Now that we have almost reached the end of the academic year 2015-16, our wonderful EAP students are currently completing their Semester 2 WIDA assessments in the fields of listening, speaking, reading and writing. These examinations will continue up to and including the first week of May.
This week our wonderful EAP students will be learning how to use and incorporate persuasive strategies into their work. After analyzing how to use such strategies as logos, pathos, ethos and kairos, students will then be given the opportunity to create their own multimedia advertisement, encouraging people to visit their home country.
The following film on visiting Great Britain is an example of what their finished product might look like.
This week our wonderful EAP students have once again begun completing their latest Fountas and Pinnell reading assessments. These reading tests will be on-going for some time and they will provide useful data pinpointing each child’s current reading level, together with the progress they have made. In addition, the assessments provide us with useful data on the exact challenges which students face when reading aloud and how well they are able to analyze the content of a text.
Many thanks to all of our wonderful EAP students and their parents for making Student Led Conferences such a huge success yesterday. Everybody clearly enjoyed looking back at a productive year of learning and a selection of excerpts from the conversations that took place can be seen in the above movie. Happy viewing!
Please take this opportunity to watch footage of your children having fun at Subic during CWW last month.
This first film features our students engaging in the various educational activities on offer, as well as relaxing communally on the beach.
The second film shows excerpts from the Talent Show and the dance party that followed.
After reading the short story Omega File 349, our wonderful EAP students have been recreating some of the characters from the text using a website called voki.com. A selection of the interesting reincarnations can be seen below.
These first samples show the animations created by the students speaking with their own voices:
These additional animations feature the characters speaking the text written by the students:
This week our wonderful EAP stories have been continuing to practice their reading skills by working on the short story Omega File 349 by Jennifer Bassett.
This story follows on from a number of other texts they have studied from the volume Bookworms Club Bronze, which contains a selection of interesting stories for reading circles.
This week our wonderful EAP students continued their work on irregular past tense verb forms by playing Kahoots and completing a wordsearch.
Since the respective winners were rewarded with sourtape, the atmosphere at times was intensely competitive.