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Analyzing Poems Lesson Plan

Analyzing Poems Lesson Plan In this lesson plan, focus is on teaching the techniques and strategies for analyzing poems. Attention is paid to formal as well as thematic interpretation of poetry. A good way...

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The Power of Reading – Stephen Krashen

The Power of Reading – Stephen Krashen Professor Stephen Krashen is talking about literacy and how we can reach the highest levels of literacy. As an expert he says that there is only one...

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Guessing meaning from context

Confronted with texts, language learners may be stuck by shortage of vocabulary inventory and thus be unable to understand what texts are about. The first thing that a learner does to understand a difficult...

A vocabulary activity: engaging students with words 0

A vocabulary activity: engaging students with words

Reading comprehension and vocabulary teaching The following vocabulary lesson plan can be done in combination with a reading comprehension activity. The activity tries to engage students cognitively with unfamiliar words they will encounter in...

The elements of a short story lesson plan 1

The elements of a short story lesson plan

This lesson plan helps students explore the different elements of a short story. By the end of the lesson students will be able to come up with a definition of the short story and...

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Links to Magazines

What makes a magazine great? The writing. The ideas. The photography. The design. But most importantly, a good magazine relies on the way it catches readers attention. Top Ten Magazines These are links to...

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Teaching Reading Strategies

What distinguishes good readers from bad readers is the extent to which they master some specific reading strategies. In this article, there is a clear description of what students should be able to do...

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Gabriel García Márquez – Alleged farewell poem

Gabriel García Márquez’s illness Gabriel García Márquez, the famous Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, was diagnosed with lymphatic cancer in 1999. His impeding death was incorrectly announced by Peruvian daily newspaper in...

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Reading Aloud

Silent reading and reading aloud I’ve always distinguished reading aloud from silent reading in my teaching practices.  I rarely ask my students to read a text a loud. If I do, it’s only for...

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Word Prediction Lesson Plan

Vocabulary Prediction Lesson Plan These activities can be used to refine understanding of students vocabulary schematic knowledge and activate vocabulary related to the same semantic network. They can be done as pre-reading activities or...