WS1, week 10, June 24th, 2016

Makeup announcement

Makeup class will be held on Saturday July 2nd, same room as usual, same time as usual.


  • Read chapter 8 of “The Magician’s Nephew”.
  • Write the title and main idea of chapter 8 in one or two sentences.
  • Prepare your movie presentation
  • Here is the presentation schedule as of Friday June 3rd: WS1_Presentation_Schedule
  • Using your notes from today’s presentations on ““Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers”, 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 on “Lord of the Rings part 2”.
    1. Write some notes about the presentation content
    2. Give some written feedback to the presenters.
  2. Checked answers to MCQ chapter 7.
  3. Topics, main ideas, supporting details.
    1. Discussed the key words and wrote the main idea sentences for the first few paragraphs of chapter 7.
    2. Example movie: “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”.
      1. Key words –
        • Harry Potter, magic powers
        • starts studying at the school of wizards
        • makes friends
        • fights enemies
      2. Main idea – “Harry Potter, a boy with magical powers, starts studying at a wizards’ school, where he makes 2 good friends who help him fight against evil enemies.”