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Reading and Writing Activities - PowerPoint presentations -
How to
... - Symbols - Figures of speech - Transitions -
News - Letters / Postcards - Job application forms - Business writing - Emails -
Essays - Biographies - Diary - Stories / Fairy tales -
Film reviews - Books - Book reviews - Cover letters - Poems -
Pictures
- Cartoons - Discussions / Dialogues
Spelling - Writing a CV - Evaluations
- Videos

(Updated on 12/03/2013)

 


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CREATE : Comic strips - Roman photo - Movies - Cartoons - Biographies ...

 

Reading and Writing Activities :

 

  • GrammarCheck
    "It's totally free, checks for grammar and spelling mistakes, and gives instant feedback...
    How it Works :
    Write out your text as usual, in whatever word processing program you use.
    It’s a good idea to go over it yourself, first, to catch any stray words or thoughts and bring them in to order.
    Then, just head for the online grammar checker and enter your completed text into the text field above.
    Once you click the  button, all you need to do is to click an underlined spelling error, style suggestion, or grammar suggestion to see more options.
    Then apply corrections where you need them. It will check grammar usage and spelling and give you the final verdict..."

    (grammarcheck.net)
  • Interactive writing !
    En salle informatique par deux
    "Write your dialogue on your notebook - Saluer le personnage et demander le temps qu’il fait - saluer et répondre - demander les vêtements qu’il ou… Pour lire la suite cliquez ici "

    (english-pe.over-blog.com)
  • Can I Have a Word? (barbican.org.uk)
    Ideas and resources to inspire creative writing in middle- and high-school students.

    + "poems by leading poets, video animations, classroom activities and more."
    (Education World)

 

  • Can I Have a Word? (barbican.org.uk)
    "Great site for creative writing...

    The site features four projects including the elements, the human body, the Odyssey, and changing voices.
    These four projects cover various areas of creative writing such as descriptive writing, conversational and narrative prose,
    creative character prose, and influential writing
    . Students learn to create these writing assignments by listening to new poems
    by such poets as Margot Henderson, Michael Rosen, and Valerie Bloom, watching stimulating visual presentations and participating in the classroom activities and ideas that are provided. Teachers will find worksheets and poems, classroom displays, teacher tips, and a link to download the Flash animation to their desktop for easy viewing in the classroom. Also included are profiles for all the poets featured on the site, top tips for writing, curriculum connections, and other resources. (Education World)

 

  • Making sentences - Play the games (BBC)
    "Students can choose from six different text formats to punctuate and capitalize sentences, using their keyboards and the mouse. Choices include a formal letter, an email, a children's story, a report, a brochure, or a newspaper article."
    "This activity can be used to train students to give the correct intonation to sentences. Each text can be read and heard, and the students decide where to put the stops and when to use a capital letter. The exercise is simple, but if you encourage them to concentrate on the intonation, it can be quite useful. they can also discuss the different meanings a sentence can take if you put the stops in different places." (Christine Reymond - Infonews)


  • Production écrite en classe de sixième - Projet pédagogique : le conte et ses personnages
    "Monica Curnelle, professeur d'anglais au Collège Gaston Domergue à Sommières dans le Gard vous présente un projet pédagogique complet, menée en interdisciplinarité avec le professeur de français. Le projet s'inscrit sur plusieurs séquences permet d'aborder plusieurs aspects linguistiques et culturels...
    Les élèves abordent Halloween et Christmas en passant par le Gingerbread Man, Shrek et le film The Nightmare before Christmas de Tim Burton avant d'écrire et illuster leur propres contes en anglais et fabriquer, et déguster, des Gingerbread Men!"
    (Ac. Montpellier)

  • Notetaking Systems (sas.calpoly.edu)
    5 Methods :

    The Cornell Method
    The Outline Method
    The Mapping Method
    The Charting Method
    The Sentence Method

  • Note taking skills - from lectures and readings (education.ex.ac.uk)

 

 

 

  • Writing Prompts/Journal Topics (canteach.ca)
    What is... / What if... / What do you think... / What...misc. / How... / I wish... /
    Describe... / When... / Which... / Who... / Where... / Why... / Misc...

