Transcript: Student Session 3B | Aug 24, 1998

(music plays)

The opening slate pops up with a countdown timer from 7 seconds and the title “TVO’s Virtual Classroom. Get connected.”
The “V” in “Virtual” is a tick, the “A” in “classroom” is an at sign with an extended loop that turns into a power cord with a plug at the end, and the first “O” in “classroom” is a spinning globe.

When the countdown finishes, Missus UJ appears on screen. She’s in her late forties, with shoulder-length wavy blond hair with bangs. She wears a white blouse and a coral blazer.

She says GOOD MORNING AND WELCOME
BACK TO LANGUAGE ALIVE
WITH MISSUS UJ.
I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD
TO TODAY'S LESSON, WHICH IS
GOING TO BE ALL ABOUT
SPELLING AND WORD PLAY.
WHAT I'D LIKE YOU TO DO IS
I HOPE YOU HAVE YOUR AGENDAS
WITH YOU.
AND I HOPE YOU ARE BRINGING
THOSE FOLDERS TO YOUR VIRTUAL
CLASSROOM, SO YOU CAN
KEEP ALL THE THINGS THAT
WE'RE DOING TOGETHER.
AND IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT
YOU HAVE LOTS OF PAPER AND
PENCILS HANDY, SO WHEN WE
ARE WORKING YOU'VE GOT THE
THINGS THAT YOU NEED
TO REALLY SET TO WORK.
SO WE'RE GOING TO BE
REALLY BUSY THIS MORNING.
WHAT I'D LIKE YOU TO DO FIRST IS
TURN TO YOUR NEW AGENDA SHEET.
WHICH IS, OOPS, OKAY, YOUR NEW
AGENDA SHEET, AND WHAT YOU
SHOULD DO IS GET IT SET UP.

An agenda sheet appears on screen with the title “Language alive!! Agenda.”

Missus UJ says MAKE SURE YOU
HAVE TODAY'S DATE.
MAY 22nd.
THIS IS THE THIRD
SESSION WE HAVE.
AND TODAY IS SPELLING
AND WORD GAMES.
NOW, REMEMBER, THERE ARE
THREE STAGES TO OUR LESSON.
WE HAVE OUR WRITING PROMPT,
THEN WE HAVE OUR MAIN IDEAS,
OUR MAINFRAME OF THE LESSON,
THEN AFTER THAT WE GO TO
THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE.
NOW, JUST BEFORE WE GET ON
TO THE WRITING PROMPT,
I'D LIKE TO DO JUST A
LITTLE BIT OF A REVIEW.

A review sheet of paper appears on screen with the title “The buzz” and two topics to cover: “quick talk” and “partners.”

Missus UJ says THE REVIEW BEING SOME OF THE
THINGS WE DID LAST WEEK.
AND I KNOW WE HAVE SOME
NEWCOMERS HERE TODAY.
WHEN WE GO TO BUZZ, THAT MEANS
THAT WE DO A QUICK TALK
WITH OUR PARTNERS.
OFTEN MAKING AN ORAL LIST OF
WORDS, NOT HAVING TO WRITE
THEM DOWN, BUT JUST GETTING
IDEAS GENERATING AND GETTING
THEM GOING QUICKLY.
THE WHOLE FOCUS OF LANGUAGE
ALIVE IS TO GET YOUR ORAL
LANGUAGE OUT, AND GET THE
IDEAS OUT, AND THEN WRITING
BECOMES THE EASY PART AFTER.
SO THAT'S THE BUZZ FOR
OUR NEWCOMERS TODAY.

Another sheet of paper appears with the title “The word collector. Awaken the senses and then they wrote.”

Missus UJ says NOW, LAST WEEK WE WORKED
ON WORD COLLECTING,
AND WE BECAME
WORD COLLECTORS.
AND THE WHOLE IDEA WAS
TO AWAKEN THE SENSES.
THEN WE WERE WRITING, SO WE
HAD A LOT OF FUN WITH THAT.

Another sheet of paper appears with the words forming the sentence “the bird sat on the branch.”

Missus UJ says THEN WE MOVED ON TO WORKING
ON ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS,
AND WE TRIED TO DO SOME
SENTENCE EXPANSION.
AND WE HAD SOME GREAT
SENTENCES THAT WERE CALLED IN.
WE WORKED ON ADJECTIVES
MODIFYING NOUNS AND ADVERBS
MODIFYING VERBS.
SO THAT WAS SENTENCE
EXTENSIONS.

A sheet of paper with a conceptual map with empty boxes appears on screen.

Missus UJ says NOW, LAST WEEK WE DID THE
VOCABULARY BUILDER, AND I GAVE
ALL OF YOU A CONCEPT BUILDER.
AND EVEN OUR VIRTUAL
CHALLENGE, WE HAD MANY,
MANY BOXES.
THIS IS SORT OF
A STANDARD ONE.
REMEMBER WE DID THE ONE ON
THE BULLY, AND YOU HAD
SOME GREAT IDEAS.
IF YOUR TEACHER RUNS OFF A
NUMBER OF THESE, YOU CAN USE
THESE FOR SO MANY THINGS.
YOU MIGHT USE THEM FOR WRITING
AN ORAL REPORT AND GETTING
YOUR IDEAS DOWN, ORGANIZING
A PROJECT, DOING A CHARACTER
SKETCH WHERE YOU WORK ON
VARIOUS THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT
IN THE FIRST LESSON OF
GETTING SPECIFIC EXAMPLES.
IT'S JUST A GOOD WAY OF
ORGANIZING THINGS DOWN.
SO THAT'S WHAT
WE DID LAST DAY.
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO
GO TO THE BUZZ FIRST.
I WANT YOU, IN OUR WRITING
PROMPT TODAY, IN THE FIRST
PART OF IT, IS A
WARM-UP TO WRITING.
REMEMBER, WE'RE GOING TO BUZZ,
AND JUST MAKING AN ORAL LIST.
I'M GOING TO GO SLOWLY.
I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU A NUMBER
OF WORDS, AND WITH EACH ONE
OF THOSE WORDS, WHAT I WANT
YOU TO DO IS COME UP WITH AN
ORAL LIST OF WORDS IT
MAKES YOU THINK OF.
OKAY?
AND WE ARE EVENTUALLY GOING
TO GET ON TO WATCHING A
WONDERFUL CLIP TODAY.
FIRST OF ALL, WORDS THAT
MAKE YOU THINK OF FORESTS.

She makes a pause.

She says RAINFOREST.

She makes another pause.

She says ANIMALS THAT CLIMB TREES.

She makes a pause.

She says NAMES OF FIVE
MONKEY-LIKE ANIMALS.
INCLUDING PEOPLE.
I'M SURE THAT YOU CAME UP
WITH SOME FABULOUS FIVE
MONKEY-LIKE ANIMALS.
AND THE ONE WE ARE GOING
TO FOCUS IN ON TODAY IS
THE ORANGUTAN.
MAYBE SOME OF YOU ACTUALLY
WATCHED LAST NIGHT'S NATIONAL
GEOGRAPHIC SPECIAL WHERE
THE BEGINNING PART WAS ALL
ABOUT ORANGUTANS.
SO WE'RE GOING TO BUILD ON
THAT AND WORK ON THAT TODAY.
NOW, WHAT I WOULD LIKE YOU TO
DO, FIRST OF ALL, IS I'M GOING
TO ASK YOU ALL A QUESTION.
AND BECAUSE TODAY'S FOCUS IS
GOING TO BE ON SPELLING AND
WORD PLAY, WE'RE GOING TO ASK
YOU A QUESTION ON IF YOU CAN
ACTUALLY SPELL THIS WORD.

A multiple question appears on screen. It reads “Question number 1. Which one of these words is spelled correctly? 1- orangutane, 2- orangutang and 3-orangutan”

Missus UJ says NOW, REMEMBER, THIS IS A
MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION.
I WANT EVERYONE
TO PARTICIPATE.
ONE OF THESE WORDS IS
THE CORRECT SPELLING.
IF YOU THINK IT'S NUMBER
ONE, PUSH ONE ON YOUR PHONE.
PICK UP YOUR RECEIVER
AND PUSH ONE.
IF YOU THINK NUMBER TWO
IS THE CORRECT SPELLING,
PUSH NUMBER TWO.
IF YOU THINK NUMBER THREE
IS THE CORRECT SPELLING,
PUSH NUMBER THREE.

To the right of the question, a bar rises to 86 percent after the answers are given.

Missus UJ says OH, MY GOODNESS, WE'RE
REALLY MOVING HERE.
HERE WE GO.

A bar graph shows the results. 2 people pressed option 1, 11 people pressed option 2 and 6 people pressed option 3.

Missus UJ says NOW MOST PEOPLE OUT
THERE TODAY THOUGHT B,
O-R-A-N-G-U-T-A-N-G WAS
THE CORRECT SPELLING.
WELL, ACTUALLY, THERE MAY
BE SOME OTHER SPELLINGS
OF ORANGUTAN.
WE'RE LOOKING AT THE
STANDARD SPELLING TODAY.
WHAT IS THE CORRECT SPELLING
IS ACTUALLY THE THIRD ONE.
SOME OF US SAY ORANGUTANG, BUT
ACTUALLY WHAT WE SHOULD BE
SAYING IS ORANGUTAN.

A sheet of paper with the word “orangutan” separated in syllables appears on screen.

Missus UJ says NOW, THAT'S GOING TO
BE OUR TOPIC TODAY.
AND THE REASON WE NEED TO KNOW
HOW TO SPELL THIS WORD IS NOW
WE HAVE A REASON TO LEARN HOW.
GENERALLY, WHEN KIDS LEARN HOW
TO SPELL HARDER WORDS, IT'S
BECAUSE THEY HAVE A REASON.
AND TODAY I'M GOING TO
GIVE YOU THAT REASON.
NOW, LET'S LOOK AT SOME
DIFFERENT FORMATS YOU MIGHT
TAKE IN ORDER TO LEARN HOW TO
SPELL THAT WORD CORRECTLY.
NOW, ONE WAY WOULD BE TO
DIVIDE IT INTO SYLLABLES.
AND OF COURSE THIS ONE HAS
FOUR SYLLABLES, AND EACH
SYLLABLE HAVING
A VOWEL INSIDE.
THAT MIGHT BE ONE WAY YOU
LEARN HOW TO SPELL A WORD.
NOW, ANOTHER WAY MIGHT BE
TO JUST LOOK AT IT AND SOME
PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO JUST LOOK
AT IT AND SAY IT, ORANGUTAN.
AND THEN THEY WOULD
BE ABLE TO SPELL IT.
BUT FOR SOME KIDS, AND
CERTAINLY FOR ME, THIS IS THE
WAY THAT I LEARN HOW TO SPELL
A WORD, ONCE I'VE GOT IT IN
SYLLABLES, THEN I TAP IT OUT.
SO I MIGHT GO, O --
RAN -- GU -- TAN.
NOW, THAT'S NOT VERY CATCHY,
SO IF YOU REALLY WANTED TO
REMEMBER IT, AND YOU WANT TO
LOCK IT IN, LIKE SOMETIMES A
SONG, WHEN YOU HEAR IT OVER
AND OVER AND OVER, IT LOCKS IN,
YOU MIGHT COME UP WITH A
SORT OF SNAPPY LITTLE BEAT.
AND THIS MIGHT HELP YOU.
SUCH AS...

