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Writing Strategies II, week 8: November 16th, 2012

Homework (for week 9, Nov. 30th):

  1. Read chapter 11
  2. Free writing: make personal connections between chapter 11 and your personal experiences and history and knowledge.
  3. Continue researching your project for your 2nd presentation (Dec. 7th)

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Today’s class

  1. In random groups, we discussed
    1. whether Aslan is a symbol of Jesus Christ – what are the similar points? What are the different points?
    2. our reactions to chapter 10 (last week’s homework).
  2. I read parts of chapter 11 and talked about
    1. original sin
    2. the first joke (chapter 10)
    3. some examples of humour in chapter 11
    4. what the bulldog means for British people – I forgot to mention that the bulldog is a kind of symbol of British people because it is loyal, strong and very obstinate (determined). From Wikipedia:

      The English Bulldog is popularly used to represent England or the United Kingdom. The English Bulldog breed is the official mascot of the United States Marine Corps and many bases have their own mascot on base. Thirty-nine American universities use a Bulldog as their mascot.[15]

    5. original sin: Adam and Eve were responsible for sin in the Garden of Eden because they broke God’s law not to eat the fruit from the forbidden tree. Digory is responsible for the evil coming into Narnia (Jadis). Adam and Eve were punished by being thrown out of Eden. Digory has a chance to expiate his wrong.

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Michelangelo's painting of the sin of Adam and...
Michelangelo’s painting of the sin of Adam and Eve (the Fall of Man) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Writing Strategies 1, week 13: July 13th, 2012

Music Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia: Th...
Music Inspired by The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, we

  1. check the answers to the multiple choice questions from last week;
  2. handed in the answers to the short answer and short essay questions, chapters 15-17 (see the answers here)
  3. watched “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” movie, the death and resurrection of Aslan,
  4. watched “The Gospel According to John“, the death and resurrection of Jesus,
  5. wrote about the similarities between the two.
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Writing Strategies 1, week 11: June 29th, 2012

 

English: Edmund Crouchback
English: Edmund Crouchback (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, we will study chapters 13 – 14.

Here are the answers to last week’s study questions, and those of the week before – chapters 9-12.

Multiple choice questions, chapter 9

Chapter 9, In the Witch’s House

1. a.
2. a.
3. d.
4. b.
5. a.
6. b.
7. d.
8. a.
9. c.
10. b.
11. c.
12. b.

Chapter 10, The Spell Begins to Break
1. d.
2. b.
3. d.
4. b.
5. b.
6. b.
7. d.
8. a.
9. d.
10. a.
11. c.
12. b.

Chapter 11, Aslan is Near
1. b.
2. b.
3. a.
4. c.
5. d.
6. b.
7. a.
8. c.
9. b.
10. b.
11. a.
12. a.

Jadis, the White Witch of Narnia. Art by Leo a...
Jadis, the White Witch of Narnia. Art by Leo and Diane Dillon (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Chapter 12, Peter’s First Battle

1. c.
2. d.
3. b.
4. a.
5. a.
6. b.
7. d.
8. a.
9. a.
10. b.
11. b.
12. d.

Here are the answers to the Short Answer questions, chapters 9-12

Chapter 9, In the Witch’s House
1. Turkish Delight.
2. The memory of a bad magical meal.
3. Riches.
4. It is dark and cold.
5. The moon.
6. Fear.
7. Stands very still.
8. It is made of stone.
9. Draws a mustache on it.
10.A wolf.
11. Where his siblings are.
12. A dwarf.

Chapter 10, The Spell Begins to Break
1. Packing supplies.
2. Locking his door.
3. A new sewing machine.
4.A finished dam.
5. A sword and shield.
6. A bow and arrow.
7. A healing potion.
8. In battle.
9. Bells.
10. The White Witch.
11. Father Christmas
12. Tea leaves.

Chapter 11, Aslan is Near
1. Turkish Delight.
2. Stale bread and water.
3. He has no coat.
4. She sees a cluster of people.
5. Plum pudding.
6. Where they got their food.
7. Father Christmas.
8. Turns them into stone.
9. Slaps him.
10. Melting snow.
11. Aslan.
12. Walking.

Chapter 12, Peter’s First Battle
1. The Stone Table.
2. The winter turns to spring.
3. A human.
4. Lion.
5. They are afraid.
6. Peter.
7. Where is the fourth child?
8. He promises to do all he can to save him.
9. Prepare a feast.
10. High King.
11. Susan‘s horn.
12. Wolves.

