A List of Character Traits
This is a list of 174 different Character Traits. So often when I was teaching I wanted a list of traits so that my students could look at the list while describing characters. This also helps students get to know and understand different character traits. Mrs. R.
Mini Offices and Word Wall Freebie - Swimming Into Second
I’ve been working on creating new mini offices for my students with easy references for math, reading, and writing. They can use it to help them when working individually instead of interrupting me to ask a question. I’ve found some great resources online to put in the folder. I love these writing resources from Mrs....
Verbs Word Wall
This file contains 150 illustrated verbs in 2 word wall formats, one with 6 words on a letter-sized sheet of paper and another larger version with 3 words per sheet . The verbs range from basic ones, such as run, walk and see, for ELL leaners, to verbs such as discuss, slither and release to encour...
Adjectives Word Wall
This file contains 100 illustrated adjectives in 2 different word wall formats, one with 6 words on a letter-sized paper and another larger version, with only 3 words per page. All words are illustrated and the adjectives range from basic ones, such as tall or big, to more advanced words such as an...
Their vs they're - Iain Robson ESL
Their vs they're One common mistake that I hear people make very often is they're vs their. When you are learning English as a second language it is difficult to understand things that sound the same, but do not mean the same thing. This is one of those cases where people have a hard time understanding the difference between these
Persuade Someone With These Words - Iain Robson ESL
persuade I recently read the five most persuasive words in the English language on copyblogger.com, and an interesting idea came to my mind, "what if I can use these words to persuade someone in a business environment?" The five most persuasive words in the English language are: you, free, because, instantly, and new. These
Present Simple vs Present Continuous - Iain Robson ESL
Present Simple vs Present Continuous One problem when learning grammar is understanding the difference between two tenses, in this case we are talking about present simple vs present continuous . In this post I am going to help you understand the difference between the simple present and the present continuous (or progressive). What do you use simple
The Importance of Grammar for Business - Iain Robson ESL
grammar for business Today I was having a conversation with one of my students about, "why is grammar for business important." The answer that I got was rather interesting. She talked about if she made mistakes in her reports, she would be perceived as less of an authority in her work . Now, for someone whose mother tongue is English,
Want to write? Think farming - Iain Robson ESL
want to write I recently started website called My Farm Education, and I had a random revelation about writing today, "if you want to write, think farming." Bear with me here, there is a connection. If you are a farmer, there are a few things that you need to be: You have to be creative As a farmer, you have to be creative. When
Verb Tense Forms - Iain Robson ESL
I asked some students if they thought an example of each form would be helpful, and they said yes. Here examples of each form in a question and in a statement. Present Statements I walk to work everyday. He walks to work everyday. She walks to work everyday. You walk to work everyday. It walks to work everyday. We
Sample oral test questions - Iain Robson ESL
oral test questions Students often ask me about oral test questions, so I will take this opportunity to give you a few sample questions that you might see on an oral exam. Typically, the types of questions you will see are about work. One quick tip that you might want to know is to remember your job vocabulary. The questions are
How to improve your grammar - Iain Robson ESL
how to improve your grammar Good grammar is very difficult to achieve. I am not going to sit here and say it is easy to improve grammar because it isn't. It takes a lot of work. In this post I am going to talk about how to improve your grammar. In my opinion,improving your grammar comes down to a couple of things: practice and discipline.
Good transition words to use - Iain Robson ESL
good transition words Sometimes good transition words are hard to come by. Many people stumble when using transition words, and how to use them. In this post I'll give you some good transition words you can use in an oral conversation. I've created this chart for you to help you see how you can use the transition words. Good transition