Monday, November 6, 2017

The Lottery Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan:

Main Lesson:
Teacher asks:
What is a lottery?

Tell me about a text about lotteries that you read last year?
Who is the text about?
What happened to him?
Lets draw a time line on the board.

Here is a text that you studied last year. Let’s read it again together.
We read the text.

Now can you answer the questions about the text?

Teacher calls on students to answer the questions.

Now you are going to listen to an interview that I did yesterday..

The first time I read the text you are just going to listen.
Teacher reads the text.
Then teacher will pass out the text, but with some words missing.
You need to write the missing words.
Then teacher will read the text and the students try to put in the missing words.
Now teacher hands out the vocabulary sheet, goes over the words with the students, and then reads the text a third time.

If the students need to hear the text again, the teacher reads the text again.
Then the teacher hands out the post listening exercises, the phonics chart to fill in, and the translation exercise.

I sold a Winner!!

Many people buy lottery tickets here in Jerusalem. Sometimes people win!

Interviewer: There are many kinds of lotteries. Which ones does Mifael Hapis sell?

Ilooz: We sell, Lotto, Chance,123,77, First and Manui.

Interviewer: Which lottery is the most popular?

Ilooz: Chance is the most popular lottery.

Interviewer: How much does it cost to buy a lottery ticket?

Ilooz: You can buy a ticket for 5 NIS up to 500 NIS.

Interviewer: When was the last time you sold a winning ticket?

Ilooz: I sold a winning ticket two years ago. The person won 250,000 NIS!

Interviewer: That’s very interesting! Thank you very much for speaking with me today. May I buy a lottery ticket?

Ilooz: Of course. The here is a chance ticket for 10 NIS. You could win 100 NIS.

Interviewer: Thanks.

Vocabulary Sheet










Wh Words


Last time


How much

Phonics Fill- In

Magic “e”

Crazy Words

Translate into Hebrew:

Which lottery is the most popular?

When was the last time you sold a winning lottery ticket?

Thank you for speaking with me today.

Many people buy lottery tickets.

I sold a winning ticket!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Magic Tree House, Night of the Ninjas, Chapter 10,

Magic Tree House
Chapter 10


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While Reading Make a chart of the events that happen in this chapter

Background Reading

Cricket sounds

glow – verb to shine with a low light without a flame
The neon light glowed a bright green.

Careful –Adjective made or done with care
I was very careful when lighting the BBQ.

careful – car ful
What did they find in Ninja times?
Where did they put it?

What did Annie make for Peanut?

What time of day was it?

What did Annie want Jack to do?

Why can’t Jack see Annie at the bottom of the ladder?

Homework: Compare Night of the Ninjas to A Knight before Dawn.
What is similar about both books? What is different?
Do you like the endings? What would you change about the books?


Example: Comparing Harry Potter and the Socerer\s Stone 1 with Harry Potter Order of the Phoenix
I liked the newness of Harry Potter 1. We are brought into Harry’s world how it is to live as a Muggle but not really fitting in because of who he really is. It is a delightful story and I’ve read it a few times.

In Order of the Phoenix, we don’t really have much background information and it centers on the bad characters, how the Ministry of Magic is scheming to take over Hogwarts.

If you don’t have much time, so skip Order of the Phoenix go ahead to The Half-Blood Prince. Book 6.

If you want to do more research about Ninjas, then go here : Ninjas and Samurai: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas (Magic Tree House (R) Fact Tracker) On Amazon for you!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Made in America by Bill Bryson Review

Made in America by Bill Bryson

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1994 Mandarian  Paperbacks;  Michelin House, 81 Fulham Road, London,
Auckland, Melbourne, Singapore and Toronto.

Made in America is about the evolution of
"Americanisms" that have developed  in The United
States even before it was established. The author
traces the names of places, spellings, inventions,
foods, Movies ending up with American English today.
Bryson uses many linguistic terms to explain the
vagaries of American English, such as backformation,

He also debunks many well-loved historical figures
such as Jefferson, Franklin and Lincoln.  That these
people became famous, and accomplished so much,
according to Bryson is nothing short of miracalous.

The choice of words in the consititution were not by
chance, but each word was carefully pored over.

The language of the 18th century was flowery, and most
orators would not use the same word in two weeks, so
Lincoln's Gettysburg address was not immediately
hailed as a success at the time, but only afterwards
his type of oration became the norm.

Place names were taken from many places, including the
orginal Indian place names, but mostly were shortened
and made palatable for American tongues to pronounce.

Most of the common inventions were not called such by
their inventors but had more descriptive names. The
transisitor was called:  three-electrode circuit
element utilizing semi-conductive materials.  This was
later shortened to transistor. The typewriter was
called, the Type-Writer which was unusual in that it
kept it's own name.  The arragnement of the keys
however still in our modern day is not the most
effiecent.  The letters that are used most often are
relegated to the periphery because that was the only
way that the machine's keys would not get balled up
together.  (I learned how to type on a manual machine
and this is exactly what happens when one tries to
type too fast)

Many words were chosen because they described
something new.  The skyscraper, was first used for a
top hat in 1794 and then was applied to tall buildings
in 1888.

Personal names were changed for either ease of
prounciation or because a different name could ease
the person's ability to get a job or become famous.
Israel Baline became Irving Berlin, a Jewish man who
wrote one of the most famous Christmas songs: I'm
dreaming of a White Christmas. Many Jews had only had
to have surnames only 60 or 70 years before coming to
America, and they were only too happy to shed them
because some of the surnames imposed on them were
unattractive to begin with.

Most American Blacks who only recieved a surname with
Freedom, adopted throughly American names such as
Jones, Smith, and many named themselves after a hero
such as Jefferson, Washington, and Howard, but not
The book is a treasure trove of information, how the American language came to be as we now speak it.  We see that new words only come into use as they are needed, in very interesting ways. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Magic Tree House Night of the Ninjas Chapter 9

Magic Tree House
Night of the Ninjas
Chapter 9

While Reading Make a chart of the events that happen in this chapter

Background Reading

Habitat of a mouse

The moonstone was small and oval in shape.

moonstone moo n stoh ne
How do Annie and Jack make it across the branch? __________________________________________________________________________

Why are they sad?

Where was the Tree House?

Who else was in the Tree House?

What did he have in his hands?

What object did he give Jack and Annie?

What words of wisdom did the Ninja Master say?

Homework: Write a letter to the Ninja Master. What more information does Jack want to know?



Dear Mrs Burnett,
I would like to know more about the secret garden. When was it planted? What plants were planted there? Which flowers bloom in the spring? Which ones in the summer?
Can you tell me how you got the idea of writing the story “The Secret Garden?”

Sincerely yours,

Rachael Alice

The Lottery Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan: Introduction:   Main Lesson: Teacher asks: What is a lottery? Tell me about a text about lotteries th...