Yay – today in essay writing we started looking at using ‘hooks’ in our introduction paragraphs. I enjoy this class. Even though it is not actually anything special or different, it IS the first time students have to start to choose for themselves aspects of style, and what approach they will take to writing. Also, I really like the resource I gave out to students. There are good explanations and examples. To me, this is the real beginning of the course.
The free-talking class had another great discussion about bottled water. We talked about more of the issues surrounding plastic, and recycling, and the dangers of chemicals in the plastic getting into water, and peak oil and peak water, and the loss of municipal water supplies to corporate interests.
In the Level 4 class we started learning a song today too. The students seemed to enjoy it… I hope I sang well enough!