Here are suggested answers for the short essay questions for chapters 9-12

33. Edmund‘s lonely walk to the Witch’s house is long and tiresome. It is dark and cold, and Edmund keeps slipping in the cold snowdrifts.

34. When Edmund left the beaver’s house, he did not want any harm to come to his siblings; he simply wanted to be a prince and then a king, and he wanted to be warm and have more Turkish Delight.

35. When Edmund reaches the gate to the Witch’s courtyard, he finds himself face to face with a lion. Edmund stands very still for a long time, afraid the lion will attack. After a while, Edmund realizes the lion is not looking at him, but at a dwarf with its back to the lion. Then he realizes that both the lion and the dwarf are made of stone. Edmund pulls out a pen and draws a moustache on the lion.

36. When Edmund reaches her house, the White Witch demands to know why Edmund did not bring his siblings. Edmund tells her that they would not come, but that they are close by at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Beaver. Then he tells her about Aslan and where they are supposed to meet him.

37. Before leaving their house with the Pevensie children, Mrs. Beaver insists on packing a bag full of supplies for the trip, and Mr. Beaver insists on locking the door to his house, hoping it will slow down the police force looking for him.

38. Father Christmas greets everyone and then tells Mr. and Mrs. Beaver what their presents will be this year. Mrs. Beaver is to receive a brand new sewing machine and Mr. Beaver will receive a finished dam.

39. To Peter, Father Christmas gives a sword and shield in order to protect himself in battle. To Susan, Father Christmas offers a bow and arrow, and a horn that will summon help no matter where she is. He also tells Susan that she is not to use her weapons in times of battle.

40. To Lucy, Father Christmas offers a knife for protection, although she, too, will not be able to use it in the battle. In addition, Father Christmas gives Lucy a diamond bottle filled with a magic cordial that will heal with a drop.

41. Edmund is hungry for Turkish Delight and finally gets up the courage to ask for it. The White Witch at first refuses, then changes her mind. The Witch sends for another dwarf whom she orders to bring food. Minutes later, Edmund is presented with stale bread and water.

42. Edmund is miserable in the sledge because it is the middle of the night, bitterly cold, and snowing. He has no coat and is freezing. When the sun comes up, there is no relief because Edmund is wet to the bone and is also very hungry

43. The White Witch stops her sledge when she sees a group of creatures sharing a plum pudding. When she demands to know where the creatures got the pudding, they tell her, Father Christmas. The White Witch is so angry that she turns them all into stone.

44. The melting snow impedes their way. Soon there are large patches of green grass, flowers beginning to grow, and birds are chirping. The dwarf beats the reindeer, and he and Edmund get out several times to break the sledge free of mud, but soon they can go no further. Finally, the White Witch decides they must walk.

45. When they first get to the Stone Table where Aslan is, the Pevensie children are afraid at first, each pushing the other to approach Aslan. It is Peter who steps forward and greets him. Aslan greets each in turn.

46. Mr. Beaver tells of Edmund’s betrayal, which causes Peter and Lucy to jump to their brother’s defense. Aslan promises that all will be done to save Edmund.

47. Aslan sends the girls to prepare for a feast while he speaks with Peter. Aslan shows Peter the sea and Cair Paravel, explaining that Peter will be High King because he is the first born.

48. When he hears Susan’s horn, Peter runs to the pavilion to find Lucy and Susan running out with a wolf right on their heels. Peter pulls out his sword and charges the wolf. The wolf turns on Peter and howls. Before the wolf can finish, Peter plunges his sword into the wolf’s heart.

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Writing Strategies 1, session 9: June 24th, 2011

Students worked on the Study Guide, finishing the questions for chapter 7 and 8  (pages 24-26), up to question 8, and starting to read chapters 9 and 10.

Mr. Sheffner interviewed most of the students one by one, checking their Study Guides.

Homework:

Read chapters 9 and 10, and answer the Study Guide vocabulary questions and questions 1-5 on pages 28-30.

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Writing Strategies session #13: Friday, July 16th, 2010

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  1. Checked answers to quiz questions for chapters 15, 16 and 17.
  2. The homework 2 weeks ago was to compare the deaths of Aslan and of Jesus. Out of 23 students, only 1 student answered this question correctly. Why?
  3. Personal interviews with students about their outstanding assignments.
  4. Homework questions:
    1. Why is “The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe” still popular today?
    2. Why is this book studied at university?

Next week is the final exam.

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