Paper or plastic?

Paper or plastic?  The very first post on  my very new lessonplans site.

It’s a lesson based on a nice video I came across on youtube, with student’s worksheets and teacher’s notes.


TOEFL 3-in-1 lesson material: essay + editing + vocabulary

Flaming cocktailsAt first I simply wanted to publish my recent TOEFL lesson pack devoted to teaching a toefl essay. Then I thought the material is in fact a 3-in-one lesson, and tried to describe he approach behind it – which resulted in a BIG post about all-in-one approach… having little to to with this particular material :). So I ended up with 2 posts instead of one. 🙂

This one is all about a TOEFL essay, in particular:

  • reading a sample essay (high-level, but imperfect)
  • I took the essay from here and hope the author doesn’t mind 🙂

  • evaluation, noticing, editing skills development
  • academic  vocabulary focus – for upper internediate+ students
  • paraphrasing skills.

DOWNLOAD the lesson materials here.

READING worksheet#1: the washroom story

This worksheet was inspired and created in response to the DAY 2 topic discussed within the FREE ON-LINE COURSE IN TEACHING READING (innovative strategies) taking place here. I’m thoroughly enjoying it – so might you! The worksheet is HERE: washroom_story_pre-reading_worksheet_ceeta About the worksheet (aims, method used) – see below. A nice selection of FREE cartoon signs and notices – here. Continue reading