Have you tried this week’s Spotlight lesson on Fruit? In this Word Bank lesson, your young learners will review and practice the English words for some of the most common types of fruit. After you try this lesson, you can review these words with an active vocabulary game that is often played in ESL classrooms. (more…)
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Word of the Year: Modals of Possibility Listening Activity
Are your students setting New Year’s goals this month? Why not challenge them to come up with a Word of the Year instead? You can use this month’s grammar target, Modals of Possibility, to talk about possibilities in the future that relate to the words your students choose.
Sprout English’s featured Fun Grammar Lesson on Modals of Possibility is a simple introduction to these common modals. After you use this ready-made lesson, try this follow-up listening activity. Then challenge your students to choose their own Word of the Year and practice using might, could, and may in relation to their words. (more…)
Zoo Animal Skit – So Long, Polar Bear
Are your students learning about animals? Here is an easy skit for your young learners to perform. Print the full-page flashcards from Sprout English’s Word Bank lesson on Zoo Animals. (more…)
Crafts for Teaching about Community Helpers
“Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
—Fred Rogers’s Mama
Have you tried Sprout English’s NEW Community Helpers Word Bank lesson? Young kids love pretending to be firefighters, police officers, and doctors. If you ask kids what they want to be when they grow up, they usually say one of the helpers! (more…)
A Fun Way to Introduce /ch/ and /sh/ to Kids
In the Spotlight this week, we are featuring the voiceless sound /ch/, which is difficult for many language learners who do not have /ch/ and /sh/ in their native language (e.g., Spanish or Thai). Fortunately, /ch/ and /sh/ are fun sounds for young kids to make, even though they may be difficult. (more…)
10 Ways to Use Your Sprout English Kid Accounts This Summer
Did You Know?
When teachers sign up for Sprout English, they automatically receive 30 free kid accounts! Kid accounts give students access to all of the great resources that teachers use in the classroom. This includes reading materials, games, puzzles, and more! If your child doesn’t have a free account, you can sign up for free and get 20 sample lessons.
If you’re a teacher who already uses Sprout English, download and print this Summer Letter to Parents to send home with your students this summer. Add your students’ names, passwords, and User IDs. (more…)
Using Emoji to Learn Feeling Adjectives
In the Spotlight this week, you’ll find a Photography Project all about feelings.
Your young learners will take or find photos of themselves expressing nine different emotions. Here are the nine feeling adjectives your learners will explore as they complete this project.
It’s Baseball Season – Simple Present Tense Listening Activity
Are your students as excited about spring training as I am? The Blue Jays had a fantastic season last year, and like many Canadians, I jumped on the baseball bandwagon.
Baseball is a great theme for English class, because many kids are familiar with this sport. At this time of year, kids love to play baseball and follow professional baseball. Why not teach them some related vocabulary while introducing or reviewing the Simple Present Tense?
Sprout English’s featured Baseball lesson is perfect for baseball season. After you use this ready-made lesson, try this follow-up listening activity recorded by a nine-year-old Canadian baseball player. Then challenge your students to write and record their own story about their own team or hobby. (more…)
Home Sweet Home: Listening & Speaking Activity for Reviewing Prepositions of Place
Have you tried Sprout English’s house-themed Word Bank lessons?
The Living Room
What about our Prepositions of Place and There Is / There Are lessons?
Try some of these lessons before you try this follow-up listening activity: Home Sweet Home. (more…)
Clowning Around in the ESL Classroom
Sprout English is all about having fun in the ESL classroom. In the Spotlight this month, we have a new Word Bank lesson about Sea Life and a fun Discovery Center lesson about Acrobatics. We also have a new Adverbs of Manner lesson in our Fun Grammar Lessons section that gives kids a chance to act out what they’ve learned.
These action-packed lessons inspired us to come up with even more ideas to get your students laughing and moving while they practice English. Here are 3 silly games to play along with this month’s featured Sprout English lessons. (more…)