Jun 20, 2017

La La Land: Narratives, Paragraph Writing

It is so rare to see good musicals on the big screen that it makes this movie really special.

Watch the movie segment. Then come up with a story to go along with the scene. 

Narrative writing is formatted like a story. This means all narrative writing has a setting and plot with characters, conflict and resolution, and a beginning, middle and end. Even pieces that are not themselves stories are written with the same structure. Like most forms of writing, narratives have a message for the reader. Unlike other forms of writing, this message is usually implied through the events of the story and the decisions or dialogue of the characters rather than explicitly spelled out. 

There are many different transition words you could use to let your audience know the events in your narrative. You could use first, next, then, and last. You could use first, second, third, and finally. You could start with first of all, afterwards, soon after that, and later. 

Now watch the movie segment and have a narrator read the narrative you came up with as the scene develops. Be creative and imaginative. 



Jun 10, 2017

Pretty Little Liars: Simple Present

This activity was provided by a reader, Nájila Souza da Rocha. Thanks, Nájila, for sharing this activity based on a TV series. Don't miss visiting her site https://www.facebook.com/theincompany/

My name's Nájila. I'm Gaúcha and I live in Porto Alegre city. I have worked with children and teenagers teaching English since 2014 and I love it.  I've used Claudio's website a lot.
I work at The Incompany school (https://www.facebook.com/theincompany/).
Enjoy your studies everybody.

1.     Ask to your friend:

Your Friend
Do you have pets?

What is your favorite food?

What is your favorite movie?

Do you have brothers/sisters?

What don’t you like so much?

1.     Make sentences about you and your friend:
1.     _______________________________________________
2.    _______________________________________________
3.    _______________________________________________
4.    _______________________________________________
5.    _______________________________________________
Keep secrets
Pictures in the worksheet
She has already fallen in love with Alison.

Her father betrayed her mother with another woman. 

She sometimes steals store things.

She already kissed her sister’s boyfriend.

She keeps all the secrets.