Intensive English teacher

WELCOME, GROUP 674-678 (English)

Welcome to Ms. Tara's Intensive English class!

I am so pleased to have joined the ASC team this year and to be teaching Intensive English. We will spend a lot of time talking, doing projects, learning about different topics and having fun! Students will be challenged through a variety of activities that will pique their interest and promote learning. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Useful Information

 

In this section you will find all the information you need for starting Intensive English. Select a tab to read about the different information.

Chers parents,
Cette année votre enfant continue son cheminement en anglais et c’est avec grand plaisir que j’accueille les élèves d’intensif pour la 2e fois à L’Académie Saint-Clément.
Notre mission académique en anglais intensif est de développer les trois compétences en anglais : communication orale, compréhension des textes lus et entendus et l’écriture. Nous travaillons ces compétences à travers diverses activités organisées enunités thématiques. Les élèves apprennent du vocabulaire, de la grammaire et développent ainsi leur capacité à communiquer en classe, soit oralement ou par écrit.
La participation des élèves est extrêmement importante, je dois donc créer un environnement où les élèves se sentent en confiance et acceptés. Pour m’en assurer,les taquineries par les pairs ne seront pas tolérées. Les élèves en sont reconnaissants et s’aventurent à prendre la parole plus fréquemment lorsqu’ils ne sentent pas jugés parles autres. Je parle en anglais dans la classe et les élèves parlent en anglais également. Afin de récompenser leurs efforts, j’encourage les élèves à parler en anglais avec de l’argent scolaire. Soyez rassurés, en tout temps, les élèves peuvent s’exprimer en français sans conséquence s’il y a un problème.
Les apprentissages commencent dès la première journée ainsi que les devoirs (surtoutde l’étude)! Nos cinq mois passent vite et donc, la présence de votre enfant est essentielle. Chaque semaine, les élèves auront du vocabulaire et de la grammaire à pratiquer. Je vous encourage à pratiquer avec votre enfant. Ceci est aussi le momentde regarder leur cahier et de vérifier les travaux. Des évaluations à signer seront envoyées régulièrement.
Vous pouvez consulter l’adresse suivantepour avoir plus de détails pour les devoirs, leçons, etc.  http://mstarastainforth.weebly.com/ 
Il y aura un onglet pour INTESIVE ENGLISH. Si vous avez d’autres questions ou inquiétudes, n’hésitez pas à communiquer avec moi par téléphone, courrier électronique ou m’informer par le biais de l’agenda afin de prendre un rendez-vous. 
Merci de votre précieuse collaboration,
Tara Stainforth, 
enseignante d’anglais
VALUETRANSITIONAL PERIODS AND CIRCULATING
BE RESPECTFULI keep my hands and feet to myself.

I move around without making noise (in silence).

I keep a distance between myself and others in line.

BE RESPONSIBLEI immediately do what the teacher asks of me.

I put away school supplies I am not using.

I bring only the necessary school supplies.

TO COLLABORATE

 

I leave my space clean and tidy.

 

VALUEINDEPENDENT WORK
BE RESPECTFULI raise my hand before speaking or asking for help.

I work without making noise (in silence).

BE RESPONSIBLEI stay at my place.

I ask permission to get up or circulate.

I immediately do my work (without wasting my time).

TO COLLABORATEWhen needed, I wait, without making noise, for the teacher to help me.

 

VALUEGROUP WORK
BE RESPECTFULI listen to and look at the person that is speaking.

I accept the questions and answers of others.

BE RESPONSIBLEI participate in group work (discussions, roles and tasks).

I stay with my group at all times.

I immediately do my work (without wasting my time).

TO COLLABORATEI help others.

I accept help from others.

* A teacher created GRAMMAR book

* A teacher created READING comprehension book

* Word by Word Activity Book

* Word by Word Dictionary (Belongs to the school)

* Novel ( Superfudge, the novel belongs to the school)

* In order to complete some units and grammar notions, additional papers will be given out in class every week.

* Dictionary – we have one per student (they also belong to the school)

During a regular class week students will work on grammar, vocabulary and functional language in many different ways to develop their oral interaction skills, comprehension and writing skills.

