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ESL: What's the Weather Like?

For Students 3rd - 9th
Beginning English learners practice describing the weather with help from eight picture clues. Questions are phrased like "How's the weather?" and "What's the weather like?" Tinker with the formatting to make it all fit on one page...
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Colors: Beginning ESL Lesson

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Explore the vivid world of colors with this straightforward ESL presentation. Each slide presents a color word in its color (the word "red" is colored red) and a picture to accompany the word. The presentation would be a good review tool...
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ESL Advanced/Proficiency- Vocabulary Multiple Choice, Worksheet 11

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this advanced proficiency level ESL vocabulary instructional activity, students choose the correct words to complete 10 sentences. They make choices from 4 words that require them to use higher levels of English skills.
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Action Verbs: ESL Lesson 1

For Teachers 4th
Verbs are so exciting, especially action verbs! Jump into action and get your ESL class fluent in using and identifying verbs in sentences. They participate in three different activities that will help them define what action verbs are,...
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ESL: Practice Using Present Progressive Tense

For Students 4th - 7th
Small, cartoonish pictures of people expressing emotions and actions (blowing his nose, holding her head and frowning, dancing, smiling) provide the basis for writers to describe the feelings and experiences taking place. Help your ESL...
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Jewelry: Beginning ESL Lesson

For Teachers 5th - 9th
Take a trip to the jewelry store in this ESL presentation. Gleaming with illustrations of different types of jewelry, such as earrings, bracelets, and cufflinks, this slideshow is ideal for beginning English learners who could use the...
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World Teachers' Day

For Students 3rd - 5th
Practice reading comprehension by having your class read a factual passage about World Teachers' Day and mach phrases, fill in the blanks, identify correct grammar usage, unscramble vocabulary words, sequence sentences from the passage,...
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ESL Conversation: Reconstructing an Interview with Mr. X

For Students 6th - 7th
In this ESL conversation worksheet, students use the 20 answers given here to reconstruct an interview with Mr. X. Students provide the questions that would have been asked.
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ESL Vocabulary Multiple Choice Worksheet

For Students 5th - 6th
In this ESL vocabulary building worksheet, students read 10 sentences that each have a missing word. For each question, students choose the best answer from 4 similar choices.
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Punctuation Errors in Text: ESL

For Students 12th - Higher Ed
In this ESL punctuation worksheet, students read an article about a legal case involving student truancy. Students correct all the punctuation errors.
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ESL Conversation Activity

For Students 4th - 7th
In this ESL conversation worksheet, students write a conversation about a party using can't and have to. Students practice and present conversations. 
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Animal Body Parts for ESL

For Teachers Pre-K - 5th
Students describe what animals look like. In this ESL vocabulary development lesson plan, students complete worksheets and use images to help them describe what animals look like. 
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Movie Riddles: An ESL Activity to Get Student Talking About Movies

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Enjoy the thrill of the movies with this ESL activity! Not only can learners talk about their favorite films, but in creating riddles about their chosen movies, they can practice the skills of context clues and deductive reasoning. This...
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The Learning Network: Reactions to Rating Teachers

For Students 9th - 12th
Meant to be used in connection with the article "In Teacher Ratings, Good Test Scores Are Sometimes Not Good Enough" also available on The New York Times website, this resource provides 12 short-answer writing prompts that ask both basic...
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Teaching the Holy Grail of ESL: Accent Reduction

For Teachers 8th - 12th
The difficulties a teacher and student may face as a result of an accent, and the methodologies to change it.
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Helping Verbs: Grammar for ESL/ELL

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
English language learners act out verbs, discuss their importance in constructing grammatically correct sentences, and then learn about helping verbs. They use helping verbs in a sentence then discuss how they are different from action...
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ESL Vocabulary Trace and Read: Shapes and Colors

For Students 2nd - 3rd
Intended for young English language learners, these worksheets offer scaffolding for youngsters to practice writing the names of colors and shapes. The first provides the most help, and the third provides almost no help at all....
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Jobs for busy teachers

For Students 2nd - 5th
Help your class compare and contrast teachers of today and yesterday. They will draw a picture of their teacher at work today and a teacher at work 100 years ago. Then they draw each picture and write a sentence about each one.
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ESL: Present Simple Verbs

For Students 4th - 6th
In this ESL verb worksheet, students select the correct present tense verb to compete a simple sentence. Students may click on an "answer" button for immediate feedback. A reference web site is given for additional activities.
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ESL: Matching Vocabulary Activity

For Students 2nd - 3rd
In this ESL vocabulary worksheet, students choose from a drop down list, matching a given word with its correct category. Students may check answers and scores online.
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ESL Comprehension Activity

For Students 3rd - 4th
In this ESL comprehension activity, students watch a video, then complete the text of the video, filling in blanks with the appropriate words.
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ESL Vocabulary Practice

For Students 4th - 7th
In this ESL vocabulary practice worksheet, students look up words and write their definitions, read about adjectives and sentences using them, change singular nouns to plurals and match descriptions to foods.
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ESL Picture/Idiom Matching Worksheet

For Students 7th - Higher Ed
In this ESL picture to idiom matching worksheet, students examine 7 small clip art images before matching them to the idioms they best represent. They work with idioms such as "blood is thicker than water," and "as you make your bed, so...
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Down on the Farm: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 8)

For Teachers K Standards
Down on the Farm is the theme of this series of ESL lessons designed to support reading, speaking, and listening skills. Over three weeks, your learners will have the opportunity to sing songs, play guessing games, create masks, role...

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