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Tuesday, April 27th, 2004
8:35p - Journal 10 Session 14 Favorite Product/URL for ESL


Journal 10 Session 14  
Please post the following for by Monday and respond to a peer by Wednesday:

1 website address that is effective for ELL learning

Ex. www.teachfirst.com

1 Software Title that is effective for ELL learning
Provide as much information as you can regarding the age appropriateness, description of the software program, publisher, cost.

Ex. Jump Start for Kindergarten (K-2) This software provides early learning activities, and school readiness activities for students in K-2 classrooms. It can be purchased from Software ELT for $49.00

Response:

Sometimes our way of speaking gets in the way of the message. A case in point:

A priest and a pastor from the local churches are standing by the side of
the road, pounding a sign into the ground that reads:

The End is Near! Turn Yourself Around Now Before It's Too Late!

As a car speeds past them, the driver yells, "Leave us alone, you religious
nuts!"

From the curve they hear screeching tires and a big splash.

The pastor turns to the priest and asks, "Do you think the sign should just say 'Bridge Out’?"

I know you only asked for ONE web site and ONE URL, but that seems so scanty in comparison to all the neat things I’ve found this year.

When I was teaching English to the Polish men, the rest room fiasco was the most prominent. No matter how many words I taught them for it, they’d always manage to go somewhere using something else. So, I chose SIGNS as my foreign language site, gacked from Suzanne, the "read a book with me" gal*:

"The word "no" has always challenged me. That reverse psychology stuff worked great on me when I was a kid.
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Glenda, sorry I couldn’t post from home last night… the ISP was down when I got home.

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