What are the must have teaching tools for an English kids teacher?
Teaching kids necessitates having loads of supplies at hand – some will be lesson specific and are only used for certain lesson themes, however, some classroom tools can be used over and over for many different activities.
I have a big sports bag that I take to all my kid’s classes, and along with the essentials (pens, pencils, crayons, marker pens, scissors, etc.) the following items are always given a space.
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Ideas for teaching 2 and 3-year-olds in your ESL classroom
Teaching 2 and 3-year-olds can be a lot of fun and extremely rewarding. However, many teachers worry about teaching this age group as it requires teachers to rethink their teaching strategies and classroom management. It is actually much easier than you may think to teach little ones, and once you “crack the code”, you’ll probably enjoy teaching these classes more than any others.
Here are some great tips to get you started.
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Great ideas for using readers during your lesson
Reading a story with your students is a great way to develop all areas of language in a fun and engaging way. Here are some quick tips to make the most of this excellent resource.
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Tips for regular items to add to your lessons
Having a familiar structure to your lesson helps to build a routine which covers all the key elements for learning and reviewing English. Here are 10 key elements that can be included in your lesson plans on a regular basis for students 8-years and up.
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Tips for regular items to add to your lessons
Building a routine into your lesson planning creates a feeling of familiarity for kids, which helps them to gain the confidence they need in class. It also allows the teacher to build on previous lessons by recycling old vocabulary before introducing new language.
Here are 10 key elements that can be included in your lesson plans on a regular basis for the younger students that you teach.
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Tips for things to do during the worksheet section of our lessons
There are so many things we can do to help our students during the worksheet practice section of the lesson. The teacher is there to help, motivate and inspire and at the same time your students can help each other out and do extra activities to improve their learning and retention. This is a great component of the lesson, if done right!
Here are 10 fantastic things for you to do and encourage your students to do during worksheet time.
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Quick & Easy Crafts for your ESL Halloween Lessons
There is so many fun things you can do in your lessons in the lead up to Halloween. Here at ESL KidStuff you can find a full Halloween lesson plan, a downloadable Halloween song, lots of Halloween games & activities, Halloween flashcards and worksheets and craft sheets.
Crafts are popular and fun thing to do in your Halloween lessons – kids of all ages love doing them! Here are 10 great crafts you can use in your Halloween lessons:
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Android Apps for ESL learners and teachers
Learning a secondary language from any culture can be problematic for many. English can be very different to learn as it has far more words and more meanings behind variations. As technology is a contributing factor of today’s society, you are able to install apps for your Android devices that can help children work on the English language while in a class or on his or her own at home.
- ESL KidStuff App – Our popular app! With over 1,500 flashcards, lesson plans, songs, stories and videos. Continue reading 10 Language Android Apps to Promote ESL
Quick & Easy Crafts for your ESL Easter Lessons
There are loads great activities you can do in your lessons in the lead up to Easter. On ESL KidStuff we have a lot of Easter games & activities, Easter themed flashcards and worksheets.
Crafts are always popular, kids of all ages love doing them, and they can really liven up your kids lesson. Here are 10 great crafts you can use in your Easter lessons:
1. Easter egg cards. You can easily make these in class with some construction paper, felt and common craft supplies. Before class, cut out enough card for each student for the actual card. Also, cut out the green grass for each student and different colored oval shapes for the eggs. Finally, cut out strips of felt for the ribbons and small circles to stick on the eggs. In class, have your students glue the felt onto the cards. Older kids can write an Easter message inside the card and for smaller kids you can help them write their own message (even get them to trace over a message written lightly in pencil). A nice idea is to have each student give their card to another student (in an envelope if you can stretch your budget far enough!).
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Tips for Teaching the Alphabet to Young Learners of English
Teaching the alphabet to our English students can be a daunting task. How can we teach all 26 letters (to recognise, read and write) along with their corresponding sounds in a fun and interesting way? How can we make sure our students internalize these letters? How can we help our students take their first steps towards reading?
Here are our top 10 tips on teaching the alphabet in your kids English lessons:
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