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Title:ART DETECTIVE Worksheets - "Starry Night"
Description:Van Gogh's "Starry Night" is a beautiful painting that should inspire your student to find out more about the painter's life and his other paintings.
This worksheet set is the second in a series called, "Art Detective". The content of these worksheets is probably not covered in the student's other subjects at school, so it should be an interesting change of pace.
This worksheet set is meant to be completed using the Internet to find the answers. However, if you don't have access to the Internet in your classroom, you can bring in printed articles and/or books. If you can use the Internet, you should provide links to bigger photos of the paintings, so that the students can appreciate Van Gogh's brush strokes and artist talent. Again, if you don't have Internet access, libraries usually have big art books with these paintings in full color or sometimes you can find posters.
The paintings in the worksheet are quite small in size, but if the worksheets are printed in high quality on special paper, then the students will get a good idea of what the paintings depict. You can print out one good copy that the students can look at (or print photos of the paintings) and the rest of the worksheet sets can be printed normally.
You can use these worksheets for one lesson or for a longer term set of lessons. In conjunction with a trip to a local art gallery or museum, this could be a very memorable language learning event for your students.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Please make sure that you carefully read through this worksheet set before you use it. There are some sensitive issues that may not be appropriate for very young learners. There is a question about Van Gogh's mental illness in the worksheets and when your students are searching for answers they may run across Van Gogh's death (allegedly shot himself). With proper supervision and input, this worksheet set can be used with learners ages 10 and up.
Description:This worksheet set requires the students to find answers on the Internet. If you do not have Internet access for your students, you could do the research yourself and print out as many articles as possible. The students can do the research from the articles that are in printed format.
There are also published books available that will have information about the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Mona Lisa painting.
This is a good worksheet set for students to work in pairs or in small groups to find the answers. They will produce new language as they try to decipher the meaning of the questions. They will also have to comprehend the new information that they are investigating as "art detectives".
Title:Word Families Worksheets - Rhymes with "rain"
Description:These worksheets use rhyme to teach word-endings with the same sound and spelling.
In this worksheet, students are asked to cut out and glue water droplets with words that rhyme with "rain". By doing this exercise they will not only extend their vocabulary, but will also be able to practice their reading and spelling skills.
There are two worksheets in this set; the second worksheet uses words with a higher level of difficulty.
Description:The "English Magic Square" challenge is a new type of resource that you can try with your students as a fun game or activity. The students get to make their own rules with the "Rules Wizard".
Allowing the students to establish their own parameters for this activity increases motivation, which is essential for language learning.
Title:"Education in the Developing World"
Description: This set of worksheets can be used as an introduction to education in the developing world for your students. They may not be aware of the difficulties children face in poorer countries.
You will probably have to provide some background information and prepare other materials and activities to accompany this worksheet set.
This resource is quite challenging in English language skills, comprehension, and math/logic skills, so it is recommended for older learners -- at least 10 years old (and it is even appropriate for teens). A grade six student, about 11 years old, will find the worksheets to be quite a good challenge.
These worksheets are not meant to be completed by the students alone or in one lesson. They should be used in pairs or groups with the help and guidance of the teacher.
Title:The Story of Nintendo
Description: These five different worksheet pages can be a starting point for a series of lessons.
The worksheets are not ready to use on their own.
Please look through the worksheets and write lesson plans for the needs of your students.
We suggest that you use these worksheets for 9-12 year old students (perhaps you can adjust them for slightly older and younger children).
Title:Cottage Life Reading Comprehension
Description:This is a simple reading comprehension activity based on cottage life in Canada.
This activity can be done in pairs, groups, or with the entire class. It is flexible enough for different age and language learning levels.
There are "Teacher's Notes" included and a "Green Tip" on how to use this worksheet without using too much ink.
Title:Who's Your Hero? Fun Math Trick!
Description: A fun math trick that the students can try with their parents, teachers, friends, classmates, etc.
No matter what the answers are, the student will always be the hero!!
Title:Word Search Mixed Batch
Description: Here's a batch of EIGHT word search worksheets to add to your resources portfolio.
THEMES: At the Beach, Outer Space, Birds, Creepy Crawlies, Farm Animals, Weather, Medieval, Human Body
Make sure to print only the ones that you need.
Description: Read the poem and draw a picture inspired by it.
HOLIDAY Section [These holiday/observances
worksheets are listed in calendar chronological
Popular holidays/observances in
January 1 New Year's Day January 26 Australia Day February 1 Groundhog Day February 6 Waitangi Day (New Zealand
Day) February 14 Valentine's Day March 17 St. Patrick's Day March/April Easter (variable dates) April 1 April Fool's Day May Mother's Day (2nd Sunday) June Father's Day (3rd Sunday) July 1 Canada Day July 4 Independence Day (U.S.) October/November Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday
of November for U.S. and 2nd Monday of October for
Canada) October 31 Halloween December 25 Christmas December 26 to January 1 Kwanzaa November/December/January Hanukkah (variable dates)
Title:Chinese New Year
Description: Can be used for
every Chinese new year.
Includes all 12 animals.
can use the Internet to help complete this task.
NOTE: This worksheet is not in our
HOLIDAY SECTION because although very popular
internationally, it is still not a holiday that is
widely observed in English speaking countries.
Description: Find the tree that
is different from all the others. Includes teacher's notes and
Flexible, accessible and reliable!
Although I have been teaching young children for many years, this course helped reiterate and validate many of the techniques that have been used along with learning new approaches on how to specifically help the second language learners of that age group.
Additionally, most of the strategies can be adapted to an older target audience, which makes this course applicable to other participants.
One of the aspects that really appealed to me and helped me complete the course was that I was able to go at a pace that suited me well.
I appreciated the patience, feedback and support I received from my tutor.
Seema S. Sandhir - ESL Teacher (MA Reading Education) at American International School, Chennai, India.
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Title:CUT 'N PASTE - Christmas
Description: Christmas fun!
Students trace the words and then cut out the pictures
to paste into the right boxes.