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WS1: WEEK 11, JUNE 28TH, 2019

Homework

None

Today’s class

  1. Student answers to last week’s questions. I re-wrote some of them. You can download them (if you want) here.
  2. Model book report 1: A Christmas Carol (download it and the worksheet here)
    1. What is the topic of paragraph 2?
    2. What is the topic of paragraph 3?
  3. Model book report 2: Robinson Crusoe (download it and the worksheet here.)
    1. What is the topic of paragraphs 1, 2 and 3?

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AS1: Week 11, June 28th, 2019

Homework

  1. (for July 5th) Read the 9-page handout  “British History: Stonehenge to King Alfred (500,000 B.C. – 1066) (you can download it here: https://sheffnersweb.net/blogs/classblogs/dwc/download/british-history-stonehenge-to-1066/
  2. (For July 12th, in 2 weeks): Choose from the list a different British history movie  to watch and prepare a short  oral  spoken, nor written) presentation on.

Today’s class

  1. Student answers to last week’s questions. I re-wrote some of them. You can download them (if you want) here.
  2. Model movie report 1: Excalibur (download it and the worksheet here)
    1. What is the topic of paragraph 2?
    2. What is the topic of paragraph 3?
  3. Model movie report 2: Scrooge (or A Christmas Carol) (download it and the worksheet here.)
    1. What is the topic of paragraphs 1, 2 and 3?
  4. Write a short comment about today’s class and materials (on-screen comments, Excalibur worksheet, Christmas Carol worksheet)

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WS2: week 11, December 14th, 2018

Homework

  • Check the APA style guidelines for a book reference: http://bit.ly/APABooks4WS2
  • Find the information for “The Giving Tree” by Silverstein.
  • Type it up in the APA style and bring it to class next week.

Today’s class

  • Watched key scenes from the movie “The Wizard of Oz”.
  • Wrote down key quotes from this famous story:
    • “I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore!”
    • “Follow the yellow-brick road.”
    • “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!”
  • Found the publishing information for the movie and the book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and wrote them in APA style.

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AS2: week 11, December 14th, 2018

Announcement

I want to have a copy of your recent Powerpoint presentation. Will those students who did not attend Saturday’s class please bring their USB with their “book and movie” presentation to class next Friday (Dec. 21st), please? Thank you. 

Homework

Redo your book and movie presentation. Makeup class will be on Saturday Dec. 15th  (not Dec. 8th as I announced in class.) For presentation guidelines, see last week’s blog post here.

Everyone must do their book and movie presentation twice. If you did your book-and-movie presentation Nov 30th or earlier, please do it again on Dec. 14th or 15th (Saturday, makeup class).

  • You must
    • include historical background and
    • say what readers can learn about American history from the movie or the book (or both).
    • Give the key points.
      • A point is “the important or essential thing”.
      • A key point is “the most important or essential thing” about the movie and the book.

Today’s class

Student “movie and book” presentations.


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AS1: Week 11, June 29th, 2018

Homework

  1. (Finish the timeline for chapter 2 and chapter 3 if you did not finish in class).
  2. Read chapter 3.
    1. Pick a topic that interests you for your next presentation.
    2. Do some research (the information in the textbook is probably not enough for a good presentation).
    3. Prepare your presentation.

Today’s class

  1. Checking the answers to textbook exercises pp 25-27.
  2. One-to-one conferencing to discuss presentations.
  3. Read chapter 3 and choose a topic.

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WS2: WEEK 11, DECEMBER 15TH, 2017

Homework

None (except work on your final project).

Today’s class

  1. MLA style for movies
  2. 1-to-1 conferencing with students about their writing
  3. Mini-lecture on how and why Digory grows.

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AS2: WEEK 11, DECEMBER 15TH, 2017

Homework

  • Continue with your independent study.
  • Bring what you have done to class next week (Dec. 22nd).

Today’s class

  1. Dictation
    1. About the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts
  2. List what you think the Pilgrims brought with them to America.
  3. Some of the things they actually brought:
    1. a sundial, candle snuffers, a drum, a trumpet, a complete history of Turkey, a Bible in Turkish.
    2. One man (William Mullins) brought 126 pairs of shoes and 13 pairs of boots.
    3. They brought no cow, horse or fishing line.
    4. Among the professions were two tailors, a printer, several merchants, a silk worker, a shopkeeper and a hatter. No farmers.
    5. Six died in the first two weeks, eight in December, 17 more in February, 13 in March.
    6. By April, when the Mayflower went back to England, there were just 54 people left, half of them children.
  4. Two questions:
    1. How do we know what happened to the colonists?
    2. How did the colonists communicate with the native Americans?

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WS1: week 11, June 30th, 2017

Homework

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to ch. 8 MCQs.
  2. Presentation by Ms. Yamauchi
  3. Slip or trip? The Queenie mystery.
    1. List the evidence (what you can see in the picture + the autopsy report).
    2. Write Queenie’s claim. Then list the evidence and explain if it supports Queenie’s claim or not and why or how.

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AS1: week 11, June 30th, 2017

Homework

  • Finish writing up the claim,evidence and reasons for the Queenie picture (download it here: Slip or Trip )
  • Rewrite your report, after reading my corrections and comments.

Today’s class

Slip or trip? The Queenie mystery.

  1. List the evidence (what you can see in the picture + the autopsy report).
  2. Write Queenie’s claim. Then list the evidence and explain if it supports Queenie’s claim or not and why or how.

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WS1, week 3, April 28th, 2017

Homework

  • Finish writing up the claim,evidence and reasons for the Queenie picture (download it here: Slip or Trip )
  • Rewrite your report, after reading my corrections and comments.

Today’s class

Slip or trip? The Queenie mystery.

  1. List the evidence (what you can see in the picture + the autopsy report).
  2. Write Queenie’s claim. Then list the evidence and explain if it supports Queenie’s claim or not and why or how.

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