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2015_Group 47_N125

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Welcome to Vance's Group 47 SECTION 2 Extended English Pages

 

This course is designed to get Group 47 Sections 1 and 2 students through the N125 course in 4-5 weeks. Course materials will appear in Bb Learn shortly

 

  1. Week 36 (5 of 5)
    1. Tue Sept 8 project work
      1. Periods 2 and 8 continue with the work from yesterday
    2. Mon Sept 7 Task 4 project work
      1. Periods 6 and 9 - Students given marking scheme
    3. Sun Sept 6 Final writing practice
      1. Periods 3 and 6 - Final writing practice
  2. Week 35 (4 of 5)
    1. Thu Period 1 - Final writing practice
    2. Wednesday September 2 put project presentations in storyboard
      1. Periods 1-3 Final exam preparation
      2. Periods 9 Storyboard final project presentations
    3. Tuesday September 1 Mid-term exam
    4. Monday August 31 Mid-term exam preparation and final day for Task 3 completion
      1. Period 1 Ellen - gave feedback on Mid-term exam writing practice
      2. Period 2 Vance - Last chance for Task 3 project essays checked against checklist
      3. Period 5 Kevin - final reading / listening review for mid-term tomorrow
    5. Sunday August 30 Continue Project Task 3, 250 Word Essays
      1. Period 4 Ellen - Mid-term exam writing practice
      2. Period 6 Vance - Task 3 project essays checked against checklist
  3. Week 34 (3 of 5)
    1. Thursday August 27 Project Tasks 3, 250 Word Essays
    2. Wednesday August 26 Project Tasks 2 - 3
    3. Tuesday August 25 Project Task 3 
      1. Period 1 - Introduce Task 3
    4. Monday August 24 Progress test 1 and Task 2 project completion
      1. Periods 5 and 6 - Final chance to complete Task 2 - 3 resources X 3 sentences
      2. Periods 1 and 2 - Progress test 1
    5. Sunday August 23 Progress Test Preparation
      1. Period 4 - Practice progress test writing
      2. Period 5 - Practice progress test listening and reading
  4. Week 33 (2 of 5)
    1. Thursday Aug 20 - Research projects and ILC Military Database
      1. Period 5 - Matt Pastula will show students Military Database
      2. Period 1 - TASK 2 Research Projects
    2. Wednesday Aug 19 - Research projects and practice listening / reading
      1. Periods 6 and 7 - Practice Listening and Reading tests
      1. Period 1 - Project topics and research
    3. Tuesday Aug 18 - Formal letter practice and project work
      1. Periods 6 and 7 - Complete Task 1 of project work - Contracts 
      2. Period 2 - Write a formal letter of complain under test practice conditions
    4. Monday Aug 17
      1. Section 2 period 1
      2. Periods 4 SIT with a partner and fill in the worksheets
      3. Periods 5 Brainstorm your topic with Google Docs Story Builder
    5. Sunday Aug 16
      1. Section 2 period 4
  5. Week 32 (1 of 5)
    1. Thu Aug 13 - Get a Google Account and share a Google Doc
      1. About your project
    2. By Sunday Aug 16 - Get a Google Account and share a document
      1. Due Date
      2. What you must do
      3. Here's how
    3. Progress test reading practice - Wed Aug 12

 

Week 36 (5 of 5)

 

Tue Sept 8 project work

 

Periods 2 and 8 continue with the work from yesterday

 

Put your slides together

Check them against the instructions <== HERE

Mark yourself on the draft marking scheme <== HERE

Make it similar to the demo presentation below

 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gxcwqmTpYloh838pgmv9EOvia2jOi1DN79jBtsiJJYM/edit?usp=sharing 

Download these instructions

 

 

 

This was done in Google Slides

(An app you can download from the app store and share with your partners the way you do with Google Docs) 

https://www.google.com/slides/about/

 

 

Mon Sept 7 Task 4 project work

 

Periods 6 and 9 - Students given marking scheme

And model demo presentation:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1gxcwqmTpYloh838pgmv9EOvia2jOi1DN79jBtsiJJYM/edit?usp=sharing 

Download these instructions <== HERE

Requirements of your presentation:

  1. Presentation Tool

    • Your choice (Keynote, Power Point, Haiku Deck, Prezi, iMovie, etc)

  2. 5- 10 slides or frames

    • You may have or require more depending on your choice of presentation tool.

