I’ve decided to prepare song lessons that I can use in class. I’m planning to share them regularly. If you love using songs in the class, please visit the blog for a new song lesson every week. I will also be very happy to hear your ideas.
Another short story I love reading with my students is Eveline from Dubliners. I know it is difficult to understand Joyce for a teenager yet when guided, students get something from Dubliners. I have tried Eveline and Araby and they worked well.
I’d like to share what I do with ‘Eveline’.
Describe Ireland, Dublin and Dubliners at the beginning of the 20th century.
Create a glogster
Add links and ask students to research and tell you what they’ve come up with.
Put students in groups and ask them to guess the story.
Read the story and discuss your questions.
As a follow up, distribute a handout with the 1st paragraph of the story on.
Tell students to continue the story and adapt it to 21st century. I’m sure their Eveline will be more courageous.
Tell them to digitalise their story.
They can create a slideshow, glogster, comic or an animation.
Here you can see what I had previously wrote about ‘Eveline’
After reading Eveline then Enoch’s Two Letters by Alan Sillitoe, one of the angry young men of literature, I realized we can compare the two women in these two stories, Eveline and Edna. When I choose to read Eveline in class, I usually continue with Enoch’s Two Letters.
After we read the story, I tell my students to compare and contrast Eveline and Edna
They can write an essay
Create posters (glogster) describing two women, highlighting their differences.
They can write a pop song comparing Eveline and Edna.
During the Olympics I will not be able to do any lessons in the class as we started our summer holiday but there will be friends around the world that they will have classes while the GAMES are happening.
You can find some ideas and printables from the following links
At the beginning of 2011-2012 I created the a wiki project but never found time to deal with it because of the Comenius project and the trips so if you want you can also become a member to this wiki and start creating projects with your students.