• Form 4 Lessons & Activities,  Learning Resources,  Listening,  SPM Paper 1 Directed Writing

    Earth Day Skill-based Activities & Worksheets

    It’s almost that time of the year again! We celebrate Earth Day on April 22 of every year and 2020 will mark 50 years of Earth Day. It’s a little disheartening that we will be celebrating the golden jubilee in the midst of a catastrophic pandemic but worry not for Earth Day has gone digital! We can all still participate at home.

    Here are some of the things we can do to celebrate Earth Day as teachers and students.

    1. GENERAL QUIZ

    For starters, get to know a little bit about Earth Day by completing this interactive missing words exercise!

    Assign as Google Classroom Assignment:
    Copy and paste this link to assign this interactive activity to your class. This link requires them to input their name. >> https://wordwall.net/play/1553/637/445
    Assign as Google Classroom Assignment:
    Copy and paste this link to assign this interactive activity to your class. This link requires them to input their name. >>
    https://wordwall.net/play/1554/078/793

    2. READING

    Download the Printable Worksheet (3 pages):
    Earth Day 2020 Reading Worksheet (Vocabulary & Short Answer) (984 downloads)

    Assign as Google Classroom Assignment:
    Copy and paste this link to assign this worksheet to your class without downloading >> https://bit.ly/earthday2020reading

    3. LISTENING

    Movies are not only good sources for language learning. They are also useful in teaching empathy. Below are climate related films that I absolutely love. The films are available on Netflix Malaysia and some other streaming services.

    Geostorm The Day After Tomorrow2012
    p.s/ Their posters in case you thought you got the wrong film

    Download the Printable Worksheets:

    1. Geostorm Movie Printable Worksheet (562 downloads)
    2. The Day After Tomorrow Movie Printable Worksheet (458 downloads)
    3. 2012 Movie Printable Worksheet (452 downloads)
    Assign as Google Classroom Assignment:
    Copy and paste this link to assign this worksheet to your class without downloading >>
    Geostorm >>> https://bit.ly/geostormlistening
    The Day After Tomorrow >>> https://bit.ly/thedayafterlistening
    2012 >>> https://bit.ly/2012movielistening

    4. WRITING

    Download the Printable Question Sheet:
    Earth Day 2020 Writing (DW: Article & Speech) (820 downloads)

    *** Sample essays will be uploaded a day after Earth Day 2020

    Assign as Google Classroom Assignment:
    Copy and paste this link to assign this worksheet to your class without downloading >> https://bit.ly/earthday2020writing

    That’s all for now. Until next time!

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  • Learning Resources,  SPM Paper 2 Exercises,  Teaching Resources

    [Google Forms MCQ Quiz] Rational Cloze: Science & Technology and Health

    Hello again! I hope everyone is doing fine. The Movement Control Order (MCO) is further extended until 28 April, so let’s do our parts. Stay at home AND study 😉

    These rational cloze question sets are adapted from JPN Perak’s Modul Cemerlang Bahasa Inggeris Amanjaya SPM 2018. Unfortunately I don’t have the original link to the material. Please let me know if you do.

    Happy answering!

    [For Teachers] Assign as Google Classroom Assignment:
    Copy and paste this link to assign this quiz to your class (click the attachment button) >> https://forms.gle/iRPfYDZCW6E1EZbKA
    ^^^
    (For Quiz Assignment option, note that grades can only be imported if students are logged in with their MOE-DL IDs, OR you can ask the students to upload a screenshot of their quiz grade and then mark as done to turn in)

    See you next time!

    [USM_form]

  • Form 4 Lessons & Activities,  Full Blast Plus 4 Online Lessons & Activities,  Learning Resources,  Teaching Resources

    [Form 4] Module 3: Buy It! Online Lessons & Activities Part 1 (Intro. & Reading)

    Hello everyone! No matter what time of day it is, I hope you’re doing fine! Since the MCO is further extended (and experts predict that this partial lockdown might continue), I’ve decided to introduce a more interactive online lesson for both form 4 as well. I will start covering Module 3 of the prescribed textbook (Full Blast Plus 4) as I assume everyone is done with the first and second modules (do let me know otherwise).

    Today, we’ll cover the introduction (p.37), the reading text (p.38) and the questions on (p.39). This blog entry goes through each slide and interactive activities.

