Write a summary of the Coconut story in “Splitting the Arrow”. Your summary should include only the main points of the story and should be between 3~6 sentences long. Upload it in the assignments section of Manaba.
Write a personal response to the Coconut story and upload it in the Forum on Manaba. What you write will be read by your classmates and me.
Asking questions to get correct and accurate information
This is necessary in order to
take correct action
write correct reports or essays
write persuasive essays
We read the textbook, pages 01-04.
Japan has a traditional practice called Zen which includes the use of unusual questions (called “koan”) to provoke deep thought and understanding in the student. One example of a “koan” is “What was your name before you were born?”
We read the Coconut story, checked the meaning of difficult vocabulary and wrote a summary of it.
Choose another easy reading book from the list. Read it. Write a short report :
Title (Japanese – if it is a famous novel, you will find this easily with a bit of research)
Author . Some books are original stories. But many books are famous novels re-written for English students (like you). In that case, write the name of the author of the original story, not the easy-reading version.
When book published
When does the story take place?
Where does the story take place?
Who are the main characters?
What happens (give a short summary of the story)
What did you learn about British from reading this book? (You may need to do a little bit of research).
Your comments (short, please)
Today I will use some extracts from this book to introduce the importance of thinking logically when writing in English.