onsdag 14 februari 2018

Matilda Ch 4-6

Chapter 4, 5 and 6.


1. Read the chapter 4-6  together in pairs. 
2. Summarise every chapter. Write 10 sentences in English. What happened? 
3. Underline 10 words from every chapter that you don't know or don't know how to spell. Translate them into your language.  Write new sentences with the words in English. Example: 
She was a terrible woman who frightened the children and teachers. 
Frightened: skrämde 
New sentence: My horse frightened me. 

4. When you have finished reading, have summarised what happened and written new sentences - answer the questions below: 

Chapters 4–6 
Answer these questions. Work in your pairs and help each other. Both of you write the answers and them in in Google Docs. 

a How old is Matilda when she goes to school for the first time? 
b How many children does Crunchem Hall have? 
c How many other children are in Matilda’s group? 
d How old is Miss Honey?
e How many miles are on the clock of Miss Trunchbull’s car?
h How old is Hortensia?
i How many times was Hortensia in The Chokey in her first year? 
k Why does Matilda start going to school later than other children?
l Why does Miss Honey try to stay calm when Matilda multiplies twelve sevens? 
m Why does Miss Honey go to see Miss Trunchbull?
n Why does Miss Trunchbull like Mr Wormwood? …
o Why does Miss Trunchbull think Matilda is a bad girl? … 
p Why does Miss Honey go to see Matilda’s parents? … 
q Why doesn’t Mr Wormwood want to see Miss Honey? … 
r Why does Miss Trunchbull put children in The Chokey? …
s Why doesn’t Miss Trunchbull like Amanda’s hair? …
t Why does Miss Trunchbull make Bruce 

(Källa: Questions from Pearson.com) 

Once p. 102 - end

In your groups, discuss: 

Use the VENN diagram.

1. Can you find anything that happened during WW2 that is the same that is happening in the world today? Write that in the middle of the circle.

2. Write examples of what happened to the refugees during WW2 that aren't happening today in the left part of the circle.

3. Write examples of what is happening today that didn't happen during WW2. Write that in the right part of the circle.

4. During WW2, from which countries did most refugees come and why?

5.  Can you find evidence from the Swedish history - have Swedes ever fled our country? If so, when and why? 



You will also get literature cards to discuss, I don't have them online. You will get them when we see each other. 

Week 9 

Finish reading the book before the lesson on Tuesday. 

In your groups you can choose between two different tasks. Decide in your groups which one you would like to work with. You only have to work with one of the tasks. You can choose which app that you would like to use. Perhaps GreenScreen? I will show you different alternatives.

1. Pretend that you are from the BBC and that you are in Poland during WW2 trying to report what is going on in the country. Suddenly, you find two children in the forest, all alone, hungry and thirsty, close to the railway.  They start telling you their story and you decide that you have to tell the world about these children.

Use the app XXX and create a news report.


- Write a manuscript 
- Hand in your text in Google Classroom and ask me to give you feedback when you have written half of it and again when you are finished.
You need a headline that catches the viewers' attention.
You need to talk about why you are in the country. (Background, facts, sources)
You need to talk about the reason why you chose to tell the world about Felix and Zelda.
Summarize their story.
Describe how you felt when you heard their story.
Here you can learn How to write a news report

The show should be about 4 minutes.

- Practice speaking
- Record in XXX and upload to my Youtube account. Tell me when you are finished and I will upload it for you. 


2.  Pretend that you are from the BBC and that you are in Poland during WW2 trying to report about what is going on in the countrySuddenly, you find two children, all alone, hungry and thirsty in the forest close to the railway.  They start telling you their story and you decide that you have to tell the world about these children. You decide to make a documentary.

- Write a manuscript 
- Hand in the text in Google Classroom and ask me to give you feedback when you have written half of it and again when you are finished. You need a headline that catches the viewers' attention.
You need to talk about why you are in the country. (Background, facts, sources)
You need to talk about the reason why you chose to tell the world about Felix and Zelda.
Summarize their story.
Here you can learn How to write a documentary
- The documentary should about 4 minutes
- Use pictures and add your voice
- Practice speaking
- Record in XXX and upload to my Youtube account. Tell me when you are finished and I will upload it for you.


