5 Summary

Your English textbook is central to your classroom teaching, but using other resources creatively can motivate students to speak and write more in English as they relate to familiar contemporary events happening outside your classroom. Pictures, news stories and television shows can all be used as prompts for meaningful speaking and writing activities in your English classroom. These resources do not need to be expensive or even necessarily all in English, and most of them are probably available in your community.

Other Secondary English teacher development units on this topic are:

  • Local resources for teaching English.
  • English grammar in action.

4 Using television series in the English classroom