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American Book Review: 100 best first lines from novels

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"Take my camel, dear," said my Aunt Dot, as she climbed down from this animal on her return from High Mass. —Rose Macaulay, The Towers of Trebizond (1956)

 

 

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Quran Coaching's curator insight, July 18, 12:31 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
www.qurancoaching.com

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E-books for teaching English: Victoria Boobyer, British Council

E-books for teaching English: Victoria Boobyer, British Council | TELT | Scoop.it
Victoria Boobyer explains how English language teachers can use e-books in the classroom.

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Practical tips and lesson ideas for using e-books to teach English, exploiting audio and quiz options in commercial materials.

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Levels / Series for extensive reading programmes: Rob Waring

Levels / Series for extensive reading programmes: Rob Waring | TELT | Scoop.it

Comparative tables for different graded reading series.

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To read better, improve your pronunciation?

To read better, improve your pronunciation? | TELT | Scoop.it

ELT blogger Rachel Roberts: "To read better, improve your pronunciation…. from a talk by Catherine Walter."

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According to Roberts, Walter's research suggests we "sub-vocalise and record the sound of what we are reading," and so "we would be better off teaching [learners] to improve how they ‘mentally represent spoken language’ than teaching comprehension skills."


The original article: Walter, C. (2008). Phonology in second language reading: not an optional extra.TESOL Quarterly, 42(3), 455-474. (http://www.hpu.edu/Libraries_HPU/Files/TESOL/TQD/VOL_42_3.pdf#page=102)

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Knowble for individuals | Knowble Articles

Knowble for individuals | Knowble Articles | TELT | Scoop.it
is an online language learning program that helps you improve your English for free.
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40 Things to Do with a Text

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This article was written by Dominic Braham and Anthony Gaughan and originally appeared in English Teaching Matters, the English Language Teachers’ Associations journal. Before we get started…...

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A huge variety of activities for all levels, many not requiring much if any preparation.

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Using blogs with EFL learners: 10 tips from Graham Stanley

Using blogs with EFL learners: 10 tips from Graham Stanley | TELT | Scoop.it
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Lots of sound advice about audience, speed and stamina, and practicing what you preach with EFL learner blogs from a seasoned ICT-oriented British Council teacher.

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Free Children's Audio Books Online

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Sites and links to sites with free English audiobooks recommended by Richard Byrne.

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Storytelling tools for ESL students #1 Storybird

Storytelling tools for ESL students #1 Storybird | TELT | Scoop.it
I believe storytelling is a very powerful teaching resource for young learners. They feel comfortable with it, and when they read or listen to a story they stop caring about “understanding every single word" of it.
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Examples of classroom practice with teenagers using Storybird after reading activities.

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Susan's curator insight, March 20, 2013 3:46 AM

I have used Storytelling with 15-year olds!  They also loved it.  If you get your students to write their stories directed towards young children, it helps them to use simple vocabulary and structures which is great writing practice for them.  Afterwards they can share them on a wiki/blog/moodle site.  Very rich! I'm attaching two examples of my students' stories.

http://storybird.com/books/the-spiky-cactus-wants-friends/?token=hugkz23zd6

http://storybird.com/books/rabbits-christmas-7/

 

Annarita Bergianti's curator insight, April 21, 2013 2:04 PM

#giovanna g.: da twitter #Scuola2.0...... lo strumento è proprio utile, specie nelle difficoltà di apprendimento alla lettura.

 

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 20, 4:09 PM

Great for students to make their own stories.

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EFLshorts

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Short stories for EFL learners
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Shona Whyte's curator insight, December 14, 2012 1:43 AM

Some changes on the EFL shorts website: new categories to accommodate stories of different lengths and adult readers.  There seem to be 4 full stories now, two or which are medium-length with learning activities, and there is one short story.

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Great site for EFL learners. Short stories with reading comprehension activities.

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45 Top Websites To Download Free EBooks - SloDive

45 Top Websites To Download Free EBooks - SloDive | TELT | Scoop.it
45 Top Websites To Download Free EBooks. Some really useful sites where you can find the books and magazines you have been looking for and that too free of cost.
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The Official Westcoast Reader | An Online Resource for Adult Learners of English

The Official Westcoast Reader | An Online Resource for Adult Learners of English | TELT | Scoop.it

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Short reading passages on engaging topics in simple English.  PDFs with more reading, vocabulary help, and links to places to follow up on the topic.

