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Title: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: adventure_rider on March 28, 2011, 08:47:25 pm
Here's another one of my lessons on comparing using er and words ending in est.  I use the Guinness Book of Records to keep things fun and exciting.  The ppt file should be fairly self explanatory but let me know if you have any questions.  There's a Simpson's game included which I did not make but I modified it to go with my guinness book lesson.

Please share your comments or questions if you download it.  If you like this lesson my other lessons are linked below:
1. Inventions - http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,5514.0.html
2. World Food - http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,5494.0.html
3. Bucket List - http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,5495.0.html

NOTE: I zipped the lesson folder into one file to make everything tidier to download.  Most of you will have no problems unzipping it I assume.  If you can't open the file, just download WinRAR from the link below and install it.  Then you'll have no problems opening compressed files after that.

http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-bit/3000-2250_4-10007677.html?tag=rb_content;main
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: daveb on March 28, 2011, 09:41:04 pm
Hey Shane!

Another cracker of a lesson! The Simpson's game must have taken loads of time to make...fair play - cheers for sharing!

I think my middle school boys are really going to like this one... inventions lesson going down really well. Not a biggie - but there are a few typos on the inventions PPT. Slides 7-15 ''inventions'' spelling mistake, and slide 44 ''and now we  use navigation".

All good man - thanks a lot!

Dave :) 
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: C.Dennis on March 28, 2011, 10:31:58 pm
Thanks for uploading this, a_r!

I noticed in many of your lesson rars, you have a folder for fonts and require people to install the fonts so things look alright.

Did you know you can embed the fonts you use, in order to allow others to use them without the messy install step?  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/826832

I thought it might make your life easier :)

Thanks again!
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: adventure_rider on March 29, 2011, 07:13:23 am
Hey,

Actually I'm Adrian.  I didn't make the Simpson's game, I just made the main lesson.  I modified the game to work with my lesson because it's an amazing game.  Big thanks to Shane for his great game.

I fixed those typos in the inventions lesson and re-posted the files, thanks.

Thanks for the tip on embedding fonts, I'll definitely have to do that from now on.  So much easier.

Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: cat23 on March 29, 2011, 01:41:01 pm
Another great lesson/game.. thanks!!
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: portlandzach on March 30, 2011, 09:30:49 am
WOW!!!! ANOTHER KICK *** LESSON!! thanks :)
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: adventure_rider on March 30, 2011, 11:00:06 am
Thanks  :D

My students as well as my co-teachers got so into it.  It was funny to watch.  They go crazy for the t-shirt video clip.

Have fun with the lesson.  More to come... slowly  ;)
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: S.Lee on March 30, 2011, 11:26:04 am
dude awesome lessons
cant thank you enough
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: adventure_rider on March 30, 2011, 04:11:22 pm
I appreciate the feedback.  Glad it's being used beyond my classroom.

Cheers  :)
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: younameit on March 30, 2011, 04:49:03 pm
Students loved it as well as learned how to actually put a full sentence together correctly! Great job on this and thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: adventure_rider on March 30, 2011, 09:54:38 pm
Awesome!  That makes me happy.  :)
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: duchessrachel on April 01, 2011, 12:02:27 pm
I found out yesterday afternoon that starting Tuesday, I have an after school class twice a week for an 1.5 hour each. Thanks to your amazing lessons (inventions, bucket list, world records, world food), I already have awesome themes for the first two weeks. Huge, HUGE thank you! You have an incredible knack for making materials that are educational, fit my students' level, and are truly engaging. You should consider doing this professionally (although I do appreciate getting these for free  ;) )
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Thomas Mc on April 01, 2011, 12:13:24 pm
Tall, taller and tallest. I made these a while back.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Jasin on April 01, 2011, 12:59:52 pm
Thanks adventure_rider, my students and I totally dig your work :)
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: ochattoki on April 04, 2011, 11:34:51 am
I am amazed at the amount of work and attention to detail this entire lesson is. Such a simple concept but you made it highly fun and interesting. Thank you so much for such an amazing lesson! Kudos my friend!
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Ectofuego on April 04, 2011, 11:38:37 am
kudos to the maker of this ppt, my students loved it.  No complaints or suggestions what-so-ever
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Vestavenus on April 04, 2011, 11:55:40 am
Awesome PP, thanks! It seems as though the Simpson's Game isn't included in the folder I downloaded though...
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: turtle5 on April 07, 2011, 02:57:52 pm
my middle school grade 2 and 3 students LOVED the simpsons game! thanks so much for all your hard work.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Namarie on April 07, 2011, 03:22:50 pm
Thanks for the great lesson.  Here's a short handout for lower students with the basic construction for comparatives and superlatives and a glossary for some words they might be unfamiliar with.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Dantheeducator on April 08, 2011, 11:12:56 am
Tall, taller and tallest. I made these a while back.

