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  1. Blackout by Emily Barr: reading a novel (Quick Reads)

    The assignment is focused on reading, understanding, role playing, and writing a news report.

    Students can improve all basic skills while working with the assignment.

    Tatjana Berg - 13.02.2014 10:31

  2. A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah, (novel online; full text)

    The material can be used to study literature and global issues.

    The book is written by a former child soldier. The language is not diffiicult and can be easily understood by pupils. Ishmael tells the story of his life in Sierra Leone and later in Canada.

    The interview with Ishmael Beah (NDLA/FYR) can be useful too.

    Students can compare and contrast Ishmael Beah and the fictional character of Dia from Blood Diamond.

    Tatjana Berg - 16.10.2014 09:36

  3. The Last Leaf by O`Henry (a short adaptation of the famous story, 18 min.)

    The short film can be complementary  in teaching The Last Leaf by O`Henry (the short story is published in Targets)

    The film has subtitles too.

    Tatjana Berg - 08.12.2014 20:32

  4. Edgar Poe`s Gothic Fiction (Collaborative Learning)

    Students practise different basic skills by watching two animations, taking notes, writing a Gothic Story and recording it with sound effects.

     

    Tatjana Berg - 30.04.2015 11:23

  5. The Importance of Being Esperanza

    Hispanics in the USA

    Reading and Writing: Pupils read some chapters from The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros, do exercises focused on vocabulary and grammar and then write their own texts inspired by the author: A letter to a character from the book and a vignette about their dream house.

    Listening Comprehension: Pupils listen to an interview with Sandra Cisneros and answer some questions.

    Tatjana Berg - 13.05.2013 15:39

  6. The Tempest by W. Shakespeare and other animations,audios and transcripts by BBC school radio

    The website is a helpful resource in studying literature. It has good animations and audios. Simplified texts are always provided.

    Tatjana Berg - 19.05.2015 18:53

  7. Great Books in Canadian Private Domain

    The website offers online novels, short stories and essays by popular writers, for example, Ernest Hemingway, C.S. Lewis.

     

    Tatjana Berg - 20.08.2015 10:47

  8. Love Story by Erich Segal (audio,1hour 20 min.)

    The audio of the famous book by Erich Segal (with subtitles) is a good source for learning English and English literature in particular.

    Pupils can work with the novel individually, in groups or in class. The level of difficulty is 3 , i.e. the text is quite easy.

    The novel discusses many themes such as love, the American Dream, education, social inequality, challenges and so on.

    Love Story can be used in vocational classes. Those students, who have problems reading long texts, can practice listening comprehension.

    Tatjana Berg - 20.01.2016 18:12

  9. Writing in FYR: Compare and Contrast Two Characters in books or films.

    Foto: Corbis/NTB Scanpix
    Lisens: CC-by-sa
    Kilde: ndla.no

     

    Pupils practise basic skills: reading, writing, speaking. The aim of the activity is to prepare pupils for writing a 5 paragraph text.

    Step 1

    Pupils fill in tables comparing two characters: their appearance, actions, motivations,background,personality, relationships, conflicts, and changes.

    Step 2

    Tatjana Berg - 16.10.2014 14:53

  10. Moby Dick by Herman Melville, animation, 4 parts; easy book, level 2

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMVzhQgt6cw (Moby Dick, part 1)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WKwKgea4K0 (Moby Dick, part 2)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4UfSwF2Hyq4 (Moby Dick, part 3)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD65Bmfc9zQ (Moby Dick, part 4)

    Tatjana Berg - 04.04.2016 19:53

  11. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, level 2 From novel to essay

    Pupils improve their basic skills by reading a Penguin edition of the famous book, level 2.

    http://www.penguinreaders.com/pdf/downloads/pr/teachers-notes/9781405878708.pdf (the set of exercises and guidelines for teachers)

    Pupils can watch a cartoon version and practise their listening skills: www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRscJGE13OA

    Tatjana Berg - 08.02.2016 19:06

  12. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, novel in cartoons (audio and text)

    Reading and listening to the audio can help students with special needs to improve their skills in English. Moreover, the book is funny and popular among teens.

    Bilde: Opphavsmann: Zack Tartufo. Lisens: Public Domain Dedication. Kilde: Wikimedia Commons

    Tatjana Berg - 27.01.2017 09:27

  13. Character Wrap, Focus on Literature

    Students work with a literary text discussing different characters and their challenges.

    The activity helps stimulate class/group discussions and practise writing  short texts.

     

    Tatjana Berg - 03.09.2015 11:32

  14. Learn English Through Literature (Audio Books of different Levels with Subtitles)

    Pupils improve their basic skills by listening to different novels / stories with subtitles.

    It is possible to find texts of different levels.

     

    Foto: Tarjei E Krogh / Samfoto, NTB Scanpix
    Lisens: CC by-nc-sa
    Kilde: ndla.no

    Tatjana Berg - 20.01.2016 18:54

  15. The House on Mango Street, audiobook read by the author. The website offers many audiotexts.

    The audiobook is a good source to work with a short stories by Hispanics.

    The chapters are short and can be taught separately.

    Combining listening and reading is an essential way in improving English skills in the differetiated

    classroom. 

    http://esl-bits.net/

     Ungdommer. Foto.

    Tatjana Berg - 11.01.2017 14:17