Friday, April 12, 2019

Would Americans Let Edible Insects Come to Dinner?





Would Americans Let Edible Insects Come to Dinner?



https://youglish.com/

Use YouTube to improve your English pronunciation. With more than 30M tracks, YouGlish gives you fast, unbiased answers about how English is spoken by real people and in context.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

More Milk!



VOANews: Doctors Say Breast Milk, Not Formula Is Best

World health officials were stunned when the U.S. opposed a resolution for countries to encourage breastfeeding, especially when decades of research have shown its benefits for both mothers and babies. VOA's Carol Pearson spoke with two prominent doctors who fully support the U.N. resolution based on scientific studies and explain the benefits and risks of breast or bottle feeding

Unpasteurized Milk Gains Support Despite Risks
https://youtu.be/gG_TRP-8D4g

UAE company turns camel milk into baby formula
https://youtu.be/lPRihvLCnIs

With Refrigerated ATMs, Camel Milk Business Thrives in Kenya (article)   (student handout)


ESL Discussions: MILK


Student Council Agenda

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

'Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk'



'Don't Cry Over Spilt Milk'

“What’s done is done. You cannot change the past. So stop thinking about it.” If you spill milk, you cannot gather it back up and put it back in the container. (student handout)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

CA Adult Education Week and Legislative Day Quiz 1



uscitizenpod: CA Adult Education Week and Legislative Day Quiz 1

More resources:

Israeli Company Claims Invention of First ‘Lab Grown’ Steak



Israeli Company Claims Invention of First ‘Lab Grown’ Steak

Israeli Company Claims Invention of First ‘Lab Grown’ Steak An Israeli company says it has produced the first lab grown steak  student pdf

ESLDiscussion: meat

Monday, April 8, 2019

California Adult Education Week and Legislative Day


uscitizenpod: #AdultEducationMatters YouTube Playlist

This video is a introduction to the playlist: Adult Education Matters, a series of videos that explores WHY Adult Education isimportant to individual students and the society at large.

The next four videos in this series pair CA Legislative Day activities with USCIS questions. Download the quiz pdf: http://bit.ly/CA-leg-day-quiz-19 (updated). Subsequent videos include interview clips from administrators, teachers, and students.

Adult Education Week is usually celebrated in the second week of April. On Monday and Tuesday, representatives from Adult Schools all over California will go to Sacramento to speak to their state legislators about funding for adult education. This includes money for ESL, Civics, Citizenship, GED, Corrections programs, plus Career Technical Education--all of which are very, very important in the state of California and the other states as well.

Students and staff, friends and family can participate by writing letters of support to their state legislators or contact them via the CCAE mobile app. Simply tell them about WHY you love your school and how your school has CHANGED your life.

For more great ideas about how to celebrate Adult Education Week, go to https://www.ccaestate.org/adult-education-week/

If you want to learn more facts about Adult Education, go to Educate and Educate (educateandelevate.org), a collaboration between the Coaltion on Adult Basic Education and National Council of State Directors of Adult Education.

Use hashtags #AdultEducationMatters #AdultEdu #CCAELegDay #ccaestate in your social media posts.  Tell the world why you LOVE your school.

#AdultEducationMatters: Investing in Adult students is investing America's future!


For A Healthier Planet, Eat These 50 Foods



NPR: Morning Edition: For A Healthier Planet, Eat These 50 Foods, Campaign Urges (read) (listen below) (student handout)

CNN: What we aren't eating is killing us, global study finds (also watch the video)

2019-04-08 newsletter

Friday, April 5, 2019

The genius of Marie Curie - Shohini Ghose



TED-ed: The genius of Marie Curie - Shohini Ghose

Marie Skłodowska Curie’s revolutionary research laid the groundwork for our understanding of physics and chemistry, blazing trails in oncology, technology, medicine, and nuclear physics, to name a few. But what did she actually do? Shohini Ghose expounds on some of Marie Skłodowska Curie’s most revolutionary discoveries.

