— [http://goo.gl/MahTPg] English Homework in primary school in Norway_______________________(3th grade).
Compulsory schooling in Norway consists of ten years: grades 1-7 in primary school and grades 8-10 in lower secondary school. The children start (primary) school the year they turn 6 or are about to turn 6 (before December 31st), and graduate (from lower secondary) the year they turn 15 or are about to turn 16. Most students attend separate primary and lower secondary schools, but about one quarter of the students are enrolled in so-called combined schools that offer both primary and lower secondary education. Schools have catchment areas, and parental choice among schools for given residence is usually not allowed. Grade repetition is not common in Norway.
The thing is that when teachers give children homework -in this case- on the English language, their students have to memorize isolated English words, vocabulary without a context. If topics which are supposed to be taught in class are given as homework, this may affect negatively the achievement of students because these they, on average, learn relatively more while in school than at home. That is the case of my two school kids -3rd and 5th graders- who have to learn 6 or 7 English words by Friday, but no context. So, as a High School Spanish and English Trainer, I have given the homework some meaning; I call this method: Learning English in context.
pound - pund
enough - nok
money - penger
pence - pence
animal - dyr
pound - pund - libra británica (dinero)
enough - nok - suficiente
money - penger - dinero
pence - pence - peniques
animal - dyr - animal
Original Instruction: You can learn at least four of them.
1) I have British pounds in my money collection.
2) It's not enough.
3) It's a lot of money.
4) How many five pence pieces do you have?
5) Do you like animals? Yes, I like cats.
Learning English deeply - English in Use - English in Context:
En mi colección de dinero tengo libras esterlinas.
Jeg har britiske pund i samlingen min.
... money collection.
... my money collection.
... in my money collection.
... pounds in my money collection.
... British pounds in my money collection.
I have British pounds in my money collection.
No es suficiente.
Det er ikke nok.
... not enough.
It's not enough
Es mucho dinero.
Dst er mye penger.
... of money.
... lot of money.
... a lot of money.
It's a lot of money.
¿Cuántos peniques tienes?
Hvor mange pence har du?
... do you have?
... pieces do you have?
... pence pieces do you have?
... five pence pieces do you have?
... many five pence pieces do you have?
How many five pence pieces do you have?
¿Te gustan los animales? Sí, me gustan los gatos.
Er du glad i dyr? Ja, jeg liker katter.
... I like cats.
... Yes, I like cats.
... animals? Yes, I like cats.
... like animals? Yes, I like cats.
... you like animals? Yes, I like cats.
Do you like animals? Yes, I like cats.