lördag 13 augusti 2016

Letter to your future self

Write a letter to your future self!

What do you think your life will be like when you finish your three years at Ringsjöskolan?
Do you have any future plans?

Before you start writing we need to take look at some useful phrases. 

Always start your letter with:
Dear XX, 
and then use some of the phrases below: 
Starting your letter (Paragraph 1)

Thanks for your letter.
Lovely to hear from you.
How are you?
How are things?
Hope you're well.

Commenting on something (Paragraph 1)

I'm so pleased to hear ...
It's great to hear ...
What wonderful news about ...

Moving the topic on (Paragraph 2)

Anyway, the reason I'm writing ...
I thought I'd write to tell/ask you
Anyway, I was wondering ...

Ending your letter (Paragraph 3)

Well, that's all for now
Write back soon
Looking forward to hearing from you again

All the best,
Best wishes,
See you soon,
Take care
Lots of love,
Best regards,

You don't use all the phrases in the same letter. Choose those that suit your letter the best. We are going to write the first letter together in groups and I will help you. When that letter is finished we will move on and you will individually write a letter. The individual letter will be graded.

Letter to future self

Write a letter to your future self. You will receive the letter by the time you are 50 years old in year 2049 or 2050. Your letter should be about 1 A4 page 12 point font size (about 450-600 words).

Write the letter just as you would to your best friend. If you want to you can write like Kim is doing and insert pictures.

You can find a model text here: http://alettertomyself.com/ 

Here are a few suggestions for what you could include;

  • How do you feel at this moment in your life?
  • What are some hopes and dreams you have for the future?
  • What goals would you like to have accomplished?
  • What do you find hard in your life right now? How do feel about that in the future do you think?
  • What are the positives and negatives in your life now?

  • Favourite things. What do you like most today? What are your favorite movies, books, television shows, songs, moments, people, celebrations, surprises, lessons, quotations or achievements?
  • Important questions and feelings. What are the big unanswered questions currently in your mind? How do you feel about your life and the world around you? What do you enjoy about today? What are you thankful for?
  • Goals and aspirations. What is the vision for your future life? What are the things you’re looking forward to? What are your hopes for your future self? How much or in what way do you expect to be different when you get the letter?
  • Highlights of the past year. Which funny facts do you want to remember or laugh about in the future? What were this year’s best things/worst things that happened to you? How would you describe this year in one sentence? In one word?
  • Lessons learned and advice for yourself. What advice would you give to your future self? What important lesson did you learn recently and don’t want to forget?

The idea above is inspired by Selin Aksu. Thanks!

Dear students at Ringsjöskolan

Dear students,
My name is Sara Bruun and I am your new English teacher.  Please, remember the link to this blog since you will find your lesson plans and instructions here: www.bruunsklassrum.blogspot.se 
To the right, you can find the name of your class i.e English 7 or English 8 - click on the name and you can find the instructions there.

All groups will get feedback through Google Classroom and when a theme or a task is finished you will be able to see your result in Vklass.

Make sure that you know your log in to Vklass !

If you would like to contact me:
Use KiK: SaraBruun74
Messenger:  Sara Bruun

You are welcome to follow my Instagram, but I don't add you on Facebook.

Best regards,
Sara Bruun

torsdag 28 juli 2016

Argumenterande text

Nedan hittar du två planscher som du kan använda som stöd när du ska skriva en argumenterande text.

måndag 6 juni 2016


Today is our last lesson!

We are going to work with poetry!
You can choose between two different ways of writing a poem:
1. Haiku
2. Sensory Emotion poem

Read the instructions and then choose which one you would like to write!


The Haiku below is inspired by Erin Lane.

