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January 26, 2020

In the teaching of novel among my form 5 students, I have employed several teaching strategies which nurture the 4Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity) as well as other skills such as decision making, negotiating, complex problem solving, reasoning and making predictions. In this write-up, I will base my teaching and learning activities on the novel Dear Mr Kilmer.

For example, in one of my previous lessons, students were given this question – “Describe a character who shows bravery. Discuss the effects of his bravery towards other people”. For this kind of question, the following activities that promote the 21st century skills can be carried out:

Activity 1: TEAM WORD-WEB

  1. Groups are formed. Perhaps, there should only be about 4 members per group.

  2. Each group is given a piece of poster (mah-jong) paper. Task 1 is given to all the groups that is “Evidence of Richard’s Bravery”

  3. “Evidence of Richard’s Bravery” is written in the centre of the poster...

January 15, 2020

ABSTRACT

Learning a second or foreign language is a complex process as learners are required to cover all aspects of a new language such as vocabulary, structures and culture of the target language (Brown, 2007). To facilitate and promote learning, teachers’ roles, learning methods and strategies are vital (Mohammed, 2018). However, we cannot deny the fact that some ESL/EFL teachers fail to carry out their roles effectively due to a number of factors. Some of them have to face numerous challenges in making sure learning takes place in their classrooms. Their teaching challenges are heavier when they have to teach lower intermediate ESL/EFL learners who possess very limited English vocabulary and low motivation. This paper will highlight an approach that has been embraced by the researcher; R.E.S.E.T (Reflect, Explore, Stop, Execute, Test), to deal with challenges teaching lower intermediate learners. This acronym is a five-step approach that has been guiding the presenter to address man...

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