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Classroom resources for Christmas

Classroom resources for Christmas | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Christmas nearly upon us, so we thought we’d share some classroom resources to help you and your class get in the festive mood.
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Slideshow from September

Slideshow from September | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Remember back when shorts and t-shirts were the way to go? Long evenings lingered a bit past 6pm and the weather was nice?
Just in case you can't, here's a lovely compilation of photos from around...
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Jim George on Twitter

Jim George on Twitter | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
#Cambridge #YLE success looks like this! My #TGIF ;) pic.twitter.com/7qpkGGeZhW
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Visit Luna's blog for more happy YLE candidates!

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Between the By-Road and the Main Road: 25+ Recommended Children's Picture Books for Teaching Literary Techniques

Between the By-Road and the Main Road: 25+ Recommended Children's Picture Books for Teaching Literary Techniques | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
RT @MarioCabral: 25+ Recommended Children's Picture Books for Teaching Literary Techniques http://t.co/3Kbq1KiYK1
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Luna students' room: Cambridge English YLE in Matsumoto - the most valuable English qualifications in the world.

Luna students' room: Cambridge English YLE in Matsumoto - the most valuable English qualifications in the world. | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Cambridge English YLE in #Matsumoto - the most valuable English qualifications in the world. http://t.co/pCIowx081P
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Grandma Loves Bugs on sale for FREE for a limited time!

Grandma Loves Bugs on sale for FREE for a limited time! | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Parents, teachers, and kids are raving about Grandma Loves Bugs. Find out why! Fair Lady Media has updated this Halloween themed app on sale for free for a limited time!
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Kids love this little app; it has limitations but entertains.
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Get ready to spook with Scary Story Kit this Halloween

Get ready to spook with Scary Story Kit this Halloween | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Striding Bird Productions announces Scary Story Kit 1.81, an update to their popular oral storytelling app for iOS devices.
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Minute Physics: Why Is The Sun Yellow and The Sky Blue?

Minute Physics: Why Is The Sun Yellow and The Sky Blue? | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Why is the sun yellow and the sky blue? Why can we see the stars at night? Why is space black? And why is the sky more red, orange, and even pink at sunset?
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Happy Halloween with Halloween Party App!

Happy Halloween with Halloween Party App! | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Are you having a Halloween Party or Halloween themed lesson this year? Halloween Party App is a multi-player party game for use in homes and classrooms for kids aged 6 to 12.
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Get into Halloween with your YLEs.

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Tweet from @oyajimbo

Tweet from @oyajimbo | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
#YLE #Cambridge spooking examiners certifiable at King's Road! Well done team #JP004 pic.twitter.com/G7ueI05T3D
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This was a very good day - who says YLE examiners have to be serious all the time?!

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Danyah Miller's top ten tips for stunning storytelling

Danyah Miller's top ten tips for stunning storytelling | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
To mark school libraries celebration day, storyteller and performer Danyah Miller gives her advice for reading groups wanting to wow their members, or families wanting to jazz up storytime
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Our alphabet chantalong

Our alphabet chantalong | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
My Fotobabble
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Use Fotobabble to record those precious moments & share with parents etc...tends to help YLEs focus on output as well when there's a phone on the table doing something!

The app is free, as are the smiles!

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Routines with Young Learners - A guest post by Jenny Holden

Routines with Young Learners - A guest post by Jenny Holden | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Today I have the great pleasure of publishing a guest post written by the Young Learner Coordinator at my school. I've been trying to persuade Jenny to share her YL expertise here for some time and...
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A lot of common sense and useful ideas

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October variety slideshow from Luna's classsrooms

October variety slideshow from Luna's classsrooms | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
I thought October was suddenly overwhelming with demands for Hallowe'en stuff, but I'm glad I was wrong and we could get on with some significant learning & laughter too!
As you can see, lots...
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Storyboard That

Storyboard That | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Storyboard That is one of my favorite new Web 2.0 sites for education.  This amazing site w/ educational portal allows educators to create/manage student accounts while creating fun and engaging assignments.
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Looks very useful indeed; think I'll be trying it with YLEs retelling non-fiction graded readers. We'll see.

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What I learnt today: Engaging Young learners with Content, Language & Learning Skills

What I learnt today: Engaging Young learners with Content, Language & Learning Skills | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Today I went to a workshop led by Jane Maria Harding da Rosa who blogs at jmhdr.wordpress.com. When she said we learn by teaching, I knew she was talking to me! So here are some of the things I lea...
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Linking to success in YLE always a + for me! Good read & a new blog to follow.

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Activities to improve young learners' communication - Caroline Nixon and Michael Tomlinson - YouTube

Most children love talking, so in the EFL classroom it’s just a question of getting them to do it in the right language! Through fun, hands-on activities, Ca...
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iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius

iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Debbie Carona shows you how to harness the power of the iPad for project based learning.

Via kathy pryor
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Booktrack Classroom

Booktrack Classroom | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Booktrack Classroom is a new site/app that is great for the Reading or Writing Classroom.  This is an interesting tool that allows students or teachers to add a soundtrack to their writing.
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Like the look (sound!) of this

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Help the littlest learners share their work in 5 easy steps

Help the littlest learners share their work in 5 easy steps | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Use the AudioBoom app and QR code readers to help young learners reflect on their work and share with their classmates.
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Looks like a useful way to get kids talking about their work & sharing with parents

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Elimination games with young learners | Super Simple Learning Blog

Elimination games with young learners | Super Simple Learning Blog | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
Elimination games like Simon Says and Musical Chairs can be a lot of fun, but need to be handled with care when teaching very young learners. Here are a few
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"You're Out" can be a very harsh end to a game you got very excited about being in!

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2 Ingredient Cloud Dough - happy hooligans - flour and baby oil

2 Ingredient Cloud Dough - happy hooligans - flour and baby oil | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
2-ingredient Cloud Dough! Make some now! Ready in under 5 minutes. Silky, soft sensory play that smells SO good!
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DIY fun - can't beat it!

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7 Powerful iPad Apps for Young Learners

7 Powerful iPad Apps for Young Learners | Young Learners of English | Scoop.it
It's been 2 Years now since I first introduced iPads into the infant school and to be honest some things have changed a lot and others not much at all has changed. One thing that hasn't changed muc...
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