Abracadabra POP. This is magic. I will show you all the lessons you will need to teach ESL online to kids. I will be reviewing ESL grammar, sight words, word families, and reading.
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First, we will look at some ESL grammar points.
No sooner – than is a phrase that means “as soon as possible.” It’s often used in phrases like “no sooner than tomorrow” or “no sooner than tomorrow morning.” The phrase “no sooner” can also stand alone, meaning something happened right away. For example, you might say: I was so hungry after running the marathon; no sooner had I taken my first bite of a turkey sandwich when my stomach started to hurt.A simple article that shows you how to use neither nor. It provides you with both positive and negative sentences, to help you learn the use of neither nor.
- Neither the actor nor the singer was at the party.
- Neither Tom nor Lisa answered the phone
- Neither the father nor the mother is home right now.
- Neither she, nor he, objected to the change in schedule.
- Neither my friends nor I have had much time for fun since school started.
- Neither the meat nor the fish are very good.
- Neither they, nor we, have enough money to go on vacation this year.
- Neither students nor teachers will be able to use that classroom when they are finished painting it.
- Either you spend time with your family or you work hard.
- Either paint your front door a bright color or replace all your light bulbs with LED lights.
- Either he will get a discount or he won’t pay.
- Either our relationship will be better or it will end.
- Either we can eat in a restaurant or we can get take away food.
- Either they will order from us or buy from our competitor.
- Either I will stay home or I’ll go out.
- Either you do it now or you will regret it later.
- Either we make it better or we make it https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1cSyoIZYYLb0qF3Rm7TLbU08DQA4nZIZC/edit#slide=id.g634890fc1b_0_90
ESL Sight Word List
The list of sight words below is broken into groups. Each group consists of 10 words.
There are several lists available for teachers to use. But they are virtually identical as they are composed of words children most frequently use.
The list below covers 80 of the first sight words your child will need to know.
The trick is to ensure your child recognises the words in one group before starting another. But as I mentioned before, this doesn’t happen immediately. So don’t feel you need to put pressure on your child or you’ll switch off their desire to learn. If you’re helping them at home, keep it light.
At the end of this article I will explain how you can gently introduce some of these words to your child so they learn them without pressure.
Don’t be concerned if your child finds the list below too difficult at this stage. They may only manage the first group of words. Or they may not be ready for them at all. If that’s the case, wait for their teacher to guide you.
Reading Improves Vocabulary
Even as adults, when we read, we come across many new words we never really heard of. And we learn from this. As you read, you come across new words, phrases and writing styles.
This is even more so for young people. Children sometimes stumble over their words, not knowing how to pronounce them or what they mean. By reading, young people encounter new words more frequently and sometimes repetitively and therefore can see them better in their context. If you then pay attention to the pronunciation as a parent, these children will be better prepared for school.
Kids who are encouraged to read at an early age have better comprehension of things around them. They develop smart thinking abilities and are more receptive to creativity and ideas that other kids their age lack. As a result, they grow up to be a good deal more intelligent and aware of their surroundings than kids who don’t read.
The more you read, the more imaginative you become. Whenever you read a fiction book, it takes you to another world. In the new world, your imagination works at its best as you try to see things in your own mind.
Develops Critical Thinking Skills
One of the primary benefits of reading books is its ability to develop critical thinking skills. For example, reading a mystery novel sharpens your mind. What elements are there in a story to make this or that conclusion. Or if a book is non-fiction you will sometimes ask yourself if the author is right. Critical thinking skills are crucial when it comes to making important day to day decisions. Reading requires an individual to think and process information in a way that watching television can’t. The more you read, the deeper your understanding becomes about what you’re reading and its application.
Every time you read a book, you have to remember the setting of the book, the characters, their backgrounds, their history, their personalities, the sub-plots and so much more. As your brain learns to remember all this, your memory becomes better. What’s more, with every new memory you create, you create new pathways and this strengthens the existing ones.
Improves Results At School
Kids who indulge in reading books and learning new things do better at school. They are more creative, open to new ideas, and develop empathy for others. For instance, kids who read about heroes idolize them, kids who love reading anatomy books dream of becoming a doctor, etc. They learn to empathize with characters in the books and want to be like them. Not only that, they learn valuable life lessons such as helping others and being kind. Moral codes such as good things will be appreciated and evils punished take root in their minds too, as a result of which they learn to stay away from trouble.
Improves Analytical Skills
Figuring out how the story was going to end before finishing the book means you utilized your analytical skills. Reading allows your thinking skills to become more developed in the sense that you consider all aspects.
In a world where competition in every walk of life prevails, we need to build a child’s personality so as to have considerable confidence in themselves. Kids who lack confidence in their early stages often grow up to be shy, and at times suicidal, since they develop a victim mentality owing to the lack of confidence in their own self. They find it hard to face even the smallest of challenges life throws at them, instead simply giving up. Reading books sharpens many skills and all together they’ll build confidence.