 

 


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Video Books

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Links to video narrations of children's picture books: the Very Hungry Caterpillar, the Wild Things, Dr Seuss, Don't let the Pigeon drive the Bus ....  pinned by Jeannie Partin.

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Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

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Comments:Great list of tools and examples for digital storytelling in the classroom.
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Tools for digital storytelling, plus links to classroom examples.

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Trish Trchala's curator insight, April 2, 4:21 PM

An interesting section on Glogster.

Rose Marcelli's curator insight, April 3, 11:36 AM

I feel that digital  storytelling is an excellent way of incorporating technology as a form of documentation in all early childhood settings!

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Reading for advanced EFL: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Reading for advanced EFL: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy | TELT | Scoop.it
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has been one of my favourite books since I first read the trilogy in five parts at the age of 11. (It also led to me reading A Town Called Alice by Nevil Shute,...
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Lesson plan and materials for reading from Sandy Millin.

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TECHY TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS & EFL: WORDSIFT

TECHY TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS & EFL: WORDSIFT | TELT | Scoop.it

Quick and dirty way into a text for EFL reading.  Paste in your text and see a word cloud, images, and a visual thesaurus.

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Lots of applications, from quick real-time introductory activity, to unplanned online check-up, to more structured learner assignments for presentations and so on.

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Writing links: NPCC Arkansas tutor recommendations

Tutoring services at the National Park Community College in Arkansas have this 27-page annotated collection of links to other university resources for writing: from topics and planning through drafting, revising, and editing, style sheets (APA, MLA), plagiarism. Suitable for high intermediate/advanced EFL/ESL students, particularly EAP, but also for instructors to select from. I can't find an author or a direct link from the website, but this resource certainly deserves a wider audience.
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Academic reading circles: Tyson Seburn

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My students very often tend to do the required course readings once, struggling not only with comprehension, but also relating the content from week to week. In order to both improve comprehension...

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Concrete suggestions for helping EFL/ESL learners understand and discuss assigned readings while also developing other academic skills (moderating discussion, summarising, re-expressing meaning in alternative forms).  Handouts and examples from the classroom, including minimal and richer student responses.

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RhinoSpike : Foreign Language Audio on Demand!

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RhinoSpike is an online language learning community tool that lets users around the globe connect and exchange foreign language audio files. Get any foreign language text read aloud for you by a native speaker!

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This could be nice for language teacher training: have trainees make and request recordings and evaluate the outcomes.

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, January 15, 2013 2:39 AM

Home page says: Submit some text that you want read aloud in a foreign language.  Record your voice for an Audio Request in your native language.  Download the audio file for your submission.  Learn the language through real, native input.

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Krashen on "Technology: useful tool if used to create and enhance comprehensible input"

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Marisa Constantinides on TEFL Matters analyses a recent talk by Krashen on technology.

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Links and quotes from Krashen's recent talk in Turkey.

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Storytelling: OUP ELT global blog

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Posts about Storytelling written by oupeltglobal
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Accounts of using storytelling in different EFL/ESL contexts

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Teaching literature to teens – “Unpacking” C.S. Lewis

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Valentina Morgana teaches English in a Milan upper secondary school and blogs about EFL and technology.
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This post describes an initial lesson on C S Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" with 12 year-old A1-A2 learners.

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Mes mini-livres d'anglais: Mini books

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Des ressources pour exploiter des albums en cours d'anglais à l'école primaire.

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Helping Students Understand Similar Vocabulary Words with Concordance Lines

Helping Students Understand Similar Vocabulary Words with Concordance Lines | TELT | Scoop.it

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ESL instructor and graduate student in TESOL as Northern Arizona University Randy Rebman describes using a concordancer with university ESL learners.

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English Resources: primaryresources.co.uk

English Resources: primaryresources.co.uk | TELT | Scoop.it

"Primary Resources - free worksheets, lesson plans and teaching ideas for primary and elementary teachers."

 

Teaching materials intended for young native speakers, which can be used for reading and writing work with young EFL learners.  Includes text, PDF, powerpoint and interactive whiteboard (Notebook) files.

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