Tales of a Traveling Teacher

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By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
These ten sentences allow the students to practice their sequencing skills and help them as they retell the story The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I print them, laminate them, and cut them apart. I can then give them to individual students or
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
60
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By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
These ten sentences can be used to sequence and retell the story of Miss Nelson is missing. I print, laminate, and cut them apart. The students then arrange them in order and use the sentences to help them retell the story.
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
66
Digital Download PDF (0.20 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
Idioms are difficult but fun. This Jeopardy game allows students to practice guessing the meaning of an idiom from the context. Each idiom is presented in a sentence and students must state the meaning to receive their points. There are five
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA)
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations, Games
$3.00
66
Digital Download PPTX (0.36 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
This board game allows students to review their knowledge of the book How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The questions are numbered and an answer sheet is included, allowing students to play in groups and check each other's answers. My students had a
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Literature
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Games, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
49
Digital Download PDF (0.51 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
I use this sort activity to help my students practice defining and identifying text features. There are three cards each for 15 different text features: the feature, definition, and an example picture. I print, laminate, and cut the cards and keep
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Reading Strategies
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas
$2.50
40
Digital Download PDF (0.98 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
These ten sentences summarize the book How I Became A Pirate by Melinda Long. I cut the strips apart and have students put them in the correct order to retell the book. It makes a great individual or literacy center activity.
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Reading Strategies
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
33
Digital Download PDF (0.13 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
I love teaching history! There is so much to learn from those who lived before us and most of my students come from cultures where they show great respect to older generations. My students insist on calling my "Famous People: Wise Words" bulletin
Subjects:
Social Studies - History
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Types:
Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$1.50
18
Digital Download PDF (1.19 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
This collection of 22 compound word building cards is meant to reinforce basic vocabulary while introducing students to the concept breaking down words into smaller parts to find meaning. Each compound word is represented by three cards: one for
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
16
Digital Download PDF (2.61 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
This pack combines my Green Eggs and Ham rhyming cards, alphabetical order activity, and contractions practice into one product for a slight discount. Green Eggs and Ham Rhyming Cards: Print, laminate, and cut cards. Place in center or give to
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.00
24
Digital Download PDF (1.06 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
This is a set of 24 sort cards. The first card has the name of a community place, the second a picture of that place. I print, laminate, and cut the cards. The kids then match the picture to the name of the location to practice their vocabulary.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Printables
$1.25
11
Digital Download PDF (0.85 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
This is a one round Jeopardy game to practice basic calculations with integers. Categories: negative or positive, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. There are six questions for each category for a total of 30 questions.
Subjects:
Algebra, Basic Operations, Numbers
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Fun Stuff, Interactive Whiteboard, Games
$3.00
11
Digital Download PPTX (0.36 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
These cards include 44 pairs of homophones and two Old Maid cards. The cards can be used to play several different games:Old Maid: divide students into groups of 4. Give each group half the cards (22 matched pairs) and one Old Maid card. Students
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Games
$1.00
12
Digital Download PDF (2.17 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
These cards can be used for all kinds of activities. I have used them to play memory style games, as flashcards, and to have students match the words to the pictures. They are a great way to practice vocabulary without using worksheets. There are
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards
$1.50
15
Digital Download PDF (1.77 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
This worksheet encourages students to figure the percentage of a bag each color of M&Ms makes up. They then figure out how many of each color of M&Ms an average bag contains. There is an extra word problem and a place for students to write
Subjects:
Algebra, Word Problems
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Math Centers
$0.50
11
Digital Download PDF (0.54 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
I made these cards for our celebration of Shel Silverstein's birthday. We read the book Giraffe and a Half together and discussed rhyming words (for those just learning the skill we picked out the rhyming words on each page, for those practicing
Subjects:
Reading, EFL - ESL - ELD, Poetry
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Flash Cards, Games
$1.50
11
Digital Download PDF (1.00 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
Print, laminate, and cut cards. Place in center or give to students to match the 9 sets of rhyming words (be careful, there are two sets of three). Students can also use the recording sheet for their answers so you can check at your leisure. The
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Phonics
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
14
Digital Download PDF (0.78 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
Baseball is an American pastime but many of my ESL students are very unfamiliar with the game. Since they love reading about Amelia Bedelia I though they could identify with her confusion about the game. After reading Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia and
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Literacy Center Ideas, Posters
$1.50
16
Digital Download PDF (0.75 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
This activity helps students practice their a-b-c order skills by alphabetizing all the places Sam-I-Am wants his friend to eat green eggs and ham. Other important words from the book are included for a total of 18 words. There is also a recording
Subjects:
Spelling, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA)
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
15
Digital Download PDF (0.54 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
This activity practices 21 of the most common contractions by having students match the contraction ham with the words that form it egg. Give each student a set of green eggs and ham shapes. Students should then match the contraction ham with the
Subjects:
Spelling, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Activities, Printables, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
13
Digital Download PDF (0.38 MB)
By Tales of a Traveling Teacher
This product includes 2 sets of 24 word problems (48 total) for students to translate into algebraic expressions. The activity is played by printing, laminating, and cutting the cards on page two. Each student is then given a recording sheet (page
Subjects:
Algebra, Word Problems
Grades:
8th, 9th, 10th, 11th
Types:
Activities, Assessment, Math Centers
$1.50
10
Digital Download PDF (0.45 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching since 2000 and love what I do! Teaching ESL is something I'm passionate about and I love planning new lessons and activities to help my students learn. In the past I've taught all grades from K-adult but especially enjoy teaching beginning ESL students grades 3-8. This year I'll also be teaching EAP courses at a community college and am looking forward to teaching adults once again. Follow me on my blog or Facebook: http://travelingteachertales.weebly.com/ https://www.facebook.com/talesofatravelingteacher

MY TEACHING STYLE

When language is the problem you have to find other ways to communicate. My students are all very hands-on and I am too; we get bored easily and so things are always moving in my class.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In 2014 I was honored to be invited to join a team from Eastern Michigan University writing the K-12 curriculum for a school in China. I'm very excited about this opportunity and am already greatly enjoying the challenge. One of the things that I like the most is the fact that I get to challenge myself and contribute to a great cause but at the same time I am learning a lot from the more experienced team members. In 2015 I will be returning to China, this time as the lead developer/teacher-trainer on a team teaching Chinese English language teachers how to differentiate their EFL instruction through the use of active learning and workshop-based instructional strategies.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS: elementary education certification: ESL; MA ED TESOL; MA Curriculum & Instruction

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have literally traveled around the globe teaching and learning. Having been to 17 different countries on 5 continents (South America, I'm coming your way eventually!), I have had the great privilege of learning from many different people and cultures. It is a wealth of experience that I love to share with my students and having lived in other countries helps me identify with their struggles in coming to the USA for the first time. Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/talesofatravelingteacher Follow me on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/taletravelteach/

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