Monthly Teacher's Guide


The Easy English NEWS Quizzes and Teacher's Guide is a monthly resource included with each issue. It contains teaching tips for each article, and background information for teachers on the main topics. The Guide contains three reproducible quizzes and an Answer Key.

January 2013 Monthly Teacher's Guide

Jan 07, 2013 - 0 comments

Happy New Year! May all your resolutions be kept and bring great results.

If you have any colleagues who would benefit from a free sample, email or write to us and give us their addresses. We’ll be glad to send them a recent issue with a teacher’s guide. I’ll thank you and they’ll thank you.

You are always invited to rate us, berate us, question us, via the same email. I love to hear what works and doesn’t work in your classroom, and it helps shape future issues.


December 2012 Monthly Teacher's Guide

Dec 03, 2012 - 0 comments

Greetings. Many of our readers were affected by the storms in the East Coast. Our sympathies! We in Virginia Beach prepared, but were spared. If your students went through any of this disaster, encourage them to write about it. Send the most relevant stories to us for This Is Your Page.

Wishing you, whatever your circumstances happy holidays!


November 2012 Monthly Teacher's Guide

Nov 05, 2012 - 0 comments

I resist writing about violence in a classroom newspaper designed to teach reading skills, survival skills, U.S. civics and vocabulary. However, there was such a daily onslaught of TV news about Libya, I succumbed on the basis that our adult and high school students need to know what many Americans are talking about. I have no reporters, so can give only the background and vocabulary for the ongoing story. I’d skip front page top article with younger students.

Meanwhile, it’s Thanksgiving month, so we must remember to count our blessings. I’m making the book What’s So Funny? available to our readers on Amazon Kindle for 99 cents. ($15 if in print.) Free Kindle App for computers. See my website www. At the website, you’ll also find 6 cloze exercises, six short answer tests, and a vocabulary test for this November issue.


October 2012 Monthly Teacher's Guide

Oct 01, 2012 - 0 comments

People around the world are interested in the drama and surprises of the U.S. election. The more background you bring to the class the more meaningful this month’s articles will be.


September 2012 Monthly Teacher's Guide

Sep 03, 2012 - 0 comments

Welcome back to a new school year, a new set of students, and renewed energy. Easy English NEWS is now in its 18th year! Since last June, we’ve won two exciting awards: The New Jersey TESOL/ BE President’s Award, and the Mensa Education and Research Foundation Intellectual Benefit to Society Award. I’m blown away! Whuh hoo!

If you are a new subscriber, be sure to take advantage of the numerous teacher aids available. In addition to this monthly Teacher’s Guide and quizzes, at my website you’ll find six cloze exercises for each issue as well as a “which-worddoes-not-belong” quiz, and a short answer quiz. If you didn’t get our 24-page booklet “How To Use Easy English NEWS in your ESL Classroom” you can download that free, as well.


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