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Seasons of English——English Homework Exhibition

2019-03-20 Adam 王浩 西外小初高双语国际课程部

 

For our winter holiday homework this year, we in Grade 7 created two tasks.  The first was to write a six-page diary, talking about a variety of topics, such as “Your Travels” & “Your Star”.

Homework

Beyond the obvious writing practice this enabled, each of these topics fits in with what we plan to study in the coming term, giving the students time to warm up their brains to the thinking and vocabulary needed.  The second task was to use some of the vocabulary we had learnt during the last term to create a poster about a famous expedition.  This involved researching a person who went on an expedition into the unknown, and writing about their journey.

We also wanted the students to write about how this journey changed the world, which required both critical thinking, and expressing an opinion, which are both important traits to develop during education.  These tasks should give the students the confidence they need to make great progress with their English learning this term.


In Grade 6, students were asked to make English pop-up books with Spring Festival as the topic. This task not only requires students to have skills in creating new thing with their hands, but also keeps them researching and thinking. For some students who have no idea in what pop-up books look like, they spent much time in searching all information about it, pictures or videos. It helps our students learn by themselves. Some students did make very nice pop-up books. We believe that homework like this is very beneficial and enlightening.


There is no royal road to learning.