söndag 14 januari 2018


Watch the film below.
What comes to your mind when you see the film?
Write down your thoughts individually.
Discuss your thoughts with your neighbour and together write your thoughts in this Padlet: https://padlet.com/sarasv74/thoughts
We will then discuss the film in class. Keep your notes so you are able to participate in the discussion.


Below you see 10 statements. Read the statement and then respond to each statement by putting a plus sign (+) if you agree, a minus sign (-) if you disagree and a question mark (?) if don't know.
- Work individually.
- Compare what you have written and discuss the statements where you don't think the same
- We will then discuss the statements in class.
(From mrjeffery.com) 

Take a look at the picture below. It is a cover of a book called Speak written by Laurie Halse Anderson. 
What do you think the book will be about? 

onsdag 10 januari 2018

Råplugg med papper och penna - del 2!

Idag är jag på annat uppdrag hela dagen.
Jag vill att ni gör följande:
1. I par - jämför vad ni kommit fram till att texten ni hade i läxa betyder.
Om ni inte kommer överens - hjälps åt att ta reda på vad det rätta är.

2. Förhör varandra muntligt på prepositionerna ni hade i läxa till idag. Bilden finns i blogginlägget före detta. En av er ställer frågor till den andre tex:
Vad heter i köket på engelska?
What does in the evening mean?
Osv... ställ 15 frågor var till varandra och byt sedan. Ni kan ta varannan om ni vill.

3. Till tisdag är er läxa att lära er idiomatiska uttryck.
Via länken här https://www.ef.co.uk/english-resources/english-idioms/
Kommer ni till en sida med de vanligaste idiomatiska uttrycken.
Gör på samma sätt som med prepositionerna.
1. Skriv ner utrrycken och se till att du förstår vad de betyder. Ni SKA skriva. Att sitta och glo på skärmen gälls inte! Ju mer du skriver lektionstid desto mindre behöver du göra hemma.

Lär dig minst 30 uttryck. Välj sådana du inte redan kan.

Då det är vikarie idag vill jag att ni arbetar i par på uppgift 1 och 2 och på uppgift 3 är det TYST eget arbete.

Vikarie behöver hämta lösblad och pennor i förrådet i förväg.
/ Sara

måndag 8 januari 2018

Råplugg med papper och penna!

Welcome back!
The books I have ordered for the first week haven't arrived. That's why we need to do something else.
My plan is:
Some grammar!

Jippie! Let's go!


1.  You need paper and a pencil. Take look at the pictures below.
2. You need to learn when to use the prepositions of time and place.
3. Translate the words below into a language you understand well. I want you to use a pencil and not the computer.
3. Take notes and write at least 5 sentences from every column where you include the correct preposition.

Here are some links where you can practice online as well: 

Well, a little learning is a dangerous thing and you might think this a bolt from the blue and the calm before the storm. So curiosity killed the cat. Cut the mustard, but remember that haste makes waste! It is always darkest before the dawn and time is money so well begun is half done. The ball is in your court and please don't take a rain check. Break a leg and hang in there! 

What does the text mean? 
Homework is to find out! 

Homework for Thursday: 
Find out what the text means. 
Learn at least 5 prepositions on time and place per column= 30 (You will have the whole lesson on Tuesday to study.)
Challenge: Learn them all! 
Don't worry it will not be graded, but when you write or speak I will notice if you have a varied and rich language. 

söndag 17 december 2017

Första temat VT- 18 år 9: ONCE -Morris Gleitzman

by Morris Gleitzmann

What do you think about this quote? Do you agree or disagree?
Can you think of a memory when you felt really happy?

1. Think about it on your own, for a few minutes
and then talk about your memories in your groups.

You can find the sentences on the picture above in the book we are going to read.
What do you think the book will be about?

2. Before we start listening we need to take a look at some words:

Do you know what an orphanage is?
I almost caused a riot - What did he almost do?
Who is the Virgin Mary and The Pope? 
What is a nun?

We are going to listen to the first chapter together in class when we see each other on Tuesday.
If you want to feel prepared - feel free to listen in advance.

Listen here: Once - Morris Gleitzman The first chapter is for free.

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. Help each other with words you don't know. Create a word list. Use Google Docs if you want to or perhaps you prefer Quizlet.com?

Första temat VT-18 för år 7: Matilda - Roald Dahl

Matilda - Roald Dahl 

Have you ever heard about Roald Dahl?

Roald Dahl is a very famous author. Perhaps you have watched Charlie and Chocolate Factory with Johnny Depp?

He is also the author of the book that we are going to read: Matilda.

