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Language, Camera, Action! Motivating Young Learners with Video ...

Language, Camera, Action! Motivating Young Learners with Video ... | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
18 months on, we again get the chance to collaborate as part of the EVO 2012 Digital Storytelling for Young Learners team along with some other fantastic educators, namely Shelly Terrell, Özge Karaoğlu, Esra Girgin, ...
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Tiggly Words – Learning System

Tiggly Words – Learning System | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Tiggly Submarine: Explore the Depths of Short Vowels & Phonics- Learning System for Tablets We all live in the Tiggly Submarine; the Tiggly Submarine; the Tiggly Submarine… It’s yellow and red with our favorite friend as Captain of the ship, so...
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Phonics Fun & Games for Infants and Primary - YouTube

This webinar with Karen Elliott presents an overview of phonics through activities which teachers can use with their students. Key concepts and principles wi...
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Excellent resource, very clear and useful. Hello Japan - phonics banned in elementary schools...#fail

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Greg Quinlivan's curator insight, May 30, 3:33 AM

Looking for creative ideas for phonics learning.

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Successful Project work with Young Learners – BELTA day 2015 | bealer81

Successful Project work with Young Learners – BELTA day 2015 | bealer81 | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Last weekend I attended the excellent BELTA day 2015 conference. I was privileged to be one of the many speakers who attended the conference and the following post provides a link to the Prezi I us...
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Use wildlife photography to build naturalist intelligence in young learners

Use wildlife photography to build naturalist intelligence in young learners | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
With modern learning’s emphasis not only on knowledge but also the key ability to apply knowledge, a true functionality and flexibility with content learning is
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Create Fun Stories

Create Fun Stories | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
If you like MadLibs kind of activities in which you write words to substitute for blanks in a story, before reading; you and your students will love Wacky Web Tales.
The website gives you more than 50 titles that you can choose from.
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Like the grammar awareness this 'needs' - never hurts to think about the kind of words we use.

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5 Outdoor Maths Activities for Young Learners - Pentagon Sport

5 Outdoor Maths Activities for Young Learners - Pentagon Sport | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Five fun ideas for taking maths outside of the classroom.
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Especially like the beach ball idea - simple and dynamic.

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Cambridge YLE Starters Speaking - YouTube

Cambridge Young learners Starters speaking exam For Cambridge Exam Preparation courses at our Language Schools In Rome www.kidscando.it
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Teachers, concentrate on the job the examiner does to get the candidate achieve "Can Do'. Is he 'helping/coaching/making it easier'?

Think not...sticks to the script while giving her time.

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Out of Africa

Out of Africa | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Trying to find apps with suitable YLE storytelling functions. This one works, as the recording starts instantly!

Luna International's students and staff sharing their ideas, inspirations,
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BYOD storytelling prompts - ideal for those moments when you have an unscheduled need to 'fill' 10 mins...mummy late, outdoor plan gets rained off, forgot homework book etc!

 

And great Movers/Flyers storytelling practice.

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Night Zookeeper - Inspire kids to write, read and create!

We help kids develop their writing, reading and creative thinking. Discover our educational games, apps and resources.

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Apps for children that reward creative writing and reading.

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Slideshow #1 of 2015 - all about smiles!

Slideshow #1 of 2015 - all about smiles! | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
We were so busy making videos for the Aurasma project, Damian and I forgot to take so many pictures over the last couple of months! Sorry about that!
Father Christmas brought us a nice new stash of...
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If you have permission to take photos of your students in class, why not chronicle the fun you are having? Make sure you follow sensible protocols, and use music you are allowed to as well. - not always the track you'd really go for, admittedly!

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Keeping Young Learners Motivated in the Classroom - Karen Saxby

Keeping younger learners motivated in the classroom is not always an easy job! Understanding why learning a second language is so different from developing skills in, say, mathematics, helps...
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Similar, the same, but different - Cambridge Conversations

Similar, the same, but different - Cambridge Conversations | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
In the first of a new series of blogposts on lexis and young learners, Anne Robinson, author of the Fun For series, explores how teachers can use similarities between words to make learning vocabulary fun and more memorable.
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Introducing yourself, as a superhero

Introducing yourself, as a superhero | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Getting to grips with self introductions is an integral part of learning a language, particularly early on on your learning journey. However, self introductions and personal questions can get boring...
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Good job LunaTeacher Damian!

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ELT IRELAND on Twitter

ELT IRELAND on Twitter | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Our #eltchinwag on Monday 1st June will be on Teaching Young Learners. Don't miss it! pic.twitter.com/6u3VD4uGr8
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An excellent group of educators to get involved with #eltchinwag

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Children's TV service Hopster skips and jumps onto Apple TV

Children's TV service Hopster skips and jumps onto Apple TV | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
British firm taking on YouTube and Netflix will offer some shows for free while charging parents £3.99 a month for an unlimited subscription Continue reading...
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OK if you're in the UK...

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Story Starter Tool

Story Starter Tool | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
I love storytelling and how they can promote creativity, imagination and inspiration in the classroom!
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Always useful to have a story prompt or two up your sleeve - after reading or follow up on a topic/project.

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Choose another book!

Choose another book! | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
After reading "The Piano Man", which other OUP Bookworm would you like to read that Tim Vicary adapted/wrote?"The Everest Story" of Mr. Tim Vicary looks very interesting for me.
Some of Japanese...
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If you have enjoyed a book, of course you look for another one by the same author - why not ask your students to do so!

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#IATEFL – Second language development in childhood: factors for success

#IATEFL – Second language development in childhood: factors for success | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Victoria Murphy, Professor of Applied Linguistics and author of Second language learning in the early school years: Trends and Contexts, shares her thoughts on the importance of L2 development in childhood, ahead of her forthcoming talk at IATEFL...
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Motivating young learners #3: spelling and visualisations - Cambridge Conversations

Motivating young learners #3: spelling and visualisations - Cambridge Conversations | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
In the final post in her series on motivating young learners, Karen Saxby, co-author of Fun for Starters, Movers and Flyers and author of the Storyfun for Starters, Movers and Flyers books, offers some advice on teaching spelling, and using...
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Enter the Guardian children's fiction prize 2015

Enter the Guardian children's fiction prize 2015 | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Submissions are now open for publishers to enter the Guardian children’s fiction prize 2015. The closing date is midnight Tuesday 21 April 2015
The Guardian children’s fiction prize was founded in 1967.
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Slideshow #1 of 2015 - all about smiles!

Slideshow #1 of 2015 - all about smiles! | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
We were so busy making videos for the Aurasma project, Damian and I forgot to take so many pictures over the last couple of months! Sorry about that!
Father Christmas brought us a nice new stash of...
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Entries open for Foyle young poets of the year award

Entries open for Foyle young poets of the year award | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Newsflash: The world’s largest literary competition once again leads the call for the most exciting poets aged 11-17 from across world. Find out more and how to enter here!
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Yuto explains an ancient Viking boardgame

Yuto explains an ancient Viking boardgame | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Check out How to Play Hnefatafl by Jim George on Snapguide.
I held the camera! Yuto's homework last week was to read a good chunk of his reader about Vikings, use the vocabulary to figure out a...
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Biased; Yuto is 'one of mine' - think he did a tremendous job with this

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