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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WS1: week 4, May 11th, 2018

Homework

Read and annotate chapters 2 and 3 of Havelok the Warrior

Today’s class

  1. Creating a master annotation of chapter one of Havelock the Warrior
  2. review of types of written feedback
  3. What kinds of objective information might we use whenwriting academic reports about stories?

 

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AS1: week 4, May 11th, 2018

Homework

  1. Write a report about the Biblical story of either
    1. Noah and the flood, or
    2. the Tower of Babel.
  2. Are these Bible stories history? Why (or why not)?
  3. Leave a comment about today’s class on this blog.

Next week: textbook chapter 2.

Today’s class

  1. Group discussion and reports about the Bible stories of Noah and the flood, and the Tower of Babel.
  2. Key points of the Flood story are
    1. it was a punishment by God for disobedience and sin (not recognizing God)
    2. only one good man and his family (Noah) was saved.
    3. God told Noah to build an ark, how to build it, what size, and what to put in it (two of every kind of creature), so that they could continue life on Earth after the flood.
    4. How did Noah know that the flood was over? He sent a dove out flying. Each time the dove came back because it found no place to land, only water everywhere. But one day, it came back with an olive branch in its beak. That is how Noah knew the flood was over.
    5. After this flood, God promised never to punish human beings with a flood again, and he set a rainbow as a sign of his promise.
  3. Key points of Babel story
    1. People became proud and no longer worshiped God
    2. King Nimrod decided to build a tower that would reach to heaven. He was proud and vain and did not worship or recognize God.
    3. God was angry, and decided to punish them, but he had promised never to send another flood.
    4. He confused the people’s  languages, so that they could not communicate and so they had to stop building the tower.
    5. Maybe the most famous Babel painting is the Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel, 1563.

 

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WS1: Week 3, April 27th, 2018

(No class next week. Next class, May 11th)

Homework (for May 11th)

  1. read chapter one of “Havelock the Warrior”
  2. underline or mark with a highlighter pen all the words and sentences that you need to use a dictionary for.
  3. Bring your paper to class next time.

Today’s class

  1. Summary of key points of academic writing
    • Academic writing.
    • Start with a research question
      • e,g, what are academic skills?
      • why did the author write/tell this story?
      • What is the purpose of stories?
      • why are stories so important to human beings?
    • Define your terms
      • e.g  original meaning of “academic”
      • history of academic writing – where does it come from
      • E.g. meaning / origin of the word “story”
    • Collect your evidence
      • Observations (what you saw/read with your own eyes)
      • objective facts (dates and names of people, places, etc)
      • make careful notes of what you find
    • Decide your answer to your research question
    • present / publish your answer (conclusion, findings, research results) including your facts which support your conclusion.
      • get feedback from audience (listeners & readers) so that you can
        • correct your language (grammar)
        • correct your thinking (logic)
        • improve your communication to make it more effective
  2. Response to lPot with the Hole” story
    1. summary
    2. what doea the author want to say? What is the meaning of the story?
    3. your personal response /reaction
    4. In future, we will discuss the author’s workdview
    5. intro to Havelock homework

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