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Welcome to the TESOL Resource Center! Need a lesson plan? An activity? How about ideas for what to do in class tomorrow morning? Well, you've come to the right place. The TESOL Resource Center contains lesson plans, teaching tips, activities, assessment tools, and much more. Can't find what you need? Be sure to check back: New resources are posted frequently.

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  • Technology Integration into Formative Assessment: H5P
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    By Merve Aydın | 01 Jul 2021
    Resource Description:

    Technology has been rapidly and significantly changing. As a result of this rapid change, the variety and accessibility of technology has increased in general. Teachers have more opportunities to use technology and their toolbox has expanded. The practical use of technology in the classroom is significant for numerous reasons. It prepares students for their roles in society, it has the potential of increasing motivation and engagement of learners, it caters to different learning styles, etc. (Eady & Lockyer, 2013). In addition, it provides numerous tools for assessment, in particular formative assessment.

     

    Formative assessment involves analyzing student performance by looking at what learners did well and what they need to improve next time. Understanding formative assessment helps teachers to follow students’ progress and adapt their teaching. In other words, formative assessment and classroom assessment, and including self-assessment, is like a mirror. Learners look at themselves in the mirror and they know where they are and they know what they look like. This helps learners to achieve their goals. Formative assessment goes beyond a score. It goes beyond what a learner did correctly, and it guides learners how to continue learning.

     

    Integrating technology into formative assessment is beneficial for several reasons. Firstly, it increases interaction and engagement of the learners especially when they are not in the physical classrooms. Otherwise, it is challenging for educators to observe the learners when they engage online activities and tasks. Additionally, self-assessment and receiving computerized feedback can be meaningful for learners to see their own process. Learners have access to language learning materials online. However, as feedback and assessment are important parts of the learning process, it is important to provide formative assessment integrated into online materials. In short, increasing engagement and interaction of the learners by providing technology integrated formative assessment should be taken into consideration carefully by the teachers to enhance their teaching.

     

    H5P is one the tools to be used while teaching English and providing formative assessment for the learners. It is an open source, free and user-friendly web tool. It is possible to create content and integrate it into an LMS such as Moodle or Blackboard. It unlocks new opportunities for language assessment both for the students and learners. It enables creating interactive assessment and presenting items.

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Deduction and Speculation
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    By Merve Aydın | 30 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: A speaking and peer assessment activity on deduction and speculation forms. 
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Promoting Self-Regulation and Critical Reflection in the Writing Classroom
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    By Nilakshi Herath | 24 Jun 2021
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    Self-regulated learning is an active, constructive process whereby students learn to set goals and then to monitor, regulate, and control their cognition, motivation, and behavior… (Pintrich, 2000). In tertiary level ESL writing classes, most students very often tend to remain passive and unmotivated because they lack self-regulation and critical reflection, which are crucial in producing classroom assignments in terms of reflective essays and independent compositions.  However, self-regulation does not come easily and calls for teachers to use instructional practices that foster students’ self-regulation. This resource shares some of the best practices to foster students’ self-regulation in the writing classroom.

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips
  • Writing Activity: A Poster for Our Future
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    By Figen Karaferye | 24 Jun 2021
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    Writing activity: Preparing a poster by studying cause & effect relationship in writing a text (on the topic “a peaceful & sustainable planet”).

    Resource Type: Activities
  • A Speaking Activity: Are You Ready to Talk?
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    By Figen Karaferye | 24 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: Speaking activity to revise question formation – direct & indirect questions in the context/co-text of a peaceful civilization.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Vocabulary Practice Lesson Plan
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    By Mujde Akmenek | 24 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: Lesson plan for a vocabulary lecture.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Relative Clauses Speaking Activity
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    By Gülşah Meydan | 24 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: A speaking activity for intermediate level students 
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Flipped Classroom Past Perfect Tense Lesson Plan-Part II
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    By Busra Atas | 17 Jun 2021
    Resource Description:

    This lesson plan is the continuation of Flipped Classroom Past Perfect Tense Lesson Plan Part I. 

    Part II is for online classroom and it includes lots of activities which support learners' use of the past perfect tense. 

    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Flipped Classroom Past Perfect Tense Lesson Plan-Part 1
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    By Busra Atas | 17 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: This resource is a lesson plan for an online classroom using the Flipped Teaching Method. It includes a PDF resource full of past perfect tense exercises, reading passages, understanding questions and tasks for the learners. Part I is supposed to be studied by the learners before the online lesson. Please check Part II of this lesson after you send this one to your learners.
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • OrangeSlice Teacher Rubric
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    By Esma Senel | 17 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: OrangeSlice Teacher Rubric is created by Matt Buchanan, who is an efficient teacher at Angola High School. It is an easy and quick way to make rubric selections and convert the analysis or holistic rubric types into percentages or point grades. The categories are customizable and provide instant feedback to the students.
    Resource Type: Assessments
  • Speaking Activity for Intermediate Level
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    By Gülşah Meydan | 14 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: Speaking activity to drill comparatives.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Writing an Opinion Paragraph in Zoom Classes
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    By Esma Senel | 14 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: This lesson plan introduces how to write an opinion paragraph in a well-known virtual platform, Zoom classes. It demonstrates effective use of breakout rooms and Mentimeter during online writing instruction. 
    Resource Type: Lesson Plans
  • Vocabulary and Linkers Production Activity
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    By Saadet Sahin | 14 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: A production activity that can be used after teaching vocabulary or linkers.
    Resource Type: Activities
  • Vocabulary Exercises
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    By Mujde Akmenek | 14 Jun 2021
    Resource Description: Vocabulary exercises for beginners
    Resource Type: Activities
  • A Cup of Coffee with TESOL Experts: Copyright & OERs
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    By Dawn Rogier (USA), Juan Carlos Rivera (Panama), Diego Boada (Colombia) | 10 Jun 2021
    Resource Description:

    https://youtu.be/R1RNEF1MvCs

    Resource Type: Teaching Tips