/ Sara 







måndag 12 februari 2018

SPEAK part 2 - discussing

Take a look at the vocabulary in Google Classroom. Make sure you understand the sentences before you start reading.
Read until page 92.
Make a word-list with 20 words you don't understand.
I have created a Quizlet for the whole class. Add your words to the list - both English and Swedish. You will get the link in Google Classroom.
Before you add your own words - make sure the word isn't already included in the list. Since we are doing the list together that may happen.

Thursday week 7 

Below you find questions that I want you to discuss. You are going to talk about the questions in pairs and I want you to record your discussion and hand in to me in Classroom.
The discussion will be assessed.

1. What book does Melinda read on Halloween instead of going trick-or-treating?
 2. Describe Melinda’s lips.
3. The school has decided to change the school mascot four times. List all three previous mascots that have been used and explain why the school felt that they had to change each one. • • • •
4. What author has the school district banned from the school library?
5. Explain why David Petrakis walks out of Mr. Neck’s class. Give enough details in your answer to fully explain why he is upset.
6. Describe the art project that Melinda makes with turkey bones.
7. Why does David Petrakis video his social studies class?
8. Who is the “IT” Melinda refers to?
9. Are we sometimes different people on the outside than we are on the inside? How? Why is this true, do you think?
10. Who is a “real” American or Swede? What do you think of Mr. Neck’s opinion? Going by his definition, are some of you not really Swedes? How does that seem to you? __________________________________________________________




torsdag 1 februari 2018

SPEAK - part 1. Writing

Write individually and hand in Google Doc to me in Google Classroom:

1a. How does the novel start? Choose one of the alternatives. Does it start with…..
• somebody saying something
• a description (of the environment or of a character)
• something happening
• an explanation of the background to the story
• something else
Copy the first sentence of the book.

1b. Do you think it's a good beginning? Why?
1c. Was it easy or difficult to ”get into” the book?

2. Choose a quote from the book that you think is interesting, funny, irritating,... Copy it and explain why you chose it. What happened before this quote and what happened afterwards?
3. What do you think about the author's descriptions of the environment? Are they too long, too few, beautiful, realistic, etc? The environment is not just the landscape. It's also feelings,... Give examples and use quotes from the book!

1. What happens in the cafeteria that makes Melinda run out of the lunchroom? 2. How is Melinda’s attitude in her art class different from her attitude towards her other classes? 3. Describe the globe Mr. Freeman uses in his class, and explain how he uses it. 4. Describe how the students at Merryweather High School treat Melinda. Give at least three examples from the text to support your answer. 5. How does Melinda’s family communicate? 6. Describe Melinda’s new hiding place at school. 7. What did Melinda do that has caused everyone at school to hate her?
8. (p. 14) Family communication: How does communication break down in Melinda’s family? What could each person do to improve it? If you were a parent, how would communication be in your family?
9. (p. 15) How does Heather’s room express her personality?
 Why does Melinda feel that her room does not express her personality? How does your room express (or fail to express) who you are?
10. (p. 20) Why do we sometimes not like people who are really good at things, like sports, music, art, or school? Is that fair? Are adults like this?

(Questions are inspired by Mrs Pilgreen.)

















tisdag 30 januari 2018

Once - p56 - 102

Read p. 56-102. 
1. On Thursday are we going to discuss the questions below: 

‘Once I walked as fast as I could towards the city to find Mum and Dad and I didn’t let anything stop me. Not until the fire.’

 1. What changes have taken place in Felix (e.g.: more cautious, fearful of Nazis) and how do they influence his actions?
 2. How does Felix control his anxiety and make use of his storytelling ability?
3. Do you think Felix did the right thing by a) taking Zelda and b) not telling her the truth about her parents at that point?
4. What other choices did he make for Zelda’s benefit?

‘Once I woke up and I was at home in bed. Dad was reading me a story about a boy who got left in an orphanage. Mum came in with some carrot soup. They both promised they’d never leave me anywhere. We hugged and hugged.’ 

1. What is the significance of the following: the armbands? Felix’s predictions about the future?
2. How does Felix answer his own question – ‘Why would the Nazis make people suffer like this just for the sake of some books?’ (p.64) Why is this a turning point?

