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  • sheila
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Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« on: February 27, 2014, 11:14:08 am »
This is a thread for any lesson material for J.L. Haas (2014 edition) Middle School English 2 Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story.  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. If you can't find what you're looking for here, be sure to check the previous edition of the book.  Best of luck in your lesson planning!
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  • Kingeudey
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2014, 08:42:04 pm »
Here's what I found and altered.  Found it under the Middle School Master list under Vacations, and God bless Sheedi from 2010.  It basically hit directly what I needed for what was on P92C.
It's talking about what you did on vacations. 
I was looking for a past tense verb activity, and I might have one of those as well, but I need to dig through miles of crap to find it.

I think I'm also going to do a speed reading game, but I need to create that right now.  Unsure if I will be able to post it until I remember later.  Enjoy.


I take that back.  I just found this from another user and modified it for our use.  I forgot to check their name to give them credit, but kudos to whomever.


I forgot to add (and bring to class) the Battleship explanation.  Even though I had done battleship with one other class, my co-teacher didn't remember and for the life of her, could not understand.

Some of the students understood, but it was bedlam for a while.
So, I ended up making mine, and had the students ask me the questions...

On the weekend, did you go to the movie?
On vacation, did you read an interesting book?
Etc.
Once they understood, it was awesome.
It got even more awesome when I gave out a piece of candy for every hit...then *everyone wanted to ask a question.  Pretty good day, though a rough start.
« Last Edit: April 25, 2014, 12:42:58 pm by Kingeudey »


  • Kingeudey
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2014, 10:05:51 am »
Sorry for being remiss in my duties, people.  2 weeks ago, my USB crapped out.  It was right after a Thursday night where I had literally been up until 4 am finishing all three middle school lessons for the next morning.  They were to be glorious.  For the first time ever, I didn't save them in multiple places, came to school, put my usb in my school computer and it wiped it and broke it.  It was a tough day.  Tougher than tough.


  • iamrhart
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2014, 06:29:37 am »
Here is Lesson 6.
20 slides, includes a game.
Also, here is a BIG list of Adjectives, could be useful for lesson 6, and as a 'reminder' from lesson 5.
http://www.momswhothink.com/reading/list-of-adjectives.html


Slide
1 Title
2 Vocabulary
3 vocabulary 2
4 Key phrases
5 combine key phrases from lesson 5 with lesson 6
6 Practice
7-18 "PRactice-game" *students see a picture, and must create a sentence using the key phrases.if the sentence is wrong, the team gets 0 points. if the sentence is 'average' or 'normal', they get 3 points. if the sentence is great or creative, they get 5 points

19 Winner slide.  Announce winner
20 Quick review of the key phrases for lesson 6
« Last Edit: May 24, 2014, 01:13:29 pm by iamrhart »
You only live today once. You wont get a second chance. You wont get to live it twice. So make the most of it.

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  • meemzter
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 11:09:54 am »
My school is doing Lesson 6 before Lesson 5, so we are doing it before vacation.  So instead of talking about their vacation, I am having them plan their dream vacation and then talk about that.  This lesson focuses on the dialogue from pg. 95.


  • shostager
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 12:06:57 pm »
I'm doing the second half of the chapter this week, but here are both my halves of the speaking/listening sections.

- The first one is just a practice with pictures, then story-writing in groups, then battleship (played against the teacher).

- The second one is a review of the first, then practice with pictures, then a MASH-like activity with a speaking activity at the end (about future vacations). I've done it with 2 classes now and hearing the girls squeal in happiness when they find out they will "go to Paris with D.O. and fall in love" or make an aghast noise when their future is to "go to the moon with Psy and eat spiders" is brilliant. Having other students react to it is also pretty fun, too. (They have to decide - does that sound like a good or bad vacation?)


  • Joely
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2014, 03:24:42 pm »
This is for the second half of Lesson 6, responding to good and bad news. My students really loved the game where they stand up and show a smiley/sad face - seemed to give them more energy in the mornings!

Any questions, just ask.


Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2014, 10:31:20 am »
This is for the second half of Lesson 6, responding to good and bad news. My students really loved the game where they stand up and show a smiley/sad face - seemed to give them more energy in the mornings!

Any questions, just ask.
Hello Joely, I really liked your powerpoint!  I was wondering, where you got all the images that matched the textbook?  I just started teaching this semester so I'd like to make similar PPTs that teach to the textbook until I can get a handle on how to make a good lesson plan myself.  If you have any other similar PPTs I'd love to see them too!

Thanks,

Rob


  • shostager
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2014, 12:18:34 pm »
So I taught this chapter before summer vacation, but apparently they didn't start it with the Korean teachers until now (and won't be tested on it until the end of the year), so I made two more lessons for it (I know that's stretching it, but I thought with the topics of travel, past tense and good/bad news you could do a lot).

Here are my two new lessons -

Lesson 3 has: fill-in-the blanks, good/bad news review (with silly pictures), a matching activity where students each have a slip of paper with either news or a reaction and must find their match, and finally a version of the Rows-Columns/Last One Standing game (student writing beforehand optional - I haven't had time to do it yet). Note: the last page of the summer activities cards is actually for lesson 4.

Lesson 4 has: talking about your weekend, a reveal activity where students guess the destination, make-a-dialogue, Around the World (find either the check or X and respond either "Glad to hear that" or "Sorry to hear that" accordingly), and then the telephone game (phrases are at the end of the last page of the materials PPT for lesson 3).

