: Fox in Socks 
* Words ending with /nk/, /nd/, and /nt/ 
* Using TV and Movie Clips to Teach Pronunciation 
* Pronunciation Battleship
 

Reading

* Vocabulary Review After Reading
* Poetry: Nothing Gold Can Stay 
* LINK: Story-Telling Cinderella 
* LINK: Jack and the Beanstalk 
* For Whom the Bell Tolls: Upper-Intermediate Reading Lesson 
* Benefits of Extensive Reading
* Peter Pan: Upper-Intermediate Reading Lesson
* Peter Pan Continued
* Reading Comprehension Questions 
* Graded Reader Survey Form
* Advanced Reading: Slime by Joseph Payne Brennan
* LINK: Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Aquilla Diamond
* Graded Reader Review Index
* Story Time Index
Extensive Reading Worksheet
* LINK: http://www.slideshare.net/

Speaking

* Seminar Evaluation Form
* Student Speaking Assessment Form
* Conversation Topics
* LINK: Silly English Conversation Questions
* Presentation Feedback Forms for English for Academic Purposes Classes
* Speaking Practice for Very Young Learners: Name, Age, Hobby
* LINK: Improv Role Plays for ESL Students by Diana Funtana
* Phone Call Situations 
* Persuasion Situations
* Gift Cards for Speaking Activity
Speaking for Pre-Intermediate Students--Topics about daily life--Speed Dating
* Request Cards (For Eliciting Ways to Say No)
* Describing Jobs
* Daily Routines
* Speaking Activity: Create Your Own School
* Discussing School Subjects
* Discussing Teachers
* Describe Everyday Objects
* Self-Introduction Speaking Activity
* Speaking Role Play: Calling Customer Service About Problems with an Online Order
* Mingle Activity for Talking About Free Time Activities
* Stages of Life Speaking / Writing Activities
* LINK: Questions for talking about Food
* LINK: At the Restaurant
* Circle Time: Conversation Topics for Young Learner Elementary Students (Just the Links)
* Famous Photos in History: Speaking Activity
* LINK: Let's Talk About Movies
Review Your Favorite Movie
* Speaking Lesson: Problems with Technology
*LINK: Conversation Questions Jobs and Technology
* LINK: Speaking About Inventions
Agreement or Disagreement: Discussion Questions
* LINK: CAT: A framework for Dogme by Ken Lackman
Telling Your Stories
* LINK: Conversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom
Speaking Test Feedback Form

Spelling

Topic Lessons

Vocabulary

*Vocabulary Practice
* Vocabulary Game
* 4 Seasons
* Action Verb Powerpoint
* Action Verbs: Match the Verb to the picture
* LINK: Computer Game for Practicing English Ordinals 
* LINK: Quizlet.com
* Telling the Time: PowerPoint and Quizlet
* Academic Word List on Quizlet
Make and Do Collocations
Human Bingo with Feel
Human Bingo with Take
Human Bingo with Make and Feel Collocations
* Proverbs

 Writing

* Peer Editing Guide 
* Draft Evaluation Sheet 
* Self-Editing Guide 
* Writing Evaluation Sheet
* Collaborative Research Essay (Misleading Statistics)
* Introduce Your Country to the World 
* A Typical Day in the Life
* Pros and Cons
* Advantages and Disadvantages Essay: Feedback and Advice
* Writing Corrections
* Problems and Solutions Essays: Advice for Writing 
* Problem and Solution Essays: Common Mistakes 
* Error Correction Codes
* Correcting Students' Writing
* What do you do in your free time?  Sample Essay and Practice
* Describing a Journey
* LINK: Fortunately by Remy Charlip ESL Activity
* Writing an Adventure Story
* Board Race for Punctuation
My Life in Vietnam: Student Writing
How to Write a Formal Paragraph

English for Academic Purpose Research Essay

* Step One: Choosing a Topic
* Step Two: Using Wikipedia  
* Step Three: Background Reading--Acquiring Sources
* Step Four: Background Reading--Summarizing Sources
* Step Five: Sample Academic Paper
* Step Six: Brainstorming and Outlining
* Step Seven: 0 Draft Feedback Form

Icebreakers

* Interview Your Partner Activity
* Name Memory Game--First Day Ice Breaker Activity
* Free Conversation
* LINK: TEACH BETTER: 5 BRILLIANT ICEBREAKERS (AND SLIGHTLY BADASS) WAYS HOW TO DO IT
Get to Know Your Group

Time Killers and Time Fillers

* Stop The Taxi
* Floor Scrabble
* General Knowledge Quiz
* Hurricane
* Charades 
* LINK: Shapes, Colors, Sizes ESL Vocabulary Game – Catapult Game
* LINK: Werewolf Game 
* Taboo

Learner Autonomy

* Learner Autonomy Discussion Questions
* Advice for Further Study 
* Advice for Independent Study
Tutorial Form for Self-Reflection

 IELTS

General IELTS

* IELTS Quiz 
IELTS First Day Setting Expectations
* IELTS Worksheet for Pre-Test and Post Test
IELTS Needs Analysis

