Reading Activities (printable) made for the www.qela.qc.ca Website
Read a story to answer questions for a printable Book Report©Intermediate+. Keep a “log” of the books read. Use a copybook to write the title of the book, the date/s read and comments about the book. Repeat this activity after every book. *Students in a group setting can share their comments and talk about the books they have read.
Print the Comparison Chart© High Beginner+; it can be completed as a post reading activity. Differences and similarities between two books or subjects can be charted after reading. A finished comparison chart can also be used as a pre-writing activity.
Print the Reading Chart© High Beginner+; it is a familiar activity, which is used before, during and after reading. This activity helps set a purpose for reading.
Print and review the Reading Model© High Beginner+ to choose a reading strategy for use with your student. Choose a model based on the reason for reading and the level of difficulty of the reading material. You can use just one model or a combination for your reading activity.
Reading Activities taken from Internet Resources
Read stories on the Story of the Week Varying levels Website
A selection of classic short stories ranging in length from 1,500 to 7,000 words to build reading skills and help expand vocabulary. Choose from over 13 different stories written in upper-intermediate to advanced levels.
Short Stories High Intermediate+
These are short, famous texts in English from classic sources like the Bible or Shakespeare. Some texts have word definitions and explanations to help you. Some of these texts are written in an old style of English. Choose from 30 different stories and levels to build reading skills. English Classic Reading Selections High Beginner+
Writing Activities (printable) made for the www.qela.qc.ca Website
Basic Story Starters are designed to help with creative writing. There are four Basic Story Starters to choose from.Basic Story Starters can be used for both oral and written expression. Basic Story Starters© Beginner+ Refer to Using Story Starters© Beginner+
Alphabet Stories consist of two printable Activity Sheets. In the first, write a story following the order of the alphabet with the first sentence starting with the letter A, the second with B, and so on. In the second, choose a theme and write one sentence starting with each letter of the alphabet. Alphabet Stories© Intermediate+
In the Sentence Ideas printable Activity Sheets, add words to phrases to write a complete sentence.
Sentence Ideas© High Beginner+
In the Library Scavenger Hunt Activity sheet, write down answers to questions about your local library.
Library Scavenger Hunt© Beginner+
Writing Activities taken from Internet Resources
Note: The following activities are of the level Basic.
Alphabet and Capitalization: Did you know the English word “alphabet” comes from the Latin word “alphabetum”? The word “alphabetum” came from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet, “alpha” and “beta”.
ABC Order Lowercase Letters Upper and Lowercase Letters
More advanced writing, especially for term papers and essays, requires seeking an extra edge in the writing process. The following course written by Harvard-educated tutors, contains eleven lessons and many example papers. Each of the lessons will help with a different portion of the writing process.
Term Papers 101 Advanced
Word Keys Activities
Word Keys Activities (printable) made for the www.qela.qc.ca Website
Use a dictionary or picture dictionary to find words for different themes. Alphabet Themes© Beginner+
Use this activity sheet to make a fun “word chain” list of words. Use a dictionary to help find words to complete the activity sheet. Make your own chained word list. Look for patterns in words. Chained Words© Beginner
Word Cards: Refer to the Using Word Cards© Basic and Using Specific Word Cards© Basic resources to find fun and exciting ways to use the different word cards for this theme. Print the word cards to practice working with words.
Word Lists: Refer to the Using Word Lists© Basic resource. The Word Lists correspond to the Word Cards listed above. Use the Calendar and Number word list to work with calendar words (days of the week and months of the year) and/or number words to one hundred. Calendar and Number Word List© Basic
Word Keys Activities taken from Internet Resources
Listening Activities (printable) made for the www.qela.qc.ca Website
Use this dictation to become familiar with the proper spelling of basic words. Sight Words Dictation© Beginner+
Use this dictation to become familiar with the proper spelling of number words.
Number Words Dictations 1 & 2© Intermediate
Listening Activities taken from Internet Resources
Choose from these listening categories to develop listening skills.
After each activity ask and answer questions with a partner.
