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WS2: Week 8, November 16th, 2018

Homework

No class next week (23rd). Next class will be Nov. 30th.

Write four paragraphs about these four themes in “Miss Nelson is Missing”, using your answers to the worksheet questions, as demonstrated in class:

  1. Respect
  2. Fear
  3. Identity
  4. Deception

Today’s class

  • Finished reading “Emily”
  • Complete your summary of the story.
  • A sample summary of “Miss Nelson is Missing” and the beginning of the paragraph about the theme of respect in that story:
    • “Miss Nelson is Missing” is an illustrated children’s story about an elementary school teacher called Miss Nelson who cannot control her class. One day, she comes up with a plan. The next day, Miss Nelson does not come to school and instead of her there is a Miss Viola Swamp. Miss Swamp dresses in black, is very strict, gives lots of homework and makes the kids study hard. The kids did not respect Miss Nelson, but they are afraid of Miss Swamp and do as they are told. I (do not) think this means they respect her…. (to be continued for homework).

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AS2: Week 8, November 16th, 2018

Homework

  1. Write 3 paragraphs comparing Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” and Fred Astaire’s “Girl Hunt Ballet” music videos.  Use your own English. Don’t copy and paste.
    1. Paragraph 1 – introduce Michael Jackson.
    2. Paragraph 2 – introduce Fred Astaire
    3. Paragraph 3- compare the two music videos, focusing on the similar points.
  2. Start preparing your book and movie presentation.  All presentations must be done by the next class, Nov. 30th. There is no class on Nov. 23rd, so Nov. 30th is the last chance.  For presentation guidelines, see last week’s blog post here.

Today’s class

 

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WS1: Week 8, June 8th, 2018

Homework

(If you chose the “Havelok” option, you do not need to do this).

  1. Choose a story to write a book report about
  2. It can be an English or a Japanese story
  3. It can be a movie IF it is based on a book.
  4. You will need to include
    1. Your comments about the book/story – these comments must be interesting and useful for the reader (i.e. not just your personal feelings)
    2. a summary of the story
    3. background facts in order to identify the story or book.
  5. Decide the order of your 3 paragraphs.

Today’s class

  1. Exchange your homework (summaries of “Havelok” chapters 1 an 2) with classmates.
  2. Read the original “Coconut” story from “Splitting the Arrow”.
  3. Re-write your summary of the story.
  4. Read chapters 7 and 8 of “Havelock the Warrior” and annotate.
  5. Would you like to be on the “Havelock Project” team? If so, please let me know by email.
    1. The Havelock Project Team will work as a team to create a booklet of notes to help Japanese readers read “Havelok the Warrior”.
    2. Your booklet needs to be finished by the end of this semester.
    3. I will give more details next week, but basically the team will make the major decisions.
  6. If you do not choose the Havelok option, choose a story to write a book report about. This book report will be your homework for next week.
Havelok pushed aside the other porters and got the job.

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AS1: Week 8, June 8th, 2018

Homework

  1. What did you learn about giving a good presentation from giving your presentation today?
  2. What did you learn about giving a good presentation from listening to your classmates’ presentations?

Today’s class

  • Presentations. If you were absent today, you can do your presentation next week.

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WS2: WEEK 8, NOVEMBER 24TH, 2017

Homework

  1. Read chapter 15
  2. Answer these questions:
    1. Aslan gives the children a warning. What is the warning?
    2. This chapter has a happy ending. List the good things that happen.

Today’s class

1-to-1 conferencing about students’ writing.

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AS2: week 8, November 24th, 2017

Homework

  1. Prepare your presentation (if you did not present today)
    1. Your presentation should be at least 2 minutes long
    2. Your presentation must be about some topic of USA history
  2. Continue with your independent study

Today’s class

  • Presentations by 14 students

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WS1, week 8, June 9th, 2017

Homework

  1. 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 fantasy or fairy stories from watching/reading this.
  2. Read chapter 6 of TMN and answer the MCQs. (You can download them here: MN_MCQ_ch6.rtf

Today’s class

  1. Checked answers to chapter 5 MCQs.
  2. Three questions:
    1. What other story or stories do you know that include a magic word with great power? What is the word, and what is the story?
    2. Is there any dangerous knowledge that you think humans should not use, and should be kept secret? If so, what?
    3. What do we learn about Jadis’ character from her words, her actions and her appearance in chapters 4 and 5?

Here are some images of Empress Jadis. Which is best, do you think? Can you draw a good one?

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AS1, week 8, June 9th, 2017

Homework

(Presentation preparation, if you have not yet done it. See last week’s blog post for details.)

  • What is a good presentation? What did you learn from today’s presentations?

Today’s class

Student presentations. To be continued next week.

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WS1, week 8, June 10th, 2016

Homework

  • Read chapter 6 of “The Magician’s Nephew”.
  • Answer the MCQs (download the PDF here):MN_MCQ_ch6
  • Prepare your movie presentation
  • Here is the presentation schedule as of Friday June 3rd: WS1_Presentation_schedule
  • Using your notes from today’s presentation on “A Christmas Carol””, write a short paragraph (4~6 sentences) . 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
    • Challenge – 15 books this semester!

Today’s class

  1. Presentation by Ms. Sakaguchi and Sato on the movie “A Christmas Carol”.
    1. Write some notes about the presentation content
    2. Give some written feedback to the presenters.
  2. Discussion of MCQs and student questions on chapter 5.

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AS1, week 8, June 10th, 2016

Homework

  • Using your notes write a short paragraph about today’s presentation on “Bridge on the River Kwai”. You may need to do a little research before you write.
  • All those students who did not do last week’s homework, do it by next Friday, June 17th.
  • 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 19-21 for a quiz next week.
  • Prepare your presentation. Download the latest presentation schedule here: AS1_Presentation_Schedule

Today’s class

  1. Presentations about “Bridge on the RIver Kwai” by Ms Otome.
  2. Open-book quiz on the “A Warrior Queen” and “The Roman Occupation”. (p. 18-19).

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