setting free the dragonfly
by Robert Brady
from Pure Land Mountain
# posted on 6/30/2003
Want some quick writing practice? One good way is to free write, which is like "thinking aloud on paper". It's good for your fluency. Try some free writing at oneword. You can post your results to add to their database.
Yet another great link from J-Walk.
# posted on 6/30/2003
Have a look at some photos of Kamasagaki, a slum in southern Osaka. It is home to thousands of day laborers and homeless people. What do you think? Link via Plep.
# posted on 6/27/2003
Please check out some of the following links for self-study in reading:
Ohio ESL: a great resource for reading.
ESL Independent Study Lab: another comprehensive reading resource.
National Geographic Features: fascinating reading with photos.
Online Reading Lessons: several good reading exercises.
Ways of Knowing: explore an African forest, from the Brookfield Zoo.
Short Stories: read a story, play some games.
# posted on 6/20/2003
It's amazing how time flies! It's already the 12th of June, which means there are only five weeks left in the semester. I hope you are all staying dry during this humid rainy season we're having. So if any of you find yourself indoors and you have shockwave player, try out these music games from the BBC. They're all very amusing. The link was taken from my favorite blog: J-Walk.
# posted on 6/12/2003
Hi there. I'm back from a very educational trip to India where I attended a wonderful workshop on service learning, which is a form of experiential learning whereby students meet the needs of a 'community partner' by performing some type of help as part of their academic study. In addition to the workshop, I also got a chance to hang-out with some incredible Indian people, eat lots of tasty food, and do a bit of shopping in my free time. This being my second trip, I have grown to love the people and culture of India, in spite of the problems that a developing country like India has. I hope one day I can take my family there for an extended travel vacation. There's no better way to learn than experience!
# posted on 6/06/2003
Classroom Assignment for Tuesday, June 3rd, 4th period, E3rwT-tuesday:
Greetings students. I'm on my way back from India and cannot make class today. Please follow these instructions carefully.
1. Pair up with another student.
2. Today you will use the internet for reading practice by going on an animal safari. The first step is for you and your partner to make a print-out of your guide sheet, which can be found HERE.
3. Please use a search engine like Google or Yahoo to locate the appropriate information. Then, use a pen or pencil to fill-out the guide sheet.
4. After you are finished, please sign your names on the guide sheet and turn it in to Randell-sensei at the end of class.
5. If you finish early, please use the remaining class time to explore the learning resource links on the left and right sides of this page.
Good luck and have fun. I will see you again on Tuesday, June 13th. Bye!
# posted on 6/02/2003