English 9A & 9B, TED talks!

Have you found your topic to talk about? It is time to figure it out this week (week 6).

Do you need more inspiration – watch the clips in Blendspace! Also, read the instructions in Dropbox where you might find help. If you need – ask your friends for help. I will also gladely sitt down with you and figure out what to talk about.

During week seven it is time to write your speech and to be done with it! I have posted part 1 and part 2 in Dropbox. Read and use them! You might have to use your TTF and also work at home. Part three and four will be posted today (Thursday).

I am counting on you to be done with your speech all together next week (week 7). Last week before the break will be used to practice in front of each other. Helping each other!

Remember; practice, practice, practice, practice! Practice makes perfection! You get it!!

/Miss Marianne

English 9A & 9B, TED talks!

It is time! Time to voice your opinion about something or tell your experience of something! Anything. You get to choose what to tell the world about.

First of all we will we listen to some TED talks in class, held by fifth graders in Årstaskolan – they are something else … Even live broadcast at the time. Like we aim to do it. Then we will watch one american girl and one american boy when they hold their TED talks. Interesting!

The first assignment on our path to your own TED talk is to find two TED talks you want your friends to watch and benefit from. When you have found them – you write about them. In Dropbox you have a document that tells you how it is supposed do be done. The document you write is then graded. Of course you will listen to your friends two recommended talks and respond! We will get back to that part.

 

Speech

/Miss Marianne

English 9A & 9B, World War Two, week 49-51

Our last project for this semester in English class will be watching the Movie The Boy in Striped Pyjamas. We have already started the project by reading texts about the concentration camps during the war to get acquaintanted with words that might turn up in the movie and to have some preunderstandig to what happened during World War Two. Since you have, and will study World War Two in social studies, this is a follow up to those studies and also to learn some more.

We will also have discussions in small groups where you will get questions to talk about. You will also get the chance to talk about what we have seen and experienced in the movie.

Striped pyjamas

/Miss Marianne

English 9A & 9B, Let’s Talk Japan, week 47-48

During these weeks we read and study the texts and the new words we learnd in the chapter ”Let’s Talk Japan”. After each text there is a test for you to take. All this to prepar you for our test in week 48, Tuesday. That is when you get to guide and inform a tourist travelling to Japan – about Japan. You get your information from reading the texts in the book.

Good Luck!

Japan

/Miss Marianne

English 9A & 9B, Let’s Talk Japan, week 45-46

We are now working with and practising our reading skills by reading texts in our textbook and working with exercises that has to do with them in our workbook.

We will work in our workbook, page 31-32, with all the excersices to the text called What is Manga? After that we are moving on to the text called Bushido the Samurai Way. The exercises to that text is in our workbook on pages 33 -34. Work with exercises 1 – 5. Use your reading strategies while you read and work with the texts.

/Miss Marianne

Englishtest Freak, 9A & 9B, week 41 and week 42

During week 41 you will have your verbal test of Freak. You will have your notes with you during the whole test, sit in groups of three and record your conversation. Afterwards you mail your recording to me.

During week 42 you will have your writing test of Freak. You will have your written preparations during the whole test. You are going to write a chronicle. Remember to study how to write a chronicle before the test. All information about writing a chronicle is in Dropbox. Also use TTF on Thursday in week 41 to come and talk to me to get help how to write, if you need. You are more then welcome!

/Miss Marianne

 

English, 9A & 9B, Let’s Talk Japan!

Today we will start working in our new English books, Happy! Yeah!

You, 9B, has chosen to start with the chapter about Japan. 9A you will get to choose the next chapter we will work with.

During our first lesson we will listen to the first chapter, p.24-26, get a homework and work in our workbook on page 22. I wonder wich day you will choose as your day for homework … Now I know! You both picked Tuesday as your day for h0mework.

Your homework will be chosen words from page 24-26 in our textbook. Look at Instagram, I will put a picture of them there.

/Miss Marianne

Freak, week 38. English 9A & 9B

The last lesson for this week we went back and watched the two clip about Photoshop and answered questions in pair. Also make sure you take notes of your conversation, to use later. Remember the topic!

