Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Saved by the Internet
Did you know that if you type in the title and the first couple of questions of a worksheet, you may be able to find a copy of that worksheet online?
I discovered this trick quite by accident. I was looking for the answers to something or other. I did just this, and the original popped up.
So, when the worksheet that the ELD (English language development. Read: students who moved here from elsewhere and are learning English) class had was missing key components, after not finding the book it came from in the classroom, I checked for it online.
(This was the third day the teacher had been out due to illness. She'd left early on Friday because she wasn't feeling well. Then she called in sick on Monday and this day which was a Tuesday. That she managed to get a very detailed lesson plan to me, with worksheets!, is pretty amazing. We'll forgive her for the worksheets being incomplete.)
They were supposed to identify the tense of the verb, only the verbs were missing. Oops. Somehow, the copy had everything that was italicized blanked out. I was going to come up with some random verbs, but the list was rather long.
So, I typed in the publisher of the worksheet (it was printed on it), the title, and voila... It actually popped up. Not only that, but the whole book it came from. Wow.
And because the computer was connected to the projector, I was able to project what was missing from the worksheet for the class to copy down.
The Internet saves my butt yet again.