"hi - Language Perfect is great for just vocab activities. Although it was developed in New Zealand for people learning a language other than English, it has expanded for ELL. You can select both the base language and the language being learnt. I…"
I teach in a suburban high school with a small ELL population. I am an English teacher, but am co-teaching with the ELL teacher for three ELL (Spanish) students who are quite fluent in English. We just got a freshman who speaks no English and we only have six weeks before summer break! The district provided him with an iPad and I was wondering if there were any good Spanish/English apps that anyone knew of: translation, or otherwise. Google Translate (as we all know) doesn't cut it.I bet I…See More
I hope I'm not repeating someone else's post: I came across this while looking for something fun and lighthearted to do with my science fiction class: http://www.amazon.com/William-Shakespeares-Star-Wars-Doescher/dp/1594746370Episodes IV, V, and VI are all represented. I've only looked at the book preview pages, but it seems to allude to many different Shakespeare plays and character tropes (R2-D2 seems…See More
"If you wanted to expose students to the pop culture of the 1970s, there's Match Game. It's a game show, and might not be appropriate, so you'd definitely want to screen the episodes carefully before picking one. It…"
"It's been a few years and I don't have my 10th grade stuff with me, so I can't give you the exact chapters or specific moments that I did this with, but...
Around the time Huck is running with the Duke and the King (swindling…"
"There's a film review by Howie Movshovitz on Colorado Public Radio that's pretty scathing. I wouldn't try to share it with students, but provides some talking points if you're reading/debating the book with your…"
"For dramatic irony we always talk about talk shows (ala Jerry Springer and Maury Povich) and slasher movies. The audience always knows why the person is really on the talk show (about to find out she's pregnant with her best friend's…"