The Gaming Grammarian

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The Gaming Grammarian
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Formerly Tales of a Traveling Teacher
 
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By The Gaming Grammarian
Academic vocabulary is very important and all teachers are being pressured to provide as much exposure to academic vocabulary terms as possible. These vocabulary activities were created to go along with National Geographic Cengage’s Inside
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.6.6, L.7.6, L.8.6, L.9-10.6, CCRA.L.6
$17.00
$13.60
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
Academic vocabulary is very important and all teachers are being pressured to provide as much exposure to academic vocabulary terms as possible. These vocabulary activities were created to go along with National Geographic Cengage’s Inside
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.6.6, L.7.6, L.8.6, L.9-10.6, CCRA.L.6
$8.50
$6.80
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
Academic vocabulary is very important and all teachers are being pressured to provide as much exposure to academic vocabulary terms as possible. These vocabulary activities were created to go along with National Geographic Cengage’s Inside
Subjects:
Vocal Music, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.6.6, L.7.6, L.8.6, L.9-10.6, CCRA.L.6
$8.50
$6.80
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
Academic vocabulary is very important and all teachers are being pressured to provide as much exposure to academic vocabulary terms as possible. These vocabulary activities were created to go along with National Geographic Cengage’s Inside
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.6.6, L.7.6, L.8.6, L.9-10.6, CCRA.L.6
$5.00
$4.00
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
Academic vocabulary is very important and all teachers are being pressured to provide as much exposure to academic vocabulary terms as possible. These vocabulary activities were created to go along with National Geographic Cengage’s Inside
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.6.6, L.7.6, L.8.6, L.9-10.6, CCRA.L.6
$2.50
Digital Download PPTX (0.45 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
Academic vocabulary is very important and all teachers are being pressured to provide as much exposure to academic vocabulary terms as possible. These vocabulary activities were created to go along with National Geographic Cengage’s Inside
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.6.6, L.7.6, L.8.6, L.9-10.6, CCRA.L.6
$2.50
Digital Download PPTX (0.39 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
Much like learning prefixes and suffixes, if students can get a good understanding of Greek and Latin roots, they can quickly expand their vocabulary. I sometimes explain base/root words as the center of the word, the thing that holds everything
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Centers
CCSS:
L.4.4b, L.5.4b, L.6.4b, L.7.4b, L.8.4b, CCRA.L.4
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.62 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
The English language learners in my classes master their number to 100, and even 1,000, fairly quickly but it takes a bit more practice to be able to easily read larger numbers. To help them practice, I made this game. The game is played similarly
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Math, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
2.NBT.A.3
$1.00
Digital Download ZIP (1.19 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
My students are always looking to improve their vocabulary and also have a tendency to overuse certain words a lot. For this reason, we spend a lot of time practicing synonyms. Synonym, Feud PowerPoint Game is a fun whole class game for students who
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.4.5c, L.5.5c, L.6.5c, L.7.5c, L.8.5c, L.9-10.5, L.11-12.5, CCRA.L.5
$3.00
Digital Download ZIP (0.40 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
While not technically homophones, then and than are close enough to cause a lot of problems for students. These 24 sentences give students the chance to practice distinguishing when to use then vs. than. My classes and I like to use the sentence
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Task Cards
CCSS:
CCRA.L.4
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (2.20 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
Collocations can be tricky for English language learners. I can't count the number of times I've heard a student say something that was accurate and grammatically correct, but since they didn't use the collocation it sounded incorrect (i.e.: quick
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
RI.6.4, RI.7.4, RI.8.4, RI.9-10.4, RI.11-12.4, CCRA.R.4
$3.00
Digital Download ZIP (0.40 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
Idioms are a lot of fun to teach and learn. The problem, especially for English language learners, is there are so many idioms to master! Idiom Feud PowerPoint Game is a fun whole class game for students who already have some
Subjects:
English Language Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5, L.8.5, L.9-10.5, L.11-12.5, CCRA.L.5
$3.00
Digital Download ZIP (0.41 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
Idioms are a lot of fun to teach and learn. The problem, especially for English language learners, is there are so many idioms to master! Fortune Hunting is a unique game that is best played as a whole class but can be played in small groups. The
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.4.5, L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5, L.8.5, L.9-10.5, L.11-12.5
$3.00
Digital Download PPTX (1.90 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
Deciding which article to use, a or an, is something my beginning English language learners struggle to master. These noun cards are perfect because they allow us to play a variety of different games for practice. The images on each card also help
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.1.1h, CCRA.L.1
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (5.80 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
Fortune Hunting is a unique game that is best played as a whole class but can be played in small groups. The game has some similarities to Wheel of Fortune. This particular version has 20 different inspirational quotes and is perfect for back to
Subjects:
Other, Back to School, Social Emotional Learning
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Games
$3.00
Digital Download PPTX (0.42 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
This bundle contains various activities and worksheets to practice 24 different school supply names. Included terms are: backpack/book bag, book, pencil, pen, paper/notebook, glue/glue stick, scissors, binder, marker, crayon, highlighter,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Centers
$9.00
$7.20
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
Allow students to practice school supply vocabulary with this unique PowerPoint game. The game must be in Present mode to work, leaving it in edit mode will reveal all of the answers. On each slide, students are shown a picture of a common school
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Centers
$2.00
Digital Download PPTX (1.17 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
This practice pack contains various activities and worksheets to practice 24 different school supply names. Included terms are: backpack/book bag, book, pencil, pen, paper/notebook, glue/glue stick, scissors, binder, marker, crayon, highlighter,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Centers
$7.00
Digital Download ZIP (8.25 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
This bundle contains various activities and worksheets to practice 24 different clothing item names. Included terms are: shirt, pants, socks, skirt, shorts, blouse, dress, tie, shoes, sweatshirt, sweater, suit, hat, gloves, scarf, boots, sandals,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Games
$9.00
$7.20
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
Allow students to practice clothing vocabulary with this unique PowerPoint game. The game must be in Present mode to work, leaving it in edit mode will reveal all of the answers. On each slide, students are shown a picture of a common piece of
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games, Centers
$2.00
Digital Download PPTX (1.18 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. Awhile back I gave up teaching middle school for the flexibility of adjunct teaching for a community college. I still love teaching my language learners of all levels, they're just a little older now. ;)

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 returned 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 (K-12); Language Arts (K-8) MA ED TESOL; MA Curriculum and 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 my blog for extra tips! https://thegaminggrammarian.com/ Follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grammargames Follow me on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/gaminggrammarian/

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