This week we worked on 4 topics:
We studied Unit 9 of Workplace Plus 2. We learned about words to use in a bank and studied dialogs about banking. Remember the key phrase from this unit was “I’m interested in _____(verb + -ing).” You can use this when you are shopping for something more expensive.
We talked more about how your brain works. Last week we used a socket on a string to show how you can focus with your mind to make very small muscles move without knowing you are doing it.
We are watching The Wizard of Oz to practice speaking, listening and writing. The movie is about a girl named Dorothy with a dog named Toto. They go on a journey and must find their way home again. On the way home, they meet others with goals. So far Dorothy has met the Scarecrow and the Tinman. After we finish, we will think about the message of the movie.
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 5 words and verbs. Then we took a test. Many of you did very well.
a withdrawal, a deposit, a signature, to sign, to endorse, to become, to keep, to get, to go, to see, to write
Comment on this post. Tell me what you learned this week. What do you remember the most?