Tag Archives: books

a tinybook of major events

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How many women writers have you read? /red/

Feminist World Book Day – because it makes sense! ❤ I’m inviting you to post the names of the women writers you have read, and if those are far too many, your favorites/favourites! I’m also inviting you all to make … Continue reading

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Celebrating Book Day

Dear all, next Wednesday, April 25 (International Book Day) and Thursday April 26, I’ll be raffling a few books, to celebrate World Book Day! I created the video My Bedside Table This Winter so that you all can watch it. … Continue reading

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Our Crazy Summer – Creating a Ten Point Plan

Classroom activities after reading the novel. 5A is opening this way! ❤ TenPoints (3 Word pages, but I’ll print 1 & 2 in one page to give out as a handout) – for Quinto A today.

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My Bedside Table This Winter

I hope it inspires you to practice speaking at home! — and prepare presentations for class! (mybedsidetablethiswinter)

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Y5A: Forgot sth!

On our first day back together, apart from discussing the movie, we can also talk about the novel. If people have no ideas, we could write a Manifesto, like that by the Black Panthers included at the end of the … Continue reading

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Book Review on One Crazy Summer, by Jaceline

Jaceline brought me this video she recorded in her house. I’ll be posting it on Rita Williams-Garcia’s Like Page! Thanks so much, Jaceline!

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Your Projects. Y5B has a plan now! One Crazy Summer

As you can see in our schedule for January, we’re having the a lesson for projects at the end of this month. 5CAL has decided they will just do the Audiobook Project, consolidation stage, and then if time allows I’ll … Continue reading

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Y5: Unit 2 – New Lesson Plans (updating the Draft)

You can replace the day for the One Crazy Summer Project Day with the Audiobook Project, if you like. It depends on how many people want to contribute things and which kind. That’s what depends on your decisions. Lesson 1. … Continue reading

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Some of the new stuff on talkingpeople.net

I have neglected talkingpeople.net for the past years, but I do hope to get some time to work on updating it all and improving its organization. Thanks to the students who are contributing their work this year, by the way! … Continue reading

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Delusions of Gender. How our Minds, Society and Neurosexism Create the difference of Gender

by a brilliant thinker, Cordelia Fine.  ❤ Thanks, Cordelia Fine! 🙂 In Spanish, Cuestión de sexos. A great gift for parents, teachers, people interested in the development of human minds and gender issues.

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Books Matter (Love books, they matter)

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Exciting plans for your winter holidays!

Teresa, in 5CAL, told me today she had BEEN TO the Hilma af Klint exhibition in Málaga, and that she had taken a brochure in English, so as to do the exercise I designed for you all all! The timed … Continue reading

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From Björk’s Like Page on Fb

I’m not sure I like the thought, but I love the picture! “there are certain emotions in your body that not even your best friend can sympathize with , but you will find the right film or the right book … Continue reading

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Fahreheit 451

This movie directed by Truffaut — which I remembered in b/n! — is based on Ray Bradbury’s homonymous scifi novel, a black utopia, or a dystopia. It’s our story in the future, where fire fighters burn books because they are … Continue reading

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Whose violence?

I’m posting this for the people who have finished reading One Crazy Summer. This is old, from the 1970s — Angela Davis was in prison — but the point of asking Whose violence? is still on, because of the hypocrisy … Continue reading

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If you finished reading…

One Crazy Summer please, bookmark your fav chapters and/or passages, and see if you want to take down some notes on your opinion and on the language you learned/learnt. You might forget about all this! You can also do all … Continue reading

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Attention, Y5’s! ReadMe

Dear all, just to check you all know about what we are doing/learning, I’m asking you to tick/check the boxes in the handout below (I will not bring copies unless you ask me to next Monday Oct 28, or Tuesday … Continue reading

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Our Crazy Summer – more orders

I just ordered the maximum I could order which is 10 books from a bookshop in Britain. It seems the bookshop is not charging me shipping costs, and the books are 50 cents cheaper! (If you like we can save … Continue reading

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Sherman Alexie is going electronic!

American Indian writer Sherman Alexie — who I have read lots because I find he’s an amazing story-teller, and who I have also recommended my students — is going electronic! (link to the Sherman Alexie webpage on Talking People) http://www.openroadmedia.com/sherman-alexie

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Getting your Materials

So — Did you order / Have you ordered, borrowed or already gotten/got your copy of … Your Textbook + its Audios Books the abridged readers mp3 pack? (Story of the Internet (Avanzado) / Inventions that changed the world (Intermedio))? … Continue reading

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Updates

I have included two WHY’s on Recommend materials for our course

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Designing the Learning Year

Dear all, We’ve finally met. It’s been a pleasure. And sorry about my lousy time management! Please, don’t be shy and help me stop! 😀 As I told you, we teachers haven’t had time to design the learning year, and … Continue reading

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The Welcome Handout

In case you missed our first lesson on September 16 / 17 (or in case you are a teacher looking for ideas, or a net surfer interested in these topics), here are Welcome Handouts I give out to introduce people … Continue reading

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