Monday, January 18, 2016

18 January 2016

Admin
Homework:
  Complete 'Planning my career and setting goals' by [ Tuesday 19 January 2016 ]


What we discussed in class: 
Had 'Planning my career and setting goals' activity

Chinese
Homework:
  Have your parent sign beside the marks of the diagnostic test by [ Wednesday 20 January 2016 ]
  Complete the worksheet by [ Wednesday 20 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 
Went through the diagnostic test

Biotechnology
What we discussed in class: 
Went through the test answers

Math
Homework:
  Complete notes pg 35-37 Q5-9 by [ Monday 25 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class: 

Talked more about the box and whiskers diagram

English
Homework:
  Complete the whole Anglo-Chinese paper except for the summary by [ Tuesday 19 January 2016 ]

What we discussed in class:
Question types:
1.Literal questions
-Who/Where/When/How
-Why ( Reasons -> Cause -> Effect )
-What ( Phrases with reference to context )
2.Inference questions
-Literal clues(Text) + Contextual clues = Logical Inference
Eg. (Dressed in black, holding a sack) + (Middle of the night) = (Burglar)
3.Vocabulary questions
-Combined with other question types
-Explain word use in context
4.IYOW questions
-Combined with other question types
Steps to complete IYOW questions
1. Locating key phrase
2. Underline key words to paraphrase
3. Paraphrase without changing the meaning in context
4. Phrase your reply to answer the requirements of the question
5.Language use questions
-Evaluative questions -> Unusual ( Contrast)  and Effective ( Purpose)
-Literary devices*
-Irony (Contrast for humor(Literal versus Implied), Intended outcome versus Actual outcome(Opposites))
-Similes
-Metaphors
-Analogs
-Paradox ( Both cannot be true but yet are at the same time )
-Oxymoron ( Elements that appear contracting )
-Etc.
6.Comparative questions ( Basically Language Use )
7. Quotation questions
-Word -> Specific number
-Phrase ->2 words or more
-Sentence -> Copy all the way to the full stop
-Expression -> Any of the above
8.Global questions ( 3-5m )
-Sum up main points in each point
-Weigh significance
9.Summary questions ( RUNS )
-Identify the Requirements of the question
-Underline the key point
-Jot down Notes paraphrasing each key point
-Summarise by writing in 1 coherent paragraph

Question topics


Individual( Ethics, Moral values)

Family
Society
Education
Environment( 3Rs, Crisis )
Media and the Arts( Mainstream:Tv/Radio/Papers, Social Media )
Science and Technology
Sports

Narrative ( Personal Recount )

Expository ( Discursive, Argumentative, Info, Discussion )

Submit the Reading Programme homework  every Friday of every week 


Past stuff
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