How do you write….

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Hey everyone;

I have a question for you all:

How do you write a lesson plan using this information? (I am aiming at Intermediate/Advanced Students)

Bermuda Triangle

Label the stages of your lesson plan and be sure to include the following information:

What activities would you do before you have the students watch the video?
What vocabulary would you pre-teach and why? (Please list at least 6 words and explain your choices)
What ‘while viewing’ tasks would you use in your first viewing of the video?
What ‘while viewing tasks’ would you use in your second viewing of the video?
What post viewing tasks could you use? Please mention at least 3.

Here is how I have written it:

PRE-VIEWING:

What activities would you do before you have the students watch the video?

As a class we could carry out a brief discussion on the topic of the Bermuda Triangle; if need be watch a piece of the video. We could also brainstorm some vocabulary what we all may think will be used within the video.

What vocabulary would you pre-teach and why? (Please list at least 6 words and explain your choices)

The vocabulary I would probably pre-teach would be:

  • any technical terms used within the video (Naval terms – hands, dead reckoning, military ranks)
  • wallowing
  • perished
  • reputation
  • deceptively
  • unexpectedly

I have chosen these six words/terms because the students could use most of the words when using their written work. The technical terms not as much in “everyday life” but it would help them understand who was who throughout the video

WHILST VIEWING:

What ‘while viewing’ tasks would you use in your first viewing of the video?

I would ask them to think how they would feel if they were in the Bermuda Triangle; make some notes if possible.  Students can fill in the blanks with vocabulary they heard in the pre-viewing tasks or the students can listen for examples of grammatical structures and note them down.

What ‘while viewing tasks’ would you use in your second viewing of the video?

I would ask the students to now ‘think out of the box’ and write down what they would have done in that situation

POST VIEWING:

What post viewing tasks could you use? Please mention at least 3.

Language Use:

I would get the students to write a ‘diary entry’ for one of the characters within the video – if needed; give them an example or a template to complete

Project:

I could get the students to complete a project to find more information on the Bermuda Triangle using the internet. Finding any stats or images.

Production:

I could ask the students can be asked to draw characters from the video or ask them to create a character that was upon the boat.

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Zero To Hero – Day Fourteen: Deeper into the Blogosphere

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I cannot believe that is is already day fourteen of my Blogging 101 journey – Zero To Hero…I have gained loads of new followers and read some amazing blogs. I never really believed or understood that there were some many people blogging out in the world. (You are all the best people in the world; you know that right?)

Anyways;

Today’s assignment: spend some time reading through the topics you follow, and follow five more blogs and/or topics that intrigue you as you read.

After “speaking” to Ivan @ Navigate: Searching in Existence *waves* about Reincarnation…it is a rather controversial topic where I am currently working in; to be honest it is in most of my local societies. I work in a “Multi Faith” school; but the ground that the school is placed upon is ‘owned’ by the local Christian Diocese; therefore the school has to have a member of the faith be in the school. I have no problems at all with that; but it seems that no other celebrations can be carried out. For example; some of my closest friends are celebrate Beltane – the Pagan festival of spring & new life. I have attended many events and celebrations to celebrate this holiday; however here at my work place I am not even allowed to mention the religion the celebration is linked to…

I made the decision to have a look at the topics of “Paganism”, “Reincarnation” and “New Age Lifestyle” to see what I could find…

There were many sites that discussed and even discarded the three topics above…it makes me sad that we are all living on the same planet and we can’t even get along!

I am a little behind on Zero to Hero (Days 11, 12 & 13)

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I am a little behind on my Zero To Hero blogging assignments; I am naughty I know. Having only the WP App to work from for the last two weeks has not been the best; finally I have access to a Desktop and the Operating Programme is not up to date (*screams at computer screen*).

Here is what I have been doing:

Day Eleven: Be a Good Neighbour

Today’s assignment: leave comments on at least four blogs that you’ve never commented on before.

I decided to have a look through my comments and “Blogs I follow” to see who I have not written on their blog…it seems that I have not been the best ‘neighbour’. I remembered that there is a list of the Blogs on the Blog Roll for the Blogging 101 class; I found some of the blogs from there. I commented on these blogs:

  1. Distinctly Denise – Write a Novel? Easier said than done!
  2. Deb’s World – Weekly photo challenge: Letters – a well travelled shopping list
  3. Bungling Housewife – Call Me, Maybe
  4. Soy Allergy Survivor – Helpful Websites and Apps for Food Allergies

Day Twelve: Be Inspired By the Community

Today’s assignment: write a post that builds on one of the comments you left yesterday. Don’t forget to link to the other blog!

Here is my post based on one of the comments I have made:

Denise at Distinctly Denise was talking about writing a novel; this is too something that I want to do.Well, actually I am in the process of writing a novel. It is aimed at Young Adults. I have writing it since November 2011. How do I know the exact month? Well; every year in November there is an event NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month. It is where people can write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days. It is very hard and I have taken part every day. The most I ever wrote in 30 days was 38, 897 words. I have tried my hand at different genres of books. There is also two “camps” for NaNoWriMo – Camp NaNoWriMo – I have taken part on most of them too. I have tried to write a Science Fiction novel, Futuristic novel, Historical novel and a Satire/Humour novel. I really enjoyed the Satire/Humour novel. I wrote it as a NaNo pariticipant journalling her experiences. I completed that novel; but in December 2013 and not in the alotted time – oh dear! I hope to publish all my novels (and attempts when completed) onto Kindle Direct Publishing.

Could you all write a 50,000 word novel in 30 days? I challenge you this NOVEMBER!!!

 

Day Thirteen: Build a Better Blogroll

Today’s assignment: share links you love with a widget.

 

You may already seen that I have a “few” widgets (but unable to edit or more them around – I had a comment about it on Zero To Hero – Day Five: Love Your Theme; I have now rectified one of the comments mentioned)

I wonder if there are any more Widgets I could add…I thought about the current weather of the current place I am working it? Has anyone else done something similar? I wonder if there is a You Tube Widget or would I have to use a “Text Widget”? That is something I will need to think of…