PEARSON ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
“Teaching and Learning” by Moira T. Carley
Guided Reading and Group Work
What is an “engaging lecture”? Why did the young man “mutter” his
response to the teacher’s question?
Why do you think students “lose interest in learning for
themselves”? What is a “state of robotic passivity”? Do you agree with
Carley on her points?
Why is the “excitement” generated by learning “beyond what they
[the students] can imagine”? What is an “intelligent questioner”?
Do you agree that lack of “imagination” leads to “boredom and
despair” and “lack of hope”? Is learning how to “pass exams” as
important as human curiosity in your view?
Why does Carley see computer use as positive? What is her caution
What are the two ways that teachers can act with their students?
Do you also agree with Carley in this paragraph?
What are the four levels of consciousness of an “active learner”?
Why would teaching football players be “daunting”?
Do you agree with the teacher that using information from football
(“run to daylight”) helps to explain a complex idea?
Preparing for Unit One: Vocabulary
Be sure you know the definition of all terms. For example, "idiom is
an expression that has a meaning different from the usual meanings of
the individual words within it."—Page 13, Language Exercises Level H.
Do you know if the word "slouched" has a positive or negative
connotation? If not, review Lesson 8 in Unit One: Vocabulary.
How many compound words do you know? Could you put together pairs
from a list?
What is the meaning of the suffix, "-ment"? Do you know the most
common suffixes and prefixes? Review Lesson 4 and 5 for more
Homographs are among the most difficult to learn in a language like
English. Can you you give the homograph for "a round object" and "a
formal dance"? Be sure to review Lesson 3!
Review Lesson's 1 and 2 as well and pay attention to the vocabulary.
I will use some of these words on the test.
After the test, we will switch papers and mark it together. While
we do, students may raise questions or comment.
English 10: “The Father”
Reader-Based Questions for Paragraph Revision
Reader-based questions (from Peter Elbow's book,
Writing with Power
) are used to help readers to give
better, more personal feedback to a writer. We will use some of his
questions in our group revision activity today.
First, students with completed homework will hand in their work.
Second, the teacher will distribute one or more assignments to a
group of students (not including the student who has done the
Third, we will answer the questions for the piece of writing Each
group will provide a written summary to give to the writer. Please do
not comment on spelling or grammar in your summary. Do discuss
grammar or spelling if you have time.
Will be given out in class.
Take your paragraph home and revise it using the
comments of your fellow students as a guide.
Hand in your paragraph next week (February 19) for
marking by the teacher. Please include your original paragraph, the
comments you received from the other students, and your final revision,
neatly written and double-spaced.
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