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Effective strategies for teaching science vocabulary

In order for students to develop scientific literacy, they need to gain a knowledge of science content Mrs Richardand practice scientific habits of mind. This is impossible without knowledge of science vocabulary. This article shares research-based strategies for science vocabulary instruction that are effective for all students, including English language learners.


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Five tips for getting the ESL student talking


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I wanted to talk to someone. But who? It's moments like this, when you need someone the most, that your world seems smallest. -- Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily's Book of Dares

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How to teach current events to ESL students

Current affairs are a great source for speaking and reading tasks. Follow follow link here for excellent tips on how to teach current events to ESL students.

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Top 25 ESL blogs for teachers and students

It’s always good to know another language. Click here to see some awesome ESL blogs.

Differences in American and British English grammar

Click here for an article by Kerry Maxwell and Lindsay Clandfield on recognizing grammatical differences between American and British English.

Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners

The number of English-Language Learners at the FIS is growing rapidly. As we have to respond to the ersanneeds of these students, here are a few basic best practices that might help. Using these practices consistently will make our lessons more efficient and effective. We also feel it is important to include a few "worst" practices in the hope that they will not be repeated!

The following text has been taken from Larry Ferlazzo who teaches English & Social Studies at an inner-city high school in Sacramento,CA, USA. He is a successful author and blogger. Follow link below to his website.

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Learning2 Conference 2016

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How To Use Blogs In the Classroom


"Blogs may be great educational tools and they give students complete freedom to publish content on the web, but if you don’t know how to effectively implement them into the classroom, they’re only as good as wadded up balls of paper in the trash". C. Pappas - Founder of the eLearning Industry's Network

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Recommended reads. eLearning Basics / eLearning Best Practices

The Frayer Model


The Frayer Model is a vocabulary development tool. The model helps to develop a better understanding of complex  concepts by having students identify not just what something is, but what something is not. The center of the diagram shows the concept being defined, while the quadrants around the concept are used for providing the details.

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