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ESL teaching: simple past tense

Started Apr 16, 2013 0 Replies

Are there any ESL teachers out there?  I am pondering how to teach simple past tense to elementary school children (3rd-5th graders).  We will be using regular verbs (those to which "-ed" is added to…Continue

Tags: English, TESOL, elementary, verbs, past

SMART Board ideas

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sarah Hamilton Feb 12, 2013. 2 Replies

I did a little research on electronic whiteboards (especially SMART Boards), and wanted to share it.  First are three ideas I found online, and then are three ideas I had of my own.Continue

Tags: whiteboards, electronic, Boards, SMART, Technology

 

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laurie ralls replied to Steve Hargadon's discussion Introductions
"I'm Laurie Ralls, and studying Teacher Education at Johnson University in Knoxville, TN.  I'll be certified to teach both ESL and K-6th grades.  I love new, innovative, and extremely practical ideas, playing the violin, and…"
Apr 16, 2013
laurie ralls posted a discussion

ESL teaching: simple past tense

Are there any ESL teachers out there?  I am pondering how to teach simple past tense to elementary school children (3rd-5th graders).  We will be using regular verbs (those to which "-ed" is added to create the past tense).  How much should I teach the "ed" rule, and how much should I simply give examples and have the children try it out and use transcribed conversations to pick it up?  Are there any skits, songs, TPR activities, or other techniques you would recommend?  Many thanks!See More
Apr 16, 2013
laurie ralls replied to Kimberly Smith's discussion Technology for ESL classrooms
"Interesting question, Kim. My first question is, "How much English do the students already know, and how old are they?"  If they are adults and already familiar with the internet and basic computer skills, they may simply need help…"
Apr 16, 2013
laurie ralls replied to Karen Cameron's discussion No More Poetry-Induced Groans: 2 unconventional Poetry Lessons
"This is a fun idea and would be neat to try, especially with some vocabulary words.  But I think it's mainly the pressure of doing homework with poetry, instead of simply enjoying it, that makes it such a chore.  What about another…"
Apr 16, 2013
laurie ralls replied to Katy Scott's discussion Digital Storytelling for Beginners
"Thanks for your blog post; it was very informative!  I am new to the ed tech world so do not have anything new to offer except sites you're probably very familiar with--sites like Sesame Street (http://www.sesamestreet.org/games-landing)…"
Mar 4, 2013
Sherry Christiansen replied to laurie ralls's discussion SMART Board ideas
"I have a smart board and really get quick feedback when using my clickers (I call them activates). I can just even ask a question on the fly where the answer is either yes or no or even true or false. "
Feb 10, 2013
laurie ralls posted a discussion

SMART Board ideas

I did a little research on electronic whiteboards (especially SMART Boards), and wanted to share it.  First are three ideas I found online, and then are three ideas I had of my own.See More
Feb 10, 2013
laurie ralls replied to Dave Eveland's discussion How to create a screen shot.
"For Windows XP, pres the "PrtSc" button (probably located at the top right of your keyboard).  This will put the screenshot on your clipboard; then you can go into Word and paste it onto a document, and you're done!"
Feb 5, 2013

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