Realia and research weeks 16-22

We are going to learn some facts about the English language and we start with the three chapters at the end of What’s Up 9. After this introduction and some films from UR you choose one topic to make some research on.

The research should be related to English around the world. It can be episodes or periods in history, research about loan words, English influences in the world or famous English people or phenomena. You can work alone or you can work in pairs too, if you want to.

You find your material in our library or on internet. Ask the teacher or our librarian if you don’t find any good sources of information.

Present your research with a Key-note presentation (5-10 minutes).

Your presentation must contain some comparisons between the English facts you have researched and other things you know or have experienced.

I will ask you some general questions after each presentation to check you understanding and your knowledge of realia.

Week 16

Tuesday: Introduction + The History of English TB p 119

Week 17

Tuesday: English- A world language

Film about English Speaking Countries

Thursday: English in many countries

Film about English Speaking Countries

Week 18

Tuesday: Film about English Speaking Countries

Choose topic for your research

Thursday is Ascension Day, no school.

Week 20

Tuesday: Do research

Thursday: Do research + Homework

Week 21 Tuesday + Thursday: Present your research with a Key-note presentation

Week 22 Tuesday + Thursday: Present your research with a Key-note presentation

See Unikum for more information on curriculum (Lgr 11)


English 9B – weeks 20-22

Project the USA

Individual work – find facts/info about one of the topics below or your own choice if that topic is OK with me.

  • Compare to Sweden or to another country and with your own experiences.
  • Make a keynote + an oral presentation
  • Use CC-pictures
  • Sources
  • Learn at least 10 states! Use & play the game! Test Monday w. 21.


  • American Food
  • Fast Food – McDonalds etc
  • Music – Styles – Groups – Artists
  • Sports
  • Indians
  • Presidents
  • The election this November
  • The Civil War
  • Slavery
  • Space Ships & Space Program
  • The beginning of the US – historical events
  • The Wild West
  • Swedish Emigration to the US
  • The Gold rush
  • Martin Luther King
  • Ellis Island & the Statue of Liberty
  • American Language & Expressions
  • Schools
  • Cheerleaders
  • Inventors – i e. Thomas Edison – Orville & Wilbur Wright
  • American Cars
  • Henry Ford
  • Grand Canyon
  • Tornadoes & Hurricanes
  • Hollywood
  • Universal Studios
  • Disneyland/Disney world
  • Soap Operas
  • Death Penalty
  • Guns & Weapons – legislation
  • Silicon Valley
  • September 11, 2001
  • A mix of people – Spanish, Afro-Americans, Chinese etc
  • A mix of religions – Amish, Mormons, Jews etc
  • Big Industries – IBM, Coca Cola, Microsoft etc


Where find info?        (easy)                                                                                                Encyclopedias –  – Don’t forget the books!



Time: week 20 (Monday only) – week 21 (Monday + Thursday)

Find all info + pictures, make the keynote, prepare the presentation etc

Week 22 – Wednesday FF (half the group) + Thursday – present your keynote

Färdigheter i matrisen:

Förståelse/tillämpning – Eleven kan välja texter och talat språk från olika medier samt med viss relevans använda det valda materialet i sin egen produktion och interaktion.

Muntlig framställning – I muntliga framställningar i olika genrer kan eleven formulera sig enkelt, begripligt och relativt sammanhängande.

Realia – Eleven diskuterar översiktligt några företeelser i olika sammanhang och områden där engelska används, och kan då också göra enkla jämförelser med egna erfarenheter och kunskaper.


English 9B – weeks 13 – 14

Holes by Louis Sachar

After you have read the book and seen the film I would like you to compare the two and to write down some clever thoughts. Here are the things I would like you to write about:

  • Your first impression of Stanley in the novel and in the film and describe life at Camp Green Lake


  • Stanley and Zero are the main characters. How come that their lives are so closely connected without them even knowing each other? Give examples.


  • The story that takes place about 100 years ago, about Miss Katherine, Sam and the other people in Green Lake city – is that story important for the reader? Why? Why not?


  • Choose something from the novel or a scene from the film that you remember very well and explain why you have chosen it.


  • Is the camp good or bad for Stanley? Why?


  • Why are the novel and the film called Holes?


  • What do you know about American boot camps? Boot camps in Sweden?
  • Your opinion about the novel and the film


How to do this written assignment?

Use the questions as a help and write a fluent text. Use loose lined papers –NOT your computer!

I recommend you to use the present tense. Important that you keep the tense – don’t jump between present & past!

