Posted on December 4, 2016 by ritasimsan
My students this semester are all Christian, celebrate Christmas, and want to learn more about how Christmas is celebrated in the United States. This calendar gives me the opportunity to share with them many cultural icons and traditions, also facilitating conversation. The website I used, AdventMyFriend, makes it easy to fill each date with your choice of “gifts,” and gives you some hints as to what you can do to personalize it for your friends, family, or students!
Click on the link to access my calendar, and then click on the dates as the month progresses. https://adventmyfriend.com/20138/62c2a98120/?embed I hope you enjoy it.
Merry Christmas to all!
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Posted on October 18, 2016 by ritasimsan
Here is a Nearpod presentation with audio and interactive activities to help your beginning-level ESL students learn the basic parts of human body. It requires minimal computer experience and will give the students practice using a computer mouse, mouse pad, or tablet/iPad. I suggest that this lesson be presented by the teacher first to demonstrate how to advance the slides, use the audio, and complete the interactive activities, and then assigned to the students to use either individually or in pairs as a study tool.
For additional fun practice on the parts of the human body, play this Jeopardy game with your students.
Many thanks to the producer of the Body-Parts presentation and English 101.c0m for the Jeopardy game.
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Posted on June 19, 2015 by ritasimsan
Posted on March 3, 2014 by ritasimsan
“Often, when you think you are at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else,” Mister Rogers.
I’m so glad he was in my neighborhood.
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