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Lesson 8: The Power of Notes
« on: March 07, 2013, 01:38:21 pm »
This is a thread for any lesson material for MiRaeEn (미래엔) Middle School English 1 Lesson 8: The Power of Notes. Please share your contributions here. Be sure to explain exactly what you are posting and please do not post multi-level materials in this thread. Also, any review lessons or materials should be posted in the review section for this grade.  Best of luck in your lesson planning!
« Last Edit: March 12, 2013, 02:09:01 pm by sheila »
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Re: Lesson 8: The Power of Notes
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 01:06:15 pm »
Anyone started teaching this? I'm at a loss for a clever idea, so was hoping for some jumping off points. I am thinking maybe for the "remember to" on pg. 139 there's a game in there somewhere with seeing who can remember the most things. But I'm coming up blank on the pg. 138 part.

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Re: Lesson 8: The Power of Notes
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 07:41:36 am »
I really do not care for this book, but once I create something I'll be sure to post it.

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Re: Lesson 8: The Power of Notes
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 09:05:14 am »
Here is a PPT on the first section of lesson 8 on advice. I run through this while asking the students to give me advice for the different problems using the key phrases and at the end have the students practice writing advice to each other in class and sharing it with everyone. I hate that this lesson comes after lesson 7 which was suggestions, couldn't they have combined this with the suggestion lesson?

Re: Lesson 8: The Power of Notes
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 03:03:32 pm »
I ended up playing a running dictation game after doing the book work of page 138 and the workbook page 33. My students really had a good time with it.
Make sure you explain the directions clearly. My co-teacher helped translate most of my points and then I checked their understanding with who are the writers, raise your hands? Who are the runners, raise your hands? etc.

To play, print out the printouts and cut the paper in half so that you have 5 numbered problems and 5 non-numbered pieces of advice. IE: 1. My girlfriend is mad at me. // I think you should buy her some candy.

Hang the 5 problems at the front of the room and the advice at the back. I hang them upside down with the blank side out so that they walk up and flip the paper up to read it. This helps eliminate cheating from students who can see the board.
Groups of 4 students get a worksheet. On the count of 3, 2 runners from each group can get up and go to read the papers tapes around the room. They then have to remember one and come back to their group, tell the writer and then go back to read another sentence.

I mix up the advice to make it more challenging for my kids. If I do this in my low-level class, I'll probably number the advice, too, so all they have to do is remember the sentences, not actually match anything.

Explain they can't remove the papers or block the other students or they will get a penalty. (Key for my all-boys middle school. And once they knew the rules it went great.)

Re: Lesson 8: The Power of Notes
« Reply #5 on: October 16, 2013, 09:35:37 am »
Should/Shouldnt powerpoint

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Re: Lesson 8: The Power of Notes
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2013, 12:50:17 pm »
Alright first of all thanks for all the posts. This was a difficult chapter to come up with stuff for seeing as we just finished another chapter on advice giving.

Seeing as that's the case here is what i came up with for Part 1 & 2 of this chapter. (part 2 being the more interesting part)

Part 1:
Last week i started on page 138, opened up with a few tongue twisters, nothing relevant to the lesson just some funny things i'd pulled off line to gather attention.
After that we dove into the book and blazed through Listen 1 and talk 1.
By this point we're starting to get glazed looks, kids aren't challenged and are getting bored so it's Game time:
This has some wonderful game ideas and resources for advice giving activities. i went with "What should i do?" but some of the language is a little advanced for my kids so i created some of my own simpler cards and dressed them up a bit. word document attached in simple and card format.
That took a significant amount of time and as my classes last week were shorter than normal my class wrapped up there. For the 2 classes that actually finished early i had another short running dictation game to do. It was their second week but they seem to love it.

Part 2:
We got this class started off with a fun choose your own adventure story, thanks to Rednumberix, retired teacher on the forums.
it's a great idea, i changed nothing but will be scavenging the format for future stories, the kids got into it and even my more apathetic students had a hard time hiding their curiosity. 
I played through twice and told the students we'd go through it again after the main lesson time permitting. It was a good motivator.
Dive into the book, listen 2 and talk 2, again getting bored by the end of this so i spiced it up with a small rabbit trail class discussion on the differences between holidays here in korea and those in america. ie. "you don't have mothers day here you have parents day, what do you do for that? It's tradition in my family to get up early and make mum breakfast." They seemed to find these discussions very interesting, lots of leaning forward in the seat, i threw in a very short ppt of some traditional thanksgiving dishes as well that wrapped up with "Turduken" which they found wonderful and unbelievable. I may come to regret this as they seem to find it hilarious to say this word over and over.
Anyway that got me enough credit to get through the conversation zone and for once i decided not to replace the "work together" segment. I just had them list various events or holidays and then each group chose one to write about. I played "presentation B" for the class so they'd have an idea what i expected from them but had each group member take a turn speaking. Then as a group they asked the class for any additional things to remember. It worked out fairly well and we wrapped up with another play through of the Advice adventure.

Not a lot of original material in this post but the class was successful and i wanted to share what worked for me. Hope some of you find this helpful. Cheers.

« Last Edit: October 28, 2013, 01:01:12 pm by Jbrady1985 »

Re: Lesson 8: The Power of Notes
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 03:21:10 pm »
Expanded on the Thanksgiving element mentioned in this lesson. Perfect timing with the Chuseok holidays.