This school year is off to a great start! Students have completed their first unit and I am so proud of the work that they have accomplished.
In order for students to successfully learn a language, they need to read a minimum of 20-30 minutes (in English) everyday including the weekend. I do not typically dictate what they read, unless it is a class novel or other text assigned by me, except that it has to be in English. Please encourage your child(ren) to choose something that they enjoy to read. This helps with vocabulary, grammar, reading and writing too!
As a reminder, we do practice English first. That means that students are communicating in English unless requesting further instructions from the teacher.
In order to be successful, there are many different components that take place. The image is a great example of what makes someone successful. The hardest and most challenging parts are the ones we face that many may never notice. I want to encourage the students to have all the qualities that many people don’t see. Those are the things that will help them to be successful, not just in school, but life.
In this unit students studied rhetoric to understand persuasion and improve arguments. Through a variety of activities, students improved in using rhetoric and public speaking. They examined ethos, logos, pathos in several contexts: advertising, short phrases, paragraphs, and articles. For the summative, students chose a topic that they wanted to argue. They presented their speeches to their classes.
You can see your student’s summative and their reflection of this unit on their blog. Find your child’s name and click on it.