lördag 15 december 2018

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Christmas Traditions Around the World 

1. We are going to watch the video above in class and I want you to take short notes while you are listening.
2. You are going to work in pairs and choose one country each from the video. Tell each other about the Christmas traditions in that country.
What is special? What do they do?
3. How do we celebrate Christmas in Sweden? What is common to do? To eat?
Take short notes.
4. Go to Christmas cultures .
- Work in your pairs and help each other.
- Choose one country from the list.
-Read the text.
- Find 3 things that are different from Swedish traditions. Take notes in the Padlet by clicking anywhere on the pinboard.
- At the end of the lesson, you will tell the rest of the class about the differences you have found.
5. Then go to Flipgrid.com/c020fe7b  and choose one of the videos. Watch the student that is talking, when that video is finished:
-  Click on the green reply icon in the middle of the video.
- Click on the red record icon and start recording a video where you tell the student in the video you watched about our Swedish Christmas traditions. When does Santa come to us? What do we eat? What do we do? If you have a Christmas tree - how do you decorate it? What do you think about Christmas - do you like it or not?

- When you are done with your film, click on the pause icon and then on the green Next icon to the right. 

- Snap a selfie and add some fun stickers! (If you want to!) At last, click on the green submit icon and your reply video will be published! 

Merry Christmas!

onsdag 5 december 2018


Nu kommer vi till terminens roligaste del! Grammatiken!
Jag har tittat på era texter, pratat med er och samlat ihop de grammatiska moment som jag ser att de flesta inte kan ordentligt. Nu är det dags att lära sig detta så kavla upp ärmarna och häng med!

Vi ska börja lektionen med att ni får ta ställning till om meningar med olika grammatiska klurigheter är rätt eller fel. Därefter diskuterar vi meningen, kollar vad som är rätt svar och ni får en förklaring till varför. Efter det ska ni individuellt ange om ni har förstått, behöver mer hjälp eller inte har förstått alls. Vi jobbar i Google Presentation och jag använder tillägget PeerDeck för att ni ska kunna svara på mina frågor inne i presentationen. Det krävs en kod för att kunna delta och den får ni lektionstid.

lördag 17 november 2018

How to give feedback - The Perks of being...

You have now finished both reading and writing about the book The Perks of being a wallflower. Today you are going to read a text that one of your friends has written and you are going to give feedback to help your friend improve his or her text.

1. In Google Classroom you will find out whose text you will read and work with. Then click on the attached link, which will lead you to a map in Google drive. Find the name of your friend's text, open it and make your own copy.
2. Re-name the text like this:
Feedback from XXX to XXX
3. Read the text.
4. Give your friend comments in Google Docs. Select the word or phrase that you would like to comment. An icon with a plus sign will appear. Click on the icon to add your comment.

The checklist below will help you:


1. Do all sentences, people and places begin with a capital letter?
2. Do all sentences end with correct punctuation? (. , ? !)  Help: Punctuation
3. Has the author written I with a capital I?
4. Are there varied sentence lengths?
5. Has the author remembered paragraph division?  Help: Paragraphs
5. Are there colourful and describing words?
6. Has the author followed the instructions Sara gave on how to write the text?
7. Is the text interesting and worth reading - if not - what can be improved?
7. Are the verb forms correctly written? Help: Verb
8. Did you check the text for spelling mistakes? Don't use Google Translate.

9. The last step is to go to Grammarly
- Sign in to Grammarly with your Google account.
- Click on NEW. Type the title of the text you are working with: Feedback to XX from XX
- Go to the text you are working with and copy it. Then go back to Grammarly and paste it.
- Grammarly will now help you check your text for spelling and grammar mistakes.
OBS! When you have pasted the text into Grammarly - show me before you move on. 

-Click on the underlined words to find out what is wrong. Check the grammar and spelling mistakes and go back and forth to the text you are working with. Continue giving your friend comments.
9. When you are finished:
Write a comment to your friend where you tell him or her two things that you really liked about the text and one thing that your friend needs to think about the next time he or she is writing a text.
Post this comment at the very top of the text, next to the friend's name so I easily can find it.
10. Tell your friend and me that you are finished.
11. When you get your text back:
 - Go through your text and fix it. Make sure you understand what is wrong and learn from your mistakes.
- Tell me when you are done.


tisdag 6 november 2018

Great phrases

My friend Patricia Diaz has created these great pictures with useful phrases in a conversation:

söndag 4 november 2018

Now is the time for running - writing


You are going to write a book review. To be able to do that you need to learn a few phrases.
We will write a book review together and I will help you. When we see each other on Thursday are you going to write your own book review in Inspera.
Here you can see an example of a book review.  Book review
What do you think of that book review? Is there anything that can be improved?

