Category Archives: Writing Strategies

WS2: WEEK 15, JANUARY 19TH, 2018

Today’s class

  • last-minute check of final essay.
  • Quiz on “The Magician’s Nephew”.
  • Please email me your final essay if you have not already done so. I must have your essay by Jan. 31st.

Best wishes to you all. Sayonara.

 

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WS2: WEEK 14, January 12th, 2018

Homework

Finish your final project (writing). Bring it to class next week (hard copy) and email it to me.

See here for tutorial videos: http://sheffnersweb.net/blogs/classblogs/dwc/?p=3485

Click here to download a sample essay: Sample_Essay_template

Today’s class

  • Class survey
  • 1-to-1 conferencing

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WS2: WEEK 13, January 5th, 2018

Homework

Email me your written work if you want me to check it. Continue working on your final probject.

Today’s class

  1. Free writing – your winter vacation
  2. Mini-lecture: according to  The Magician’s Nephew, what is more important than either friendship or family?
  3. Sentence combining. Read through your free writing, find sentences that can be combined and re-write them.
  4. Every claim needs evidence.
  5. Academic formatting:
    1. Use an English font (either Century or Times New Roman) size 12.
    2. Double-space your document.
    3. How to use MSWord’s refeerence functions to make citations and create a bibliography.
    4. For tutorial videos on how to double-space and create references, see this blog entry: https://wp.me/pwFtO-Ud

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year . Best wishes for a peaceful and prosperous year.

“There is never a stop to the sunrise. Sunrise happens all day long. Somewhere on this earth the sun is rising. Somewhere on this earth the sun is setting. That was just where YOU were. It never stops. It keeps happening all day long. And what is your night, somewhere is daylight.”

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WS2: WEEK 12, DECEMBER 22nd, 2017

Homework

Write your final essay and bring your first draft to the next class, Jan. 5th.

If you cannot attend Jan. 5th, please email me your work.

Today’s class

  • 1-to-1 conferencing
  • The purpose of your final project is to help you and your classmates better understand the story of TMN.
  • Therefore, in your essay, always connect your research with The Magician’s Nephew.

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WS2: WEEK 11, DECEMBER 15TH, 2017

Homework

None (except work on your final project).

Today’s class

  1. MLA style for movies
  2. 1-to-1 conferencing with students about their writing
  3. Mini-lecture on how and why Digory grows.

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WS2: WEEK 10, DECEMBER 8TH, 2017

Homework

  • Compare Uncle Andrew and Jadis. Are they both equally evil? Explain.
  • Decide on your final project. Tell me by Dec. 22nd.

Today’s class

  1. MLA style for bibliography
  2. In-text citation (MLA style)
  3. Claim and evidence
  4. How to re-write (paraphrase or summarise) the text.

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WS2: WEEK 9, DECEMBER 1st, 2017

Homework

  • How does Digory grow in this story? Compare how he is at the beginning (when he meets Polly; when Polly disappears), in the middle  (in the Wood Between the Worlds, in Charn) and at the end (meeting Aslan, in the garden). Explain why he changes.

Today’s class

1-to-1 conferencing about students’ writing.

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WS2: WEEK 8, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2017

Homework

  1. Read chapter 15
  2. Answer these questions:
    1. Aslan gives the children a warning. What is the warning?
    2. This chapter has a happy ending. List the good things that happen.

Today’s class

1-to-1 conferencing about students’ writing.

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WS2: week 7, November 10th

Homework

  • Next class is Nov. 24th (no class next week Nov. 17th).
  • Answer these two questions about chapter 14:
    1. How will the apple that Digory brings back from the garden help protect Narnia from the Witch?
    2. What would have happened if Digory had given the apple to his mother instead of to Aslan as he had promised? Why?

Today’s class

  • Model answers to last week’s 6 questions.
  • 1-to-1 conferencing with students about their writing

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