Friday, 22 November 2013

A Scary Experience

Think about a scary experience you had in the past. Write about it. Describe what happened, what you did, how you felt etc. You can use the following plan:
Paragraph 1: when and where it happened, what the weather was like, who was with you,
Paragraph 2: what exactly happened (order of events: first, then, after that, next, finally),
Paragraph 3: what happened in the end, how you felt.
Be creative and have fun!

It was a full moon. My brother and I were left alone in the house. We were sitting in the living room and watching TV. Since I wanted to eat some biscuits I went to the kitchen, but heard some noises coming from the attic. I quickly ran to my brother. Together, we went upstairs to see what it was. My brother opened the door and saw a ghost.  We ran out of the house and saw our mum and dad coming by car. We told them what happened and followed them to the attic. But, there was nobody there, just an old painting of a soldier covered with a white sheet.
In the morning we took the painting to the museum.
Soon, it disappeared, and so did the spirit. No one knows what happened to him.

Tijana Mesaroš, VI4

It was midnight. I was reading my book. Suddenly, I heard a scream. I was afraid, so I put my  blanket over my head. Then I heard another scream. I started to cry, but I went to the living room. The TV was on and the horror film was on. The girl was screaming all the time. I felt safe. Then I went back to sleep.

Mina Vidović, VI4

Monday, 18 November 2013

Famous People

Think of a famous person. Collect information and write a short biography. You can use linking words (so, because, too, also) and the following plan:
Paragraph 1: name, job, place and date of birth, early years,
Paragraph 2: later years, career (studies, family, achievements)  

Zendaya Coleman is an American actress, dancer and model.
She was born on 1 September 1996 in Los Angeles. Zendaya has long brown hair and brown eyes.   
Her lead role in TV series 'Shake it up' as Rocky Blue made her very famous. Her best friend is Bella Thorne. Together they starred in a number of films and TV serials, such as 'Frenemies'. They also made songs together. One of the most famous is 'Watch me'.

Miona Vujošević, VI3



Friday, 15 November 2013

Films

My 12-year-olds just love films and everything to do with films. That is why I used short video clips as warm-ups for all our lessons about films, superheroes, mysteries, famous actors, directors and legends.
Three of my students even acted as teachers during two of these lessons:
Marko Rac VI1
Igor Zagorac VI1


Željko Tunić VI1
 

Friday, 8 November 2013

The Wolf and the Seven Kids

My youngest pupils adore listening to stories. So, I decided to surprise them with a well-known story about the wolf and the seven kids. 
The minute I showed them a few drawings of the main characters, they knew which story they were about to hear. I asked one of the pupils to give a short version of the story to the others who were not familiar with it. Then, I explained that the story we were going to hear had a bit different ending. At the end of this story Mummy goat finds the wolf snoring under the tree near the house, lets her kids out of the sack and chases the wolf away.
The story was followed by a few games (order the pictures, spot the differences...). I also asked my pupils to draw a room and put the kids where they hid when the wolf came. We checked their ideas and practised prepositions of place (in, on, under) and things in the house (clock, cupboard, bed, table, chair) at the same time.
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II4
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Saša Vidović, II2
Iva Rakić, II2
Vukašin Konstantinov, II2
Nikolina Radak, II2

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Dream Home

My youngest pupils just love drawing. But, this time I showed them how to make a paper house and asked them to decorate it like it's their dream home. This is how they've done it:




 








Adrian Rafa II5
Tijana Filipović II5
Tijana Filipović II5