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26
AUG
2019

Explore Icebreakers Together in Your English Class

Sometimes simple, flexible questions can create compelling conversations. How can we integrate more icebreakers into our English lesson plans?
23
AUG
2019

Now Available: Creating Compelling Conversations Activity Sampler

Are you looking for free, fun and communicative activities to try in your English classes this fall? Check out our free activity sampler from Creating Compelling Conversations!
17
JUL
2019

Embracing Change and Concluding Summer English Classes

Class bookends, both beginnings and endings, deserve special attention. Here's a look at how I've concluded many satisfying summer English classes.
13
JUL
2019

Creating Top Ten Lists Leads to Lively English Classroom Discussions

List making helps English students improve their paraphrasing and organizational skills. What topics will your class explore?
11
JUL
2019

Exploring Personal Philosophies with ‘This I Believe’

What are your core beliefs? This classroom activity allows English learners to improve their listening skills while exploring their own personal philosophy.
03
JUL
2019

The Benefits of Discussing Quotations in the English Classroom

Quotations provide insight and perspective on a variety of topics, past and present. How can this carry over into English classroom discussions?
28
JUN
2019

Creating Compelling Conversations Units Now on Teachers Pay Teachers!

Lessons from Creating Compelling Conversations are now available on our TPT store. What compelling conversations will you create with your English students this summer?
28
JUL
2016
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Using Photogaphy as an English Conversation Topic

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what are they? How can we use photographs as a conversation tool in our English classrooms?