Tag Archives: English as a second or foreign language

Creative Writing with the Parts of Speech

Creative Writing with the Parts of Speech – The Parts of Speech Rainbow You might ask, “Why should the English language learners know the parts of speech? It is a boring grammar exercise!” I respectfully disagree. Different languages have different sentence structures. I believe that knowing the structure of English helps ELLs better understand their […]

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 […]

WordFoto iPad App – Another Great ESL Introductory Activity!

WordFoto is another introductory activity in addition to the Biopoems that I mentioned in one of my previous posts. This iPad app allows students to embed words in a photo. I have chosen to combine their own photo and the words that represent them. My students used the words from their Biopoem and the results […]