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Growth Mindset

You will never know your limits until you push yourself to them.

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These Growth Mindset Posters will inspire your kids to think about how they approach their own studies and create personal goals. The 66 posters include affirmations, Growth Mindset definitions and some of the most famous failures in popular culture. Be sure to check out the preview!For more decor...

The key to success is to focus the mind on the things we desire, not the things we fear.

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These Growth Mindset Posters will inspire your kids to think about how they approach their own studies and create personal goals. The 66 posters include affirmations, Growth Mindset definitions and some of the most famous failures in popular culture. Be sure to check out the preview!For more decor...

Stop being afraid of what could go wrong.  Be Brave.  Think of what could go right.

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These Growth Mindset Posters will inspire your kids to think about how they approach their own studies and create personal goals. The 66 posters include affirmations, Growth Mindset definitions and some of the most famous failures in popular culture. Be sure to check out the preview!For more decor...

You attract what you are, not what you want.  If you want great, be great!

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These Growth Mindset Posters will inspire your kids to think about how they approach their own studies and create personal goals. The 66 posters include affirmations, Growth Mindset definitions and some of the most famous failures in popular culture. Be sure to check out the preview!For more decor...

You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think!

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These Growth Mindset Posters will inspire your kids to think about how they approach their own studies and create personal goals. The 66 posters include affirmations, Growth Mindset definitions and some of the most famous failures in popular culture. Be sure to check out the preview!For more decor...

You are confined only by the walls you build yourself.

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These Growth Mindset Posters will inspire your kids to think about how they approach their own studies and create personal goals. The 66 posters include affirmations, Growth Mindset definitions and some of the most famous failures in popular culture. Be sure to check out the preview!For more decor...

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take.  The time will pass anyway.

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These Growth Mindset Posters will inspire your kids to think about how they approach their own studies and create personal goals. The 66 posters include affirmations, Growth Mindset definitions and some of the most famous failures in popular culture. Be sure to check out the preview!For more decor...

You didn't come this far just to come this far.

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These Growth Mindset Posters will inspire your kids to think about how they approach their own studies and create personal goals. The 66 posters include affirmations, Growth Mindset definitions and some of the most famous failures in popular culture. Be sure to check out the preview!For more decor...

If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough.

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These Growth Mindset Posters will inspire your kids to think about how they approach their own studies and create personal goals. The 66 posters include affirmations, Growth Mindset definitions and some of the most famous failures in popular culture. Be sure to check out the preview!For more decor...

You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here.

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These Growth Mindset Posters will inspire your kids to think about how they approach their own studies and create personal goals. The 66 posters include affirmations, Growth Mindset definitions and some of the most famous failures in popular culture. Be sure to check out the preview!For more decor...

Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

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These Growth Mindset Posters will inspire your kids to think about how they approach their own studies and create personal goals. The 66 posters include affirmations, Growth Mindset definitions and some of the most famous failures in popular culture. Be sure to check out the preview!For more decor...

Fun English Facts

The Scottish language offers such colorful words and phrases in abundance!

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Log whipper-tooties in your memory to be used at an opportune time! The Scottish language offers such colorful words and phrases in abundance!

Confused?  Click to see how this sentence means!

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The "Buffalo buffalo..." sentence first appeared in Beyond Language by Dmitri Borgmann in 1967.

Here are six common but colorfully named body parts along with a bit of their histories.

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There are hundreds, if not thousands, of anatomical parts that have special names, sometimes named after an individual, and some in reference to historical myths.

When I said 'we' I meant 'you.'

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English is one of the few languages that does not have separate words for inclusive and exclusive "we."

It's happening before our very eyes and ears!

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Language rebracketing is happening before our very eyes!

Words that came into the English language via Spanish.

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All of the highlighted words in the story below came into the English language via Spanish.

Here are 10 words and phrases with surprising origins!

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Here are ten words with surprising origins!

Gender-specific nouns, especially titles in professional spheres, have been losing favor in the past few decades.

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Gender-specific nouns, especially titles in professional spheres, have been losing favor in the past few decades.

Why are mondegreens often better than the original?

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The term mondegreen, itself a mondegreen, was coined in 1954 by American writer Sylvia Wright

A short history of crossword puzzles.

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See the previous or next Fun Facts About English Puzzles and word play in various forms have been a source of mental exercise and pleasure for well over 2000 years. Contemporary crossword puzzles evolved from simple acrostics and word squares into a wildly popular pastime all around the globe. An acrostic is a poem or […]

When a brand name becomes genericized.

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Some common words that were once brand names.

In this post I ponder peas.

