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slkchina
Steve Keith
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I am a retired middle school principal from the US now living in China and teaching privately.

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TED Talk, “The Surprising Habits of Original Thinkers” Comprehension Quiz
This TED Talk by Adam Grant is highly rated and a great discussion starter about creativity and being an “Original”. I developed 11 comprehension questions and three open-ended questions related to the video. Video URL on worksheet.
Level: advanced
Age: 15-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 50


 
Yes I Can Animal Song
This worksheet goes along with the Youtube video, https://youtu.be/_Ir0Mc6Qilo. Each animal from the song is pictured with the lyrics printed beside the picture. You can cut the lyrics into strips and let the students put the lyrics in order for each animal. In addition, some words are left out so students (with or without your help) can fill in th...
Level: elementary
Age: 4-10
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 35


 
Oral Presentation Rubric
This is a form I use to evaluate an oral presentation. I generally complete a form, giving suggestions or making comments below each category; allow the speaker to use the form for self-evaluation; and allow a classmate to use the form for peer evaluation and suggestions. I chose advanced level but I think it could be used for intermediate level as...
Level: advanced
Age: 6-17
Type: others
Downloads: 30


 
Summer Olympic Word Search
I made this word search (Discovery Education) in preparation for the Summer Olympics (which I hope will take place). Notice that the puzzle uses lower case. I found that my Chinese students always "translated" the upper case word bank into lower case so I changed the puzzle to start with. Also, I used football instead of soccer; I put some two word...
Level: elementary
Age: 6-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 29


 
Trump Appoints Supreme Court Justice Comprehension Reading
This reading comprehension activity explains the recent action by U.S. President Trump to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court. Being a history teacher, I wrote most of the article myself to explain a bit about "checks and balances" in the U.S. government. A cloze activity is included.
Level: advanced
Age: 14-100
Type: reading
Downloads: 28


 
Oral Presentation Scoring Guide
What do you look for when students give oral reports? This rubric helps isolate particular aspects of making an oral presentation. I tell my students that this form makes the presentation evaluation 70 percent objective and 30 percent subjective. For example, we can count how many times a student repeats a word. I either make a tic or actually writ...
Level: intermediate
Age: 12-17
Type: Choose
Downloads: 27


 
COVID-19 Dialogue
I love to make dialogues for my students so they can practice conversational English. I use the text as a basis for the script and have students alternate. Since my classes are very small, this works well. In a large class, I would divide the students into groups and have them do the dialogues.
Level: intermediate
Age: 10-100
Type:
Downloads: 26


 
Pair Activity for Teaching Expressions
I cut the expression into two parts and randomly distribute the parts to my class and send them to the hall to find their partner. When they think they found their partner, they come back and I check to make sure. Once partnered, students figure out what the expression means and then prepare a dialogue using the expression. This activity is great f...
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Type: activity-card
Downloads: 19


 
Thanksgiving Dialogue
I love making dialogues to supplement readings and update with more modern idioms and language use. This dialogue is designed to explain how Thanksgiving is celebrated in the USA. Feel free to adapt to your own situation.
Level: elementary
Age: 7-14
Type:
Downloads: 13


 
Frosty the Snowman Dialogue
Here is a dialogue about the video, "Frosty the Snowman". I have students watch the short version several times and then have them do the dialogue. They can do it in pairs or small groups of three or four and practice real language. The video is available on YouTube or YouKou.
Level: elementary
Age: 5-12
Type:
Downloads: 12

 


Halloween UNO
This game uses the UNO concept to learn Halloween vocabulary. Students must say the color and the character to play a card. The person who plays all his/her cards wins. This game is similar to the Christmas and Easter UNO games I previously uploaded. Print on heavier weight paper in color and cut ap...

Level: elementary
Age: 5-100
Downloads: 39


Rio Olympics Overview
Here is a ppt to introduce the Rio Olympics that will be held this summer. This will probably be the first time our 1st-5th graders will have learned anything about the Olympics.This is a good accompaniment to the worksheet found at http://eslprintables.com/printable.asp?id=850918#thetop

Level: elementary
Age: 6-100
Downloads: 37


Thanksgiving Uno
UNO is a great game for English language learners. This UNO game is adapted for Thanksgiving. Check the notes on the first slide for directions. Previous thematic UNO games include Christmas, Halloween, and Easter. Print on heavier stock paper. Of course, color is required. Photos from Google Common...

Level: elementary
Age: 5-100
Downloads: 33


Easter Vocabulary Uno
My kids love to play Uno and thanks to klopa1981 for the template, I made Uno cards for Easter. The directions are on the notes section of the first slide. Just print the slides onto heavier stock paper, laminate or not, and see how the kids love learning English through a game.

Level: elementary
Age: 3-100
Downloads: 30


Don´t Forget About New Year´s Eve and New Year´s Day
This ppt explains a bit about how Americans celebrate New Year´s Eve and New Year´s Day.

Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Downloads: 29


How to play the game of Monopoly
Here is a presentation to introduce the game of Monopoly to your students. It is a great way to encourage authentic English use. It is amazing how quickly students drop their native language when they are fined a Monopoly dollar every time they lapse.

Level: elementary
Age: 7-100
Downloads: 28


Tale of Peter Rabbit Dialogue
This is a paired dialogue activity for the classic story of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. My students watch the video several times and then by pairs alternate between A and B to develop a conversation and learn how to retell a story.

Level: elementary
Age: 5-12
Downloads: 23


Thanksgiving Information
I´ve been working for hours trying to meet the size limit on ppts with no success. I have uploaded this powerpoint without any pictures. I started to put in the web address for the pictures that I copied from Google Images but my internet connection has gone wonky. Seeing as how Thanksgiving is on T...

Level: intermediate
Age: 6-17
Downloads: 15


President´s Day: George Washington Oral Activity
This ppt is based on a video from Eliteketang.com called “Facts About George Washington” and is available from YouTube. The pronunciation is clear and very understandable. I showed the video to my 3rd grade students and paused after each sentence and had students repeat. Then we used the ppt as a ...

Level: elementary
Age: 8-100
Downloads: 13


Eight Iconic Sights of London
This is a companion ppt to the Intro to United Kingdom ppt. Shows a photo (public domain) with explanatory information. Great for class discussion.

Level: intermediate
Age: 9-100
Downloads: 13

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