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Listening and reading news in level

Listening and reading  news in level is a good way to help your students to improve their english. It is a great page with more than 2,000 world news .

Listening and reading news in level allow your students  to improve their English naturally and fast. All the articles are short and  use words which are used in English often. Each article is written in 3 levelsLevel 1 has the 1000 most important words. Level 2 has the 2000 most important words. Level 3 has the 3000 most important words.

If your students could  read and listen to two articles every day, their  reading and listening skills can improve fast.

Listening and reading news in level is a free  site  both for students and teachers. It  is also a great resource for English teachers who would like to discuss current world issues in the class.

But.. there are more things apart from reading and listening with news in level:

You have also people in levels  where you can meet the stories of people learning English.

Listening and reading english having fun with jokes in levels.

ROBINSON CRUSOE

An audio book written for level 2 and 3

Learning english with songs is also a good way to teach english.

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Teaching kids to sew

 

 Teaching kids to sew it’s a great idea. A fun way to reduce children’s technology usage. Just simple! Teach your kids to make their own  toys based on drawings using  and easy simple methods. Even a four-year-old can do it! Teach your kids have fun by learning how to sew…. just only… ¡teach your kids and have  fun!

This is Mrs Angela Lee’s  contribution to this page, based on one of her art club  for elementary students mother’s idea. 

Thank you both of you!   So,you will find some good ideas in the different sections below.

Click on the below tab you are interested.

“…are you looking to teaching kids to sew? If yes, we have brought together some great little sewing projects for kids” This is how Maggy starts giving us ideas  that children between the ages of 3yrs and 8yrs old can  make by themselves.

She shares her many  great craft ideas apart from her tips on her teaching tips 

 

Little felt heart ornaments that also work really well as “ heart keyrings.

 

 Felt button star ornaments  that children can make  as a present. 

A very  cute Monster Purse DIY!

an adorable Felt heart mobile for kids to sew – or make the hearts as little ornaments/ book bag charms or key chains.

 Fabric petal flower (intermediate child sewer). Technically it isn’t that much harder, but may require a little more finger strength as you need to push the needle through several layers of fabric.

 Turned the felt bunnies into a Felt Bunny Brooch – an adorable little Easter Craft or gift that kids can make!

She has many other ideas as she shows in  these Christmas Sewing Projects for Kids too!

 

THANK YOU MAGGY!

 In this page of teaching kids to sew I have found these ideas  from Amy Friend of During Quiettime

in her page gives us these free 5 easy tips  to teach a child to sew 

Maybe this is not a page mainly for teaching kids how to sew, but perhaps you can discover that your child is interested in learning how to sew with mom

From this page   you can discover that learning to sew can be an exciting process. It’s important to master the functions and features of a sewing machine when you want to begin sewing. Once you know how to operate your sewing machine, you can begin learning basic skills.Little by little you can advance to more difficult projects.

 Here you have some ideas

 

Preparation to Sew (PDF)  Learn about the steps about fabric and pattern preparation

How to Sew a Button on a Shirt Easy guide to fix loose or detached buttons.

Sewing With Nancy  Watch videos from this TV series to learn tips and tricks for your sewing projects.

Sewing Overview (PDF) Simple and basic projects sewing guide:travel kit or a tissue holder 

Magical Pillowcase Tutorial (PDF)  Simple project: a pillowcase

Teach Yourself to Sew: Patterns 101 Video to understand and use a sewing pattern.

How to Read a Sewing Pattern (PDF) A guide to learn more about how to use a sewing pattern.

Jean Pocket Purse (PDF) Jean pocket purse from an old pair of jeans. 

Easy-to-Sew Pillows   How to make your own colorful pillows to brighten up a room.

Sewing Machine Safety (PDF) Sewing machine safety guidelines.

Making a Sock Monster   With a pair of socks and some basic sewing supplies.

Sewing Synthetic Suedes  Tips when you work with synthetic suede to ensure that your finished result is correct.

Tips and Techniques: PressingPressing with an iron  to ensure sewing success.

Sewing With Micro-Fibers   Micro-fiber fabric  guidelines for a positive finished result.

Designer Pillowcase (PDF) easy-to-follow instructions.

Creative Kindness Hats to Wear and Share (PDF)  Instruction sheet for different patterns  and attractive hats. Many of them suitable for beginners.

Enlarge a Pattern (PDF)Instructions for making a pattern larger.

