Blackout poetry

Next week class 8B will work to create so called Blackout Poems on the theme bullying. Blackout poems is a brilliant and creative way of ”writing” poems with the help of something someone else has written (ie a newspaper article, a page from a book etc).

The poetry focuses on rearranging words to create a new meaning. By using a black marker or black acrylic paint to eliminate ”unnecessary” or irrelevant words, the words or phrases that you have chosen to include in your poem will stand out. Do you understand? If not, check out the instruction video and the pictures below.

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If you have a text in English at home that you would like to work with, please bring it to class on Monday. I’ll bring some extra in case you arrive empty handed 🙂

Lyrics training

I tidigare inlägg har jag pratat om hur man kan träna upp såväl ordförståelse som hörförståelse genom att aktivt lyssna på musik.

För er som på ett roligt sätt vill träna dessa förmågor finns sidan Testa gärna, tävla mot kompisarna, eller tävla mot dig själv. Starkt rekommenderat!



List of irregular verbs – 8B

Here’s the list of irregular verbs you are to know, and know how to use, for next Wednesdag, 27th of May. You will also find them on page 140 in your workbook.


Glosor vecka 22 – 6A

Här kommer de utlovade glosorna som ni kommer att bli förhörda på under tisdagens lektion nästa vecka. De tillhör alla texten A monument to love.

Nivå 1

  1. visited – besökt
  2. wife – fru
  3. begun – började
  4. outside – utsida
  5. garden – trädgård
  6. as – lika, som
  7. create – skapa
  8. next to – bredvid

Nivå 2

  1. photograph – fotografi
  2. project – projektarbete
  3. marble – marmor
  4. another – ytterligare
  5. workmen – arbetare
  6. decided – beslutat
  7. teardrop – tår
  8. eternity – evighet

Nivå 3

  1. monument – minnesmärke
  2. magnificent – magnifik. storslagen
  3. magnificent building – storslagen byggnad
  4. brought – tog dit
  5. fountain – fontän
  6. decision – beslut
  7. indentical – identisk
  8. burial vault – gravvalv
  9. cheek of eternity – evighetens kind

Countries – 6B

Förra veckan blev det inte mycket engelska för vår del, så vi tar istället nya dag denna vecka och försöker hinna klart med allt som ska vara färdigt innan det efterlängtade sommarlovet.

Vi har påbörjat arbetet med att söka fakta om olika länder och det är detta vi kommer att fortsätta med denna vecka. På onsdag och torsdag ska ni lägga fokus på att hitta all fakta som er stencil vill att ni ska ha med, renskriva och sedan träna på att på ett bra sätt kunna återberätta er fakta för en mindre grupp klasskamrater.

Nästa vecka kommer ni sedan att få redovisa ert land för 3-4 kamrater och då önskar jag att ni är så förberedda att ni känner er trygga med att prata engelska hela tiden.

Countries – 6A

Förra veckan arbeta vi med att hinna klart faktasökningen om våra länder och denna veckan är det dags att redovisa sitt land för en mindre grupp. Jag vill att ni till på tisdag har gjort klart er stencil om landet och kommer förberedda på att återberätta denna fakta för en mindre grupp kompisar. Ni kommer inte få någon mer tid till arbetet i skolan, utan det är, som ni vet, er uppgift att förbereda er hemma.

På måndag kommer vi att läsa den förstå texten i temat India som heter A monument to love. Vi kommer att arbeta på förståelsen av texten och gå igenom glosor som är läxa till nästa vecka.

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Robin Hood – åk 5

Hej alla femmor

I veckan fortsätter vi att lära oss mer om Robin Hood genom att arbeta med chapter 22 – Robin Hood listening.

