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AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

INTERNET RESOURCES

1) To dispel any previous low expectations.

2) To promote the value of good spellings.

3) Learning spellings is fun and rewarding. Spellings are earned, not learned. This is done by hard work.


1) YouTube: Listen to Malcolm Gladwell’s audio book on the formula for success:

TI: ‘The 10,000 Hour Rule’: Run it from 4 minutes 35 seconds until it finishes at 11 mins 10 secs.



TI= TYPE IN

MAIN LESSON

OTHER RESOURCES

1) pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

2) Put on the board and watch their reaction.

3) Break down into 6 word stems.

4) Inform them such spellings will become easy by ‘going through the process’ and a degree of rigour.

5) Let students learn spelling in pairs.

6) Discuss how sportspeople break down performance.

7) Watch ‘Why People Succeed’ on YouTube.


1) Dictionary

2) Correct spellers of pneumonoultramicroscopic etc.

Make a poster of the word with the time it took them to spell it.


PLENARY/LEARNING OUTCOMES

HOMEWORK IF REQUIRED

1) What has been learned today?

2) Ask for evidence of rigour in their lives/sport/school.

3) Who is the ultimate ‘high achiever’? Mothers?

4) Give pear drops/praise/homework off as reward.

5) 40 mins a day in school over 5 years =10, 000 hours?

Add in primary school hours and average reading daily.



Write out 5 points on the link between work, breaking down work into processes, and reward.

Learn spelling of Pneumono-ultra-microscopic-silico-volcano-coniosis



OBSERVATIONS:

Date: __/__/__

Title: DESCRIBING A BEACH: 1st GRID

Lesson number: 2

Definition: Dare to be wise.

­­­­­­­­­­Spelling revision

New words

Dictionary definitions, corrections and synonyms.

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image

pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis

pneumono

perma tan




ultra

sprinkling




microscopic

braying




silico

lolling




volcano

plumb line




coniosis

adjective






clouds

a bird

seagulls

flock attacking you

the sun

an aeroplane

a kite

airplane with letters

the stars

thunderclouds

a hang glider

tern/cormorant/raven

the moon

a named star

a parachute

swan/herring gull

nothing-you’re blind

tsunami wave

a body falling

any blue adjective

world ending comet

nuclear mushroom

an alien spacecraft

super student ideas



AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

INTERNET RESOURCES

1) Spell pneumonomicro….Call it ‘mental challenge’.

2) To enable the metacognitive-‘thinking about thinking’- and rewarding higher order thinking.

3) Discuss the importance of patterns in English.


1) TI: Goa, India-Quest for the perfect beach to YouTube.

It is 3 mins 35 seconds long and gives enough imagery and surf sounds to generate ideas.



TI= TYPE IN

MAIN LESSON

OTHER RESOURCES

1) Introduce an image or a riddle or a mystery.

2) Murder mystery: Jose Matada fell from the sky and landed on a street in London. The police were baffled at first.

3) Fill in grids individually.

4) Let students fill in grids. Promote/reward point total.

5) Walk around/encourage/give 1 answer per student.

6) Provide 2/3 quietly for weakest: establish trust link.

7) Add up points and let students record them.


1) Dictionary for help with grids.
If the students ever ask why they are doing something from this book, tell them: “Wisdom that comes early has deeper roots but wisdom that comes late has greener shoots!”

PLENARY/LEARNING OUTCOMES

HOMEWORK IF REQUIRED

1) Relate answers in grid to higher order thinking.

2) Ask for any other ideas/what they have learned.

3) Establish struggling students with intention of pairing with quicker students.


Think of and write, perhaps with their parents, 5 other possibilities to put into the grid. Explain that this is called ‘creative thinking’.

OBSERVATIONS:

Date: __/__/__

Title: FULL STOPS/ABBREVIATIONS

Lesson number: 3

Today is an opportunity to establish the importance of mechanics. In this case, it is full stops. Ask for verbal feedback on the 10 ideas they came up with for homework. Go through the most creative answers and give verbal praise. Write down the best answers on the board (either blackboard or whiteboard). Explain that this is called ‘brainstorming’. Let the class decide which one is the best idea.

