Category Archives: high school
Here are some occupation flash cards. Occupations (jobs) are a topic that first comes up in my eighth grade textbook. Students are asked about their dream job, why they are interested in it, and what steps they can take towards … Continue reading
Every summer, several dozen students from my high school go to Adelaide, Australia, for a three-week study abroad session. In preparation, several teachers and I teach three Homestay English lessons to them. (There are several other prep sessions run by … Continue reading
Here’s a new package of Literature Done in English on Archive.org. Written by Douglas Perkins and Adam Pearson, last updated 2017-03-06. If you haven’t seen the book before, check out the PDF or ODT first.
When focusing on particular English sounds, a tongue twister can be a nice way to practice. If your class sees tongue twisters as a fun speaking challenge, add them to a lesson from time to time. Tongue twisters are by … Continue reading
Pairs of words that differ by only one sound are called minimal pairs. When students are learning a foreign language, some sounds don’t exist in their native languages, and these sounds can be difficult to say and hear. It’s a … Continue reading
I recently made some major revisions to Say What You Think. I wrote and used the textbook in 2014 and then went a few years without teaching 12th grade. The new school year’s course assignments just came out, and I’m … Continue reading