As we approach World Book Day, it’s important to talk to your students about the benefits of reading. Hopefully this little poster will jog your memory and give you some talking points.
Setting homework “for homework’s sake” creates more effort and aggravation for everyone involved. When setting homework for a class, be sure to consider: How is it relevant to your students’ learning?? Is it consolidation? Is it to practise a skill? Is it preparation for another lesson? Is it to assess their knowledge and/or understanding ofContinue reading “Setting homework that is relevant & enriching”
My name is Marley and I am (currently) an English teacher employed in an international school in Asia. But not for long! As I transition from security to uncertainty, I will document my achievements and challenges. I hope to share videos on my youtube channel and regularly post beautiful photography on my instagram account. If you’re a teacherContinue reading “Into the Jungle”
Even though you may not be an English teacher, we are all responsible for supporting students’ language acquisition and literacy. Here are some ways you can do this in your classroom: Pre-teach vocabulary at the start of the lesson or set as homework to reinforce understanding. Fill in the blank, Cloze exercises, matching vocab toContinue reading “We are all literacy teachers!”
As a result of Covid-19, the Literature exam by Edexcel has been shortened – students no longer need to study the anthology poetry. Yippee! However, students may not physically study for the Unseen Poetry section as they may think there isn’t any poetry. They couldn’t be more wrong! Remind your students to revise their languageContinue reading “IGCSE Literature Advice for Yr11 Students”
A lot of my students do well on the first three questions but then lose steam by the time they reach the longer responses and writing section. Consider working advising your students to start with the writing section first so they can spend a solid 45 minutes on this 45 mark question!
1. Give clear instructions Often students chatter after instructions if they don’t understand what it is they need to do. Curb this by having 1-3 students repeat back with steps. And don’t forget to choose your command verbs carefully, so that there’s no confusion. 2. Break large tasks into several smaller ones When students areContinue reading “Use lesson planning to tackle disruptive behaviours”
Here are 3 helpful websites and applications that can make your online teaching easier! Set as a starter, plenary or for homework – let the apps mark your students’ work while you get on with more important feedback and planning 🙂