She sings the word “orang-utan” stressing and stretching the second syllable.

Missus UJ says AND THAT, BY GIVING A SNAPPY
BEAT, MAYBE THAT WILL LOCK IT
IN FOR YOU THAT WAY.
NOW, TODAY, YOU NEED TO KNOW
HOW TO SPELL THIS WORD.
SO JUST ON THE BACK OF YOUR
AGENDA, QUICKLY TURN IT OVER
AND WRITE IT IN THREE TIMES,
THE CORRECT SPELLING,
SO WE CAN LOCK IT IN, THEN
WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON.
SO QUICKLY, ABOUT 30
SECONDS TO DO THAT.

Another sheet of paper with a pie chart appears on screen. The words “see,” “feel,” “think” and “do” appear in each quarter.

Missus UJ says GOOD, OKAY, NOW THE NEXT THING
I WANT YOU TO DO IS TO TAKE
OUT YOUR RESPONSE WHEEL.
NOW, THE RESPONSE WHEEL IS YET
ANOTHER WAY IN WHICH WE CAN
RECORD AND GET OUR IDEAS DOWN.
SO WE'RE MOVING ON FROM THE
CONCEPT BUILDER ONTO TO WHAT
I CALL THE RESPONSE WHEEL.
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO USE THIS
RESPONSE WHEEL THIS MORNING
WHEN WE ARE WATCHING THE VIDEO
CLIP THAT LEADS US TO OUR
WRITING PROMPT.
NOW, IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ONE
OF THESE, JUST QUICKLY,
ON A PIECE OF PAPER, DRAW
A CIRCLE AND DIVIDE IT
INTO THE FOUR SECTIONS.
WE'VE GOT, SEE,
FEEL, THINK AND DO.
NOW, WHAT WE ARE GOING TO BE
DOING THIS MORNING IS WATCHING
A CLIP ON AN ORANGUTAN.
I'M GOING TO DIVIDE
IT INTO TWO PARTS.
THE FIRST PART, WHEN I STOP
IT, AND ACTUALLY YOU CAN JOT
SOME THINGS DOWN THIS TIME
WHILE YOU'RE WATCHING IT.
I WANT YOU TO BE WRITING
DOWN ALL THE THINGS YOU SEE,
WORDS, CHUNKS OF WORDS, ANY
SOUNDS THAT YOU HEAR, OKAY?
SO LET'S LOOK AT THE VIDEO,
AND THEN, AS YOU ARE GOING,
I'M GOING TO STOP
IT PARTWAY THROUGH.

A clip plays on screen. In the clip, an aerial view shows a thick rainforest and a group of orangutans in their element. One of them is on a branch, covering his head with leaves to protect himself from the rain. Then the rain stops. An orangutan appears in the river. Birds chirp. Another orangutan loiters around.

Missus UJ says NOW, ISN'T THAT AN AMAZING
THING, THOSE ORANGUTANS?
IT'S SO LOVELY TO LOOK AT THEM
IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT,
HAVING SO MUCH FUN IN THAT
BEAUTIFUL, LUSH RAINFOREST.
HOPEFULLY YOU GOT DOWN SOME OF
THOSE LOVELY TRANQUIL SOUNDS,
AND SOME OF THE THINGS THE
ORANGUTANS WERE DOING.
I ALWAYS FIND IT AMAZING WHEN
I WATCH THEM IN THEIR TREES
AND SO ON IN THE RAIN, THEY
ARE ACTUALLY MAKING THEIR
OWN UMBRELLAS.
I THINK IT'S FABULOUS.
NOW, YOU'VE PROBABLY JOTTED
DOWN SOME OF THE THINGS THAT
YOU SAW AND HEARD.
NOW THIS TIME DON'T WRITE
ANYTHING DOWN BECAUSE IF YOU DO,
YOU'LL PROBABLY MISS SOMETHING
REALLY, REALLY IMPORTANT.
NOW, THE NEXT PART OF THE
VIDEO IS YOU ARE GOING TO BE
WRITING DOWN YOUR FEELINGS.
WE'RE GOING FROM WHAT IS
TRANQUIL AND LOVELY INTO
SOMETHING THAT IS
VERY, VERY DISTURBING.
NOW, NO ONE WAS HURT, BUT WHAT
WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS PULL
OUT HOW WE FEEL ABOUT THINGS
THAT ARE HAPPENING TO THIS
WONDERFUL ORANGUTAN.
LET'S WATCH THE SECOND
HALF VERY, VERY CLOSELY.

The second part of the clip plays. A man with a chainsaw cuts down a tree. An orangutan and a baby orangutan climb down another tree. Next, a group of hunters gather around an orangutan trapped in a net.

Missus UJ says OKAY, NOW LET'S JUST HOLD
THAT VISION, AND I WANT YOU
TO LOOK VERY, VERY
CLOSELY AT YOUR SCREEN.
AND I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A
COUPLE OF MOMENTS, AND ON YOUR
RESPONSE WHEEL, I WANT
YOU TO WRITE DOWN
HOW THIS MAKES YOU FEEL.
NOW, LOOKING AT THE W's OF
WHO'S INVOLVED, AND WHAT'S
HAPPENING TO OUR RAINFOREST,
AND WHAT'S HAPPENING TO THE
ORANGUTANS, GET DOWN
SOME OF YOUR FEELINGS.
WRITE DOWN WORDS,
CHUNKS OF WORDS.
HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT THIS.
AS SOON AS YOU'VE GOT SOME
FEELINGS DOWN, I'M GOING TO
HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU AND
I WANT YOU TO CALL IN.
SO I'LL JUST LEAVE THE IMAGE
UP FOR A COUPLE OF MOMENTS
WHILE YOU GET GOING ON GETTING
SOME OF THESE FEELINGS DOWN
ON YOUR RESPONSE WHEEL.
A CALLER FROM ELGIN AVENUE, GOOD MORNING.

The caller from Elgin Avenue says GOOD MORNING.

Missus UJ says DO WE HAVE SOME FEELINGS WE
WANT TO EXPRESS ABOUT WHAT'S
HAPPENING IN THE SECOND
PART OF THE VIDEO.

The caller from Elgin Avenue says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
TELL US HOW YOU FEEL.

The caller from Elgin Avenue says I FELT SAD FOR IT.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
WHY DID YOU FEEL BAD?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE THEY
ARE TRYING TO HURT IT.

Missus UJ says OKAY, OKAY.
HOW DID YOU FEEL ABOUT
WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO THE
ORANGUTAN'S HABITAT
IN THE RAINFOREST.

The caller from Elgin Avenue says I DON'T KNOW.

Missus UJ says WHEN THEY WERE CUTTING IT
ALL DOWN, DID YOU HAVE ANY
FEELINGS OR
THOUGHTS ABOUT THAT?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says I WAS DISAPPOINTED.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
THERE'S A GOOD WORD.
THANKS VERY MUCH
FOR CALLING IN.
WE'LL LISTEN TO
ANOTHER CALLER.
THANK YOU.
DISAPPOINTED IS AN
INTERESTING ONE.
AFTER LOOKING AT THE FIRST
PART, AND THEN LOOKING AT THE
SECOND, THAT RAINFOREST
LOOKED VERY, VERY DIFFERENT,
DIDN'T IT?
AND THAT DISAPPOINTED WAS
CERTAINLY A GOOD WAY TO
DESCRIBE THAT.
OKAY, A CALLER FROM KING GEORGE,
GOOD MORNING.

The caller from King George says HI.

Missus UJ says HI.
DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING
YOU WANTED TO CONTRIBUTE?

The caller from King George says I FELT KIND OF ANGRY WHEN
THEY WERE CAPTURING
THE ORANGUTAN.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
OKAY, GOOD.
WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING
TO HAPPEN TO THIS ORANGUTAN?

The caller from King George says I HAVE NO IDEA.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
ANY IDEAS, NOW THEIR HOME IS
GONE, WHERE DO YOU THINK THIS
ORANGUTAN WILL GO?

The caller from King George says IT WILL DIE OUT.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
HOPEFULLY, THESE PEOPLE WILL
BE TAKING IT TO SOME OTHER
PLACE LIKE A ZOO OR SO ON.
ANYWAY, WE'LL TALK A LITTLE
BIT ABOUT THAT LATER, ABOUT
THE DO PART OF THE
RESPONSE WHEEL.
SO THANKS FOR CALLING IN.

The caller from King George says OKAY.

Missus UJ says I THINK WE'LL TAKE ONE MORE
CALLER ON THAT, AND WE'LL JUST
LEAVE THAT IMAGE UP TO HEAR
WHAT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT
YOU HAVE TO SAY.
AS WE ARE GOING THROUGH, DON'T
BE AFRAID TO JOT DOWN ON YOUR
RESPONSE WHEEL SOME OF THE
FEELINGS THAT OTHER PEOPLE
HAD, OR SOME OF
THEIR THOUGHTS.
THAT COULD GO ONTO THE NUMBER
THREE PART OF THE WHEEL
AS WE GO.
OTHER PEOPLE'S THOUGHTS ON
WHAT'S HAPPENING, AND WHAT CAN
BE DONE ABOUT IT.
SO WE'RE EVENTUALLY MOVING
AROUND THE WHEEL TO SOMETHING
THAT CAN BE DONE.
OKAY, OKAY.
JACK MINOR?

A caller from Jack Minor says HELLO.

Missus UJ says HI.
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE
OF YOUR NAME, A CALLER FROM JACK MINOR,
OF YOUR SCHOOL?

The caller from Jack Minor says BIRD SANCTUARY.

Missus UJ says OH, IT WAS.
THAT'S REALLY INTERESTING.
THAT SORT OF TIES IN WITH WHAT
WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TODAY,
DOESN'T IT?
OKAY, DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING
YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE
ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS?

The caller from Jack Minor says I FEEL SAD FOR THE ORANGUTAN
BECAUSE IT MIGHT DIE.