  • Artist Study: learn about different artists, complete comprehension activities, produce a piece of artwork in the artist’s style.
  • TV series: watch a television series (currently it’s Greenhouse Academy), participate in class discussions and complete comprehension questions.
  • Word by Word: a workbook and picture dictionary used to increase vocabulary.
  • Novel Study: we read a novel together, discuss elements of the chapters and complete comprehension activities. Projects will also be linked with the novels to allow students to reinvest what they’ve learned.
  • Journals: a moment in the day to free-write and be creative.
  • Reading: every afternoon we begin with 20 minutes of reading to help students enrich their vocabulary. If you come by you may see students sitting by the window, under a desk, walking about or in the hallway! Reading should be enjoyable so students are permitted to put their feet up and get into it!
  • Games: everyday some sort of game is included in the schedule. The games have a focus, whether it be targeted vocabulary or grammar, or to practise functional language.

Reading is an integral part of one’s education. I have books in the class but they don’t always meet the needs of each student. I encourage everyone to visit the municipal library often with your children to have them explore the world of words. If you would like to expand your home library, Scholastic is a good way to do it.

Students will receive a brown envelope with Scholastic pamphlets inside. This is a book and educational items company that gives you the opportunity to purchase books for your child. Purchases are done online and delivered to the school (I will distribute them to your child). There is also the advantage to receiving free books for the classroom. Should you wish to do this please follow the link below to connect to me and create an account.

Here is the link to create an account: https://canadaclubs.scholastic.ca/fr/why-reading-club-account?appesp=CRC%2Fintraapp%2F20190901%2F%2Ftxtl%2FCreateanAccountParentMicrosite%2FUnauthenticatedHomepage%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F%2F&utm_campaign=Site-Toggle-FR&utm_medium=Homepage&utm_source=RCO

Learning Resources

Weekly Work to be Completed

Click on the tab with the desired dates to discover what has been assigned to you that week.

Check out the fun activities planned for you in the Trousse du Ministère!

Finally, check out the PROJECTS & EXTRAS section for more activities.

Grammar lesson: Homo -nyms, -phones, -graphs pages 147-154, 159-162 (page 148-155 & 160-163 PDF)

Vocabulary:  School pg. 101-104 & 109 in Word by Word Pictionary

Project: Tell Me a Story (see Google Classroom). Due: May 25th

Ongoing Project: COVID-19 Keepsake Project. Due: May 19th

Corrections for May 11th-15thhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1zHGDsPFDnv3LBQzlU5AMQr6XMxIiRIvl

Monday, May 18th

Tuesday, May 19th

Wednesday, May 20th

  • Video Conference
    1. 9:20: Daniela, Maélie, Marianne, Angéla, Alex, Khai
    2. 9:40: Justine B, Laura, Justine S, Clémence, Hanane
    3. 10:00: Yuri, Raph, Ludovic, Andriy, Laurent
    4. 11:20: Lyes, Joseph, Hugo, Davide, Ryan
    5. 11:40: Neda, Selma, Clara, Cassandra, Catherine

 

Thursday, May 21st

Friday, May 22nd

Grammar lesson: Demonstrative pronouns pg. 24

Vocabulary:  Food pg. 48-53, 55, 62 in Word by Word Pictionary

New Project: Complete the following activities this week! Do one activity each day and share them with me on the Google Drive. You must send me a graph, comparison, poem, observations, summary and a labeled picture. Due: Tuesday, May 19th

Ongoing Project: COVID-19 Keepsake Project. Due: May 19th

Corrections for May 4th-8thhttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1-_UGC7azZsoOC4JWhVfDNE9dFhNxejiG

Monday, May 11th

Tuesday, May 12th

Wednesday, May 13th

Thursday, May 14th

Friday, May 15th

Grammar lesson: Synonyms & antonyms

Vocabulary:  Clothing pages 70-73 in Word by Word Pictionary

Presentations:

  • Fashion Show! Dress up in an outfit and model it to the class describing each piece of clothing or accessory. Due: Monday, May 11th

New Project: Complete the following activities this week! Do one activity each day and share them with me on the Google Drive. You must send me a graph, comparison, poem, observations, summary and a labeled picture. Due: Monday, May 11th

 Ongoing Project: COVID-19 Keepsake Project. Due: May 19th

Corrections for April 27th-May 1sthttps://drive.google.com/open?id=1uZmDDYW7QSI3STmqqo5c-qpEmocQLvq2

