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

Review: Holes

I cannot really remember when I read the book Gaten (Dutch for Holes), but once I saw the movie I knew exactly how it ended. Since I will have to teach the year 7’s on the book, I decided that it would not hurt if I read the book in English prior to my lessons.  Continue reading “Review: Holes”