Ideas for Weather Lessons

 

Teachers!  If you need some ideas for weather lessons be sure to check out the resources in the English Blog. There are videos showing sample weather forecasts, online games students can use to practice weather vocabulary, and interesting videos to introduce weather terms.  

Read this post on the English blog for directions on how to those activities. You can also use that post to guide students to the activity you want to use.

 

Convocation 2017

During our fall Convocation, Ellen Overington and Edith Cowper gave an interesting presentation of the importance of writing in our classes. They discussed that surveys indicated that writing is underutilized and is an area that teachers could focus more on.. 

Please take a look at their presentation here:   Ready to Write 

Scavenger hunt for Wake Tech Courses

Click on the link below to find a worksheet about the different courses that WTCC (Wake Tech Community College) offers.

WEB Scavenger Hunt for WTCC Offerings

These websites will help you complete the scavenger hunt: 

http://www.waketech.edu/programs-courses

http://www.waketech.edu/programs-courses/non-credit

http://www.waketech.edu/programs-courses/non-credit/strengthen-basic-skills/high-school-equivalency-preparation

http://www.waketech.edu/costs-paying-college

https://secure.waketech.edu/eaglesnest/forms/files/tuition-fees.pdf

http://www.waketech.edu/student-services/financial-aid/contact-us

http://www.waketech.edu/student-services/financial-aid

http://www.waketech.edu/student-services/international-students-office

Wake Tech ESL Curriculum & Lesson Plans

We are proud to announce that our entire Wake Tech ESL Curriculum, Levels 1-6, is now available here on the ESL Teachers’ Blog. A huge “thank you” goes out to all the members of the ESL curriculum team, particularly Kim Saunders, for the enormous amount of time and effort that they have spent on this project over the last two years —  and especially to Carrie Cargile, who created all of the Level 4,5,6 lesson plans and initial curriculum for these three levels.

We welcome helpful feedback on this curriculum and the accompanying lesson plans. To leave a comment, idea, question, or suggestion, click on “Leave a comment“. Please reference the specific level, module/unit, strand and lesson plan, if applicable.

To access the entire curriculum, click on “Wake Tech ESL Curriculum” in the blue menu bar, above — or on the specific level, to the right.

Tips? Who and how much?

Tipping is a part of American culture. Most of us know to leave a tip for hair stylists, waiters, massage therapists, pizza delivery people, and valet parking? But, what about other services, such as movers, hotel housekeepers, and take out food? What’s the standard? Who should we tip? Along with vocabulary and grammar in a lesson on tipping, you’ll also be sharing in American culture with your students. Take a look below for lesson plans and resources.

The information here is for teachers. Students can use the link on the Civics/Culture page at http://eslblogs.waketech.edu/esl-civics/2016/05/14/how-much-should-you-tip/

Lesson Plans and Resources for the Classroom

http://www.nc-net.info/ESL/Caldwell/Year_2/Lesson_Plans/CustomaryTip/customarytip-02.php

http://www.newsenglishlessons.com/0907/090712-tipping.html

http://www.uen.org/Lessonplan/preview.cgi?LPid=28735

Video with recommendations for tipping:  http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_high_intermediate.php?id=686