Writing Strategies I, week 2: April 18th, 2014

What did you think of today’s class? Let me know in the comments (or send me a private email).

The course outline (if you attended week 1, you  should already have a copy: I just added a blank schedule) is here: 2014 WS1_Handout


  • If you have not yet done so, send me an email and leave a comment on this blog (see last week’s post for details).
  • Answer the multiple-choice questions about chapter 1.
  • Read chapter 2
  • Read “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in English or in Japanese (or both!), and/or watch the movie.
  • leave a comment here about today’s class.


In today’s class

In today’s class we read chapter 1 in the textbook. Two groups told us the keywords and summarised the story.


19 thoughts on “Writing Strategies I, week 2: April 18th, 2014”

  1. Good morning, Mr. Sheffner.

    It was very difficult for me to understand Chapter I.
    I have many words that I don’t understand meaning.
    But the story was interesting.
    So I want to do my best to read.

  2. Hi,Mr.Sheffner

    I want to speak English more in this class. And I want to listen to your English.
    I think this class use English more. The teacher communicating with students in English is good.

  3. Hello, Mr.Sheffner.

    After reading Chapter Ⅰ, I thought this story is very interesting and want to read more. However there were many vocabularies I don’t know, so I’ll properly check worlds.

  4. hello, Mr. Sheffner.
    i though the story is to so easy to understand.
    but i though class was fun. I’m exciting to see chapter 2.
    and try to understand the story!!!!!!
    thank you. have a good day!

  5. Hello, Mr.Sheffner.

    ChapterⅠ was not easy for me, because there were many words that I don’t know. But I think it is interesting story, so I want to read the continuance of this book.

  6. Hello, Mr.Sheffner.
    I think that chapter 1 is too difficult, so it is very hard for me to understand.
    But, this story is interesting and its characters are attractive for me.
    So, I am looking forward to reading this story.

  7. Hello, Mr. Sheffner.

    It was interesting to read the story of chapter 1, but I could not whisk through the story in no time because there were a lot of difficult words. I’d like to come to love the book ,so I will go over it.

  8. Hello.

    It was difficult for me to read and summary chapter 1,
    but the story was interesting.
    So, I would like to read that book in Japanese.

  9. Hello

    Last week we read chapter 1. I come to like reading this book.
    I’d like to read the Japanese one during the Golden Week.

  10. hello, Mr.Sheffner.

    It is difficult for me to understand this story. There are many words I don’t knowv in this story. But, I think this story is very interesting! So, I want to read the book in Japanese, and watch the movie.

  11. Hello, Mr.Sheffner.

    Chapter 1 is a little difficult for me. Because there are many difficult words.
    But the story is interesting.
    I try to read the book of a Japanese translation.

  12. Hello, Mr.Sheffner.

    I have never finished reading any English books. It’s not easy for me to go on reading the book because of a lot of difficult words. But I like this story. “The Chronicles of Narnia” series is one of my favorite movies. So I want to understand and enjoy it in your class.

  13. Hello,Mr.Sheffner.

    I thought chapter1 wasn’t easy, but I pepared to find out difficult words and characters.
    So, I understood it roughly.

    I try to watch the movie during the Golden Week.

  14. Hello, Mr.Sheffner.

    It was a little difficult for me to understand the story. I want to read this more and wacth the movie, too.

  15. Hello, Mr. Sheffner.

    Chapter1 is difficult for me, but I interested in the story. So I am looking forward to studying it.

  16. Hello, Mr.Sheffner.

    This book is a little difficult for me to enjoy it, because I found a lot of strange words. But chapter 1 made me excited, so I wanted to read the continuation of a story.

  17. Good afternoon,Mr.Sheffner.

    It was a little hard for me to understand chapter 1 last week.

    But I think I want to be positive about reading this story.

  18. Hello, Mr. Sheffner.

    Chapter 1 is not easy for me, because I have never read about this story.
    So I want to understand it in this class.

  19. Hello, Mr. Sheffner.

    It was difficult for me to understand contents chapter 1.
    I thought that contents were different from Chater 1 of the movie, a lion and a witch. Looking forward to the future stories.

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