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341. WebMD: Understanding Back Pain

Activity Description

WebMD has an extensive library of information on diseases and diagnoses. It is written at a 6th to 10th grade level. An individual or group project to research a particular disease can lead to learning new medical vocabulary that will be helpful when talking to the doctor.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Intermediate High, Advanced
342. Wikipedia: Fantastic Places in the USA Assignment

Activity Description

In this activity, students will use the Internet to select or are assigned to find information about a fantastic place in the USA, such as a national park or monument, take notes, and create a visual aide (a Word document or PowerPoint with images).

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language, ABE: Adult Basic Education

Levels

Intermediate High, Advanced, Intermediate, High
343. WolframAlpha: Comparing Authentic Data

Activity Description

Use WolframAlpha to create graphical information that can be used for pre-reading activities, jigsaw speaking activities, grammar explanations and practice, and writing. Using the Example search (above) which compares three of the largest cities in America, teachers can present comparative and superlative adjectives with information about the three cities or use local cities (such as those shown in Example Document-Example Activities for Reading & Writing Using WolframAlpha, above); the information can also be used to create an information gap activity by deleting some information to create an A and B sheet which has different information missing so that students need to ask questions in pairs to fill in the missing information; or the chart and information can be used for grammar and writing practice (New York City has the largest population. Chicago has higher taxes than Los Angeles. Chicago has the highest elevation). Students will get practice reading and understanding charts and graphical information, calculating, and comparing and contrasting.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
344. Wonderopolis: When Does a Cut Need Stitches?

Activity Description

Use this online mini-lesson—which contains reading, vocabulary, listening, conversation, and more—with intermediate or advanced students when teaching about the topics of health, injuries, accidents, health care, and medical emergencies.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
345. Word It Out: Scrambled Word - Famous Quote or Proverb Word Cloud

Activity Description

Using the Web site Word It Out, students will create a word cloud from a famous quote or proverb. The site will scramble the words. Then, students will share their word clouds with classmates working to unscramble the quotes or proverbs.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN220124 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.