Monday, August 30, 2010

Shared Reading for VERY young learners



Daniela Lyra invited me to illustrate a project she´s working on along with Ana Maria Scandiuzzi, another workmate here at Casa Thomas Jefferson, the school we work at. The book is about FAMILY and it´s supposed to be used with very young learners, who are learning family vocabulary. Dani did not specify what she wanted. She simply told me she needed some drawings of family members, mother, father, etc...Because I was involved with the Super Duper character, which I drew using Paint Brush and whose result I liked very much, I decided to draw the family members using the same technique. I liked the way the trace looks when it´s finished. It doesn´t look pompous or professional. On the contrary, it looks raw and childish, which is exactly what I like about it. I enjoyed the result very much, the colors are great and the book looks super cute! Check it out!

Shared Reading for VERY young learners



Daniela Lyra invited me to illustrate a project she´s working on along with Ana Maria Scandiuzzi, another workmate here at Casa Thomas Jefferson, the school we work at. The book is about FAMILY and it´s supposed to be used with very young learners, who are learning family vocabulary. Dani did not specify what she wanted. She simply told me she needed some drawings of family members, mother, father, etc...Because I was involved with the Super Duper character, which I drew using Paint Brush and whose result I liked very much, I decided to draw the family members using the same technique. I liked the way the trace looks when it´s finished. It doesn´t look pompous or professional. On the contrary, it looks raw and childish, which is exactly what I like about it. I enjoyed the result very much, the colors are great and the book looks super cute! Check it out!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Learning from Songs



My Teens 7 students were learning adjectives and adverbs. As a wrap up activity, I showed them a video of a song that had been illustrated by the students of a school in South Korea. Then, I photocopied the lyrics of The Logical Song and cut it into individual sentences. I gave each student a slip with one piece of the song and they illustrated it. In the end, I colected all the drawings. Daniela Lyra made the video.

Learning from Songs



My Teens 7 students were learning adjectives and adverbs. As a wrap up activity, I showed them a video of a song that had been illustrated by the students of a school in South Korea. Then, I photocopied the lyrics of The Logical Song and cut it into individual sentences. I gave each student a slip with one piece of the song and they illustrated it. In the end, I colected all the drawings. Daniela Lyra made the video.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Once upon a Time...

Video Segments





Students´Videos



                                        
My intermediate students are learning the Simple Past and Past continuous to tell stories.

1) Students watch two video segments;
2) Students are divided in two teams;
3) Each team will be assigned one of the stories;
4) They will decide what they will say and who in the group will say what. They have to know who the characters are, the setting and the plot;
5) Students in the group will tell the story to the other group and vice-versa.The teacher records them in audio or video.

Based on the audio/video recorded in class, the teacher will prepare for the following class, a transcription of both stories. As a WRITING TASK, students will receive each a copy of the transcriptions and with the monitoring of the teacher, they will add what they might think is missing and correct any grammar problems, such as verb tenses or word forms.

Once upon a Time...

Video Segments





Students´Videos

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video

                                        
My intermediate students are learning the Simple Past and Past continuous to tell stories.

1) Students watch two video segments;
2) Students are divided in two teams;
3) Each team will be assigned one of the stories;
4) They will decide what they will say and who in the group will say what. They have to know who the characters are, the setting and the plot;
5) Students in the group will tell the story to the other group and vice-versa.The teacher records them in audio or video.

Based on the audio/video recorded in class, the teacher will prepare for the following class, a transcription of both stories. As a WRITING TASK, students will receive each a copy of the transcriptions and with the monitoring of the teacher, they will add what they might think is missing and correct any grammar problems, such as verb tenses or word forms.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A blog for the parents



My dear friend and colleague Dani Lyra, suggested that, along with my wiki, I also create a blog to post my students´work, so parents can see it. Here it is.

A blog for the parents



My dear friend and colleague Dani Lyra, suggested that, along with my wiki, I also create a blog to post my students´work, so parents can see it. Here it is.

Writing Task: The foods I love

Last class, I asked my elementary students to draw their favorite foods. After they finished, I asked them to write a sentence using the vocabulary learned. After I collected everything, I made this Guessing Game using PhotoPeach, in which students were supposed to look at the illustrations and guess what their peers liked to eat.It´s super duper fun. Check it out.

"The foods I love" on PhotoPeach


Writing Task: The foods I love

Last class, I asked my elementary students to draw their favorite foods. After they finished, I asked them to write a sentence using the vocabulary learned. After I collected everything, I made this Guessing Game using PhotoPeach, in which students were supposed to look at the illustrations and guess what their peers liked to eat.It´s super duper fun. Check it out.

"The foods I love" on PhotoPeach


Saturday, August 14, 2010

My wiki - part 2

It´s been really exciting to work on the wiki . I admit that although I don´t have much time for that, I´m having a blast drawing the super duper character. Carla suggested that I created a character for my wiki, something that would be appealing to the students.I had never drawn something with such passion, passion that helps me create them very easily. Also, seeing the students work is a plus. Of course, there are just a few, but I´m not worried. I´m letting them take their time to get to know the wiki and use it. A few students have already posted some work in it, which they do at home, after I teach them in class . It´s been great to see their commitment to it. 

My wiki - part 2

It´s been really exciting to work on the wiki . I admit that although I don´t have much time for that, I´m having a blast drawing the super duper character. Carla suggested that I created a character for my wiki, something that would be appealing to the students.I had never drawn something with such passion, passion that helps me create them very easily. Also, seeing the students work is a plus. Of course, there are just a few, but I´m not worried. I´m letting them take their time to get to know the wiki and use it. A few students have already posted some work in it, which they do at home, after I teach them in class . It´s been great to see their commitment to it. 

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My wiki






I finally learned how to use a wiki. After having an enlightening session with Carla Arena, I realized that the wiki I had created was all wrong. It´s great to see everything in the right place at last.As soon as I organize my students work in it, I´ll have it available here.

My wiki






I finally learned how to use a wiki. After having an enlightening session with Carla Arena, I realized that the wiki I had created was all wrong. It´s great to see everything in the right place at last.As soon as I organize my students work in it, I´ll have it available here.