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Shakespeare Tragedies | INFOGRAPHIC

Shakespeare Tragedies | INFOGRAPHIC | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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Cette infographie réalisée par Caitlin S. GRIFFIN (Shakespeare Library - Washington D.C.) sur une idée de Cam MAGEE (artiste, professeur de théâtre) visualise par des pictogrammes les morts de personnages Shakespeariens dans 11 de ses pièces :
Romeo & Juliet /  Hamlet / Othello / Macbeth / Antony & Cleopatra
Julius Caesar / King Lear / Titus Andronicus / Coriolanus / Timon of Athens / The Winter's Tale.
L'illustration peut
- clôturer une séquence 'Crime stories', servir de point de départ pour faire créer un visuel analogue, mais en ouvrant à partir de romans de Donna Leon, Ruth Rendell, Agatha Christie ou autre.

Comparer les analogies et diférences (plays vs. detective novels/thrillers) est aussi possible ;
- faire amener les élèves à repérer l'instrument de crime récurrent et ici le plus exploité par Shakespeare....
- et travailler sa symbolique (aussi dans le contexte de l'époque) : sang-honneur/souillure,  stylet/poignard/dague  épée-noblesse, lame-séparation/terme/tranchant/justice,

etc etc

"Titus Andronicus" remporte haut la main le record visuel d'assassinats/décès, et de variété dans la manière... Pas mal d'élèves semblaient se pourlécher les babines -"Oh, M'dame, c'est mieux que les Experts, son truc !"

Eh, "son truc", "son truc"... good ol'Will must be rolling in his
grave :o)

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ESL Holiday Lessons.com | Punctuation Day

ESL Holiday Lesson plan on Punctuation Day. Handouts and mp3 listening.
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Learn about PUNCTUATION with VISUALS

Learn about PUNCTUATION with VISUALS | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

http://www.pinterest.com/Englishaddress/

Pins visualising PUNCTUATION -from "Englishaddress | Visuals & more..."] Pinterest

 

 

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        a woman without her man is nothing

Write this on your board and let pupils react, then ask them to punctuate the sentence. You'll get a harsh debate between boys and girls a humourous one though !

You may also try with "let's eat grandma" : it works at its best with kids... :-)

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Some of these pins might make fun posters for the English classroom.

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Free downloadable high resolution images for students & teachers | PHOTOS

Free downloadable high resolution images for students & teachers | PHOTOS | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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The Museum of New Zealand [ http://bit.ly/1u5QEUb ] displays a huge collection of images -either under public domain or licensed under Creative Commons.

You'll get more than 30,000 free high resolution images students and teachers can use in class.

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.Welcome Library [ http://bit.ly/XQsxLf ] makes more than 100,000 high resolution images free and downloadable as well, including "a wide variety of historical manuscripts, paintings, etchings, early photography and many more."

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Shirley : un Voyage dans la Peinture de Edward Hopper

Shirley : un Voyage dans la Peinture de Edward Hopper | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Shirley : Visions of Reality
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Monica MIRZA's curator insight, September 7, 2:31 PM

Photos - Le film a été tourné à partir de 13 oeuvres d'Edward Hopper : saisissant.

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Projets pédagogiques de Stagiaires | Rosa Parks / MLK / Barack Obama...

Travaux de collègues réalisés dans le cadre d’une journée réunissant les professeurs stagiaires d’anglais et leurs tuteurs : exemples de traitement d’un support intégré à des séquences (...)
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Un vif merci aux collègues stagiaires de l'académie de Poitiers qui ont présenté leur réflexion et leur travail, nous proposant...

"[...]  des projets communiqués par la suite au formateur et à l’inspectrice (M. Fradin et Mme Luyer-Tanet)."

Les 2 exemples de projets pédagogiques publiés sur le site de l'académie (anglais) :

- "The Black American Dream" : destiné à des élèves de palier 2 / 2nde, le projet cible en priorité un entraînement aux activités orales aux niveaux A2-B1. La tâche finale est la production d'un discours dans le cadre de "Black History month".

