Saturday, February 22, 2014 5 comments

Step By Wicked Step - Chapter 1

Assalamualaikum and hi.

I would like to share the reading activities I've used to teach Step By Wicked Step Form 5 - Chapter 1. 

Teachers, if you would like to use the exercises, you are welcome to edit and adapt the exercises to suit your students' proficiency levels.

Download at this link : Step By Wicked Step - Chapter 1 

Pre-reading activities:
  1. Discuss the meaning of step by wicked step.
  2. Discuss why is the cover of the book black/dark.
  3. Discuss the author.
  4. Read and discuss the blurp. For example - Who is Richard Clayton Harwick.
  5. Discuss the contents briefly. For example - How many chapters? How many stories? 
Happy learning and teaching English!
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 7 comments

Hi there! I'm still here.

Assalamualaikum and hi to everyone.

I truly apologize for not being able to update my blog for quite some time. Sorry for not replying your comments, emails, private messages and checking your essays.

Let me come clean. I hardly have time for blogging because:

Reason #1: 
I gave birth to a baby boy on 14 February last year. That was the biggest reason of my long hiatus and my being very quiet. 

Reason #2: 
2014 is a very challenging year for me. This year, I have mountains of workload. I'm the new SPBT teacher. I am responsible to teach the fifth formers for the first time, teach 2 PBS classes, manage the athletic team, train students for choral speaking (I'm a first-timer) and make a documentation on every curricular activity in my school. Oh, did I mention that I'm one of the FROG VLE admins? Well, these are my major job scope. Pheww..

I haven't stopped blogging. It's just that it's very difficult for me to find the right moment to blog. 

However, I know that whatever my reasons are, I should have been more courteous. Sorry, my bad.

Juggling between work and family aren't easy. I'm in the process of coping with the changes in my life and be happy and grateful with what I have.

14 February 2013 - Emir Zafran, 1 day 'young'

 14 February 2014 - My Emir 'Valentino' Zafran is 1 year old. Zafran is with his sister Zara. She's in Standard 1 this year.