A Haiku is a Japanese poem that does not rhyme.
 It is a poem that describes something in nature.
Haiku poems have three lines, with a certain number of syllables in each line.
Line 1 = 5 syllables
Line 2 = 7 syllables
Line 3 = 5 syllables


The Ocean 
Beautiful ocean
Roaring waves crash down on me
Floating in the foam

The Beach 

Sand scatters the beach
Waves crash on the sandy shore
Blue water shimmers

First, think of a topic about nature. Think about the things that you have seen outside. Close your eyes and picture a moment outside and everything around you. Below, write down what you see and hear.
What in nature are you describing? ____________________________
Write down what you ‘see’ and ‘hear’: ____________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________
Now, make that shorter choosing less words: _____________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________
Finally, fit it into three lines with the right amount of syllables:

 _______________________________________________5 syllables _______________________________________________ 7 syllables _______________________________________________ 5 syllables

Pick a headline and write your Haiku on the computer. You may use Canva.com if you want to.

Sensory Emotion Poem

Title (Emotion)
(Line 1) (Emotion) is (color)
(Line 2) What does the emotion taste like?
(Line 3) What does the emotion smell like?
(Line 4) What does the emotion feel like?
(Line 5) What does the emotion sound like?
(Line 6) What does the emotion look like?

(Line 7) (Emotion) is _____________(include a metaphor)


Help each other if you want to! Feel free to use Canva.com to create a nice poem.
/ Sara

torsdag 19 maj 2016

Wolf Haven International

Today I got a video message from Eric, who works at Wolf Haven International.
The  Wolf Haven International is a nationally recognized wolf sanctuary that has rescued and provided a lifetime home for 200 displaced, captive-born animals since 1982. 
The mission of Wolf Haven International is to “Conserve and protect wolves and their habitat.”

Here you can see some of the wolves: Gallery 

Eric has a few questions for you. Listen carefully ! You are going to work in groups and answer his questions. One of the groups will use my computer and send a video message with the answers. You also need to come up with a fex questions and ask him. 


You did a great job today! Rasmus, Anton, Hjalmar and Fabian answered the questions and asked Eric new ones! 

Watch them here: 


måndag 16 maj 2016

Feedback - Call of the Wild

Monday and Tuesday week 20
Watch the film  - Call of the Wild

Monday  and Tuesday week 21 

You have written  a book review and now you need to improve your text.
 ( Kunskapskravet för A är: För att förtydliga och variera sin kommunikation kan eleven bearbeta och göra välgrundade förbättringar av egna framställningar.)

Today you are going to work with feedback. You are going work in pairs  ( I decide!)  and give your friends feedback.

Write your comments in the margin.  Remember, only to write constructive feedback and to be a good, helpful friend.

Take a look below:

1.  Does the text follow the instructions? Is it a book review or has the author only summarised the text?  Take a look here How to write a book review
2. Has the author used the specific phrases that you learned?
3. Grammar!
Has the author used is, are and has, have correctly?
Is the text written in the past tense? (Buck lived in... He wanted... )

When you have read the whole text I want you to comment on the text. Use two stars and a wish, which means: Two things that you like about the text and one thing that can be improved.

Here are some phrases to help you:
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 with 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).

söndag 15 maj 2016


Tisdag 17/5
Min plan är att komma kl 12.30 så att de muntliga redovisningarna kan fortsätta.
Tills jag kommer vill jag att ni gör följande:
1. På katedern ligger en plastmapp med häften kring modalahjälpverb.
Gör klart dessa.
Arbeta i par och rätta varandras.
När du är klar med det lämnar du in häftet igen.
2. Repetera hur man pratar och skriver om väder på tyska.
Läs texten i textboken s. 42-43. Översätt den till tyska.
Vissa har gjort, men gör det igen. Kan ni det så går det fort!
Läxa till fredag 20/5 är att kunna väderorden.
På fredag ska vi tala och skriva om vädret! Hoppas på sol! 
die Wolke: Molnet
der Schatten- skuggan
trocken- torr
schwitzen - svettas
schlecht- dålig
nass- blöt, våt
die Luft - luften
kühl- sval
bewölkt- mulet
es ist windig- det blåser
der Wind- vinden
frieren- frysa
schwül- kvav
das Gewitter - åskvädret
blitzen- blixtra
schneien - snöa