Missus UJ says THAT'S RIGHT.
THEY COULD.
AND CERTAINLY WITH
THEIR HABITAT GONE.
IT'S SORT OF SAD WHEN YOU SEE
HOW WONDERFUL IT WAS, AND
HAPPY THEY WERE WITH THEIR
LITTLE UMBRELLAS UP IN THEIR
TREES, TO WHAT'S
HAPPENING NOW, ISN'T IT?

The caller from Jack Minor says YES.

Missus UJ says GREAT, THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS ON
WHAT YOU THINK YOU COULD DO
ABOUT SOMETHING LIKE THIS?
OKAY, WE'LL GET TO THAT
A LITTLE BIT LATER.
BYE.
OKAY, NOW WHAT I WOULD LIKE
YOU TO DO IS I'D LIKE YOU
TO TAKE OUT YOUR AGENDA, AND
WE'RE GOING TO GET BACK TO
THAT RESPONSE WHEEL AND A
LITTLE BIT MORE TO WHAT WE CAN
DO ABOUT IT.

A sheet of paper on screen reads “Theme: Writing prompt: Complete your response wheel.”

Missus UJ says I'M GOING TO SET YOU TO A VERY
IMPORTANT TASK TODAY IN YOUR
VIRTUAL CHALLENGE.
WHAT I WOULD LIKE YOU TO DO IS
LOOK AT THE WRITING PROMPT
ON YOUR AGENDA, AND LET'S
COPY DOWN WHAT YOUR WRITING
PROMPT IS.
AND THAT'S TO COMPLETE
YOUR RESPONSE WHEEL.
DON'T FORGET THE DIFFERENCE
BETWEEN THE FIRST PART, AND
GET LOTS OF WORDS OF FEELINGS
AND CHUNKS, AND LOTS OF GOOD
IDEAS THAT HAVE COME IN,
HOW DOES IT MAKE YOU THINK?
WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT?
AND THEN WE'LL GET UP TO THE
WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.
NOW, THE WRITING PROMPT, THIS
MIGHT BE SOMETHING YOU CAN
FINISH IN YOUR CLASSROOMS THIS
AFTERNOON, WHILE YOU ARE HOT ON
IT, AND WHILE YOU'VE SEEN IT,
AND WHILE IT IS FRESH IN YOUR
MIND, THAT DOING PART.
MAYBE SOMETHING YOUR CLASS
WILL A WONDERFUL PLACE TO
FACILITATE A CLASS DISCUSSION.
LET'S GET THAT DOWN.

Another sheet of paper appears on screen. It reads “If you wanted to do something why would you have to learn how to spell?” The first “you” and the word “do” are underlined.

Missus UJ says
NOW, TODAY, WE'RE ACTUALLY
GOING TO BE TALKING
ABOUT SPELLING.
AND NOW WE'VE LEARNED HOW TO
SPELL THE WORD ORANGUTAN, AND
WE HAVE A REASON FOR IT
BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO TRY
TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT
THE ORANGUTAN TODAY.
IF YOU WANTED TO DO SOMETHING
ABOUT THIS, I WANT YOU TO
TALK IN YOUR GROUPS THIS
MORNING AND TO CALL IN SOME
OF YOUR ANSWERS ON IF YOU
WANTED TO DO SOMETHING,
WHY WOULD YOU HAVE TO
LEARN HOW TO SPELL?
GIVE YOU A COUPLE OF MOMENTS
TO COME UP WITH SOME IDEAS,
AND THEN CALL IN AND LET'S
HEAR WHY YOU WOULD HAVE TO
LEARN HOW TO SPELL?
OKAY, A CALLER FROM ELGIN AVENUE?

A caller from Elgin Avenue says YES.

Missus UJ says GOOD MORNING.
DO YOU HAVE ANY REASONS WHY
YOU THINK IF YOU WANTED TO DO
SOMETHING WHY YOU WOULD
HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO SPELL?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says YEAH, SO YOU
CAN COMMUNICATE.

Missus UJ says GOOD, OKAY.
EXPAND ON THAT A
LITTLE BIT MORE.
IF YOU WANT TO COMMUNICATE.
TELL ME A LITTLE
BIT MORE ABOUT THAT.

The caller from Elgin Avenue says SO YOU CAN WRITE LETTERS TO
YOUR FRIENDS AND ALL OF THAT.

Missus UJ says OKAY, OKAY.
WHY WOULD IT BE SO IMPORTANT
THAT THE SPELLING WOULD
BE CORRECT?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND IT.

Missus UJ says OKAY, GOOD, GOOD.
IF YOU HAVE A STRONG MESSAGE
AND YOU WANT TO GET THAT
THROUGH, THEN THAT'S
REALLY IMPORTANT.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.

The caller from Elgin Avenue says BYE.

Missus UJ says COMMUNICATION BECOMES SO
IMPORTANT WHEN WE HAVE A
STRONG MESSAGE, AND WE WANT TO
GET IT THROUGH, IT'S REALLY
IMPORTANT IN OUR
COMMUNICATION THAT IT'S
SPELLED CORRECTLY SO PEOPLE
CAN UNDERSTAND, AND THEY CAN
REALLY HEAR YOUR MESSAGE.
OKAY, WE'LL HEAR FROM ANOTHER
COUPLE OF STUDENTS, AND
THEN -- A CALLER FROM JACK MINOR,
GOOD MORNING.

A caller from Jack Minor says HI.

Missus UJ says HI.
IF YOU WANTED TO DO SOMETHING
ABOUT THIS, WHY WOULD YOU
HAVE TO LEARN HOW TO SPELL?

The caller from Jack Minor says BECAUSE IF YOU SOUND
ILLITERATE, PEOPLE WON'T
WANT TO LISTEN TO YOU.

Missus UJ says GOOD FOR YOU.
GOOD FOR YOU.
I REALLY LIKE THAT ANSWER.
THAT'S EXCELLENT.
SO IF IT'S MEANINGFUL AND YOU
WANT PEOPLE TO LISTEN,
YOU WANT THEM TO SOUND LIKE YOU
KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.
GOOD.
THAT'S AN EXCELLENT ANSWER.
THANKS FOR CALLING THAT IN.
OKAY, WE'LL JUST HAVE ONE
MORE, THEN WE ARE GOING
TO MOVE ON.
A CALLER FROM ELGIN AVENUE?
GOOD MORNING, HI.

The caller from Elgin Avenue says HI.

Missus UJ says IF YOU WANTED TO DO
SOMETHING ABOUT THIS PROBLEM,
WHY WOULD YOU HAVE TO
LEARN HOW TO SPELL?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says YOU NEED THE FORMS TO SIGN.

Missus UJ says GOOD, GOOD.
AND CERTAINLY FILLING OUT
FORMS IS A WAY MANY OF US HAVE
TO BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL
ABOUT OUR SPELLING.
GOOD, THANKS FOR CALLING IN.

A caption reads “When you have an audience you need them to understand what you are saying when you write.” The words “audience,” “understand” and “write” are in italics and in a different font colour.

Missus UJ says ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANT TO
REALLY FOCUS ON THIS MORNING,
NOT THAT IN 40 MINUTES WE
CAN ANSWER ALL YOUR SPELLING
PROBLEMS, BUT WHEN YOU HAVE
AN AUDIENCE, YOU NEED THEM TO
UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE
SAYING WHEN YOU WRITE.
NOT WHEN YOU ARE
DOING ROUGH DRAFTS.
EVERYONE HAS, YOU KNOW, HAS A
PROBLEM WITH THE ROUGH DRAFTS
AND WE EDIT THEM AND SO ON.
BUT WHEN YOU HAVE AN AUDIENCE,
AND YOU WANT TO GET THAT FINAL
DRAFT, AND YOUR MESSAGE TO GET
THROUGH, THEN IT'S VERY, VERY
IMPORTANT THAT THINGS
ARE SPELLED CORRECTLY.
NOW, THIS MORNING WHAT WE ARE
GOING TO DO IS WE ARE JUST
GOING TO LEAVE THE WRITING
PROMPT AND GET BACK TO IT LATER.
AND WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT
SOME OF THE WAYS YOU CAN
IMPROVE YOUR SPELLING.
NOW, BY THE TIME YOU'RE IN
GRADE SIX, SEVEN OR EIGHT,
WE SORT OF KNOW IF WE ARE
A GOOD SPELLER OR NOT.
PROBABLY ON OUR REPORT CARDS,
OR VARIOUS THINGS, TEACHERS
HAVE CIRCLED SPELLING, OR
WRITTEN CARELESSLY, OR NEED
TO EDIT FURTHER AND SO ON.
NOW, EVEN IF YOU'RE A GOOD
SPELLER, YOU CAN ALWAYS BECOME
A BETTER SPELLER.
BUT SPELLING IS SOMETHING
THAT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN.
IF YOU WERE TRAINING FOR A
MARATHON, YOU WOULD TRAIN
EVERY DAY UNTIL YOU WERE
ABLE TO ACTUALLY DO IT.
AND WHILE YOU'RE AT SCHOOL,
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS BE IN
TRAINING FOR SPELLING.
AND IT'S NOW THE TIME
WHERE WE HAVE TO TAKE SOME
RESPONSIBILITY
FOR OUR SPELLING.
BECAUSE NOW IS FILLING OUT
FORMS, AS ONE OF THE CALLERS
SAID, AND WHEN WE WANT TO
COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE, IT'S
IMPORTANT OUR SPELLING IS
ACCURATE WHEN WE HAVE
AN AUDIENCE.
AND WHEN IT IS AN
IMPORTANT TIME.
WHEN SOMEONE IS GOING TO
READ WHAT YOU HAVE WRITTEN,
CERTAINLY, IF IT'S SPELLED
CORRECTLY, THEN THAT MESSAGE
IS GOING TO GET THROUGH.
NOW, WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO THIS
MORNING IS TO TALK ABOUT SOME
WAYS IN WHICH WE CAN BE MORE
RESPONSIBLE ABOUT OUR SPELLING.
AND ONE OF THE WAYS
IS TO CREATE LISTS
OF GENERALIZATIONS.

A sheet of paper on screen reads “Learn some generalizations... i.e glass, box, church, city, donkey, stop...”

Another sheet of paper shows the words “receive” and “science” on it.