    • Include the following slides

      • Slide 1 - Title slide with topic, names and IDs of presenters, section #, date of completion

      • Slide 2 - A slide explaining the organization of the presentation

      • Slides containing content, according to slide 2, as needed

      • A slide with references numbered, giving name and URL of reference

      • A conclusion slide

  3. Bullet points only

    • No sentences

    • 6 X 6 rule

      • No more than six bullet points per slide / frame

      • No more than six words per bullet point

  4. 3- 5 minutes in length

    • You will not be presenting this project this semester.  Three to five minutes is an estimate.

  5. Photos, videos, etc must support your topic

    • Ensure choice of media is relevant

      • You must make clear how it ties in with the project

      • You make clear how it ties in with the particular slide or frame

    • Videos

      • Displayed - 20 - 30 seconds only

      • Videos and other Links - explain why you have included this link

  6. Flow

    • Does the sequence of your slides/frames make sense?

    • Is there a beginning, middle and and an end?

    • Does your presentation flow smoothly?

  7. Academic Learning

    • Include at least 10 concrete pieces of information gleaned from your research

    • Indicate where this information comes from (use superscript1 to refer to number on references slide)

    • Does the presentation appropriately reflect your learning and research?

 

 

 

 

Sun Sept 6 Final writing practice

 

Periods 3 and 6 - Final writing practice

Download the handout here

Use guidelines from EXIT 5 <== download it HERE

Your writing will be marked against the Task 2 writing descriptors here

http://www.ielts.org/pdf/uobds_writingt2.pdf

This is the marking scheme that will be applied to your final exam writing next week

 

Students received feedback on their work in Google Docs from Thursday and continued where they left off

At Period 6 they were told the writings would be printed and graded by Period 6 the following day

 

 

 

 

Week 35 (4 of 5)

 

Thu Period 1 - Final writing practice

Download the handout here

 

N125 final exam writing preparation 

On Wed Sept 2 Ellen got students started on writing an advantages and disadvantages essay about fast food using pages from the text EXIT 5 which you can download at http://vancesclass.pbworks.com.

Vance corrected this work and returned it to you Thu Sept 3

 

Now you will use Ellen’s recipe to write your own advantages / disadvantages essay on a topic of your choice.  You may work in pairs. Each pair will choose a topic with advantages and disadvantages. Some ideas are: Running at 5 in the morning, life in the military, public transportation, taking a semester-long course in 5 weeks, having two English teachers, deregulating the price of petrol, writing on iPads, etc.

 

Agree on a topic. Write it here: ___________________________________________________

 

List two or three advantages and disadvantages of your chosen topic

 

Advantages

Disadvantages

1.

 

1.

2.

 

2.

3.

 

3.

 

What is your opinion? Discuss with your partner and decide which side of the argument you favor.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Each pair of students shares a blank Google Doc with

VanceStev@gmail.com and emd317@gmail.com and with both partners

Title the document: Your  name / ID / Section # / your topic

Vance will paste the TEMPLATE into your document

Use the recipein the paper Ellen had you write and the templateto write your essay in the shared google doc.

Each team member needs to write a portion of the doc. For example, one team member works on the introduction, another on the first paragraph, and so on.  Both students’ names should appear often in the Revision History.

