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Thanksgiving Flashcards

Thanksgiving Flashcards

Jeff Genet
A beautifully illustrated set of flashcards for Thanksgiving. Powerful tools for creative writing, storytelling, brainstorming, conversation starters, vocabulary building and pretty much anything! ...
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Reading and Writing Collaborative Activity Using Sticky Notes

Reading and Writing Collaborative Activity Using Sticky Notes

Lynn Bradshaw
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This is a worksheet to get students thinking about what they read and write on a daily basis. It is particularly useful for students who claim they never read by getting them to explore what they ...
1 Views 3,174 Pre-IntIntAdv
Halloween Storytelling Flashcard Prompts

Halloween Storytelling Flashcard Prompts

Jeff Genet
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High quality beautifully illustrated flashcards that can be used for icebreakers, vocabulary building, storytelling, creating writing, presentations, cultural awareness and a variety of other thin ...
1 Views 6,857 All
English Resource - Writing a Descriptive Paragraph 1

English Resource - Writing a Descriptive Paragraph 1

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When writing a descriptive paragraph remember to: 1. Make sure that you choose a meaningful person, place, or thing. 2. Introduce the person, place, or thing you are describing. 3. Keep your reade ...
1 Views 5,541 Elem
A Single Life - Tell a Story with Sequencing Words

A Single Life - Tell a Story with Sequencing Words

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A worksheet to accompany a short animated video.  Includes vocabulary for different life stages, sequencing words to help students write a plot summary of the video, discussion questions and ...
2 Views 11,778 Pre-IntIntAdv
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A Trip to the Hospital - Picture-Based Sequencing Activity

A Trip to the Hospital - Picture-Based Sequencing Activity

Jeff Genet
An awesome collaborative or individual exercise to practice writing, speaking, sequencing, storytelling, follow up questions and much more! Use the images as prompts to tell a story. Brainstorm vo ...
1 Views 7,402 All
The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe

iClassics Collection
The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by American writer Edgar Allan Poe, first published in 1843. It is told by an unnamed narrator who endeavors to convince the reader of his sanity, while descr ...
1 Views 6,876 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Superheroes and Superpowers - Video and Writing Prompt

Superheroes and Superpowers - Video and Writing Prompt

Tom Leventhall
, Creative Writing Prompts
Discussion/warmer activity centered around superheroes and their superpowers. Students begin by watching a YouTube clip, using it identify a number of superpowers. They then design their own sup ...
1 Views 14,866 Pre-IntIntAdvExam
Explanatory Writing Prompt - Hair Styles

Explanatory Writing Prompt - Hair Styles

» Creative Writing Prompts
Motivate students to write and to improve their explanatory writing skills with this creative writing prompt that asks them to write about their hair style. Why did they choose it? Is it unique? H ...
1 Views 8,506 Int
Christmas Story Picture - Small Chimney

Christmas Story Picture - Small Chimney

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This Christmas worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. Kids look at the picture and write a creative story to go along with it. Santa is looking a bit worried...We think the chimney ...
7 Views 23,808 Elem
Teaching Gerunds Through Creative Writing

Teaching Gerunds Through Creative Writing

Michael Patrick
Lesson 7 in this 24 part series of exercises is almost all about gerunds which are very common in everyday usage and these different exercises will show your students just how much. I've also snu ...
7 Views 19,006 Pre-IntInt
Alien Welcome Committee Writing Prompt

Alien Welcome Committee Writing Prompt

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This creative writing prompt will help students build language and writing skills by imagining that they are welcoming a group of aliens to Earth. They must write a song to welcome the aliens. Thi ...
1 Views 10,482 Elem
Song Worksheet: Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (Two Part Plan)

Song Worksheet: Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson (Two Part Plan)

Dan Glucksnis
I used this lesson with middle school pre-intermediate and intermediate students. The worksheet has three parts, the first is a lyrics gap-fill to get students familiar with the lyrics. Part two a ...
5 Views 27,689 IntAdv
What Did You Do on Your Last Vacation?

What Did You Do on Your Last Vacation?

LUZ ZUNICO TELLO
, Creative Writing Prompts
It's an amazing worksheet about what ss did on their last vacation.  You'll find here a wordsearch, questions about what people did last weekend, also activities such as reading comprehensio ...
10 Views 27,814 Elem
Writing IV - Writing about Your City

Writing IV - Writing about Your City

Ursula Viessa
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Writing is always a tough task regardless of the language. When it comes to English, it is worse, because students don't usually write in their native language (in my case, Portuguese from Brazil) ...
4 Views 28,451 Pre-Int
Writing III - Descriptive Writing

Writing III - Descriptive Writing

Ursula Viessa
, Creative Writing Prompts
Writing is always a tough task regardless of the language. When it comes to English, it is worse, because students don't usually write in their native language (in my case, Portuguese from Brazil) ...
6 Views 22,783 Pre-Int
Writing II - Writing Based on a Model

Writing II - Writing Based on a Model

Ursula Viessa
, Creative Writing Prompts
Writing is always a tough task regardless of the language. When it comes to English, it is worse, because students don't usually write in their native language (in my case, Portuguese from Brazil) ...
3 Views 17,475 Pre-Int
Writing I - Freewriting - Putting Things Together

Writing I - Freewriting - Putting Things Together

Ursula Viessa
» Creative Writing Prompts
Writing is not a very easy or simple thing. Students all over the world, regardless of their native language, have difficulty in writing in English. This worksheet gives some guidelines on the ste ...
4 Views 18,636 Elem
British Expression for Point of View

British Expression for Point of View

Jessica Parish
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British words that help express your point of view that lead to writing a book review. The key is on  the last page. In the first activity a teacher can elicit the expressions by getting stud ...
8 Views 14,465 Adv
Valentine's Day Writing Paper (1)

Valentine's Day Writing Paper (1)

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Valentine's Day Writing Paper. Make February 14th a special day with our fun printables and activities. This printable can be used to write a letter or a poem and given to a friend or family membe ...
2 Views 7,895 Elem
Parts of Paragraph

Parts of Paragraph

» Creative Writing Prompts
I have designed this PPT to teach my ESL students how to write a paragraph. It includes different parts of the paragraph, a sample, an exercise to check students' understanding of the title, topic ...
5 Views 15,719 Elem
Story Picture - Hanukkah

Story Picture - Hanukkah

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Hanukkah is nearly here! Students are asked to look at the picture and write a story to tell what's happening. A Jewish family are celebrating Hanukkah. Do you know how families celebrate this Jew ...
3 Views 10,531 Elem
Christmas Story Picture - Elf at the North Pole

Christmas Story Picture - Elf at the North Pole

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This Christmas worksheet was created for primary/elementary students. Students look at the picture and write a creative story to go along with it. They must also think of a title. The picture show ...
4 Views 12,068 Elem
Linking Words and Expressions (with Some Exercises)

Linking Words and Expressions (with Some Exercises)

Claire
» Creative Writing Prompts
This a Powerpoint that I created in order to teach linking words and expressions with examples for my students. It contains some exercises at the end. They will need more practice but I think that ...
10 Views 17,378 IntAdv
Film Rating

Film Rating

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This worksheet can be used to teach students how to write their opinion about a film. It may be used as an introductory task before teaching them how to write a longer film review. First students ...
5 Views 12,655 Pre-Int

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