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Growing our language and writing with tigers!

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but just hadn’t got around to it before. I’m also preceded by Anna’s excellent description of her own experience in the Language Garden, so I have a lot to live up to. I’ve been using language plants with my classes...

The theft of a snowman – lesson plan

Credit for the idea for this lesson plan must go to Anna Musielak, in yet another example of Twitter to the rescue: Last night, I tweeted that, because my college had been closed due to snow, I had no idea what I was going to teach today. Luckily, Lika was on hand for...

My First Day At School – lesson plan

This is actually more an idea at the moment. Doing my best to jazz up a lesson on the UK education system with my evening students I found an interesting video. It’s a stop motion film of chalk writing and drawing on a black board of a poem by Roger McGough, My...