What Is The Main Idea And How To Find It?

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Finding the main idea of a text is one of the most basic and crucial reading skills. It is key to understanding what you read. The main idea holds all the pieces of the text together. Once you identify the main idea, everything else becomes easy to decipher and comprehend. What Is The Main Idea? … Read more

Top 05 Classroom Management Books To Help You Manage Your Class Like A Pro

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Classroom management has always posed a great challenge to teachers around the world. If you are in your first year teaching, this post is for you. In this post, I share the top 05 classroom management books to help you manage your class like a pro. Classroom Management That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Every Teacher … Read more

60 Social-Emotional Learning Journal Writing Prompts

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What Is Social Emotional Learning Social-emotional learning also referred to as SEL, is an ever-growing need of every child’s education. It’s always a good idea for students to reflect on their social-emotional learning journey and develop their SEL skills. You don’t need to be in school and take SEL lessons when you can practice developing … Read more

Five Best Starter Activities For Your English Lessons

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In this post, I answer every language teacher’s most commonly asked question, “How do I start my lesson creatively?”So, in this post, I share some practical lesson starters (starter activities for English lessons) that you can use to introduce the lesson creatively and engage your students. The suggested starter activity ideas are classroom-tested and are … Read more

Teaching Grammar

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Why teaching grammar is important? “Grammar is the business of taking a language to pieces, to see how it works.”  ~ David Crystal What Is Grammar? Grammar is the language system that defines how its various parts work together. It is about the morphemes (the smallest units of meaning in a language) and the syntax … Read more

Key Lessons I Learned About Vocabulary Instruction

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In my previous post, I highlighted certain aspects of vocabulary teaching and learning and in today’s post, I am sharing my key lessons which I learned about vocabulary teaching and learning for eight years. Before you jump right in, I’d like to mention the research work of Charlene Cobb and Camille Blachowicz in their book … Read more

What You Need To Know About Effective Vocabulary Instruction

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Vocabulary teaching methods have been researched and debated over a lot in the past. However, language experts believe that certain vocabulary teaching methods prove successful more than others. “While without grammar very little can be conveyed, without vocabulary nothing can be conveyed.” ~ David Wilkins, British linguist Why Teach Vocabulary? Having a rich vocabulary repository … Read more