WS-B 2-13 (12/12)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Writing a comparative essay
      • First draft peer review
  3. Unit 6: Cause-effect essays
  4. Announcements/Homework

WS-B 2-12 (12/05)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Writing a comparative essay
      • Complete outline peer review
    • Grammar for writing
      • Word forms and common suffixes
      • Connectors and transitions
      • Comparative and superlative
      • Parallel structure
  3. Announcements/Homework

WS-B 2-11 (11/28)

  1. Announcements
    • Class canceled today (November 28)
    • トビタテカフェ on November 28 (17:45-19:45)
    • グローバル人材育成セミナー on December 06 (17:45-19:00)
  2. Announcements/Homework
    • Every week:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • Before next class:
      • Before next class:
        • Make a complete outline for your comparison essay @ Google Classroom, including:
          • Paragraph One: Thesis statement (complete sentence)
          • Paragraph Two: Topic sentence (complete sentence) + supporting ideas (key words)
          • Paragraph Three: Topic sentence (complete sentence) + supporting ideas (key words)
          • (Point-by-point の場合のみ)Paragraph Four: Topic sentence (complete sentence) + supporting ideas (key words)
          • Paragraph Four/Five: Concluding sentence (complete sentence)

WS-B 2-10 (11/21)

  1. Announcements
    • グローバル人材育成セミナー on November 22 (17:45-19:00)
    • Class canceled next week (November 28)
    • トビタテカフェ on November 28 (17:45-19:45)
    • グローバル人材育成セミナー on December 06 (17:45-19:00)
  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Writing a comparative essay
      • Brief outline peer review
      • Essay 4 (Activities 11, 12, 13, & 14)
    • Grammar for writing
      • Word forms and common suffixes
      • Connectors and transitions
      • Comparative and superlative
      • Parallel structure
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • Every week:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • Before next class:
      • Make a complete outline for your comparison essay @ Google Classroom, including:
        • Paragraph One: Thesis statement (complete sentence)
        • Paragraph Two: Topic sentence (complete sentence) + supporting ideas (key words)
        • Paragraph Three: Topic sentence (complete sentence) + supporting ideas (key words)
        • (Point-by-point の場合のみ)Paragraph Four: Topic sentence (complete sentence) + supporting ideas (key words)
        • Paragraph Four/Five: Concluding sentence (complete sentence)

WS-B 2-09 (11/14)

  1. Announcements
    • グローバル人材育成セミナー on November 22 (17:45-19:00).
    • トビタテカフェ on November 28 (17:45-19:45).
  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Writing a comparative essay
      • Brainstorming continued
      • Essay 4 (Activities 9, 10, 11)
    • Grammar for writing
      • Word forms and common suffixes
      • Connectors and transitions
      • Comparative and superlative
      • Parallel structure
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, November 20:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • Before next class:
      • Activity 11 (p. 131)
      • Make a brief outline for the next essay and submit it @ Google Classroom.
        • Topic: Watching TV on time and watching recorded programs
        • Choose comparison (focusing on similarities), contrast (focusing on differences), or a mix (discussing both similarities and differences).
        • Choose three points of comparison.
        • The outline should include:
          • Thesis statement (complete sentence)
          • Three points of comparison (key words)

WS-B 2-08 (11/07)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Comparison essays
    • Organization of a comparison essay
    • Topic selection
    • Grammar for writing
      • Word forms and common suffixes
      • Connectors and transitions
      • Comparative and superlative
      • Parallel structure
  3.  Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, November 13:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • Before next class:
      • Do brainstorming on the comparison essay on a blank sheet of paper. Bring it to the next class.
        • Topic: Watching TV on time and watching recorded programs

WS-B 2-05 (10/17)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 4: Descriptive essays: Moving from paragraph to essay
    • Outline peer review
    • Thesis statement
    • Concluding paragraph
    • First draft
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, October 23:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • Before next class:
      • Unit 4 essay first draft @ Google Classroom
        • Paragraph 1 & Paragraph 2 を完成させてください。
        • Paragraph 3 以降はアウトラインのままでOKです。ただし今日の授業を踏まえて加筆修正の必要があれば行ってください。

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WS-B 2-04 (10/10)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 4: Descriptive essays: Moving from paragraph to essay
    • Understanding the writing process: The seven steps
    • Topic selection for a descriptive essay
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, October 16:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • Before next class:
      • Make an essay outline for the following topic @ Google Classroom. (brainstorming note)
        • Topic: Reasons for visiting Hokkaido (対象読者は外国人旅行客)
        • Outline の構成(KW=keywords, S=complete sentence):
          • Introduction: Hook (KW), thesis statement (S)
          • Body Paragraph 1: Topic sentence (S), supporting ideas & details (KW)
          • Body Paragraph 2: Topic sentence (S), supporting ideas & details (KW)
          • Body Paragraph 3: Topic sentence (S), supporting ideas & details (KW)
          • Conclusion: Concluding sentence (S), final thoughts (KW)