viernes, 30 de noviembre de 2012

Children's Rights

We have been discussing Human Rights. Children ALSO have rights. Read the comics below and then go to the link to obtain more information
Visit the UNICEF site and draw a list of children's rights. We'll discuss them in class.

BONUS: Top ten cartoons for children's rights ( the cartoon corresponding to Article 5 was designed by an Argentinian!)

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sábado, 24 de noviembre de 2012

Writing. A personal anecdote

"The Giving Tree" is a story published by Shel Silverstein in 1964. It's about a boy and his relation with a tree. Then the boy grows up and the story continues.

Read the poster below and write an anecdote from your childhood. Remember to enrich it with the different parts of speech an the appropriate types of sentences.

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viernes, 23 de noviembre de 2012


I' ve created these games for you. Enjoy!


Play this game on the what2learn site

EXTRA CREDITS: What does FANBOYS stand for? Post the answer in the Comments section ASAP!

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Now you write.

This film is the winner of the First 3D Animation Short Film Competition in Nepal. It is about a boy who woke up one morning and there was no light, or not enough!

 Watch it and describe what happened to him. Remember to use different TYPES OF SENTECES!!!


Write one sentence  in each COMMENT and send it. The following student has to read it, continue the story USING A DIFFERENT TYPE OF SENTENCE!

REMEMBER to use:

  • Narrative tenses (Simple Past, Past Continuous and Past Perfect)
  • a variety of verbs: wake up, be, get up, ring, turn down, tiurn off, put, open, close, fall, open, close, swing, realize, think, see, sit, read, type, etc.
  • Good linkers of  TIME (first, then, later, before, while), REASON (so, because), CONCESION (if, unless),CONTRAST (but, however), among others.

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THEORY: Sentences can be divided into:

  • Type of sentence by STRUCTURE
1- SIMPLE sentence
2- COMPOUND sentence
3- COMPLEX sentence
  • Type of sentence by PURPOSE
1- DECLARATIVE sentence
2- INTERROGATIVE  sentence
3- EXCLAMATORY sentence
4- IMPERATIVE sentence

If you click HERE you can practise and check your understanding!

PRACTICE: When writing a NARRATIVE you have to take into acount that there are FOUR TYPES OF SENTENCES that can help you enrich your piece of writing.
Watch the video and answer the questions below

How much have you scored? Do you need to revise your study notes?

CLICK HERE for a worksheet for a list of COORDINATORS and SUBORDINATORS.

worksheet #1:
worksheet #2:

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jueves, 8 de noviembre de 2012

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Hello. This is a blog for my college students.
Hola. Este es un blog para mis alumnos del profesorado.