Book review- bokrecension

The author of the book - bokens författare

The book takes place in... - boken utspelar sig i

The setting is... Miljön är ...

The main-character is / the main- characters are.. - Huvudpersonen/Huvudpersonerna är

The book is about.- boken handlar om ..

The language of the book - bokens språk

I think that/ in my opinion - jag tycker att

If I could re-write the end of the book I would - Om jag kunde skriva om slutet på boken skulle jag...

I like the book because. - Jag gillar boken eftersom..

I dislike the book because - Jag gillar inte boken eftersom...

I would/ would not recommend this book - jag skulle / skulle inte rekommendera boken.. 

Things to think about:

What is the text about?
What is the conflict/problem in the text?
Is the text written in chronological order?
What important episodes are there?

Are the settings described with many or few details?
What is the atmosphere like? Is it sad? Depressing? Happy? Give examples.

Who are the main characters? Describe them.
What is the relationship between the characters?

Give examples from the book to support your arguments.

Other questions to think about:

Have you been influenced in any way by the text?
Have you experienced any of the feelings expressed in the text?
What in the text do you like or dislike?: the characters? The settings? The plot? The language?
Do you recognize any of the problems or conflicts in the text from your own experience?

Watch the video below to get some more tips: 

Now is the time for running - after reading the whole book

Now we have finished reading the whole book - Now is the time for running.

In pairs discuss the questions, write down your answers and hand them in via Google Classroom. Deadline: when the lesson is finished on Thursday.

1. Is Mai Maria a scoundrel or a saviour? How does she help the boys get into South Africa? What does she demand as payment?

2. Neither Deo nor Innocent know their father, a truck driver from South Africa. Why is Innocent so determined to find him? What is Deo’s attitude about meeting his father? 

3. Why did the Flying Tomato farm seem like a paradise to Deo initially? When does he realize that it isn’t? Why does he think Johannesburg will be a better place to live? What does Innocent believe? 

4. How did Deo and Innocent come to live under a bridge in Johannesburg? Who lives there with them? How is each person expected to contribute to the community?

5. What is a kwerekwere? Why do many native South Africans dislike them? How are they treated?  

6. Why does Innocent return to the bridge during the riot in Alexandra? What happens to him there? Were you surprised by this turn in the story? How does Deo respond? 

7. Why is soccer so important to Deo? How does the game make him feel? How did he acquire his playing skills? How does soccer save him from self-destruction? 

8. Who are Deo’s soccer teammates? Where did they come from? What early experiences do they each share?

9. The novel ends just as the final game of the Street Soccer World Cup begins. Which team do you think won? Why? 

10. Take another look at the title of this novel. What makes it so fitting for the story? What were the most important runs in Deo’s life? Can he ever stop running? What do you think? 

11. Have you ever read a novel in English before? What did you think about this book? Motivate your opinions. 

The questions are inspired by: www.lbschoolandlibrary.com
Educator’s Guide prepared by Anne Quirk. 

torsdag 1 november 2018

After reading the whole book - create your own mixtape

Creating mixtapes is a big thing in the book The Perks of being a Wallflower.  Today I want you to create your own mixtape. During the lesson, I will show you how you create a mixtape in www.kaseta.co
To show you an example I created a mixtape for my daughter. Click on the picture below to listen to the mixtape.

1. Read the instructions in picture number 2.
2. Who would you like to give your mixtape? (Remember that you are going to show your friends and talk about your mixtape so don't make it too personal if you aren't comfortable with it.)
3. Create your mixtape!
Go to Chrome Webstore and add the Kaseta extension (tillägg till Chrome).
(You have to finish your mixtape as homework and hand in the link to me in Google classroom. Dead-line: Friday the 9th of November)


The activity is inspired by: Englishcaddy.org.