How to Sew Simple Cloth Dinner Napkins  Instructions to make a classy accent for your next dinner party.

Sewing Machine Buying Tips  e Tips to help you explore various sewing machines to choose the best one. 

Thread Essentials (PDF) To ensure a successful project, choose thread in the correct weight and finish.

Men’s Day-to-Day Sewing Tips: Survival Guide   Men can enjoy this hobby, too and may also need sewing skills to perform simple repairs in clothing.

Teach Yourself to Sew: Sewing for Beginners Video Series Learning how to thread your sewing machine as one of the first skills to sew.

Working With Knits  Sewing knits can present some special challenges due to the stretchiness of the fabric.

Easy Sewing Projects  Martha Stewart presents some simple sewing projects for people learning how to sew.

How We Tested: Sewing Machines Good Housekeeping tested several sewing machines. Explore the results of this test to help you choose a sewing machine.

Travel Companion Neck Pillow (PDF) You can sew your own travel neck pillow for your flights.

Sewing Basics (PDF)  Guide provides  with instructions for using a sewing machine, purchasing materials, and performing basic sewing processes.

Stuffed Menswear Bunny   Make an adorable stuffed bunny from used men’s clothing .

Guide to Sewing Hems (PDF) Guide to learn various ways to sew hems.

Notions Guide  Notions you will need about  needles, needle threaders, pins, seam rippers, thimbles, scissors, and more.

In this video tutorial you can learn how to sew an adorable, easy fabric purse with a jeweled flower embellishment. It is also  sharing the  tips on how to teach kids to sew !

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reading comprehension on line

Reading comprehension on line to improve your english and to teach. In mrnussbaum.com you will find out very interesting reading comprehension with activities on line apart from many other resources based in different school subjetcs. This webpage includes many  with games also  as it is shown below.

The reading comprehensions are organised in 5 different grades: 

Grades 1 and 2

Grades 3 and up

Grades  4 and up 

Grades 5+

What it’s very interesting indeed is that   in grades 1 and 2 you also have the audio.

Of course, you have also questions on line related with the reading.

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Learning english with audio books

Learning english with audiobooks

Learning english with audio books is a great technique to improve and learn english.

Lit2go is a great destination for audio and video learning. It contains over 50.000 educational audio books, podcast and videos. You have more than 160 titles.

How does this page work?

As an example I have chosen Oliver Twist

1.Choose your title from the collection and click on it.

4. And… here you are!

 

2. Go to: ” get this free title from”

 

 

3. As many books are divided in chapter, choose yours

There many more things apart  for literature as it is shown.

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28 boring words & what to use instead

Alternative to 28 boring words

Words like new, next, things, feel, seem, best, young, just, almost, right, old, long, other, important, sad, happy, good, bad, like, nice, only, real, sweet, funny, little, bit, pretty or smart.

Are you bored of using the same common words? Here you have these 28 boring words: alternatives to make your speech more varied and exciting

 

Alternative to 28 boring words

In this infographic there are a selected  number of alternatives that you can use instead and that help you to make your speech and writing more varied and exciting.

 

Change your 28 boring words for new ones. Many people use the same words again and again. So, you can change a little bit.

You have only to change  28  boring words like new, next, things, feel, seem, best, young, just, almost, right, old, long, other, important, sad, happy, good, bad, like, nice, only, real, sweet, funny, little, bit, pretty or smart into new ones.

As a result, your writing and speech, will improve.

 

This infographic with 28 boring words has gently shared by 

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Free PPT’s templates- revise and play

 

 

This is a very useful blog created by an english language teacher in Japan that offers a great collection of free power points, excel and word  templates .

They are useful games to learn, and play.

Here you will find ONLY the templates  and tutorials for help so that you could  use them  in a personal way .

A great and fun way to teach, of course.

And this is my contribution with the game I have created with one of the free templates from tekhnologic:  jeopardy.It revises some vocabulary and grammar: present perfect, present simple and order order of adjectives…

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II Plan de atención a la diversidad en Castilla y León

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DK SCIENCES FIND OUT!

GREAT EDUCATIONAL web  to search, learn, and explore information on a safe and secure site. Perfect for help with homework or in class. Highly  and perfect visual content that covers all curriculum subjects !

Quizzes, videos and animations to engage and fascinate any child.

 

Below, more explanations and links about this page that is divided into several sections. 

