WS1: Week 9, June 15th 2018

Homework

none

Today’s class

  1. Exchange homework with classmates.
  2. New story: the two ants
    1. read it
    2. write a paragraph on how it relates to you
  3. 1-2-1 conferencing
  4. Havelok team: discuss your project and report to me.

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AS1: Week 9, June 15th2018

Homework

None.

Today’s class

  • presentations
  • what do you want presenters to do? Make a list.
  • 1-2-1  conferencing about presentations
  • Textbook pp 24-26.

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WS1: Week 8, June 8th, 2018

Homework

(If you chose the “Havelok” option, you do not need to do this).

  1. Choose a story to write a book report about
  2. It can be an English or a Japanese story
  3. It can be a movie IF it is based on a book.
  4. You will need to include
    1. Your comments about the book/story – these comments must be interesting and useful for the reader (i.e. not just your personal feelings)
    2. a summary of the story
    3. background facts in order to identify the story or book.
  5. Decide the order of your 3 paragraphs.

Today’s class

  1. Exchange your homework (summaries of “Havelok” chapters 1 an 2) with classmates.
  2. Read the original “Coconut” story from “Splitting the Arrow”.
  3. Re-write your summary of the story.
  4. Read chapters 7 and 8 of “Havelock the Warrior” and annotate.
  5. Would you like to be on the “Havelock Project” team? If so, please let me know by email.
    1. The Havelock Project Team will work as a team to create a booklet of notes to help Japanese readers read “Havelok the Warrior”.
    2. Your booklet needs to be finished by the end of this semester.
    3. I will give more details next week, but basically the team will make the major decisions.
  6. If you do not choose the Havelok option, choose a story to write a book report about. This book report will be your homework for next week.
Havelok pushed aside the other porters and got the job.

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AS1: Week 8, June 8th, 2018

Homework

  1. What did you learn about giving a good presentation from giving your presentation today?
  2. What did you learn about giving a good presentation from listening to your classmates’ presentations?

Today’s class

  • Presentations. If you were absent today, you can do your presentation next week.

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WS1: Week 7, June 1st, 2018

Homework

  • Finish annotating “Havelok the Warrior” chapters 5 & 6.
  • Write a summary (1 paragraph of 5-10 sentences) of
    • chapter 1
    • chapter 2
  • Would you like to take part in the project to annotate “Havelok the Warrior”?

Today’s class

  1. Annotate chapters 5 & 6 of “Havelok the Warrior”.
  2. 1-to-1 conferencing to discuss your writing and questions.
  3. “The Coconut” – listen then write a summary.

 

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AS1: Week 7, June 1st, 2018

Homework

Re-write and prepare your presentation.

  • Presentations should be 2-3 minutes long.
  • Use plenty of pictures, maps and illustrations.
  • Use easy English.
  • Make sure your classmates can understand the words you use.
  • Make your presentation interesting!

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to textbook questions on pages 13-15.
  2. 1-to-1 conferencing (if I did not talk to you, I will email you my comments by Sunday evening).

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WS1: week 6, May 25th, 2018

Homework

Finish annotating ‘Havelok’ chapter 4.

Today’s class

  • Annotating Havelok’ chapter 4.
  • Discussion of homework paragraphs
  • Re-write the 2 paragraphs.

 

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AS1: week 6, May 25th, 2018

Homework

Prepare a presentation on some topic of British history, using easy English and lots of pictures, maps, illustrations etc.

Show me your draft (text and pictures) next week.

Presentations will start from June 8th.

Today’s class

  1. Textbook p. 13, 14 and 15  exercises.
  2. One-to-one conferencing with students.

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WS1: Week 5, May 18th, 2018

Havelok’s name as it appears in an early fourteenth-century manuscript in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

 

 

 

 

Homework

  1. Write the first paragraph of a report about “Havelock the Warrior”, using the information in today’s and last week’s handout (chapter 1).
    1. Think about what information is relevant and what is not.
    2. Think about the order of the sentences.
  2. Write the first paragraph of a report about “The Pot with the Hole”, using the information in today’s handouts.

Today’s class

  1. Create a master annotation of chapters 2 and 3 of “Havelock the Warrior”
  2. Using the information about “Havelock the Warrior” in the handout, write 5~6 sentences.

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AS1: Week 5, May 18th, 2018

Homework

  1. Read chapter 2
  2. Pick a topic.
  3. Do some research about it.
  4. Write a short report.

Today’s class

  1. What are you going to do today?
  2. How do you want me to help you?
  3. What did you read in English recently? Did you take notes?
  4. What English movie did you watch recently? Did you take notes?

 

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