The plan of work for Reading and Writing course

100% - course grade

60% is pre-final mark - 14 weeks to work on

40% is the final mark - two final weeks are focused on the final exams

Pre-final marks (total of 60)

  1. activeness, participation in the lessons - 20%
  2. demo-lessons - 20%
  3. project work in groups - 20%

Activeness, participation 20%

  • students are active each lesson
  • students turn on their cameras
  • students are involved in every stage of the lesson

Demo-lessons 20%

  • form groups of 2-3 people
  • choose a week of the course
  • on first day, the groups (week leaders) will teach a lesson to others
  • on the first lesson, present the content of the week, ask questions to other students, etc.
  • on the second lesson, prepare an activity (a game, a Kahoot, debates, discussion, etc.) so that everybody participates in the lesson
  • on the third lesson, the week leaders will prepare a quiz (Google forms, etc.) to test the reading and writing skills of the students.
  • while the week leaders deliver the lessons, other students are active and do the tasks

Project work 20%

  • we will discuss it in the end of the demo lessons, some time in November

these three things (participation, demo lessons, projects) will give you a score out of 60, which is the pre-final

then we will have the final exams - soon

About the book:

10 units

weeks 3-12 to cover the content of the book.

there are 10 weeks

we have 3 lesson each week

for 2 weeks we will study 1 unit, because there are two readings

when a paired lesson goes, we have reading exercises.

before the lesson, students should read the text and work on the new words

lesson 1 - week leaders will make other students do the exercises on the text from the book

lesson 2 - week leaders will prepare a discussion, questions-answers, debates, kahoot on the content of the text.

if you have an interesting idea for a homework, you can give it, too. but don't forget to check it!

when we have a single lesson (Friday) Rizabek teacher will explain writing.

Blended or traditional classroom?

Traditional classroom: on the lesson, teacher presents the topic, the students practice, then at home students do tasks

Blended (flipped) classroom is when: the students learn the topic before the lesson, the teacher makes students practice.