November 15, 2004

Another Teaching Job!!!

I think. Maybe. Anyway, I'm going today at noon to learn some girls they English ;-).

That is why I was such a bad, bad blogger yesterday; I didn't even get to visit anyone's little corner of the world! I spent the whole day on my keister till my derriere was numb, doing research, looking up lesson plans and using up too much ink, finding and printing out a variety of material for the class that may be.

We shall have a very interesting class indeed; the girls---but three of them--- are all "d'ovrei anglit" which means English speaking. In each case one or both of their parents were born English speaking, but there the similarities end. One child has just arrived in Israel and was reading at age four. The other two girls were both born in Israel and in one case one parent does not speak English. Neither girl reads at grade level; one child will need to start from the very beginning as she hasn't yet mastered the alphabet from my understanding.

Luckily there are only three children; and I will be teaching two days, one for a 50-minute period and one for two hours. I've decided to do a modified Charlottte Mason type of learning: Mondays I will read a story to them, have them narrate the story back to me, and then discuss the story. On Thursday I will teach each child individually for approximately 20 minutes, working on spelling, reading and writing.

Then we will get together again as a class and I will teach grammar, new vocabulary words (based on the book) have them recite their memorization pieces and discuss their writing assignment.

I hope it all works!!!!

Posted by Rachel Ann at November 15, 2004 05:39 AM

Good luck Rachel Ann. I'm sure you'll kick butt and take names. :)

Posted by: Jim at November 15, 2004 12:53 PM

Oy, sounds familiar. Good luck! And just be flexible, take it easy, creative....

Posted by: muse at November 15, 2004 07:42 PM

That sounds great! Good luck. You'll be wonderful.

Posted by: Robin P at November 16, 2004 02:26 AM
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