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Professor John M. Richardson

OBSERVATIONS:



Date: __/__/__

Title: READING DAY

Lesson number: 41



AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

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PLENARY/LEARNING OUTCOMES

HOMEWORK IF REQUIRED

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OBSERVATIONS:



Date: __/__/__

Title: DESCRIBING A FOREST: 4th GRID

Lesson number: 42

Definition: And knowledge itself, is power.

­­­­­­­­­­­Spelling revision

New words

Dictionary definitions, corrections, and synonyms.

gnarled

mellow




canopy

asters




tannin

balm




almond

suede




grove

pentagram




hoary

ballad




mystique

basil






moth flutter of dawn

beards of moss

suede soft flowers

a ballad of birdsong

witch light of dusk

knotted arms of trees

Garden of Eden

a mossy mattress

ripe nuts

juicy berries

wild basil

stinging nettle

delicious mushrooms

mellow fruit

wild garlic

healing balm

like flashing petals

like silver pin pricks

like diamond dust

like fairy fire

like silver snowflakes

like sparkling asters

like fiery pentagrams

like wizard dust



AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

INTERNET RESOURCES

1) To continue building their diction base with an exercise which awards points for success.


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MAIN LESSON

OTHER RESOURCES

1) Recap by giving an oral test on the 7 spellings they had to learn.

2) Recap on the module for achieving success and correct the homework by listening to their ideas.

3) Allow students to fill in Latin phrase. Discuss it in the context of the last lesson.

4) Allow students to fill in the dictionary definitions of the new words and the grids. Separate into pairs or teams if you feel it will help.

5) Ask them for their favourite words/phrases from the grids as a continuation of the ‘English is wonderful’ enthusiasm they ought to be developing by now.


1) See back of this book for an extra lesson on ‘Describing the Stars’.

Taken from ‘Writing with Stardust’ and may be used as a supplementary aid for other classes also.



PLENARY/LEARNING OUTCOMES

HOMEWORK IF REQUIRED

1) Recapping on previous lesson on achieving success.

2) Increasing their range of vocabulary with the grids and continuing the importance of spellings.




Ask students to put 10 of the 24 words/phrases into a short passage on ‘Life in the forest’. They may include previous words/phrases from the book if they wish.

OBSERVATIONS:

Date: __/__/__

Title: USING DIRECT SPEECH

Lesson number: 43



Punctuate the following using the above rule:

1. “What is a hunter’s moon?” she asked.

2. “I love the owl light of the forest at dusk,” he said.

3. “Look at the stars glimmering!” he shouted.

4. “The misty mystique of an autumn forest is special,” he declared.

5. “Can you hear the birds chiming?” she questioned.

6. “This dark forest gives me goose bumps!” he yelled.

7. “Listen to the snapping branches!” she shrieked. “There must be trolls in here!”

8. “Rivers are the motorways of the forest,” he said.

9. “Doesn’t the mist look like a magician’s smoke?” he asked.

10. “A blood moon hung over the forest last night,” she said. “It was eerie.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

INTERNET RESOURCES

1) To introduce the importance of quotation marks when inserting direct speech in a passage.

2) To do so through the prism of descriptive writing in order to make it more relevant and interesting for them.



1) TI: Punctuation exercises for students to:

englishforeveryone.org
It gives excellent printable worksheets and even quizzes.


MAIN LESSON

OTHER RESOURCES

1) Recap by giving oral/written test on 7 spellings from previous class.

2) Correct homework by getting students to swop copies and put a grade on each other’s work. Each student should correct a minimum of three of their peers. Let volunteers read their homework and praise the good points while pointing out any errors of expression orally.

3) Let students attempt direct speech exercise in pairs.

4) Correct errors on the blackboard/whiteboard.



5) Get students to redraft any incorrect sentences.

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PLENARY/LEARNING OUTCOMES

HOMEWORK IF REQUIRED

1) Stressing the importance of grammar and punctuation in their writing with a short, sharp exercise.