They must write a short passage based on this idea. When they are finished (5/10 minutes), ask them to take out the full stops while rewriting it. Then ask one student to read the work of another student without pausing. Although it should be humorous as it is a breathless rush, it should validate your message on full stops. Passages of writing become cumbersome, unwieldy and unreadable without full stops. Fill in the full stop exercise in the book.

Then move onto the Latin abbreviations. Why are they in there? Doing project work may require more use of these than was the case in previous educational curriculums. Their portfolios may need the key words: ibid, et al, N.B. etc. by Christmas next year.

It is best to have a chat on the importance of student responsibility when it comes to portfolio work. Explain that tomorrow’s lesson includes a paired spelling test where they will be expected to test and grade each other. The results shall be logged in the front of their portfolio and signed by you. You are establishing behaviour norms that may take time to develop.



AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

INTERNET RESOURCES

1) Emphasise the importance of full stops.

2) Establish the importance of project/portfolio work.

3) Generate acceptable behaviour norms in single/paired/team and whole-class work.


1) Capital letters exercise:

firstschoolyears.com

2) Google Latin abbreviations and military ranks in class as ‘on task’ activity.



MAIN LESSON

OTHER RESOURCES

1) Previous days spellings corrected verbally.

2) Brainstorming/assessing best ideas.

3) Writing exercise with full stops/without full stops.

4) Fill in workbook exercises.

5) Discuss project work/Latin abbreviations.

6) Google Latin abbreviations.

7) Google military ranks as abbreviation exercise.


1) Let the students make up a mnemonic from the military rank:
Please Can Somebody Let Captain Major and Lieutenant Colonel Collect the Lieutenant General’s Generator?

PLENARY/LEARNING OUTCOMES

HOMEWORK IF REQUIRED

1) Why is individual ownership of behaviour important?

2) Why is individual ownership of portfolio important?

3) Single/paired/team/whole-class work predicated on individual discipline, application and motivation.



1) Assign Latin abbreviations if there are time constraints.



2) Assign military rank exercise if not done in class. Spellings of same to be learned also.

OBSERVATIONS:

Date: __/__/__

Title: DESCRIBING A BEACH: 2nd GRID

Lesson number: 4

Definition: A problem shared is a problem halved.­

­­­­­­­­­­Spelling revision

New words

Dictionary definitions, corrections, and synonyms.

image

barbecues

p_e_m_n_ul_t_m_cr_sc_p_cs_l_cov_lc_n_c_n_osis

perma tan

lolling




sprinkling

perma tans




braying

lagoon




lolling

brochure




plumb line

gurgling




adjective

crescent






children playing

donkeys braying

sizzling barbecues

yachts lolling

boats bobbing

perma tan tourists

pillars of sunshine

plumb line horizon

butterfly-blue

cocktail-blue

brochure-blue

Jerusalem-blue

jewel-blue

neon-blue

electric-blue

Bermuda-blue

the sprinkling waves

the gurgling of waves

the ebbing tide

murmuring sea

the sea song of waves

the humming sea

the trembling sea

gently exhaling



AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

INTERNET RESOURCES

1) Reinforcing behaviour norms: paired spelling tests do not equate to messing. It involves responsibility.

2) The importance of using colour and sound in writing.

3) Emphasise importance of full stops with exercise.


1) TI: 10 most beautiful beaches to:

YouTube

It shows still images of 10 jaw-dropping beaches.



MAIN LESSON

OTHER RESOURCES

1) Paired spelling test with students grading each other.

2) Verbal censures to those who treat it flippantly.

3) Relate to new J. Cycle-onus of responsibility on students to record/log progress on front of file also.

4) Fill in grids individually-establish weaker students.

5) Spend 10 minutes discussing grids and developing a story with words from the last two grids.

6) Base homework on words in last two grids.

7) Discuss Pele quote as exemplar of success.


