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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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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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AS1, week 12, July 8th, 2016

Homework

  • Read the textbook pages 33 – 6.
  • 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

Today’s class

  1. Mini-lecture on finding the topic and main idea of paragraph.
  2. Finding the main ideas of the 3 paragraphs on page 22.
    1. “In the Middle Ages, both the church and the king had great power, and this sometimes led to problems.”
    2. “There was also a fight for power between the kings and the rich men of England, and in 1215 they made King John sign the Magna Carta, a document that limited the power of the king and created a strong parliament.”
    3. “throughout the Middle Ages there were important wars between England and France, and one war – the Hundred Years War – ended after 116 years with England losing all its lands in France except Calais.”
  3. Write a topic sentence for the paragraphs on pages 28 -32.

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WS2, week 12, December 18th, 2015

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Homework

  • Start writing your essay.
  • Essay requirements:
    • 1,000 – 2,000 words.
  • Easy reading: read an easy reading book from the “Easy Reading” section of the library.
    • Record the details on your “ Reading List”. Include the following items:
    • Title, author, level, genre, comment

Today’s class

  1. Presentations by
    1. Ms. Anan,
    2. Ms. Fukuhara
    3. Ms. Nakaoka.

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AS2, week 12, December 18th, 2015

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Homework

  • Choose a US history topic for your essay and start planning.
    • Write a bullet list of key points you want to write about
    • Write an outline for your essay.
  • Essay requirements:
    • 1,000 – 2,000 words.
  • Read an easy reading  book about US history. Note the title, author, level, period of history.
    • Keep your list on one sheet of paper.
  • Find one of the movies on the movie list. Watch the movie.
  • Don’t forget to enjoy yourself.IMG_0242

Today’s class

Textbook:

  • Read “Clara Barton”.
    • What is the main idea of paragraph 1?
    • What is the main idea of paragraph 2?
    • What is the main idea of paragraph 3?
    • What is the main idea of paragraph 4?

 

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