Along with Mr. Lin and some old colleagues, I visited an antique store opened by Mr. Dai, a retired teacher from NHSH. I was amazed at the power of accumulation and passion! Read the rest of this entry »
Yesterday evening, invited by my g0dmother Mrs. Chen and my aunt, also an old colleague, Ms. Hung, my friends and I went to the concert with the theme of “Bohemian Masters” at the National Recital Hall. The program of the concert included Bedrich Smetana’s “Moldau” from My Father Land, for piano four hands arranged by the composer, Bohuslav Martinu’s First Piano Quartet, H. 287, and Atonin Dvorak’s Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81.
Making Connections to Improve EL Reading Comprehension
Posted on 23 October 2014 by Judie Haynes
In my last blog, I talked about Reading Workshop and how well comprehension strategies work for English learners (ELs). Books such as Mosaic of Thought (Keene and Zimmerman, 2007), Reading with Meaning (Miller 2012), and Strategies That Work (Harvey and Goudvi 2007) demonstrate the comprehension strategies that good readers use when they interact with text. When I first learned about Reading Workshop, I spent a lot of time with a classroom teacher who used these strategies, and I adapted them for my ELs. By using the same strategies and terminology as my mainstream colleagues, I could better support the reading instruction taking place in the general education classroom where many ELs spend most of their day. Read the rest of this entry »
A former colleague who is still teaching called me the day before yesterday and asked me a question: How can we help learners to easily distinguish the advervial “-ever clause” from the nominal one? For example:
1. Whatever you do, I’ll love you forever.
2. Whatever you do is fine with me. Read the rest of this entry »
My comments: Shadowing is a good way to improve listening in English.
有時候光是看課本、講義、武功祕笈、他人筆記、網路文章等等，仍然想知道道地的native speaker到底怎麼怎麼說或寫嗎？來學學使用語料庫吧！ Read the rest of this entry »