Listening IELTS

* IELTS Listening Quiz
* Find Your Partner: Review IELTS Listening Section 1 Information and Strategies
* IELTS Listening: Synonyms, Hyponyms, and Paraphrasing PowerPoint
* Find Your Partner: Review IELTS Listening Section 2 Information and Strategies
* LINK: Re-arrange the cards in order: Game to practice IELTS listening strategies
* Using The Great Dictator Speech to Listen for Stress, Varying Speed, and Pauses
* Using Crash Course World History Videos for IELTS Listening
Write Your Own IELTS Listening Part 1 Dialogue
Ways to Make IELTS Listening Lessons More Interesting

Reading IELTS

* Scanning Race Game
Make Your Own Test Game: IELTS Reading

Speaking IELTS

* IELTS Speaking Part 2 Cards (Just the Links)
* Speaking Part 2 Checklists
* IELTS Speaking Part 2: What to do with questions you can't answer?
* Part 2 or Part 3
* IELTS Part 3 Hypothetical Questions
* LINK: IELTS Speaking Part 2 Game
* LINK: IELTS Part 3 Worksheets
* LINK: More IELTS part 3 Worksheets

Writing IELTS

* Sample IELTS Writing (Just the Links)
* Find Your Partner: Review IELTS Writing Task 2 Information and Strategies
* Useful Language for Describing Changes in a Line Graph: Find Your Partner Game and Slap the Board Game
* PowerPoint Presentation IELTS Writing Task 1 Describing a Process
* IELTS Writing Task 2 Discussion Questions
Student Feedback in the form of an IELTS Task 2 Essay
IELTS Liz Task 1 Writing Video Lesson
IELTS Task 1 Self-Edit Check List
IELTS Task 1 Peer-Edit Check List
* IELTS Task 1 Teacher Feedback Form
IELTS Task 1 Process Writing--2nd Teacher Feedback Form
IELTS Writing Task 2 Self-Edit Check List
IELTS Writing Task 2 Peer-Edit Check List
IELTS Writing Task 2 Teacher Feedback Form
IELTS Writing Task 2: 2nd Teacher Feedback Form
IELTS Writing Task 2 Brainstorming Game
List of Controversial topics for IELTS Writing Task 2

 Classroom Management

* Classroom Rules
* Cheating Quiz

Learner Needs Analysis

* Learner Needs Analysis Form

Incidental Learning/ Comprehensible Input

* A Joke a Day
Lesson on Jokes
* Showing Movies in the Classroom
* A Poem A Day (Just the Links)
* Comprehensible Input in Young Learner Classes
Lesson on Lazy Jane by Shel Silverstein

 Class Evaluation

* Class Evaluation


            The other day I was trying to think of a new way to review vocabulary with my young learners classes.
            Up until now I had been doing just work sheets where the students matched the word to the definition, and after several months of this my students were sick to death of it.
            So, after thinking for a few days about what else I could do, I hit upon a card game I could use to review vocabulary.
            Actually this card game wasn’t completely new.  It was something I had used for years in Japan with elementary school students.  But after leaving Japan, I had largely forgotten about it. 
            It struck me then that I was constantly forgetting most of the activities I used in the classroom.  I would discover a new activity, I would use it for a few months, and then I would get bored with it and move onto other activities, and completely forget about it. 
            Or I would be assigned to teach a certain grammar point for a certain class, and then several months later, when I had to teach the same grammar point to a different class, I had completely forgotten what activities I had used before.

            I was constantly re-inventing the wheel in my classrooms. I’m sure many TESOL teachers can identify with this.

            It wasn’t that I didn’t keep written lesson plans, or didn’t save my old activities, but I didn’t have these activities organized into any sort of easily usable index.

            After thinking for a while about various options, I decided I want to experiment with using this blog as a way to save and index activities and worksheets I use in the classroom.  The ability to link between different posts on this blog makes it potential very useful as an index.  And it also has the advantage of allowing me to share my ideas with other people.  (Whether other people will find any of these ideas useful or not is another question.)

            There are also potential disadvantages to this approach—the fact that many of my teaching ideas are not really all that great, the fact that this will be of no interest to 99% of the readers of this blog, et cetera.
            But, I want to give the experiment a run anyway.  If it works, great.  If at a certain point I decide it’s more trouble than it’s worth—well, it wouldn’t be the first time I  - havestarted a project on this blog and thenabandoned it.  But I want to give it a try. We’ll see how it goes.

            At the moment I have somewhat of a backlog of worksheets from the past 3 years.  I’ll be posting them in the days and weeks to come, and trying to start creating an index from the materials I already have.
            The ideas will be a little bit more slow in coming, as I try and sort through my jumbled brain to remember what I’ve used in the classroom before, and what worked and what didn’t, but I’ll try and post some of those as well.

            I’m going to post just generic ideas and worksheets, and not worksheets I created for specific materials (i.e., I’m not going to post worksheets I created for a specific reading from a specific textbook).

            Almost all of the worksheets I’ve created were made using Microsoft Word.  Unfortunately, it is not possible to post Microsoft Word documents directly on this blog (or is it?  Techie friends help me out here?) so I’ll just copy and paste the documents.  Hopefully anyone else who wants to use the same worksheet will be able to copy it onto a Word Processor with minimal difficulty.  Some difficulty in formatting may occur in posting them to blogger, but we’ll see how it goes.  (Blogger has actually gotten a lot better in handling tables and charts than it was 3 years ago, so I think most of my worksheets will be postable.)


            Everything will be indexed on this post.  With every new post, I’ll be going back and updating this post so that it can serve as an index.  I’ll put the index on the top of the post.

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