My cat, Thunder, as we all know loves to help me study.
I finally got a start on the grade 10/11 lessons. Honestly, I didn’t have to change that much with these lessons. Talking on the Phone, Talking to the Doctor, Talking to the Waiter, and Talking to a Tourist were all lessons that went from a 0% on the pretest to an 80-90%+ on the posttest. I can’t be more than happy with those. The rest needed little alteration as I did choose to add few more phrases to beef up the dialog here and there. Nothing I did sticks out as particularly significant :P.
However, I am doing one thing I believe will be a big change in the lessons – I used to have a few lessons focused on verbs and tenses. I am scrapping those. These are things they will learn in school and frankly, my structure is not as solid. All I mean is that my way of explaining may be a little confusing for them because I do not speak Sinhala well enough to lay out the complexity of English tenses. I am replacing the two lessons (Intro to Tenses and Finishing Tenses) with a dialog called Making plans. It will incorporate verbs of different tenses so the students can at least practice and review past, present, and future tense verbs.
In other news, I will be going to Sri Lanka soon!! Next month!! Aaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!! I am super excited; I love going back home <3.
Sadly right now I am stuck in the bog that is AP testing week. Honestly, I should be studying right now but I am posting this as a break to myself…