How to Hear English Everywhere Intermediate Weekly News Online Advanced
Speaking Activities (printable) made for the www.qela.qc.ca Website
This Activity Sheet lists some debate topics you can try in a debate discussion with a partner or in a small group. You can discuss the topic right away or research the subject first.
Basic Skills Discussion Ideas© Intermediate+
Speaking Activities taken from Internet Resources
Note: The following activities are for beginners and varying levels
Read tips about speaking skills and learn strategies to help practice and learn English. Speaking Skills Intermediate+
Interactive Activities created with the shareware Hot Potatoes for the www.qela.qc.ca Website
www.qela.qc.ca has no copyrights for them as they can also be used freely on Internet
Note: The following activities are of the level Intermediate
|Crossword Puzzle||Irregular Verbs|
|Fill-in-the-gap Activity||Can you Name the Nouns? Homonym Hunt Part 1 Homonym Hunt Part 2|
|Multiple-Choice Quiz||Quiz on Capitalization|
Interactive Activities taken from Internet Resources
Anagram Quiz Everyday Anagrams Advanced
Crossword Puzzles (level Intermediate except for Verbs #10, #11, #12, #13 – Advanced)
|English Vocabulary #1||English Vocabulary #2||English Vocabulary #3||English Vocabulary #4|
|English Vocabulary #5||English Vocabulary #6||English Vocabulary #7||English Vocabulary #8|
|English Vocabulary #9||English Vocabulary #10||English Vocabulary #11|
|Dictation Quiz||Useful Expressions Intermediate|
|ESL Activities||Daily page Intermediate English Second Language Activities Intermediate|
|Fill-in-the-gap Activities||Computer Assisted Writing Beginner Make your own Sentences Beginner|
Flash Hangman Games (level Beginner+ except for Grammar Study – Intermediate+)
|Descriptive Words (78)||Fairly Commonly Used Verbs (339)||Grammar Study (47)|
|High Frequency Words (292)||Most Common Words #1 (300)||Most Common Words #2 (300)|
|Most Common Words #3 (300)||Verbs (123)|
Flash Spelling Activities
|Common Words #1 Beginner+||Common Words #2 Beginner+||Common Words #3 Beginner+|
|Commonly Spoken Words Beginner+||Contractions Beginner+||Days of the Week Beginner+|
|Descriptive Words/Adjectives Intermediate+||Fairly Commonly-used VerbsBeginner+||Frequently Misspelled Words High Intermediate+|
|Grammar Study High Advanced||Homonyms Beginner+||Irregular Plurals of Nouns Intermediate+|
|Months of the Year Intermediate+||Numbers 0 to 10 Basic||Numbers 11 to 20 Beginner+|
|Numbers 30, 40., 100 and 1000Intermediate+||Verbs Beginner+||Words to Describe People Intermediate+|
Hidden Word Puzzle Activities
|Intransitive Verbs Beginner+||Number Words Beginner+|
Listen and Answer Quizzes
|English High Intermediate+||Learning to Learn Advanced||Weekly Activities High Intermediate+|
|Adjectives and AdverbsIntermediate+||English Verbs Intermediate+||Prefixes Advanced+||Opposites Beginner+|
|A, An, or Nothing Basic||Doing or To Do Beginner+|
|Read and Answer Activities||Typing Practice Beginner+ and varying levels|
|Unscramble-the-Sentences Activity||Questions Beginner+|
|Unscramble-the-Words Activity||Common 5-Letter Words Beginner+|
|Writing Activity||Penpals Club Varying levels|
|Word Study Practice||Flash Cards Beginner+|
Puzzle Activities (printable) made for the www.qela.qc.ca Website
Print the puzzle activity sheet to find and circle words from a list.
|Basic Sight Words Puzzle© Basic||Days of the Week Puzzle© Beginner+|
|Months of the year Puzzle© Beginner+||Number Words Puzzle© Beginner+|
Print the next puzzle activity sheet to find and circle words in the puzzle from a list and then try to find
the hidden message.
|Knowledge Puzzle© Intermediate+|