tisdag 20 mars 2018

Argumentative text 8CD 1

Think of something that you don't like and would like to change. 
You need to find arguments for and against. You can talk to someone at home or google !  Here you can find an example of an argumentative text that a pupil year 7 has written: Refugees welcome?

- Does the headline draw your attention?
- Do you understand why the author has written this text? 
- Which is the author's point of view? 
- What arguments for and against his/her point of view are you able to find?
- Can you find any linking words ? Where and how has the author used them? 
- Can you find any words that express the author's feelings about the subject

After the spring break, you are going to write your own text. I don't want you to write at home, but please think of a subject that you would like to write about. You need to write at least one A4 page size 12. I want you to follow the structure of an argumentative text - take a look at the picture below. I also want you to include linking words and show me that you know how to use them.

Thursday week 12 
Sara is teaching you how to write an argumentative text. 
Practice writing a text together in groups of 3. Help each other. 
Learn how to use linking words. See examples at the beginning of this text.

Homework for Thursday w 14
Pick a topic to write about. Think about your topic so you are able to write on Thursday. No writing at home.
Learn how to use Linking words

Thursday week 14
Individually - write an argumentative text. Minimum 300 words. 
You will write in ChromEx, which means that you have no access to the internet.

Essay topics:

Mobiles phones should be banned in schools for both students and teachers
All students should wear uniforms in school. 
School must start two hours later, because students are very tired 
Separating boys and girls help them perform better in school 
Parents must limit how much time their children spend on tech devices - two hours per day is enough
Mobile phones should be banned during the whole school day 
Grades are not necessary - children study anyway
Homework should be forbidden 
Schools should offer cash bonuses for good test scores

If you would like to write about something that you can't find on the list - feel free to do so! 

Use the picture to help you, but don't answer the questions one by one.

onsdag 14 mars 2018

How to write a reflective paper

We have now finished reading the book Speak and you are going to learn how to write a reflection.  Below you find a video from www.loveyourpencil.com, which describes important things to think of. We will watch the video together and I will help you understand it.
When you write a reflection, you write your thoughts about something, rather than writing a summary or description of something. 

You are going to write about and reflect on the book we have read. Last time we talked about different topics to reflect on. Use what you have learnt from reading the book and by participating in our classroom discussions. Remember to give examples so the reader will understand what you mean.
This time I have only decided the text type, but I haven't told you exactly what to write about. If you need help to get started, please let me know as soon as possible.   

/ Sara

Matilda - Book review

We have now read the book and watched the film, Matilda. You are now going to write a book review. To be able to do that you need some new words: 

Here you can find and practice the words online:  Quizlet.

Book review- bokrecension

The author of the book - bokens författare

The book takes place in... - boken utspelar sig i

The main-character is / the main- characters are.. - Huvudpersonen/Huvudpersonerna är

The book is about.- boken handlar om ..

The language of the book - bokens språk

The difference between the book and the film is...- skillnaden mellan boken och filmen

I prefer the film/the book because.. jag föredrar filmen/boken därför att...

I think that/ in my opinion - jag tycker att

If I could re-write the end of the book I would - Om jag kunde skriva om slutet på boken skulle jag...

I like the book/film because. - Jag gillar boken eftersom..

I dislike the book/film because - Jag gillar inte boken eftersom...

I would/ would not recommend this book - jag skulle / skulle inte rekommendera boken..

Below you can find questions that can help you with your text. Include the answers in the text and don't answer the questions one by one. 
  • What was the story about?
  • Who were the main characters?

  • What did the main characters do in the story?
  • Did the main characters run into any problems? What happened to them?
  • Who was your favourite character? Why?
  • Could you relate to any of the characters in the story?
  • Have you ever done or felt some of the things, the characters did? When? What happened?
  • Did you like or dislike the book? Motivate your opinion.
  • What was your favourite part of the book?

  • Was there a part that you didn't like at all? 

  • If you could change something, what would it be? (If you wish you could change the ending, don't reveal it!)
  • Would you recommend this book to another person? Why? Why not?
  • What type of person would like this book? Motivate your opinion. 
Some of you prefer pictures - this one you can see in the classroom: 


Vad kommer jag att bedöma?

Jag kommer bla att titta på om din text är begriplig för en engelsktalande person. Jag kommer också titta på om du har förstått boken.

Här kan du se en modelltext för hur en bokrecension årskurs 7 kan se ut:
The Call of The Wild.  Vilken kunskapsnivå tror du att denna motsvarar? Vad skulle författaren till denna text kunna förbättra? 

För att veta mer om vad jag bedömer och vad du ska tänka på kan du använda matrisen som finns här:

Bedömning: Matilda

Matilda - after reading chapter 9

After reading chapter 9: 
Phrases to talk about: 

" I think they do it on purpose"  What do you do - when you do something on purpose? 

"Don't be rude" - What do you say or do if you are being rude to someone? 

"He's clever at his business" - What does it mean? Is it something good or bad? Can you give an example of someone being clever at his/her business? 

" I will not waste any of my time in here" - Have you ever felt that you wasted your time on something? When and why? 

" Do you live by yourself, Miss Honey?" What does it mean to live by yourself

" nobody can find his will " What is a will? 

Work with your neighbour and discuss the questions below. Take notes, since we will talk about the questions in class. 

