# Smartphones in Adult ESL Instruction: picture prompts and review

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This is a video that shows how adult ESL students use smart phones to take and share pictures. The teacher explains the variety of topics she uses the pictures for and students can be seen showing discussing the pictures.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

# Cause and Effect in Reading Passages

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This is a lesson that introduces students to cause and effect in reading passages. It also includes signal words that can assist students in identifying cause and effect. This is the introductory lesson. Extension activity (challenge) allows students to write their own cause and effect statements.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: Heather Turngren

# Comparing prices: Shopping for the Beginning Adult ESL learner

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Comparing sales ads for the Shopping Unit for Beginner Adult ESL learners. Using sales ads students will learn how to figure out sale prices, percentage discounts, and final cost of items. They will compare ads from advertisers, compare like items, and find the best price available. Students will learn how to make sentences using comparatives (and superlatives – for higher level ESL learners.)

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game, Interactive

Author: Orly Penny

# The Penny: ESOL Intermediate Reading Activity

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The purpose of this lesson is for High Intermediate to Advanced adult ESOL students to learn new vocabulary, practice reading, and hone their conversation skills while learning about the use of the penny in the United States.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Joanna Stratman

# Fahrenheit to Celcius Conversions for the Adult ESL Learner

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Adult ESL learners may not know the American measurement system. The United States is one of only five countries still using Fahrenheit to measure temperatures (see list below). Simplifying the conversion can help our learners make sense of local temperatures. The method below is “a reasonable approximation”, not an exact calculation.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Interactive, Lesson Plan

Author: Orly Penny

# ESOL Earth Day

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The purpose of this lesson is for students to practice and improve English conversation, writing, vocabulary, and reading through the lens of the Earth Day holiday (April 22nd). Also, students can brainstorm and share what we can do to preserve the Earth on a global or personal scale.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan

Author: Joanna Stratman

# Understanding suffixes

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This website has a fun short video and an interactive practice activity to teach and assess common suffixes. It is geared toward adults but would be appropriate for secondary as well.

Material Type: Lecture