Videos, Presentations, and Blogs
After learning about paraphrasing, Shirley created a screen cast video to show all that she learned and to teach others how to do the same. Watch this informational video to learn more about paraphrasing!
In grade 7/8 EAL, we practiced our language skills through the theme of global warming. We used images, articles, videos, online research, and the short documentary, “Tipping Barrels,” to analyze the cause and effects of climate change.
This unit was coupled with persuasive writing, in which we learned the methods of persuasion (ethos, pathos, and logos), and analyzed how they are used in advertisements. The unit ended with the students working together to create a persuasive advertisement focusing on the environmental themes seen throughout the unit.
Students in 12th grade read excerpts from the book Half The Sky Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. After learning new vocabulary, annotating and writing outlines, students gave 45-minute presentations on their chosen excerpt. They also came up with their own questions in order to lead a class discussion based on the theme of their excerpt. They did a fantastic job on both the PowerPoint and public speaking. You can check out their PowerPoints below.
In addition, the 12th graders continue to write on their blogs. One of their last posts was about living abroad.