Thursday, July 24, 2008
At a BBQ this weekend, I showed a 5th grader this site, and we created a Voki for her-it was quite exciting.
Get a Voki now!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
2. Think and Answer
- Summarize in your own words (1 paragraph) why Calderon compares his work to Goyas. Please include the name of the photographs, paintings etc involved in these comparisons.
- Add one or two sentences about any similarities, differences or parallels you notice about these two artists' styles.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Also this is a great lesson for ESL students, where they are given Haring prompts to test comprehension. Each answer for a WHO, WHAT, WHY question is submitted to create a bigger story with kids all over the world. This satisfies the NETS standard, of digital citizenship. A little kids voice is used in the podcast...Must check out!
Linguists who are equally passionate about GVS have created some exciting podcasts that contrast these linguistic styles. My favorite site out of these is the Furman site. Here ESL students can contrast phonemes/long vowels from English to Modern English. This is the trapezoid of long vowels they will complete.
Trapezoid of Phonemes..All day Fun!
But the most fun podcast of this site is the Dialogue portions. This part is broken up into a literature portion as well. Here is where, an ESL student can get a taste of what Chaucer or Shakesphere really sounded like. In addition, the Furman site chooses to use a dialogue of conservative and advanced to speakers to outline the differences in speech. You can click on any word within these dialogues to get more information and clarity.
I thought this was a funny title for the selection of songs. I guess all Americans sit around campfires and sing ! I actually love this image of Americans. Though some of us city dwellers have less experience with this sort of thing, so we can learn along with our students.
MP3 Files to Help You Learn Songs in EnglishLearn to sing folk songs, campfire songs and group-singing songs that native English speakers sing.
The Current MP3: Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two)
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Download (Right-click or option-click the link):Download MP3 File
Students can re-write lyrics on chart paper and create a 'song lyric' wall. Now would be an awesome time to have them contrast and compare this song to one of their favorite Reggaton jams!
Daisy, Daisy,Give me you answer true.I'm half-crazy
All for the love of you.It won't be a stylish marriage.
I can't afford a carriage.
But you'll look sweet upon the seatOf a bicycle built for two.
Here are some extra notes with a Google link!
"Daisy" is a woman's name.
This song was written by Harry Dacre in 1892.
Some people sing "do" as the last word of the second line instead of "true."
Most people only know the chorus of this tune. However, if you want to learn the complete song, search bicycle built for two daisy on Google.com.
Though I am not muscially trained in the formal sense, I do know most beginner intermediate ELLs get confused with this type of 'extra' language. I have seen many iambic tetrameter lessons go wrong because its 'info overload'...But if one would like to give a mini lesson on chords ,here it is
Key of G Chords (3 beats on each chord):
G G G G7
C C G G
D7 D7 G Em
A7 A7 D7 D7
D7 D7 G G
G C G G G
D7 G D7
Click here----> Manythings to find more and more song related podcasts for ESL