I'm looking forward to moving on to lesson 7 soon, whoo!


  • Joely
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2014, 07:33:17 am »
Hello Joely, I really liked your powerpoint!  I was wondering, where you got all the images that matched the textbook?  I just started teaching this semester so I'd like to make similar PPTs that teach to the textbook until I can get a handle on how to make a good lesson plan myself.  If you have any other similar PPTs I'd love to see them too!

Thanks,

Rob
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Hi Rob, thanks I'm glad you liked it! I have an online version of my textbook on my computer at school, so I use Gadwin PrintScreen (free to download) to take screengrabs. The textbooks should come with a DVD to use - maybe ask your co-teacher.

I've been meaning to upload my other lessons so I will do soon, in their relevant threads.


Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #10 on: September 16, 2014, 02:45:51 pm »
Hello. Attached is an Angry Birds mystery game altered for teaching good news and bad news (as it pertains to Chapter 6). The emphasis is on teaching the phrases "That's great I'm happy to hear that!" and "That's too bad, I'm sorry to hear that." Describing actions in the first person is also emphasized, such as, "My car broke down," etc. It was made with the use of small whiteboards in mind but could be easily changed to account for different classroom materials. The template I found was made from contributions by Daejeon and summerthyme. Hope it helps.


Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2014, 03:42:37 pm »
Hello,

I ran battleships and initially it was a disaster. I extended one of the previous poster's powerpoints with more explanation and made a couple of alterations (thank you for the powerpoint though). I printed off 2 of the sheets, 1 labelled defence and 1 labelled attack. I stapled the defence underneath the attack sheet so it got some cover and it now resembled the board game. It was now a lot easier to understand. Still, with some classes it bombed. However, when it worked, it was pretty much one of the best lessons ive ever ran. The whole class talking english solidly for 20 plus minutes. I played it 2 on 2.

Regards,

Ian


Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2015, 11:52:29 am »
Angry Bird game taken from noahsaunders123. Adapted with different pictures and good/bad news.


  • crees18
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2015, 06:58:25 pm »
Anyone know how to play the "Magic Number game" on Shostager's post? It's on the "Goodnews/badnews" ppt. There's just no explanation how to use this activity and I can't figure it out at all.


  • crees18
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2015, 07:25:48 pm »
The game makes no sense (sorry) it just says "Go through the magic number with the kids." Do you mean count and delete? Starting where? Count how many spaces? What is the process or formula to use? What is a magic number? Did anyone else find this baffling? Is this some ESL game that I'm not aware of?


  • shostager
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2015, 01:49:46 pm »
Hello crees18,

The Magic Number game is basically MASH (a popular middle school game, at least back when I was there), but with future vacations. The magic number is the number of choices you count through, and the one you land on is the one you delete. You keep going (not counting choices that are already deleted, or the last in their columns and therefore the result in that section) until you only have one choice left in each column, which creates your future vacation. I generally do an entire example (find all the results) with the entire class, so they know how to use the magic number.

"Go through the magic number" means count and delete, starting from the first choice (top left), and counting the choices using the magic number.

It's a bit hard to explain, but here's a link to a website that explains the original game: http://mashplus.com/how-to-play-mash/?

I guess I just thought MASH was a common enough game that it wouldn't be too confusing...  -_-"


Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2015, 08:46:20 pm »
I teach all three grades and see each class once a week. The classes are mixed levels, so I need to do lots of scaffolding. I work closely with the textbook and I usually give 2-3 classes to complete a lesson depending on the pace and content to cover. As the native speaker, I do Listen and Talk 1 and 2 and Put It Together with my students. For my second graders I also squeeze in Think and Write. If there is time, I sometimes do class review games.

For Lesson 6, I divided it into two sections: Vacations and Good and Bad News.
Class 1: [6.1] Vacations Learning about vacations and discussing their dream vacations with a worksheet
Class 2: [6.2] Good and Bad News Asking how someone is, and responding to their good news or bad news with a worksheet

« Last Edit: September 30, 2015, 04:24:49 pm by everimagine »


  • crees18
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2015, 12:58:30 pm »


The Magic Number game is basically MASH (a popular middle school game, at least back when I was there), but with future vacations. The magic number is the number of choices you count through, and the one you land on is the one you delete. You keep going (not counting choices that are already deleted, or the last in their columns and therefore the result in that section) until you only have one choice left in each column, which creates your future vacation. I generally do an entire example (find all the results) with the entire class, so they know how to use the magic number.
 
Thanks for all your help1


  • Ashbery
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2017, 12:02:11 pm »
Here is my lesson for: How was your vacation.

http://Spam.jcink.net/
« Last Edit: September 15, 2017, 10:26:10 am by Ashbery »


  • zapata
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Re: Lesson 6: My Favorite Short Story
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2017, 02:44:39 pm »
Hey guys!

For the first part, I'm going over their vacations as warm-up. Then showing them a video on the PPT to start the discussion "how was your vacation?"
I got stuff in my slide from other people in this forum (thank you!) just tweaked them a bit.

I'm also playing the MASH game posted here (thanks again!) but I changed it ti the past tense since that's how it is in the book. There's a detailed example in the last slides of my Powerpoint since I don't know how well my kids will know that game.

Hope it helps!