Monday, May 4th

Tuesday, May 5th

Wednesday, May 6th

  • Video Conference small group chats:
    • 9:30: Catherine, Davide, Laurent, Marianne, Angéla
    • 10:00: Cassandra, Hugo, Justine B, Clémence, Ludovic
    • 10:30: Clara, Joseph, Laura, Maélie, Yuri, Andriy
    • 11:00: Selma, Khai, Daniela, Raph, Justine S
    • 11:30: Neda, Ryan, Lyes, Hanane, Alex

Thursday, May 7th

Friday, May 8th

https://www.education.com/games/adjectives/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwy6T1BRDXARIsAIqCTXqcu8W6-yZLc4EeBo5w3o-ry6oyeWHxbeM5YIen38cpyZMW5A3cNd8aAsgWEALw_wcB

  • Read 30 minutes in English
  • Watch 30 minutes of English television

Grammar lesson: Question Formation

Vocabulary:  Colours & Clothing pages 65-69 in Word by Word

Presentations:

  • Prepare a 1-minute presentation about your favourite animal. Due: Monday, May 4th
  • Fashion Show! Dress up in an outfit and model it to the class describing each piece of clothing or accessory. Due: Monday, May 11th

New Project: Complete the following activities this week! Do one activity each day and share them with me on the Google Drive. You must send me an illustration of your favourite song, a recommendation, a comparison of 2 songs, a summary of your interview with a family member and the song list. Due: Monday, May 4th

Ongoing Project: COVID-19 Keepsake Project. Due: May 19th

Corrections for April 20th-25th: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1apqGq3Sd6SbkFK0dZ-ibMbYICaS72h_5?usp=sharing

Monday, April 27th

  • Present: “That time I got hurt” to the Class during the Video Conference
  • Write a journal: Write a spring story about the mystery of the missing watering can. Share it to me on your google account. 75 words min.
  • Work on Word by Word page 62 Colours (PDF)
  • Watch this video and answer the questions: https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/dancing-clothes?code=cTX7xlwTQJ
  • Practice vocabulary online:

http://www.eslgamesworld.com/members/games/vocabulary/memoryaudio/clothes%20and%20color/index.html

Tuesday, April 28th

Wednesday, April 29th

  • Video Conference small group chats:
    • 9:30: Catherine, Davide, Laurent, Marianne, Angéla
    • 10:00: Cassandra, Hugo, Justine B, Clémence, Ludovic
    • 10:30: Clara, Joseph, Laura, Maélie, Yuri, Andriy
    • 11:00: Selma, Khai, Daniela, Raph, Justine S
    • 11:30: Neda, Ryan, Lyes, Hanane, Alex

 

Thursday, April 30th

Friday, May 1st

  • Telephone someone from the class and talk to them about different outfits you wear to do different activities.
  • Write a journal: Prepare interview questions for Greta Thunberg. Share it to me on your google account. 75 words min.
  • Work on Reading Book 33-34 (or 34-35 in the PDF)
  • Work on Grammar Book page 134 (or 135 in PDF of book)
  • Watch this video and answer the questions: https://en.islcollective.com/video-lessons/masha-and-bear-7?code=cTX7xlwTQJ
  • Practice Grammar online:

https://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2066

Grammar lesson: Question formation pg. 122-123

Vocabulary:  Nature pages 151-159 in Word by Word

Presentations:

  • Think of a time that you got hurt (injured). Be prepared to tell us all about. Due: Monday, April 27th
  • Prepare a 1-minute presentation about your favourite animal. Due: Monday, May 4th
  • Fashion Show! Dress up in an outfit and model it to the class describing each piece of clothing or accessory. Due: Monday, May 11th

Ongoing Project: COVID-19 Keepsake Project. Due: May 19th

Corrections for April 13th-18th:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1H0_MDjdn1dU8SraOAmuVj_txKZ9Hmg25

Monday, April 20th

Tuesday, April 21st

Wednesday, April 22nd

  • Video Conference small group chats:
    • 9:20: Daniela, Maélie, Marianne, Angéla, Alex, Khai
    • 9:40: Justine B, Laura, Justine S, Clémence, Hanane
    • 10:00: Yuri, Raph, Ludovic, Andriy, Laurent
    • 11:20: Lyes, Joseph, Hugo, Davide, Ryan
    • 11:40: Neda, Selma, Clara, Cassandra, Catherine

 

https://www.eslgamesplus.com/farm-animals-vocabulary-game-for-esl-teaching-and-learning/

http://www.eslgamesworld.com/members/games/vocabulary/memoryaudio/farm%20animals/index.html

http://www.eslgamesworld.com/members/games/vocabulary/labeling/farm%20animals/index.html

