Sunday, June 28, 2015

Parents launch school strike in 70 towns in Israel - English conversation lesson

Why did the parents of 70 towns in Israel decide not to send their children?  Well, the amount of students in regular classes has been getting larger.  It is a known fact that the more students in a class, the more chance that there will be  disruptions, students talking out of turn, not paying attention. As a classroom teacher, it is difficult to have eyes on all everyone and make sure that the students are doing their work.



Read this article and discuss it with your English teacher http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/197347#.VY-Xyvntmko

Key Terms 
overcrowding
practical
justfied


Questions 
What is suprising about the Education Minister Naftali Bennet's reaction? 
Why is it not practical for a strike to be held now? 
Do you have school strikes in your country? 
How are disputes settled about schools in your country?
In Israel a class can have up to 40 students.  The parents want that humber to be lowered to 32. Does that make a big difference in your opinion? 
How many students are in each class in Elementary school in your country? 
Would you like to see this number be reduced? 



Lesson Plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher 

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