söndag 24 september 2023

Personal Narrative

Personal Narrative 

Today you will work together in groups and help each other while writing a personal narrative. I will decide who will be in which group. 

Here is a guide that will help you structure your text: 

If you need inspiration you can choose one of the stories below: 
* In our school there are students who have pets. Every Tuesday, the students and the pets change bodies. Max's dog suddenly became the most popular kid in school! 
Write a story where you use size 12 and write about 150 words where Max's dog is the main character. 

* In a world where shoes had superpowers, Jake's sneakers gave him the ability to run as fast as a cheetah, but only when he wore polka-dot socks. 
Write a story where you use size 12 and write about 150 words where Jake is the main character. 

If you don't get the inspiration above you can click here: 
Story Starter (I will show you how it works) 

1. Decide what to write about. Write a mind map where you use the guide on top of this page and answer the questions. Remember to add sensory details to your story and try to describe places and persons so the reader will get "pictures in the head". 
2. Open a Google document and share it with everyone in the group. 
3. You are able to write at the same time so decide who will write and when. Ex: 
Sara writes the three first sentences, Ellen writes the next three and Ahmed writes the next three. Then you start over again and Sara writes three sentences.. If you want to you can use different colours that make it easier to see who has written. 

/ Sara 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Linnéskolan 9c

The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

The book we will work with for the next few weeks is called: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" and the author is Stephen Chbosky.

Week 39 Monday 

When you have watched the trailer above - discuss with your neighbour what you think 
the book will be about.

Have you ever heard the word "Wallflower"? What do you think the word means?

1. Speaking
Take a look at the statements below. Talk to your neighbour about them and take notes if you 
agree or disagree with the statement. You need to be able to tell the rest of the class about your opinions.

-  Feeling like you are alone in the world with nowhere to turn to for support is a normal
part of being a teenager.

- Learning how to make friends is more difficult in secondary school than it is in
 primary school.

- The dangers of drug use by teenagers are exaggerated.

- Your first serious kiss should be by someone you truly love.

- If adults really knew what happened among teenagers on Snapchat and the
internet they would be shocked.

- Experiencing new things helps teenagers develop emotionally and intellectually in ways
that reading a book can never match.

- Getting involved sexually as a teenager can only make your life more confusing and difficult.

- Brothers and sisters are closer to one another than parents and their children.

2. Vocabulary

Before we start reading we will take a look at some words that might be tricky! 

3.  Reading and listening
Let's read the first part together in class: The Perks of Being a Wallflower 
You will read the text on the computer and you will also be able to listen to the text. 
It is important to read and follow the text while you listen. If you choose to listen and follow the speed at 100 the whole book will take 6 hours to listen to. 
Together we will decide how many pages you will read every week. 
If you are absent you need to read at home! 

/ Sara 

måndag 11 september 2023

Writing a letter...

 How to write a letter! 

When you write a letter to someone you always start the letter with: 

Dear XXX, 

I hope that you are fine... 

and end the letter with: 

Best regards, 


or if you write more informally: 



Here I have written a letter to you: 

Dear Students,

I hope that you all feel fine today! 

Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sara and I am your teacher for this academic year. I have a passion for teaching and a few hobbies that keep me engaged when I'm not in the classroom. I believe it's essential for us to get to know each other better, so let me share a bit about myself:

Reading: I read a lot of books! You can often find me lost in the pages of a good book. I would love to hear about your favorite books and any recommendations you might have. Do you read books? Which is the best book you have read? 

Films: I also watch series and films. I prefer feel-good or exciting movies. I hate movies where they shoot and kill each other and you see a lot of blood! Do you watch films? Which is your favorite and why? 

Going to the Gym: Staying active and healthy is important to me, so I regularly visit the gym. It not only keeps me fit but also helps clear my mind. Do you have a favorite sport or physical activity that you like? 

As we begin this school year, I am would like to know more about each of you. Here are a few questions I'd like you to consider in your replies:

What is your favorite book, and why do you love it?

Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of school that you're passionate about? Tell me more!

How do you stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle? Share any sports or activities you enjoy.

Is there something specific you're looking forward to in Year 7? 

I can't wait to meet all of you in person and learn together. Let's make this school year an unforgettable experience!

Best regards,

1. Write a letter to Sara where you tell her about yourself and include answers to her questions. 
Write in size 12 and about 100 words. 

söndag 10 september 2023

National exams - speaking

 National Exams week 49

First of all, answer the question in Classroom: 

Who would you like to be with during the national exams? Give me two options! 

The exam takes about 20 minutes and you will be in pairs. 

Secondly, we will start practising speaking in groups:

To be able to do this we need to learn a few phrases and we will play Quizlet Live. 
The phrases in the link and picture below are good to learn and use while talking. 

National Exam - great phrases

I will help you with the first example below. Discuss the second one in your groups and remember to use linking words.

1. Mobile phones are dangerous and disturb people
 Agree? Disagree? Explain why and give examples. What do your friends think?

2. Smoking should not be allowed
Agree? Disagree? Explain why and give examples. 
What do your friends think?

3. Work in your pairs, and discuss the statements in the cards below.  Use the phrases we practised. 
Speak English all the time! Remember: It is a dialogue and not a monologue! 

söndag 27 augusti 2023



Week 35 Monday

Last time we read a text about Olivia and Oliver, who were twins. Even though they are twins they have their own identity and personality. 

It is pretty common to think about identity and who you are. 

