The Gaming Grammarian

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The Gaming Grammarian
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By The Gaming Grammarian
There never seems to be enough practice activities for synonyms and antonyms! Fortune Hunting is a unique game that is best played as a whole class but can be played in small groups. This bundle has two games that have some similarities to Wheel of
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
$5.00
$4.00
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
There never seems to be enough practice activities for antonyms! 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
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.4.5c, L.5.4c, CCRA.L.5
$2.50
Digital Download PPTX (1.45 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
There never seems to be enough practice activities for synonyms! 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
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
$2.50
Digital Download PPTX (1.25 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
Is there any such thing as too many practice activities for context clues? I think we can all agree on, “No!” as the answer to that question. While there are many activities available for practicing context clues, I find most of them are either too
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Reading Strategies
Grades:
7th, 10th, 12th, Adult Education
Types:
Activities, Centers
CCSS:
L.6.4, L.7.4a, L.8.4a, L.9-10.4a, L.11-12.4a, CCRA.L.4
$1.00
Digital Download PDF (0.35 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
Family relationship vocabulary can be very difficult to teach. The definitions are complicated and explaining the various relationships requires the very vocabulary you’re trying to teach. This bundle contains resources to practice different family
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Games
$13.50
$10.80
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
Family relationship vocabulary can be very difficult to teach. The definitions are complicated and explaining the various relationships requires the very vocabulary you’re trying to teach. Allow students to practice family relationship vocabulary
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.50
Digital Download PPTX (0.29 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
ESL students have a lot of vocabulary needs beyond school words. This bundle combines two different vocabulary sets and a Guess the Word PowerPoint game to review the terms from both sets.Rooms in a House Vocabulary SetThis file contains 12
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Games
$16.50
$13.20
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
ESL students have a lot of vocabulary needs beyond school words. Allow students to practice rooms in a house and household items vocabulary with this unique PowerPoint game. The game must be in Present mode to work, leaving it in edit mode will
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.50
Digital Download PPTX (1.55 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
This bundle contains 12 different animal category related vocabulary words along with various activities and worksheets to practice the terms. The included words are: warm blooded, cold blooded, mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish, bird, vertebrate,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Science, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Games
$9.00
$7.20
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
This game contains 12 different animal categorization related vocabulary words. The included words are: warm blooded, cold blooded, mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish, bird, vertebrate, invertebrate, insect, arachnid, extinct. Allow students to
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Science, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.00
Digital Download PPTX (0.23 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
This bundle contains 35 parts of the body terms along with various activities and worksheets to practice the terms. This activity set is perfect for beginning ESL students who need more vocabulary practice.Sort Cards: pgs. 3-9, The relationship card
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, ESL / ELL / EFL
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Games
$11.00
$8.80
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
Allow students to practice parts of the body 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 for one of 35
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.00
Digital Download PPTX (3.38 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
One year my middle school beginning English language learners were struggling greatly with reading. They all spoke languages with non-Latin based alphabets, and some couldn’t read in their first language either. After realizing that most of their
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.K.2d, L.1.2d, L.1.2e, L.2.2d, L.3.2e, L.3.2f
$18.00
$14.40
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
One year my middle school beginning English language learners were struggling greatly with reading. They all spoke languages with non-Latin based alphabets, and some couldn’t read in their first language either. After realizing that most of their
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.K.2d, L.1.2d, L.1.2e, L.2.1d, L.3.2e, L.3.2f
$18.00
$14.40
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
This unique PowerPoint game allows students to practice the vocabulary from my Phonics Based Vocabulary Acquisition Units 2 product, though it is not necessary to be using these units to play. The game must be in Present mode to work, leaving it in
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.K.2d, L.1.2d, L.1.2e, L.2.2d, L.3.2e, L.3.2f
$3.00
Digital Download PPTX (7.62 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
This unique PowerPoint game allows students to practice the vocabulary from my Phonics Based Vocabulary Acquisition Units 1 product, though it is not necessary to be using these units to play. The game must be in Present mode to work, leaving it in
Subjects:
Spelling, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
L.K.2d, L.1.2e, L.2.2d, L.3.2f
$3.00
Digital Download PPTX (5.60 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
This bundle contains 15 different ecology related vocabulary words along with various activities and worksheets to practice the terms. The included words are: ecology, food chain, producer, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, decomposer,
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Games
$9.00
$7.20
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
This game contains 15 different ecology related vocabulary words. The included words are: ecology, food chain, producer, consumer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, decomposer, ecosystem, parasite, predator, prey, symbiotic, energy, photosynthesis.
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.00
Digital Download PPTX (0.87 MB)
By The Gaming Grammarian
There is a lot of vocabulary involved in science! And who doesn't spend time talking about the weather? Combine these two things: a lot of vocabulary and a popular topic, and you have a nightmare for ELLs! This file contains 18 different weather
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$9.00
$7.20
Bundle
By The Gaming Grammarian
There is a lot of vocabulary involved in science! And who doesn't spend time talking about the weather? Combine these two things: a lot of vocabulary and a popular topic, and you have a nightmare for ELLs! Allow students to practice weather
Subjects:
Vocabulary, Earth Sciences, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Games
CCSS:
CCRA.L.6
$2.00
Digital Download PPTX (1.32 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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