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Tuesday, 16 January 2018





Using Process Writing
by Dorothy E. Zemach


Writing ought to be the easiest of the four skills for students. Unlike the listener or the reader, the writer controls all the words.  And unlike the speaker, the writer can plan what to produce well in advance; then once the writing is produced, they can go back, check it, and revise it.  And yet, many students struggle with writing more than with the other skills.  Process writing is a method of approaching this skill that allows students to take advantage of the opportunities writing offers.  Process writing is generally agreed to mean that the writer follows these steps:

1 Brainstorming
2 Organizing
3 Drafting
4 Editing / Revising
5 Publishing

Inexperienced—or unsuccessful—writers, whether they are native or nonnative speakers, are often tempted to begin at Step 3—writing the first draft.  After all, wouldn’t it be faster and more efficient to use three steps instead of five? However, this often ends up costing the student more time.


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Monday, 18 December 2017

Merry Christmas and 
A Happy Healthy New Year! 



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPW5nfoIYf8 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZLqzxxxnDc
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAk-oiw5uWQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-TjztkFUNg

The story:  Twas The Night Before Christmas
  



An oldie, yet a goodie!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6n_VBKDBU0

Monday, 30 October 2017

Using Process Writing
by Dorothy E. Zemach


Writing ought to be the easiest of the four skills for students. Unlike the listener or the reader, the writer controls all the words.  And unlike the speaker, the writer can plan what to produce well in advance; then once the writing is produced, they can go back, check it, and revise it.  And yet, many students struggle with writing more than with the other skills.  Process writing is a method of approaching this skill that allows students to take advantage of the opportunities writing offers.  Process writing is generally agreed to mean that the writer follows these steps:

1 Brainstorming
2 Organizing
3 Drafting
4 Editing / Revising
5 Publishing

Inexperienced—or unsuccessful—writers, whether they are native or nonnative speakers, are often tempted to begin at Step 3—writing the first draft.  After all, wouldn’t it be faster and more efficient to use three steps instead of five? However, this often ends up costing the student more time.


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Friday, 6 October 2017

Listen, Learn & Relax



 https://www.ted.com/talks?language=es

 http://www.accuradio.com/

Friday, 8 September 2017

WELCOME TO YOUR 2017/2018 SCHOOL YEAR


We hope you have had a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation, yet now, back to the grind.


Grade 12:  your novel exam is Sept 12th/14th.  Date on which you must submit your letter "Letter to my Future Self."


Have an unforgettable school year, LEARN LEARN and ENJOY!