  • How to write a book review (teachit.co.uk)
    "A comprehensive list of questions to consider when writing a book review."
  • Fact Fragment Frenzy (readwritethink.org)
    "aids students in learning the importance of finding the words in sentences and paragraphs that contain the facts they need
    for compiling their research. They practice by pulling important words from a text over to a virtual notebook (shown at left).
    The students then move to putting those notes into their own words, avoiding plagiarism."





  • PHONEMS vs GRAPHEMS (Yvan BAPTISTE - Académie de Montpellier)
    'What you say or hear (sound)' vs 'What you write or read (spelling)'
  • Aide à l'expression écrite (languagelearningresourcecenter.org)
    Introduction / Description / Interpretation / Personal reactions / Emergency kit

 

  • Picture stories - "They "include pictures of words mixed in with the lines of the story."
    - à retravailler de façon à faire trouver les mots remplacés par des dessins
    "Sunny Joins the Herd" - "Frog Said" - "The Rainbow Garden" - "With My Senses" -
    "Snow" - "Better Than Ever" - "Grandma's Game" -
    "The Lost Jacket" - "Bunny Hunt" - "Mouse and the Moon" - "Where Is Amy?" - "Will's Circles"
    (Education World)



 

  • The Notorious Confusables - interactive (grammar.ccc.commnet.edu)
    ex : " _________ going to help me with this?
    Whose
    Who's"




  • Cliches - UPDATED




  • Writing tips : Supporting Paragraphs -
    "They develop the main idea of your essay.
    - How do I write them?
    - Examples of transition words that can help you to link your paragraphs together."
    (www2.actden.com)
  • Silly Sentence Machine :
    "Create a "Silly Sentence" by clicking on a picture from each column" and listen to it. (pbskids)




  • Mystery Stories - Building Literacy with a Twist (webenglishteacher) :
    "What better way to build reading comprehension skills than with a good mystery?
    In every story readers must understand characters, identify causes and effects, note sequence, and draw inferences
    .
    Here are some ideas to help you incorporate the reading and writing of mysteries in your classroom."
  • Reading & Writing Activities : Interactive exercises and tests / With exercises to do with a word processor :
    Aibo: a robot (.doc) - A trip to Dublin - Cross-cultural Inquiry: Spain-Ireland - Cinderella - Drunk drivers (.doc) - Eminem's biography (mistakes) (.doc) - Food in Spain - Inside Your House (.doc) - Jamie: a very stubborn child (.doc) - Love is .... - Musicians: Mozart, Elvis, etc.. (.doc) - Penpals & Hobbies (.doc) - Penpal message (.doc) - Professions (.doc) - Pubs in Derry (Nothern Ireland) - Sixth Sense (the film) (.doc) - St. Valentine's Day - Teens and Birth Control - The Lion and The Mouse (Present Tenses) - What did you do last at Christmas? - etc...
    (isabelperez)
  • The Dialectizer - (rinkworks.com)
    "Convert English text to any of several comic dialects." :
    Redneck, Jive, Cockney, Elmer Fudd, Swedish Chef, Moron, Pig Latin, or Hacker.


 

PowerPoint presentations :

  • Writing : PowerPoint Presentations (grammar.ccc.commnet.edu) :
    Clauses: Essential Building Blocks
    Avoiding Sentence Fragments
    Avoiding Run-on Sentences
    Diagramming Sentences
    Paragraph (basic structure)
    The Parts of Speech
    Sentences (basic parts)...

 

 

How to... :

 

A
Analyze a document -
B
Build an argument -
C
Comment upon a document -
Comment upon a visual aid
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E

Elementary principles of composition -
Express your thoughts -
Express: agree and disagree - express capacity - insinuate - allow... -
Extend a sentence

I
Improve sentences -
P
Paraphrase -
Persuade -
R
Refute an argument -
W

Weigh an argument -
Write a dialogue -
Write a newspaper report -
Write a research paper -
Write in plain language -
Write letters and emails -
Write to argue, advise, persuade -

 

  • HOW TO WRITE IN PLAIN LANGUAGE :

    • 20 Strategies for Writing in Plain Language
      "The increasing popularity of plain language, the concept of writing clear, simple prose, is making it easier for people to understand legal documents
      and government forms. It’s also recommended for any print or online publications intended to provide information or explain a process
      — and writers should consider its utility for any content context. Here are the main ideas behind plain language."

