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WS2, week 12, December 16th, 2016

Homework

Short essay questions for chapters 3, 4 and 5 (download the file here: Bookrags_MN_Short-essay_Qs_chaps3-5

Happy Holidays! Next class, January 6th.

Today’s class

Short essay questions for chapters 3, 4 and 5.

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WS1, week 12, July 8th, 2016

Homework

  • Answer the MCQs for chapter 9.
  • List the events of
    • the creation of Narnia in “The Magician’s Nephew” chapters 8 & 9, and
    • the creation of the world as described in the first book of the Bible, Genesis chapters 1 & 2.
  • For July 22nd: in groups, prepare a short presentation to tell the main events of one  chapter from the first 5 chapters of “The Magician’s Nephew”. Make it interesting and fun.
  • Choose another book from the Easy Reading list, borrow it from the library and start reading. (Download the list here:  AS1_Easy_reading_library_list
    • Challenge – 15 books this semester!

Today’s class

  1. Checked the answers to chapter 8 MCQs.
  2. Started listing the events in the creation of Narnia in chapter 8.
  3. Divided into groups for the final presentation of this semester.

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AS1, week 12, July 8th, 2016

Homework

  • Read the textbook pages 33 – 6.
  • Choose another book from the Easy Reading list, borrow it from the library and start reading. (Download the list here:  AS1_Easy_reading_library_list

Today’s class

  1. Mini-lecture on finding the topic and main idea of paragraph.
  2. Finding the main ideas of the 3 paragraphs on page 22.
    1. “In the Middle Ages, both the church and the king had great power, and this sometimes led to problems.”
    2. “There was also a fight for power between the kings and the rich men of England, and in 1215 they made King John sign the Magna Carta, a document that limited the power of the king and created a strong parliament.”
    3. “throughout the Middle Ages there were important wars between England and France, and one war – the Hundred Years War – ended after 116 years with England losing all its lands in France except Calais.”
  3. Write a topic sentence for the paragraphs on pages 28 -32.

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WS2, week 12, December 18th, 2015

Merry Christmas Joyeux Noel
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Homework

  • Start writing your essay.
  • Essay requirements:
    • 1,000 – 2,000 words.
  • Easy reading: read an easy reading book from the “Easy Reading” section of the library.
    • Record the details on your “ Reading List”. Include the following items:
    • Title, author, level, genre, comment

Today’s class

  1. Presentations by
    1. Ms. Anan,
    2. Ms. Fukuhara
    3. Ms. Nakaoka.

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AS2, week 12, December 18th, 2015

Merry Christmas Joyeux Noel
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Homework

  • Choose a US history topic for your essay and start planning.
    • Write a bullet list of key points you want to write about
    • Write an outline for your essay.
  • Essay requirements:
    • 1,000 – 2,000 words.
  • Read an easy reading  book about US history. Note the title, author, level, period of history.
    • Keep your list on one sheet of paper.
  • Find one of the movies on the movie list. Watch the movie.
  • Don’t forget to enjoy yourself.IMG_0242

Today’s class

Textbook:

  • Read “Clara Barton”.
    • What is the main idea of paragraph 1?
    • What is the main idea of paragraph 2?
    • What is the main idea of paragraph 3?
    • What is the main idea of paragraph 4?

 

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WS1, week 12, July 3rd, 2015

Homework

Choose a topic for your final essay.

Short essay questions for chapters 1-5

Today’s class

Presentation by Ms. Miyazaki on chapter 9 of TMN.

Short essay questions about chapters 1-5

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AS1, week 12, July 3rd 2015

Homework:

Choose your essay topic, email it to me, and start writing your essay.

Today’s class:

  1. Look at these essays (2 low-scoring, 2 top-scoring) from earlier years of AS students. Why did the low scorers get low scores, do you think? What did they do correctly?

 

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SinEb, wk12, December 19th, 2014

Homework

  • Start writing your essay.
  • (Email me your essay topic  if you were absent today.)
  • Your essay should
    • be between 800-1,500 words
    • be in academic format (double-spaced),
    • have at least 5 paragraphs (introduction, body and conclusion)
    • have a bibliography – a list of all the books, articles, websites, movies, videos, etc. you read or watched in your research.

 

NB: the makeup class for cancelled week 6 will be on January 10th, not December 13th or 20th.

Today’s class

  1. Presentation on “Phonemes and parts of speech”, by Ms. Sugihara and Yoshioka.
  2. Presentation on “Intonation”, by Ms Makiyama and Odahara.
  3. In the last 20-30 years, there has developed a strange way of talking among young native English speakers: they raise their intonation at the end of non-question (declarative) sentences. Here’s a comedian demonstrating this and asking why. It sounds like a lack of confidence, as if the speaker isn’t really sure, or wants to appear unsure rather than confident.
    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNIBV87wV4

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WS2, wk12, December 19th 2014

Homework

  • Start writing your essay.
  • (Email me your essay topic  if you were absent today.)
  • Your essay should
    • be between 800-1,500 words
    • be in academic format (double-spaced),
    • have at least 5 paragraphs (introduction, body and conclusion)
    • have a bibliography – a list of all the books, articles, websites, movies, videos, etc. you read or watched in your research.
  • here’s a link to my CS Lewis resource page on this website.
  • Here’s another list of books by or about CS Lewis, both in English and in Japanese  CSLewis_booklist2

Today’s class

  1. Presentation on Polly and Digory by Ms. Fukushima and Yamada.
  2. Presentation on the Narnia countries by Isoda and Kimura.
  3. We watched the end of the movie “Shadowlands”, the story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Davidman.
  4. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzSb-PHEMOc

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As2, wk12, December 19th, 2014

Homework

  • Start writing your essay.
  • (Email me your essay topic  if you were absent today.)
  • Your essay should
    • be between 800-1,500 words
    • be in academic format (double-spaced),
    • have at least 5 paragraphs (introduction, body and conclusion)
    • have a bibliography – a list of all the books, articles, websites, movies, videos, etc. you read or watched in your research.

Today’s class

  1. Presentation on chapter 29 “Black Americans”  (pp 112-5).by Ms. Kishi, Mimura and Nakagawa Yumi.
  2. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs
  3. Presentation on chapter 22 “The Roaring Twenties” (pp 92-5) by Ms Nakagawa Mai, Ohashi and Shibata
  4. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc7c8ZNy4f4

Key ideas:

  • non-violent resistance (also called non-violent protest or non-violent non-cooperation). From the English wikipedia page: “The modern form of non-violent resistance was popularised and proven to be effective by the Indian leader Mohandas Gandhi in his efforts to gain independence from the British.” (Read about it in Japanese here).
  • Life, liberty and property (later changed in the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. constitution to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”).
  • the free market ((in Japanese here) also known as “laissez-faire” (in Japanese here).
  • small government

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