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No less than the myriad rules for making nouns plural, we also have to contend with spelling variants, word imports, counters, and archaic forms.

The words we use but don't really know their meaning.

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Fossilized words are linguistic artifacts of another era preserved only in certain idioms or phrases.

So when did 'friend' become a verb?

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fun facts about english 51 unfriend

Before the invention of the telephone, "Hello" wasn't a proper or even casual greeting whatsoever!

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Go to the previous or next Fun Facts About English. On July 18, 1877, Thomas Alva Edison shouted “Halloo!” into the mouthpiece of his newly invented strip phonograph, a word commonly used to incite hounds to the chase. It’s linguistic cousins, hilla, hillo, and halloa, served the same purpose for hailing someone or something from […]

Many portmanteaux are older than you'd think!

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Portmanteau words are very popular in modern-day English and new word combinations are always showing up.

Here is a list of less common antonyms and a couple contronyms to add sparkle to your next conversation!

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Fun Facts About English 48 delves into some unusual opposites that may add some lustre to your next conversation.

If you're going to a French restaurant and worry you might be lost, check out these words and phrases that might help you out.

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Check out a dozen more word pairs that are often confused and misused!

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Here are ten pairs of words that are often confused and misused.

Flash Cards

50+ Flash Card Activities is a collection of flash card activities and games you can start using in class today!  Matching, ordering, and discovery are the modals of play that will engage students, improve retention, and bring more enjoyment to repetitive practice.  Whether you’re a new teacher or a veteran in the classroom, you’ll appreciate having this treasury of activities close at hand!

50+ Flash Card Activities

50 Plus Flash Card Activities [Kinney, Donald, Kinney, Michael] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 50 Plus Flash Card Activities

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Italian Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issues for Italian speakers of English as a second language.

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Italian Speakers

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Italian Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronuncia...

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Portuguese Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities.

Minimal Pair Flash Card for Portuguese Speakers

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Portuguese Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 24 card set targets the most problematic pronun...

With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issues for Russian speakers of English as a second language.

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Russian Speakers

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Russian Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronuncia...

With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issues for German speakers of English as a second language.

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for German Speakers

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for German Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciat...

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Korean Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issues for Korean speakers of English as a second language.

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Korean Speakers

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Korean Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciat...

With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issues for French speakers of English as a second language.

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for French Speakers

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for French Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciat...

With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and utilize in pronunciation activities.   This card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issues for Arabic speakers of English as a second language.

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Arabic Speakers

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Arabic Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and utilize in pronunciation activities. This 23 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation...

This 24-card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issues for Japanese speakers of English as a second language.

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Japanese Speakers

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Japanese Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 24-card set targets the most problematic pronunci...

This 22 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issues for Chinese speakers of English as a second language.

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Chinese Speakers

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Chinese Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 22 card set targets the most problematic pronuncia...

This 22 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issues for Spanish speakers of English as a second language.

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Spanish Speakers

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Spanish Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 22 card set targets the most problematic pronuncia...

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Spanish Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have the resources to assess, test, and employ in pronunciation activities.

Minimal Pair Flash Cards

Minimal Pair Flash Cards for Spanish Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, master cards, pair cards, and individual word cards. With this set you will have a flexible resource for assessments and to utilize in pronunciation activities. This 22 card set targets the most problematic pronuncia...

Task Cards

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Italian Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 20 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource to assess and chart your students' English pronunciation. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issues for Italian speakers of English as a second language. Exit Tickets are an excellent cool-down activity and a perfect method for assessing pronunciation.

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Italian Speakers

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Italian Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 20 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource to assess and chart your students' English pronunciation. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation iss...

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Portuguese Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 24 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource to assess and chart your students' English pronunciation.

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Portuguese Speakers

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Portuguese Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 24 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource to assess and chart your students' English pronunciation. This 24 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation ...

Minimal Pair Pronunciation Pyramids are a classic ESL activity for listening practice. Use these pyramids as an assessment or cool-down activity to focus students on comparing English sounds.

Minimal Pair Pronunciation Pyramids

Minimal Pair Pronunciation Pyramids are a classic ESL activity for listening practice. Use these pyramids as an assessment or cool-down activity to focus students on comparing English sounds. With a base set of 48 minimal pairs you'll be able to use these as pronunciation targets for any language ...

This card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issues for Russian speakers of English as a second language. Exit Tickets are an excellent cool-down activity and a perfect method for assessing pronunciation.

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Russian Speakers

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Russian Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 20 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource to assess and chart your students' English pronunciation. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation iss...

This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issues for German speakers of English as a second language. Exit Tickets are an excellent cool-down activity and a perfect method for assessing pronunciation.

