Lesson plans

A Mad Safari for YLs

Here's an activity to get kids putting comparative and superlative forms into practice! I've done this activity many times and it's always been very popular. It's a great way to let your students go wild (see what I did there?) and get creative. Students read a short text about an (invented) animal, then create their… Continue reading A Mad Safari for YLs

Lesson plans

Summer suitcase mingle for YLs

This lesson plan might come in useful if you're teaching summer courses with Young Learners! I tried out this lesson before the pandemic, so I'll show you what I did then, and how I adapted it to be photocopy-free and online-friendly to use with my groups this year. Language point and vocabulary: possessive pronouns (mine/yours/his/hers… Continue reading Summer suitcase mingle for YLs

Classroom ideas, Games

Online games in a paperless classroom

My school's policy on sharing materials and photocopies at the start of the 2020-2021 school year was simple: don't share anything, don't give handouts. Easier said than done when you don't have a lot of time to digitalise (digitise?) resources you've spent several years building up. Despite an abundance of online resources and tools that… Continue reading Online games in a paperless classroom