ESL: Natural World

ESL:  Natural World

ESL Natural World Week 1 Vocabulary Quizizz   Tier 2 Vocabulary and Definitions: Vocabulary Definition 1 Artificial (adj.) Made or produced by human beings rather than occurring naturally 2 Alternative Another or different option, possibility or choice 3 Ecologists (n.) People who study the relationship between living things and their environment 4 Scarce (adj.) Something [...]

ESL Resources by Topic: Living Cultures

ESL Resources by Topic: Living Cultures

Exam-style Writing Practice: Questions made in the style of the ESL Exam ESL Living Cultures - Writing Practice Art Galleries ESL Living Cultures - Writing Practice Music Festivals ESL Living Cultures Week 1 Vocabulary Quizizz ESL Living Cultures Week 2 Vocabulary Quizizz ESL Living Cultures Week 4 Vocabulary Quizizz Morning Routine Video Quiz Vocabulary Translation [...]

War Horse: Tier 2 Vocabulary

Tier 2 Vocabulary to support the teaching and learning of War Horse. Arabic translations are also included to support ESL and EAL students. Divided into groups of ten for weekly spelling and revision.   Vocabulary Translation Definition 1 Conflict نزاع A clash or disagreement that often leads to damaged relationships or violence 2 Camaraderie   [...]

ESL Resources by Topic: Sport and Leisure

ESL Resources by Topic: Sport and Leisure

Sport & Leisure English as a Second Language: Extreme Sports Homework Study Schedule Reading Skills: NEF Sport Results When you hear the final whistle Holiday changed my life Ready to Write 3 p. 181 Test Your Reading Holiday Brochure p. 52 National Geographic Close-up Student Book C1 Sports Crazy p. 121-132 What a World 2 [...]

Embedding Vocabulary into the Curriculum: Romeo and Juliet

Embedding Vocabulary into the Curriculum: Romeo and Juliet

Words are everything. But how to embed them coherently into a whole unit of work? Vocabulary has been the focus of much discussion and how we apply this to our lesson planning is essential. We have a moral imperative to introduce our students to a wide array of vocabulary because in word poor environments if [...]

Great Expectations: Tier 2 Vocabulary

Great Expectations: Tier 2 Vocabulary

Tier 2 Vocabulary to support the teaching and learning of Great Expectations to English Language Learners. Arabic translations included to support ESL and EAL students. Divided into groups of ten for weekly spelling and revision. This coincides with the Great Expectations Knowledge Organiser and the vocabulary therein.   Vocabulary Translation Definition 1 Conflict نزاع A [...]

‘Progress Packs’ and How We Use Them

‘Progress Packs’ and How We Use Them

In 2013 I started as an NQT in a new-build academy in a largely young and adventurous English department. Much of my practice was shaped by my time there and one of the best creations which I have taken to other schools has been our ‘Progress Pack’. A somewhat gimmicky title coined by my HOD [...]

What beginning to learn Arabic has taught me about teaching ‘English as a Second Language’

What beginning to learn Arabic has taught me about teaching ‘English as a Second Language’

Our school is wonderfully tight-knit which comes from the small through-school qualities and has fostered more primary/secondary collaborations than I had experienced in the UK. As an English teacher, my day-to-day teaching was greatly affected by the change in cohort comparably: my previous UK schools were in deprived areas with predominantly white working-class families with [...]