Give homework assignment based on the website above.



Date: __/__/__

Title: DESCRIBING A FOREST: 5th GRID

Lesson number: 44

Definition: Nature is mightier than education.

­­­­­­­­­­­Spelling revision

New words

Dictionary definitions, corrections, and synonyms.

mellow

clay




asters

loam




balm

mulch




suede

organic




pentagram

incense




ballad

deciduous




basil

cologne






hair raising

eye opening

goose bumps

heart thumping

jaw dropping

eye widening

skin tingling

heart clenching

clay rich smell

oaken aroma

mulchy fragrance

woody incense

earthy scent

organic waft

peaty perfume

loamy cologne

fruity strawberries

orchard sweet berries

sherry sweet berries

fruitcake rich

sharp tasting berries

meadow sweet

trifle sweet berries

windfall sweet apples



AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

INTERNET RESOURCES

1) To finish the forest grids and recap on the forest module.

2) To inform the students that the words/phrases will be tested at the end of October and to revise them in any free classes/study periods they might have in school.



1) Show clip from YouTube below as a reward for finishing the 5 forest grids and learning their spellings.


MAIN LESSON

OTHER RESOURCES

1) Recap on previous spellings. This may be the 7 spellings for homework or 20 of the 35 spellings learned from the 5 grids.

2) Allow students to fill in Latin phrase and discuss it.

3) Allow students to fill in dictionary words and grids.

4) Ask them to put selected words/phrases into a sentence, either orally or to be written down.

5) Recap on lesson and show YouTube clip if possible.

6) Praise students for applying themselves to the descriptive grids and get feedback on what they are learning as they move through the modules. Remind them that there is a lot of hard work ahead for the rest of the October module but that it will be interesting.




) TI: Planet earth amazing nature scenery to: YouTube
It shows the Arctic, mountains, forests, waterfalls and the desert in 5 different montages. The forest scene runs from 4:30 mins.to 7:40 mins.

It might be worthwhile to run it as they are doing the grids. It’s a valuable lesson that you can’t work and watch TV at the same time!



PLENARY/LEARNING OUTCOMES

HOMEWORK IF REQUIRED

1) Recap on module and discuss the noticeable improvements in their writing skills.

Written exercise on words from the 5 grids.

OBSERVATIONS:

Date: __/__/__

Title:

Lesson number: 45



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1 Stars flickering with light 1 A magician’s star

4 Type of flower or shape of star 2 Type of soft fabric

5 Like clay 3 Crooked fingers or trees

8 Walks casually like a pig 6 Wet leaves decomposing

10 Grey-haired or ancient 7 Not unreal, not real, but bizarre

12 Plant used for healing 9 Onomatopoeia

14 Plant used by Romans for soup 11 Metaphor for forest aftershave

17 Metaphor for forest perfume 13 A small wood without undergrowth

18 The limb of a tree 15 A type of silver metal. Not expensive

19 A robin might make this motion 16 As round as a globe

OBSERVATIONS: (Let the students make their own crossword. They can get common words from the dictionary or use any word from their workbooks. It will take time but there are few better exercises to fuse the spatial, linguistic, logical and kinaesthetic intelligences).



Date: __/__/__

Title: READING DAY

Lesson number: 46



AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

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MAIN LESSON

OTHER RESOURCES

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1) The easiest site for making an interactive crossword seems to be:

edtools.mankind.forward.com

Simply type in :

Make an online crossword. I still prefer to do crosswords manually with my own classes, however. It is a valuable lesson in patience and planning for them and the satisfaction they get on completion is immense. Consider starting one during a reading day and let them finish it in the next day’s lesson.


PLENARY/LEARNING OUTCOMES

HOMEWORK IF REQUIRED

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OBSERVATIONS:


Date: __/__/__

Title: DIRECT TO INDIRECT SPEECH

Lesson number: 47



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