(click on each tab) 

ANIMALS AND NATURE 

The animal kingdom,     food chains,     cats,    dogs,    amphibians, mammals,    insects,    reptiles,    birds,    centipedes and millipedes,    fish,    plants,    invertebrates,    habitats and ecosystems,    primates,     whales dolphins and porpoises,    sponges,    aardvark,    anteaters and sloths,    arachnids,    armadillos,    badgers,    bats,    bears,    camels,    cattle,    crustaceans,    deer,    domesticated animals,    earthworms and leeches,    elephants,    giraffes,    hippopotamuses,    horses,    hyenas,    insect-eaters,    jellyfish corals and anemones,    mushrooms,    nocturnal animals,    otters,    pet care,    pigs,    plankton,    plant care,    rabbits and hares,    raccoons,     red pandas,    rhinoceroses,    rodents,    seals lions and walruses,    squids snails and shellfish,    starfish sea urchins and sea cucumbers,    weasels,    what is a living thing?

COMPUTER CODING

How do I start coding?,    programming languages,    scratch sprites,    scratch windows,     what is coding?,     what is the internet?,     What is Python?,    What is scratch?,    What is the wide world web?

DINOSAURS AND PREHISTORIC LIFE

Dinosaurs,     the first animals,     Cambrian explosion,     fossils,     prehistoric amphibians,    prehistoric fish,    prehistoric invertebrates,    prehistoric mammals,     prehistoric reptiles

 EARTH

Caves,     Coasts,     Continents,     crystals and gems,     deserts,     earthquakes,     glaciers,     landmarks of the world,     meteorite impacts,     mountains,     oceans and seas,     rivers, rock cycle,     rocks and minerals,     seasons,     structure of the Earth,    tectonic plates,     volcanoes,     water cycle,    weather

ENGLISH

Adjectives,     antonyms,      nouns,     parts of the speech,     punctuation,    synonyms,     verbs

HISTORY

Stone age,      bronze age,      iron age,     ancient Egypt,    world war I,     world war II,     Vikings,     Aztecs,     Incas,     Mayans,     ancient Greeks,     seven wonders of the world,     castles,     kings and queens,     black death,     Celts,     Tudors,     Victorian Britain,     explorers,     ancient Rome,     Mesopotamia,     Indus valley and civilization,     Mughals,     Modern India,     ancient China, the Napoleonic wars,     the Titanic,     fashion,     Guy Fawques and the gunpowder plot,     Anglo-Saxons,     Ellis-island,     great fire of London,     Maori,     Native Americans,    Nelson Mandela and apartheid,     Normans,     Pirates,     Presidents of United States,     slave trade,    spies,    the American West,    US Civil Rights,

HUMAN BODY 

Body defences,    brain and nerves,    digestion,    heart and blood,     keeping healthy,     life cycle,    lungs and breathing,     muscles, the senses,     skeleton and bones,    your amazing body ,   your water works,

MATHS

Adding and subtracting,     averages,     coordinates,     fractions,     geometry,     numbers,     prime numbers,     times tables,

MUSIC ARTS AND LITERACY 

Musical instruments,     poetry,     Shakespeare’s globe,     types of music,

SCIENCES 

Amazing inventions,      electricity,      energy,     famous scientists,     forces and motion,     heat,     light,    magnets, materials,     microscopes,      simple machines,    solids liquids and gases,     sound,

SPACE

Constellations,     life in space,     moon landscapes,     observing space,     the Solar System,    the space race,     the space shuttle,     Sun and Galaxies,

SPORTS

American football,     athletics,      baseball,     basketball,     cricket,     cycling,     football,    golf,    gymnastic,     hockey,     horse riding,    ice hockey,    lacrosse,     skateboarding,      skiing,     snowboarding,     swimming,     tennis,

TRANSPORT

History of aircraft,     history of cars,     history of tractors,     history of trains,

MORE FIND OUT 

Braille,     festivals and holidays,     special events,    what does a politician do?,    What is dyslexia? ,    what is a refugee?

AND MORE EXCITING EXTRAS TO DISCOVER :

About 80 short, fascinating and interesting videos with real facts.

Here there is a video as example: 

If you are interested, there is also a selection of some of the reference books, apps, and educational resources published by DK that you can buy. 

