WS-B 10 (06/18)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 2: Five elements of good writing
  3. Unit 3: Types of paragraphs
    • Descriptive paragraphs
    • Comparison of paragraphs
    • Cause-effect paragraphs
    • Classification paragraphs
  4. 授業改善アンケート
  5. Homework
    • By Monday, June 24

WS-B 08 (06/04)

  1. Announcements
  2. Unit 2: Five elements of good writing
    • Five elements of good writing
      • Clarity
        • Clear pronoun reference
      • Unity
      • Coherence
    • Paragraph 2 topic selection
      • Topic: What would I do if I had one million yen
      • Purpose: To entertain the audience
  3. Homework
    • By Monday, June 10:
      • Brainstorm on the above topic and write the topic sentence.
      • Continue Slack postings.

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.