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ESL: English as a Second Language

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281. Picture Stories for Adult ESL Health Literacy: A Doctor's Appointment

Activity Description

Use these Language Experience Approach stories and images to address topics that affect the health and well-being of students. They are great for lowest levels in ESL. Stories include the following:

  • Picture Story 1: Emergency
  • Picture Story 2: A Doctor's Appointment
  • Picture Story 3: Stressed Out!
  • Picture Story 4: What Should She Do?
  • Picture Story 5: Depressed
  • Picture Story 6: The Right Dose
  • Picture Story 7: What Happened to My Body?
  • Picture Story 8: Snack Attack

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning Literacy, Beginning Low, Beginning High
282. PIMPAMPUM Flickr Toys: Bookr Online Flipbook

Activity Description

Use the Bookr http://www.pimpampum.net/bookr tool of the site to make an online illustrated book using Flickr images.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced
283. Pixlr: Free Online Photo Editor

Activity Description

Pixlr is a powerful photo editor that is online and completely free. Edited images can be posted to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, or simply saved to your computer or online with its own Web address (URL). If students are adding images to an essay or flyer, they can have fun editing and enhancing the image with Pixlr.

There are three levels of Pixlr.

  • Pixlr Editor is a powerful image editing tool similar to Photoshop
  • Pixlr Express provides many borders, overlays, and effects that require no experience to use
  • Pixlr-o-matic offers easy borders and effects.

This lesson will focus on Pixlr-o-matic, but once your students master it, you will likely find them experimenting with Pixlr Express and Pixlr Editor.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Beginning Literacy, Beginning Low, Beginning High, Intermediate Low, Intermediate High, Advanced, All Levels
284. Pizzaz! Creative Writing and Storytelling Ideas: Email Chain Stories

Activity Description

Students use e-mail to write chain stories. Students co-author stories in three parts with a beginning, middle, and end.

Program Areas

ESL: English as a Second Language

Levels

Intermediate High, Advanced
285. Plimoth Plantation: Thanksgiving Interactive

Activity Description

Students use this Thanksgiving activity to read and hear about the first Thanksgiving and have the chance to "be the historian." Students can learn about the English used at the time of colonization by the Pilgrims compared to Modern English, the Wampanoag people, and the English colonists. The section titled "The Path to 1621" [www] provides the native people's points of view vs. colonists' on topics related to Thanksgiving and colonization.

With the "Share What You Have Discovered" [www] section, students can write about picture prompts with the option to print. Additionally, students can read and learn about journey of the Mayflower with an interactive map and timeline that shows the course from England to New England during Mayflower II, the 1957 reenactment of the 17th Century colonists' journey.

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.