Welcome to English Raven, a web-based collection of resources, materials and teaching ideas for EFL/ESL that I have been building for more than 10 years now. With a focus on practicality as well as innovation, you're sure to find something here that will add that extra spark to your English language classroom!
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Educational Resources & Materials for Teachers of EFL/ESL to Young Learners and Teenagers
3000+ PAGES OF MATERIAL FOR TEACHERS!
Take a look at some of the tried and true English Raven "classics":
What's happening now in the Raven's Nest?
Spring cleaning with a major site revamp (tell me what you think!)
LEAP Speaking materials in the pipeline and due for release SOON!
Pondering the value of "bottled" digital lesson material over on the blog
Check out the new FREE ONLINE version of When? Who? What Where? complete with in-built audio recorder for students to practice!
Weather Flashcards - This flashcard set focuses on introducing basic weather coinciding with the four seasons - which are hinted at by way of different background colors. Weather in terms of relative "temperature" is also represented, as well as a small range of "neutral" weathers that could be considered likely across all seasons.
English Raven's "Little Readers" series of easy and very visual books for young children just beginning to read.
Jason made these with the help of his 4 yr-old son Jamie, who made suggestions for a lot of the main content!
World News for Kids
Leveled audio news + worksheets!
Phonics Starter &
Great resources for Phonics! Kidzfoniks consists of online guides and tips supporting Phonics Starter and Phonics Builder, 9 complete kits with 45 lessons and more than 140 pages of material. These kits come complete with thorough teacher's guides and a range of supporting supplements and activities.
Tools for Teachers!
English Raven has a variety of tips and templates to help you with general session planning, daily lesson planning, basic syllabus design, positive reinforcement and informal assessment measures, as well as making formalized EFL/ESL listening tests. Click here to find out more...
English Raven's Sentence
A special series of downloadable grammar development books made especially for Primary/ Elementary school aged students...
Patterns, puzzles, and discovery learning. Four separate books, 32 lessons and almost 300 pages of material! And students have no idea that it's "grammar"!
World Adventure Kids!
has arrived on English Raven!
Doctor Darkleaf is doing strange and dangerous things to the trees in the Amazon Rainforest - can you track him down?
Find the secret passage behind Pharaoh Sety's tomb, and be the first to discover an ancient Egyptian treasure!
Best of all, YOU are the hero in these reading adventures!
'ADVENTURE READING' is a reader-directed story approach. World Adventure Kids features subject-based learning embedded in an exciting and imaginative storyline.