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WS1: week 13, July 14th, 2017

Homework

Collect all your writing for this class and bring them to the last class on July 28th

Today’s class

  1. We discussed the picture “The Voluptuary” and the descriptions of Jadis and how it is important to always support a claim with objective facts as evidence.
  2. We discussed the key charactersitics of a fairy tale.
  3. Writing: the characteristics of a fairy tale and of a myth.

AS1: week 13, July 14th, 2017

Homework

  1. Choose four claims from chapters 4-7 in the textbook, find detailed evidence for them, and (if necessary) given an explanation.
    • This will be a written paper, in academic format.
    • Choose at least one claim of fact (e.g. Margaret Thatcher was the first woman prime minister of Britain) and at last one claim of judgement (e.g. David Beckham is the most famous English footballer).
    • List all your sources of information.
  2. Collect together all your writings for this class and bring them to the last class, July 28th. You will need them to do your final writing.

 

Today’s class

Presentations by 12 students.

WS2, week 13, January 6th, 2017

 

Homework

None

Announcement

Makeup class will be on Wednesday January 25th, 5th period.. Please check the noticeboard for the classroom.

Today’s class

  1. Free writing
    1. #1 – your winter vacation
    2. #2 book(s) and/or movie(s) you watched over the vacation. (If you didn’t read any books or watch any movies, explain why not!)
  2. Short essay questions about “The Magician’s Nephew”:
    1.  Is Digory a better person at the end of The Magician’s Nephew than he was at the start? How has he changed for the better or for the worse?
    2. What can Asian do that Jadis cannot?
    3. Why does Uncle Andrew like Jadis?

AS2, week 13, January 6th, 2017

Announcement

Makeup class will be on Wednesday Jan. 18th, 5th period, room S405.

Homework

Read the chapter about Chicago and answer the 2 questions below. Remember, this class is Academic Skills, so your answer should be an academic answer. That means, complete, not just one or two details. As complete and accurate as you can.

  1. What is Chicago?
  2. Why is it important?

Today’s class

  1. Presentations by students about various paragraphs from the textbook chapter about Chicago.
  2. Some important background information which you should know. If you don’t know the answers to these questions, look them up. This is common knowledge.
    1. Where did the Mafia originate?
    2. Why were many of the early trading posts also forts?
    3. Why were the French in North America?

There are several films about Al Capone and the Prohibition era. Here is a list  of 10: http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/genres-movies/drama/10-best-prohibition-movies/

And here is a list of 25 Prohibition-era movies. The gang violence was one of the main reasons why Prohibition was considered a failure and eventually abandoned.

A very popular and well known movie about Chicago (but not about gangsters) is “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, directed by John “Home Alone” Hughes.

Here’s (in my opinion) the best scene in the movie. “Danke Schoen” is of course German – many people of German origin settled in Chicago, as well as Italians – and “Twist and Shout” is a Beatles song.

Here’s a scene from “The Untouchables”.

AS1, week 13, July 15th, 2016

Homework

  • Prepare your poster presentation (see the list of students and topics here, updated July 19th:   Poster Presentations    Mistakes? Please email me immediately, thank you.)
  • 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. Quiz on the textbook pages 33 – 6.
  2. Class survey.
  3. Final post presentation topic assignments (see the list here: Poster Presentations

WS1, week 13, July 10th 2015

Homework

  1. Email me your essay topic (if you did not already tell me in class today), ASAP (ass soon as possible).
  2. Here is a list of last year’s essay titles: WS Essay topics 2014
  3. Write the outline for your essay.
    1. Introduction
    2. Paragraph 2
    3. Paragraph 3
    4. Paragraph 4
    5. Conclusion.
    6. Bibliography (write the textbook details according to the MLA style – see your MLA guidebook, page 9).

Today’s class

Essay rubric. Deadline is July 24th. Your essay should be between 1,000 – 2,000 words.

  1. Format
    1. double-spaced
    2. name, teacher’s name, class name and date on first page only, in top right or left corner
    3. title (no underline, no special font)
    4. indented paragraphs
    5. bibliography using MLA style
  2. Own words. Don’t plagiarize, and don’t use Google translate. Your English is better than computer’s.
    1. Use examples from the books and/or websites you have read.
    2. Always give the reference when citing other people’s words. (See your MLA guidebook for how to cite)
  3. Logical thinking.
    1. Can you write intelliggible English sentences and organize them logically?
  4. Original thinking. I will give you points if you show me your thinking.
    1. Give your opinion, don’t just copy what the textbook or other writers say. Give reasons for your opinions.
  5. Vocabulary, grammar and spelling.
    1. If I can understand what you say, these errors are not important.
    2. If I cannot understand what you say, you will lose points.

