Advantages and Disadvantages of Globalization

Now that we know what globalization is lets watch a short video about the advantages and disadvantages of globalization. While you are watching remember two spend time taking notes.

Working in pairs create a presentation using information from the video about the advantages and disadvantages of globalization. Remember when creating your presentation that you get everyone involved.

First Day of Class for Grade 11

Hello, Grade 11 students today is your face day of class and welcome to your class blog. In today’s lesson we will be covering the following points:

  • Introductions
  • Course Blueprints
  • Course Curriculum documents
  • Class Rules
  • Class Policies
  • Class Materials

Class Blue Prints and Curriculum Documents 

Course Blue Print: ENG60-G11ATHS-Blueprint-AY2018-19-tsda6d

Course Curriculum Documents: ENG60-G11ATHS-Curriculum Document-AY2018-19-284mkig

Course Expectations: 

Semester Rubric

Your grades will be based on the following marking scheme for each semester:

  • Participation = 20%
  • Homework = 20%
  • Projects = 20%
  • Quizzes = 40%

Please note that this may change (please note that if changes take place I will inform you)

Class Policies

Class Policies
Homework assignments Homework problems will be assigned regularly. It is essential that you do the problems to the best of your ability. Copying them from others constitutes plagiarism and will do no one any good. The answers will be provided to you in most cases as a way for you to check your understanding. Homework problem sets will generally be worth 5%. A weekly quiz will be conducted to ensure your understanding.Note that the homework total score must reflect the submission time and marks must be deducted as the following:

  • Late by one day      =95% * score
  • Late by 2 days         =90% * score
  • Exceeds two days   =50% * Score

 

 

Attendance Students are expected to attend their classes regularly and without delay. More than 5 minutes delay will turn in missing points from the attendance make considered in the classwork accumulative mark.
Missing school-based quizzes If a student missed an ongoing formative assessment, it is his responsibility to provide medical excuse and follow up with the teacher to repeat the exam. If medical excuse was not provided the mark will be considered zero for that specific quiz.
Academic integrity ATHS is a community of learners joined together by search for knowledge; academic integrity is the central value in this community characterized by upholding values, codes of behaviour, honesty, free from lies and deception. Ultimate ATHS community properties are the values of fairness, respect, trust and responsibility.Academic dishonesty refers to cheating and plagiarism which is student receiving or providing unauthorized assistance during an academic activity. The academic activity is any exam setting or submitting academic reports and projects. Students are responsible for the integrity of their actions and must be willing to accept the consequences of these actions. If the teacher detected academic dishonesty, he will discuss the issue with the students and if it was clarified he will adjust marking accordingly.

I will be giving you a quiz and spelling quiz on a weekly basis

Class Blogs / Email / Desire 2 Learn/ Google Class

Google Class: 

We will be using google class as a way for us to hand in homework and also to communicate. Please google Google Class and use the following codes to log in

11.02 b8b6bv
11.03 249fwvi

Class Blog= I will be using class blog through out the year which can be found at the following link (please make sure you check the blog on a regular basis) lhttp://philipgelwell.edublogs.org/

Email = philip.elwell@aths.ac.ae

Things your going to need for class: 

For class you should bring on a daily basis the following items:

  • Fully charged laptop or Ipad
  • Notebook
  • Class Binder

Class Rules

Here are the class rules for this semester please study and follow them:

  • Be on time.male_student
  • Put your hand up if you want to speak.
  • Only one person speaks at a time.
  • Rudeness isn’t tolerated
  • Hand in your homework on time.
  • Don’t cheat
  • Do your best

I have also attached a copy of these rules to this post so that you can have them all the timeClass Rules

First Day of Class Grade 12

Hello, today is your first day of class. During class today we will be covering the following points.

  • Introductions
  • IELTS expectations for grade 12 (How will your IELTS Score will affect your EOY result)
  • Course Blue prints
  • Course expectations
  • Important Dates for term 1
  • Set-up of class during term 1
  • Grade 11 IELTS Mock
  • Class Focus
  • Class policy
  • SBQ and Vocabulary Quizzes
  • Cheating
  • Note books (Binders)
  • IELTS Reading Passage

IELTS Expectations for Grade 12 Students 

As grade 12 students your IELTS Exam is very important. All grade 12 students in ATHS are expected to obtain 6.5 in the IELTS exam:

Please download the conversion table that shows how your IELTS score contributes to your EOY Exam

IELTS Score Conversion-2936qf3

Please note that the official IELTS Exam will be taking place in late November and that your SWQ for Term 1 will be an IELTS Mock Exam.

You can download your IELTS Mock exam from the link below:

IELTS Tracking Grade 11 Mock (2017_2018)-2gtmcvs

Course Blue Print & Curriculum documents

Please download your  English  Course Blue Print from this link: ENG70-G12ATHS-Blueprint-AY2018-19-1sw9up2

Please download the curriculum documents from this link: ENG70-G12ATHS-Curriculum Document-AY2018-19-167494g

Course Expectations: 

Semester Rubric

Your grades will be based on the following marking scheme for each semester:

  • Participation = 20%
  • Homework = 20%
  • Projects = 20%
  • Quizzes = 40%

Please note that this may change (please note that if changes take place I will inform you)

Class Policies

Class Policies
Homework assignments Homework problems will be assigned regularly. It is essential that you do the problems to the best of your ability. Copying them from others constitutes plagiarism and will do no one any good. The answers will be provided to you in most cases as a way for you to check your understanding. Homework problem sets will generally be worth 5%. A weekly quiz will be conducted to ensure your understanding.Note that the homework total score must reflect the submission time and marks must be deducted as the following:

