This week we worked on 4 topics:
We studied Unit 2 of Workplace Plus 2. We learned about places in your home and studied dialogs about renting houses and apartments. Remember the key phrase from this unit was “I’m looking for _____.” You can use this when you are shopping for anything from a camera to bananas at the grocery store.
We took some time to look at the ways your brain works and talked about the importance of making mistakes when you learn anything, including language. I showed four videos I found on another ESL teacher’s blog. Larry Ferlazzo has many great resources. If you haven’t looked at his website be sure to check him out.
Here are the links to the videos we watched. You can watch them again from this page:
A Writing Focus
For this part of the class, we divide into two groups. One group studied how to make sentences, while the second group reviewed how to write paragraphs. The second group is using the Great Paragraphs textbook.
Remember to study those editing clues. Here are the first two for example:
VF = verb form; example = I am go home right now. Correction = I am going home right now.
VT = verb tense; example = I go home last night. Correction = I went home last night.
It is important that both groups know and understand the correction clues so you can make corrections in your own work. Teachers now know something interesting. When students correct their own mistakes, they learn faster and become better writers.
Finally, we studied these 6 words and took a test. Many of you did very well.
a mistake; a neuron; a synapse; a convenience; a syllabus; to share; a leap year
Comment on this post. Tell me what you learned last week. What do you remember the most?