      (dailywritingtips.com)

 

  • PERSUADE :

    • Persuasive Writing Mat  (Rhian Walton)  - (primaryresources.co.uk)
      Use the picture below, for there are some mistakes on the picture from Primary Resources.

 

 

  • WRITE A RESEARCH PAPER :



     

    • Writing research papers - Writing Tutorials - Interactive exercises

      Exercise 1: Introduction to writing a research paper (Demo)
      Exercise 2: What makes a good research topic? (Demo)
      Exercise 3: Types of sources (Demo)
      Exercise 4: Evaluating internet resources (choose # 1, new)
      Exercise 5: Sorting notes for your research paper (Matching #1, new)
      Exercise 6: Outlining (Demo)
      Exercise 7: Formatting your research paper (Demo)
      Exercise 8: Writing APA-style references (Demo, 4p)
      Exercise 9: Writing reference entries (upgrading #1 , new)
      Exercise 10: Paraphrasing to avoid plagiarism (choose #1 )
      Exercise 11: Summarizing lengthy material for your research paper (choose #1)
      Example of an Outline for a Research Paper Example of Research Paper (This is a PDF file)
      (resources.jjay.cuny.edu)




 

  • ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES OF COMPOSITION
    9. Make the paragraph the unit of composition: one paragraph to each topic.
    10. As a rule, begin each paragraph with a topic sentence; end it in conformity with the beginning.
    11. Use the active voice.
    12. Put statements in positive form.
    13. Omit needless words.
    14. Avoid a succession of loose sentences.
    15. Express co-ordinate ideas in similar form.
    16. Keep related words together.
    17. In summaries, keep to one tense.
    18. Place the emphatic words of a sentence at the end.
    (bartleby.com)
  • Express (listes d'expressions) :
    agreeing and disagreeing - expressing capacity - insinuating - allowing... (Ghislaine Wulles)

 

  • Extend a sentence
    "Here is a task that shows you how you can develop a simple sentence like 'I made tea.' into a detailed text."
    (daily-english-activities.blogspot.com)

 

  • Document Analysis Worksheets (archives.gov)
    - designed and developed by the Education Staff of the National Archives and Records Administration.
    Written Document - Photograph - Cartoon - Poster - Map - Artifact - Motion Picture - Sound Recording


 

 

  • HOW TO EXPRESS YOUR THOUGHTS :
    AGREEING - DISAGREEING - ASKING FOR INSTRUCTIONS OR FOR HELP - PROPOSING - EXPRESSING A PERSONAL POINT OF VIEW
    (englishonline)




  • HOW TO WRITE A DIALOGUE :


     

    • Writing a dialogue - A worksheet sent by Béa Monnier (Ac. Orléans-Tours)

        • WRITING A DIALOGUE (1)
          WRITING STAGE DIRECTIONS

         

        • WRITING A DIALOGUE ( 2 )
          1- PERSONALITY : useful adjectives
          2- Writing stage directions with ADVERBS

         

        • WRITING A DIALOGUE - BODY LANGUAGE(3)
          Hearing - Sight - Touch

 

 

Symbols :

  • Symboles utilisés pour remplacer des textes : Histoires, Nouvelles, Recettes de cuisine, etc -
    On pourrait proposer les symboles et faire retrouver les phrases correspondantes. (symbolworld)

 

 

Figures of speech :

 

Transitions :

  • 10 Types of Transitions
    "Writing is simply a matter of expressing ideas, but as we all know, it’s not so simple after all. One challenge is to coherently connect those ideas.
    This post lists ten categories of words and phrases one can employ to signal a transition, with several examples for each type."

    1. Addition 2. Comparison 3. Concession 4. Contrast 5. Consequence 6. Emphasis 7. Example 8. Sequence 9. Space 10. Summary
    (dailywritingtips.com)

 

News :