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Creating an english school newspaper with a real life purpose

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'Creating an English Newspaper with a real-life purpose' was presented in the PEKADE event in Larissa ('Facing Greek Reality', on February 19th, 2011.

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Creating an english school newspaper with a real life purpose

  1. 1. Creating an English school newspaper with a real-life purpose Vivi Hamilou EFL Teacher in Primary Education
  2. 2. MAIN OBJECTIVES <ul><li>To improve the learners’ writing skills </li></ul><ul><li>To familiarize the learners with an assortment of text types (article, email, report, letter, recipe, etc) </li></ul>
  3. 3. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES <ul><li>To familiarize learners with the structure, content and style of various text types </li></ul><ul><li>To introduce linking words and familiarize learners with their use </li></ul><ul><li>To practice note-taking </li></ul>
  4. 4. SECONDARY OBJECTIVES <ul><li> To promote cooperative learning </li></ul><ul><li> To familiarize learners with the use of technology (internet, search engines, email, word processor, etc), the encyclopedia, the dictionary, etc </li></ul><ul><li> To promote the learners’ social skills </li></ul>
  5. 5. PROCEDURE <ul><li>Projects that involve learners in writing become articles </li></ul><ul><li>Learners are urged to provide articles with topics of their interest </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation among learners is highly promoted </li></ul>
  6. 6. PROCEDURE <ul><li>Learners are encouraged to type their written assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Error correction occurs by means of the word processor and the teacher </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher is responsible for the presentation of the newspaper </li></ul>
  7. 7. PROCEDURE <ul><li>Learners are involved in the printing and binding process </li></ul><ul><li>Learners promote the school newspaper </li></ul><ul><li>School trip to the local newspaper printing house </li></ul><ul><li>Cooperation with local newspapers </li></ul>
  8. 8. ATTRIBUTING A REAL-LIFE PURPOSE <ul><li> School blog </li></ul>blogs.sch.gr/1dimalmyr blogs.sch.gr/dimptemag
  9. 9. ATTRIBUTING A REAL-LIFE PURPOSE <ul><li> eTwinning project </li></ul>
  10. 10. eTwinning Project Primary Objectives <ul><li>to expand the learners' horizons </li></ul><ul><li>to develop the learners’ tolerance with diversity </li></ul><ul><li>to realize the emergence of English as an international language </li></ul><ul><li>to develop the learners' writing and reading skills in English </li></ul>
  11. 11. eTwinning Project Secondary objectives <ul><li>to advance the learners' familiarity with technology </li></ul><ul><li>to promote writing and reading comprehension with a real-life purpose </li></ul><ul><li>to promote learner autonomy and self-confidence </li></ul>
  12. 12. eTwinning Project
  13. 13. Ideas / Suggestions 4 th grade
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  15. 17. Ideas / Suggestions 4 th grade
  16. 19. Ideas / Suggestions 5 th grade
  17. 21. Ideas / Suggestions 5 th grade
  18. 23. Ideas / Suggestions 5 th grade
  19. 26. Ideas / Suggestions 6 th grade
  20. 28. Ideas / Suggestions 6 th grade
  21. 30. Ideas / Suggestions 6 th grade
  22. 32. Additional columns <ul><li>School news </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Games, Jokes </li></ul><ul><li>Star signs by ‘experts’ </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Send and Win’ coupon </li></ul>
  23. 33. More Ideas and Sample Issues <ul><li>blogs.sch.gr/vivihamilou </li></ul>
  24. 34. Creating an English school newspaper with a real-life purpose Thank you!

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