Thomas Mc, you are truly a genius. the students will go CRAZY for this, And maybe eve learn something. Thanks and keep 'em coming!
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: mastereye on April 08, 2011, 06:02:11 pm
Sounds really good . Will try that in my special class where their english is better. Keep the work going everyone. Gwangmyeong out.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: icecreamkills on April 09, 2011, 10:06:35 pm
I used this lesson last week for my higher level students and it was a real hit. Only the second lesson I've ever had where students wanted to stay after the bell to see more. Depending on the class I'd usually only make it until about the biggest mouth slide but they always wanted more. Thanks for a truly wonderful lesson!
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: piyopayo on April 10, 2011, 09:32:08 am
Yet another PPT masterpiece!! Thanks so much!
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: andymaw11 on April 10, 2011, 06:44:05 pm
Really great lesson, my students really enjoyed it... which is saying something because at the moment they are a pain in the backside.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Dinah1983 on April 11, 2011, 07:03:07 pm
hi!  can you please post this lesson in ppt format?

thanks so much!
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: chasuk on April 11, 2011, 09:18:26 pm
Here's another one of my lessons on comparing using er and words ending in est.  I use the Guinness Book of Records to keep things fun and exciting.  The ppt file should be fairly self explanatory but let me know if you have any questions.  There's a Simpson's game included which I did not make but I modified it to go with my guinness book lesson.

Please share your comments or questions if you download it.  If you like this lesson my other lessons are linked below:
1. Inventions - http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,5514.0.html
2. World Food - http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,5494.0.html
3. Bucket List - http://waygook.org/index.php/topic,5495.0.html

NOTE: I zipped the lesson folder into one file to make everything tidier to download.  Most of you will have no problems unzipping it I assume.  If you can't open the file, just download WinRAR from the link below and install it.  Then you'll have no problems opening compressed files after that.

http://download.cnet.com/WinRAR-32-bit/3000-2250_4-10007677.html?tag=rb_content;main

This was a brilliant idea. Thank you very much. I think I can use it without changes, which almost never happens.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: tsbrideshead on April 12, 2011, 07:31:37 am
Thanks Again!  Students really enjoyed the World Foods Lesson...and I think it's high time to use something fun like this one. :D
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Ollie84 on April 12, 2011, 07:55:06 am
Hi it was a successful lesson here too.

I made some worksheets to go with it so that my students could follow.

They are attached.


Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: hunterst on April 18, 2011, 01:52:57 pm
This lesson looks really good and I want to use it for my upcoming open class.  Right now the file I downloaded is a readolny file.  Is there any thing that I can do to change this?  I want to edit it just a little bit and add some review slides from earlier lessons.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: saraheshaw on April 18, 2011, 01:59:59 pm
Thanks for the tips.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Daejeon on April 19, 2011, 07:03:10 pm
Great lesson Adrian,

I really enjoyed this with my after school classes.

This lesson looks really good and I want to use it for my upcoming open class.  Right now the file I downloaded is a readolny file.  Is there any thing that I can do to change this?  I want to edit it just a little bit and add some review slides from earlier lessons.  Thanks.

It is read only because the font used requires a license.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: ilpunto on May 16, 2011, 03:13:30 pm
No disrespect to Shane who made the Simpsons game but I made some changes. Great game but I didn't like seeing "By Shane Teacher - Daejeon " on every slide. So I removed that and also removed the flash scorekeeper. Everything else is the same. I just kept score on the blackboard.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Starbuk on May 17, 2011, 10:23:52 am
Awesome lesson - my boys loved this... especially when one attempted to convince the class that he was the smartest boy in the world  ;D
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: forza_star on October 10, 2011, 08:29:34 am
I was wondering if someone could post the powerpoint for this lesson.  I can download the rar file and everything works fine but when I try to convert the pptx into a ppt there is always a file conversion problem!  thanks!!
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: SRon on October 14, 2011, 11:00:43 am
Thanks so much for this lesson, it kept my spawn of satan second grade boys mostly attentive for an entire class period and actually earned a compliment from my co-teacher. I bow down before your powerpoint skills, and that of the Simpson's game creator.

As to the poster wanting the file in Ppt, here it is :)
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Hailz24 on March 01, 2012, 06:22:50 pm
My students liked the game too! Thanx
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: JT080 on May 07, 2012, 08:35:20 pm
What are the 'free questions' in the simpsons game meant for?
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: dapto1 on May 08, 2012, 09:15:05 am
Thanks, will give it a go.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Chicagohotdog on June 07, 2012, 09:57:34 am
My 3rd graders are incredibly hard to please and my KT has given up and actually teaching them anything and has ordered me to play games with them the rest of the year.  But this kind of lesson is something that I think that they will all enjoy!  Thanks a bunch for all of your hard work.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: zufelt.v on June 18, 2012, 01:55:10 pm
Sorry, where do I find your Simpsons game? I have the powerpoint but it hasn't downloaded the game?!
thanks!
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Chicagohotdog on June 18, 2012, 03:17:58 pm
Sorry, where do I find your Simpsons game? I have the powerpoint but it hasn't downloaded the game?!
thanks!


If you downloaded the entire .rar file then it should all be in there.  The game was in there too.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: beavs87 on June 20, 2012, 10:20:47 am
Hey AR! Great lesson! Can't seem to find the simpsons game when I open the RAR file though - what am I missing? I appreciate the help.
Title: Re: Guinness Book Lesson
Post by: Bester on June 20, 2012, 10:57:59 am
Hey guys I know this is an amazing lesson-plan and works great but some of these records is outdated... Not pointing it out as a douche just dont have the time to change it and would like to give you a heads up. the two mistakes i noticed was the tallest man in the word and the shortest