Missus UJ says NOW, A GENERALIZATION IS
SOMETHING THAT IS NOT REALLY
A RULE, BUT IT'S WHAT
USUALLY HAPPENS.
BUT, OF COURSE, SOMETIMES WHEN
A USUALLY HAPPENS, THERE IS
SOMETHING THAT IS
GOING TO CHANGE THAT.
FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOUR TEACHERS
HAVE BEEN TEACHING YOU IN
SPELLING ALL ALONG LITTLE
RULES, THIS WOULD BE
A GENERALIZATION.
I BEFORE E EXCEPT AFTER C.
OKAY, THAT MAKES SENSE.
NOW I KNOW HOW TO
SPELL THE WORD RECEIVE.
BUT NOW ON YOUR SCIENCE TEST,
YOUR SCIENCE TEACHER SAYS TO
YOU, IF YOU HAVEN'T GOT
THE WORD SCIENCE SPELLED
CORRECTLY, I'M GOING TO
TAKE A MARK OFF YOUR TEST
OR WHATEVER.
WELL, WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING AT
THE WORD SCIENCE, YOU THINK,
OH, OKAY, I KNOW IT HAS A C IN
IT, I KNOW IT HAS AN I AND E
IN IT, I GUESS IT'S
EI AFTER THE C.
BUT THAT'S WHERE THAT
GENERALIZATION GETS IN THE WAY.
BECAUSE HERE'S A WORD
THAT DOESN'T FOLLOW
THE GENERALIZATION.
NOW, WE CAN MAKE LONG
LISTS OF GENERALIZATIONS.
WHAT WE ARE GOING TO TALK
ABOUT TODAY, THERE ARE ALWAYS
GOING TO BE THOSE TRICKY ONES.
THERE'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE
THOSE ONES THAT GET IN THE WAY.
AND WHAT YOU HAVE TO
DO IS JUST LEARN THOSE.
THERE'S NO OTHER WAY THAN JUST
MAKING A LIST OF THEM
AND LEARNING THEM.
AND THAT'S OKAY.
NOW, LET'S LOOK AT WHAT
I CALL A GENERALIZATION.
FIRST OF ALL, AND MAKING
PLURALS IS CERTAINLY A WAY.
NOW, A GENERALIZATION MIGHT
BE THAT WORDS THAT END IN SS,
WORDS THAT END IN X OR CH OR
SH, THE GENERALIZATION IS,
IN ORDER TO MAKE A PLURAL,
WITH THESE WORDS, YOU ADD ES.
OKAY?
NOW, ANOTHER GENERALIZATION
WOULD BE TO THE WORD CITY,
OKAY?
SO A WORD SENDS IN Y, YOU
CHANGE IT TO I, AND ADD ES.
HOWEVER, THERE ARE
EXCEPTIONS TO THAT.
IF THERE IS A VOWEL IN FRONT
OF A Y, THEN YOU SIMPLY ADD AN
S.

She pluralizes the word “donkey” by just adding an “s.”

Missus UJ says AGAIN, ANOTHER GENERALIZATION.
ANOTHER ONE MIGHT BE WHEN YOU
HAVE A SHORT VOWEL IN FRONT
OF A FINAL CONSONANT, WHEN
YOU WANT TO ADD AN ENDING,
YOU DOUBLE THE CONSONANT.
SO YOU WOULD PUT
STOPPED, OR STOPPING.
AND YOU DOUBLE THAT P.
NOW, ONE THING THAT YOU CAN
DO, AND YOUR TEACHERS CAN HELP
YOU WITH THIS, AND YOUR
CLASSMATES, WOULD BE FOR YOU
TO GO THROUGH YOUR SPELLERS
THAT ARE IN THE ROOM,
GO THROUGH YOUR GRAMMAR
BOOKS, AND MAKE LONG LISTS
OF GENERALIZATIONS.
MAKE A LIST OF THESE
WITH EXAMPLES AND SO ON.
AND THIS IS A GOOD THING
FOR YOU TO INSERT INTO YOUR
WRITING FOLDERS THAT YOU
CAN REFER TO ALL THE TIME.
NOW, YOU'LL HAVE TO LOOK
AT THE EXCEPTIONS, TOO,
BUT MAKING THE LIST OF
GENERALIZATIONS, CERTAINLY ON
OUR NEW CURRICULUM, THIS IS AN
EXCELLENT WAY FOR KID AT THE
MIDDLE LEVEL, LIKE YOU, TO
BE WORKING AND BECOMING MORE
RESPONSIBLE SPELLERS.
SO THAT'S ONE WAY YOU CAN
WORK ON YOUR SPELLING.
NOW, ANOTHER WAY I LIKE TO
LOOK AT SPELLING IS TO THINK
ABOUT IT IN TERMS OF
TRICKS AND MEMORY TRICKS.

A new sheet of paper reads “Use memory tricks. My guitar suits me, I am a member of parliament. Desert, dessert.”

Missus UJ says NOW, YOU, AND I'M SURE SOME OF
YOU WILL WANT TO CALL IN WITH
SOME OF YOUR TRICKS, SO GET
THOSE READY IN JUST A SECOND.
I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU THREE
SORT OF DIFFERENT WAYS IN
WHICH I MIGHT USE A MEMORY
TRICK TO LEARN SOMETHING.
NOW, WHAT'S REALLY HARD IS IF
YOU GET A WORD LIKE GUITAR
AND SUITS, AND IT'S AN
INTERESTING PATTERN BECAUSE
MY GUITAR SUITS ME.
THE UI, IN GUITAR, AND THE
UI IN SUITS, DOESN'T SOUND
ANYTHING THE SAME.
SO IN ORDER TO LEARN THE
SPELLING OF THAT, WHAT YOU
MIGHT DO IS MAKE UP A SENTENCE
THAT YOU WILL ALWAYS KNOW
FOREVER AND EVER, THAT YOU
WILL HAVE THEM SIDE BY SIDE.
SO THAT WILL SORT OF CLICK
IN WITH YOU THAT WHEN I'M
SPELLING THOSE TWO WORDS, I
WILL NEVER MISSPELL THEM AGAIN.
SO MY LITTLE SENTENCE THAT
I'VE USED TO REMEMBER THIS IS
MY GUITAR SUITS ME.
SO I KNOW THESE, SIDE BY SIDE,
SOUND DIFFERENTLY, BUT HAVE
THE SAME PATTERN.
SO THAT'S ONE LITTLE
MEMORY TRICK YOU MIGHT DO.
ANOTHER ONE IS TO CREATE A
SENTENCE WITH A TRICKY WORD
IN IT.
FOR EXAMPLE, I AM A
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT.
NOW, WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD
PARLIAMENT, YOU DON'T HEAR ALL
THOSE LETTERS THAT ARE THERE.
SO THERE IS THE
TROUBLE SPOT, THE IA.
SO IF YOU MAKE UP A SENTENCE
SUCH AS I AM A MEMBER OF
PARLIAMENT, MAYBE THAT'S
A WAY OF JOGGING YOUR MEMORY
THAT PARLIAMENT HAS AN IA.
NOW, ONE OF MY FAVOURITE
LITTLE TRICKS IS THE WORD
DESERT AND DESSERT.
NOW, LOOKING AT THAT YOU MIGHT
THINK, I WONDER WHICH ONE IS
DESERT, MISSUS UJ, AND I
WONDER WHICH ONE IS DESSERT?
WELL, IF YOU ALWAYS REMEMBER
THAT DESSERT, THERE IS
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE IN
DESERT, THEN YOU WILL
REMEMBER, ALWAYS, ALWAYS,
ALWAYS THAT DESSERT HAS
DOUBLE S, AND DESERT HAS ONE.
NOW, I'M SURE YOU'VE
GOT SOME MEMORY TRICKS.
AND WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO,
I'VE GOT MY FAVOURITE ONE UP
THERE FIRST.
AND I'D LIKE SOME
OF YOU TO CALL IN.
SO THINK ABOUT, TALK WITH YOUR
FRIENDS, SEE IF YOU CAN COME
UP WITH A SPELLING TRICK
THAT WOULD HELP US REMEMBER
HOW TO SPELL A WORD.
SO I'LL GIVE YOU A
COUPLE OF MOMENTS.
AND WHAT I'D LIKE YOU TO DO IS
CALL IN AND WE'LL LIST SOME
OF THESE UNDER
SPELLING TRICKS.

Another sheet of paper reads “Spelling tricks. Dessert deserves 2 eses.”

Missus UJ says OKAY, GO FOR IT.
OKAY, GOOD MORNING,
A CALLER FROM ELGIN AVENUE.

The caller from Elgin Avenue says HI.

Missus UJ says HI, WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says ANGELA.

Missus UJ says ANGELA.
CAN YOU TELL ME WHERE ELGIN
AVENUE SCHOOL IS IN ONTARIO?
'COS I'M A TORONTO GIRL,
AND I DON'T REALLY KNOW
WHERE YOUR SCHOOL IS.
WHERE IS IT IN ONTARIO?

Angela says IN SIMCOE.

Missus UJ says OH, OKAY, GOOD, GOOD.
WHAT IS YOUR TRICK?

Angela says MY TRICK?

Missus UJ says YES.
DID YOU HAVE ANOTHER THING
YOU WANTED TO ADD INSTEAD?
WERE YOU CALLING IN
FOR A SPELLING TRICK?
SORRY.

Angela says YES.

Missus UJ says OKAY, GREAT.
SO WHAT IS YOUR WORD?

Angela says THERE'S TWO
HELPINGS IN DESSERT.

Missus UJ says OH, TWO HELPINGS IN DESSERT.
SO YOU ALSO HAD
ONE FOR DESSERT.
GOOD FOR YOU.
SO I HAD STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE,
AND YOU HAD TWO HELPINGS.
AND THAT CERTAINLY IS THE PART
OF THE MEAL WE LIKE TO HAVE
THE TWO HELPINGS FOR, RIGHT?
GREAT.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
NOW, DESSERT SEEMS TO BE A
POPULAR ONE BECAUSE THERE ARE
A CERTAIN NUMBER OF PEOPLE, I
KNOW MISSUS POGUE, THE ONE I'M
WORKING WITH, SHE LIKES
DESSERT SO MUCH IT DESERVES
THE TWO S's.
I THOUGHT OF STRAWBERRY
SHORTCAKE, AND NOW
WE'VE GOT TWO HELPINGS.
SO I DON'T THINK ANY OF
US, AFTER TODAY, WILL EVER
MISSPELL DESSERT AGAIN.
OKAY, WE HAVE A CALLER
FROM A CALLER FROM KING GEORGE.
GOOD MORNING.

The caller from King George says HELLO.

Missus UJ says HI.
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

The caller from King George says TOBIN.

Missus UJ says OKAY, TOBIN, COULD YOU TELL
ME WHERE YOUR SCHOOL IS ONTARIO?

Tobin says GUELPH.

Missus UJ says IN THE GUELPH AREA.
OH, GOOD, THANK YOU.
OKAY, SO DO YOU HAVE A SPELLING
TRICK YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE?

Tobin says YES.
ACTUALLY OURS IS PRETTY
SIMILAR TO SOMEONE WHO
ALREADY SAID IT.
IT'S FOR DESSERT.
AND IT'S BECAUSE YOU
ALWAYS WANT SECONDS.

