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AS1: WEEK 4, MAY 10TH, 2019

Homework

Using the notes you took in class today, write a paragraph in English about each of these two topics and upload to Manaba:

  • the Celts
  • the Roman invasion of Britain

Use your own English. The purpose is not to write perfect English but to use your own mind.

Today’s class

  1. Examples of student writing with comments
  2. Format and guidelines for submission of assignments
  3. Deadline is Wednesday midnight before class.
  4. We read about the Celts and the Roman invasion of Britain. Students took notes while reading and listening.

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WS1: WEEK 4, May 10TH, 2019

Homework

  1. Write a summary of the story of the two ants (from the textbook “Splitting the Arrow”). Your summary should be objective and contain only facts from the story.
    1. Remember to make use of MSWord’s grammar and spelling check.
    2. Name your document WS1 Two Ants Your Name
    3. Do not upload PDF files as I cannot edit these.
    4. Use your own English. The purpose is not to write perfect English but to use your own mind.
  2. Write a personal response to the “Two Ants” story on the Forum on Manaba. What does the story mean to you? Did you like the story? Why or why not? Your response will be seen by your classmates, and you can read (and reply to) your classmates’ comments.

Today’s class

  1. Examples of student summaries.
  2. Assignment and submission guidelines
    1. Use this format for your uploaded documents:
      1. WS1 Assignment title Your name
    2. Deadline is midnight on Wednesday before class.
  3. We read the story “The Two Ants”.

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WS2: WEEK 4, OCTOBER 19TH, 2018

Homework

Worksheet for “Frederick” by Leo Leonni

Today’s class

  1. Checking grammar for answers to “Gotta Go, Gotta Go!” worksheet
  2. “Frederick” by Leo Leonni
  3. Summarize the story in your own words.

 

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AS2: WEEK 4, OCTOBER 19TH, 2018

 Homework

  1. Choose one of your homework questions (about chapter 1) for a presentation next week (Oct. 26th)
    1. Presentation length: 1-2 minutes
  2. Choose one movie and one book from the lists and prepare a presentation about it for November.

Today’s class

  1. Sentence correction
  2. Mini-lecture on
    1. The first Americans
      1. From Asia via the land bridge
      2. Different tribes had different lifestyles depending on the environment and climate
        1. Eskimos in the frozen north
        2. Iroquois in the forests and lakes of the East
        3. Navajo in the dry desert areas
        4. Aztecs and Mayas in what is now Mexico and Guatemala
        5. The Incas in what is now Peru and the Andes mountains
    2. The Viking colony
    3. Christopher Columbus
      1. Ponce de Leon
      2. Hernando de Soto
    4. The Virginian and Plymouth colonies

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WS1: week 4, May 11th, 2018

Homework

Read and annotate chapters 2 and 3 of Havelok the Warrior

Today’s class

  1. Creating a master annotation of chapter one of Havelock the Warrior
  2. review of types of written feedback
  3. What kinds of objective information might we use whenwriting academic reports about stories?

 

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AS1: week 4, May 11th, 2018

Homework

  1. Write a report about the Biblical story of either
    1. Noah and the flood, or
    2. the Tower of Babel.
  2. Are these Bible stories history? Why (or why not)?
  3. Leave a comment about today’s class on this blog.

Next week: textbook chapter 2.

Today’s class

  1. Group discussion and reports about the Bible stories of Noah and the flood, and the Tower of Babel.
  2. Key points of the Flood story are
    1. it was a punishment by God for disobedience and sin (not recognizing God)
    2. only one good man and his family (Noah) was saved.
    3. God told Noah to build an ark, how to build it, what size, and what to put in it (two of every kind of creature), so that they could continue life on Earth after the flood.
    4. How did Noah know that the flood was over? He sent a dove out flying. Each time the dove came back because it found no place to land, only water everywhere. But one day, it came back with an olive branch in its beak. That is how Noah knew the flood was over.
    5. After this flood, God promised never to punish human beings with a flood again, and he set a rainbow as a sign of his promise.
  3. Key points of Babel story
    1. People became proud and no longer worshiped God
    2. King Nimrod decided to build a tower that would reach to heaven. He was proud and vain and did not worship or recognize God.
    3. God was angry, and decided to punish them, but he had promised never to send another flood.
    4. He confused the people’s  languages, so that they could not communicate and so they had to stop building the tower.
    5. Maybe the most famous Babel painting is the Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel, 1563.

 

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WS2: week 4, October 20th

Homework

Read chapter 13 and write something about it.

Today’s class

  • Discussion of some key points of chapter 12.
  • One-to-one conferencing with students about their writing (chapter 10 & chapter 11).

 

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AS2: week 4, October 20th

Homework

  1. Continue with your independent study.
  2. Read chapter 3 of “In The Heart of the Rockies” (download it here: ITHOTR_MS_Simplified_ch3  )

Today’s class

  1. Discussion of chapters 1-2 of ITHOTR.
  2. There are many ways to use this text to learn about USA history. Some examples were given in class.
  3. Watch the first few scenes of “Far and Away“, a movie about two young Irish people who leave Ireland looking for freedom and riches in America.

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WS1, week 4, May 12th 2017

Homework

Read chapter 3 and write a short summary of the key  events.

Today’s class

  1. Free writing:
    1. Why am I in this class?
  2. Mini-lecture on how to write a book report (common mistakes)
  3. Chapter 2 MCQs and checking of answers.

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AS1, week 4, May 12th, 2017

Homework

  1. Choose another book or movie from the list.
  2. Read it/watchi it.
  3. Write a short report.
    1. Use the format shown in the April 28th blog post

Today’s class

  1. Mini-lecture: why I don’t mark your papers with a red pen.
  2. Free writing: why I’m in this class (5 mins)
  3. Textbook p. 15 ①+②
  4. Chapter 2:
    1. Discuss in groups of 4/5 the meaning of each section
    2. Mini-lecture from Sheffner on additional background information on each section
    3. Sections covered:
      1. Stonehenge
      2. The Celts
      3. The Romans

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