Category: Lesson Plans

Language lesson plans

August 25, 2017 karinawp No comments exist

Thinking about how to inject some creativity into my language classroom, last week I attended a poetry workshop with the Barking Foxes Poetry Stanza in east London. The theme was ballads, which was a new term for me. Ballad Definition A ballad is a poem that is typically arranged in quatrains (four poetic lines) with the…

April 10, 2015 karinawp 2 comments

This week I am thinking about different strategies to help me edit my short story: Provocations of Light, currently written as Part 1 and Part 2. As per the picture above, there are many stock activities we can employ to proofread our work. However, being on a Creative Writing course, I wanted to try something…

March 9, 2015 karinawp 1 comment

Based on what I’ve learnt about beginnings, plot and character this week, here I lay out a simple lesson plan introducing the power of short story beginnings into the foreign language classroom: Materials A large copy of the text above with words missing, as mentioned in the Warmer below (for example, in ppt form). A…

February 25, 2015 karinawp 1 comment

I’ve recently joined #ELTchat on Twitter, and came across a post entitled Four Activities I wish I knew when I started teaching by Michael Griffin. He plans to present this topic at a seminar next weekend at CAMTESOL in Cambodia, and invited readers to submit an activity that matches his criteria: “The activities are relatively…

February 24, 2015 karinawp 1 comment

Having carried out a number of different writing exercises last week, I’ve taken one flash fiction story (Sticks by George Saunders) and created a simple lesson plan that focuses on the use of adjectives, details and ‘showing’ instead of ‘telling’, while incorporating technology. It needs a bit of work, but here are the bare bones:…

February 21, 2014 karinawp No comments exist

A great resource of “teacher-less” activities for low level students.