- "Road to Equal Rights" : la séance peut s'insérer dans une séquence destinée à des élèves du cycle terminal et cible l’entraînement à la production orale aux niveaux B1-B2. L'accent est mis sur la capacité à expliquer, présenter des points de vue et argumenter pour convaincre. ["Conception d'affiches sur de grandes figures de la cause des droits civiques"]

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Device Best Practices : 8 POSTERS | Edudemic

Device Best Practices : 8 POSTERS | Edudemic | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

"When you bring devices of any kind into your classroom, there need to be some rules to go along with them. Establishing guidelines for your students when they’re using [...]"

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These 8 visuals well illustrate basic ICT tools practices : 8 "don'ts" that make posters for the computer room... -or in your own classroom ;-)

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Monica MIRZA's curator insight, August 2, 1:09 PM

These 8 visuals well illustrate basic ICT tools practices : 8 "don'ts" that make posters for the computer room... -or in your own classroom ;-)

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WRITING PROMPTS | Holstee Manifesto

WRITING PROMPTS | Holstee Manifesto | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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Holstee Manifesto might  help learners practise writing skills & express (dis)agreement, contradicting, justifying...

Ex :

- Comment on the manifesto layout and its effect on the reader/viewer.

- Which statement do you agree most / less ? Explain why and illustrate your answer with examples.

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When books pages get twisted... "Discarded to DiscARTed" | PINterest BOARD

When books pages get twisted... "Discarded to DiscARTed" | PINterest BOARD | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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This Pinterest board was created by Shanneon Grant & Kellie Berg (La Crosse Public Library in La Crosse - Wisconsin).

It displays projects and ideas that all reuse books pages : the board shows quite creative ways of twisting the original purpose and use of books and.... I'm fond of these !! Just glance at this surprising book fairy costume, to a rolled book page wreath, to the paper star decorating a door, or... worth your visiting !

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As for ESL-EFL, I think it might also be a nice way of "demythologizing" books and reading to learners that sometimes really don't get along with -no matter if the activities get performed outside English class rooms.

Somehow, mingling books printed words with craft and art may then turn them more familiar and friendly :)

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170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post I always have  fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a...

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"Online in 60 seconds" | INFOGRAPHICH wheel

"Online in 60 seconds" | INFOGRAPHICH wheel | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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This visual depicts what may happen in 60 seconds online (updated in July 2013). It'is wheel shaped and gets thus a nice effect.

Since the "slices" of the wheel are equal our eye might convey an immediate impression that no activity's more performed than the other ones, online.

Which is wrong, and any net surfer's aware of this, of course... and that's why learners (esp. graphics department's) might be interested in studying and commenting the fact, since  -as for visual proportions- most of similar wheels do stick to reality proportions.

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by mycleveragency, for Qmee

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The FBI Kids' Page | ESL - EFL

The FBI Kids' Page | ESL - EFL | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

"[...] The Kids' Page is designed for children and their parents to learn more about the FBI through age-appropriate games, tips, stories and interactives We also introduce you to our working dogs and show how FBI special agents and analysts investigate cases.  [...]"

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French EFL secondary textbooks often include units focusing on detective stories and documents around crime and investigation issues...

Well, I think the "Kids' Page" on the FBI website makes a most convenient (and diligently documented !) resource to build webquests upon, and find other tips and tracks that'll help prepare lessons.

 

Besides, ELTeachers may help themselves on the "Resources for Researchers" Page : 'Crime Statistics webpage', 'FBI history webpage', national & local press releases on major cases, speeches, testimony, top stories, and more in the 'Press Room' Page.... and various other pages and resources.

Thery're all here :

--> http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/research/

 

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Free Saint Patrick's Day Learning Resources

Free Saint Patrick's Day Learning Resources | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
HUGE List of Free Saint Patrick's Day Learning Resources!
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"How" in questions | ESL-EFL resources

"How" in questions | ESL-EFL resources | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

"The word “HOW” is one of the most productive words in English. It helps us create meaningful questions and sentences. The word “HOW” combines with many other words to create these questions."