Missus UJ says YOU ALWAYS WANT
SECONDS, RIGHT.
OH, THAT'S GOOD.
I THINK THE TEACHERS HAVE
WORKED REALLY HARD ON THOSE
DOUBLE S's.
HAVE YOU GOT ANOTHER WORD
THAT'S REALLY HARD FOR YOU
TO SPELL?
DO YOU HAVE ONE YOU
ALWAYS MISSPELL?

Tobin says PERPENDICULAR.

Missus UJ says OH, THAT'S A
PRETTY TOUGH ONE.
HAVE YOU LEARNED
HOW TO SPELL IT YET?

Tobin says NOT REALLY.

Missus UJ says WELL, MAYBE YOU CAN GO BACK
TO DIVIDING IT INTO SYLLABLES
AND GETTING THAT SNAPPY
LITTLE BEAT GOING.
PER-PEN-DIC-U-LAR.
THAT MIGHT BE A WAY
YOU COULD DO THAT.
OKAY, THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
BOY, DESSERT IS A REALLY
POPULAR WORD, ISN'T IT?
OKAY, I'M HOPING WE CAN GET
A COUPLE MORE TRICKS IN.
AND THEN WHAT YOU MIGHT DO
WITH THIS IS WORK WITH YOUR
TEACHER AND TRY TO MAKE A
LIST OF SOME OF THE HARDEST
WORDS IN YOUR CLASS.
MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE,
OR MAYBE IT'S THEY'RE.
AND MAYBE YOU AS A GROUP COULD
COME UP WITH SOME SPECIAL
TRICKS SO YOU NEVER,
NEVER FORGET IT.
OBVIOUSLY, MANY, MANY
PEOPLE HAVE HAD TROUBLE WITH
DESSERT, AND NOW THEY WON'T.
SO YOU COULD DO THAT WITH
LOTS OF YOUR TROUBLE WORDS.
YOU KNOW, COMING UP WITH A
MEMORY TRICK, A SPELLING TRICK
THAT WOULD GO WITH.
OKAY, LET'S SEE IF WE HAVE ANY
MORE SPELLING TRICKS WE CAN
HEAR FROM THIS MORNING.
WE HAVE A CALLER
FROM A CALLER FROM JACK MINOR.
HI, GOOD MORNING.

The caller from Jack Minor says GOOD MORNING.

Missus UJ says WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

The caller from Jack Minor says JESSICA.

Missus UJ says OKAY, JESSICA, DO YOU HAVE
A SPELLING TRICK YOU'D LIKE
TO CONTRIBUTE?

Jessica says ARTHUR THE AARDVARK ON TV.
HE SPELLS AARDVARK BY A SONG.

Missus UJ says OH, OKAY.
DO YOU WANT TO
SING US THAT SONG?

Jessica says NO.

Missus UJ says OH, OKAY.
HOW DO YOU SPELL AARDVARK?
DID YOU LEARN HOW TO
SPELL IT THROUGH THE SONG?

Jessica says A-A-R-D-V-A-R-K.

Missus UJ says OKAY, SO THERE WAS
LIKE A LITTLE JINGLE?

Jessica says YEAH.

Missus UJ says THAT'S A GOOD IDEA, JESSICA,
BECAUSE THERE ARE CERTAINLY,
MAYBE YOU CAN COME UP WITH
SOME LITTLE JINGLES TO HELP
OUR LAST CALLER ON SAY
THE WORD PERPENDICULAR.

Jessica says OKAY, BYE.

Missus UJ says BYE.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
WELL, I THINK WE'LL
HEAR FROM ONE MORE.
THERE ARE SO MANY
DIFFERENT WAYS.
SPELLING TRICKS ARE REALLY FUN
TO CREATE, AND IT'S GREAT TO
LISTEN TO SOME OTHER PEOPLE'S.
AND THAT WILL REALLY HELP YOU
WITH SOME OF YOUR WORDS, TOO.
OKAY, WE HAVE ONE MORE CALLER.
WHERE IS A CALLER FROM ELGIN AVENUE?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says IN SIMCOE.

Missus UJ says IT'S IN SIMCOE.
GREAT.
WHO AM I SPEAKING TO?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says AMANDA.

Missus UJ says AMANDA.
DO YOU HAVE A SPELLING TRICK?
AND WHAT IS YOURS?

Amanda says GEOGRAPHY.
WE'LL GET THAT DOWN.
HOW DO YOU SPELL IT?

Missus UJ says G-E-O-G-R-A-P-H-Y.
OKAY, NOW WHAT IS YOUR
TRICK SO YOU ALWAYS SPELL
IT CORRECTLY?

Amanda says GEORGE EATON'S OLD GRANDMA
RODE A PIG HOME YESTERDAY.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
HOW ABOUT GOING REALLY
SLOWLY SO WE CAN ALL HEAR.
AND A LITTLE BIT LOUDER.

Amanda says GEORGE EATON'S OLD GRANDMA
RODE A PIG HOME YESTERDAY.

Missus UJ says EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT.
THANKS FOR CALLING THAT IN.
THAT WAS A REALLY GOOD ONE.
COULD YOU REPEAT IT
JUST ONE MORE TIME?
BECAUSE I THINK SOME PEOPLE
DIDN'T QUITE HEAR YOU.
IT'S SO GOOD.
WE ALL HAVE TO SPELL
SCIENCE, GEOGRAPHY.
THESE ARE OUR SUBJECTS, SO
THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT
WE KNOW HOW TO SPELL THAT ONE.
OKAY, SO THE FIRST WORD WAS?

Missus UJ writes the word “geography” down and crosses out letter by letter as Amanda reads his trick sentence word by word.

Amanda says GEORGE.

Missus UJ says GEORGE.

Amanda says EATON.

Missus UJ says EATON.

Amanda says OLD.

Missus UJ says G IS...?

Amanda says GRANDMA.

Missus UJ says YES.

Amanda says RODE.

Missus UJ says RODE.

Amanda says A.

Missus UJ says A.

Amanda says PIG.

Missus UJ says PIG.

Amanda says HOME.

Missus UJ says HOME.

Amanda says YESTERDAY.

Missus UJ says YESTERDAY.
OKAY, THAT'S GREAT.
THANKS SO MUCH FOR
CALLING THAT IN.
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO LEAVE
SPELLING TRICKS, AND WE COULD
GO ON AND ON, AND I HOPE YOU
DO IN YOUR CLASSROOM, AND YOU
CAN COME UP WITH SOME
WONDERFUL ONES SO THAT YOU
NEVER MISSPELL SOME OF
THOSE TRICKY ONES AGAIN.
NOW THE NEXT THING ABOUT
SPELLING RESPONSIBILITY IS
LEARNING HOW TO
BE A SUPER SLEUTH.
SO LET'S LOOK AT
WHAT THAT ENTAILS.
THE SUPER SLEUTH IS FOR YOU
NOW, AND YOUR TEACHERS CAN
HELP YOU WITH THIS.
I'M SURE THEY HAVE A LIST OF
WORDS THEY'VE BEEN MARKING ON
YOUR WORK THAT
YOU'RE MISSPELLING.
YOUR CLASSMATES CAN
HELP YOU WITH THIS.
WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS YOU WANT
TO DO SOME TROUBLESHOOTING.
FIND OUT THE KINDS OF
ERRORS THAT YOU ARE MAKING.
NOW, INSTEAD OF JUST IGNORING
THEM, THOSE PROBLEMS AREN'T
GOING TO GO AWAY, THE
IMPORTANT THING IS TO FIND OUT
WHAT THEY ARE, AND START
LOOKING FOR SOME OF THE
PATTERNS IN THE WORDS
THAT YOU ARE MAKING.
FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU WERE TO
SPELL -- ARE YOU SPELLING
THEIR, I-E, OR ARE YOU SPELLING
IT CORRECTLY WITH E-I?
MAKE A LIST OF THE WORDS YOU
ARE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH,
AND THEN START LOOKING AT
SOME OF THE PATTERNS.
MAKE A LIST OF SOME OF
THESE WORDS THAT YOU ARE
MISSPELLING, AND THEN WHEN YOU
HAVE THEM RECORDED, AND YOU
HAVE THEM IN YOUR WRITING
FOLDER, OR ARE KEEPING THEM
IN A SPECIAL PLACE IN YOUR
EDITING FOLDERS, THEN THIS IS
A PLACE YOU CAN REFER TO, AND
WHEN YOU COME ACROSS THAT
WORD, THERE IT IS,
THAT'S YOUR WORD.
AND EVEN JUST GOING AND
LOOKING FOR IT IS A WAY OF,
YOU KNOW, BEING RESPONSIBLE,
AND SAYING, OKAY, I ALWAYS
HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS, I'M
GOING TO DEAL WITH IT, I'M
GOING TO DEAL WITH IT NOW,
AND I'VE GOT IT WRITTEN DOWN.
NOW, ANOTHER WAY OF IMPROVING
YOUR SPELLING AT THE GRADE
SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT LEVEL, IS TO
THINK ABOUT SOME OF THE WORD
GAMES AND WORD PLAY AND
THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH YOUR
WORDS TO MAKE IT FUN.
OKAY, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT
LISTING, AND MEMORY TRICKS ARE
FUN, BUT WE WANT TO THINK
OF THINGS, WHAT COULD BE
KIND OF FUN?

She holds small pink and yellow sticky note pads.
Missus UJ says WHAT I DO WITH MY KIDS IN MY
ENGLISH CLASS, IS I ALWAYS
HAVE TONS OF THESE.
THEY ARE LITTLE POST-IT
NOTES AND THEY ARE COLOURED.
AND WE USE THESE THINGS ALL
THE TIME FOR WORD PLAY.
I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU HOW TO
PLAY JUST A SIMPLE GAME CALLED
THE BIG FIX.
AND WE'RE WORKING ON
PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES.
REMEMBER, YOU'VE GOT A ROOT
WORD, AND THE PREFIXES ARE THE
LITTLE WORDS THAT GO ON AT THE
BEGINNING, AND THE SUFFIXES
ARE THE PARTS OF WORDS
THAT GO ON AT THE END.
NOW, BY UNDERSTANDING WHAT
SOME OF THESE MEAN, YOU COULD
QUICKLY AT YOUR TABLES THIS
MORNING, IF ONE PERSON WRITES
DOWN SOME OF THE PREFIXES
DOWN, AND THE NEXT PERSON
COULD QUICKLY WRITE DOWN WHAT
SOME OF THEIR MEANINGS ARE.
THE BIG FIX IS A GAME WHERE
YOU CAN ADD PREFIXES TO THE
ROOT WORDS AND LEARN HOW TO
SPELL THEM CORRECTLY, AND ALSO
LEARN HOW TO USE THESE WORDS
IF YOU KNOW WHAT THEY MEAN.

