Wednesday, October 17, 2012

My First Giveaway

Dear all, 


In order to say thank you for visiting my blog, I decided to do my first giveaway. I’m really grateful for each and every one of you from all over the world, and I hope that this blog does help you and give you at least a bit of inspiration to be the most creative teachers you can be.

The first part of the grand prize for this giveaway is a GRADED READERS book. For those of you who are new to this you can get more information about what graded readers are here.

These are great for your classes because you can use them as obligatory readings, do different projects with them, use just parts of them in your classes or just make your students aware of the fact that there are many books they can read in English, even if they have just started learning it. 

There are many different publishers of graded readers, but the one I’m giving to you this time is from Oxford Bookworms Club – Silver Edition (Stages 2 and 3) 



 It includes the following stories:

The Christmas Presents, by O. Henry
Netty Sargent and the House, by Thomas Hardy
Too Old to Rock and Roll, by Jan Mark
Walk in Amnesia, by O. Henry
The Five Orange Pips, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allan Poe

After every story, there are some tasks to check your students’ reading comprehension on different levels. You can get more information about this book here
 
But, that’s not all. I’m so happy to announce that there will be 4 runners up prizes as well, and these are pretty amazing too. For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you could have seen that I recently discovered this amazing magazine for learning English, which is called View. It’s a relatively new magazine, since its current issue is only the 3rd one. The publishers of View decided to donate 5 issues of the 1st edition of View for this giveaway (1 for the grand prize winner and 4 more), so a big thanks to them! 


 This is what they say about View (taken from their website):

View is a magazine for learning English. It was born out of the idea of learning English through reading interesting and educational articles. Travels, movies, music, learning methods, English grammar, are only some of the regular themes through which we try to entertain, educate and inform our readers. At the end of the articles there is a glossary containing useful words, English definitions and translations to native language.

Editor-in-chief is Conrad Ian Kellett, an experienced professor of English. Our correspondents are a blend of native and non-native speakers with a background in education and with experience in writing graded texts. 

The magazine is intended for everyone who wants to learn, improve or maintain their knowledge of English. Subscribers are students and teachers alike, schools of foreign languages, libraries, high schools....

The magazine is published bimonthly.

To sum up, the prizes will be as follows:
  1. Oxford Bookworms Club – Silver Edition (Stages 2 and 3) + View magazine (1st edition)
  2. View magazine (1st edition)
  3. View magazine (1st edition)
  4. View magazine (1st edition)
  5. View magazine (1st edition)
What you need to do to enter the giveaway is the following:
  1. You have to leave a comment on this post saying what you would like to read about on my blog and any other suggestions or comments you might have about it.
  2. You have to LIKE my FB page: Creative Teacherette
  3. You have to share the information about this giveaway on your Facebook (just share the link on this post I posted on my FB page and make sure it is public, so that I can see it)
  4. You have to LIKE the FB page of View magazine.
And that’s all! You have until October 25th 6 p.m. CET to enter the giveaway. Once the deadline is met, I’ll use random.org to generate the winner and I’ll announce the winners in the post following that date. They will also be contacted per e-mail or via FB. If they don’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll pick new winners.

Good luck to everyone and thank you so much for reading my blog!

7 comments:

  1. Hey, I would really like to read your suggestions on teaching in kindergarten...anything from vocabulary presentation to interactive games and activities...thank you for being creative, helps a lot!!! :)

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  2. Hello! Well it goes like this..it would be nice to read your impressions about the foreign countries you've been to. It's always nice to hear about their culture and customs, but also about their school system. Some of us may find new ideas and use it in school one day. :)

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  3. Hi there! ;) I think literature has always been a great way for kids to learn how to use the powers of critical thinking and creativity, so I would like to see more of your ideas on how to make use of it in a classroom (using it appropriately to the learners' age). I really liked your comments and observations on free writing, it was very refreshing! How do you think future teachers can inspire learners to discover the joys of storytelling?

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    1. I have some posts coming up with ideas for motivating your students to write stories, so I hope you'll find them useful. :)I think that it's always important to get to know your students as individuals so that you can use that to your advantage. A lot of inspiration can come from identifying yourself with them and finding topics that interest both you and them. ;)

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  4. Hello ;) I would love to read something about teaching adult learners and specifically how to prepare them for Cambridge ESOL KET,FCE Examinations - beginner to intermediate level!
    Some creative ideas, teaching methods, games etc. would really help me a lot! :)
    Cheers!

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  5. Hello eva :D! We all know that showing movies in the classroom is becoming increasingly more popular and that movies, films and television got a place in education. My question is what to show and how to use the movie to teach a lesson? I would really like to read some of your suggestions concerning this topic :)

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  6. Hi Eva :), since we all know that the majority of students don't like learning grammar rules, I'd like to read some tips on how to teach these in an interesting and funny way so that they can be memorized more easily. Your blog is really great and helpful, keep on going this way! ;)

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