WS-B 05 (05/14)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 1: Introduction to paragraphs
    • What is a paragraph?
      • Grammar for writing
        • Checking for verbs and fragments
        • Nouns and noun forms
      • Paragraph writing
        • Concluding sentences
        • Four features of a well-written paragraph
        • Peer editing (peer editing sheet 1)
  3. Homework/Announcements
    • By Monday, May 20:
      • Revise Unit 1 paragraph (a place I would like to visit) and submit it @ Google Classroom [https://classroom.google.com/].
      • Continue Slack postings.

WS-B 04 (05/07)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 1: Introduction to paragraphs
    • What is a paragraph?
      • Homework review (Activity 7)
      • Supporting sentences
        • Types of supporting sentences
      • Avoiding unrelated sentences
      • Introducing Google Classroom
      • Paragraph writing
        • A place I would like to visit one day
  3. Homework/Announcements
    • By Monday, May 13:
      • Unit 1 Paragraph (a place I would like to visit) first draft @ Google Classroom. Google Classroom の登録がまだの人は招待コードを送るのでメールください。
        • 教科書 p. 16 の types of supporting sentences のうち2つ以上を含んだパラグラフにしてください。
        • Concluding sentence はまだ書かなくてOKです。
      • Continue Slack postings.

WS-B 03 (04/23)

  1. Announcements
  2. WS-B 2019 Slack
    • Follow up
      • Word count spreadsheet
  3. Unit 1: Introduction to paragraphs
    • What is a paragraph?
      • Homework review (Activity 3)
      • Five features of a good topic sentence (Activity 6)
      • Brainstorming (Activity 7)
        • A place I would like to visit one day
      • Supporting sentences
        • Types of supporting sentences
      • Avoiding unrelated sentences
  4. Homework/Announcements
    • Before the next class:
      • Activity 7 (p. 14). Brainstorm ideas about the topic, “a place I would like to visit one day,” and write a topic sentence on the textbook.
      • Continue Slack postings.

WS-B 02 (04/16)

  1. Announcements
  2. WS-B 2019 Slack
    • Follow up
      • Aim for 300+ words / week (x 15 = 4,500+ words / semester)
  3. Unit 1: Introduction to paragraphs
    • What is a paragraph?
      • Topic sentences (Activities 1 & 2)
      • Five features of a good topic sentence (Activity 5)
      • Brainstorming
      • Supporting sentences
      • Avoiding unrelated sentences
  4. Homework/Announcements
    • Before the next class:
      • Activity 3 (pp. 8-9) from the textbook.
      • Continue Slack postings.

WS-B 01 (04/09)

  1. Announcements
  2. Instructor’s brief self-introduction
  3. Self-introduction
  4. Overview of the course (WS-B syllabus 2019)
  5. Introducing the class web site
  6. Introducing Slack.
  7. Background survey
  8. Homework/Announcements
    • Before the next class:
      • Buy the textbook at Seikyo, and have a look.
      • Create a Slack account and join the WS-B 2019 team. Join #journal and #topics and post something in English there.

WS-B 2-14 (01/15)

  1. Announcements
  2. Writing test practice @ Google Classroom
  3. Unit 7: Classification essays
    • Outline feedback
    • First draft
  4. Announcements/Homework
    • Every week:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • By Monday, January 21:
      • Unit 7 Essay First Draft @ Google Classroom

WS−B 2-13 (12/18)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 7: Classification essays
    • Classification essays
    • Organization of a classification essay
    • Grammar for writing
  3. Paired writing
  4. Announcements/Homework
    • Every week:
      • Slack posts both in #topics and #journal
    • By Monday, December 24:
      • Unit 7 Essay Outline @ Google Classroom
        • Topic: SNSs (can be classified by … into three types).
        • Principles of organization: 各自で設定してください。3つのカテゴリーに分けられるものを考えてください。
        • Thesis statement、2-4 パラグラフの topic sentences、concluding sentence は完成された文で、それ以外はキーワードの形で。