Read more here

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Oatmeal

Welcome to MAE ESL 6.  I have left all the copies for the class on the wooden desk.  This lesson plan has been posted to our blog, Milpitaschat.com.  If you can, find a teacher to help you logon to my computer and go to Milpitaschat.com.  If you can't,that's ok.  Please contact me at jgagliar@musd.org 

Students read and complete exercises below.  Correct and discuss the exercise, then move on to the next exercise.  Grammar note--I left a handout that summarizes the passive voice--please refer to this handout before you start the exercise.  The students received this handout last week

Warm-up and Grammar: student-handout
  • vocabulary: 19th Week Day 3: Reform Movement
  • grammar: 6 The Accident and 6 Active to Passive constuctions

Soft Skills 2



Article and Discussion: Oatmeal (Milpitas Post)

Pre-reading discussion: ask students what they know about Oatmeal

Distribute the article.

Students read the article silently, annotating their text for new vocabulary, new questions, etc.

Direct the students to share their annotations with a partner for 2 or 3 minutes.

Students take turns reading and explaining the meaning of the text..

Pair students up in 2s or 4s and distribute Oatmeal questions.  Depending on the time and group size, you can assign specific question numbers to each pair so not everyone is talking about the same questions.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

New Businesses Want to Sell Fake Meat to China

MAE Student Council Spring 2019

Welcome to MAE ESL 6.  I have left all the copies for the class on the wooden desk.  This lesson plan has been posted to our blog, Milpitaschat.com.  If you can, find a teacher to help you logon to my computer and go to Milpitaschat.com.  If you can't,that's ok.  Please contact me at jgagliar@musd.org 

Students read and complete exercises below.  Correct and discuss the exercise, then move on to the next exercise.  Grammar note--I left a handout that summarizes the passive voice--please refer to this handout before you start the exercise.  The students received this handout last week

Warm-up and Grammar: student-handout
  • vocabulary: 19th Week Day 2: Prince Schubert in action
  • grammar: 5 Work of a Detective and 5 Passive Constructives with Get
  • If needed, ask the students to take out their papers from last week: The Passive Voice with Get (includes mp3)
  • Also, I left you a grammar summary of the passive voice.  Students also have this handout.

Intro to Soft Skills




Article and Discussion: New Businesses Want to Sell Fake Meat to China
(handout)

Pre-reading discussion: ask students what they know about Fake Meat

If possible, let the students listen to the following article by clicking the mp3 player below.  (If that is not possible, skip listening to the mp3 and go to the next step).

Distribute the article.

Students read the article silently, annotating their text for new vocabulary, new questions, etc.

Direct the students to share their annotations with a partner for 2 or 3 minutes.

Students take turns reading and explaining the meaning of the text of the following article.



New Businesses Want to Sell Fake Meat to China 

Impossible Foods, says its soy burgers will remove the need to use animals for food and make the global food system sustainable student pdf


After reading the text, pair up the students to discuss the questions at the end of the article,

Monday, April 1, 2019

Gene-edited Food Will Arrive Soon, But Will People Eat It?


Welcome to MAE ESL 6.  I have left all the copies for the class on the wooden desk.  This lesson plan has been posted to our blog, Milpitaschat.com.  If you can, find a teacher to help you logon to my computer and go to Milpitaschat.com.  If you can't,that's ok.  Please contact me at jgagliar@musd.org 

Students read and complete exercises below.  Correct and discuss the exercise, then move on to the next exercise.  Grammar note--I left a handout that summarizes the passive voice--please refer to this handout before you start the exercise.  The students received this handout last week

Warm-up and Grammar: student-handout


  • vocabulary: 19th Week Day 1: Trouble in Ruritania
  • grammar: 3 Passive Constructives and 4 Passive Causitives with Have

Article and Discussion: Gene-altered Food (GMO)

Pre-reading discussion: ask students what they know about GMOs or gene-altered food.

If possible, let the students listen to the following article by clicking the mp3 player below.  (If that is not possible, skip listening to the mp3 and go to the next step).

Distribute the article.

Students read the article silently, annotating their text for new vocabulary, new questions, etc.

Direct the students to share their annotations with a partner for 2 or 3 minutes.

 Students take turns reading and explaining the meaning of the text of the following article.


Gene-edited Food Will Arrive Soon, But Will People Eat It?

It also is unclear whether people will be willing to buy gene-edited foods But she expects about 20 gene-edited crops will arrive on the U.S. market over the next years.  student pdf