ICR Class 8: Cycle 2 sharing news stories & graded reader 5: making quick notes

Summary:  When you have time this week, please write reflections in your Google Doc. to think about your English learning progress. The questions are: 1. How did you participate in class today? Please describe as best you can. 2. What did you learn about your issue? You speaking pairs issues?  3. What are your next SMART (simple, manageable, attainable, reasonable, timely) learning goals?  Homework due uploaded to your Google Drive Shared file before class on 06/06/2021: Please upload the pictures of your notes in your Shared Google file under the section “第 8回… Read More

第8回 Cycle 4 sharing research notes 1: Basic information -11/14/2022

Summary of Class 08: Homework is due on 11/14/2022, by 12 PM. Please upload the pictures of your notes in your Shared Google file under the section “第 8 回 Cycle 4 sharing research notes 2: Basic Information/Cases.” Please, research the SAME research issue using 2 Internet, book, newspaper, or journal articles about a topic you are passionate about discussing. The theme should be on what is the Basic Information and what are the Cases of Your Issues.  Then take one to two pages of notes for each reading or viewing using the keywords on the pages…. Read More

第7回 Cycle 3 pair and small-group presentations; reflection and self-evaluation/assessment; student interests and goal-setting for Cycle 4; student choice of issues -11/07/2022

Summary of Class 07: We had our second week of robust student presentations on reflection; I hope you cite and say your in-text citations as your present much more to credit the people that help write your ideas. You learned more about goal-setting, introduction to social, political, and business issues; web-based research and websites; and student-choice of researching the issue you would like to research for Cycle 4.Homework due uploaded to your Google Drive Shared file before class on 11/11/2022 at 12 PM. Please upload the pictures of your notes in your Shared Google… Read More

ICR Class 7: Cycle 1 sharing news stories & graded reader 4: Super Book Talk Presentations

Summary: You got to share your Super Book Talk Presentation classmates’ Super Book Talk and ask insightful questions. Finally, you wrote reflections in your Google Doc. to think about your English learning progress. The questions are: 1. How did you participate in class today? Please describe as best you can. 2. What did you learn about your issue? You speaking pairs issues?  3. What are your next SMART (simple, manageable, attainable, reasonable, timely) learning goals?  Homework due uploaded to your Google Drive Shared file before class on 06/06/2022: Please upload the pictures of your… Read More

Rachel’s English

Rachel’s English: http://www.rachelsenglish.com/ [Photo Credit: Lauren Damaskinos]: This website is an excellent fluency resource bank for learners of English and their teachers. There are over 500 free videos available on English pronunciation and spoken English. Rachel’s videos, t have received over 70 million views, and way over 1 million subscribers are particularly useful because she not only explains the pronunciation and and supportive position of your mouth to speak well, she also shows the phonetic spelling and that help improve listening comprehension. She has helped me teach English US pronunciation and provides courses on at Rachel’s Academy. Rachel also seems to love learning other languages, which adds to her immense knowledge as a teacher and a learner too. She can help you immediately: http://www.rachelsenglish.com/

ICR Class 6: Cycle 1 sharing news stories & graded reader 3: developing your ways of making notes

Summary: After speaking about your exciting weekend activities, you got to share your out-of-class listing with others at the tables. We also explored different ways of presenting for super book talk. Finally, you wrote reflections in your Google Doc. to think about your English learning progress. The questions are: 1. How did you participate in class today? Please describe as best you can. 2. What did you learn about your issue? You speaking pairs issues?  3. What are your next SMART (simple, manageable, attainable, reasonable, timely) learning goals?  Presenters Homework: 1. Choose the… Read More

第6回 Cycle 3 pair and small-group presentations -10/31/2022

Summary: You discussed in pairs the possible actions and solutions to your issue. Then, we discussed ways to prepare for your presentation on October 31st or November 7th. Finally, you reflected on the three questions in your Google Doc.  Summary: Guidelines for your Presentation in addition to the information in the presentation of your issue document. 1. Your talk should be about 7-8 minutes and then 2-3 minutes for questions, comments, and answers.  2. There are usually 12 to 16 slides. 3. You’ll have a Reference page to show where you got your… Read More

Workshop 10: Video Proposal Day Two

Summary: Six students successfully presented their proposals. I did not provide student samples other than the instructions because this is a writing class, but on reflection, I will provide presentations examples in the future. If you would like to volunteer to put your presentation on this website, please let me know. We had an excellent presentation day and you have the video recording in your inboxes. “Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” ~Benjamin Franklin Stratvert, K. (2020, July 24). How to properly present PowerPoint slides in Zoom [Video]. Youtube.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNOZRa089-U How to properly present PowerPoint… Read More

Workshop 09: Video Proposal Day One

Summary: Six students successfully presented their proposals. I did not provide student samples other than the instructions because this is a writing class, but on reflection, I will provide presentations examples in the future. If you would like to volunteer to put your presentation on this website, please let me know. We had an excellent presentation day and you have the video recording in your inboxes. “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” ~ Peter Drucker Stratvert, K. (2020, July 24). How to properly present PowerPoint slides… Read More

Session 09: The APA Academic Essay -More Note taking on the Solutions and/or Recommendations

Summary:  We reviewed what to do this session, and focused on some APA formatting guidance. Then, you got into groups and pairs and discussed the homework that you took notes on about your issue that you will write a paper. When the other students spoke about their issue, I facilitated helping with your APA references. Lastly, we discussed the homework a second time for the next class.  A Writer’s Quote to Consider: “Notes are like Velcro. As you try to skim them, they ensnare you, and pretty soon you can’t see the story… Read More