January 28, 2015 § Leave a comment
Fantastic, warm, sunny, day! G and I are working on some grammar review and then reading with exercises. If we have time I hope to do some writing too. We have to work from our phones – the Internet is not working at LW.
We need to do more practice on identifying subject/verb. Especially subject.
Parts of the sentence, Subject/Verb
(Stolen lesson via Daily Grammar Lessons)
We will read and write today https://classlabs.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/class-lab-jan-28-2015/
Vocabulary for story: we will conjugate the verbs.
January 21, 2015 § Leave a comment
Today we were 3. G and Y. The troopers! We went too slowly today.
Chatted Y about Honduras: it’s 99-100° and humid, it rains every day 2:00-3:30. And about her family.
It is cold, gray and wet outside. It is raining too. The rain is not heavy, it is very light. The rain falls like mist, because the raindrops are tiny. They float in the air. It feels like you are standing in the clouds. In January, the weather is usually cold and wet. It is not always cold, everyday is different.
They write the P as is. I check for errors. Y did very well, only errors with commas. G was crazy, missing segment and spelling.
- Review for vocab
- Read aloud, each student.
- Review define of nouns, verbs, adjectives
- (Noted opposites: wet/dry, cold/hot, etc. to clarify adjectives)
- Identify the nouns, verbs, and adjectives sentence by sentence – pronouns are nouns.
- Weather chat – comparing different weather, time of year
January 17, 2015 § Leave a comment
Today was bright, sunny and with cold winds blowing. There was only G today.
G loves to read, so we indulged. She read 2 articles from Voice of America | Learning English that I posted.
- http://toni-english.com/eslforum/salt-is-more-than-a-four-letter-word-2/. About the word “salt”, its use in idioms and significance in: our bodies, world history, religions and cultures. I learned a lot too, good read.
- http://toni-english.com/eslforum/western-diet-bad-for-human-health-environment/. About the impact of the western diet on people, populations, and the environment.
Next class we will review her writing. Then she will put it online in the forum section – on Our ESL Forum.
I will create quizzes from the articles – for comprehension.
I post articles, issues and photos to generate topics. I would like to bring English literacy more into focus in my classroom, regularly – with portability, structure, and a place for organizing it. That means website. It would be great if we could engage in briefly written, online, debate on a topic. By that time they will likely be ready to level up to ESL3. Maybe?
With a website ready, I can be more consistent and organized to:
- Present material – online and make prints.
- Create quizzes, though there is a seperate site for that already: Practice Your English! http://toni-english.com/quiz/
- Track presentations – what did I already give them?
- Track writing assignments and progress – they will write final versions online.
- Give students access to class material, and they can explore for more. Even outside of class. Once they’ve finished online, they immediately start searching for more. Excellent!
- Get in more computer, writing, and keyboard skills.