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An effective visual to get how to build "How..." questions -and two games to practise !

I've tried both and must confess the first one's a bit... addictive ;-)

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The Punctuation Guide

The Punctuation Guide | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
The web's most comprehensive guide to American punctuation.
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The author explains "In the early years of written English, punctuation served to mark pauses and other aspects of speech when text was read aloud. Over the subsequent centuries, punctuation marks were refined, eventually being used to indicate grammatical relationships between parts of a sentence. Today, punctuation serves both purposes, though the grammatical function dominates.

 

This guide shows the current style of American punctuation. British punctuation is slightly different, as explained here."

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Myths & Heroes ~ Myths vs. Reality / [Debunking] Stereotypes / Dramatizing Icons in the Media | EFL

Myths & Heroes ~ Myths vs. Reality / [Debunking] Stereotypes / Dramatizing Icons in the Media | EFL | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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Voilà une facette pour le moins inhabituelle de la Reine : elle a beau avoir régulièrement "donné" question "représentation militaire",  ce cliché-là tient à mes yeux de l'affiche de film.
[Gender or class ?] Stereotypes (& debunking them !), iconic figures, myth vs. reality, myths and heroes, historical portraits, etc... le cliché pourrait s'insérer dans un travail sur bien des notions ou sujets.

L'on pourrait exploiter la représentation médiatique et la mise en scène du personnage, en l'articulant à un travail sur la presse et les media.
L''on pourrait aussi faire inventer aux élèves le titre correspondant, et leur faire créer un synopsis, pourquoi pas ?!
En gommant (ou non d'ailleurs) la date, l'on pourrait faire créer aux élèves un titre et un article de presse (sans date --> aux alentours de 1984 et des Falklands Wars ??).
L'expression de l'hypothèse, l'emploi de modaux, l'illustration du contraste, etc etc... au passage, je vois sur cette photo bien des exploitations possibles !

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Should you manage to get the specific source of this photograph, thanks for sharing it :-) << | done ! See the update below ]
Retronaut website couldn't find the author or this photo (neither could I) :finding out which article the photo illustrated / which medium issued it... would be relevant as well !

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September 22 - UPDATE

Thanks to Ms M-C MANETTA -SILVESTRI :-)) an onlist colleague, for finding out the author and the source of this photo.

See :

>> http://bit.ly/007-Queen

Queen Elizabeth II - On this picture taken on July 9, 1993, Queen Elizabeth II fires - under supervision of Lt Col George Harvey - during the Army Rifle Association meeting in Bisley. Photo: AFP

>> http://bit.ly/1rrNmsy

1993 : Her Majesty the Queen attended Bisley for the Centenary of the Army Rifle Association, and presented her Medals to the winners of all 3 regular Services.

And as Ms G. BOURRACHOT -another onlist colleague- suggested, the pic might also well match lesson plans focusing on the issue of 'Locations and Forms of POWER' : yep, United Teachers make strength ! ;o)

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It's Complicated

It's Complicated | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of teens’ lives? In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens' use of social media. She explores tropes about identity, privacy, safety, danger, and bullying.
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"[...]  In 8 brisk chapters -- thoroughly backstopped by a long and fascinating collection of end-notes -- boyd tackles the moral panics of networks and kids, and places them in wider social and historical contexts. She systematically, relentlessly punctures easy stories about how kids don't value privacy; whether the Internet holds special danger of sexual predators; the reality of bullying; the absurdity of "Internet addiction" and the real story of "digital natives" and the important and eminently fixable gaps in kids' network literacy.

boyd is not a blind optimist. She is alive to the risks and dangers of networks; but she is also cognizant of the new opportunities and the relief from other social problems (such as hysteria over the presence of kids in public places; sexism, racism, homophobia and slut-shaming; the merciless overscheduling and academic pressure on adolescents) and the immense power of networks to enable advocacy, agency and activism.  [...]" (http://boingboing.net)

also see a collaborative review of the book here :

>> http://www.hastac.org/pages/its-complicated-social-lives-networked-teens-danah-boyd-collaborative-book-engagement

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Celebrate the European Day of Languages

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Since 2001 and the European Year of Languages, schools across the UK have been organising events to join in the celebrations on 26 September. Here are some ideas for celebrating the day.
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From CILT national centre for languages.

