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WS2: Week 7, NOVEMBER 9TH, 2018

Homework

Write a summary of the part of “Emily” we read in class today.

Today’s class

  • “Miss Nelson is Missing” worksheet: answer the questions about “Identity” and “Deception”.
  • 1-to-1 conferencing about your writing (continued next week)

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AS2: Week 7, November 9th, 2018

Homework

  1. Read chapter 2 for a quiz next time.
  2. Start preparing your book and movie presentation. All presentations must be done by Nov. 30th. There is no class on Nov. 23rd.
  3. All presentations should
    1. be 4-5 minutes long,
    2. use Powerpoint or handouts
    3. include 3-5 key points
    4. include a summary of the presentation contents (given at the end)
    5. include a glossary (Japanese explanation) of key words
    6. include a list of references
    7. include some sample scene(s) from the movie and sample quotes from the book.

Today’s class

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WS1: Week 7, June 1st, 2018

Homework

  • Finish annotating “Havelok the Warrior” chapters 5 & 6.
  • Write a summary (1 paragraph of 5-10 sentences) of
    • chapter 1
    • chapter 2
  • Would you like to take part in the project to annotate “Havelok the Warrior”?

Today’s class

  1. Annotate chapters 5 & 6 of “Havelok the Warrior”.
  2. 1-to-1 conferencing to discuss your writing and questions.
  3. “The Coconut” – listen then write a summary.

 

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WS2: week 7, November 10th

Homework

  • Next class is Nov. 24th (no class next week Nov. 17th).
  • Answer these two questions about chapter 14:
    1. How will the apple that Digory brings back from the garden help protect Narnia from the Witch?
    2. What would have happened if Digory had given the apple to his mother instead of to Aslan as he had promised? Why?

Today’s class

  • Model answers to last week’s 6 questions.
  • 1-to-1 conferencing with students about their writing

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AS2: week 7, November 10th

Homework

  • Prepare your presentation for Nov. 24th.
  • Presentations can  be made with a poster or with PowerPoint.
  • Each student should present, even if you are doing a group presentation.
  • Each student’s presentation should be 3-5 minutes long.
  • The topic MUST be some topic of USA history.
    • I understand some students would like to research about present-day America – you will have a chance to do that, but not for this presentation.
  • Read chapter 5 of ITHOTR.
    • Request: to help me make suitable reading for you, I ask you to underline or mark on your copy of chapter 5  words and expressions that you need to use a dictionary for, and then show me your copy of the chapter next time. Thanks in advance.

Today’s class

  • Mini-lecture about the first Americans, the first Europeans and why so many Americans feel strongly about the right to have guns.
    • I mentioned the movie “The Seven Samurai”. This is a Japanese class. If you have not seen it, you’re missing something!
    • Here is a commercial for gun control. If you were the woman in this video, would you prefer to have a gun, or just wait for the police?

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WS1, week 7, June 2nd, 2017

Homework

Read chapter 5 and answer the MCQs. You can download them here: MN_MCQ_ch6

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to chapter 4 MCQs.
  2. Discussed the relationship between Polly and Digory in this story and especially in this chapter.
  3. Questions:
    1. The reader learns something about the character of the two children from what they do and say. What have you learned about their characters from chapter 4?
    2. Write your English grammar or vocabulary questions.
    3. Write a question you have about the story so far.
  4. The story for adults by C.S. Lewis that deals with men-women relationships in a Christian marriage is called That Hideous Strength, and the Japanese translation is 「いまわしき砦の戦い―サルカンドラ 地球編 (別世界物語)」

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AS1, week 7, June 2nd, 2017

Homework

Prepare a 2-3 minute presentation on one of the British books you’ve read or British movies you’ve watched this semester. Your presentation must include:

  • information for your classmates to find the book or movie themselves
  • a brief description of the main points of the story (but don’t tell the ending)
  • what we can learn about Britain from watching/reading this.

Today’s class

  1. Read chapter 3, section “Plauge, Fire and Revolution” and answer these queseitons:
    1. Why were many building srebuilt after 1666?
    2. Why did Parliament invite William of Orange to be king in 1688?
    3. Why was Bonnie Prince Charlie a problem?
    4. What was the Glorious Revolution and why was it glorious?
  2. Read chapter 3, section “England + Wales + Scotland + Ireland” and answer these questions:
    1. What two acts were passed before 1710 and why were they important?
    2. What is 10 Downing Street and why is it important?
    3. When was the Union Jack designed and why?
    4. Whose statue is in Trafalgar Square and why?
  3. Mini-lecture on the causes of the Civil War.
    1. Royalists vs Parliamentarians
    2. the idea of a parliamentary system vs a royal (monarch) system
    3. Thomas Paine was the American who went to Paris in 1790 and argued for the release of the King.
    4. The parliament and the king or queen (monarch) each want more power, so there is a constant battle between them in British history.

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WS2, week 7, November 4th, 2016

Homework

  • Choose a book from the Easy Reading List (click here to download: ws_easy_reading_library_list ),
  • read it
  • write a short report
    • Title
    • Author
    • Main characters
    • Key points of story
  • Bring your report to class to report to your classmates next week

Today’s class

  1. In groups of 4, discuss
    1. Your impressions of “The Magician’s Nephew”
    2. The highlights?
    3. What other stories (English or Japanese) does it remind you of? Why (give examples.)
    4. Is the book’s message positive, negative or neutral? Why? (Gives examples.)
    5. The message of the story “The Pot with the Hole”
    6. The main teachings of TMN
    7. The characteristics of the 4 main characters of TMN, with examples.
      1. Aslan
      2. Digory
      3. Jadis
      4. Uncle Andrew

 

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AS2, week 7, November 4th, 2016

Homework

  1. Prepare a short (1-2 mins) presentation about the topic assigned to you from chapter 3 of the textbook. Use maps, photos, illustrations, etc. Use the textbook information but also find something new that is not in the textbook.
  2. Answer the questions about the movie “Far and Away”
    1. Why does Joseph want to kill the landlord Mr Christie?
    2. Is he justified?
  3. Presentation topics
    1. Robert de Niro and Woody Allen
    2. Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island – how are they connected? (1 bridge, 1 tunnel, 1 ferry)
    3. Manhattan – Wall Street, Twin Towers, Ground Zero
    4. Chinatown
    5. Lower East Side
    6. Little Italy
    7. Garment District
    8. Greenwich Village
    9. Edith Wharton
    10. Henry James
    11. Mark Twain
    12. Edgar Allen Poe
    13. Harlem
    14. Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx

If you were absent today, please choose from these topics in the textbook:

  1. Central Park
  2. Rockefeller Center
  3. Times Square
  4. Broadway
  5. Lincoln Center
  6. Madison Square Garden
  7. Fifth Avenue & Upper Midtown
  8. Empire State Building
  9. Famous New York food

Today’s class

  1. Cause and effect.
    1. Why did Joseph’s father die?
    2. Why did large stones and timbers fall?
    3. Why did the horses hit the timbers?

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AS1, week 7, June 3rd, 2016

Homework

  • Using your notes from today’s presentation on “Oliver Twist” and “Elizabeth the Golden Age”, write a short paragraph for each presentation . You may need to do a little research before you write.
  • 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
  • Read the textbook chapter 2, pages 16-19 for a quiz next week.
  • Prepare your presentation.

Today’s class

  1. Presentations about “Oliver Twist” and “Elizabeth the Golden Age”.
  2. Quiz on the Tudor Period (p. 23-4).

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