 

Template

Fill in this template in the Google Doc, and then join your ideas into paragraphs.
Connect your ideas with appropriate transitions and cohesive devices (for example,
One advantage is that …, Although, However, Moreover, Also, Because or This is because, etc

Introduction

First topic sentence

Tell the reader what to expect in this essay

Explain that there are some advantages

First advantage

Example or reason

Second advantage

Example or reason

Third advantage

Example or reason

Explain that there are some disadvantages

First disadvantage

Example or reason

Second disadvantage

Example or reason

Third disadvantage

Example or reason

Conclusion

Explain what you have shown in this essay

Give your opinion of which is correct

Give the main reason for your opinion, and end your essay

 

 

 

Wednesday September 2 put project presentations in storyboard

 

Periods 1-3 Final exam preparation

Kevin will work on final listening and reading practice

Ellen will get students started on writing advantages and disadvantages essays

She will use handouts from this text EXIT 5 <== download it HERE

 

Periods 9 Storyboard final project presentations

Vance returned task 3 project essays and brought storyboard template for students to start planning their project presentations

Saoud and Saif got to work on this. Most of the other students were not in the mood.

 

 

Tuesday September 1 Mid-term exam

 

 

Monday August 31 Mid-term exam preparation and final day for Task 3 completion

 

Period 1 Ellen - gave feedback on Mid-term exam writing practice

 

Period 2 Vance - Last chance for Task 3 project essays checked against checklist

 

These will be marked at the end of today 

We cannot carry on with this beyond today because on Tuesday teachers will be involved in midterm marking

 

Period 5 Kevin - final reading / listening review for mid-term tomorrow

Listening practice

 

Sunday August 30 Continue Project Task 3, 250 Word Essays

 

Period 4 Ellen - Mid-term exam writing practice

 

Period 6 Vance - Task 3 project essays checked against checklist

 

Finish your essay today. DOUBLE CHECK all items on the Task 3 Checklist

When done, sign the checklist and give it to your teacher.

 

Your essay should 

  1. Introduce your topic or app
  2. explain why you chose this topic or app (Task 1)
  3. Show what you found in your research and how it relates to your topic
  4. Tell what you learned from your project and how this will benefit you 

 

 

Week 34 (3 of 5)

 

Thursday August 27 Project Tasks 3, 250 Word Essays

 

Vance has drafted the Task 3 Checklist <== Download it HERE

to be a document that students can use to

  • check their work
  • sign off on it
  • and submit it for marking

 

See an instance of feedback using Google Docs with Mohammed in Section 2

 

Wednesday August 26 Project Tasks 2 - 3

 

Vance had the class 2nd and 4th periods. Period 2, results for tasks 1 and 2 were handed over to the students

In period, Vance added a checklist to this document

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1F5SUScdFusrVrPEGj17py5GpyPGUpFMgwB6K56zuwSA/edit?usp=sharing

 

It was distributed to students, many of whom have produced 250 words and are seeking teacher feedback

 

Tuesday August 25 Project Task 3 

 

Period 1 - Introduce Task 3

Students were given Student Instructions for task 3, here 

Task 3 Instructions <== Download it HERE

 

The instructions say ...

 

Due Dates

  • Thu Aug 27 - Task 3 is due in Google Doc (worksheet) and in transfered to Google Sites (ePortfolio, for 6 of the 20 points on the research project)

  • Mon Aug 31 - The Mid-term exam, in the Auditorium, covers reading, listening, and writing. For writing, each student writes INDIVIDUALLY a 250 word essay about his project. You will have 30 minutes to complete the writing part of the mid-term exam.

 

Task 3 Procedure

  1. Create a new Google Doc and share it with VanceStev@gmail.com, emd317@gmail.com and with your partner(s)

  2. Title your Google Doc Your Name - ID - Section # - TASK 3

  3. Collaboratively compose your essay with your partners

 

Essay structure

 

  1. First paragraph: Introduce your topicExplain what your app does, or what your topic is and what aspects you will cover

  2. In one to three paragraphs: Develop your topic. Keep in mind that you are going to explain this topic to others in your class

    1. Decide in advance what the purpose of each of your paragraphs is

    2. Start with an outline of main points in your Google Doc and then write sentences to expand on each main point

    3. Support your main points with what you found in your research

  3. Conclude your essay

    1. What did you learn from it?

    2. How are you planning to present this for Task 4?

 

Monday August 24 Progress test 1 and Task 2 project completion

 

Periods 5 and 6 - Final chance to complete Task 2 - 3 resources X 3 sentences

Students were provided with this Task 2 marking rubric

 

Periods 1 and 2 - Progress test 1

 

Sunday August 23 Progress Test Preparation

 

Period 4 - Practice progress test writing

Vance read student paper-based writing practice essays from Tuesday August 18

into Google Docs using voice recognition

Students had an opportunity to get feedback on their writing

 

Period 5 - Practice progress test listening and reading

Vance returned student work from progress test last Wednesday

We listened to the first listening exercise (31) and checked answers 

 

Week 33 (2 of 5)

 

Thursday Aug 20 - Research projects and ILC Military Database

 

Period 5 - Matt Pastula will show students Military Database

Students will attend Matt's presentation in the ILC

 

Period 1 - TASK 2 Research Projects

 

Students work in groups, check feedback from Vance in shared Google Docs

Work on this assignment now due by end of Monday Aug 24 (final deadline for Task 2)

Each group will add to their Google Doc

  • Three resources (BOTH name of resource and URL pasted to the Google Doc, 3 points each)

  • Three complete sentences for EACH resource (9 sentences in total, 10 points each) explaining

    • What this resource is about

    • Why (or which part of) this resource is relevant to your project

    • How will this resource contribute to your understanding of this project

 

This work is detailed in this document <== HERE

 

 

Wednesday Aug 19 - Research projects and practice listening / reading

 

Periods 6 and 7 - Practice Listening and Reading tests

Completed to the ends 

 

Period 1 - Project topics and research

 

Be sure your  Google Doc for the next phase of your project is

  • Shared with vancestev@gmail.com and with the partner(s) in the group
  • Is named  with your first names and military id’s - section # - and your topic or app (10 pts)
  • In the document write
    • The complete name of the topic or app you will research (10 points)
    • The full names of partners (5 points)
    • Your three reasons for choosing this topic or app, revised to include (25 points each)
      • why it is important
      • why it interests you
      • what you expect to learn from it 

 

Start the next phase, Task 2

This work is detailed in this document <== HERE

 

 

Tuesday Aug 18 - Formal letter practice and project work

 

Periods 6 and 7 - Complete Task 1 of project work - Contracts 

 

TODAY Each of you must sign a project CONTRACT stating

  1. your topic
  2. who the partners are
  3. and giving 3 GOOD REASONS for having chosen that topic
    • why it is important
    • why it interests you
    • what you expect to learn from it 

 

Put this information in a Google Doc

This work is detailed in this document <== HERE

  

 

Period 2 - Write a formal letter of complain under test practice conditions

 

Create a Google Doc, share it with vancestev@gmail.com

Call it – Your name ID section 2 – Petrol

Begin your letter

Dear sir or madam,

end with Sincerely, Best regards, or Yours truly

Vance will read your work into this Google Doc and have you revise it with feedback.

 

Download the assignment here

 

You have noticed that it costs 20% more now to fill your car with petrol, and you worry this will cause the price of many other things you buy to rise as well. You are not happy about this.

Write a letter to the Director of Customer Service at the Ministry of Energy. In your letter explain

  1. the problem and why you are writing them
  2. why you think petrol prices should not be allowed to increase
  3. what you want them to do

 

Write at least 150 words

 

 

Monday Aug 17

 

Section 2 period 1

We handed out and went over the syllabus and project documents for N125

 

Periods 4 SIT with a partner and fill in the worksheets

 

Today and tomorrow we'll introduce the project, and brainstorm our topics with Google Docs Story Builder

Project Work / Research 20%

* Task 1 – Topic selection (2 points)

* Task 2 - 3 Resources from your research; 3 Sentences about each resource (4 points)

* Task 3 - 3 paragraphs, from research (6 points)

* Task 4 - Presentation (8 points)

 

Getting started - Worksheet

 

Find a partner

Fill in the worksheet

Hand it in to the teacher

 

Periods 5 Brainstorm your topic with Google Docs Story Builder

 

Find Google Docs Story Builder in a browser here:

https://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/ 

 


https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1QPWWMNQvxHLCkmkBq4y7tsbkbuVfA72IoaplaAtf6gQ/edit?usp=sharing  

 

