中正高中研習創意英語文教學20091123

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The presentation I use for the seminar at Zhongzheng SHS in Taipei, Taiwan on Nov. 23, 2009.

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中正高中研習創意英語文教學20091123

  1. 1. How I Try To Make My Students Creative Ruth Yeh Zhongzheng SHS, Nov. 23, 2009
  2. 2. Tired of Reading? The students can learn creative thinking and critical thinking skills by reading!
  3. 3. Reading Project – Reading Journal <ul><li>Reading with a partner </li></ul><ul><li>Reading autonomously </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instructions for students </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Reading Project – Reading Journal <ul><li>Common problems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1. The books are too difficult. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2. The questions are not interesting/challenging enough. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3. Lazy partners. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4. Interesting books are hard to find. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Reading Project – Reading Journal
  6. 6. Reading Project – Reading Journal
  7. 7. Reading Project – Reading Journal
  8. 8. Reading Project – Reading Journal
  9. 9. Reading Project – Reading Journal
  10. 10. Reading Project – Reading Journal
  11. 11. Reading Project – Reading Journal
  12. 12. Reading Project – Reading Journal
  13. 13. Reading Project – Reading Journal <ul><li>Feedback from last year </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The need for book recommendations—a booklist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The need for comments from the teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The need for a wider variety of activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favorable and positive comments from more than 90% of the students. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Reading Project – IWiLL 2.0 <ul><li>The new IWiLL 2.0 (IWiLL Campus and IWiLL Community) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My Course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading Challenge ( 14th RC this winter!) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Cube (Reader’s Blog) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The possibility of combining the reading journal and My Cube on IWiLL (Some collaboration and competition) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  15. 15. One Day in the Life — an i*earn Project <ul><li>Initiated by Mr. Chris Baer </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone can participate; no partner schools are needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Students shoot photos or videos of their lives on Nov. 10, 2009 and share their photo diaries on the i*earn forums . </li></ul>
  16. 16. One Day in the Life — an i*earn Project <ul><li>Some students’ photo diaries of a smaller scale. (For warm-up) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ariel Kuo’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tina Lin’s </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Christina Chen’s </li></ul></ul>

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