fredag 22. februar 2013

The Victorian Period/The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde/Oral Conversations

My students just had an oral conversation with me about the book The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and the Victorian Period. These conversations give me a real good insight into what they have learnt. Here is the task and here is the handout they got in order to work with this task. 

torsdag 21. februar 2013

For mye bruk av verb + ing / When not to use verb + ing or the Present Progressive Tense

 

Mange norske elever som lærer engelsk som ESL bruker ofte for mye "ing". Her har jeg skrevet ned noen regler for når vi IKKE skal bruke verb+ing. 

Many Norwegian ESL learners use the Present Progressive where they actually should be using the Simple Present. Here are some rules for when NOT to use the Present Progressive. 

Indirect Speech or Reported Speech

Here is a prezi which explains how to convert direct speech to indirect speech or reported speech. The prezi also contains a video.

The rules for the reported speech are important for students to know if they are writing a short story like mine have been doing. 

torsdag 14. februar 2013

Working with It/There


Formative Assessment does not just stop at pointing out what the pupils need to work with, but also guiding them to find the resources they can use to improve their writing. Pupils who need to work with the correct use of "it" and "there", can start in the following way:
  1. Check out this animation here from NDLA to learn the rules. 
  2. Here is a hand out with some quick rules. 
  3. Read about the Anticipatory "It" or "There" here
  4. After that they can work with extra exercises here: 
    1. Excercises 
    2. Excercises 2
Good luck!
Jaspreet



tirsdag 12. februar 2013

Working with Comma Splice / Overuse of Comma





Formative Assessment does not just stop at pointing out what the pupils need to work with, but also guiding them to find the resources they can use to improve their writing. 

Some pupils overuse the comma and use it to connect two independent sentences. 

This grammatical error is called a comma splice. 

Here is an example:

The movie is excellent, it shows us how the aboriginals lived, first of all the movie is based on a true story. It is told by aboriginals who escaped the camp and still live today, everything that happened there must be true, we get an impression of how the settlers were treated through the eyes of the aboriginals.  

Pupils who need to work with comma splice can check out this document here and work with exercises here. 
Here is the source for the picture used above.

Working with Concord/ Samsvar mellom Verb og Substantiv

Formative Assessment does not just stop at pointing out what the pupils need to work with, but also guiding them to find the resources they can use to improve their writing. Pupils who need to work with concord (samsvar mellom verb og substantiv) can start in the following way:
  1. Check out this animation here from NDLA to learn the rules. 
  2. Check out this Power Point: Concord also and you can work with extra exercises here: 
  3. Concord Excercises: Passage Cappelen
  4. Concord:Excercises Tracks1


Good luck!
Jaspreet

lørdag 9. februar 2013

Artikkel/Essay : Kjennetegn for måloppnåelse/Vurderingskriterier + Vurderingsskjema / Assessment Criteria + Form for Assessment

For å praktisere vurdering for læring i klasserommet, må elevene få:
1) Kjennetegn på måloppnåelse eller Vurderingskriterier på forhånd
2) En oppsumering om hvordan elevene har prestert
3) Framover melding dvs. råd til elevene om hvordan de kan forbedre seg

Vg1 elever må ofte skrive en artikkel eller et essay. 
Klikk her for Vurderingskriterier for Artikkel/Essay. Følgende skjema kan brukes til å gi elever vudering på hvordan de har prestert og hva de kan gjøre for å skrive bedre:Vurdering Skjema for en artikkel/ et essay. Jeg uthever det som gjelder eleven. Det går selvfølgelig an å utheve på datamaskin, men jeg foretrekker å skrive disse ut og bruke en markerings penn
Her kan dere se en eksempeloppgave på en artikkel som viser høy måloppnåelse samt lærerkommentarer om hva gjør den til en bra tekst. Her er en til slik oppgave. 

 

In order to use assessment to promote learning, the following steps need to be covered in a classroom.The pupils need to get:
1)  Assessment Criteria for written and oral assignments
2) Feedback that explains pupils'performance
3) Advice to pupils on how to improvetheir results
Here is a form for Assessment Criteria for an Article/Essay that can be used to present the pupils the criteria that are used to assess their written assignments and how they need to answer the tasks to acheive a certain result.  The following form can be used to give the pupils assessment about how they answered the task and what they need to work onAssessment form for an article/essay. I highlight all that applies to the pupil with a highlighter. This can of course be done on the computer as well, however, I prefer to print these forms out and use a highlighter pen. Here is an example of a brilliantly written essay/objective article and my comments on what makes it such a good text. Here is one more such text.