AS1, week 13, July 10th, 2015

Homework

Tell me your essay topic.  If you did not tell me today in class, email it to me ASAP (as soon as possible).

Here’s a list of topics from last year’s AS1 final essays. If you would like to read any particular essay, please email me and I will bring a copy to class next Friday.

  1. Why did the bicycle give women their first taste of freedom?
  2. How did the industrial revolution affect Britain?
  3. Why and how were women discriminated against in 19th-century Britain?
  4. How much influence did Britain have as Colonial Ruler of India?
  5. How did British people live in the 19th century?
  6. How was the working class affected by the Industrial Revolution?
  7. Why was Queen Victoria adored by so many people?
  8. Why did the bicycle give women freedom? (2 essays)
  9. How did the railway influence Britain and Japan?
  10. Were all people’s lives in 19th-century Britain improved for the better?
  11. Why should woman be the “Angel in the House”?
  12. How were trading systems changed, and how was the modern educational system introduced?
  13. Why must people’s lives be changed for better or worse?
  14. Why was Queen Victoria so strong?
  15. What was the class system in Britain?
  16. How did Britain develop in the 19th century? (2 essays)
  17. Why did soccer spread from Britain to the world?
  18. Why did the Industrial Revolution occur in Britain first?
  19. What was the effect of the Corn Law?
  20. How was woman’s life in 19th-century Britain?
  21. Why did Britain develop in the 19th century?
  22. What was the Workers’ Revolt?
  23. Why was Queen Victoria able to make the strongest country?

Write the outline for your final essay.

  1. Introduction
  2. Paragraph 2
  3. Paragraph 3
  4. Paragraph 4
  5. Conclusion.
  6. Bibliography (write the textbook details according to the MLA style – see your MLA guidebook, page 9).

Today’s class

Essay rubric. Deadline is July 24th. Your essay should be between 1,000 – 2,000 words.

  1. Format
    1. double-spaced
    2. name, teacher’s name, class name and date on first page only, in top right or left corner
    3. title (no underline, no special font)
    4. indented paragraphs
    5. bibliography using MLA style
  2. Own words. Don’t plagiarize, and don’t use Google translate. Your English is better than computer’s.
    1. Use examples from the books and/or websites you have read.
    2. Always give the reference when citing other people’s words. (See your MLA guidebook for how to cite)
  3. Logical thinking.
    1. Can you write intelliggible English sentences and organize them logically?
  4. Original thinking. I will give you points if you show me your thinking.
    1. Give your opinion, don’t just copy what the textbook or other writers say. Give reasons for your opinions.
  5. Vocabulary, grammar and spelling.
    1. If I can understand what you say, these errors are not important.
    2. If I cannot understand what you say, you will lose points.

 

SinEb, wk13, January 9th, 2015

Makeup class is tomorrow, Saturday, January 10th at the usual time and in the usual classroom.

Homework

  • Start writing your essay.
  • (Email me your essay title 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 about Australian English by Ms. Harada and Matsumiya.
  2. Why write an essay  in English?
    1. To encourage you to focus your thoughts and think for yourself about specific topics concerning linguistics.
    2. To develop your ability to express those thoughts clearly in written English.
    3. An essay is not a report: it expresses your opinions (with reasons) or it tries to persuade the reader to accept a new idea or point of view.
  3. Basic essay format
    1. Review the format in the MLA Style guidebook.
      1. Notice: double-spacing, nice big indents, no blank lines between paragraphs, and the format for the bibliography.
      2. Download the sample template here: Sample_Essay_template

WS2, wk13, January 9th 2015

Makeup class is tomorrow, Saturday, January 10th at the usual time and in the usual classroom.

Homework

  • Start writing your essay.
  • (Email me your essay title 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. A presentation about the Magic Rings by Ms. Nakaoka and Tatami.
  2. Why write an essay  in English?
    1. To encourage you to ask the question why.
    2. An essay is not a report: it expresses your opinions (with reasons) or it tries to persuade the reader to accept a new idea or point of view.
    3. It forces you to clarify your thoughts and to learn how to express your thoughts clearly in English.
  3. Basic essay format
    1. Review the format in the MLA Style guidebook.
      1. Notice: double-spacing, nice big indents, no blank lines between paragraphs, and the format for the bibliography.
    2. Download the sample template here: Sample_Essay_template