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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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Chinaīs Relentless Pursuit of Excellence
This is an article I wrote for the Indianapolis Star which details the incredible sacrifice Chinese high schoolers and their parents make for college preparation and acceptance. It also details some of the differences between the life of a Chinese high school senior and a U.S. high school senior.
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Type: article
Downloads: 7


 
For Motherīs Day: Love You Forever Word Search
Motherīs Day is coming! The much-loved short story by Robert Munsch is a perfect Motherīs Day activity. Videos are available on YouTube and Youku. https://youtu.be/IAXcIpoyBwI
Level: elementary
Age: 7-12
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 7


 
From Head to Toe Crossword
The delightful chant video by Eric Carle is the basis for this crossword puzzle. The chant links animals with body movements that the children imitate. The puzzle is very easy and a good way to introduce crossword puzzles as a learning activity. (https://multimedia-english.com/videos/kids/song/from-head-to-toe-eric-carle-3456)
Level: elementary
Age: 4-8
Type:
Downloads: 7


 
Beginning Reports Using Cloze: Animals
I teach English to a small group of Chinese early elementary students. I have had great success with this type of oral report to help build student confidence and fluency in speaking before their classmates. An example of the brief report is at the bottom of the data page and students search through the data to fill in the information for their spo...
Level: elementary
Age: 7-10
Type: others
Downloads: 6


 
Monopoly Terms Word Search
Iīve had success getting my students to talk naturally through game playing. Go Fish, for example. Iīm ready to go to the next level and try Monopoly. Iīve prepared this simple word search and I hope my students can catch on and make some deals.
Level: elementary
Age: 6-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 6


 
Election 2016 Word Search
This basic word search contains vocabulary related to the 2016 election in the USA. The people are listed (with no spaces between names), some basic issues, and other terms useful for class discussion.
Level: elementary
Age: 9-100
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 6


 
Three Sheep Songs
Easter season is a good time to teach these three nursery rhymes: Baa Baa Black Sheep, Little Bo Peep, and Mary Had a Little Lamb. There are lots of videos of these songs on Youtube or Youkou (China) and the kids love to sing them. I used this worksheet as a summary review close activity. Good vocabulary building and verb tense practice.
Level: elementary
Age: 3-11
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 6


 
If You Give a Moose a Muffin
Laura Numeroff has written a number of childrenīs books in the "If You Give a ". I previously posted a worksheet for "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" and this book is similar. There are numerous videos of the story on YouTube and Youkou. (https://youtu.be/tOPFVSiB5uQ) This puzzle contains the major vocabulary words in the story. Permission to use the...
Level: elementary
Age: 6-12
Type: worksheet
Downloads: 6


 
Scoring Rubric for Short Notes
College students in China are tested on writing short notes. Iīve developed a scoring rubric I can use to easily mark their practice notes. I have them email me the note in "correct" form. I copy and paste my rubric in my return email to them. I just put xīs next to the error description and mark the errors with highlights and email the whole thing...
Level: advanced
Age: 14-17
Type: others
Downloads: 5


 
Beginning Reports Using Cloze: Sports
I teach English to a small group of Chinese early elementary students. I have had great success with this type of oral report to help build student confidence and fluency in speaking before their classmates. An example of the brief report is at the bottom of the data page and students search through the data to fill in the information for their spo...
Level: elementary
Age: 7-10
Type: others
Downloads: 5

 


Where is Thumbkin?
I finally decided to make a ppt for "Where is Thumbkin?", one of the songs I use when teaching body parts--in addition to "Head, shoulders, knees, and toes" and "The Hokey Pokey". I like to have the girls sing the question part and the boys sing the answer.

Level: elementary
Age: 3-10
Downloads: 4


Tutorial for the "Learning Chocolate" website
This is a tutorial for teachers to show their sudents how to use the "Learning Chocolate" website. I donīt have internet access in my classroom, so I use this ppt to explain how valuable this website is.

Level: elementary
Age: 6-17
Downloads: 3


March Madness Dialogue
Here is a PPT that explains a bit about March Madness and the Final Four (btw, examples of alliteration) and sets up a dialogue that your students will like. Please note that the dates and times of the games are set for Chinese time, 12 hours ahead of USA. Better late than never.

Level: intermediate
Age: 12-100
Downloads: 2

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