A sheet of paper with the title “The big fix” and two word columns appear on screen. The column to the left reads “pre, re, rub, super and trans” and the column to the right reads “before, again, under, beyond and across.”

Missus UJ says OW, HERE'S HOW YOU WOULD PLAY
IT BY SIMPLY HAVING A LITTLE
PACK OF DIFFERENT
COLOURED POST-IT NOTES.
YOU CAN GET THESE
ANYWHERE NOW.

Another sheet of paper covered in yellow and pink sticky notes appear. The yellow notes have prefixes in them, such as “semi, sub and multi” and the pink ones have words such as “plant, write, topic and purpose.”

Missus UJ says OKAY, WHAT YOU WOULD DO IS
YOU WOULD MAKE A LIST JUST BY
PUTTING PREFIXES ON LITTLE
STICKERS, AND PUT THEM ALL
DOWN ONE SIDE.
THEN COMING UP WITH A NUMBER
OF ROOT WORDS THAT COULD GO
WITH SOME OF THE PREFIXES.
SO YOU COULD
DIVIDE YOURSELVES.
THIS IS A GOOD
PARTNER THING TO DO.
SO YOU WOULD HAVE THE A PERSON
WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR
MAKING A NEW WORD.
SO WE COULD PUT REREAD
AND TOGETHER WE HAVE THE
WORD REREAD.
NOW THE B PERSON, YOUR
PARTNER, HAS TO TAKE THAT NEW
WORD AND USE IT IN CONTEXT.
NOT TO REREAD MEANS TO READ
IT OVER, BUT WHEN I REREAD MY
GEOGRAPHY NOTES, I FIND I'M
ABLE TO LEARN IT BETTER.
SO YOU WANT TO COME UP WITH A
GOOD SOLID SENTENCE WHERE YOU
USE IT IN CONTEXT.
THEN YOU COULD CHANGE IT SO
THEN THE B PERSON GETS TO MAKE
THE WORDS.
SUCH AS TRANS... ATLANTIC.
AND THE A PERSON THEN HAS TO
USE THAT WORD IN CONTEXT.
NOW, THIS GAME CAN BE
PLAYED WITH PREFIXES.
YOU COULD MAKE A WHOLE LIST
OF ROOT WORDS, AND HAVE
SUFFIXES, AND SUFFIXES
CAN GET TRICKY.
SO THIS IS A GOOD
SPELLING EXERCISE.
REMEMBER, SUFFIXES MIGHT BE
THINGS LIKE E.N.T, A.N.T, F.U.L,
NESS, AND YOU COULD DO
A SIMILAR GAME WITH IT.
OKAY?
IT'S CALLED THE BIG FIX.
AND LAST WEEK, WHEN WE WERE
WORKING ON ADJECTIVES AND
ADVERBS, YOU COULD ALSO MAKE A
WHOLE LIST OF ADJECTIVES, AND
YOU COULD MAKE A WHOLE LIST OF
ADVERBS, AND YOU COULD HAVE A
FEW SENTENCES WHERE YOU COULD
ACTUALLY ADD SOME OF THESE
ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS ON.
SO PLAYING WITH POST-IT NOTES
AND DOING A LOT OF WORD PLAY
AND SO ON IS A REALLY GOOD WAY
OF JUST, YOU KNOW, PLAYING
WITH WORDS AND ADDING ON AND
BECOMING BETTER SPELLERS.

Another sheet of paper appears on screen with the title “Main ideas” and a set of main points that read “taking spelling responsibility, generalizations, patterns, memory tricks, super sleuth your problems and make word games to help you.”

Missus UJ says NOW, WHAT I'D LIKE YOU TO DO IS
GET THOSE AGENDAS OUT AGAIN.
BECAUSE WE HAVE COVERED A
NUMBER OF DIFFERENT POINTS.
AND I THINK IT WOULD BE
REALLY USEFUL FOR YOU TO
COPY THESE DOWN.
THESE ARE WAYS OF TAKING
SPELLING RESPONSIBILITY.
WE TALKED ABOUT MAKING
GENERALIZATIONS WHICH ARE NOT
REALLY RULES, BUT THEY ARE
THINGS THAT USUALLY HAPPEN,
BUT NOT ALWAYS, BUT A
LIST OF THOSE WOULD HELP.
LOOKING FOR PATTERNS, USING
SOME MEMORY TRICKS, BECOMING A
SUPER SLEUTH AND IDENTIFYING
YOUR PROBLEMS AND MAKING A
LIST OF THOSE WORDS AND REALLY
FOCUSSING IN AND LEARNING THEM.
AND THE LAST THING TO HELP
US AT THIS LEVEL WOULD BE TO
MAKE SOME WORD GAMES
THAT COULD HELP YOU.
WE'RE GOING TO BE MOVING ON
TO THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE.
AND THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE IS
GOING TO REALLY TAKE YOUR
SPELLING TO TASK TODAY.
AND BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO
BE A RESPONSIBLE SPELLER,
I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A WHOLE
DIFFERENT PURPOSE FOR WRITING.
OKAY, I THINK WE HAVE A CALL
HERE BEFORE WE MOVE OVER.
GOOD MORNING.
HI.
THIS IS A CALLER FROM KING GEORGE?

The caller from King George says YEAH.

Missus UJ says GOOD MORNING.
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

The caller from King George says WILL.

Missus UJ says OH, HI, WILL.
DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING
YOU WANTED TO CONTRIBUTE?
WAS IT A SPELLING TRICK?

Will says OKAY.

Missus UJ says OKAY.

Will says NEVER BELIEVE A LIE.

Missus UJ says AND WHAT WORD
IS THAT SPELLING?
WHAT WORD WERE YOU SPELLING?

Will says BELIEVE.

Missus UJ says B-E-L-I-E-V-E.

Will says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OKAY, HOW DO YOU
LEARN HOW TO SPELL IT?

Will says NEVER BELIEVE A LIE.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
BYE.

A caption appears on screen. It reads “Poaching is an illegal taking or possession of fish, game or non-game wildlife.”

Missus UJ says THIS MORNING, WE'RE
GOING TO LOOK NOW AT OUR
VIRTUAL CHALLENGE.
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT
POACHING JUST FOR A MOMENT.
SOME OF YOU MAY HAVE WATCHED
THE DOCUMENTARY LAST NIGHT ON
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC WITH CBC,
AND THE FIRST PART OF
THAT WAS ALL ABOUT POACHING.
AND THERE WAS A VERY SAD
PRESENTATION WHERE SOME NATIVES
CAME AND BROUGHT TO THE
SCIENTIST AN ORANGUTAN THAT
WAS ON A STRETCHER THAT HAD
ACTUALLY VERY CRUELLY BEEN
KILLED, AND THE HEAD AND HANDS
HAD BEEN TAKEN, I GUESS FOR
SALE OR FOR PROFIT
FROM A POACHER.
YOU WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO DO
A LITTLE RESEARCH ON THIS.
I'M JUST PUTTING
UP A DEFINITION.
AND A LOT OF KIDS, I'M SURE,
HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS IN SOME
OF THEIR CLASSES ABOUT
WHAT POACHING IS.
NOW, HERE'S WHAT YOUR
CHALLENGE IS GOING TO BE.
YOUR VIRTUAL CHALLENGE THIS
WEEK IS THINK ABOUT ME,
MISSUS UJ, AS THE POACHER.
WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO
IS YOU'RE GOING TO SEND ME
SOMETHING THAT IS
GOING TO MAKE ME STOP
POACHING ORANGUTANS.
NOW, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE
TO LOOK AT THE
DO
PART.
THE DO PART OF YOUR
RESPONSE WHEEL.
YOU'VE GOT YOUR FEELINGS OUT.
YOU'VE DONE SOME
THINKING ABOUT IT.
NOW, AS A CLASS, IN SMALL
GROUPS, PARTNERS, WHAT YOU
WANT TO DO IS DECIDE, OKAY,
WHAT IS IT I CAN SEND TO
MISSUS UJ TO MAKE
HER STOP POACHING?
NOW REMEMBER, POACHING
IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM.
REMEMBER YOU ARE GOING
TO BE TAKING ACTION
WITH YOUR WRITING.
AND IF YOU WANT YOUR MESSAGE
TO GET THROUGH, WHAT YOU HAVE
TO DO IS YOU HAVE TO SPELL IT
CORRECTLY BECAUSE NOW WE ARE
COMMUNICATING, BUT WE
HAVE A PURPOSE HERE.
A VERY IMPORTANT PERSON.
YOU WANT TO MAKE ME
STOP POACHING ORANGUTANS.
NOW, YOU ALSO
HAVE AN AUDIENCE.
AND HAVING AN AUDIENCE IS A
WHOLE NEW REASON FOR HAVING
TO SPELL WORDS CORRECTLY.
ONCE YOU HAVE AN AUDIENCE,
THEN IT IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT.
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO TALK A
LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME OF
THE THINGS THAT YOU MIGHT
DO IN THE DO FRAME.
I'LL LEAVE YOU WITH SOME
IDEAS AND SOME THINGS
TO GET GENERATING.
BUT LET'S, FIRST OF ALL, SO WE
DON'T FORGET THE IMPORTANCE
OF, AND WHAT OUR VIRTUAL
CHALLENGE IS, LET'S TURN TO
OUR AGENDAS NOW.
LET'S FOCUS IN ON THE BOTTOM
PART, THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE,
AND I'LL GIVE YOU JUST
A MOMENT TO COPY DOWN
WHAT YOUR TASK IS.

A sheet of paper appears on screen. It reads “Virtual challenge. Missus U.J. is a poacher. Send her something that is going to make her stop poaching.”

Another sheet of paper reads “Remember. If it’s spelled correctly, your message will get through” The word “will” is stressed.

Missus UJ says REMEMBER, WHEN YOU ARE WORKING
ON YOUR VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
TODAY, IF IT IS SPELLED
CORRECTLY, THEN YOUR MESSAGE
WILL GET THROUGH.
NOW, I'D LIKE TO JUST POST
FOR YOU OUR RUBRIC SCALE,
WHICH IS THE WAY
WE ARE EVALUATED.
AND LET'S LOOK A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT LOOK AT WHAT KINDS OF
THINGS YOU MIGHT DO IN YOUR DO
OF YOUR RESPONSE WHEEL IF YOU
WERE MEETING THE STANDARD.
WHAT WOULD MISSUS UJ's
EXPECTATION BE IF I WERE
TO GIVE YOU A THREE
ON YOUR ASSIGNMENT?

