Friday, 14 January 2011

Stories read by children

I learn from Teacher Training Videos about Smories, a collection of stories written for children and read out by children. Although many of them can be hard to to follow without pictures or text by young EFL students, some others can be really motivating.
An example:

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Twist Our Words

Channel 4 proposes to play a word game by selecting words from a given list and creating sentences with them. A short video is then generated in which some Channel 4 personalities utter the sentence word by word.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Rhyming dictionaries

There are several online rhyming dictionaries that can be helpful for practising pronunciation or creating short poems in the classroom.

Friday, 7 January 2011

A couple of resources to create cartoons

Comic Creator allows to create short cartoons (from one to six panels) by using some simple and clear black and white pictures. Students choose characters and props, add captions and dialogues and print them out.

MakeBeliefComix has a wider range of characters and they can be chosen in a variety of moods. This site also offers some blank three-panel cartoons to be printed out and filled in on paper.