Foundation Activities

Help your students understand management and assessment  in your EFL/ESL classroom with these foundation activities. Click on a link to preview the activity and get detailed instructions.

 

  • Advanced Assessment Rubric and Dialogue This activity is designed for advanced EFL/ESL learners. This activity helps students understand the process of assessment by the teacher by placing students in the role of the teacher. This activity also helps students understand and use a grading rubric to assess student performance in the classroom. I consider this material part of my foundation ...
  • Assessment Bingo Cards Foundation Activity These activities are designed to help EFL/ESL learners in the classroom understand the the use of performance and how teachers assess performance. This activity is designed for beginner to upper intermediate EFL students. However the content of this activity is appropriate for all levels of EFL/ELL learner. I consider this material part of my foundation ...
  • Curriculum Planner for Semesters Here are tools for teachers that can easily be adapted for classroom use. When possible I’ve included the .pdf for you to preview and a document file that you can download and personalize for classroom needs. This is a curriculum planner that will help you organize your Units into lesson plans and help you remember what ...
  • EPIK Spring 2012 First day of Class Are you teaching tomorrow? Are you worried about what to teach? Here are the lessons I teach on the first day of class.I keep mentioning these plans. As you get ready for your first classes, take a look at how I set myself up for success with these lessons. They are some of ...
  • Follow the Rules Foundation Activity These activities are designed to help EFL/ESL learners in the classroom understand the rules and appropriate behavior in the classroom. This activity is designed for advanced students. I consider this material part of my foundation collection, as understanding appropriate and acceptable behavior is an important foundation stone for any classroom. This activity provides students with ...
  • Good Bad Writing Sample Advanced Foundation This activity is designed for advanced EFL/ESL learners. This activity helps students understand the process of assessment by the teacher by placing students in the role of the teacher. This activity also helps students understand and use a grading rubric to assess student performance in the classroom. I consider this material part of my foundation collection, ...
  • Good Behavior Inductive Foundation Activity These activities are designed to help EFL/ESL learners in the classroom understand the rules and appropriate behavior in the classroom. This activity is designed for advanced EFL students. This is an excellent activity for high school and university level classes. While this activity is designed for ELL Learning, it is also affective as an introduction ...
  • Good Behavior Reading Dictation These activities are designed to help EFL/ESL learners in the classroom understand the rules and appropriate behavior in the classroom. This activity is designed at two levels. This can be used in leveled classes, or  differentiated in a single class. However this is appropriate for most levels of ELL learner where classroom behavior is a ...
  • May I Have… Requesting Card Game This is an activity designed for high beginner or intermediate EFL/ESL students to practice with vocabulary related to classroom items. This is presented in the form of a requesting style card game. These cards were originally designed with a backing print, however the cards do not need to be printed double sided (one side picture, ...
  • Schedule Organizer for Teachers Here are tools for teachers that can easily be adapted for classroom use. When possible I’ve included the .pdf for you to preview and a document file that you can download and personalize for  classroom needs. When teachers head into the first semester it is important to have a clear idea of what classes to teach, ...
  • School Rules Creative Thinking Mind Map This is a series of classroom activities designed to improve communication while developing creative thinking. Creative thinking techniques encourage students to think in new and interesting ways to solve problems and address a variety of situations. These creative thinking techniques can help your learners find new ways in which to use or review language. This activity is ...
  • Setting Goals Foundation Activity These activities are designed to help EFL/ESL learners in the classroom set language learning goals. This activity is designed for upper intermediate and advanced EFL students. I consider this material part of my foundation collection, having a clear learning goal is an  important foundation stone for any classroom with more advanced learners. This is a ...
  • Understanding Assessment Foundation Activity These activities are designed to help EFL/ESL learners in the classroom understand the process of assessment and how the student interactions in the classroom are scored. I consider this material part of my foundation collection, as understanding how the teacher uses assessment is an important foundation stone for any classroom. This activity asks students to ...
  • Understanding Classroom Behavior Cards Foundation Activity These activities are designed to help EFL/ESL learners in the classroom understand the rules and appropriate behavior in the classroom. This activity is designed for all level of EFL/ESL learner as it is based on the use of pictures. I consider this material part of my foundation collection, as understanding appropriate and acceptable behavior is ...