WS-B 2-08 (11/19)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Writing a comparative essay
      • Topic: Hokkaido and Okinawa (comparison)
      • Introductory paragraph peer review
    • Grammar for writing
      • Word forms and common suffixes
      • Connectors and transitions
      • Comparative and superlative
      • Parallel structure
  3.  Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, November 18:
      • Slack posts.
      • Unit 5 (comparison) essay first draft @ Google Classroom.

WS-B 2-07 (11/12)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Organization of a comparison essay
    • Grammar for writing (Activities 12 &13)
    • Model essay review (Activity 14)
    • Topic selection
      • Hokkaido and Okinawa (comparison)
    • Brainstorming
    • Outlining
  3.  Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, November 18:
      • Slack posts.
      • Unit 5 (comparison) essay introductory paragraph @ Google Classroom. 北海道と沖縄の共通点を3点扱うエッセイを書きます。Point-by-point organization と block organization のどちらを選択しても構いません。Introductory paragraph を完成させ、第2パラグラフ以降は topic sentences と最終パラグラフの concluding sentence のみ書いてください。

WS-B 2-06 (11/05)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 5: Comparison essays
    • Comparison essays
    • Organization of a comparison essay
    • Grammar for writing (Activities 9, 10, & 11)
  3.  Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, November 12:
      • Slack posts.
      • Activities 12, 13, & 14 (pp. 132-133)
      • Think of possible topics for the comparison essay.

WS-B 2-04 (10/15)

  1. Announcements
    • No class next week (holiday)
  2. Unit 4: Descriptive essays: Moving from paragraph to essay
    • Understanding the writing process: The seven steps
      1. Choose a topic
      2. Brainstorm
      3. Outline
      4. Write the first draft
      5. Get feedback from a peer
      6. Revise the first draft
      7. Proofread the first draft
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, October 28:
      • Slack posts.
      • Unit 4 (descriptive) essay first draft @ Google Classroom. すべてを完成させてください。

WS-B 2-03 (10/08)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 4: Descriptive essays: Moving from paragraph to essay
    • Understanding the writing process: The seven steps
      1. Choose a topic
      2. Brainstorm
      3. Outline
      4. Write the first draft
      5. Get feedback from a peer
      6. Revise the first draft
      7. Proofread the first draft
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, October 14:
      • Slack posts.
      • Unit 4 (descriptive) essay introduction paragraph @ Google Classroom. 第1パラグラフを完成させて提出してください。

WS-B 2-02 (10/01)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 4: Descriptive essays: Moving from paragraph to essay
    • Outlining a descriptive essay
    • Studying a descriptive essay
    • Understanding the writing process: The seven steps
      1. Choose a topic
      2. Brainstorm
      3. Outline
      4. Write the first draft
      5. Get feedback from a peer
      6. Revise the first draft
      7. Proofread the first draft
  3. Announcements/Homework
    • By Monday, October 07:
      • Slack posts.
      • Brainstorm on the following topic and write the thesis statement of your descriptive essay:
        • My room/house

WS-B 15 (07/30)

  1. Announcements
  2. Course summary
  3. Final exam
  4. Announcements/Homework
    • ASAP
      • Writing 課題の未提出分
    • By Wednesday, July 31:
      • Continue Slack postings. 7月31日投稿分までを前期の成績に算入します。
    • Summer assignment:
      • 夏休みの課題として、Slack 投稿を続けてもらいます。8月1日以降の投稿は後期の成績に算入します。

WS-B 14 (07/23)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 2: Five elements of good writing
    • Feedback on Unit 2 paragraph second draft
  3. Unit 3: Types of paragraphs
  4. Homework
    • By Monday, July 29:
      • Continue Slack postings.
      • Study for the exam.
      • Third draft of Unit 2 paragraph (if I had one million yen) and submit it @ Google Classroom.
      • Second draft of Unit 3 paragraph (effects of exercises) and submit it @ Google Classroom.