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The Potato Eaters and our images of poverty

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There was a unit on shopping we were recently working on with my sixth grade primary school students that triggered the idea of showing them Vincent Van Gogh's "The Potato Eaters" and relating it to poverty. After looking at coursebooks images of happy people shopping and paying at supermarkets, and reading texts on the numerous…
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The Olive Tree Will Always Be Here

GAEA, the Greek food brand, has produced a captivating short film about the olive groves of Crete and the stories of the people who take care of them - released…
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Drawing a Life Map

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Drawing a Life Map A life map is a visual time line. It traces key moments in your life from the time you were born until the present day. The events and experiences you draw in your life map can make great starting points for writing topics, particularly for personal writing. Your Turn Create your own life map.
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The Art of Persuasive Writing: A Few Pointers

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Persuasion is a life skill. At the same time, however, it is too often taught and tested as a formalized, discrete, and isolated exercise. For that reason, students fail to realize the importance and pervasiveness of persuasion in their own lives. The following video, produced by Education with Vision, helps students understand some of the key aspects a persuasive argument, along with some real-life examples.

http://howtoteachanovel.blogspot.gr/2010/04/convince-me-real-life-uses-for.html

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Share What You're Reading | Scholastic.com

Share What You're Reading | Scholastic.com | ESL-EFL Matters | Scoop.it
Students write reviews about recently read books and can also read recommendations submitted by other kids.
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Ekphrastic Poetry in ESL/EFL– Poems inspired by visual arts

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  “Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ― Leonardo da Vinci    An ekphrastic poem is a vivid description of a scene or, more commonly, a work of art. Through the imaginative act of narrating and reflecting on the “action” of a painting or sculpture,…
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“Dear me” letters

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“What would you say to your 16- year- old self if you had the chance?” That’s what 75 celebrities were asked and they wrote a letter expressing their thoughts.

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Chestnut ESL/EFL Community

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A Community for ESL/EFL teachers Become a member, post a comment, share your ESL/EFL ideas or a blog post. 

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Benefits of Reading Infographic

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"82 delicious layers, 12 hours of work dedicated to those who adore reading and book. Feel free to share it, and [...]"


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GRAMMAR: How to use present tenses - YouTube

Learn English grammar with Catherine and Finn as they explain how to use present tenses in 6 minutes. For extra activities and study materials on present ten...
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Supporting Minds: Educating Youth about Mental Disorders

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It’s not only the mad people who wander the streets dressed in rags, talking to themselves, that have mental health issues. People will be surprised to learn that a lot of seemingly healthy and sane people have mental health issues. (source: gistus.com) Concern is growing in our society about the number of children and youth who…
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Teach teens about sweatshop labour & the fashion industry

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To teach teens about sweatshop labour and the fashion industry is a hard topic. We can teach that shopping excursions are not standalone experiences.
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Why is Vermeer's "Girl with the Pearl Earring" considered a masterpiece? - James Earle

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-is-vermeer-s-girl-with-the-pearl-earring-considered-a-masterpiece-james-earle Is she turning towards you o
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Channeling Eloquence

Prosopopoiea: Pronounce It, Then Use It 

Prosopopeia has students pretending to be great speakers from the present and past. You try to imitate the character and voice of a famous person, often in a novel setting. The more dramatic students really get into it. But even shy students can benefit, pretending to be someone else for a while.

http://inpraiseofargument.squarespace.com/it-figures/2015/7/6/prosopopoiea-pronounce-it-then-use-it.html

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Writing with Writers: Writing a Book Review Home

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This online activity invites students to plan, draft, revise, and publish a book review. Important writing tips and a professional writing model are included. Plus, enjoy the online library of student reviews!
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Notable Sentences...for Imitation and Creation

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Noteworthy Sentences A collection of model sentences from adult, young adult, and children's books. Use in the Classroom: These are meant to be noteworthy sentences from published authors that students can examine ("What things do you notice about this sentence?") and imitate ("Now you try it, using this sentence as an example.") within the context of writing instruction of all types. Some sentences could also serve as leads, prompts, or stems for journal entries or more formal writing assignments. Contribute yours!
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The Independent newspaper confirms an end to print production

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The Independent has confirmed that it will end print production next month
with at least 75 redundancies
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Pizza slices of my life

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A quick and easy classroom activity based on people's lives, interests and thoughts, that I saw demonstrated by English for Action last year

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Marco Favero's curator insight, June 1, 2015 5:35 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, June 1, 2015 1:04 PM

I think I have pizza on my mind since this is the second post in as many days related to pizza.  This is a clever way to introduce oneself to a class or to have a partners introduce each other.  I am thinking it wouldn't have to be pizza, but one's favorite dish where certain ingredients represent something about one's life.  

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On discovering David Bowie in ESL/EFL

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Bowie was “one of Britain’s most influential cultural icons” with a “flair, originality and gift for reinvention” that “influenced countless artists from around the world.” Daily Express He didn’t just create a huge body of music, didn’t just release a bunch of singles and albums which influenced people at formative stages of their lives. “He…
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Ellis Short Movie starring Robert De Niro

DISCLAIMER: I do not own ANY of the soundtrack, property and rights for audio in this video Description : From wars to refugee crisis, from terror attacks to...
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Teaching about the seven digital deadly sins in EFL/ESL

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It has been 25 years since the invention of the world wide web and more than 2 billion people are now connected. How does this information revolution affect us personally, socially and morally? Jon...
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