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Today we had a wonderful lesson, in my view, and welcomed a new student, too. I liked it because I learned/learnt about you all and your work. And I reviewed your names! 😀
I explained how I exploit literature, stories, and showed people the new Page I created here to illustrate. Check out “Dishwashers”.
People split up in small groups to work on narrating their Weekly Learning work and plan for the rest of the week, following the idea of practicing balanced turn-taking. People spoke about their own stuff and some groups talked about topics, too.
Then small groups reported to plenary, in this way: each individual made a summary of what they shared. Different things came up and one of them was some resources. I’ll post the ones I mentioned in a separate message.
I took notes, and I consider today’s participation as the 3-4 min mon I mentioned on our lesson plans for Sept. & Oct. (I’m collecting info on the work you do, the materials you use, and on mistakes, for future posts or comments in class.)
I have to thank the group for having stayed 20 minutes more, so as to listen to the students who hadn’t had the chance to speak. It was very kind of you. ❤
Misc. We reviewed what minisagas are and why they’re good for you to write — but there’s nothing like DOING IT to understand! 🙂 ; communication strategies in speaking interactions, for real life and exams (why balanced turn-taking is necessary and achievable); the idea of using Lists of UL for different language functions (for making communication possible, lang. func. like inviting sb to speak / involving some silent person in the conversation). Last, I sort of sketched the connection there is between our methodology and training for real life and exams, too.
The homework we agreed to share (considering each person also selects their own work) is posted on the previous post (I have to edit it to add the activity on tenses).
Handouts. I gave out the Sept. 2016 B2 Reading Test. We’ll check it next Monday, and do the Listening Test in class. Please, time yourselves, and I’ll ask you what methodology you used to do each exercise. I recommend the skimming and scanning technique. (See C1RP)
So next Monday is the Diagnosis lesson, OK? And next Wednesday we’ll start with Chimamanda Ngozi. Read a separate post on this, I’ll post next.
Copies of the essay. Some people bought a copy in class. Others will get their own. A student asked if she could borrow it, so I’m considering donating a copy or two for classroom use. So don’t get stressed if you can’t find it. Anyway, please, consider buying works by feminists! ❤ We’re adorable creatures often subject to slander! And we have lots of amazing stories to tell and positive ideas to share! ❤