Here are a few lines to describe how I use BookBox. A few years ago, maybe in 2013, I discovered BookBox’s website by chance while I was looking on the net for resources for my students of Esperanto. I was very happy to find there were already 9 stories translated in Esperanto. The advantages of … More How I use BookBox!
Teaching Business English usually means solving real-life problems and dozens of case studies. The more customized, the better, and here comes not only your creativity but, first and foremost, the time you need to spend on tailoring a course book story to your students’ actual professions. Ironically enough, not having a lesson plan often brings … More No Lesson Plan is the Best Lesson Plan
Teaching new words can be difficult. It’s often hard to find fun ways to incorporate the new words into activities that will drill the new vocabulary into the students’ minds instead of memorizing a list. The Moon and the Cap is about a boy who loses a new cap up in the tree outside his bedroom window. … More Two Games to Memorize Vocabulary
Happy Earth Day Everyone! In honor of Mother Nature, we have a special blog post dedicated to teach recycling in your classroom with Tucket the Bucket! Enjoy: Are your students learning the importance of recycling or how we need to take care of our environment? Why not combine those studies with language learning? Show your students “Tucket the … More Recycle with Tucket the Bucket
Often, teaching hygiene is boring, lame or even gross! Whether your teaching your children to wash their hands after they use the bathroom or teaching pre-teens to shower regularly, discussing cleanliness can get awkward. In this lesson plan, we’re watching Bunty and Bubbly in English (US)! Luckily for you, Bunty and the Soap King … More Soap King Teaches Hygiene for World Health Day
You bought your child an iPad, or you’ve just received iPads for your classroom, and you and your child/students are ecstatic! What else is new? BookBox’s iPad app, Peter and The Greatest Treasure, with story-based spelling, matching, and vocabulary games! You may have seen The Greatest Treasure in English (US) on YouTube. Probably because it’s … More Teaching Through Adventures with Peter – an iPad App
Let’s face it – doesn’t matter how old your students are, for some reason past tenses make them either sick or scared. As much as there is no practical explanation for such a reaction (they are as much regular or irregular as the present ones), this mountain is easier to go around rather than to … More Too Much Noise About the Past – It’s Simple!
Recently a demonstration of the Bookbox “Turtle’s Flute” AniBook was done in a government primary school in Pondicherry. There were about 100 students present along with three teachers. How did the interaction go? CLASSROOM TALK We asked the large gathering of students whether they liked listening to stories. Almost everyone said ‘yes’ except for a few shy … More Reading Comprehension from Turtle’s Flute
An important part of reading skills is the ability to identify the problem faced by the main character and the solution given in the story. Yes, many stories have a problem and solution by the end of the story. But teaching how to identify them becomes much more fun when we have a lovable character … More Identifying the Problem and Solution with Sringeri Sriniwas