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Friday, November 29, 2013

Structured Lessons in Speaking and Reading

To encapsulate the instructions and give the overview of the structured lessons in speaking, hereunder were the given instructions conducted by the researcher to the selected students:

Lesson 1: Practice saying the following phrases first using the /ey/ and /I/, then do the sentence substitution drill. Read also the following sentences carefully, pronouncing vowel sounds correctly. Mark the syllables of words where you would find the schwa sound instead of the vowel sound.

Lesson 2: Read silently the following paragraphs, then speak out or discuss the questions using the expressions in giving opinions, agreeing, and disagreeing.

Lesson 3: Read the following sentences clearly distinguishing /iy/ from /I/. Observe correct blending, phrasing, and intonation for more effective speech. Read the following stanzas for more practice.

Lesson 4: Answer the 5 sentences or groups of sentences. Each of them has a new word. Each also has a clue to the meaning of the new word.

Lesson 5: Read the word next to the number in column A. Read all the words in column B. For each word in column A find an answer in column B that means the same or almost the same. In the space next to the word in column A, write the correct letter from column B.

Lesson 6: Read the selection silently. Do you agree with the title that we are what we think?

Lesson 7: The teacher reads the poem entitled "Open-End Quality" by Lilia Lopez-Chua, then the students read the poem themselves. Enunciation is strictly observed by reading this poem.



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Important Quotes for Teachers

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. ~William Arthur Ward. The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself. ~Edward Bulwer-Lytton. A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. ~Author Unknown. What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches. ~Karl Menninger. Teaching should be full of ideas instead of stuffed with facts. ~Author Unknown. The task of the excellent teacher is to stimulate "apparently ordinary" people to unusual effort. The tough problem is not in identifying winners: it is in making winners out of ordinary people. ~K. Patricia Cross


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