  1. Each group works together on one iPad
  2. Select ONE partner to record the dialog on ONE iPad
  3. Enter each partner's name as one CHARACTER on that iPad
  4. Use as your project TITLE the app or topic you want to write on 
  5. Start a dialog by saying what you think your app or topic might be
  6. Have the characters give three reasons for choosing this topic
  7. Add music, add your names, and finish the dialog
  8. Get a SHARED LINK and Copy its URL
  9. In a browser open Todays Meet 
  • Write your name and paste the LINK to your GDSB there
    As backup, record your link in a NOTES file 
    and paste your link to an email and send it to vstevens@hct.ac.ae 

 

Sample products

Vance and Nasser.Rais - https://goo.gl/GWy9gp

Vance and Mubarak - https://goo.gl/uilnpB

Eissa - https://goo.gl/0LUmsW

 

Sunday Aug 16

 

Section 2 period 4

We looked at an Aurasma aura on Vance's iPad that triggers on this picture

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e1/1_hongkong_panorama_victoria_peak_2011.JPG

 

Here is the assignment which is due today, Aug 16

http://vancesclass.pbworks.com/w/page/98993491/2015_Group%2047_N125#BySundayAug16GetaGoogleAccountandshareadocument

 

WHY?

  • Vance works effectively with giving feedback in Google Docs, and from now you must be able to use this tool in Vance's classes
  • Ellen wants you to set up a GoogleSite. Everyone needs a Google account for this.
  • Your shared document shows us that you are ready to work with these tools.

 

 

Week 32 (1 of 5)

 

Thu Aug 13 - Get a Google Account and share a Google Doc

 

On Thu Aug 13 I will return your marks from Wed Apr 12

Each day you will have some mark in class that will count toward your 10% PDA mark

Vance will clarify what work is assigned for his classes and what the due dates are

 

Next week you will have as many as 4 classes each day

On Sunday you will 

  • Complete your Google Doc introduction for a grade
    (Google Docs and Google sites will be used for feedback and ePortfolio creation)
    You can be writing your document in another format NOW so that you can paste it into a Google Doc when you are able to use share a document with your account 
  • Create a Google Docs Story Builder to brainstorm your research topic and reasons for choosing it
  • Meet a new teacher for Progress Test reading and listening practice
  • Have Ellen's class for Progress Test writing practice 

 

About your project

 

You will have to develop expertise on

  • an app, such as Minecraft, Pilot Uni, etc (your choice)
  • a topic that you would like to research, such as global warming, augmented reality (you decide)

 

There is a worksheet to help you start thinking about your project

 

 

By Sunday Aug 16 - Get a Google Account and share a document

 

Due Date

 

This was assigned on Sunday Aug 9 but will be assessed (scored) on Sunday August 16

You will be awarded 20 points for each of 5 items you address in a Google Doc shared with vancestev@gmail.com on that date

 

What you must do

 

  • Create or activate your GOOGLE account
  • Install the Google Drive and Google Docs apps on your iPad
  • Create a Google Doc, entitle it YOUR NAME and ID, Section # (1 or 2) - Introduction
  • Write a paragraph to introduce yourself. 

 

Tell me (20% each, due by Sunday Aug 16,

to give students opportunity to set up Google accts over the weekend) 

 

  1. where you are from
  2. something about your home or hometown
  3. what you like to do in your spare time
  4. briefly, what you hope to achieve in your life
  5. and something surprising about yourself

 

Share this file with vancestev@gmail.com

 

Here's how

 

 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mMYq4LTkoay1acM5o2l20sj1G7NNKTTKraLNAosfykw/edit?usp=sharing

 

Progress test reading practice - Wed Aug 12

In this exercise, you must read descriptions of 5 vacation options and find those that match each of 8 criteria

You can download the exercise <== HERE

 

 

EPortfolios

Here are samples from a class Vance used to teach on multiliteracies

http://vancestevens.com/papers/tesol/pp107/eportfolios10.htm

 

Here are some ePortfolios from the NC

http://acommunication.pbworks.com/w/page/53399451/week8#Seewhatblogsyourfellowstudentshavecreated

 

 

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