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for German Speakers

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for German Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 20 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource to assess and chart your students' English pronunciation. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issu...

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Korean Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 20 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource to assess and chart your students' English pronunciation. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issues for Korean speakers of English as a second language. Exit Tickets are an excellent cool-down activity and a perfect method for assessing pronunciation.

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Korean Speakers

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Korean Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 20 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource to assess and chart your students' English pronunciation. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issu...

Exit Tickets are an excellent cool-down activity and a perfect method for assessing pronunciation.

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for French Speakers

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for French Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 20 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource to assess and chart your students' English pronunciation. This 20 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation issu...

Exit Tickets are not only great as a cool-down activity, this minimal pair set can be used to assess students' pronunciation as well!

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Arabic Speakers

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Arabic Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 24 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource for assessment and charting your students' English pronunciation. This 24 card set targets the most problematic pronunciat...

Exit Tickets are an excellent cool-down activity and a perfect method for assessing pronunciation.

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Japanese Speakers

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Japanese Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 24 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource to assess and chart your students' English pronunciation. This 24 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation is...

Exit Tickets are an excellent cool-down activity and a perfect method for assessing pronunciation.

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Chinese Students

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Chinese Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 22 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource to assess and chart your students' English pronunciation. This 22 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation iss...

Exit Tickets are an excellent cool-down activity and a perfect method for assessing pronunciation.

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Spanish Speakers

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Spanish Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 22 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource to assess and chart your students' English pronunciation. This 22 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation iss...

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Spanish Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 22 minimal pair activities. With this set you will have the resources to assess, test, and chart your students' English pronunciation.

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets

Minimal Pair Exit Tickets for Spanish Speakers comes with charts, assessment logs, and print files for 22 minimal pair activities. With this set you'll have a flexible resource to assess and chart your students' English pronunciation. This 22 card set targets the most problematic pronunciation iss...

Bundles

This bundle offers a treasure trove of verb activities including Bingo, Tic-Tac-Toe, and I Have/Who Has activities. Verb Flash Cards and Verb Charts give you tools for vocabulary activities and interactive notebooks!

Verb Bundle

This bundle offers a treasure trove of verb activities including Bingo, Tic-Tac-Toe, and I Have/Who Has activities. Verb Flash Cards and Verb Charts give you tools for vocabulary activities and interactive notebooks! Be sure to check out the previews for each item!Click on the green star near my lo...

This bundle offers a treasure trove of transportation vocabulary activities including Bingo and I Have/Who Has game sets. Flash Cards and Charts give you tools for vocabulary practice and cut-out pages for students' interactive notebooks!

Transportation Bundle

This bundle offers a treasure trove of transportation vocabulary activities including Bingo and I Have/Who Has game sets. Flash Cards and Charts give you tools for vocabulary practice and cut-out pages for students' interactive notebooks! Be sure to check out the previews for each item!Click on th...

This bundle offers a treasure trove of classroom vocabulary activities including Bingo, Tic-Tac-Toe, and I Have/Who Has game sets.  Flash Cards and Charts give you tools for vocabulary practice and interactive notebooks!

Classroom Vocabulary Bundle

This bundle offers a treasure trove of classroom vocabulary activities including Bingo, Tic-Tac-Toe, and I Have/Who Has game sets. Flash Cards and Charts give you tools for vocabulary practice and interactive notebooks! Be sure to check out the previews for each item!Click on the green star near m...

This bundle brings a treasure trove of food activities including Food Bingo, Tic-Tac-Toe, and I Have/Who Has Activites. Food Flash Cards and Food Charts give you tools for vocabulary activities and interactive notebooks!

Food Bundle

This bundle provides a treasure trove of food activities including Food Bingo, Tic-Tac-Toe, and I Have/Who Has Activites. Food Flash Cards and Food Charts give you tools for vocabulary activities and interactive notebooks! Be sure to check out the previews for each item!Click on the green star near...

This bundle brings a treasure trove of clothing activities including Clothing Bingo, Tic-Tac-Toe, and an I Have/Who Has Activites. Clothing Flash Cards and Clothing Charts give you tools for vocabulary activities and interactive notebooks!

Clothing Bundle

This bundle brings a treasure trove of clothing activities including Clothing Bingo, Tic-Tac-Toe, and I Have/Who Has Activities. Clothing Flash Cards and Clothing Charts give you tools for vocabulary activities and interactive notebooks! Be sure to check out the previews for each item!Click on the ...

This bundle brings a treasure trove of insect activities together including Insect Bingo, Tic-Tac-Toe, and an I Have/Who Has Activity. Insect Flash Cards and Insect Charts give you tools for vocabulary activities and interactive notebooks! Be sure to check out the previews for each item!

