After reading Encounter in class, please write your reaction to the story.
What did you learn from this story? Why was the boy fearful? Why didn't the chief listen to him?
After reading the story how did you feel? Explain.
Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at Mid-Manhattan and to the ESL 6 or ESL 5/6 Class.
My name is Tilla Alexander and our new room is Room 301. There are many changes at school this year.
Our new principal is Gloria Williams-Nandan. Our assistant principals are
The first day of classes is on September 16th. During the first week of classes we will be getting to know each other and class routines and rules.
We will be doing a variety of ice-breakers and surveys whereby I will become acquainted with your learning needs, goals as well as getting to know you as individuals.
I look forward to a wonderful school year!
STEP 1: Research, research, research. Then research some more. The only way to come up with good questions is to know everything there is to know about your subject.
*STEP 2: Contact the person you wish to interview. Ask when a good time would be to do the interview. Be polite! Say "please" and "thank you." Try to set up the interview in person. If this isn't possible, then set up a phone interview.
STEP 3: Read over your research and brainstorm a list of 15 questions. The more specific your questions are, the better! And never ask questions that can be answered with a simple yes or no. Make your interviewee talk!
Be sure to write all your questions down in a notebook, then practice asking them with a partner. Become very familiar with your questions before you go into the interview.
STEP 4: Come prepared with:
· A pencil
· A notebook
· A list of good questions
· A recording device (always ask permission before recording an interview)
STEP 5: Be on time! Arrive at your interview with plenty of time to spare. If you’ve never been to the place where your interview is taking place, go early and scout it out.
Yesterday, we watched an interesting video on giving an informational interview. Please go to the video page and watch this video.
If you want to interview someone at the school for our newsletter, you can use this video and some of the following material.
Some Beneficial Procedures
This is your assignment. Please answer this blog.
We have only 4 weeks left to the semester. At this time, we need to plan for our yearly newsletter. I would like to read about your ideas.
Our newsletter is a combination of information about our school and its events and your writing.
I encourage you to interview teachers or other staff members or students from other classes.
You can write about any class projects, trips, and activities.
Please write down some of your ideas!!