Friday, 28 April 2017

Lesson Plan: Formal Letter

In case you're teaching formal letter next week like I intend to, you can use the following materials. Click on the image to download.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Professional Learning Community 2/2017 - Awesome session with Sallina Hussain!

Date: 20 April 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 2.30 - 4.30 p.m.
Venue: Meeting Room 1
Speaker: Pn Sallina Hussain, Ketua Sektor Pengurusan Akademik, JPNJ
Topic: Guru Berkualiti + PdP Berkualiti = Kemenjadian Murid dalam PAK 21



Thanks Sal for making time for all of us in SASEM despite your busy schedule. And what a shame I had to miss your session because I had to be in SEHEBAT for Nadi Kasih Programme on the same day. And the feedback is good Sal. I randomly asked teachers around and they were all in awe of your sharing. The principal texted me while I was in SEHEBAT- "Tahniah...PLC banyak input". And btw...today during LET session, Radhi, our Head of Panel too reminded us of the pointers from your talk. Thanks a zillion. We need that ummphh and you gave us that and more.

But poor me had to miss that and read your slides instead!!! huhuhu....

Next on the list is.....surprise surprise :)















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Choral Speaking is alive and well!!!

It was refreshing to watch the eight teams pit against each other in the recently concluded Kluang District 2017 Choral Speaking Competition. SM Sains Sembrong secured second place overall and the Best Conductor Award- congrats to Nash, Azhar and Azie for training them. They did well and I knew they would get a placing.  I oversaw the briefing for adjudicators and dabbled as the MC for the closing ceremony haha...what's the Malay proverb...tiada rotan akar pun berguna? Suddenly, in the midst of the closing ceremony the VIP arrived and Radhi was cutely signalling me to notice him and luckily I did. Thank you to Mr. Nasarudin Ahmad (PPD Kluang Co- Academic Officer) for making it despite having to be in three different events on the same day.

Thanks to all adjudicators, Madam Sarojini who was chief adjudicator (SMK Canossian Convent), Madam Rukumani (SMK Seri Kota Paloh), Mdm Nurul Fiza (SMK Taman Sri Kluang), Mr. Nafis (SMK SEDARA) and Ms Sheimah Nallasamy (SMK Kahang)

Congrats to all in the English Panel for making this a success! Tiring but fulfilling day :)
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.





Team SASEM -ist runner up and Best Conductor













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Nadi Kasih Programme SBP Southern Zone in Sehebat

Date: 20-22 April 2017
Venue: SEHEBAT, Batu Pahat
No. of participants : 240



Assalamualaikum and hi all! It's been a while I know. April has been a really busy month...I felt swamped! But I said to myself I must post this before it becomes ancient  news. I sure missed training a lot! It felt good to conduct a training session again for 240 students in all. Hopefully, my session was okay and so were the rest of the other sessions. We focussed more on Paper 2 considering it can help the weaker candidates to do better in this paper. Slip disc or not, the show must go on.

My thanks to Sehebat, particularly Loh Pei Wern (Head of English Panel) for being so accommodating and receptive to the trainers' needs, Suzi (Suziana Muhammad) for conducting the ice-breaker, trainers, Reeza from Sekolah Tun Fatimah, Hida from SM Sains Muar and Rozman, from SM Sains Johor, facilitators from SBP Southern Zone schools, 80 Young Tutors and participants. You were awesome! 

I felt rejuvenated somewhat from this event. I still have it in me to train methinks...Managed to visit old friend Zubaidah in Sehebat too and my prayers are with you. Speedy recovery o.k!






Sains Sembrong reps with Saufi and I 















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Friday, 20 January 2017

Teaching descriptive composition in 5 Bukhari

Dear all, am sharing this lesson plan that I carried out last week in 5 Bukhari. Do try it in your classroom and see how it goes. You know it would be nice to get some feedback on what challenges you face in carrying this out. It would be very professional teacher talk! Hope to hear from you :)




DAY/DATE
TUESDAY
17/1/2017
FORM
5 BUKHARI
TIME
2.30-4.00
NO. OF SS
20
THEME
People
TOPIC
Descriptive Composition 
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By the end of the lesson, you will be able to:
1.
Describe a place using descriptive words in about 80 words.
SUCCESS CRITERIA
I will be successful if I can
1.
Write a description of a place in 80 words in grammatically correct sentences.
TEACHING & LEARNING
ACTIVITIES
1.
Hi-5 warmer activity: T distributes a pink sheet of paper to each ss.
2.
SS trace their left or right hand on the paper.
3.
T sensitises SS with the five senses in writing a descriptive composition: sense of touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell and SS label them on the five fingers.
4.
T writes a description of a room on whiteboard and get SS to identify words/phrases that depict the five senses. e.g. smell of urine, small and dark, loud opera music. Use red marker pen to circle the words/phrases.
5.
SS individually choose from a choice of 9 topics and write a short description using the five senses.
6.
Teacher evaluates SS work in the class period.
TEACHING AIDS/RESOURCES
Pink papers, Rahmah HS, English SPM Module, Nilam Publication
21ST CENTURY ELEMENTS
Collaboration
/
Creativity
/
PBL

