Lesson Material, Literary Terms

Generic Conventions

From the start of my Graduate Diploma in Education at the University of Western Australia, I knew that I had a lot of content to catch up on. Teaching English as a first language is completely different to teaching English as a second language as the focus in First Language Acquisition (FLA) is less on form and more on literature than in Second Language Acquisition (SLA). I asked around for books that I should read, and studied my literary terms.  Continue reading “Generic Conventions”

Book Review, Lesson Material

Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

As a kid, I have devoured the Harry Potter books. Not only have I read them all in English, but also in my mother tongue, Dutch. Ever since my year 5 teacher read Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets to us, I was a fan. I can see myself using the Harry Potter books in my classroom for an introduction to character analysis through the SAAO method.  Continue reading “Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”

Book Review, Lesson Material

Review: Tom Clancy’s Net Force Explorers – Runaways

Whoever says Tom Clancy to me will be answered with Splinter Cell. However, before the video games were a big hit, Tom Clancy wrote many books about espionage, war and Net Force. The Net Force Explorers is a spin-off of the official series.  Continue reading “Review: Tom Clancy’s Net Force Explorers – Runaways”