Today’s topic was a bit series, the impact of Globalization to the society, economics, culture, political, and so on. Nevertheless, the class interaction was active still.
Topic：The Impact of Globalization
Goal：To practice the pros and cons of one topic, from setting up the tone, looking for proof and debating.
So, one of the pros of Globalization are of course the smoother flow of information and resource; however, is it also the cause of bigger gaps between the haves and have-nots?
In terms of social cultures, the teacher also raised a question about whether we should keep the mother tones. The teacher shared the current theories/ ideas from both sides to stimulate the class’ discussion and well-round thinking and also encouraged the class to persuade one another with their own thoughts.
Even sitting outside the classroom, we felt the enthusiasm from the class discussion. Through this kind of meaningful topics, the goal is to let students practice their critical thinking in fluent English.
This L3 Core class was the Seven Wonders of the World.
New Seven Wonders of the World :
Then the class watched a 360 degree video of New York Times. Not only for to share how marvelous the 7 Wonders are, but also the teacher asked students questions for critical thinking.
Through teachers’ guidance, the purpose of L3 is to enhance students knowledge of word/ phrases usage, express their own thoughts, with correct grammar.
L3 Junior Sample Class 1: The Amazing History of American Television
Goal: Compare and contrast how watching TV has changed over the year
First, the teacher-led discussion about the article, The Box That Changed America, from the ancient black and white TVs to the populations at different times, how the evolution of the technology, and the meaning behind.
Then, students compare the TV now and before in terms of the color, size, number of TV shows, watching hours, convenience and so on, and then draw how the TV would be in the future.
At the last part of the class, writing, the students could choose their topic, anything related to TV shows, such as favorite cartoon or TV programs, and the writing should cover the reasons why they like the show, the characters in the show, what's special about it, and so on.
L3 is entirely research-based. Here's what the research says:
The perfect prep for students
In Trinity Scholar L3 Programs, students craft their own lively and effective writing and understand the nuances of well-constructed texts by engaging in close reading and discussion of a wide variety of texts.
Through class discussion, close reading activities and writing exercises, students identify and practice the elements of powerful writing:
✓ precise diction and vivid detail;
✓ deft control of tone;
✓ careful use of voice and point of view; and
✓ attention to the rhythms of the English language
In L3 Junior (4th-6th grade), students confidently lay the groundwork for future studies in English. Emphasis is placed on improving academic fluency by reading a wide variety of texts and honing writing skills.
In L3 Core (7th-9th grade), students focus on understanding the tenets of effective academic writing and sharpened critical thinking skills. Verbal skills tested on the SSAT, ISEE, and SCAT are given special weight. Lessons focus on close reading, text evidence, and other critical skills to boost a student’s learning trajectory in junior high school.
In L3 Honors (10th-12th grade), students build a foundation for success in AP courses and standardized tests like the SAT and ACT. Heavy emphasis is placed on evidence-based analysis and writing. Designed to meet Common Core Standards, L3 Honors examines important historical events and reinforces the literary, scientific reasoning, and economic concepts needed to succeed on standardized tests.
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