A Useful Tool for Busy ESL Teachers
Printable English grammar lessons are a good solution for busy English
as a Second Language (ESL) teachers and tutors.
Click Here for Step-by-Step Rules, Stories and Exercises to Practice All English Tenses
Advantages of printable lessons
One of the advantages of using printable lessons is that students can
work on them by themselves when they have free time; the teacher does
not have to be present.
Teachers can also use printable worksheets to reinforce the last lesson
and help students go over the details until they remember everything
and know the lesson very well.
Finding printable lessons
You can find free printable lessons to download in many places on the
internet. There are websites for both English teachers and English
learners with free printable worksheets for English grammar.
download lessons on punctuation, parts of speech, correct English
sentence structure, vocabulary, and spelling, just to name a few.
For example, Using English
has many printable worksheets, and this resource is absolutely free.
On the paid side, you have high quality resources such as One Stop English
and ESL Library
Qualities of great printable lessons and worksheets
However, just because a printable lesson is free does not mean that it is
Before you download or buy a worksheet, make sure it is of good quality.
Here are some of the qualities to look for in a great printable English
- A great worksheet should start with an example
question and answer. This way, both you and your student will know
exactly what the author meant by a question and how to answer correctly.
- A great printable worksheet should stick to one
subject, especially for beginning English learners.
For example, a
punctuation worksheet that covers only periods is better than one that
contains periods, question marks, and exclamation points.
always find new, more difficult worksheets to add as your students'
- A printable lesson will usually have about eight
to ten questions.
Having too few questions will not let you know for
certain how well your student knows the subject.
Having too many
questions might confuse your student or make your student get bored
with the subject.
- The lesson should not be too easy or too
difficult for your student.
Again, if the lesson is too easy, your
student might be bored.
If it is too difficult, your student might
become confused or discouraged.
- A great printable lesson should look attractive,
especially if your students are very young.
Drawings that students can
view and even color are a great way to make learning English more fun.
- Last, a great printable worksheet should have a teachers'
guide or answer key that lists the correct answers, and explains why each
answer is correct.
If there is more than one correct answer, the key
should list all of the correct answers. It should also tell why each
answer is correct.
Using quality printable English grammar lessons can make a world of difference to your students and yourself.
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