Teaching Tools

Get some general teaching tools that can be modified to fit the needs of your busy classroom. Student comments, schedules, organizers, lesson plan templates, and more.

 

  • Beginner Listening and Spelling Test 1 This is a listening and spelling test designed for beginner level EFL/ESL learners. This is a simple test designed to test for comprehension of phonetic spelling of words and ability to listen for details and information. In this test an answer sheet is provided for all the students. A script is included for teachers. Teachers read ...
  • Beginner Listening and Spelling Test 2 This is a listening and spelling test designed for beginner level EFL/ESL learners. This is a simple test designed to test for comprehension of phonetic spelling of words and ability to listen for details and information. In this test an answer sheet is provided for all the students. A script is included for teachers. Teachers ...
  • Countdown Classroom Timer Sometimes it can be hard to keep students on track during team working times. I created this countdown timer. It can be set to start anywhere with a maximum countdown time of 10  minutes. This can be a great way to get students back on track towards the end of an activity or sessions. This is a ...
  • 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 ...
  • End of Semseter or Grading Period Comments 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. Often teachers are asked to give comments on student performance in the classroom. It can sometimes be difficult to ...
  • End of the Year Report Comments in English and Korean 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. Often teachers are asked to give comments on student performance in the classroom. It can sometimes be difficult to ...
  • High Beginner Spelling and Listening Test 1 This is a listening and spelling test designed for high beginner level EFL/ESL learners. This is a simple test designed to test for comprehension of phonetic spelling of words and ability to listen for details and information. In this test an answer sheet is provided for all the students. A script is included for teachers. ...
  • Late Poster 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 poster I would place on the bulletin board in my classroom to reminds students not to be ...
  • Likes and Dislikes English Battleship This is an activity designed for intermediate or upper-intermediate EFL/ESL students. This activity is constructed around a battleship style information gap. The game is played between two students. Each student chooses up to ten spaces on the board. Students use a Do you like/ Do you dislike.. question pattern to try to discover which ten ...
  • Mixed Speaking Test 3 with Rubric This a speaking test designed for use with high beginner through upper intermediate  EFL/ESL learners. This test includes a rubric page for teacher with instructions on how to administer the test. First show the picture to your students. Have the students describe the picture in as much detail as possible. Next, show the text to your ...
  • Mixed Speaking Test 4 with Rubric This a speaking test designed for use with high beginner through upper intermediate  EFL/ESL learners. This test includes a rubric page for teacher with instructions on how to administer the test. First show the picture to your students. Have the students describe the picture in as much detail as possible. Next, show the text to your ...
  • Mixed Speaking Test Picture and Text 1 with Rubric This a speaking test designed for use with high beginner through upper intermediate  EFL/ESL learners. This test includes a rubric page for teacher with instructions on how to administer the test. First show the picture to your students. Have the students describe the picture in as much detail as possible. Next, show the text to ...
  • Mixed Speaking Test Picture and Text 2 with Rubric This a speaking test designed for use with high beginner through upper intermediate  EFL/ESL learners. This test includes a rubric page for teacher with instructions on how to administer the test. First show the picture to your students. Have the students describe the picture in as much detail as possible. Next, show the text to ...
  • Narrative Writing Lesson Plan for Intermediate Learners This lesson plan with model texts is designed to help learners plan for and write the ending for a story based on writing prompt. This lesson begins with a board splash and uses reading process steps to analyze a model text to determine how language is used to make writing more interesting for learners. This writing ...
  • Particpation Rubric for Hetrogenous Classrooms 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 rubric designed to provide details on what a grading scale or score means based on certain ...
  • PPP Lesson Plan Template The Present, Practice, Production (PPP) lesson plan has three core parts. New language, such as grammar, pronunciation, or vocabulary, is given to students during the Present stage. In the second stage, Practice, students are then allowed to work with the new language they were just given. This can be accomplished in the form of individual, ...
  • Research Essay with Model Text Analysis Birthday Candles Here is another model text analysis worksheet designed for EFL/ESL students who are also working on developing writing skills. This process lesson looks at a short research based essay that presents information in a historical timeline perspective. In the essay learners begin to look at how to present information about changes in specific items over a ...
  • Rubric of Classroom Participation Standards 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 rubric designed to provide details on what a grading scale or score means based on certain ...
  • Rules Posters 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. Presenting the rules to students is extremely important. To help my students understand the rules, and remind students of ...
  • 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, ...
  • Speaking Rubric for Performance Assessment 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 rubric designed to provide guidance on test based speaking assessments. In this rubric the student, pair of students, ...
  • Speaking Story Test 1 with Rubric This a speaking test designed for use with elementary or beginning EFL/ESL learners. This test includes a rubric page for teacher with instructions on how to administer the test. Show the pictures to your students. Allow a moment for students to construct a story and then have the student tell the story. Listen and grade ...
  • Speaking Story Test 2 with Rubric This a speaking test designed for use with elementary or beginning EFL/ESL learners. This test includes a rubric page for teacher with instructions on how to administer the test. Show the pictures to your students. Allow a moment for students to construct a story and then have the student tell the story. Listen and grade ...
  • Speaking Test Text Based 1 with Rubric This a speaking test designed for use with elementary or beginner or high beginner EFL/ESL learners. This test includes a rubric page for teacher with instructions on how to administer the test. Show the text to your students. Allow a moment for students to read the text silently before speaking. Then have the students read ...
  • Speaking Test Text Based 2 with Rubric This a speaking test designed for use with elementary or beginner or high beginner EFL/ESL learners. This test includes a rubric page for teacher with instructions on how to administer the test. Show the text to your students. Allow a moment for students to read the text silently before speaking. Then have the students read ...
  • Student Behavior Modification Plan This is a contract for teachers, students and parents focused on working with students with difficult behavior patterns that effect learning for the student and distract the class. This plan requires teachers who work with the student in question in specific classes to grade the student based on classroom behavior before classroom learning. As students learn ...
  • The Original EPIK Lesson Plan Template Hello Teachers, Here is the lesson plan template used by EPIK and the Korean MOE since 2006 when I developed it for Korea. This lesson plan template is in doc format. It is designed around the PPP (Present, Practice, Produce) language teaching framework. It can be easily adapted to teach ESA (Engage Study Activate) PPU ...