‘Once I spent about 6 hours telling stories to Zelda, to keep her spirits up, to keep my spirits up, to keep our legs moving as we trudge through the rain towards the city.
 1. Why does Felix go from 6 hours of storytelling to keeping Zelda’s spirits up, to the point where he suddenly hasn’t ‘got any more stories’ (p73)?
 2. Describe the toll such a journey takes on Felix and Zelda – physically and emotionally. How is it they manage to survive?

(Questions are inspired by Andrea Blake)


‘Once I lay in the street in tears because the Nazis are everywhere and no grownups can protect kids from them, not Mum and Dad, not Mother Minka, not Father Ludwik, not God, not Jesus, not the Virgin Mary, not the Pope, not Adolf Hitler.’
1. Explain what Barney is doing. What sort of a person do you think he is? What does he represent?
2. What impact does the realization that no-one can protect the children have on Felix? How does this affect his belief in the power of stories?












måndag 22 januari 2018

ONCE - week 4

This week I will be in London. Here are instructions for Tuesday and Thursday: 

In class, listen until page 16.  ( You find the link in Google Classroom) 

Together in the group, I want you to discuss and answer the questions below. Help each other!

1. Describe and discuss your first impressions of Felix and Mother Minka.  Choose one other character introduced in the opening chapter. 
 - What do you think they look like?
 - What kind of persons are they?

2.  Why was it so special that Felix found a whole carrot in his soup?

3. Continue reading on your own. When the lesson on Thursday is finished I want you to have read until page 56. 

4. Answer the questions below. Write individually and hand in your text to me in Google Classroom.

1a. How does the novel start? Choose one of the alternatives. Does it start with…..
• somebody saying something
• a description (of the environment or of a character)
• something happening
• an explanation of the background to the story
• something else
Copy the first sentence of the book.

1b. Do you think it's a good beginning? Why?
1c. Was it easy or difficult to ”get into” the book?

2. Choose a quote from the book that you think is interesting, funny, irritating,... Copy it and explain why you chose it. What happened before this quote and what happened afterwards?
3. What do you think about the author's descriptions of the environment? Are they too long, too few, beautiful, realistic, etc? The environment is not just the landscape. It's also feelings,... Give examples and use quotes from the book!
4. Once I stayed awake all night, waiting for mum and dad to arrive...
What memories does Felix have of his parents? Do you think his parents will show up? Why? Why not? Motivate your opinions.
5. The men were burning books. What did Felix "think" that the men in the armbands were doing? What were they actually doing and why?
6. Why is Felix's notebook important to him? Give examples. 
7. What do you think about the story so far? Why? Give examples and use quotes from the book!


Characters:
Choose one or two characters to describe.
Ask yourself these questions: Who is the character I’m describing? What do I think about his or her personality and why?
Describe what the person means to the novel and how he or she has been acting up until the point you’ve read. How do those actions make you feel? Try to describe them as carefully and detailed as possible and relate them to quotations/give examples from the novel.

Extra:
Go to Ef Class. Continue working with Commonly confused words and Improve your spelling. 

Speak - First Part - Vocabulary

This week I will be in London.  Here are instructions for Tuesday and Thursday:

Work in pairs if you want to and help each other, but I want you to write individually and hand in your own Google document in Google Classroom.

1. In your groups take a look at the words and make sure you understand them:
https://quizlet.com/_4blj0d

2. Ask your teacher to get the Vocabulary worksheet.
Translate the sentences into Swedish. Hand in again when you are finished. Remember your name!

3. Individually, continue reading. 
Write down words you don't understand and make your own wordlist.
You can create your own in www.quizlet.com or write in a Google document.
When the lessons (Tuesday/Thursday) are finished I want you to hand in your wordlist to me in Google Classroom. I want you to have at least 20 words each.

4. You need to read at least until page 46. (Thursday)
When you are finished, I want you to write a short summary. Write individually and hand in your Google document in Google Classroom.
What has happened so far?
Who is the main character?
What do you think about the character?
What do you think about the book so far? Why?


Make sure you have finished task 1-4 and have handed in:
 - Wordlist
 - Worksheet
 - Summary


5. Extra:
Go to:  Ef Class
Class Code: UYH9

Work with Commonly confused words.
You will need to look up the words you don't understand.  Work in pairs and help each other.

6. Extra:
Continue reading SPEAK.