  1. What question does Miss Trunchbull ask Rupert?
  2. What word does Miss Trunchbull ask Eric to spell?
  3. What does Miss Trunchbull call Matilda’s father?
  4. How old was Miss Honey when her father died?  
  5. How much does Miss Honey pay to live in the little house?
  6. Who is Miss Honey’s aunt?
  7. What does Matilda do with the pieces of chalk?
  8. Why does Miss Trunchbull leave the village?
  9. What arrives at the office?
  10. Imagine that someone who hasn't read the book asks you about it - How would you describe the story? Is it a good story? Why? Why not? What is it about? What are the people in the story like? Do you like or dislike any of them? Motivate your opinions.

Those of you want a challenge - move to this part instead:

Reading Log

Almost all novels have conflicts of some kind. Sometimes they are between two or more people
(external conflicts), and sometimes the conflict is within the characters themselves, (internal
conflicts). Try to find examples of both of these kinds of conflicts. The character might, for example be fighting with another character, and that would make an external conflict, or the character might be struggling with him‐ or herself over something he/she has done that he/she knows was wrong.
Describe these conflicts Give examples and use quotes from the book to show what those
conflicts are about.

Reading log part 3
1. What's the theme of the book (love conquers all, unhappy love, war, evil, the poor boy/girl reaching success,...)? Give examples and use quotes from the book!

2. How do you like the ending? Why? Do you think the book should have ended in another way? Why/why not? If you want another ending, what would it be?
3. Try to sum up the book in a few sentences.
4. What do you think about the book? What did you, personally, learn from reading the novel?  Why was this story worth telling?

lördag 10 mars 2018

Matilda- grammatik

Jag har läst era sammanfattningar kring vad första delen av boken handlar om.
Utifrån era texter har jag tagit ut meningar där det finns grammatiska klurigheter.
1. Jag vill att ni i grupper om 3 går igenom mening för mening och försöker rätta dessa.
2.Prata med varandra och ta reda på hur meningen ska skrivas.
3.Jag vill också att ni ska kunna motivera varför ni har rättat som ni gjort. Ta anteckningar.
4. Jag vill att ni rättar med papper och penna. Om man kopierar in i ett dokument
markerar datorn vad som är fel och ni lär er inte lika mycket. Det är ni som ska ha
kunskap och inte datorn.

Hur säger man hans och hennes på engelska?
Hur inleder man en mening?
Hur fungerar do och does i engelska?
Hur skriver du verb i dåtid? Regelbundna och oregelbundna..

Miss honey was very upset with the parents reaction she thout matilda had very bad parents
and she wanted to help her.

when she teached the other childrens to spell cat and to multiple by 2. miss trunchbull sad
to miss honey that matildas dad was a car seller and he haved sold a car to her yesterday.  

Her parents are not so interested of their child's.

Her dad said no of curse because he was a mean father. But that didn’t stopped Matilda from reading.

Matilda  isn’t like any other girls but her parents does not see that, they thinks that she is a
little ordinary girl.

It is about a girl who names are Matilda.

But i think he doesn’t really care, he just does as his parents tell him to do. And think
that’s the right thing.

In the family its two parents on daughter one son. And the son is a bad boy likes to be l
ike his father and the father its always angry and hate his daughter.

She wants to read much books and be more clever but she's parents don't let her
to buy a book.

Her teacher knows that, but her parents doesn’t.

The son Michel was a kind boy, well thatś her parents thoughts. Because his were
never argue against them.

Matilda is a very clever girl for she’s age.

They don’t support she.

Her parents, mr and mrs Wormwood doesn’t like Matilda and doesn’t support her reading.

Mr and Mrs. wormwood where not very social people, Mr wormwood sold used, old and
broken cars for a living, Matilda thought that was wrong.

måndag 5 mars 2018

SPEAK - You must walk alone to find your soul

Today I am with my year 9 students in Helsingborg at Språkolympiaden.

First of all, today you will have a reading comprehension.  Dictionaries, Chromebooks or phones are not allowed to use.

When you have finished the reading comprehension:

Answer question number 4 in English. 
Choose 3 other questions and write your answers in English. Write at least 80 and maximum 100 words per question. Work individually and hand in your answers in Google Classroom.  You will get the lesson on Thursday as well to finish this task. You don't have to write at home, but you might want to prepare by creating a mind-map?
  1.  What should we value in other people? What qualities are important in a person? What do you usually notice first about someone? Does that matter or not?
  2. (99) Was being a child better than being a teenager? In what ways? In what ways is it better to be older? Why is it hard to be in-between childhood and adulthood?
  3. (109) Melinda wishes her science teacher would teach them about love and betrayal instead of about the birds and the bees. Where do we learn about things like that? Can we learn about love from a book? Explain?
  4. (118) Mr Freeman tells his class, "You must walk alone to find your soul." What does this mean? Is it true? What is a soul?
  5. (122) Mr Freeman also says that "art is about making mistakes and learning from them." What else is like this? Explain.
  6. (153) Mr Freeman, again! He tells Melinda that "nothing is perfect. Flaws are interesting." He's literally talking about a drawing of a tree, but what do you think he really means?
  7. (159) David is a true friend to Melinda, but he tells her something she may not want to hear. He says that people have to speak up for their rights, referring to the suffragettes. What should his words mean to her?
  8. (187) Melinda's father explains to her that the arborists are cutting off disease and damage to make it possible for the tree to grow again. How can the pruning of the tree be compared to Melinda's life?
  9. Melinda thinks that she has been raped. Do you agree or disagree? 
/ Sara 

onsdag 14 februari 2018

Matilda Ch 4-6

Chapter 4, 5 and 6.

1. Read 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)