Friday, November 29, 2013
Structured Lessons in Writing
Lesson 1: Work with a partner. Go over the useful expressions in the box. Without looking at the list, write what the leader can say when the following situations occur during an open forum, symposium, or even just a group discussion in class.
Lesson 2: Build sentences around the following headwords using the given cues by using single-word or compound adjectives.
Lesson 3: Complete each sentence with the correct word from the given set. Give the equivalent phonetic symbol of the underlined letter combination.
Lesson 4: The words found after each key word are its synonyms and antonyms. Guided by the key word, select and group the synonyms and antonyms separately. Write also the equivalent phonetic symbol of the underlined letter combination.
Lesson 5: Complete the words in the following sentences by adding -ar, -er, or or when they are deemed necessary.
Lesson 6: Choose one of five passages that follow. Mark the places where you should normally pause: a single diagonal line (/) for a short pause, double diagonal lines (//) for a final pause. Mark the words you don't know how to pronounce. Consult a dictionary and pronounce them accurately. Practice reading aloud the passage of your choice. Be ready to read it to your teacher individually for grading.
Lesson 7: Prepare a report about any aspect of the life and culture of any of these countries: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand. Prepare visual aids (drawings, pictures, transparencies for an overhead projector) for a more effective presentation and delivery of your
report. Observe the steps to take in preparing reports. Likewise, prepare to write and deliver an oral report on any of the types of literature (epics, folklore, poetry, the short story, the novel).
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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