tirsdag 23. oktober 2012

Global English: En eksempeloppgave på en informativ artikkel som viser høy måloppnåelse samt lærerkommentarer om hva gjør den til en bra tekst - An objective article that shows a high degree of competence together with teacher comments.

Studiespesialiserende elever og yrkesfag elever må jobbe med følgende kompetansemål i engelsk:
Mål for opplæringen er at eleven skal kunne:  gjøre rede for bruken av engelsk som et
internasjonalt verdensspråk.
Tidligere skrev jeg et innlegg om hvordan vi jobbet med temaet. Det kan leses her.
Elevene skulle skrive en objektiv artikkel. Her kan dere lese om dokumentet vi brukte for å jobbe med hvordan skrive en objektiv artikkel.
Elevene fikk en 2 timers prøve der de svarte på følgende oppgaven:
Write an objective article where you discuss the spread of English.
Make sure you include the following:
Origin and Spread of English
Importance of English Today
Impact of English on Other Languages
The Future of English
Her kommer en eksemeptekst om en objektiv artikkel. Dette er en elevbesvarelse som jeg har modifisert slik at den viser høymåloppnåelse. Takk Åse Kumhle Palerud for at jeg fikk lov å bruke denne. Eksempeltekst.  
Her kan dere lese om en annen oppgave med lærerkommentarer. 

lørdag 20. oktober 2012

Working with the novel "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd

One of the books my pupils read and work with is "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd. It is the story of a fourteen year old girl Lily who is looking for her mother. Set in South Carolina in 1964, when the Civil Rights Act was passed with an aim to end the segregation policies between blacks and whites, this book touches on racism and how Lily has to confront her own prejudices. This is an excellent book and highly recommended both for International English, Literature and Culture, Vocational Classes and Students taking general studies (Studiespesialiserende). The plot is well developed and not all is revealed right away and the reader has to read on to get answer to all the secrets of the plot. 
       For evaluation purposes, I usually have an oral conversation with my pupils (one on one) for 15 minutes. I really feel that this helps me assess their English speaking skills thoroughly. To work with this task, they get a few questions to work on as they read the book and also a list of questions they will have to answer when I evaluate them. Here  is a link to a file where you will find the competence aims this task covers, questions that the pupils get for working with the book etc. Here are the Assessment Criteria/Form. I hand out this form to the pupils since all the criteria are there as well. Here is a link to the power point on Analysis and here is one foLiterary Devices. Let me know if you want any of these files in word if you want to modify them etc. and I will email them to you :-)

While I have these conversations, the other pupils usually work with Folder Activities or Mappekrav. I wrote about this here earlier.

mandag 15. oktober 2012

Working with the novel "Slam" by Nick Hornby

One of the books my pupils read and work with is "Slam" by Nick Hornby.  The book deals with the issue of teenage pregnancy, seen from the teenage father Sam's perspective. 
For evaluation purposes, I usually have an oral conversation with my pupils (one on one) for 15 minutes. I really feel that this helps me assess their English speaking skills thoroughly. To work with this task, the pupils read the book and also get a list of questions they will have to answer when I evaluate them. Here is a link to a file where you will find the competence aims this task covers, questions that the pupils get for working with the book and asessment criteria. While I have these conversations, the other pupils usually work with Folder Activities or Mappekrav. I wrote about this here earlier.

tirsdag 2. oktober 2012

Working with the novel "Holes" by Louis Sachar

One of the books my pupils read and work with is "Holes" which is an excellent book by Louis Sachar. It is short, the language is easy which works really well for ESL learners. The plot is well developed and there are actually three narratives which are interconnected and they all come together in the end. My students often have this aha moment when they realise how the different stories in the book are related.
For evaluation purposes, I usually have an oral conversation with my pupils (one on one) for 15 minutes. I really feel that this helps me assess their English speaking skills thoroughly. To work with this task, they get a few questions to work on as they read the book and also a list of questions they will have to answer when I evaluate them. Here  is a link to a file where you will find the competence aims this task covers, questions that the pupils get for working with the book etc. Here are the Assessment Criteria/FormI hand out this form to the pupils since all the criteria are there as well. Here is a link to the power point on Analysis and here is one foLiterary Devices. Let me know if you want any of these files in word if you want to modify them etc. and I will email them to you :-)

While I have these conversations, the other pupils usually work with Folder Activities or Mappekrav. I wrote about this here earlier.