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WS1: Week 5, MAY 17th, 2019

Homework

  1. Make your own 3-page APA-style template for your Writing Strategies writing.
    1. You can download the instructions (which I showed in class today) here
  2. Write two paragraphs about the “Learned Parrots” story.
    1. paragraph 1 – summarise the story (main points only, don’t tell the whole story)
    2. paragraph 2 – your personal response to the story.
    3. your paragraphs should be typed and saved with the name “WS1 Learned Parrots Name.doc(x)” and uploaded to Manaba by Wednesday midnight.

Update

I have corrected your “Two Ants” summaries, and uploaded them to Manaba. Please take a look.

Today’s class

  1. How to create an APA-style template for your Writing Strategies class writing.
  2. Explanation of my error-correction system with examples.
  3. Read the next story “The Learned Parrots” in the textbook.

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AS1: Week 5, MAY 17th, 2019

Homework

  1. Create your own APA-style template. You can download the explanations here
  2. Choose a British history movie from the list. Tell me your choice next class (May 24th).
  3. After reading my corrections to your last homework (the Celts and Romans), which I will either upload to Manaba or email to you, write a new paragraph about the Romans, including the Roman invasions, Boudicca’s revolt, benefits that Romans brought to Celtic Britain and when the Romans left.

Update

I have corrected your “Celts and Romans” writing, and uploaded them to Manaba. Please take a look.

Today’s class

  1. Explanation of APA style and how to make a template.
  2. Explanation of Sheffner’s error-correction system
  3. The Romans (continued):
    1. Invasions
    2. Boudicca’s revolt
    3. Benefits that Romans brought to Celtic Britain.
      1. Hadrian’s wall (click the link to see what Hadrian’s wall looks like today)
        1. Hadrian’s wall today (short travel video)
      2. Roman baths (click the link to see what some Roman baths look like today)
      3. Roman roads
      4. Roman villas
    4. Christianity came to Britain while the Romans were there. Maybe it was brought by Roman soldiers or by Christians in Gaul. Many churches began to be built in Britain from the first century AD.
  4. Boudicca’s revolt video: Battle of Watling Street (61CE) Rome Vs British Barbarians

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WS2: WEEK 5, OCTOBER 26TH, 2018

Homework

None

Today’s class

  • Compare your worksheet question answers with classmates in small groups.
  • Report your and your classmates’ answers in writing.
  • 1-2-1 conferencing to discuss your summaries of “Frederick” and “Gotta Go!” stories.

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AS2: WEEK 5, OCTOBER 26TH, 2018

Homework

  • If you did NOT present today, choose one of your homework questions (about chapter 1) for a presentation next week (November 2nd)
    Presentation length: 1-2 minutes
  • Choose one movie and one book from the lists and prepare a presentation about it for November. Presentations can be done anytime from Nov.  9th onwards.

Today’s class

  • Student presentations on questions about chapter 1

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WS1: Week 5, May 18th, 2018

Havelok’s name as it appears in an early fourteenth-century manuscript in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

 

 

 

 

Homework

  1. Write the first paragraph of a report about “Havelock the Warrior”, using the information in today’s and last week’s handout (chapter 1).
    1. Think about what information is relevant and what is not.
    2. Think about the order of the sentences.
  2. Write the first paragraph of a report about “The Pot with the Hole”, using the information in today’s handouts.

Today’s class

  1. Create a master annotation of chapters 2 and 3 of “Havelock the Warrior”
  2. Using the information about “Havelock the Warrior” in the handout, write 5~6 sentences.

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AS1: Week 5, May 18th, 2018

Homework

  1. Read chapter 2
  2. Pick a topic.
  3. Do some research about it.
  4. Write a short report.

Today’s class

  1. What are you going to do today?
  2. How do you want me to help you?
  3. What did you read in English recently? Did you take notes?
  4. What English movie did you watch recently? Did you take notes?

 

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WS2: week 5, October 27th

Homework

Read chapter 14 and write something about it.

Today’s class

  • Discussion of some key points of chapter 12 and 13.
  • One-to-one conferencing with students about their writing

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WS1, week 5, May 19th, 2017

Homework

  1. Find the following words and expressions in chapter 3 and use a dictionary to find their meanings.
    1. beastly (“Digory explained how beastly Uncle Andrew had been.”)
    2. bother (“Oh bother Uncle Andrew.”)
    3. pluck (“He never had the pluck to come here himself.”)
    4. do listen (“No, do listen.”)
    5. No thanks. (“And get caught by Uncle Andrew and have our rings taken away before we’ve had any fun. No thanks.”)
    6. gassing (“Well don’t keep on gassing about it.”)
    7. blast (“Blast and botheration!”)
    8. game (“I’m game if you are.”)
  2. Read chapter 4. (Don’t write your summary yet. You will write a summary in class next week. )

Today’s class

  1. Chapter 3 MCQs and checking of answers. You can download the worksheet here: MN_MCQ_ch3

“The Wood between the Worlds,” said Polly dreamily. “It sounds rather nice.” (TMN, chapter 3).

The Wood between the Worlds has touched many people’s imaginations, not only Polly’s. The picture below is one artist’s impression of that place described in chapter 3 of “The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S. Lewis.

The picture below was painted by American artist Jef Murray, who painted many other Narnia pictures.Click here to visit his website and see more.

Click the picture below to see more. pictures by other artists on the theme of “The Wood between the Worlds”.

Have any events or objects or people in the story so far inspired your imagination? Which ones?

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AS1, week 5, May 19th, 2017

Homework

  1. Choose another book or movie from the list
    1. This is report #2.  report #3. My mistake, sorry.
    2. Read it/watch it.
    3. Write a short report.
    4. Use the format shown in the April 28th blog post
      1. Double-spaced, please.
  2. Textbook pp 25-27
    1. p. 25 ①+② (write your answers in the textbook)
    2. p. 26 ③ + ④ (on looseleaf)
    3. p. 27 ①+② (in the textbook
  3. Read chapter 3 to prepare for next week’s class.

Today’s class

  1. What British movie did you watch or what British  book did you read or are you reading?
  2. Textbook p. 19-24. Check the meaning, especially the key words I wrote on the board.
  3. Mini-lecture on each section.
  4. Write a few sentences about each section.
  5. Make a timeline showing the main events from Stonehenge (BCE 2,500) to the Spanish Armada (1588).

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