På torsdag kommer ni att ha glosförhör på de glosor som vi gick igenom förra veckan och som alltså tillhör chapter 21, som även det handlar om Robin Hood. Glosorna ni ska kunna är:

  1. they fought – de stred, bråkade
  2. kill – döda
  3. poor – fattig
  4. wife – fru
  5. marry – gifta sig med
  6. he shouted – han skrek
  7. he thought – han tänkte
  8. he woke up – han vaknade
  9. she tried – hon försökte
  10. she took – hon tog
  11. nowhere – ingenstans
  12. sadly – sorgset
  13. sons – söner
  14. he stood – han stod
  15. quietly – tyst

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And the book talks continue… -9B

Last week group 1 had the first book talk and I’m sure they can tell you that it wasn’t at all difficult if you had only read your book. So no need to be nervous! Just remember to bring your book to class on Monday as it is nice to be able to show your friends the book you’ve read. Once you’ve had your book talk it’s also important that you remember to hand the book back to the library.

Just as last week, the students remaining in the class room will have the opportunity to work with a variery of tasks. The computers are booked for Monday and Wednesday and I recommend you to borrow a computer and try out the different tasks on


How to improve your English

Increase your vocabulary:

  • Read a lot, for example books, articles on the net, newspapers.
  • Use your English when you study other subjects (or when you want to find out more about things in your life outside school). Find facts on the internet for example.
  • Watch (and listen to) English speaking films/tv series with English subtitles.
  • Listen to music actively.
  • Play some games (, Games/vocabulary, Games/Roleplay

Improve your writing:

  • Always plan what you are going to write. Use key words, mind maps, lists, pictures or whatever you feel is good for you, but use something. Stick to the subject. See to it that you have a beginning that catches the reader and a good ending.
  • Look up words that you don’t know.
  • Try to vary your vocabulary. Don’t always use the same words and expressions.
  • Always check your verbs. Keep a list of the irregular verbs close to you when you write.
  • Try to describe a lot, use feelings/colours/smells/movement,… in your text.
  • Write much about little, not little about much.
  • Learn and use linking words and expressions.
  • If you make mistakes, learn from them. If you spell a word in the wrong way, for example, write it in the correct way a couple of times.
  • Ask somebody to read what you have written and ask them for tips how you can improve.
  • Have a look, – Writing

Improve your listening:

  • Watch English speaking films with English subtitles.
  • Check out some listening exercises at my site (, – Listening.
  • Listen to music and really try to understand the lyrics.
  • Listen to news on the web (BBC for example)

Improve your talking:

  • Always try to use English in the classroom.
  • Talk to your friends in English during breaks.
  • Play games on the net and talk on Skype to others. (When you play with people in other countries of course.)

Improve your reading:

  • Check out some reading exercises at my site (, – Reading
  • Read a lot, for example books, articles on the net, newspapers.
  • Use your English when you study other subjects (or when you want to find out more about things in your life outside school). Find facts on the internet for example.

Cyberbully and irregular verbs – 8B

During week 21 we will continue watching the movie Cyberbully. Once we’ve finished watching the film you will answer questions on the topic and hand in to me, no later than Wednesday 27th of May. You will have time to do this in class, but you find the questions below in case you want to begin now.



Make sure to write complete answers to all the questions where you fully develop your thoughts and ideas. I do not want and ”yes, no, i don’t know” answers!

Start by writing a one page summary of the story where you also tell me about your opinion of the story. Continue by answering the questions.

  1.  What online rules do you make for yourself? These are not the rules that your parents/families have in place. If you don’t make rules for yourself, what kind of rules would you like to start?
  2. Why do you think people tend to share very private details about their life online? What information should stay private?
  3. Do you feel there is pressure to be someone you are not when on a social networking site? Have you ever enhanced your profi le (through Photoshop) or lied about something you did just to appear different?
  4. Online you can have a zillion “friends,” but what qualities do you look for in your offl ine friendships? What qualities matter most to you?
  5. How many times have you started a fi ght, issued an apology, broken up with someone, or asked someone out online? Why is it SO much easier to do these things online than off?
  6. Do you think schools should get more involved in helping to prevent cyberbullying? What has your school done about this issue?

We will also have time to continue our verb practice. If you would like to further practice irregular verbs, I recommend you to have a go at Webmagistern. Just click this link! On Monday you will also receive a list of 15 irregular verbs which you are to know by Monday 25th of May when you will be tested on them.

And remember, grammar can actually be fun!