Write during class in your classroom week 13 – 14

Hand in a rough draft on Thursday w. 14

Check corrections, re-write and hand in both rough draft and the final paper on __________________________________ (Wednesday w. 18)


Holes – How do this written assignment?

  • Headline:

Holes by Louis Sachar

A Written Assignment by …(your first & last name)


  • Use the questions as a help and write a fluent text. Remember to introduce what you are going to talk about. Change the question into an introduction.


  • Feel free to change the order of the questions it that suits your text better.


  • Write by hand on paper.


  • I recommend you to use the present tense. Important that you keep the tense – don’t jump between present and past!


  • Write during class in my classroom. Use dictionaries – NE – for spelling but avoid Google translate!


  • Hand in your rough draft on Thursday week 14.


Good luck and do your very best!/Ingela


These three tenses work together:

perfekt                                 presens                               futurum

har gjort                                gör                                       ska göra




These three work together:

pluskvamperfekt               imperfekt                       konditionalis

hade gjort                             gjorde                                skulle göra

English 9B – weeks 6,7,9,10,11 & 13

Prepare your task for next week and read pages 3-58, Holes.

The discussion leader must publish the questions on the blog, the summarizer must publish the summary on the blog and also the wordfinder must publish the wordlist and the sentences on the blog.

Bokcirkelplanering 9B

Vecka 5


Börja läsa & bokarbete

Vecka 6

Läxa till torsdag ha läst kapitel 1-12, + tillhörande uppgift gjord.


Vecka 7


Läxa till torsdag ha läst kapitel 13-26 + tillhörande uppgift gjord.


Vecka 9


Läxa till torsdag ha läst kapitel 27-39 + tillhörande uppgift gjord.


Vecka 10


Läxa till torsdag ha läst kapitel 40-50 + tillhörande uppgift gjord.


Vecka 11

Se filmen & jämföra bok & film

Vecka 13


Discussion leader:

Prepare four to six questions, one for each of The Six Thinking Hats if possible. Always set the scene (summarize and say page number) before you write your question. At the group meeting, you will lead the discussion. Always address students by name and thank them when they have presented their activity. Start by always asking the summarizer to summarize today’s reading. Next it is your turn to ask your four – six questions to the group.


Prepare a short summary of today’s reading, about 200 words. Your group discussion will start with your summary that covers the key events and highlights of today’s reading assignment.


As a wordfinder you should look for difficult words in the text and translate them into Swedish, and with these words you make a wordlist. You need to find at least 20 words. With the use of 10 of those words you should write down your own sentences where you put them in, in order to make them more understandable. You can not take the sentences in the book, you must create new ones. Finally you should create some kind of wordgame where you use the words you have found in the book.

Character tracer:

Choose a character and list some character traits that the person has shown in today’s reading. Give the page numbers and evidence from your reading which will support your choices.

Creative connector:

Find connections between the text and the world outside. Connect the readings to your own life, things you have seen, heard or experienced. Set the scene in the book you are referring to by summarizing it briefly. Then tell the others what this reminds you of. Finally, point out similarities and differences.


The White Hat calls for information known or needed. ”The facts, just the facts.”

The Yellow Hat symbolizes brightness and optimism. Under this hat you explore the positives and probe for value and benefit.

The Black Hat is judgment – the devil’s advocate or why something may not work. Spot the difficulties and dangers; where things might go wrong. Probably the most powerful and useful of the Hats but a problem if overused.

The Red Hat signifies feelings, hunches and intuition. When using this hat you can express emotions and feelings and share fears, likes, dislikes, loves, and hates.

The Green Hat focuses on creativity; the possibilities, alternatives, and new ideas. It’s an opportunity to express new concepts and new perceptions.

The Blue Hat is used to manage the thinking process. It’s the control mechanism that ensures the Six Thinking Hats® guidelines are observed.

Good luck!/Ingela


English 9C – week 5-6, 2016

Hi everybody,

On Tuesday you will have the lesson to finish your written assignment about Holes.

On Thursday w. 5 you hand in the final version, printed, together with your rough draft(s).

During week 5 you will all get started with reading exercises at and for Thursday week 6 you read as many texts as you can! I will follow your progress.

Do your very best! Good luck!/Ingela

English 9B – week 5, 2016

Hi 9B,

This week you will get the Monday lesson, but not the Thursday lesson, to work hard with the grammar hand-out I gave you on Thursday w. 3. So homework for Thursday week 5, that is to have completed all the grammar exercises in the hand-out and corrected them.

The whole hand-out is to be handed in on Thursday w. 5!

Also, read some texts on so that I can follow your progress.

Do your very best! Good luck! /Ingela