Tag Archives: EFL

What a Wonderful World – Exploring Connections Between Music and Human Rights

The song “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong is a good segue into a discussion about human and child rights as well as inequality in the world. Every year, my students and I study the lyrics of the song in our Grade 4 classes. We explore and discuss the meaning of each stanza. In […]

Great Reading Comprehension Board Games!

For a long time, I have been looking for interesting reading comprehension board games that would engage my Grade 4 ESL students and allow them to practice their reading skills. Recently, a colleague of mine recommended a series from Edupressinc.com, a company that created a set of leveled reading comprehension games for elementary and middle […]

YouTube Videos in an ESL Classroom and Visible Thinking

YouTube Videos and Visible Thinking in an ESL Classroom Short video clips have a lot of potential in an ESL teaching practice. The visual input hooks students and make them enthusiastic about sharing their ideas if the story of the clip catches their attention. Recently, I stumbled upon a clip on Larry Ferrazo’s blog called […]