Nivel 5


Icesi - Level 5 - Extensive Reading project

This is a project that helps students develop reading comprehension skills. The idea is that the whole class reads a book, or several, throughout the course. Since books have vocabulary and expressions that students cannot understand, the idea is that students and teachers read the book in Google docs (or another cloud), and that they scaffold the book together. The teacher may introduce pictures, translations of expressions, explanations, comments in the shared file, to clarify vocabulary, explain expressions, etc. so that all the students can read them. In this way, reading becomes easier for the students. It is recommended that the teacher scaffolds the first chapter or chapters (depending on the lenght of the book) and then, the teacher should assign the responsibility of the scaffolding to the students. At the end, the book or story will be full of pictures and comments and it will be more accessible to students.

Autor: Diana Margarita Diaz



Students read predictions about what families will be like in the future and summarise the information they have read. It is a group activity to allow collaborative learning and the negotiation of meaning and sense in the target language. Furthermore, the configuration of the activity will allow students to confront and experiment with reading strategies. The final product is a list of 8 sentences that summarise 8 different pieces of information which discuss the concept of families in the future. The use of the future tense is the focus of attention in these sentences.  

Autor: Shamir Shah


icesi / english / level v / My life project Module 1 Units 1 and 3

The life project is the plan that a person draws in order to obtain an objective. All humans have dreams and needs. During our childhood, we play to be superheroes, to be firemen or veterinarians; no matter what profession we chose, our dreams were based on what we “wanted to be”. A life project is simply a document that compiles “what we want to be” and “what we are going to do” to achieve it in certain chapters of our life. It also includes the possibilities and means/resources that we need and currently have to achieve those goals. In summary, a life project is our little manual where we register our dreams and the actions that we are going to carry out in order to fulfill those goals. The project gives coherence to the life of a person in his diverse facets and marks a certain style, in to act, in the relations, in the way of seeing life… At the end of the project the students should upload a video talking about their life project, integrating the use of verb tenses, the definition of who they are and where do they belong.Taking a look of their future and their goal in the future.  Taken from:

Autor: Juan Manuel Aragon


ICESI/ ENGLISH Level 5 MODULE 1 Andrea Rizo

Narration means the art of storytelling, and the purpose of narrative writing is to tell stories. Any time you tell a story to a friend or family member about an event or incident in your day, you engage in a form of narration. In addition, a narrative can be factual or fictional. A factual story is one that is based on, and tries to be faithful to, actual events as they unfolded in real life. A fictional story is a made-up, or imagined, story; the writer of a fictional story can create characters and events as he or she sees fit. The big distinction between factual and fictional narratives is based on a writer’s purpose. The writers of factual stories try to recount events as they actually happened, but writers of fictional stories can depart from real people and events because the writers’ intents are not to retell a real-life event. Biographies and memoirs are examples of factual stories, whereas novels and short stories are examples of fictional stories. Taken from: Narrative texts:    Students will make a collective construction of a story. They will practice how to narrate stories and tales. 

Autor: Andrea Rizo Peñafort