1) Spelling posters/materials.
2) TI: Beautiful wallpapers: Pictures of beautiful beaches to:

Beautifulwallpapers.blogspot.ie
Ask the students which beach they would put as wallpaper on their phone or where they would live out their days in retirement/peace.

PLENARY/LEARNING OUTCOMES

HOMEWORK IF REQUIRED

1) What other patterns may arise in next grid?

2) Colour and sound as touchstones for a reader.

3) Is success a formula and what is the formula?


Write a passage using a combination of words from the two grids already completed.

OBSERVATIONS:

Date: __/__/__

Title: CAPITAL LETTERS

Lesson number: 5

Do you think you should use capital letters in your writing? List three reasons why.

1. I should use capital letters because

2. I should use capital letters because

3. I should use capital letters because



CORRECTIONS BY STUDENTS

1. Use a capital letter for the first word of a sentence. Change both these sentences!

4 a) John Murphy is my neighbour.

b) The Gruffalo’s don’t scare me anymore.

c) The Simpsons are an American family on television.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

INTERNET RESOURCES

1) Why capital letters?

2) Establish where and when exactly they are to be used.

3) Establish importance of same.


1) TI: Capitalization worksheets to:

havefunteaching.com

It gives a very comprehensive list of worksheets to choose from.



MAIN LESSON

OTHER RESOURCES

1) Ask volunteer students to read out homework passages.

2) Ask class to critique them with possible grade, brainstorming good points on board.

3) Collect homework for correction.

4) Start and complete capital letters exercise.

5) Focus in on rules 4, 6 and 10.


1) Any book/newspaper as evidence of capital letters if internet unavailable.

2)


PLENARY/LEARNING OUTCOMES

HOMEWORK IF REQUIRED

1) What constitutes good writing?

2) What constitutes good imagination and best practise?

3) Relate to Pele quote yesterday on: sacrifice, love of subject and hard work.



Assign internet homework. Ask them to find a site with a full stop exercise and complete the first 10 questions: give them the responsibility for homework.

OBSERVATIONS:

Date: __/__/__

Title: DESCRIBING A BEACH: 3rd GRID

Lesson number: 6

Definition: For those who arrive late, only the bones.

­­­­­­­­­­­Spelling revision

New words

Dictionary definitions, corrections, and synonyms.

barbecues

beeswax




lolling

ore




perma tans

earthshine




lagoon

molten




brochure

arc




gurgling

sickle




crescent

scythe






powder-white

starbeam-gold

whalebone-white

molten-gold

oyster-white

beeswax-gold

ore-gold

earthshine-gold

an arc

a hook

sickle shaped

a half moon

a bow

a horseshoe

scythe shaped

a crescent moon

skin tingling

parched throat

feet like hot coals

stabbed by sun spears

skin burning

dehydrated

face like Greek fire

scraped by sandpaper



AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

INTERNET RESOURCES

1) Paired work: best students with weaker ones.

2) Class management system to seating arrangements.

3) Emphasis on value of physical sensations in writing.


1) ‘The Beach’ trailer YouTube with Leonardo DiCaprio.

2) TI: Describing a beach to: markedbyteachers.com

It has a report for teachers with it.


MAIN LESSON

OTHER RESOURCES

1) Peer correcting of previous days homework.

2) Teacher observes and corrects any errors.

3) Pair up best students with weaker ones.

4) Pairs of students attempt grids.

5) Results on front of folders: evidence of progress?

6) Quick oral spelling emphasis.

7) Discuss new vocabulary/dictionary work.


1) Travel magazines/catalogues.

2) Photographs

3) Internet copying and pasting of excellent beach imagery.


PLENARY/LEARNING OUTCOMES

HOMEWORK IF REQUIRED

1) What value do physical sensations have in writing?

2) What value has student collegiality to learning?

3) Discuss tomorrow’s lesson: Writing a story in points.



Locate pictures of beaches to be put into portfolio. Call into travel shop in the next week to get same. Spellings to be learned orally.



OBSERVATIONS:

Date: __/__/__

Title: USING BULLET POINTS

Lesson number: 7 (a)


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