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/category/topics/farm-animals

  • Read 30 minutes in English
  • Watch 30 minutes of English television

Thursday, April 23rd

Friday, April 24th

  • Telephone someone from the class and talk to them about different outfits you wear to do different activities.
  • Write a journal: Wednesday was Earth Day. What can you do to help the planet? Share it to me on your google account. 75 words min.
  • Work on Grammar Book page 128 (or 129 in PDF of book)
  • Work on Word by Word pages 128, 129 Birds & Insects/Fish, sea animals, & reptiles (PDF)
  • Practice Grammar online:

https://www.englishexercises.org/makeagame/viewgame.asp?id=2066

  • Practice vocabulary online:

https://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/word-games/bugs-and-insects

https://www.eslgamesplus.com/insects-vocabulary-esl-memory-game-mosquito-cockroach-bug-fly-bee-caterpillar/

https://www.learninggamesforkids.com/ocean-animal-games-videos.html

https://www.eslgamesplus.com/sea-animals-aquatic-animals-vocabulary-esl-memory-game/

  • Read 30 minutes in English
  • Watch 30 minutes of English television

Grammar lesson: Punctuation https://drive.google.com/open?id=1FsPvnpf4mf_j6_ss95KyONEsk6fEtLvo

Vocabulary: Health pages 86-100 Word by Word https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OHGm8ewgNS8bKsjl2Q-IcKt73QDDNc-7

Prepare a 1 minute presentation on your bedroom from the Week 2 vocabulary. Due: Monday April 20th

Ongoing Project: COVID-19 Keepsake Project. Due: May 19th

Corrections for April 6th-10th: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1u2uKtC5ZrSr72uBitPTI5wQHebbRlvSV

Monday, April 13th

Tuesday, April 7th

Wednesday, April 8th

  • Video Conference small group chats:
    • 10:00: Daniela, Laura, Clara, Hanane, Catherine
    • 10:20: Maélie, Justine B, Selma, Justine S, Cassandra
    • 10:40: Yuri, Ilyes, Ryan, Ludovic, Andriy
    • 11:00: Alex, Raph, Joseph, Khai, Laurent
    • 11:20: Angéla, Neda, Marianne, Clémence, Hugo, Davide

 

Thursday, April 9th

Friday, April 10th

Grammar lesson: Future

Vocabulary: Word by Word: Home  Dictionary p.20Dictionary p.21Dictionary p.22Dictionary p.23Dictionary p.24Dictionary p.25Dictionary p.26Dictionary p.27Dictionary p.28Dictionary p.29Dictionary p.30Dictionary p.31Dictionary p.32Dictionary p.33Dictionary p.34 Word by Word

Prepare 2 truths & 1 lie for Monday, April 13th

Prepare a 1 minute presentation on your bedroom from the Week 2 vocabulary. Due: Monday April 20th

Ongoing Project: COVID-19 Keepsake Project. Due: May 19th

Monday, April 6th

Tuesday, April 7th

Wednesday, April 8th

  • Video Conference small group chat
    • 10:00 Khai, Joseph, Alexandre, Andriy, Laurent
    • 10:15 Justine B, Lyes, Angela, Daniela, Catherine

 

Thursday, April 9th

  • Video Conference small group chat
    • 10:00 Ryan, Hanane, Raphael, Marianne, Laura
    • 10:20 Clara, Davide, Maelie, Neda, Clemence
    • 10:40 Yuri, Cassandra, Selma, Ludovic, Hugo

 

Friday, April 10th

Grammar lesson: Present Continuous https://www.academiesaintclement.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/PRESENT-CONTINUOUS-rules.pdf

Vocabulary: Fruits & Vegetables pages 48, 49 Word by Word

Fruits: https://www.academiesaintclement.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/WbyW-dictionary-fruits.pdf

Vegetables: https://www.academiesaintclement.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/WbyW-dictionary-vegetables.pdf

Prepare a Show & Tell for next Monday, April 6th: Something I like to Play

Prepare 2 truths & 1 lie for Monday, April 13th

Monday, March 30th

    • Present Magic Trick to the Class during Video Conference
    • Write a journal about your weekend. Share it to me on your google account. 75 words

Tuesday, March 31st

Wednesday, April 1st

Thursday, April 2nd

Friday, April 3rd