  1. Think about and write down the answers to the questions below. Use Trelson! 

  2. It is perfectly fine to write just a few sentences per question as long as you write in English! 

    1. What are some characteristics or qualities that you believe define who you are as a person?

    2. How do your family, cultural background, and upbringing contribute to shaping your sense of identity?

    3. Can you think of a time when you felt proud of yourself? How did that experience relate to your sense of self?

    4. What are some hobbies, interests, or activities that make you feel most like yourself? How do these activities contribute to your identity?

    5. How do your friendships and relationships with others influence the way you think about yourself? Are there certain people who bring out different aspects of your identity? Do you act the same if you are with your closest friends, classmates, parents or grandparents? 

      Together in class, we will watch To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful, which is a Ted Talk by Shane Koyczan.  While watching, take short notes on key things he says. 

  3. - What is his main message?

  4. - How has his childhood and what happened to him shaped him into who he is today? 

  5. - Have you felt or encountered anything similar as Shane did? When? How did it make you feel?  

Week 35 Tuesday 


Individually - answer the questions below. Just a few sentences to help you remember. 
In pairs - discuss the questions. 
In class - discuss the questions. What did you talk about in your pair? 

1. What do you think of when you hear the word "cyberbullying"?
2. What examples of cyberbullying can you think of?
3. Do you think online bullying is worse or not as bad as physical bullying?
4. Is cyberbullying a problem among your friends?
5. What would you do if you or your friends were cyberbullied?
6. How do you think cyberbullying affects the lives of those bullied?
7. What responsibilities do the websites have in stopping it? 
8. What responsibilities do you and your friends have?  
9. What can you do if you are being attacked on social media? 

Week 36 Monday 



We will write in Trelson (I will show you how it works. Bring earphones if you have.)
I want you to write between 250-600 words size 12. 

Choose between:

1.  Write a letter to Shane in the video. 
- What would you like to tell Shane? 
Dear Shane, 
I just watched your Ted Talk and I really felt... 
I hope... 
All the best, 

2. Write a letter to yourself "What would I say to myself when I was being bullied?"

Dear Sara, 
You are such a strong individual, even if you don’t feel like you are. Even though your school peers make you feel bad about yourself, and dread runs through your veins every time you walk through the gates, you still get up every morning and go to school. That is so brave! 
First of all, I think ... 
I also believe... 

Best regards, 

/ Sara 

måndag 21 augusti 2023

Welcome back to school!

 Welcome back to school 

Today we will start the lesson by watching Kid President talking about how to make an AWESOME school year. What if we all made it our resolution to make this year awesome for somebody else? (resolution = löfte, typ nyårslöfte)

1. What can you do to make this school year awesome for somebody else? 
- Talk to a friend and try to come up with two suggestions. 
- Agree on one thing that you can do easily and for free. 
- Write your suggestion on the whiteboard. 

2. We will start with a short speaking activity! You will get a handout with a lot of different phrases. 

- Walk around the classroom and try to find someone who is able to answer yes to the questions on your handout. 

- You have to make questions out of the text on your card: 
Do you like spicy food? 
Are you born in January? 

- Before you start you have to make sure you understand the words on the card. We will talk about them in class. I will help you before you start. 

-When you find a friend who is able to answer your question - write his or her name in the square. 

- When you have five in a row - you shout: BINGO and let the rest of the class know the answers. 

Perhaps; Ludvig plays Fortnite every day, Sara has won a contest, Ellen is an only child, Malin hasn't had breakfast today and Hugo loves to swim.

söndag 20 augusti 2023

Welcome back to school!

 Welcome back to school! 

In this blog, you will always find your instructions. It is open and you can reach it whenever you want to. 

You don't know me at all and I don't know you so let's start by getting to know each other! 

 Here are three statements about me. Two are true and one is a lie. 

1. Think on your own and try to figure out which one is a lie. 

2. Turn to a neighbour and tell each other which statement you think is a lie and motivate why. 

3. Let the class know which one you think is a lie. 

Liar, Liar ... 

* When I was 16 I won the Swedish championship in dressage with my brown, beautiful stallion 

*  When I was 16 I worked every second weekend as a journalist 

* When I was 16 I was really good at sewing.  I sew some of my clothes and I still have one of my favourite dresses in my closet

4. Now it is your turn! Write down three statements about yourself. Two are true and one is a lie. 

5. Turn to your neighbour and let her or him find out which statement is a lie! 

Would you rather! 

Practice speaking! 

- Work in pairs and talk to each other about the "would you rather".. below. 

- Walk around in the classroom and talk to your classmates. 

  • Would you rather not use your computer for a month or not eat junk food for a month?
  • Would you rather have only two close friends or many that you don't know well?
  • Would you rather always have to sing and dance instead of speaking everywhere you go?
  • Would you rather be the star basketball player on your school’s losing team or sit on the bench all season with your school’s winning team?
  • Would you rather have bad breath and body odour the entire day or be completely naked?
  • Would you rather eat a small can of dog food or six overripe bananas?
  • Would you rather have to eat a bowl full of worms or a live frog?
  • Would you rather live without your phone for two weeks or your computer for a month?
  • Would you rather be the teacher at your school or the janitor (vaktmästare)?
  • Would you rather be invisible or be able to fly?
  • Would you rather lose your ability to speak or have to say everything you are thinking?
  • Would you rather have to listen to music all of the time or not be able to listen to music at all?
  • Would you rather have lived one hundred years in the future or one hundred years in the past?
  • Would you rather be the best player on a losing team or the worst player on a winning team?
  • Would you rather have extremely small freakishly eyes or an extremely large nose?
  • Would you rather have friends that are smarter than you or friends that are much better-looking than you?