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WS1: WEEK 12, JULY 5TH, 2019

Homework 1 (for July 5th)

Read the story “The King’s Desserts” (p. 28) and write 3 paragraphs about it:
  1. the main points of the story
  2. the main idea(s)
  3. your personal response to the story
  4. Reference (this story in the textbook in correct APA style: see this resource to help you Reference List: Books – article or chapter in an edited book
Your paper should be double-spaced in the correct APA style.

Homework 2 (for July 26th)

Write a 3-paragraph essay about any story you have read in this class this semester.
  1. the main points of the story
  2. the main idea(s)
  3. your personal response to the story
  4. Reference page
Print it out and bring a copy to class, as well as uploading it to Manaba

Today’s class

Topics of last week’s articles:
  • A Christmas Carol
    1. the 1951 movie “Scrooge”
    2. the original 1843 story by Charles Dickens
    3. the main ideas of the story
  • Robinson Crusoe
    1. the main points of the story
    2. one Christian idea in the story
    3. another Christian idea in the story
We read the textbook pp. 21-27 and “The archer and the oil salesman” p. 37

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AS1: Week 12, July 5th, 2019

Homework 1

Prepare your oral presentation (topic: British history movie report #2). 2-4 minutes (4 minutes MAX).

If you are using Powerpoint, bring a USB and copy your Powerpoint file to your instructor’s pc before class.

Save your Powerpoint document with the name “British Movie Report 2 (Your Name)” so that your instructor will know which is your Powerpoint presentation.

If you are NOT using Powerpoint, please upload your document to Manaba before class.

ALL students will present next week July 12th.

Homework 2

HW for July 26th – final essay: choose ANY TOPIC COVERED THIS SEMESTER, including your two movie reports, but remember that the topic is BRITISH HISTORY (not the movie).

– 500- 800 words (not including References)

– feel free to add illustrations, maps, pictures, etc.

– don’t forget your References page

– correct academic format (APA style, double-spaced, cover sheet, etc.)

Homework 1 – advice

  • What is the purpose of your presentation?
  • The purpose of your presentation is TO TEACH YOUR CLASSMATES SOMETHING ABOUT BRITISH HISTORY and British society today (e.g. famous actors, famous directors, famous movies, etc).
  • Don’t forget your purpose!
  • Only give your classmates the important information that they should remember!!
  • Do not give information that your classmates need not remember!
    • The information you give should be what you want your classmates to remember.
    • E.g. Do not tell your classmates the names of the actors in the movie UNLESS YOUR CLASSMATES SHOULD REMEMBER THOSE NAMES!
  • Do not use difficult English: your classmates will not understand.
  • Remember the English teacher in Dragon Zakura:
    • *use short, simple sentences
    • use your own English
    • use simple words that you understand.
    • * use simple words that your classmates will understand.
    • * If you do not understand the words in your presentation, your classmates will not understand either!
    • * If you do not know how to pronounce the words in your presentation, your classmates will not understand!
    • Do not use words that you do not know how to pronounce!!

Total length should be about 300-500 words, and take about 2 – 4 minutes. 4 MINUTES IS THE MAXIMUM.

Today’s class

  1. Last week’s sample movie report “A Christmas Carol”
    1. paragraph one topic = the 1951 movie
    2. paragraph two topic = the original 1843 story by Charles Dickens
    3. paragraph three topic = some important themes or ideas in the original story and movie
  2. Model movie report 2: an oral presentation about the movie “Bend It Like Beckham”.
  3. British history worksheet “Stonehenge to 1066” (pair-work gap speaking, listening and writing activity).

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WS2: week 12, December 21st, 2018

Homework

For each of the stories listed below, write

  • The title and some basic information to identify the book (original publication date, country, author, etc).
  • A short summary of the story in 2~3 sentences; you may use Wikipedia or Goodreads or Amazon to help you but do not copy and paste – use your own words).
  • Some background information, e.g.
    • about the author (if famous)
    • about the illustrator (if famous)
    • anything interesting, unusual or important about the book – things that people should know about it
  • Your personal response or evaluation of it.

Here is the list of books:

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

Today’s class

  • “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. We read the story together, then wrote a simple summary of the story, then read about the book on Wikipedia.
  • How to make a bibliography using the APA style, with MSWord.
    See the resource page for details and more resources.

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AS2: week 12, December 21st, 2018

Homework

Write the first draft of your final essay – your “book and movie” presentation –> essay. Print it out and bring to class on January 11th.

