Writing Strategies II, Session #1: October 1st, 2010

The Magician's Nephew
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Update: I encourage you to read the Japanese translation of The Magician’s Nephew:

魔術師のおい―ナルニア国ものがたり〈6〉 (岩波少年文庫)

Dear Writing Strategies students,

  1. October 1st was our first class. As most students had  bought the textbook, we began reading the story. We read pages 1-4
  2. We watched the first part of a movie about the love story of C.S. Lewis and Joy Gresham. The movie is called “Shadowlands” in English and 「永遠(とわ)の愛に生きて Shadowlands」 in Japanese. You can read more about it in Japanese here.
    1. We watched up to where Joy Gresham and her son Douglas come to C.S. Lewis’ home in Oxford for Christmas.
  3. Use the Internet to help you find images that will help you understand the story that we are reading. For example, what is an Eton collar?
  4. Homework:
    1. Visit this blog and leave a comment (sign up for the feed if you want)
    2. Read chapter 1 (at least to page 10)
    3. Who and when was
      1. Sherlock Holmes? (日本語で読みたい方は日本語のWikipediaへどうぞ
      2. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle? (日本語で読みたい方は日本語のWikipediaへどうぞ). Conan Doyle lived in my hometown from 1907 until his death in July 1930, in a house called Windlesham.
      3. the Bastables?

I will give you study guides for this semester’s text. I’m looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

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22 thoughts on “Writing Strategies II, Session #1: October 1st, 2010”

  1. Hi, Mr.Sheffner!
    Sorry for being late to check yr blog. i’m very much looking forward to next class. See you soooooon!

  2. I read this blog.
    I’m looking forward to knowing about secret of “Narnia”.If I have time, I’d like to read whole volumes.

  3. I checked this blog.
    I’m interested in “Shadowlands”, so I would like to see the rest of it.

  4. I checked this blog.
    I felt so funny that you told a lot of joke at last class!:)
    I’m looking forward to your class on this week.

  5. I checked this blog.
    I want to see the movie “Shadowlands”.
    Also, I am looking forward to read “The Magician’s Nephew”!

  6. I checked this blog.
    I want to know about C.S.Lewis,so I want to see the whole this movie.

  7. I checked this blog and the summary of “Shadowlands” in the home page. I want to see the continuation of this movie.
    Thank you.

  8. I checked it.
    Now I am interested in the story “Shadowlands” 「永遠の愛に生きて」,so I want to see it again in the next class!!

  9. I checked this blog and Bible in Japanese.
    I thought that it is hard to read all of the Bible.
    I want to see “Shadowlands” from beginning to end.

  10. I checked this blog.
    I saw the movie”Shadowlands” for the first time.
    I want to see continuance. It was very interesting.(^^)♪

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