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Student voices – Writing Strategies 1, session 3: May 13th, 2011

Student voices
  1. It was very useful for me to discuss with my partners, because each person had a few different idea.  I could understand more than before the class. I’ll do my best for Chapter 3 & 4, as well.
  2. 13日の授業では、Chapter1とChapter2の本文の内容について
    先生から出される質問に対しての答えと、プリントの問題の答え合わせをしました。
    文章の大意しか理解できていなかったので、文法や単語を詳しく
    学べてとてもよかったです。
    まだきちんと理解できていないところもあったので
    じっくりと読みたいと思います。
  3. I read Chapter1 and 2 of “The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe”, and answered ten questions. The questions were a little difficult for me,
    but I could understand and enjoyed reading the book.
  4. I learned “The CHRONICLES of NARNIA”, yesterday. It was difficult foe me to be an essay question. I want to improve my English skills.
  5. We read Chapter1 & 2 of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” and answered some questions about it last Friday. I enjoyed reading it and could understand the story. I thought the Faun was a good Faun, because he told Lucy the truth before telling the White Witch that a Daughter of Eve was there. I’m looking forward to taking next class.
  6. Yesterday, we read chapter 1 through chapter 2 of the book, and found the answers of teacher’s questions and Study Guide questions. In addition, I leaened a lot of new wards. I couldn’t find all the answers. So I felt that I should read the book more and more deeply. I enjoyed your class, thank you.
  7. Today, we checked answer about chapter 1 and 2. I corrected 8 questions of the vocabulary quiz. I incorrected the number 5.
    I watched NARNIA by DVD. Today, I learned about NARNIA’s story in detail. I want to learn about this books more, so I’ll do my best. Today’s class was interesting! I’m looking forward next class. See you next time.
  8. The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is very interesting! This book is not so hard and clearly understand. The sentences in the book are usefull.  I would like to keep studying this book.
  9. 今日の授業で、chapter1,2の課題の答え合わせをし、意味がよくわからなかった単語や英語の表現について知ることができました。
  10. Today, we checked expressions that are in the text. And professor gave us some questions from chapter1 & 2 and we solved. It made my understanding of story more deep. I remember “moth-balls” mean “bouchu-zai”! I thought I didn’t read so much because today I felt that it was little hard for me to solve your questions. I’m going to read next chapters hard.
  11. 今日も講義ありがとうございました。 今日の講義内容は、”The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Study Guide” を使ってのQ&Aでした。問題を解きながら読み進めていくと、より理解が深まって新しい単語も覚えられたので勉強になりました。来週も楽しみにしています。授業内容
    ・ガイドラインの単語問題とQuestionsの答え合わせ
    ・chapter1.2の内容理解の問題
    ・次回の宿題について感想
    単語問題でケアレスミスが2つほどあったので、これからは注意しようと思いました。
    今日の授業はペアで話し合う機会が多かったので、細かな部分まで読むことができました。
    先生から出される問題にもっと早く反応して解答できるようにしていきたいです。
  12. 今日の授業は、先生の問題に答えていくことで自分で読むときよりたくさんのことを理解できました。たまに問題の意味がわからないところがあったので聞き取りもできるようにしたいです。

These are the comments I’ve received by email by Sunday May 15th, 10 a.m. There are more summaries in the comments.

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Writing Strategies II, Session #1: October 1st, 2010

The Magician's Nephew
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Update: I encourage you to read the Japanese translation of The Magician’s Nephew:

魔術師のおい―ナルニア国ものがたり〈6〉 (岩波少年文庫)

Dear Writing Strategies students,

  1. October 1st was our first class. As most students had  bought the textbook, we began reading the story. We read pages 1-4
  2. We watched the first part of a movie about the love story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Gresham. The movie is called “Shadowlands” in English and 「永遠(とわ)の愛に生きて Shadowlands」 in Japanese. You can read more about it in Japanese here.
    1. We watched up to where Joy Gresham and her son Douglas come to C.S. Lewis’ home in Oxford for Christmas.
  3. Use the Internet to help you find images that will help you understand the story that we are reading. For example, what is an Eton collar?
  4. Homework:
    1. Visit this blog and leave a comment (sign up for the feed if you want)
    2. Read chapter 1 (at least to page 10)
    3. Who and when was
      1. Sherlock Holmes? (日本語で読みたい方は日本語のWikipediaへどうぞ
      2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? (日本語で読みたい方は日本語のWikipediaへどうぞ). Conan Doyle lived in my hometown from 1907 until his death in July 1930, in a house called Windlesham.
      3. the Bastables?

I will give you study guides for this semester’s text. I’m looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

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