Category: Lesson Plans

Language lesson plans

(MA) DTLT: TECW – Week 27 – Editing Strategies – Sentences of Increasing Length Activity

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 Read More …

(MA) DTLT: TECW – Week 23 – Short Story Beginnings Lesson Plan

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 Read More …

My Favourite Teaching Activity – Dictation Relay Race

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 Read More …

Week 22: TECW – A Flash Fiction Lesson Plan

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: Read More …

Teacher-less Activities

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