Monday, March 18, 2019

The Lord of the Rings Study Guide Prologue Concerning Hobbits

The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy fantastasical masterpiece that bowled over the Science and Fantasy world way back in 1954 or so, and it still is a favorite now in 2019.  

I know that eventhough this is a very long book, you will be tempted to skip over the prologue, I suggest that you study it as a history book.  It sets the stage for the action that will start when the book opens in Chapter 1. 

Prologue    Concerning Hobbits
Questions: 
What are Hobbits and how did they end up in the Shire? 
What type of houses do they like to build? 
What is their favorite type of entertainment? 
Which type of Hobbit has a bit of a beard? 
What do they feel about the Sea? 
Do Hobbits like to travel? 
What do they feel about the Elves?  Dwarves? 
What are the differences between the three breeds of Hobbits? 
What happened in Year 1 of the Shire reckoning? 
Do Hobbits like to go to war? 
Can they shoot with a bow? 


Homework: 
Draw a Hobbit house. 


Sunday, March 17, 2019

Exploring Our World - National Geographic Study Guide Section 2

If you are a budding Geographer, then you must study this book! The text is well written and very demanding for the student. 





We are now going to work on Section 2, and maybe I will go back and do Section 1 Study guide for you if I have time. 



The section is about the Earth in Space. 
Warm-up:
Questions
What parts and features of the Earth can be seen from space? 
What can we learn by looking at a particular feature through time? 

Directions: Go over all the vocabulary words and ask your teacher about any that you don't know already. 

Read pages 34-36

Questions 
What is the difference between the inner planets and the outer planets? 
Why isn't Pluto considered a planet anymore? 
Why do we have a leap year once every four years in the Geogorian Calendar? 
What is the axis of the Earth? 
Why don't we feel the Earth moving as it turns? 

Extra information: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/space/solar-system/dwarf-planets-pluto-ceres/


Homework:
Your class is doing research about the solar system.  Explain why the Earth is the only planet capable of supporting life. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

iboy Study Guide Chapter 10 (2)




 iboy by Kevin Brooks  
The book is way better than the movie!


Questions: 
Did you know about binary numbers before reading this book?
How does Tom sense his surroundings when he wakes up?
What does he notice first?
How does he describe all the data in his head?
How did Tom@s being in a coma affect his family?
What was the neurosurgeon concerned about?
What were the unusual readings from the brain scans?
How did he feel when he first touched the scar?
How did Tom persuade himself to just go to sleep?



Homework:
Have you ever been a patient in a hospital?
If you feel comfortable talking about it, discuss with your English teacher how you felt when you were in a hospital. 

Music to read by:

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

iboy Study Guide Chapter 1


iboy by Kevin Brooks,  Study Guide Chapter 1

Get it on Amazon :Iboy on Amazon
Questions:
What is unusual about the chapter numbers?  
Is Tom Harvey a normal boy?
How do we know about Lucy?
kids?
What type of neighborhood is Crow Town? Would you like to live there?
Why is Tom looking at his watch so much?
How does the cliff hanger make us want to continue reading?

Homework:
Write about an event that you can pinpoint the exact time that it happened, How did you know the exact time? What was the event? How did the event change your life?




While you are reading listen to this amazing music! 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The Streets of London - A song a Day Helps You Learn English!



A song with wonderful singing and a message!

Questions:

What is the old man doing?
What does yesterday's news symbolize?

What is the old gal doing?
Why doesn't she stop to talk?

What is the man in the cafe doing?
What is he thinking about?

Who is outside Seaman's mission. 
What did he do when he was younger?
Why is his memory fading?

What will we see when we walk through the streets of London?
Why are these people lonely?

What is the call to action in this song?
How does this song make you feel?


You can use this lesson plan with your English teacher, even me?

Rachael Alice Orbach- also listen to my latest song on your favorite streaming service: 

Tidal
Left Hand Now!



Sunday, January 27, 2019

Johnny Cash! A Heart of Gold! A Song A Day Helps You Learn English!

This is the standard Heart of Gold that everyone does a cover, but no one can hold a candle to the best! 
Johnny Cash

What is the singer looking for?
What metaphors does he use?
Where is he looking?
What is a miner?
What is a fine line?

Can you find a Heart of Gold?
What does a heart of gold feel like to you?

Discuss these questions with your English Teacher! 

Maybe me?

Rachael Alice Orbach

     

Monday, January 21, 2019

Walk and Talk English now 2019!


Start now to improve your conversational English! 

We can go together to a mall or a museum and speak English! 
You can give  English Day as a gift!  

E-mail rachaelalice@gmail.com


If you want on-line lessons, then go to this link: https://www.italki.com/teacher/1581946 

Rachael Alice.

P.S.  I'm  teaching privately here in Jerusalem as well! In Person lessons for Bagrut Moed Bet or help with homework, as well as for kids who need help with reading.  I use the Hickey Method with fun cartoons and games.  

e-mail at E-Mail Rachael Alice
  

The Lord of the Rings Study Guide Prologue Concerning Hobbits

The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy fantastasical masterpiece that bowled over the Science and Fantasy world way back in 1954 or so, and it...