Monday, 31 October 2011

Modern Foreign Languages

You will have to choose one of the following Modern Foreign Languages next year: (French, Portuguese, Mandarin).
Remember the following:
  • As you progress through your education at school, a modern language will be of benefit to your personal and educational development in a variety of ways.
  • It will allow you to establish contact with people of your own age who speak other languages and to access information from other cultures.
  • It will help you to understand that experience of the world through another language can be just as 'real' and 'valid' as experience of the world through Spanish or English.It will offer you the positive experience of developing an entirely new mode of understanding and expression.
  • Keep in mind that you will have to show commitment at all times throughout the learning process.

Good luck in your choice!

Friday, 28 October 2011

Digital Portfolios and My Hero

Dear all,
This week you worked really hard in updating your portfolios. What do you think about having a digital portfolio?

This coming week you will continue writing My Hero essays, so keep on asking for more information at home to add in your text.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Sunday, 23 October 2011


Thank you Luli for sharing this wonderful video!!
What do you all think?

Friday, 21 October 2011

Ordinary People Doing Extarordinary Things

Watch this video. What do you think?

Monday, 17 October 2011

My Personal Hero

Next week you will start writing about your own personal hero or role model. This essay will be then submitted to My Hero webpage. Keep on thinking, finding information or any other relevant anecdote on your personal hero at home.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Heroes Collaborative Document

This week we started working on the new collaborative project on heroes using Google docs.

Here are some tips:

  • Remember to follow the steps for a successful paraphrasing.

  • Apply the “double check rule.” Return to the original material to confirm you used your own words.

  • It is extremely important for you to do lots of research, that means, READ, READ and READ all the necessary sources so that you find interesting information about your hero.

  • Once you believe it is finished: pass SPELL CHECK,

  • Re read the whole biography to see that there are no repetitions.

  • Please avoid erasing other peer's contribution. Leave a polite comment.

  • Remember to write short sentences and include full stops and capital letters after them.
You are doing fine. Keep on working hard and enjoy it! Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Can you help me?

Monday, 3 October 2011


Today in class we spoke about plagiarism and the different steps you need to follow for a successful paraphrasing.

In order to paraphrase, you also need to research efficiently and not only will you learn how to avoid plagiarism, but you'll pick up some good research tips, too.

The following tutorial will help you get some useful tips for you to paraphrase successfully.

Hope you enjoy it!