G6 ESL, 3- 7 April 2017

What is happening in ESL this week?

Mon 3 Tues 4 Wed 5 Thurs 6 Fri 7
EAP B Reading Assessment Eng Book Club Eng Book Club SL Presentations
Eng Book Club  EAP G Reading Assessment


In EAP students will continue practicing their reading comprehension, and undertake a reading assessment. They did not get to study apostrophes last week; so will review them this week to strengthen grammar skills.


Students will focus on reading their book based on a social issue and will have their first Book Club meeting.


Students will continue to prepare for their Service Learning presentation. Parents, family and friends have been invited to attend the Service Learning Celebration at 7.30am on Fri 7 April.


Students will continue their investigation of electrical circuits.

Happy holidays! See you back at school on Monday 17 April.


G6 ESL, 27-31 March

What is happening in ESL this week?

Mon 27 Tues 28 Wed 29 Thurs 30 Fri 31

MAP Testing    Math

Dismissal 12pm

  MAP Testing    Math
12.30- 2.30 A-K  SS SL assessment
3.00- 5.00 L-Z Short Story review due.


In EAP students will practice their reading strategies and comprehension. There will be a reading assessment next week. They will also review how to use apostrophes correctly to strengthen their grammar.


Students will finish their review of their own short story using persuasive writing techniques.

They will also select and start reading a book for their Social Issues Book Club.



Students will create and prepare their Service Learning presentation to be ready for Fri 7 April.


Students will continue their investigation of electrical circuits. It will be electrifying!


G6 ESL, 20-24 March, 2017

What is happening in ESL this week?

Mon 20 Tues 21 Wed 22 Thurs 23 Fri 24
MAP Testing Language

Beck D & E  Benford C

MAP Testing Language

Benford F

MAP Testing Reading

Beck C & E Benford E

MAP Testing Reading

Benford E

 SS Debate SS Debate International Day. Wear national dress or house shirt.


In EAP students will undertake and complete an EAP assessment writing a news article about a current event. Students are expected to apply all the grammar and sentence structure skills they have been learning. They will also review how to use prepositions more fluently in their speaking and writing. 


Students will write an opinion piece in a review of their own short story. Persuasive writing techniques will connect nicely to persuasive speaking techniques used in SS.


In Social Studies, students will prepare and take part in a debate on Otzi’s death.



Students begin a unit on electricity. It will be electrifying!


Check the ESL Science Resources for the vocab in this unit.

Electrical Circuit Vocab Cards




G6 ESL, 13-17 March, 2017

What is happening in G6 ESL?

We hope you had a great time at the MS Party on Friday and took the weekend to rest and recover.

Coming up: MAP Testing will begin the week of 20th March.

Mon 13 Tues 14 Wed 15 Thurs 16 Fri 17
Current  Events


In EAP students will focus on reading a nonfiction article and writing about a Current Event. They will be expected to apply all the grammar and sentence structure skills they have been learning about. Students will also practice reading skills and comprehension with short stories and articles.


Students have been reading a lot of short stories. Now it is time to review one and learn about persuasive writing techniques.


In Social Studies, students will continue their Otzi investigation. Research and note taking will be done, and students will prepare to debate their theory on how Otzi died.


Current Events

Please note all G6 students have to present a  Current Events news item to their SS class on a Friday during Semester 2.

Expectations are:

  • Students do this as an independent homework task.
  • The news has happened during the last week (Fri to Fri) .

Schedule for your presentation week:

  • FRI Over the weekend, student choose a topic.
  • SAT, SUN and/ or MON Follow the format provided and draft a presentation.
  • TUES Share that presentation with their teacher at Tues tutorial. Get feedback.
  • WED Revise your presentation and start to practice orally.
  • THURS Share your oral presentation with your teacher at Thursday tutorial.Get feedback.
  • THURS Final practice your presentation.
  • FRI Present

Current Events Rubric 2017

Current Events ESL Presentation Plan 2017


Students will finalise their Magnetic Inquiry.

G6 ESL, 6-10 March, 2017

What is happening in G6 ESL?

We have another busy week ahead as G6 students complete some assessments and plan and prepare for their Service Learning Project and the MS Party on Friday.

Mon 6 Tues 7 Wed 8 Thurs 9 Fri 10
EAP B Vocab & Grammar Quiz EAP B G7 Course Registration EAP G G7 Course Registration Eng short story final due
EAP G Vocab & Grammar Quiz SS Current Events: Alerik & Koharu

Service Learning

MS Party


In EAP students will take the vocab & sentence structure quiz. Students will continue to look at characteristics of nonfiction texts, read texts and practice their reading comprehension. Students will learn how to use the rewordify program to help their reading.

Students will also sign up for their G7 course registration during EAP. At this stage all students will write that they are doing EAP in G7. End of year testing will be conducted in April & May, and students will be informed if they will be remaining or exiting EAP towards the end of the school year when all their grades, assessments and results are in. If students exit, they will select another language or elective at that time. Please make sure you know what your elective choices are and that you have discussed them with your parents. Course registration can only be done at school. Block EAP B will sign up on Tuesday 7th March. EAP G will sign up Thurs 11th March.



In English, students will finish drafting, revise and edit their short stories. Final stories are due Fri 10 March.


Students will begin an investigation on Otzi. Who is Otzi you ask? Be ready to use your research skills to find out!



Students will continue their individual Magnetic Inquiry assessment using the scientific method. Remember to write your investigation in 3rd person. Important concepts are claim, evidence, reason.