For ESL English Language Learners "The story starts out simply enough: Jess Aarons wants to be the fastest boy in the fifth grade--he wants it so bad he can taste it. He's been practicing all summer, running in the fields around his farmhouse until he collapses in a sweat. Then a tomboy named Leslie Burke moves into the farmhouse next door and changes his life forever. Not only does Leslie not look or act like any girls Jess knows, but she also turns out to be the fastest runner in the fifth grade. After getting over the shock and humiliation of being beaten by a girl, Jess begins to think Leslie might be okay. Despite their superficial differences, it's clear that Jess and Leslie are soul mates.
Eng 8A, 9C You have read a chapter of the book: " The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Today we are going to read the text together and help each other writing an emotional poem. This is how you do it: 1. Work in pairs. When you read the text - what did you think of? Choose one emotion that you think describes the text best. Title (Emotion) (Line 1) (Emotion) is (color) (Line 2) What does the emotion taste like? (Line 3) What does the emotion smell like? (Line 4) What does the emotion feel like? (Line 5) What does the emotion sound like? (Line 6) What does the emotion look like? (Line 7) (Emotion) is _____________(include a metaphor) If you don't remember what a methapor is you can find help here: Metaphor 2. Save your poem and send it to me: firstname.lastname@example.org A few years ago my pupils read The Hunger Games and then a girl wrote an emotional poem like this:
Skip Reske - ESL-BITS.NET - ESL English Listening - Audiobooks - Listen to a Book and Read Along - fast and slow listening speeds Holes by Louis Sachar "Stanley Yelnats and his family have never had anything but bad luck, so it's not really a surprise to him when he is falsely accused and convicted of theft. Given the choice of jail or Camp Green Lake, Stanley chooses Green Lake because he's never been to camp before. Unfortunately, Camp Green Lake doesn't have a lake and it isn't really a camp. It's a juvenile detention facility. And to build character, the warden, who paints her fingernails with snake venom, has each "camper" dig a hole five feet deep by five feet wide by five feet long every day, even Saturdays and Sundays.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower To help put the right book in each reader's hands, consider the following comprehensive text complexity analyses within your instructional plans. Quantitative Measures 720 is the Lexile Level Source: National Governors Association for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. Reader and Task Considerations What do you want your students to accomplish with the text, and how will you implement this in your lesson? 1. 2. For ESL English Language Learners Christopher Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has little understanding of human emotions. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, at fifteen, Christopher's carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbor's dog, Wellington, impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer and turns to his favorite fictional character, Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. A novel that is deeply funny, poignant, and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing is a mind that perceives the world literally. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a comedy, a heartbreaker, a mystery story, and a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.
www.randomhouse.com.au/content/teachers/tsk absolutely true diary.pdf Lesson Running Effective Book Talk Groups Daily schedule After sharing the daily expectations for group time and sharing which two groups I will be with today, students break into their groups and the discussion director begins the discussion and the secretary checks their paperwork for completeness and for accuracy. Students share their responses to the main idea, problem, message and predictions practicing the TPS The 4 Ls Students share parts of their book that they found interesting, share confusing vocabulary or passages, talk about what they like and don’t like, and relate parts of the story to their lives. On some discussion days I also give students Literature Circle discussion card questions to include in their discussion. This clip is a little long (15 min) but it shows a book group meeting and how they conduct their discussions and questioning
Listen A Minute: Easier English Listening and Activities EnglishTheWave - home The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Discussion Questions Discussion Questions1. Why do you think Charlie wants to remain anonymous? Have there been times when you wish you could have, or did? 2. Would you be friends with Charlie? Why or why not? 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. top of page (summary)