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The Commonwealth Games in 60 seconds | BBCnews short videos

The Commonwealth Games in 60 seconds | BBCnews short videos | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
As the Commonwealth Games kick off in Glasgow, the BBC explains the background to the action - in 60 seconds.
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BBCnews 60-second videos plainly presents and explain topics of interest anyone might be interested in...

This one presents the Commonwealth Games -2014 games started on July 24 in Glasgow.

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Good Life Quote Ru | QUOTES website

Good Life Quote Ru | QUOTES website | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

Good Life Quote Ru for more Quotes, Life Quote, Free Quotes, Best Life Quote, Quotes about Moving On…

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Check this one : "A head full of fears has no space for dreams"... an essay topic ? ;)

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Song Quizzes | MusicEnglish

Song Quizzes | MusicEnglish | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

MusicEnglish is a free and non-for-profit website featuring music videos with subtitles (captions) in English which has been created by an English teacher. It includes worksheets with their answer key and a lot of ideas to use songs in the classroom with our students.


Via Inma Alcázar
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Anica Petkoska's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:21 AM

I'm sure my EFL students would love to learn English with a song. Thanks for sharing.

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INFOGRAPHIC - What music should we listen to on the job ?

INFOGRAPHIC - What music should we listen to on the job ? | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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An infographic ESL-EFL learners & teachers may use to analyse which trends best correspond to this or that kind of job... to express comparisons, likes/dislikes or preferences... and possibly feed debates on whether music actually fuels their own productivity -or doesn't.

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This infographic shows the kind of music you listen to at work often determines one's level of productivity... which makes the tunes you choose very important. The infographic describes an assumedly right/wrong playlist for various occupations.

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Neila REY's Visual Workouts | ESL Vocabulary

Neila REY's Visual Workouts | ESL Vocabulary | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it

ESL POSTERS

"Free no-equipment visual workouts for all fitness levels"

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These visuals surely are not meant to improve and practise (!) vocabulary, but that's how learners might use them  :-)

Neila REY (a fitness trainer)  displays physical exercise & training on a series of visual workouts : many of them fit some Superheroes' physical features... kinds of 'howto' guides to look like them.

 

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"Why Our Kids Must Learn to Code" | "Must" they ? | BAC oral comprehension

Find the your beauty, prose and voice in Code. We all should know code as well as we know our own language. You can learn it here for free: http://10r.us/aZS...
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The video displays arguments favouring code learning : charismatic ICT world leaders hammering the necessity of coding in nowadays modern world. And I have to confess I agree with many of the views they energically assert -but hey !  Not with all of them, not all the time....

The video (abridged) might be used to deal with all of the 4 Frenc 'BAC' exam notions... though I'd probably mainly focus on power / progress.

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☞ French High School teachers (docs in French) :

matière à réfléxion, pour nourrir les débats, ou simplement à signaler aux élèves intéressés par le sujet)  :

>> http://sco.lt/4jTTmb&nbsp; [Enseigner le code à l'école ? Vraiment ?] ;

>> http://sco.lt/8v8317 [Tout le monde doit-il apprendre à coder ?]

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The 2013 video was created by code.org

>> http://code.org/

>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code.org

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Jaz Parkinson - Colour signatures | LITERATURE

Jaz Parkinson - Colour signatures | LITERATURE | ELT resources designed for building EFL-ESL lessons & courses | Scoop.it
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"Parkinson’s Colour Signatures are direct representations of their corresponding books. Each time the text in a novel evokes a colour in the mind, it is tallied, and then put in spectrum, graphed, and drawn. What results is a completely unique ‘graph’ of all the colours in said text, the look of which is a mystery until its completion. It is the human notion of converting text into tangible colour which is emphasised by the signatures. Originally from Preston, UK, Jaz Parkinson is currently studying and working as an artist in Sheffield."
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