    Click the link below to download the slides in slideshow format:

    FBP4 Module 3: Buy It! Online Lessons & Activities Part 1 (Intro. & Reading) (1297 downloads)

    p.s/ Subscribe/ vote for my materials @ Ruang Ilmu KPM! https://ruangilmu.moe-dl.edu.my/user/3565

    For embedded lesson version, continue scrolling and have fun!

    Activity 1: Opinion Polls

    [poll id=”2″][poll id=”3″]

    Activity 2: Vocabulary Match
    Match each phrase to its correct definition.

    Activity 3: Opinion Polls

    [poll id=”4″][poll id=”5″]

    Activity 4: Reading

    Activity 5.1: MCQ

    Activity 5.2: Vocabulary Match

    Activity 6: Opinion Polls

    [poll id=”6″][poll id=”7″]

    Activity 7: Homework

    NEXT:
    Module 3: Buy It! Online Lessons & Activities Part 2
    (Grammar & Vocabulary Lesson 1)

  • Learning Resources,  SPM Paper 2 Exercises

    [Google Forms MCQ Quiz] – 1119/1 Paper 2 Section A (Kelantan UP1 2019)

    Good evening, students! I hope everyone is doing fine today. I originally wanted to upload a screencast today but there wasn’t enough time to prepare the materials. If you can spare a little bit of time, why not sit down and spend 25 minutes to answer these test questions?

    Don’t stress yourself out, though. Relax, set your timer with your phone (yes, timing yourself is a good practice!), and answer the questions. Try NOT to use the dictionary or ask for assistance to assess your real performance.

    [For Teachers] Assign as Google Classroom Assignment:
    Copy and paste this link to assign this quiz to your class (click the attachment button) >> https://forms.gle/ceda6ZzMhZWKQ2Ep7
    ^^^
    (For Quiz Assignment option, note that grades can only be imported if students are logged in with their MOE-DL IDs, OR you can ask the students to upload a screenshot of their quiz grade and then mark as done to turn in)

    Good luck!

    How did you do? I hope the feedback helps 😉

    [USM_form]

  • Learning Resources,  SPM Paper 2 Novel,  Teaching Resources

    Sing to the Dawn Novel @ Open Library

    Hello fellow teachers and students. By now, I hope everyone has finished reading (ahem) and analysing this novel. If you haven’t don’t start panicking. Left the book at school? Don’t panic too!

    All you need is a free Virtual Library Card from Internet Archive/Open Library. You can sign up with your existing Google account or your choice of sign up options, go to your mailbox to verify your e-mail address and done. You can login to Open Library and have virtual access to more books than you can ever read.

    Here is the link to the digitised version of Minfong Ho’s Sing to the Dawn novel (this link is completely legal, no worries!)

    https://openlibrary.org/books/OL5059695M/Sing_to_the_dawn

    Click BORROW to start reading the novel. You can borrow the novel for 13 days!

    Students! You can use the On-the-Go Reading Organiser & Revision Companion to read and analyse the novel as you go along!

    p.s/ If you are familiar with Adobe Digital Editions reader, you can download the acsm file in ePub or PDF format (but I strongly suggest choosing the PDF format because the OCR doesn’t digitise some words and names correctly (e.g Takchit became Takehit instead!)

    Happy reading!

  • Learning Resources,  SPM Paper 2 Novel,  Teaching Resources

    OTG Reading Organiser & Revision Companion (for SPM Novels)

    Good afternoon! Today I would like to share the template I’ve used with my students for a few years to read, analyse and understand the novel. Yes, I am painfully aware that some people choose to only read the chapter synopses instead of the whole package deal.

    I believe that reading the novel in full and critically analysing it as you go will not only help you answer every kind of novel question thrown your way easily, but it will also help you with your English as a whole. After all, one of the best ways to master a language is to READ A LOT.

    The organiser is simple! Here is a blank template and below it are some examples of filled columns to demonstrate how it’s used. Click the download button to download the file (next to the zoom option).

    **sample inputs are based on classroom discussions of the novel Sing to the Dawn by Minfong Ho

    Tips: If you have an iPad or a tablet with a pen/ stylus (or a computer with a pen input), you can use handwriting -friendly apps to duplicate the pages.
    Tips 2: You can also print the handout and duplicate page 2.

    Happy reading AND writing. Reading helps you climb stairs but writing will help you reach the next level 😉