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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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AS2, WEEK 5, OCTOBER 21ST, 2016

Homework

  1. “In the Heart of the Rockies”.
    1. Your impressions.
      1. Interesting?
      2. Difficult?
      3. Want to read more?
  2. Make your own movie list and report. Keep all your movie reports together and separate from your other written work for this class.
    1. Write a short report (B5) about one move from the list.
      1. Title (in English)
      2. Title (in Japanese)
      3. Date you watched it
      4. Response: Start with 1 or 2 definition sentences, then write your impressions. What did you learn about US history from this movie?
    2. Write a short (B5 x 1) report about an Easy Reading book from the Easy Reading list.
      1. Title
      2. Date(s) you read  it
      3. Level
      4. Response: start with 1 or 2 definition sentences, then write your impressions of the story.  What did you learn about US history or culture from this book?

Today’s class

  1. Reviewed definition sentences about Joseph (from the movie “Far and Away”).
    1. Joseph is a young, poor, hard-working, ambitious tenant farmer on the coast of Ireland, who loves his father and also likes fighting.
  2. Checked answers to other homework questions:
    1. Show Leif Ericson’s journey on the map of the Atlantic.
    2. Who were the first Europeans?
      1. They were Vikings from Scandinavia. Leif Ericson established a colony  in 1001 in what is now Canada, but abandoned it after a few years.
    3. colony, to colonize, a colonist; a discovery, to discover, a discoverer; a coast, to coast, coastal (adjective).
    4. “In the Heart of the Rockies”.
      1. Which is cheaper to go to the US, by steamship or sailing ship?
        1. A: They are both the same.
      2. How long does it take by steamer?
        1. A: 10 days.
      3. Where does Tom get on the steamer?
        1. A: Liverpool.
      4. What is the name of Tom’s steamship?
        1. The “Parthia”.
  3. Textbook.
    1. p. 14 Before/After
    2. p. 15 Quiz before you read about New York.
  4. Projects for this 2nd semester
    1. poster presentation Dec. 2
      1. on any topic of USA history.
    2. The department will make a booklet of the best work of all students in the AS2  classes. Hand in a digital version of your best work on the last day of class, Jan. 20th.

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