Insect Bundle

This bundle offers a treasure trove of insect activities including Insect Bingo, Tic-Tac-Toe, and an I Have/Who Has Activity. Insect Flash Cards and Insect Charts give you tools for vocabulary activities and interactive notebooks! Be sure to check out the previews for each item!Click on the green s...

Blog

Check out the Kinney Brothers Publishing blog for helpful information and teaching tips for your ESL classes.

Kinney Brothers Publishing Blog

Welcome to the Kinney Brothers Publishing blog. We hope you find some interesting and helpful information you can bring to your ESL classes. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter updates, download our store catalogues, and leave a comment! We value the experience and advice of teachers and look forward to providing you with […]

Given the events of 2020, I thought this topic apropos and needed to be more widely shared.

Spelling Bees - A Brief History

Given the events happening in the United States in 2020, this bit of history is quite apropos and a story worth sharing more widely.

Check out Danna Rodebush's guest post on the Kinney Brothers Publishing blog!  She has a great deal on an Interactive Grammar Activity bundle!

Interactive Grammar Activity Bundle

You can try WEEK ONE FREE today! You won't be disappointed! It has a lot to offer your students!

These pronunciation activities are print-ready pdf files you can download and start using in class today!

Teaching Pronunciation - A Follow-up

I put together a variety of files that you can download from my online store, Donald's English Classroom. These are print-ready pdf files that you can start using today.

From my small danchi apartment, I moved into a 2000-square-foot house sitting on 20 acres of land on an open-range cattle ranch called Howard Mesa.

Back in the U.S.A.

From my small danchi apartment, I moved into a 2000-square-foot house sitting on 20 acres of land on an open-range cattle ranch called Howard Mesa.

How can you best meet students' needs when it comes to teaching pronunciation?  Here are six (free) activities you can start using in class!

Teaching Pronunciation - Kinney Brothers Publishing

how can you best suit your students' needs when it comes to pronunciation practice?

Stories For Young Readers Video

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ESL Video Lessons

This is Spain.  This ESL Resource includes 10 pages - four pages from Stories for Young Readers and two pages from Dialogues for Young Speakers. Also included are three audio files, a video file, and four answer key pages.

ESL Lesson 6 (Book 2)

This ESL Resource includes 10 pages - four pages from Stories for Young Readers and two pages from Dialogues for Young Speakers. Also included are three audio files, a video file, and four answer key pages.Lesson Pack 6 includes an Exit Search puzzle, Part 2 of spelling -ed words (regular past simp...

Interactive Notebooks

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ESL Audio Files

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Video Previews

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Audio Books

To hope with the confidence that he knows how to hope with.

A Letter to God

To hope with the confidence that he knows how to hope with.

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Textbooks

Dialogues For Young Speakers on Kindle!

Follow Donald Kinney and explore their bibliography from Amazon.com's Donald Kinney Author Page.

Trends on Kindle!

Follow Donald Kinney and explore their bibliography from Amazon.com's Donald Kinney Author Page.

Stories For Young Readers on Kindle

Follow Donald Kinney and explore their bibliography from Amazon.com's Donald Kinney Author Page.

Charts & Maps

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Bingo & Tic-Tac-Toe Boards

Check out our latest publication! Whether you're a new teacher or a veteran in the classroom, you'll appreciate having this treasury of activities close at hand!  It's available on Amazon as a black and white book or a colorful eBook for your Kindle devices!

50 Plus Flash Card Activities

50 Plus Flash Card Activities [Kinney, Donald, Kinney, Michael] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 50 Plus Flash Card Activities

I Have Who Has

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Game Boards & Activities

50+ Flash Card Activities is a collection of flash card activities and games you can start using in class today!  Matching, ordering, and discovery are the modals of play that will engage students, improve retention, and bring more enjoyment to repetitive practice.  Whether you’re a new teacher or a veteran in the classroom, you’ll appreciate having this treasury of activities close at hand!

50+ Flash Card Activities

50 Plus Flash Card Activities [Kinney, Donald, Kinney, Michael] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 50 Plus Flash Card Activities

Pronunciation Mazes are great as an assessment of lessons taught, a cool-down activity, or for early finishers! The challenge is to connect the words with the same ending sounds in a maze-like fashion.  These 27 puzzles address three areas of pronunciation for ESL learners: past tense, third person singular verbs, and noun plurals.

Pronunciation Mazes

Pronunciation Mazes are great as an assessment of lessons taught, a cool-down activity, or for early finishers! The challenge is to connect the words with the same ending sounds in a maze-like fashion.These 27 puzzles address three areas of pronunciation for ESL learners: past tense, third person s...

