Tag Archives: 2010

Writing Strategies II, Session #9: December 3rd, 2010

Autumnal mountain stones
Autumnal mountain stones

Update:

Today, we continued reading chapters 8 and 9.  Each student translated 1 or 2 paragraphs from the text.

Homework:

Please prepare the chapters 10, 11, 12. “Prepare” = read in English (and in Japanese if necessary to understand the meaning), look up words/expressions you do not know.

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Writing Strategies II, Session #8: November 26th, 2010

Momoji, Nagano, Japan, October 2010
Momoji, Nagano, Japan, October 2010
  1. Reports from students who did  not present last time.
  2. What book did you choose from the list? (Many students chose “Robinson Crusoe”. I wonder why? Maybe it is a textbook in some other class…;0)
  3. Reading and translating chapter 8. Today, I used a slightly different technique. I asked questions about the text. These were not just comprehension questions, but questions designed to help students become more familiar with English by hearing many repetitions of the same words and phrases. What did you think of this? Send me an email or leave a comment here on the blog.
  4. Answering the study guide questions for chapters 8-9.
  5. Homework:

    Finish reading and translating chapters 8 and 9.

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