Another sheet of paper appears on screen with the title “Rubric scale.” It shows a continuum with the letter “r” to its left end, then numbers 1, 2, and 3 and the number 4 at the right end of the continuum. Between number 2 and number 3 appear terms such as “letter, news article, editorial, letter to the editor, good spelling, sentence structure and paragraph structure” and between the numbers 3 and 4, it reads “special edition, newspaper and brochure.” An arrow points at number three with the caption “meets the standards” and another arrow points at number 4 with the caption “superstar.”

Missus UJ says SO FIRST OF ALL, SOME OF THE
DO IDEAS THAT MIGHT COME OUT
MIGHT BE, AND I'M SURE YOU'LL
HAVE SOME BETTER IDEAS THAN I
DO, BUT SOMEBODY HAD
MENTIONED WRITING A LETTER.
NOW, YOU COULD ACTUALLY LOOK
IN YOUR INTERNETS AND SO ON,
AND ACTUALLY FIND OUT THERE
ARE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE
ACTUALLY WORKING VERY HARD
TO GET AFTER SOME OF THESE
POACHERS, AND THERE ARE
CERTAIN LAWS AND SO ON.
IF YOU WERE GOING TO WRITE A
LETTER, YOU SHOULD FAMILIARIZE
YOURSELF WITH SOME OF
THOSE THINGS AND BECOME
AN EXPERT ON IT.
SO DO A LITTLE RESEARCH
BEFORE YOU WRITE YOUR LETTER.
AND THEN DECIDE, ARE YOU GOING
TO WRITE A LETTER TO ME?
ARE YOU GOING TO JUST COPY A
LETTER TO ME AND ACTUALLY SEND
A LETTER TO SOMEWHERE WHERE
YOU CAN ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING
ABOUT IT IF I WAS THE POACHER?
NOW, YOU COULD WRITE
A NEWS ARTICLE.
AND THAT WOULD BE A WONDERFUL
WAY WHERE YOU COULD INVENT
THINGS THAT I HAVE DONE.
AND YOU COULD WRITE AN ARTICLE
PRETENDING THAT YOU ARE
ACTUALLY A REPORTER, AND YOU
ARE REPORTING ON ME, AND WHAT
I HAVE BEEN DOING.
YOU COULD WRITE AN EDITORIAL
PRETENDING YOU ARE THE EDITOR
OF A PAPER, WHERE YOU ACTUALLY
EXPRESS YOUR OPINIONS.
NOW, REMEMBER, IF YOU ARE
WRITING AN EDITORIAL, IT'S
IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE FACTS,
AS WELL AS SOME OF YOUR
ASSERTIONS AND YOUR OPINIONS.
SO YOU WANT TO GATHER SOME
FACT AND SOME DATA ABOUT SOME
THINGS I'VE ACTUALLY DONE,
AND THAT YOU ARE WRITING ABOUT
IT, AND YOU ARE
EXPRESSING YOUR OPINION.
NOW, YOU COULD WRITE A LETTER
TO THE EDITOR AS A PERSON THAT
HAS CONCERNS, AND YOU WANT
TO GET IT OUT TO THE PUBLIC.
THIS IS A DIFFERENT
KIND OF LETTER.
IF YOU WANT TO SEE HOW THOSE
ARE WRITTEN, TAKE A LOOK IN
ANY PAPER THAT WE HAVE.
THERE ARE LOTS OF
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
IT'S THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE,
AND THAT'S ANOTHER EXCELLENT
THING YOU COULD DO.
NOW, I'M SURE IN YOUR DO
SECTION WITH YOUR TEACHERS
THIS MORNING, YOU'LL COME UP
WITH LOTS OF OTHER THINGS
THAT YOU COULD DO.
WHAT I WANTED TO POINT OUT TO
YOU, IF YOU WERE MEETING THE
STANDARDS AND LOOKING TO GET
A THREE, THEN, OF COURSE,
WE TALKED ABOUT THIS MORNING
YOU WANT YOUR MESSAGE TO GET
THROUGH, AND YOU WANT TO
COMMUNICATE, YOU MUST HAVE
GOOD SPELLING, OKAY?
YOU WANT TO BE ARTICULATE, AS
SOMEONE SAID, THAT WAS A VERY
GOOD ANSWER.
IF YOU ARE ARTICULATE, THEN
PEOPLE WILL LISTEN TO YOU
BECAUSE THEY KNOW
YOU ARE SERIOUS.
OKAY, WE'RE LOOKING AT GOOD
SENTENCE STRUCTURE, OF COURSE,
AND GOOD PARAGRAPH STRUCTURE.
IF YOU ARE WRITING ANY OF YOUR
LETTERS, REMEMBER, WHEN YOU
ARE CHANGING GEARS, WHEN YOU
ARE CHANGING TIME, WHEN YOU
ARE CHANGING TOPICS, AND WHEN
YOU ARE CHANGING SOME OF YOUR
IDEAS AND OPINIONS, THAT YOU
MUST START NEW PARAGRAPHS
EACH TIME.
NOW, THAT WOULD GRANT YOU
A MEETING STANDARD THREE.
IF YOU WANT TO GET A FOUR, AND
YOU'RE A SUPERSTAR, YOU COULD
EVEN GO ONE STEP FURTHER.
HERE YOU COULD BE LOOKING AT,
WHAT COULD WE COLLECTIVELY,
PERHAPS WE WANT TO MAKE A TEAM
OF PEOPLE WITHIN THE CLASS.
AND WE COULD CREATE A WHOLE
NEWSPAPER ON POACHERS, WHERE
YOU ACTUALLY HAVE INFORMATION
THAT YOU'VE RESEARCHED, AND
YOU HAVE A COLLECTION OF
ARTICLES, EDITORIALS,
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
YOU COULD HAVE ALL SORTS OF
ILLUSTRATIONS WITH CAPTIONS
AND PHOTOS AND SO ON,
THAT COULD GO WITH IT.
AND THAT WOULD BE A WONDERFUL
PROJECT FOR YOU TO DISPLAY TO
THE REST OF YOUR SCHOOL, AND
TO GET SOME OF YOUR FEELINGS
AND OPINIONS OUT ON HOW YOU
FEEL ABOUT POACHING AND WHAT'S
HAPPENING TO SOME OF
THESE ENDANGERED SPECIES.
OKAY, A BROCHURE WOULD BE
ANOTHER IDEA WHERE YOU COULD
COLLECTIVELY PUT TOGETHER
THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING
RIGHT NOW AND SOME OF THE LAWS
AND SO ON, IN ORDER TO GET
AFTER SOME OF THESE POACHERS.
I'M JUST PUTTING THE IDEA OF A
BROCHURE OUT AS A WAY TO HAVE
ALL DIFFERENT KINDS OF
THINGS IN YOUR WRITING.
THAT COULD BE A
FUN ONE TO DO, TOO.
NOW I WILL, EVEN THOUGH I
THINK OUR TIME IS NEARLY UP,
I DO HAVE SOME TIME THAT I'D BE
VERY HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY OF
THE CALLS THAT WE HAVE.
IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO
CONTRIBUTE ABOUT SOME OF THE
SPELLING TRICKS, OR
GENERALIZATIONS, OR ANY OF THE
SPELLING IDEAS, I WOULD ALSO,
IF YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE SOME
OF YOUR FEELINGS ABOUT OUR
WRITING PROMPT, OR ANYTHING,
I'D BE VERY HAPPY TO
HEAR FROM ANY OF YOU.
SO PLEASE CALL IN.
I DO HAVE SOME TIME.
JUST WHILE I'M WAITING FOR THE
CALLS TO COME IN, REMEMBER,
YOU ARE GOING TO FAX ME,
MISSUS UJ HERE, AT TV ONTARIO,
WITH SOME OF YOUR THINGS.
AND I'D LOVE TO SEE SOME
OF THE THINGS YOU HAVE.
OUR FAX NUMBER HERE IS:

A sheet of paper reads “Fax 416-484-2609. Addressed to Missus Usher-Jones. Send to the poacher….”

Missus UJ says AND I CAN'T WAIT TO HEAR OF
SOME OF THE THINGS THAT
YOU COME UP WITH TO TRY
TO DEAL WITH ME.
OKAY, A CALLER FROM KING GEORGE,
GOOD MORNING.
HELLO?

Kind George says HI.

Missus UJ says HI.

The caller from King George says SORRY, OUR CLASS
JUST HAD TO LEAVE.

Missus UJ says OH, OH, THAT'S TOO BAD.
OKAY.

The caller from King George says SORRY ABOUT THAT.

Missus UJ says THAT'S OKAY.
THANKS.
OKAY, WE'LL GO TO
ANOTHER SCHOOL.
I KNOW IT'S REALLY ONLY A 40
MINUTE SHOW, BUT SOME KIDS,
I KNOW YOU MAY HAVE TO GO TO
ANOTHER CLASS AND SO ON,
THAT'S OKAY.
BUT WE DO SORT OF KEEP THE
LINES OPEN SO YOU KNOW, FOR
THE EXTRA TEN MINUTES OR
WHATEVER, IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO
MOVE ON, I KNOW SOME OF YOU
ARE PRESSURED TO GET TO YOUR
NEXT CLASS.
BUT IF YOU DO HAVE
TIME, I'D BE VERY HAPPY
TO HEAR FROM YOU.
OKAY, A CALLER FROM ELGIN AVENUE.
HI.

The caller from Elgin Avenue says HI.

Missus UJ says DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING
YOU WANTED TO SHARE,
OR A QUESTION?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says I HAVE A QUESTION.

Missus UJ says SURE.

The caller from Elgin Avenue says FOR OUR ASSIGNMENT THING, CAN
WE, LIKE, MAKE MANY PAGES TO
A LETTER TO YOU?
OR DOES IT HAVE TO
BE JUST ONE PAGE?

Missus UJ says OH, NO, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
THAT WOULD BE GREAT.
AND YOU KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT
DO IS START WITH THE CONCEPT
BUILDER WHERE YOU CAN GET
SOME OF YOUR IDEAS OUT.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO PAGES,
MAKE SURE THAT YOU'VE KIND OF
GOT YOUR SECTIONS.
DO YOU HAVE LOTS OF
FEELINGS ABOUT THIS TOPIC?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OH, GOOD.
I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO
GETTING YOUR LETTER.
DON'T FORGET TO
FAX IT IN, OKAY?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says WHEN DO WE FAX IT IN TO GET
IT TO GO ON THE NEXT PROGRAM?

