“On The Same Page”: A Video-Based Lesson In “On The Same Page” (Alli Norman and Carla Lutz, 2015), an introverted journalist for the local news section “has nothing to write about until he is whirled away into a colourful journey with his neighbour from the comic section.” Similarly, the students in this video-based lesson are asked to become active learners and have lots to say by making predictions at various stages in the story, raising questions about what they have have just watched, or sharing their personal reactions in the hope of enhancing their critical thinking skills while practising the language. The goal here is to set up a dialogue that is student-driven and through which the students will both demonstrate comprehension and engage in meaningful conversations with the visual text. What is more, this provides a flexible framework which allows for each student to work at their own performance level. Write a question.
Secret Santa delivers poems and $250 gift cards to hundreds of Edmonton homes On the morning of Christmas Eve, Elisha Tennant found an envelope marked "Secret Santa" on the front steps of her Edmonton home. Inside was a poem championing hope through dark times — and a $250 Walmart gift card. When she found the gift, Tennant started to cry. "It was just very heartwarming and touching that someone would do that," she said Friday.
Vocabulary – Page 2 Last week I worked on an extract from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge with two B2-C1 groups of students. These students are required to work with authentic literary texts as part of the official curriculum. Listening I first wanted them to get an idea of what the whole poem is about, so I decided to use Iron Maiden’s version of the song with lyrics and the following pictures from Gustave Doré to have the students become familiar with the plot and put the pictures in the right order to check understanding. The song is rather long, and I used the intervals to write the main ideas on the board with the students, but it certainly served its purpose and raised the students’ interest as well!
Jesus is most popular among older Canadians, Albertans (and Christians), poll finds As some Canadians celebrate the birth of the Christ Child on Dec. 25, polling shows that across the country, even in more secular areas, most Canadians have a favourable view of Jesus. According to polling from Leger-Association for Canadian Studies, about 73 per cent of Canadians have a positive view of Jesus, whereas 27 per cent have a negative view of the son of God. Jesus is most popular in Alberta, where 78 per cent of people say they have a positive view, and the most unpopular in British Columbia and Quebec, were 32 and 33 per cent, respectively, have a negative view of him. Jesus is less popular among younger Canadians, with 18 per cent of those between the ages of 18 and 24 saying they have a “somewhat negative” view of Jesus and nearly nine per cent reporting a “very negative” view of him. Among those aged 24 to 35, nearly a quarter, or 24 per cent, say they have a “somewhat negative” view and 16 per cent have a “very negative” view.
Associations entre la durée et le type d'utilisation de l'écran électronique et la cognition chez les enfants américains Highlights We report the relationship between cognition and screen use in 11,875 US children. Higher TV and video watching were negatively associated with cognition. Higher social networking activities was negatively associated with cognition. Dumb Ways to Die Happy New Year from allatc! In December just gone, three separate people sent this video and issued a challenge to do something with it – never something we were going to be able to resist! It’s very funny, full of wonderful vocabulary and has allowed us to make use of the fabulous eltpics website. It’s also our first blog post to use content from Australia – something long overdue. And it has a dance routine…