  • Late by one day      =95% * score
  • Late by 2 days         =90% * score
  • Exceeds two days   =50% * Score

 

 

Attendance Students are expected to attend their classes regularly and without delay. More than 5 minutes delay will turn in missing points from the attendance make considered in the classwork accumulative mark.
Missing school-based quizzes If a student missed an ongoing formative assessment, it is his responsibility to provide medical excuse and follow up with the teacher to repeat the exam. If medical excuse was not provided the mark will be considered zero for that specific quiz.
Academic integrity ATHS is a community of learners joined together by search for knowledge; academic integrity is the central value in this community characterized by upholding values, codes of behaviour, honesty, free from lies and deception. Ultimate ATHS community properties are the values of fairness, respect, trust and responsibility.Academic dishonesty refers to cheating and plagiarism which is student receiving or providing unauthorized assistance during an academic activity. The academic activity is any exam setting or submitting academic reports and projects. Students are responsible for the integrity of their actions and must be willing to accept the consequences of these actions. If the teacher detected academic dishonesty, he will discuss the issue with the students and if it was clarified he will adjust marking accordingly.

I will be giving you a quiz and spelling quiz on a weekly basis

Class Blogs / Email / Desire 2 Learn/ Google Class

Google Class: 

We will be using google class as a way for us to hand in homework and also to communicate. Please google Google Class and use the following codes to log in

12.01 24o9wby
12.03 249fwvi
12.05 6q25ple

Class Blog= I will be using class blog through out the year which can be found at the following link (please make sure you check the blog on a regular basis) lhttp://philipgelwell.edublogs.org/

Email = philip.elwell@aths.ac.ae

Things your going to need for class: 

For class you should bring on a daily basis the following items:

  • Fully charged laptop or Ipad
  • Notebook
  • Class Binder

 

Cross Curricular Essays (STEAM Project)

For the EOY exam there are two possible essays that you might face here are two examples of essays:

Explanatory (Describe and Justify)

“Describe the principles of physics that you researched for your STEAM project and explain how they relate to your pneumatic crane.”

Download the essay structure in the link below:

Explanatory Essay (Describe & Explain) Outline -10575ue

Now use the lined paper and try to respond to the essay. Please remember to submit your completed essay at the end of the class

Giving Instructions:

“Write a set of instructions on how to build a pneumatic crane that is capable of lifting a bottle of water:. 

Download the essay structure in the link below;

Giving Instructions (STEAM)-1vo3eev

Now use the lined paper and try to respond the essay. Please remember to submit your completed essay at the end of the class

If you need help remembering how you built your crane use the link below:

How to build a pneumatic crane

 

 

 

Describing a bar chart

Today we are going to be learning how to describe a bar chart. Download the power point in the link below so that you can follow along with the lesson:

G9 Unit 9 Bar Chart-1byhtez

Now that we have reviewed through the structure for describing a bar chart we will now try working together and completing a structured exercise. Please download the exercise in the link below:

Bar Graph essay Practice 1 (Gap fill)-wc22uj

Once you have completed the structured practice exercise try working on one of the challenge exercises which have already been printed out for you.

Describing How something works

In today’s lesson, we are going to learn how to describe how something works. It is very important that we learn how to do this as this kind of essay can appear in your end of year exam.

To get you thinking here are some questions to warm you up:

  1. How many objects do you use every day? Which ones?
  2. Which objects are most important to you? Why?
  3. Did you buy these objects or were they given to you? Why?
  4. Which objects would you like to own in the future?

Planning your writing task: 

You can use a description wheel to quickly record different aspects of a topic  before writing

Download the worksheet in the link below:

Describing a wheel-zkg5s4

Essay Structure: 

Now that you have planned out your essay use the suggested structure to write your essay:

Introduction: 

Ensure that your introduction covers the following points

What are you describing? What can it do? A thesis statement telling the reader what your essay is going to do.

Body Paragraph 1

In this paragraph make sure that you describe your object. Your description should cover the following points:

  • Colour
  • material
  • shape
  • features
  • weight
  • price
  • size
  • functions

Body Paragraph 2: 

In body paragraph 2 write about the advantages and disadvantage of this item. Remember to include two advantages and two disadvantages.

Conclusion: 

Use the following sentence to complete your essay

“To sum up we can see that the  ___________________ is a useful object that is able to help people to_____________________.

Writing Task: 

Now that you understand the structure of the essay use your ideas from the planning stage to write an essay describing the object. Use the lined paper provided and submit your completed task at the end of the period.

Challenge Writing Task: 

Using the structures that you have been taught trying this challenge writing task by describing the images below. Remember to use the provided lined paper

Electric Drill:

Pneumatic Crane:

Listening 2 Unit 9 (Unlock 2)

Today we will listen to a listening about different kinds of inventions.  Before we start the listening exercise lets try to complete a pre-listening vocabulary exercise:

Pre-listening

Match the shapes with the words:

Now using your notepad application in your Ipad convert words into nouns. Use the Padlet link below to share your ideas:

Convert the shape words into adjectives

While Listening 

Listen to the listening and respond to the comprehension questions. Download the questions from the link below:

Listening 2 Unit 9-2m1n729

Post Listening

Now that you have listened to a listening about inventions lets think about some inventions that we know about.  In groups think about an invention and create a presentation to covers the following questions:

  1. What is the best invention?
  2. Why do you think it is the best invention?
  3. What can it do? Does it help people?
  4. What could you do to improve this invention?

Present your presentation to the class, Make sure that everyone in your group is involved.