1. Take a look at the picture below. What do you think the book will be about?
First of all, work on your own and write down 5 words that you think of.
2. Compare your words with your neighbor - which words are the same and which are not?
Be prepared to tell the whole class about your thoughts.

Before we start reading - discuss the questions below with your neighbor. Take notes since I want you to be able to tell the whole class as well. 

1. Do you remember how old you were when you started reading?
2. What was the first book that you read and what was it about?
3. Do you remember your first day at school, when you were 6-7 years old? What happened and how did you feel?

After reading chapter 1-3 :

Work in pairs and help each other.  This time, I want you to write your answers. At the end of the lesson, we are going to talk about your answers in class.

1. Who is
a  Matilda
b  Mr. Wormwood
c  Mrs. Phelps

a What can Matilda do at the age of one and a half?
b What can Matilda do at the age of three?
c What can Matilda do at the age of four?
d Why does Mrs. Phelps watch Matilda with surprise and excitement?
e Why doesn’t Mr. Wormwood want Matilda to read books?

Do you think Mr. Wormwood is a good father? Why or why not?

This part is for you, who already have read a book in English and need a challenge. 

1. Go to the library and find a book that you think will challenge you.
2. Read the first 2 chapters.
3. Underline words you don't know and translate them into Swedish. Make a word list.
4. Who is the main character?
5. Describe the person. What is he/she like?
6. Where is the book situated?
7. Describe the environment.
8. What do you think will happen in chapter 3-5

/ Sara 

måndag 11 december 2017

Christmas story in Scratch

Have you ever tried programming?
Today I want you to try Scratch and create a Christmas Story.

1. Work together in pairs and help each other. First of all, you need to create a mind-map of your story. The story starters below can help you start writing:

 - As Ellen closed her bedroom curtains, she looked out of her bedroom window at the snowman she had built. To her surprise, the snowman smiled and waved at her...

- Santa Claus suddenly opened his eyes. "Oh dear, it is Christmas day today and I have forgotten"...

- I was a normal school day until an elf showed up in our classroom...

- Your own choice!

2. What you need to do:
- Write a script so you know your story.
Where does the story take place?
Who is the main character?
What is the problem?
How is the problem solved?
What happened at the end?

Write maximum one A4 page size 12 and hand in your script in Google Classroom. Remember to include a dialogue, since I want the characters you write about to speak. 

3. Go to https://scratch.mit.edu/ log in and then start creating your story. You will get your account in Google Classroom.
When you create your account I want you to choose English as your language. I want you to record your voice and let your characters speak.

4. Deadline: Tuesday 19th of December. (It is OK to work at home if you want to!)

måndag 27 november 2017

Two Stars and a Wish

Before you start working today you need to watch this video on how to give qualitative response: 

What to do?
Take a look a the rubric in the film above and use it as checklist.  Go through the checklist and look at the text you have. Use Google Document and comment the text. I will show you when we see each other.
Remember to be polite when you write your comments. You can use the phrases below to help you improve the text.

(The phrases below are made by Mia Smith and her pupils year 9  Herrgårdsskolan, Gothenburg)


Variation and vocabulary

 Your language is varied.
 You vary your language well.
 Your vocabulary is very varied.
 Your language felt very much alive.
 You have a varied language and don’t repeat yourself.

 Clarity and coherence 

 Your text has good flow.
 It’s easy to understand your text.
The content of your text was clear with good details.
The content was very clear.
 Your text has a clear line of argument.
 There was a clear line of argument in your text, making it easy to understand.
 Your text is coherent and clear.
 You reason with good arguments to support your point.


 Your writing is well adapted to your theme.
 You adapt your language to different genres.
You adapt your text to the receiver and situation.
 Grammar and spelling Good sentence structure and descriptions.  
You write with good grammar.


Variation and vocabulary 

 You could vary your vocabulary more.
 You could use more difficult words and sentences.
 Try to read more difficult text to learn how to write like that.
 You need to expand your vocabulary.
 Try to make your language come alive more.

 Clarity and coherence

 Your text could have better flow.
 You could develop your reasoning more.
 Try to make your text more coherent.
 Next time you write a text, make sure it has a clear line of argument.
 You can work on clarifying your text.


You could adapt your language more to your theme.
 You can think about adapting your text to the receiver and situation.
You should try to adapt the language to your genre.
You could adapt your language more to the purpose.

 Grammar and spelling
 You can improve the grammar in your text.
 You need to improve the sentence structure.
 There are some spelling mistakes, read through your text once more to find them.
 Think about what tense you use (verbs).