  1. Introduction
    1. Give the titles of the movie and book you will write about
      1. “I will write about the story, give some historical background and finally say what I learned about US history from this book and movie.”
    2. Movie. Some basic information (title, release date, period of history, director (if famous), actors (if famous). A brief summary of the story (in 2~3 sentences. You may use Wikipedia or Goodreads or Amazon to help you but do not copy and paste – use your own words.
    3. Discuss the history in the movie; e.g. the movie “Forrest Gump” mentions Elvis Presley, President Kennedy, Vietnam War, Nixon and Watergate, etc. Explain these people and events.
    4. Say what you learned particularly about US history from watching this movie. Be specific.
    5. Book. Some basic information (title, original publication date, period of history in the story, author (if famous). A brief summary of the story (in 2~3 sentences; use Wikipedia or Goodreads or Amazon to help you but do not copy and paste – use your own words)
    6. Discuss the history in the movie (e.g. in “Forrest Gump”, explain about Elvis Presley, President Kennedy, Vietnam War, Nixon and Watergate, etc.)
      1. Say what you learned particularly about US history from reading this book.
      2. Good examples:
        1. “I learned that the Vietnam War lasted from 1955 to 1975 and included not only Vietnam but also Laos and Cambodia.”
        2. Or “I learned that President Kennedy was president from 1961-63, that he was president while the Vietnam War happened, that his ancestors were from Ireland, and that he was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on Nov. 22nd, 1963.”
      3. Bad example: “I learned about American history from this movie/novel.”
    7. Conclusion. (Repeat the introduction.) Add a short summary of what you learned, and whether you enjoyed the book or movie.

Today’s class

  • Explanation of APA style with examples for a book, movie and Internet article. See the resource page for details and more resources.

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WS2: WEEK 12, DECEMBER 22nd, 2017

Homework

Write your final essay and bring your first draft to the next class, Jan. 5th.

If you cannot attend Jan. 5th, please email me your work.

Today’s class

  • 1-to-1 conferencing
  • The purpose of your final project is to help you and your classmates better understand the story of TMN.
  • Therefore, in your essay, always connect your research with The Magician’s Nephew.

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AS2: WEEK 12, DECEMBER 22nd, 2017

Homework

Work on your final project. Bring your work to the next class on Friday January  5th.

Today’s class

  1. How did the Pilgrims in the Plymouth Colony communicate with the Native Americans?
    1. Listen to the mini-lecture and take notes, then write a paragraph summarising your notes.
  2. How do we know what happened in the Plymouth Colony?
    1. Listen to the mini-lecture and take notes, then write a paragraph summarising your notes.

 

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WS1: week 12, July 7th, 2017

Homework

  • Choose a myth you are familiar with.
    • It can be a creation myth, but it does not have to be.
    • It can be a Japanese myth or the myth of some other culture (e.g. Tanabata)
    • If necessary, read the myth again.
    • Explain what a myth is.
    • How is it different from other types of story, e.g. a fairy tale?

Today’s class

  1. Reviewed Queenie’s claim and evidence.
  2. Looked at picture 2, “the Voluptuary” and drew inferences from the observable evidence in the picture.
  3. Look at the pictures of Jadis in TMN. What kind of person do you think she is from the information in the textbook (illustrations AND text)?
    1. Write 4 claims
    2. Support your claims with  evidence from the textbook.

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AS1: week 12, July 7th, 2017

Homework

  1. For next week July 14th: Choose a claim in chapter 4, find evidence for it and (if necessary) give an explanation.
    • Evidence can be numbers, dates, tables, photos, maps.
    • You can use more than 1 item of evidence to support your claim
    • Tell (or show) your classmates where you got the evidence from (the book, newspaper, magazine, website, etc).
    • Present this information to your classmates orally next week.
  2. For two week s’ time, July 21st:  Choose four claims from chapters 4-7 in the textbook, find detailed evidence for them, and (if necessary) given an explanation.
    • This will be a written paper, in academic format.
    • Choose at least one claim of fact (e.g. Margaret Thatcher was the first woman prime minister of Britain) and at last one claim of judgement (e.g. David Beckham is the most famous English footballer).
    • List all your sources of information.

Today’s class

  1. Reviewed Queenie’s claim and evidence.
  2. Looked at picture 2, “the Voluptuary” and drew inferences from the observable evidence in the picture.
  3. Textbook, p. 46 “Before you read”, exercise #3.

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WS2, week 12, December 16th, 2016

Homework

Short essay questions for chapters 3, 4 and 5 (download the file here: Bookrags_MN_Short-essay_Qs_chaps3-5

Happy Holidays! Next class, January 6th.

Today’s class

Short essay questions for chapters 3, 4 and 5.

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WS1, week 12, July 8th, 2016

Homework

  • Answer the MCQs for chapter 9.
  • List the events of
    • the creation of Narnia in “The Magician’s Nephew” chapters 8 & 9, and
    • the creation of the world as described in the first book of the Bible, Genesis chapters 1 & 2.
  • For July 22nd: in groups, prepare a short presentation to tell the main events of one  chapter from the first 5 chapters of “The Magician’s Nephew”. Make it interesting and fun.
  • 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. Checked the answers to chapter 8 MCQs.
  2. Started listing the events in the creation of Narnia in chapter 8.
  3. Divided into groups for the final presentation of this semester.

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