Thursday, May 14, 2015

Free Clip Art for Teachers: Wild Animals


When working on animation videos for my ESL Youtube channel, my husband creates multiple illustrations. I think it’s a good idea to share these images as clip art for teachers to help my colleagues from all over the world make their English lessons more exciting for kids.


Last time my husband created a set of illustration was when he was creating the “I Can” song for which he needed to draw wild animals. So below you can find pictures of wild animals he created. You can use these royalty free images as you wish for your lessons. They can be used to make flashcards or other printable stuff. Enjoy!

giraffe clip art for teachers
Giraffe

kangaroo clip art for teachers
Kangaroo

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Clothing Song for Kids

I've decided to cooperate with another ESL teacher living in my city to expend the creative mind involved in my teaching activities and share new ideas with the English teachers' community. Her name is Julia Hetman and this post introduces her first contribution to my blog and YouTube channel. She has written lyrics for my new children's song. This song is about clothing and can be used for corresponding English lessons covering the clothes vocabulary. The lyrics are also good to teach the Present Continuous (Progressive) tense to as little kids as preschoolers if not toddlers. I asked Julia to write an article giving ESL teachers an idea on how the song can be used. So here is her article.



This information is meant for educators and parents who are constantly seeking new ways to make English classes more exciting and productive for children.

This article has to do with the Present Continuous tense, which is one of the most widespread and frequently used grammar tenses.

The rhymes given below can well illustrate the essence of the Present Continuous, which serves to describe the action happening at or around the time of speaking:
Tom is playing,
Fred is eating.
Nick is writing,
Bob is sleeping.
The sun is shining
And I am smiling.

‘Where are you going, my little cat?’-
‘I’m going to town, to buy me a hat.’-
‘What? A cat in a hat? A hat for a cat?
Who ever saw a cat in a hat?’

Young learners often confuse the usage of the auxiliaries is, am and are, though. I have written lyrics of a simple clothing song containing lots of repetitions which will help youngsters learn how to make questions and answer them in the affirmative.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Letter C Song. Cat Song for Kids Learning ABC

Here is another song I have created to introduce the English alphabet to kids. This one is about a cute red cat. So it can be used to learn the letter C with children. I’ve made the song really simple even for preschoolers.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Phonics Flashcards (Long I Vowel)

I continue sharing with you my long sound phonics flashcards and today my post is dedicated to the long sound [ai]. This set consists of 16 cards.

Cards №№ 93-101 include such phonograms as: -ice, -ide, -ike, -ime, -ine, -ive, -ild, -ind, -igh-. Cards №№ 102-104 present the words where the letter Ii gives this sound, while cards №№ 105-106 show the same sound in the words with the letter Yy. Cards 107-108 present such phonograms as ie, ui.

phonics flashcards long i sound
Phonics flashcard: long i [ai] sound