How to Write News Stories Here's something very few people realise: Writing news stories isn't particularly difficult. It does take practice and not everyone will be an expert but if you follow the guidelines below you should be able to create effective news items without too much stress. The Five "W"s and the "H" This is the crux of all news - you need to know five things: Who? What? Collaborative Learning Spaces: Classrooms That Connect to the World Editor's note: This post is co-authored by Fran Siracusa, co-founder of and educational technologist for Calliope Global. As citizens of the world, students in today's classrooms seek global contexts for learning. Opportunities for networked and international collaborations are bringing both the world to classrooms and classrooms to the world. With a focus on international standards of instruction, globally-minded programs inspire students to be curious through investigation and reflective in analysis of thought. These pathways lead to the development of cultural literacy by allowing students to examine issues of global significance through interconnected sharing of experience and exchange of ideas. Collaborative learning spaces empower students to work with each other and with students in classrooms of the world to assume multiple perspectives, explore alternative solutions, and thoughtfully solve problems.
Pernilla's English Classroom: year 9 NOTE: I will omit a few questions, due to popular demand. :) This is an updated version: Questions to Holes - year 9 Holes by Louis Sachar Write the answers to the questions in your notebook: PART ONE - Chapters 1 & 2: Explain the irony in the name Camp Green Lake. Why some people find learning a language harder than others Scientists at McGill University in Canada found that if left anterior operculum and the left superior temporal gyrus communicate more with each other at rest, then language learning is easier. "These findings have implications for predicting language learning success and failure," said study author Dr Xiaoqian Chai. For the study, researchers scanned the brains of 15 adult English speakers who were about to begin an intensive 12-week French course, and then tested their language abilities both before and after the course.
Orca Book Publishers Orca Book Publishers get in touch © 2015 Orca Book Publishers. All Rights Reserved. Lost Property This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film titled Lost Property by Asa Lucander. Students do a dictation, work out meanings of the verb ‘lose’, speak about lost items, watch a trailer and short film, and write a story. I would ask all teachers who use Film English to consider buying my book Film in Action as the royalties which I receive from sales help to keep the website completely free. Language level: Intermediate (B1) – Upper Intermediate (B2) Learner type: Teens and adults Stapleless Book Grades K – 1 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson Name Talk: Exploring Letter-Sound Knowledge in the Primary Classroom Students demonstrate their letter/sound knowledge by working with name cards and sharing observations about their classmates’ names, giving teachers an opportunity to assess knowledge in a meaningful context. Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Unit Reading Everywhere with Dr. Seuss
Where did English come from? - Claire Bowern There are two other TED-Ed lessons related to this topic: How languages evolve and How did English evolve? (a lesson that fills in some of the details that we omit here due to the fact that the focus of this lesson was further in the past). There is still a great deal of debate about Indo-European, most importantly about the location of the homeland. To read more about this debate, there are classic books by Mallory and Renfrew, as well more recent works by Anthony. Then, read these articles by Bouckaert et al. At the same site, watch this movie that shows one hypothesis about how Indo-European languages expanded.
How To Be A Great Teacher, From 12 Great Teachers : NPR Ed Sarah Hagan, a young algebra teacher in rural Oklahoma oil country, stays where she is because her students "deserve better." Elissa Nadworny/NPR hide caption toggle caption Elissa Nadworny/NPR Pernilla's English Classroom: A world view of our hangouts so far... Here's our Mystery Hangouts so far...a few more to add in May as we have four more planned before the end of the semester. We're traveling the world - for free!Traveling the world - in the classroom!
US ELECTIONS in 2016 Republican Lindsey Graham quits 2016 race - 21 December 2015 "His departure leaves 12 main Republicans left in the contest, six weeks before the battle for each party's nomination begins in Iowa." (BBC) Republican Presidential Candidates Discuss Terrorism, National Security - Text + Audio + Video - 16 December 2015 "Final debate of the year took place less than two months before people in Iowa decide which candidate they support. The frontrunner, businessman Donald Trump, defended his plan to ban Muslims from entering the U.S., even American Muslims. Bush criticized Trump’s approach to politics." US Republicans spar in fiery 2016 presidential debate - Article + Photos + Videos - 29 October 2015 (BBC) Biden Decides Against Running for President - Text + Audio + Video - 21 October 2015 "Vice President Joe Biden ended months of speculation on his political future.
Short stories - two stars and a wish! Take a look at the film before Wednesday, please. Remember that you have to finish your first version on Wednesday. The phrases below are made by Mia Smith and her students in Gothenburg! Inspiration from Ellen Degeneres Show: Never Have I Ever I firmly believe that the way you present things to your students matters . From boring points of grammar to challenging speaking activities, there is always a way to get their attention. I am of the opinion that students learn much better if you completely discard from your teaching the idea of boring master classes where the only person in the room seems to be the teacher and choose instead a more interactive approach. I try hard not to forget this student -centred approach during the whole lesson . There is also something I try not to forget. You learn better when you have fun!
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Grammarly- A Great Tool to Help Students with Their Writing February 9, 2016 Grammarly is an excellent Chrome extension students can use to help them with their writing. It provides a free spell and grammar checker that can be used across different platforms including sites such as Facebook, Twitter, LinedIn, Gmail…etc. It’s true, most of online editors now come with sophisticated spell checking services but only few provide contextual spell and grammar checking. Grammarly ‘spots erroneous use of lose/loose, affect/effect, lie/lay, there/their/they’re, and many more commonly confused words.’ The grammar checker in Grammarly allows you to check for different kinds of grammatical mistakes in your text.