18jan 2015 Class

Gorgeous chilly, sunny, day!  Though it did warm up this afternoon.  Both Ss today, Y and G.

The Story

A One-Mile Race continued 

  • Each S read the entire story aloud.
  • I asked questions – Who did what? Etc.
  • S used the index cards – in order of the story – to retell the story.


Simple question and answer formation.

Reverse subject verb order.

I asked a question – Ss formed the answers.  Based on the story.

Were there girls in the race?
No, there were no girls in the race. 

Was the race a six-mile race?
No, the race was a one-mile race.

I asked generic questions. Ss form answers. And change person to I.

Are you sleepy?
No, I am not sleepy. 

Are you hungry?
Yes, I am happy.

I present statements, Ss form questions.  Simple subject verb switch, and person.
i am tired.
Are you tired?

Do in questions

Simple Present vs Present Continuous – in general vs right now

What are you doing?  (Meaning right this moment).
i am teaching.
i am studying English.
i am mopping the floor. 

Also can be used for the future
What are you doing __future time__?  
What are you doing tomorrow?

Simple Present Do

What do you do?  This typically is referring to occupation when asked alone.

What do you do on Wednesdays?  In general, each Wednesday past, present and future.
i study English on Wednesdays.

What do you do every day?
I mop the floor every day. 

Simple Past Do/Did

What did you do?  The past is indicated by “did”.

What did you do on Monday?  Use time words again.
i studied Enlgish on Monday.

What did you eat yesterday?  You do not change the verb tense of the other verbs in the question.
i ate chicken for dinner.  You use the past, without do, for the answers.

What did you drink yesterday? 
I drank coffee with dinner.

Yesterday, I ate bread and drank coffee.


Spatial and question/answer forms.

What is this?  About something I am near.
That is a door.

What is that?  I point to something away from me, near a S.
This is my cell phone. 


Started to do Ventures Workbook pg 6, but taught from charts on page 121.

Do Workbook page 6 next class.  Make photocopies of page for Ss.

Create wordsearch using infinitives.  Ss to find tenses in puzzles – the answer is not given as clues.

My sites were unavailable mid-session.  Change site host today: done!

Find or create paragraph from Vatican Paintings.  Create comprehension quiz.

Computer Lab

Continued with last lab.

Y did cloze sentences and sentence word order – skipped crossword puzzle.

G finished dictation, the final segment of the last lab. Went on to do wordsearch puzzles on my site and another story to do the dictation segment.


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