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Ingrid Lezar has provided us with 27 different awesome activities! Most of these activities are meant to accompany the "Total English" JHS textbook, but the ideas can be tailored for different lessons as well. Thanks Ingrid!
Download her Archive here: Ingrid's Resources.zip
Webmaster's Note: Provided here is my "famous" excel spread sheet with 75+ acitvity ideas and all the accompanying worksheets and presentations. Some resources were created by other people so please give credit where credit is due. I taught SHS, but many of the activities can be tailored down to JHS as well. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me.
The Excel sheet is split between textbook activities, filler/random activities, powerpoint activities, and long term projects as well as how to modify them for higher level and lower level classes.
Worksheets and Lesson Plan Archive
Blank comics ready for use in "Make your own manga" activities (Foxtrot comics courtesy of Wendy)
Lyrics to English pop songs I have used
Worksheets for Debate and how to introduce students to opinion writing (including student samples!)
Summer Camp materials (lists of activities and how to make pinatas)
Random Trivia questions for Quiz games
5 years worth of English Day Lesson Plans (the lesson plans are property of their respective owners, a very special thanks to all the ALTs who contributed to this project. If you use their lesson plans and/or materials, please give credit where credit is due.)
+ all of the random worksheets and projects I have ever used
Samples for the 5sec Picture Powerpoint Quiz game
How to write Haiku in English
Halloween Quiz and Presentation
History and Culture of Hawaii
South China Quiz
Travel and Culture in Vietnam
Travel and Cutlure in Egypt
Color Association Presentation
Famous Extinct Animals and Quiz (includes hilarious Scrat/Ice Age Movie video clips...which are the main reasons why the powerpoint archive is so huge)
Hawaiian 12 Days of Xmas by Wendy (great for teaching how to count)
One of my old Self-Intro Presentations
^ Some of the Powerpoint presentations are of course, me-centric, but you can use the information and just change the pictures if you like.
Contact us if you have other things to add here!
Dave's ESL Cafe
100s of game ideas for every situation you can think of!
The Ultimate Camp Resource
Games, Skits, Icebreakers, Stories, and more for use in and out of the classroom!
Discovery Education's Crossword Puzzle Maker
Making crossword puzzles has never been easier!
You can download powerpoint templates for games
Advance tourist visas for most countries are required. See the above link for more information.
Lessons and Activities for Elementary School
The English Resource
An online bookstore
Bilingual Japan & USA info
Voice of America
Special section of the "Voice of America" website for teaching American English to ESL students. Contains videos, podcasts, audio files, and articles.