SS centeredness
/
Communication
/
Critical thinking
/
I-THiNK Maps

Task-based
/
REFLECTION













(What SS in Bukhari came out with)






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Thursday, 5 January 2017

FORM 2 LESSON PLAN: Simple Present and Simple Past

Here's the Form 2 lesson plan for next week. We are going to revise simple present and simple past. From my experience is it always good to contrast the two tenses in one lesson so that SS see the difference. A little extra care is needed to explain irregular verbs though! Feel free to use and share. It would be nice to get some feedback with your classes too. Teaching is an art so don't worry about making mistakes! 

Happy teaching!



DAY/DATE
SUNDAY
8/1/2017
FORM
2 KATHIR
TIME
11.00-12.30
NO. OF SS
26
THEME
Social Issues
TOPIC
Simple present and simple past
LEARNING STANDARD
By the end of the lesson, you will be able to:
1.
revise the simple past tense and irregular verbs
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
I will be successful if I can
1.
Listen to a song and complete the lyrics correctly
2.
Provide the simple present of the simple past verbs in the song
SUCCESS CRITERIA
1.
T writes some words from a song lyric on the whiteboard and get SS to guess what the song is about.
2.
T distributes a handout with gapped lyrics (verbs) of the song
3.
SS listen to the song twice and fill in gaps.
4.
Teacher provides answers by listing the verbs on whiteboard
5.
T calls individual SS to provide the simple present tense of the verbs e.g. “stood = stand”
6.
SS change the present tense to the past (handout)
7.
SS do reinforcement exercises on the simple past (handouts)
TEACHING &  LEARNING
ACTIVITIES
Tape recorder, song by Celine Dion, handout with gapped lyrics, handout with irregular verbs, extra tasks
21ST CENTURY ELEMENTS
Collaboration
/
Creativity
/
PBL

SS centeredness
/
Communication
/
Critical thinking
/
I-THiNK Maps

Task-based
/
SCHOOL-BASED ASSESSMENT
1

2

3

4

5

6

REFLECTION











MATERIALS
1. Simple present and simple past 




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RAP it! Active reading in the house

Next week am using the workbook that the panel has bought. I will be dealing with a reading passage adn have decided to employ one of the active reading strategies in the HEBAT module. In the HEBAT course, we were exposed to some ACTIVE reading strategies but some are suitable for whole chapters instead of passages. I discovered that the most suitable for a reading passage would be RAP. You may not use the same workbook but you can apply the same strategies. Feel free to use and share. 





DAY/DATE
SUNDAY
8/1/2017
FORM
5 BUKHARI
TIME
9.00-10.00
NO. OF SS
20
THEME
People
TOPIC
Reading Comprehension
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
By the end of the lesson, you will be able to:
1.
Understand the gist of a reading passage on Randy Pausch
SUCCESS CRITERIA
I will be successful if I can
1.
Provide correct answers to 4/5 open-ended questions based on the text
2.
Provide 7/10 summary points based on two aspects given
3.
Use the correct tense in writing my answers
TEACHING & LEARNING
ACTIVITIES
1
SS do intensive reading of a passage on Randy Pausch, a famous motivator.
2.
In pairs, SS use RAP (active reading strategy: READ, ASK QUESTIONS, PARAPHRASE) to show understanding of paragraphs assigned to them and complete a RAP sheet.
3
SS provide answers to open-ended questions using the correct tense.
4
SS locate summary points based on two aspects: dreams and setbacks and messages from Rand Pausch.
5
Feedback and discussion.
TEACHING AIDS/RESOURCES
Fokus KBAT SPM English 1119, Form 5, Sasbadi workbook, RAP sheet
21ST CENTURY ELEMENTS
Collaboration
/
Creativity
/
PBL

SS centeredness
/
Communication
/
Critical thinking
/
I-THiNK Maps

Task-based
/
REFLECTION












MATERIALS

1. Lesson Plan, What is RAP 1,  What is RAP 2.....here 



Happy teaching!




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