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IEP-499-A-Current-Events-Spring1-2015 (redirected from IEP-499-A: Current Events, Spring 1 2014)

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Current Events

Spring Session #1, 2015

Syllabus

Date  Class Resources  Assignment 
Tuesday, 1/20/2015

1. Orientation to the course
2. Student Information Sheet 
3. Student Interviews

4. Listening/News Story/ActivitiesKeeping cold could keep you thinner (Breaking News English, Jan. 10, 2015)

    • MP3 (medium speed)  

5. Resources

  1. Register for a free Google account.
  2. Find out your complete home or campus address.
  3. Bring your mobile devices (iPad/tablet, smartphone, laptop) to class! 
  4. Read the article (handout).
  5. Do page 3 (Listen and fill in the gaps) and page 4 (Matching).
Thursday, 1/22/2015 
  1. Put links into students' own mobile devices: 
  2. Canvas site for course 
  3. Apps for mobile devices: 
    • A QR code reader
    • Advanced English Dictionary and Thesaurus 
    • Polleverywhere
      Optional
      Remind, Thinglink, Dragon Dictation, Popplet
  4. Collaborative homework exercise as an example: Current Events News Log #1 on Google Drive
  5. Listening/News Story/ActivitiesKeeping cold could keep you thinner (Breaking News English, Jan. 10, 2015)
  1. Listen to 2 news events of your choice. Use 
    Christine's Links to Listening Resources > News. Use the links for VOA, Breaking News English, NPR, or TED. 
    Enter the information about the news events in the 
    Current Events News Log #1 on Google Drive. 
  2. Review Keeping cold could keep you thinner (Breaking News English, Jan. 10, 2015)  for a quiz on meaning and vocabulary. 
Tuesday, 1/27/2015
  1. Logging into Canvas
  2. Checking on SMC email, homework (Google Doc)
  3. Oral Summaries of 3 news events, using notes (1 min.)--Online Stopwatch 
  4. Add Christine's Links to Online Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Thesauri, Translators -- Longman, Merriam-Webster's Learners Dictionary 
  5. Listening/News Story/ActivitiesKeeping cold could keep you thinner (Breaking News English, Jan. 10, 2015)
  6. Dictation 
  7. Academic Skills -- Note-taking StrategiesStandard Symbols & AbbreviationsDiscourse Cues 
  1. Review Standard Symbols & Abbreviations for a QUIZ (matching).  
Thursday,
1/29/2015 
  1. Academic Skills -- Note-taking StrategiesStandard Symbols & AbbreviationsDiscourse Cues
  2. Quiz on Standard Symbols & Abbreviations
  3. BreakingNewsEnglish: Tech giants woo 15-year-old whizzkid 
LEVEL 4

LISTENING:  Slowest  |  Slower  |  Medium  |  Faster  |  Fastest

Speed Reading (4 speeds)

VOCABULARY: Quizlet flashcards

 

 

  1. Listen to 2 news events of your choice. Use Christine's Links to Listening Resources > News. Use the links for VOA, Breaking News English, NPR, or TED.
  2. Take notes on the important information in the Cornell Method. Put the author, source, and date at the top of your notes.
  3. Vocabulary: In the left margin of your notes, write 3 new words from the news story to explain to your Oral Summaries partner. Use an online dictionary for pronunciation and write down the definition(s).  
  4.  Enter the information about the news events in the Current Events News Log #2 on Google Drive.
  5. Study the vocabulary in Quizlet flashcards.

Tuesday,

2/3/2015

  1. Oral Summaries of news events, using your notes (paper)
  2. More Note-taking Strategies
  3. BreakingNewsEnglish: Tech giants woo 15-year-old whizzkid
          Exercises
Review the Quizlet flashcards on

BreakingNewsEnglish: Tech giants woo 15-year-old whizzkid for a quiz.

 

 

 

 

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