Fagerlia Blog Awards

Thanks to our conscientious students who have written numerous blog posts this school year, there will be a Blog Award Ceremony on Friday June 8 at 09.50 in room A542. All three groups meet.
Who will be the blogger of the year? And who has completed all the blog posts?
Which blog has the best layout, and the best content?
Wait and see :)Rumors have it the principal will attend…:)

The Kite Runner and The Good Lie

Write a blog post based on one or two of the following questions:

1. Comment on how common themes are explored in the two films and how the films show these. Focus especially on the theme of redemption.
2. Comment on the titles of the film. Why do you think the directors chose these titles? Is there a symbolic meaning behind them?
3. Write a character analysis of Amir and Hassan in the Kite Runner.
Focus on their personality, physical appearance and the conflicts they go through and how these change them. At the end, say something about what we can learn from these characters
4. Write a character analysis of Mamere, Paul and Jeremiah in The Good Lie.
Focus on their personality, physical appearance and the conflicts they go through and how these change them. At the end, say something about what we can learn from these characters
5. In both films, brotherhood is an important concept. Explain how this concept runs through one or both of the films and influences the message we are left with after watching the film(s)
6. Both films deal with people who have to flee their home country because of conflict and in both films, the main characters end up in the USA. Discuss what challenges refugees go through when they flee their country and resettle in another. Include examples from the film and also comment on the opportunities they are given.


Oral presentations

Oral presentations

Most of you are used to giving presentations, but what do you think teachers really want you to do?

Firstly, you have to introduce yourself if the audience does not know you well. Then introduce your presentation. State your thesis question and let the audience know what to expect without giving away details.
Structure your presentation in a logical order. Start by introducing your topic and remember to conclude or sum up the main ideas of your presentation.
A good idea is to use markers when you move on from one topic to another. Then you seem well organized.
I would like to start by saying…
First of all…
Let me move on to….
The next part of my presentation…
I will come back to this…..
To conclude/sum up……
Thank you for listening/for your attention

Pronunciation: Practice pronouncing difficult words or names. Do not speak too fast. Speak loud and clear. Look at the audience. Practice beforehand so you do not spend too long time on the presentation.
Notes: Use notes or keywords. A good idea is to use note cards to remind yourself of what you are going to say. Do not read from your manuscript.
Visual aids: The simpler, the better is the general rule. Limit text, a title may be sufficient. Use images, and limit the use of animation. Make sure you avoid spelling mistakes on your slides. Sloppy spelling mistakes should not occur. Use a dictionary and look up words you are unsure of.
Body language: Try to relax, although that may not be the easiest thing to do. Remember that you communicate both with your body and your voice.
Good luck with your upcoming presentations 


Nattevandring på Aksla 21 april 21:00-23:00.
Vi møter opp 20:30 ved lekeplassen i Byparken, på den siden nærmest Steinerskolen/Ålesund Voksenopplæring.

Husk varme klær, gjerne en sekk med litt drikke, hodelykt viss du har, og ha mye batteri på telefonen så du kan være litt fotojournalist og ta kule eller ukule bilder til bloggen.

Dette blir knall 😀

– Hanna og Ingunn


What is the purpose of photojournalism? How is it different from other forms of photography? Pick one of the images in the link above or find another example of a photojournalistic image that has made a great impression on you. Write a blog post where you add the image and describe what it shows, what you think is so great about it, and what message(s) it carries.

Read more about photojournalism here: