I recently had a student come in, who's English class was studying Macbeth. As part of a project, she had to write an assignment using Shakespearean English! At first, that sounded rather daunting, but I found a couple of sites that definitely helped.
First of all, never forget "No Fear Shakespeare" which shows the play in both shakespearean English and then regular English, side-by-side, like this:
It makes it much easier to then figure out what is going on, if reading the play itself is proving difficult. It is also handy for parents who may have forgotten what is really going on in each scene or act.
My newest finding, in regards to writing in Shakespearean English, is two translators: English to Shakespearean (by LingoJam) as well as Shakespeare Translator (by Schmoop). Although, in translating, we did find some errors and things that didn't quite make sense, it sure made it easy to take a regular paragraph and translate it. Then, we could tweak it and make small adjustments!
Below is the first paragraph translated into Shakespearean English via the LingoJam Translator. You can see that capitals are lost, and you'll have to add them back in.
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and the Schmoop translator.
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Depending on what it is you're writing, one or the other translator will make more sense.
Can you imagine someone's annual Christmas Letter translated this way? Hahaha! That would be fun!
I've mentioned this website before, but I'm going to show you how to access it again! Follow along to get to some cool resources including videos (aligned with your course textbook), quizzes and online live tutoring! It covers Math 4 and 9, as well as most core grade 10, 11 and 12 courses!!
Go to www.learnnowbc.ca and click on the Login button
I can give you my login information so you can try it out (just send me an email, message through facebook or text message). Setup your own free account afterwards if you want to use this often!
Once you've logged in, Click on Tutoring and Study Centre
Click on one of the three headings (they all take you to the same place)
Select your Grade
These are the courses that offer videos, quizzes or Live tutoring for your grade!
The Red checkmark will indicate that you can have live tutoring (a window will come up with a chat program similar to Skype), Green is the Quizzes, and my favorite the Yellow lightning bolt for the Video Lessons! I'll show you what they look like in the next picture...
Here, I clicked on the Yellow Checkmark for Foundations of Math 11. Here, you see there are a variety of lessons. Just click on the lesson you're currently on and you can watch a video instruction lesson as well as examples. Such a great resource!!
As I said above, if you would like to see what it's like for yourself, please contact me and I can give you my username and password to try out. Its also very simple to set up your own account. Often a parent account is easiest as you don't need the PEN number for your student!
Many students may be struggling to study for provincial exams due to the current BCTF Teacher's strike/Job Action. However, did you know there was an online source to help you?
LearnNowBC is open up until the 23rd with more options to help you prep for your exams! They offer Free live tutoring, as well as videos and quizzes! Whichever way you find best to learn!
You do need to sign up, but its completely free. If you don't want to bother and just want to check it out, send me a message and I'll let you borrow our username and password!
It is the last week of November, and I am reminded through, all my senses, that the Christmas season is near. However, at the moment, what I am looking forward to is December 1st. This has always been a special day in our family. To me, even as an adult, this means that I will get to start my advent calendar. So, you may be wondering, what does an advent calendar have to do with learning? SO many exciting opportunities! (Although for me as an adult, my advent calendars have graduated into something not so 'educational' and more 'chocolatey' as my family has discovered that Lindt makes yummy advent calendars). However, as a child, my mom did many things with advent calendars and often we'd do something different each year. Of course, as a child, this was a surprise and the first present that I got to open (always an exciting thing, presents). There are so many homemade advent calendar ideas online and in print. Whether you are from a religious background or whether you just want to have some concrete way of answering the question "Mommmmmmm.... How many days are there till Christmas?", you could try something different every year. From calendars where you read a different book each night, to ones where you make a new ornament or craft, there are many ideas to keep your child's hands and brains busy thinking!
As well, when I was younger, there were commercially made advent calendars available that didn't contain candy or chocolate. They had quotes, sayings or small phrases written in them. On years where my mom didn't make her own, she would buy these ones (on sale of course, from last year's Boxing Day sales). I always thought she bought these ones because I wasn't allowed to eat chocolate, but I look back and realise that it was also because she wanted the Countdown to Christmas to involve all my learning skills! Moms can be so tricky, sneaking in all that learning when a child thinks it’s play!
So, as the 1st of December approaches, I eagerly check my mailbox every day to see if mom has sent a package. In it, there will be an advent calendar and this means that the time of sharing, loving, giving and family time is here! Something new will happen this year though...... for on its way, to my parents’ mailbox in another city..... is an advent calendar just for them!! Time to share the learning (and chocolate)!
It seems to me that many high school students are have test anxiety. There are different degrees of test anxiety from just being nervous/anxious when you're having tests, all the way to going to your family doctor and receiving treatment in many different forms. Many of us adults all remember the feelings we went through when doing tests and exams in high school or university, and we probably don't want to repeat this either!!
I think that the majority of students are also coping with many other stressful situations at home and at school. The stress that they are experiencing is different than when their parents went to school. As society changes, so do the levels of stress and anxiety as well as their causes. This makes it difficult for parents and students to properly communicate on ways to deal with this excess stress. Some cases of test anxiety may be helped by having discussions with peers and other adults on different ways of coping, study strategies as well as exercises for relaxation and focus.
So, here is my question for you whether you are a student or adult....
What did YOU find that worked to combat the anxiety that comes along with tests and exams?
What do you wish you did that was different?
What are some things that you feel students(or yourself) are dealing with in highschool now that you (or your parents) might not have had to deal with when they went to school?
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