Speak – you must walk alone to find your soul.

Del 2 i temat runt boken Speak.

Du får ta uppgifterna och anpassa efter din klass. Det är så svårt att säga tidsåtgång då det beror på vilken grupp man har framför sig..

Nedan följer del 2 av upplägget kring boken SPEAK. Del 1 hittar du här: If you see something – say something   Du får ta uppgifterna och anpassa efter din klass. Det är så svårt att säga tidsåtgång då det beror på vilken grupp man har framför sig..

Precis som i första texten är instruktionerna till dig som lärare på svenska.

Eleverna har läst tom s. 92 innan nedanstående uppgifter påbörjas:

Make a word-list with 20 words you don’t understand.
I have created a Quizlet for the whole class. Add your words to the list – both English and Swedish. You will get the link in Google Classroom.
Before you add your own words – make sure the word isn’t already included in the list. Since we are doing the list together that may happen.


(Eleverna diskuterar i grupp. De spelar in sitt tal via Screencastify och lämnar in diskussionen till mig för bedömning.)

Below you find questions that I want you to discuss. You are going to talk about the questions in pairs and I want you to record your discussion and hand in to me in Classroom.
The discussion will be assessed.

1. What book does Melinda read on Halloween instead of going trick-or-treating?
2. Describe Melinda’s lips.
3. The school has decided to change the school mascot four times. List all three previous mascots that have been used and explain why the school felt that they had to change each one. • • • •
4. What author has the school district banned from the school library?
5. Explain why David Petrakis walks out of Mr. Neck’s class. Give enough details in your answer to fully explain why he is upset.
6. Describe the art project that Melinda makes with turkey bones.
7. Why does David Petrakis video his social studies class?
8. Who is the “IT” Melinda refers to?
9. Are we sometimes different people on the outside than we are on the inside? How? Why is this true, do you think?
10. Who is a “real” American or Swede? What do you think of Mr. Neck’s opinion? Going by his definition, are some of you not really Swedes? How does that seem to you? __________________________________________________________

Writing and speaking 

(Detta är en träningsuppgift och inget jag bedömer. De hjälps åt att förstå boken.)

Everyone needs to answer question number 4 in English. 

Choose 3 other questions and write your answers in English. Write at least 80 and maximum 100 words per question. Work individually and hand in your answers in Google Classroom.  You don’t have to write at home, but you might want to prepare by creating a mind-map? Feel free to discuss the questions with a friend.

  1.  What should we value in other people? What qualities are important in a person? What do you usually notice first about someone? Does that matter or not?
  2. (99) Was being a child better than being a teenager? In what ways? In what ways is it better to be older? Why is it hard to be in-between childhood and adulthood?
  3. (109) Melinda wishes her science teacher would teach them about love and betrayal instead of about the birds and the bees. Where do we learn about things like that? Can we learn about love from a book? Explain?
  4. (118) Mr Freeman tells his class, “You must walk alone to find your soul.” What does this mean? Is it true? What is a soul?
  5. (122) Mr Freeman also says that “art is about making mistakes and learning from them.” What else is like this? Explain.
  6. (153) Mr Freeman, again! He tells Melinda that “nothing is perfect. Flaws are interesting.” He’s literally talking about a drawing of a tree, but what do you think he really means?
  7. (159) David is a true friend to Melinda, but he tells her something she may not want to hear. He says that people have to speak up for their rights, referring to the suffragettes. What should his words mean to her?
  8. (187) Melinda’s father explains to her that the arborists are cutting off disease and damage to make it possible for the tree to grow again. How can the pruning of the tree be compared to Melinda’s life?
  9. Melinda thinks that she has been raped. Do you agree or disagree?


(Detta är en bedömningsuppgift. Innan eleverna bedöms måste de få undervisning i hur man skriver en reflekterande text. De får videon nedan i läxa att titta på i förväg. Lektionstid tittar vi på hur en reflekterande text är uppbyggd och vad som är viktigt att tänka på. Eleverna får fraser och ord som är bra att ha med. Fraserna finns färdiga i videon och som en nedladdningsbar PDF här: Reflective writing  De tittar på en exempeltext och skriver sedan en egen text i grupp. Först när dessa steg är klara går vi vidare till bedömningsuppgiften som du hittar här nedan.)

We have now finished reading the book Speak and you are going to learn how to write a reflective paper.  Below you find a video from www.loveyourpencil.com, which describes important things to think of.  Watch the video at home, during the lesson I will help you understand important parts of it.
When you write a reflection, you write your thoughts about something, rather than writing a summary or description of something. 
You are going to write about and reflect on the book we have read. Last time we talked about different topics to reflect on. Use what you have learnt from reading the book and by participating in our classroom discussions. Remember to give examples so the reader will understand what you mean.
This time I have only decided the text type, but I haven’t told you exactly what to write about. If you need help to get started, please let me know as soon as possible.

Being creative
(I LGR 11 skärps skrivningarna kring digitaliseringen från juli i år. I kapitel 2.2 står det då att eleven ska kunna:
“använda såväl digitala som andra verktyg och medier för kunskapssökande, informationsbearbetning, problemlösning, skapande, kommunikation och lärande,”. Nedanstående uppgift går in under skapande och kommunikation. Den kopplar ihop boken vi läst, med digitala verktyg och elevens reflektion kring boken. Om ni inte tidigare arbetat med Canva behöver du gå igenom hur det funkar. I stort sett- välj en poster. Skapa bakgrund, text och färg. Eleven nedan ville ha sin väldigt enkel men det går att vara hur kreativ som helst.)
Think about the book and what you have talked and written about.
Choose a quote from one of your texts or discussion and create a Canva Poster .
When you are done – download your poster as PDF and hand in to me in Google Classroom.
Below you can see an example that a student in our class did:
Grattis om du orkade läsa ända hit! Jisses, vad långt det blev!
Glad Påsk på er!
/ Sara

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