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WS2: Week 10, December 6th, 2018

Homework

Write a bibliography list using the APA style (see links below and also on the resource page) for the following books we read in this class this semester:

  • Emily by Michael Bedard
  • The Important Book by  Margaret Wise Brown
  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by  Frank L. Baum
  • Gotta Go! Gotta Go!  by Sam Swope
  • Miss Nelson is Missing by Harry Allard and James Marshall

Today’s Class

For language-learning, you need:

  • Input (listening to or reading English that you understand 90% of)
  • Output (speaking or writing, using the English you have learned)
  • Feedback (do you get your meaning across?)

Answer these questions: In order to learn or to improve your English academic writing, what specific

  1. input
  2. output
  3. feedback

do you need?

We read some summaries of “Emily” on Amazon.com and on Goodreads.com

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AS2: Week 10, December 6th, 2018

CLASS CANCELLED. Next class Friday December 14th.

Makeup class = Saturday Dec. 15th 11:00 – 12:30

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AS1: week 10, June 22nd 2018

Homework

  1. (Finish the timeline for chapter 2 if you did not finish in class).
  2. Read chapter 3.
    1. Pick a topic that interests you for your next presentation.

Today’s class

  1. Student presentation
  2. General comments on presentations
    1. The language for presentations should be
      1.  simple (simple vocabulary, simple grammar, short sentences).
        1. Important difficult vocabulary which your audience may not know should be put on the screen so that your audience can hear and read.
        2. Important difficult vocabulary can be “glossed” (given a Japanese explanation or translation).
    2. Why do you think so many Japanese TV programs have Japanese subtitles?  –>
    3. Here is a collection of images found by searching on Google for “presentations” (images)
      1. What do you notice about many of the pictures?
      2. That is a hint: copy them.
image from https://www.strathmore.edu/news/adding-life-to-presentations-using-zui/

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AS2: WEEK 10, DECEMBER 8TH, 2017

Homework

Keep working on your independent study. Be ready to report on your progress next class – Dec. 15th.

Today’s class

Class canceled – moved to Saturday Dec. 9th.

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WS2: WEEK 10, DECEMBER 8TH, 2017

Homework

  • Compare Uncle Andrew and Jadis. Are they both equally evil? Explain.
  • Decide on your final project. Tell me by Dec. 22nd.

Today’s class

  1. MLA style for bibliography
  2. In-text citation (MLA style)
  3. Claim and evidence
  4. How to re-write (paraphrase or summarise) the text.

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WS1, week 10, June 23rd, 2017

Homework

  • chapter 8 MCQs: download it here MN_MCQ_ch8
  • chapter 7 summary
  • Read a fairy story, and write a paragraph about what makes a fairy story
    • what are the characteristics of a fairy story ?
    • what makes it different from other stories?

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to chapters 6 and 7 MCQs.
  2. Summary of chapter 7

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AS1: week 10, June 23rd, 2017

Homework

  • Write a written version of your presentation
    • use only 1 or 2 graphics from your original presentation
    • email it to me as an attached document (.doc or .docx or .rtf or .odt) by noon Thursday June 29th.
    • Email subject: AS1 Report Your Name
      • File name: AS1_Report1_Your Name
    • Your report should have 3 paragraphs:
      1. details of the book or movie (date of publicaton or release, title, author or director, etc)
      2. a short summary of the story and what kind of movie or story it is (thriller, romance, drama, etc).
      3. what you learned about Britain from this movie or book. You may have to do a little research for background information.

Today’s class

  1. Review of chapter 3.
  2. Chapter 4 – in groups of 3 students, each group study and report on a section of the chapter.
  3. Which of these people (in chapter 4) has influenced you living in modern Japan? How (in what way have they influenced your life)?

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WS2, week 10, December 2nd, 2016

Homework

Short essay questions for chapter 2, questions 1 and 2 ONLY.

Today’s class

  • Short essay questions for chapter 1

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AS2, week 10, December 2nd, 2016

Homework

Prepare your presentation (those students who did not present today).

Today’s class

Presentations by

  1. Tanigawa – California Gold Rush
  2. Kono – Times Square
  3. Yamagami – Mark Twain
  4. Noma – Greenwich Village
  5. Sakai – Prohibition
  6. Tani – Meryl Streep
  7. Furukawa – Statue of Liberty
  8. Yamaoka – Harlem
  9. Seto – Edith Wharton
  10. Otake – Golden Gate Bridge
  11. Adachi – Brooklyn Bridge
  12. Kano – Garment District (NY)
  13. Higashiguchi – Golden Gate Bridge

By the way, I’m selling some books in Japanese  very cheaply, including translations of “Tom Sawyer” and Huckleberry Finn”. Some books are just  one yen! If you want to buy one, send me an email.

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WS1, week 10, June 24th, 2016

Makeup announcement

Makeup class will be held on Saturday July 2nd, same room as usual, same time as usual.

Homework

  • Read chapter 8 of “The Magician’s Nephew”.
  • Write the title and main idea of chapter 8 in one or two sentences.
  • Prepare your movie presentation
  • Here is the presentation schedule as of Friday June 3rd: WS1_Presentation_Schedule
  • Using your notes from today’s presentations on ““Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers”, write a short paragraph (4~6 sentences)  . You may need to do a little research before you write.
  • Choose another book from the Easy Reading list, borrow it from the library and start reading. (Download the list here:  AS1_Easy_reading_library_list
    • Challenge – 15 books this semester!

Today’s class

  1. Presentation on “Lord of the Rings part 2”.
    1. Write some notes about the presentation content
    2. Give some written feedback to the presenters.
  2. Checked answers to MCQ chapter 7.
  3. Topics, main ideas, supporting details.
    1. Discussed the key words and wrote the main idea sentences for the first few paragraphs of chapter 7.
    2. Example movie: “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”.
      1. Key words –
        • Harry Potter, magic powers
        • starts studying at the school of wizards
        • makes friends
        • fights enemies
      2. Main idea – “Harry Potter, a boy with magical powers, starts studying at a wizards’ school, where he makes 2 good friends who help him fight against evil enemies.”

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