Thursday, May 17, 2018

Survival quest: Zombie Attack

I post one of my favorite worksheets: Zombies are coming... Still working on the procedure sheet and a sample sheet, though. Those kinds of documents take a while, especially because this is a mixture of activities where you can find a modified version of a popular game in Ecuador called "Stop the hand". The pic of the zombie lady bellow is from a photo-shoot done in 2013. If you want to see more pics of the photo-shoot (Rotten Queens Ibarra 2013) here is the link.

http://laindesign.blogspot.com/2013/06/lain-design-so-far.html

The comic in the worksheet is a popular one adapted for didactic use, I had to censore the f... word lol.
Lesson Focus: Lexis and Writing 

If possible, I´ll update the post so the information of how to use this worksheet is even more handy. Thanx for reading.
Author: Fernanda Moreno / Lain


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Teaching Writing, helping students to organize their ideas

Worksheet: I wanna be a writer
Source: Own Source
Author: Fernanda Moreno/ Lain

I´m a new teacher at Wall Street English in Quito, before being promoted I used to be Personal Tutor.
This blog is intended to share my teaching practice. As a final assigment, I am to do a lesson plan with a modified strategy using a skill of my preference... I chose writing (It is time to produce! lol).
I would like to share what I do for my clases with other teachers, if the sources I share with you are useful then feel free to use them as long as you tell me how it went!

This is a 1-hour lesson where we will check lexis and writing in a fun way.
In order to work on the answer key and check how long students should work on the exercises, I did the exercises myself and I doubled the time I took to finish them.

I am a fashion designer and an English teacher who has good bases in the use of photoshop and illustrator: useful tools for this worksheet I wanna be a writer.

Exercise 1: Source, my own,
Exercise 2: Modified from the following source:Words&Things Workshops, Seccion C.

Comments are well received :D

Thanx guys.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

July Social Clubs

It has been a difficult period mainly because when you think things cannot go any worse... they do! yet, my job has given me the strenght to overcome this situation.

This month social clubs are:

Poetry workshop  (Waystage and up)
Have you ever been inspired enough to let the words speak freely through you? How about doing it using English as vehicle? I bet you will find it rather amusing.

Grammar Doctor  (one for S, W, UW & T)
Students bring up their questions about grammar so we learn together.

Holiday Pictionary  (Survivals and Waystage)
It’s time to train our memory through pictures!

WSE Penpals (Survivals)  Activity planned with other centers if possible, otherwise it can be done in two schedules, one in the afternoon and one in the morning so both groups share their ideas asynchronously.
Our students have been learning with us for a while, but not all of them know how other students feel like being a survival student. It is time to share experiences through one of the most releasing experiences: writing.

Traveling around the world (Survivals and Waystage)
What is China like? What is India like? What is to travel around the world like? It is time to find it out; there is no need to physically leave the classroom to imagine how travel is like.

Origami Session (All levels)
Students will learn how to fold paper in the most creative ways possible.

God Save the Queen!  (Upperwaystage and up)
Reading club were we will learn and discuss interesting facts about the UK, Australia, part of Canada and every other place where UK’s sovereignty has spread.

Sci-fi Basics (Upper Waystage and up)

Star wars, Star trek, Star Gate SG1, The X-Files… what do they have in common? How come do some people like this so controversial genre? Maybe you are a fan and you want to share what you think about the subject, or maybe you are just a curious person who would like to know more about this unknown world. Either way you are welcome to join.