Missus UJ says OKAY, THE NEXT
PROGRAM IS FRIDAY.
AND I'M HERE ON THURSDAYS.
SO IF YOU FAX IT TO ME BY
THURSDAY, I WILL CERTAINLY PUT
IT INTO THE SHOW NEXT WEEK.
I'D BE VERY HAPPY -- I MIGHT
NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO READ
YOUR WHOLE LETTER, IF YOU'VE
GOT MANY, MANY PAGES.
YOU COULD MAKE PUT A LITTLE STAR
BESIDE THE IMPORTANT THINGS
YOU WANT ME TO INCLUDE.

The caller from Elgin Avenue says ALL RIGHT.

Missus UJ says THAT'D BE GREAT.
I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO IT.

The caller from Elgin Avenue says OKAY, BYE.

Missus UJ says BYE.
THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.
I SHOULD SAY THAT, THAT I HOPE
FOR NEXT SHOW, I'D LOVE TO,
IN THE REVIEW PART OF THE
SHOW, I'D LOVE TO BE ABLE TO
START WITH READING SOME
EXCERPTS FROM SOME OF THE
THINGS THAT YOU ARE SENDING
ME ABOUT ME THE POACHER.
REMEMBER, NOW IT'S GREAT WHEN
YOU HAVE AN AUDIENCE, AND YOU
HAVE A REAL TASK AT HAND HERE,
THAT YOU REALLY DO A GOOD JOB
OF COMMUNICATING IT WITH ME.
OKAY, WE HAVE ANOTHER CALLER
HERE FROM A CALLER FROM ELGIN AVENUE.

The caller from Elgin Avenue says YES.

Missus UJ says HI.
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

The caller from Elgin Avenue PARDON?

Missus UJ says WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says GARRET.

Missus UJ says HI, GARRET.
DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION, OR DID
YOU WANT TO REFER TO SOMETHING?

Garret says YEAH, POACHERS JUST MAKE
IT BAD FOR HUNTERS BECAUSE
THEY PUT A BAD NAME OUT.

Missus UJ says YES, THEY DO.
CAN YOU TELL ME A
LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT?

Garret says WELL, NOW THERE ARE STUPID
GUN LAWS AND IT SUCKS.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
HOW DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THIS?
HAVE YOU DONE A PROJECT ON IT,
OR JUST INTEREST IN READING?

Garret says NO, I HUNT.

Missus UJ says OH, YOU DO.
YOU DO.
HOW DO THEY AFFECT
THE HUNTING?
WHAT DO THEY DO?

Garret says WELL, THEY MAKE
HARDER GUN LAWS.
AND IT'S HARDER TO GET A GUN
AND GO OUT AND KILL STUFF.

Missus UJ says DO YOU HUNT WITH YOUR
PARENTS OR WITH A GUARDIAN?
HOW DO YOU HUNT?

Garret says WITH MY DAD.

Missus UJ says OH, YOU DO.
WHAT KIND OF
HUNTING DO YOU DO?

Garret says TURKEY HUNTING.

Missus UJ says OH, I SEE.
OKAY.
WHEREABOUTS?

Garret says NEW YORK, MISSOURI.

Missus UJ says WOW, NOW WHAT TIME
OF YEAR DO YOU DO THAT?

Garret says SPRING AND FALL.

Missus UJ says I SEE, I SEE.
NOW, YOU HAVE A LICENSE
TO DO THAT, RIGHT?
AND THE POACHERS DON'T,
AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM.
SO THEY ARE DOING THAT WHEN
IT'S NOT A GOOD TIME TO DO IT,
RIGHT?

Garret says EXACTLY.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
LISTEN, THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
THANKS FOR SHARING THAT.

Garret says OKAY.

Missus UJ says WOW, IT'S INTERESTING THAT,
YOU KNOW, PEOPLE HAVE ALL
SORTS OF REASONS OF WHY THEY
THINK THE POACHERS ARE DOING
BAD THINGS.
AND I AM VERY INTERESTED IN
HEARING WHAT YOU GUYS ARE
GOING TO BE SENDING IN TO ME.
OKAY, A CALLER FROM ELGIN AVENUE,
HI, GOOD MORNING.
CHRIS, ARE YOU THERE?
HELLO?

Chris says HELLO.

Missus UJ says HI.
DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION, OR
DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING
YOU WANT TO SHARE?

Chris says HANG ON A SECOND.

Missus UJ says SURE.

Chris says WE HAD A JOKE THING.

Missus UJ says A SPELLING TRICK,
GOOD, OKAY.
WHAT WAS IT?

Chris says THERE'S TWO PARALLEL
LINES IN PARALLEL.

Missus UJ says OH, GOOD, GOOD.
CAN YOU SPELL PARALLEL FOR ME?

Chris says P-A-R-A-L-L-E-L.

Missus UJ writes the word down.

She says OKAY.
THAT'S GOOD.
HERE WE HAVE THE
SPELLING OF PARALLEL.
SO CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO
ME HOW THE TRICK WORKS?

Chris says THE DOUBLE L's ARE
PARALLEL TO EACH OTHER.

Missus UJ says GOOD, GOOD.
HERE WITH HAVE THE DOUBLE L's
BECAUSE THEY ARE PARALLEL.
THAT'S AN EXCELLENT TRICK
BECAUSE NOW THAT YOU KNOW
THAT, EVERY TIME YOU SPELL
PARALLEL, YOU ARE GOING TO BE
THINKING OF THE DOUBLE L.
THAT'S WHY TRICKS ARE SUCH
A GREAT WAY TO LEARNING
ALL THESE TRICKY WORDS.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
HI, A CALLER FROM ELGIN AVENUE?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says HI.

Missus UJ says HI, WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

The caller from Elgin Avenue says AMANDA.

Missus UJ says HI, AMANDA.
AND DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION,
OR DID YOU JUST WANT TO
SHARE SOMETHING?

Amanda says I HAVE A SPELLING TRICK.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
WHAT IS IT?

Amanda says OH, RYAN ATE NINE GIRAFFES
UNDER THE ANTS' NEST.
AND THAT'S FOR ORANGUTAN.

Missus UJ says OH, LET'S GET ORANGUTAN.
O-R-A-N-G-U-T-A-N.
OKAY, SO HERE WE
HAVE THE SPELLING.
OKAY, SO TELL ME WHAT YOUR
TRICK WOULD BE FOR TODAY'S
TOUGH WORD?

Amanda says OH, RYAN ATE NINE GIRAFFES
UNDER THE ANTS' NEST.

Missus UJ says EXCELLENT.
CAN YOU SAY IT SLOWLY SO
EVERYBODY CAN UNDERSTAND
THAT ONE.
GO REALLY SLOWLY.

Amanda says OH, RYAN ATE NINE GIRAFFES
UNDER THE ANTS' NEST.

Missus UJ says GREAT.
THANK YOU SO MUCH.
AND THAT REALLY TIES IN -- DID
YOU JUST MAKE THAT UP TODAY,
OR DID YOU HAVE IT BEFORE?

Amanda says TODAY.

Missus UJ says OH, YOU JUST MADE IT TODAY.
GOOD.
NOW, THAT SHOWS YOU HOW
EFFECTIVE THAT IS TO COME UP
WITH A SPELLING
TRICK FOR A WORD.
AND IF YOU HAVE A WORD THAT
WHEN YOU ARE DOING YOUR SUPER
SLEUTH, AND YOU ARE REALLY
HAVING A HARD TIME SPELLING IT,
THEN THAT WOULD BE A GREAT
IDEA TO MAKE UP YOUR OWN
LITTLE MEMORY TRICK
FOR THAT WORD.
GREAT.
OKAY, SURE.
I THINK WE HAVE TIME FOR A FEW
MORE CALLS, IF YOUR TEACHERS
WILL LET YOU STAY,
WE'LL HEAR SOME MORE.
THAT'D BE GREAT.

The caller says HELLO.

Missus UJ says HI, GOOD MORNING.
GOOD MORNING.

The caller says MORNING.

Missus UJ says HI.
WHAT'S YOUR NAME?

The caller says DARRYL.

Missus UJ says HI, DARRYL.
OKAY, DARRYL, WERE YOU GOING
TO SHARE US A TRICK, OR DID
YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD?

Darryl says I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING.
MY PHONE JUST RANG.

Missus UJ says IT DID?
OKAY.
HAVE YOU GOT ANY IDEAS,
DARRYL, ON WHAT YOU CAN DO
FOR THE DO PART OF TODAY'S
VIRTUAL CHALLENGE?

Darryl says PARDON?

Missus UJ says HAVE YOU GOT ANY IDEAS ON
WHAT YOU MIGHT DO FOR THE
VIRTUAL CHALLENGE TODAY?

Darryl says MAYBE A BROCHURE.

Missus UJ says OH, THAT'S GOOD.
WHAT WOULD YOU
PUT IN A BROCHURE?
HAVE YOU GOT ANY IDEAS?

Darryl says PICTURES.

Missus UJ says AHA.
GREAT.
WELL, YOU BE SURE TO SEND ME
SOMETHING IN THAT YOU HAVE
FINISHED, OKAY?

Darryl says PARDON?

Missus UJ says YOU BE SURE TO SEND ME
SOMETHING IN WHEN YOU HAVE
IT FINISHED, OKAY?
I'D LOVE TO SEE IT.

Darryl says OKAY.

Missus UJ says GREAT.
THANKS FOR CALLING.
I THINK THE BROCHURE
IS A WONDERFUL IDEA.
AND IT'S GREAT WHEN
YOU LAY IT ALL OUT.
YOU CAN USE LARGE PAPER
AND MAKE A HUGE ONE.
MAKE SURE THAT ALL YOUR
PICTURES HAVE CAPTIONS, AND
YOU'VE GOT BIG
TITLES AND SO ON.
IT WOULD BE A WONDERFUL
INFORMATION GIVING.
IT WOULD BE GREAT IN SOME OF
YOUR SCHOOLS IF YOU DO A WHOLE
DISPLAY, CERTAINLY AT THIS
TIME OF YEAR BEFORE YOU LEAVE
FOR THE SUMMER, IT WOULD BE
AN INTERESTING PROJECT ON
ENDANGERED SPECIES, ON
POACHING, ON ANY SORT OF MAIN
IDEAS THAT YOU CAN PULL OUT
OF TODAY'S VIDEO, THE WRITING
PROMPT, AND THE
VIRTUAL CHALLENGE.
I THINK ALL THESE PIECES OF
WRITING WOULD BE VERY WORTH
DISPLAYING AND SHARING WITH
OTHER KIDS IN THE SCHOOL.
OKAY, WELL, THAT'S REALLY
ALL THE TIME WE HAVE.
AND IT'S BEEN GREAT
WORKING WITH YOU TODAY.
AND I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO
HEARING YOU SENDING ME YOUR
THINGS AND SEEING
YOU ALL NEXT WEEK.
SO BYE FOR NOW.

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