Paperless Resources

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Adult ESL

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Phonics Worksheets

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Stories For Young Readers Worksheets

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Kinney Brothers Publishing

Check out our latest publication! Whether you're a new teacher or a veteran in the classroom, you'll appreciate having this treasury of activities close at hand!  It's available on Amazon as a black and white book or a colorful eBook for your Kindle devices!

50 Plus Flash Card Activities

50 Plus Flash Card Activities [Kinney, Donald, Kinney, Michael] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 50 Plus Flash Card Activities

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The Scottish language offers such colorful words and phrases in abundance!

Fun Facts About English 64

Log whipper-tooties in your memory to be used at an opportune time! The Scottish language offers such colorful words and phrases in abundance!

Check out the Kinney Brothers Publishing blog for helpful information and teaching tips for your ESL classes.

Kinney Brothers Publishing Blog

Welcome to the Kinney Brothers Publishing blog. We hope you find some interesting and helpful information you can bring to your ESL classes. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter updates, download our store catalogues, and leave a comment! We value the experience and advice of teachers and look forward to providing you with […]

Given the events of 2020, I thought this topic apropos and needed to be more widely shared.

Spelling Bees - A Brief History

Given the events happening in the United States in 2020, this bit of history is quite apropos and a story worth sharing more widely.

Confused?  Click to see how this sentence means!

Fun Facts About English 63

The "Buffalo buffalo..." sentence first appeared in Beyond Language by Dmitri Borgmann in 1967.

Here are six common but colorfully named body parts along with a bit of their histories.

Fun Facts About English 62

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of anatomical parts that have special names, sometimes named after an individual, and some in reference to historical myths.

Check out our latest publication! Whether you're a new teacher or a veteran in the classroom, you'll appreciate having this treasury of activities close at hand!  It's available on Amazon as a black and white book or a colorful eBook for your Kindle devices!

50 Plus Flash Card Activities

50 Plus Flash Card Activities [Kinney, Donald, Kinney, Michael] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 50 Plus Flash Card Activities

50+ Flash Card Activities is a collection of flash card activities and games you can start using in class today!  Matching, ordering, and discovery are the modals of play that will engage students, improve retention, and bring more enjoyment to repetitive practice.  Whether you’re a new teacher or a veteran in the classroom, you’ll appreciate having this treasury of activities close at hand!

50+ Flash Card Activities

50 Plus Flash Card Activities [Kinney, Donald, Kinney, Michael] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 50 Plus Flash Card Activities

50+ Flash Card Activities is a collection of flash card activities and games you can start using in class today!  Matching, ordering, and discovery are the modals of play that will engage students, improve retention, and bring more enjoyment to repetitive practice.  Whether you’re a new teacher or a veteran in the classroom, you’ll appreciate having this treasury of activities close at hand!

50+ Flash Card Activities

50 Plus Flash Card Activities [Kinney, Donald, Kinney, Michael] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 50 Plus Flash Card Activities

Check out our latest publication! Whether you're a new teacher or a veteran in the classroom, you'll appreciate having this treasury of activities close at hand!  It's available on Amazon as a black and white book or a colorful eBook for your Kindle devices!

50 Plus Flash Card Activities

50 Plus Flash Card Activities [Kinney, Donald, Kinney, Michael] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 50 Plus Flash Card Activities

When I said 'we' I meant 'you.'

Fun Facts About English 61

English is one of the few languages that does not have separate words for inclusive and exclusive "we."

It's happening before our very eyes and ears!

Fun Facts About English 60

Language rebracketing is happening before our very eyes!

Check out Danna Rodebush's guest post on the Kinney Brothers Publishing blog!  She has a great deal on an Interactive Grammar Activity bundle!

Interactive Grammar Activity Bundle

You can try WEEK ONE FREE today! You won't be disappointed! It has a lot to offer your students!

Words that came into the English language via Spanish.

Fun Facts About English 59

All of the highlighted words in the story below came into the English language via Spanish.

Here are 10 words and phrases with surprising origins!

Fun Facts About English 58

Here are ten words with surprising origins!

These pronunciation activities are print-ready pdf files you can download and start using in class today!

Teaching Pronunciation - A Follow-up

I put together a variety of files that you can download from my online store, Donald's English Classroom. These are print-ready pdf files that you can start using today.

Gender-specific nouns, especially titles in professional spheres, have been losing favor in the past few decades.

Fun Facts About English 57

Gender-specific nouns, especially titles in professional spheres, have been losing favor in the past few decades.

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