Questions to the two Photoshop clips
1st clip Photoshop

* What is your thoughts about Photoshop and how it is used in commercials?

* Would there be any circumstances where it is useful?

* Do we need to look our best everywhere?

* If you could, would you use Photoshop? Why?

 

2nd clip, Jean Kilbourne

* In what way does advertising tell us who we should be?

* What does Mrs. Kilbourne think advertising tell us about women? How is that? Do you agree?

* What could it do to a little girl, striving to achieve the looks in advertising? Explain how you think.

* If you look at advertising in magazines or on the Internet, do the girls and the women have lines in her face? Why?

* What did Cindy Crawford say about herself? Why?

* What happened to Jessica Alba and Kelly Clarkson and they being in magazines?

* “Slim down your way”, what is that all about?

* Women made part of a video game? Why?

* Mrs. Kilbourne talks about turning human beings into human things. What does Mrs. Kilbourne say happens when one do that?    Explain!

* What are your thoughts to what Mrs. Kilbourne says about using parts of the women body?

* What does this do to girls?

* What are your thoughts about the models having anorexia?

* What did Kate Winslet say about herself on a magazine cover?

 

/Miss Marianne

Freak, week 38. English 9A & 9B

We have moved on this week and watched two more clip. This time they were about Photoshop.
1. Watch this film about Photoshop

http://youtu.be/S_vVUIYOmJM

2. Discussion with your partner and then write your reflection

3. Now, watch this film as well.

http://www.upworthy.com/5-minutes-of-what-the-media-actually-does-to-women-8

4. Again, talk with your partner about what you just saw. Take notes for your article later.

 

/Miss Marianne

Freak, English 9A & 9B

This week, 37, are we working with the following tasks:

1. Read the article through the link below. It is about using Twitter, social media in school projects.

https://pedagog.stockholm.se/sociala-medier-och-bloggar/sociala-medier-forbattrade-elevrelationerna/

2. Read this first

Always Redefines What It Means to ‘Run Like a Girl’

Ilana Wiles, creator of the MommyShorts.com blog, loved the ad’s message so much she asked her readers to submit photos of their daughters doing ”all the amazing things our daughters do,” she explained, along with the hashtag #LikeAGirl.

But then something unexpected happened.

”It was my readers who started posting pictures of their sons doing so-called feminine things,” Wiles of New York City, recalled.

Soon her blog was flooded with pictures of little boys proudly displaying their feminine side, from putting on polish to playing with dolls, all with the defiant hashtag #LikeABoy.

”We would never want someone to tell our girls that they can’t do the same thing boys can do,” said Ericka Souter, editor at TheStir.com. ”But when it comes to boys, we limit them to what we think are the right things for little boys to do and the right ways for little boys to act and we have to ask, ‘Is that really fair?'”

Heather Castic, a mom from North Carolina, posted a picture of her 2-year-old twin boys ”playing princess” with their 4-year-old sister.

”That’s what my boys do,” Castic explained. ”They emulate their sister and it was actually very refreshing to see other people out there with boys doing things just like my boys do because sometimes you question if it’s normal.”

She says her boys, who love dinosaurs as much as tea parties, are helping to redefine what it means to be ”like a boy.”

”I really think the hashtag should have been #LikeAKid because it’s what kids do,” Castic said. ”They’re just using their imagination. They’re at an age of innocence. They’re just having fun.

Added Wiles: ” Housework and childcare isn’t girly. It is what makes a good man and a strong family. Every little boy should be handed a doll and a toy vacuum.”

Then, watch this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zg4Epvrn4mo

What do you see and how do you react? Write a reflection after your discussion with your partner. Suitable topic!

Move on and discuss with your partner:

  • Boy or girl – genes or upbringing?
  • A typical girl or a typicla boy – do they exist?
  • Occupations and activities. Do they feel free to choose?

 

Summarise your thoughts you had in your discussion for later. Do not forget to have a suitable topic!

Write at least 100-150 words full of your opinions and explanations to them.

 

/Miss Marianne