Hello everyone, here is this new topic bloom`s taxonomy, oh my gosh is awesome, how this thing works, I’ve never heard about it, but what a great Tool, and brings better activities, I have to accept that I am amazed !!
Check out this activity, is an example..
Activity, (For advanced-beginners adults)
Listen a short version of Jules Verne’s story, Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
1. Recalling: First list all the events or ¨ accidents ¨ that took place around the world in its oceans, then describe how the two travelers were caught by the submarine (Nautilius).
2. Understanding: Explain why the Capitan´s attitude (Nemo) was so rude and heartless?
3. Applying: Have you ever traveled in any struggling situation? How did you manage the situation in order to put everything under control?
4. Analyzing: Jules Verne Wrote that amazing novel a long time ago, Compare all the inventions or ways of how the submarine worked with how real submarine in that time used to work, what do you find out?
5. Evaluating: Once the professor Aronnax found out what was going on, What would you have done if you were Aronnax , Would you have reacted other way? How?
6. Creating: Now, think about a boat, or a submarine. Design a new model applying the technology that you think is going to be in the future, Will it be a green technology? Or a total sophisticated technology?
Good evening everyone, I found this comic video…you´ll see what is about, is amusing, but it can happen to us someday !!
Today I would like to share my test results, talking about multiple intelligences, the aim here is, how these results can help my students?? If I am completely logical and Intrapersonal..Well, I think I can develop all my intelligences not just these two, I am good at these, but I can force myself to develop the others. I think these results are related with how I am, and how my teachers had made me think, I am a really analytic person, so that might help me a lot scanning trough my students .
I found this amazing application in order to make my students to speak; as you will you if you follow the link, the is the fotobabble of one of my pictures, it`s pretty funny, and with this application even more …so, the aim of the activity is that they guess what`s going on ?? imagine, speculate, predict, infer, everything about the picture !!well, here is the link, enjoy it, ant tell me what you think ??http://www.fotobabble.com/m/WE5lQjRqS21OM2c9
Hello world, The last two days has been a hectic ones , there is so much knowledge in the air … So, I´ve been working on literature circles, and let me tell you how incredible this tool is just for the reading skill, apparently , I mean, here we are being TKTers , ¨ studying for being a teacher and I think, changing the status quo¨ our goal as a teacher is to change the way students learn. We have to make them think.
So, literature circles which are not new by the way, have a lot of advantages and it´s not the traditional way of reading, which is boring, it doesn’t work very much, teachers play the only and main role leaving behind students and at the end we figure out that students hate reading. Well, literature circles are an enjoyable activity, it´s a great opportunity to observe and listen, and when you play roles and switch them so that everyone can play different roles, you can polish up the 4 skills and its sub skills, you have to speak, listen, write and of course read. Isn´t this amazing?? WE CAN MAKE THEM LOVE BOOKS !!
Today I´ve been searching for graphic organizers in the web; these Graphic organizers are used for scaffolding of strategies such as the 4 below, while students work together in cooperative groups. Let´s take a look…
CSR collaborative strategic reading (CSR) combines two instructional approaches: reading comprehension strategy instruction and cooperative learning. These approaches improve learning opportunities for students with learning disabilities and with limited proficiency in English.
To facilitate comprehension of content area texts, students work in small, cooperative groups and apply four reading strategies
|1.||Preview. Structured previewing of text allows students to generate interest and questions about the text, to stimulate their background knowledge and associations with the text, and to facilitate their ability to make predictions about what they will learn.|
|2.||Click and clunk. Students are taught to use self-monitoring strategies while reading to aid them in recognizing information they know (“clicking”), and identifying words, concepts, or ideas they do not understand or need to know more about (“clunking”).|
|3.||Get the gist. Students identify the main idea from the reading to confirm their understanding of the information.|
|4.||Wrap-up. The wrap-up session provides students with an opportunity to self-monitor their reading while applying metacognitive strategies that further extend comprehension.|
Taken from : Klingner, J.K. & Vaughn, S. (1999). Promoting reading comprehension, content learning, and English acquisition through Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR). The Reading Teacher, 52, 738–747.
So, first we have the : KWL Graphic Organizer: This handy chart will facilitate interactive responses for what your students know, “K,” want to know, “W,” and what they’ve learned, “L.”
Then I found this awesome graphic : it ´s called : Page Description, in which students will be able to Organize 5-sentence paragraphs with this hand outline. As a teacher you can print it in a large sheet, and summarized the ideas of the text, i think could be a huge success among children .
Finally we have The Herringbone, it is aimed to get the Main Ideas and Supporting Details, this graphic is very use, for example in economic research we use it a lot, in order to summarize the most important ideas of essays, for example if we are working with thesis, or in order to identify problems in enterprises or in communities., what why it´s called the herringbone; because you have to get the best information .
Phonology has been always difficult, all those strange little letters, sometimes we think they are not understandable and that´s why they drive us nuts, but telling the truth they are an important, and an essential part of the language. I still don’t know how to use them, but I know I´m going to learn them little by little.
I would like to share some of the key concepts, the have the diphthongs which are the easiest, I guess, then we have the stress, here we have categories; primary , secondary, contrastive and main stress.
In phonology we can link words, but in fact you are linking words through the pronunciation, it´s like French, I like that !!
Finally, we have ¨the music of the language¨ which is the intonation, when we emphasize on a sentence, or a word. It´s not the same: congratulations!! Like I feel really happy about you, ( with surprise, happiness) and congratulations, like well, it´s your Birthday, but whatever!!
Sincerely I´d never heard about wordles before, but i think they are great.
Here we have a wordle of the unit 1 and 2 from the TKT course book, first we have the parts of speech, which are really important, and then we have some words that make reference to unit 2, ¨ Lexis¨ and there is what I love the most, prefixes and suffixes, the reason is simple, you can create a lot of words from one word, it´s like the FCE use of english exercise : word formation.