More than 150 quizzes to check your children acknowledgment

Many interesting facts to be discovered

It is also worth in this page their lovely and clear images. Here you have an  example:

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Biology Colouring Pages & Worksheets

Many interesting activities in this site for your children to learn that can be an incredible source of new material. 

Let’s discover each one better…………………..

 Let’s discover each one better:

COLOURING PAGES &WORKSHEETS

A way to have fun coloring while learning about the living world:

Anatomy

Animals

Birds

Cells

Insects

Insects animals

Plants

Ugly bugs

GAMES & SIMULATIONS

Sometimes the best way to learn biology is by playing a game or using a simulation.  Here a list from the current collection of fun biology games. 

Bee dance game

Beetle dissection tool

Bone anatomy viewer

Cell viewer and game

Doctor Know

Lizard Island

Monster Maker

Latch & Catch

Peppered moths

Sciences detectives:Training room scape

Skeleton viewer

Venom

QUIZZES

The biology quizzes are based on  Ask A Biologist articles. You might want to read the article first, or if you feel up to the challenge, give them a try before reading each article.

 The quizzes also require JavaScript running on your browser.

LISTEN & WATCH

Biology Podcast and Videos

From the Ask A Biologist website you can listen to them in their popular biology podcast show. Dr. Biology has been speaking with many of the biologists that are discovering new worlds and exploring new frontiers in biology. There are over 80 episodes and they will add  more interviews. Each show includes a full written transcript and content log.

PUZZLES

All of them are based based on the articles at the Ask A Biologist site.

The first number is the word search puzzle

The second one is the crossword

A Nervous Journey 43 KB 42 KB
An Invisible Watery World 45 KB 55 KB
Ant Farm 41 KB 28 KB
Ants 89 KB 82 KB
Bats 36 KB 28 KB
Big Bad Beetles 52 KB 41 KB
Birds and Their Songs 39 KB 37 KB
Building Blocks of Life 87 KB 94 KB
Cloning Ewe 54 KB 48 KB
Collecting Ants 34 KB 32 KB
Crazy Climate and Wacky Weather 168 KB 97 KB
Darwin and Mendel’s Afternoon Tea 43 KB 31 KB
Desert Diggers 49 KB 47 KB
Desert Fruits Rock! 120 KB 117 KB
Face to Face with Ants 41 KB 39 KB
Feather Biology 32 KB 24 KB
He Ain’t Tasty He’s My Brother 61 KB 33 KB
How Do Beetles Reproduce? 48 KB
How to Find What You Need on the Internet 96 KB
I Spy an Ecosystem 42 KB 29 KB
Linnaeus and the World of Taxonomy 42 KB 31 KB
Making Life Crystal Clear 49 KB 43 KB
Making the List 53 KB 46 KB
Metamorphosis – Nature’s Ultimate Transformer 100 KB 93 KB
Mighty Morphing Tree Lizards 62 KB 46 KB
Migrating Monarchs 28 KB 19 KB
Mite Mighty Foe to ‘Killer’ Bees in State 66 KB
Nature’s Medicine 34 KB 28 KB
Not So Scary Scorpions 73 KB 45 KB
Perfect Python Parenting 84 KB 37 KB
Pollen – Nature’s Tiny Clues 40 KB 30 KB
Sea Urchins Do Research 38 KB
Secrets of a Superorganism 34 KB 38 KB
Seeing Color 82 KB 72 KB
Solving a Genetic Mystery 85 KB 117 KB
Sonoran CSI 55 KB 54 KB
Spaced Out Physiology 96 KB 112 KB
The Tale of the Two Headed Lampropeltis getulus californiae 47 KB 32 KB
Time Traveling Plants 78 KB
True Bugs 41 KB 35 KB
Wastewater: Nature’s Power Drink? 35 KB
Where In The World Is Kazakhstan? 93 KB
Why Are English Sailors Called Limeys? 57 KB 1 KB
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RADIO GARDEN

In this web you can listen to the radio anywhere in the world. In the link there’s a globe similar to the one in Google Earth with a lot of green dots. Each dot is a local radio station. When you click on it you can listen to that radio station. It’s very useful to listen to real English.

ATTENTION!!!  BE PATIENT  because It can take a couple of minutes to finish the connection. You will see how the Earth becomes smaller and smaller till you can see all those green dots.

Here I leave one of my favourites (click here or on the image).

It’s Share Radio (London) 

A  good idea is to  listen to the radio at the same time you are looking for something or even working in your computer. It can help a lot!

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