What we Did in our COC IEP 200 Class on Thursday, May 2nd

Spring Trimester 2013 Block 2

Lesson 8: (May 2)

In Class

  1. News Hour: Read the “King Richard I’s Heart Held DaisiesNews for You article and completed the Teacher’s Guide exercise. We then had a fun discussion about what each student would like to have done to their bodies after they die: ranged from cremation to donating the organs to others.
    Tomb of Richard I of England at Rouen Cathedral, France. (Photographed June 2003). This work has been released into the public domain by its author, AYArktos. Via Wikimedia Commons.
  2. Movie Project: Students compared their storyboards they did last night for homework with one another, and then one student who did particularly good drawings shared hers with the class.
  3. Quiz 2 (.odt file from danoff.org)
  4. Short Story: Read pages 94 to 95 of the “Don’t Miss the Mozart!” short story in Frozen Pizza and Other Slices of Life
  5. Vocabular Words that Came Up in Class:
    • cremate = body burned after death
    • organ transplant = someone donates part of their body (heart, lungs, etc.) to someone else
    • disfavor – opposite of favor
    • announcement = share news with a small group, company, school, or organization
    • dough = mixture of flour and liqud that can be made into bread, cake, etc.
    • doughnut = fried dough

For Next Class

To Read

  1. Frozen Pizza and other slices of life: Review pages 95 to 96

To Do

  1. NorthStar 2 R&W: “EXPAND 2″ on pages 145-6 and “CREATE” on pages 146-7
  2. Grammar in Context 1: Exercises 10 and 11 on pages 114 to 115
  3. Study for Quiz 3 on Thursday
  4. Movie Project: Write your first scene in Celtx and e-mail it to me
  5. Blog: Comment on your partner’s blog
  6. Blog: Respond to your partner’s blog

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Lesson Plan for Tuesday February 5th, 2013 COC IEP 200 Class

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What we did in our CoC IEP 200 Class on Tuesday December 18th

Details from today’s (Tue. 18 Dec. 2012) COC IEP 200 Class at the College of Chicago.

TOPICS COVERED TODAY

  • Reading: Recognize main idea, details and some inferences in reading passages

  • Listening: Recognize the main idea and details in a simple listening passage

  • Speaking: Provide a detailed description

  • Writing: Identify inaccuracies and re-write inaccurate sentences

NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS

We read the News for You article “Latino Labor Leader’s Home Named National Landmark” and students completed the questions from the Teacher’s Guide.

FAST LISTENING

We completed the listening and text completion quizzes from the following Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab:

SURVEY PROJECT

We edited the student’s first article summaries they wrote Monday night for homework.

NORTHSTAR

Completed pages 47 to 49, learning new vocabulary words for Unit 3.

FICTION

Finished “Tildy’s Choice” reading pages 31 and 32; students also completed exercise on page 45. We talked about what is a “real man” because it comes up at the end of the story. There is lots of writing online about the subject! Search “real man” in Google and you’ll get lots of results! Read and see what you think!

The short story is based on “The Brief Début of Tildy” by O. Henry.You can read the original version and hear an audio recording on

  • Lit2Go from the Florida Center for Instructional Technology, College of Education, University of South Florida and

  • on Wikisource.

HOMEWORK

  • Define and give the parts of speech for this week’s vocabulary words:

    • capital

    • lower case

    • pronoun

    • preposition

    • formal

    • informal

  • Find second article for survey research project and write a 3 sentence summary

  • Read syllabus and write 2 questions

TEXTS

In this lesson we used the following texts (all are All Rights Reserved):

Henry, O. (2007). New yorkers: Short stories (2nd ed.). D. Mowat (Ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. (Original work published 1906). ISBN: 978-0-19-423750-5

Haugnes, N. & Maher, B. (2009). NorthStar: Reading and writing level 2 (3rd ed.). F. Boyd & C. Numrich (Eds.) White Plains, NY: Pearson Education. ISBN: 978-0-13-240991-9

News for You. (2012, November 28). Latino labor leader’s home named national landmark. News for You, pp. 2-3. ISSN: 0884-3910

COPYRIGHT NOTES

  • Topics taken from the College of Chicago IEP 200 syllabus.
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What we did in our CoC IEP 200 Class on Tuesday December 11th

Details from today’s (11 Dec. 2012) COC IEP 200 Class at the College of Chicago.

NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS

We read the News for You article “Truckers Get Healthy for the Long Haul” and students completed the questions from the Teacher’s Guide.

Vocab:

  • wellness n. learning about and making healthy lifestyle choices.

Read More About this Article’s Topic:

LISTENING

We completed the following exercises from Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab:

FINAL EXAM REVIEW

Exam Topics:

  • Grammar in Context Textbook: pages 14, 15, 20
  • NorthStar: pages 25, 37
  • News for You: Vocab words from Obama re-election article.
  • Reading Comprehension

SURVEY PROJECT

Students read through each other’s essays and worked on improving them together.

FICTION

We finished reading “Soapy’s Choice” from the O’Henry book and then watched a 1950’s TV version of the story.

You can read the original version of the story named “The Cop and the Anthem” on Wikisource.

EXTRA TIME

We finished our work early, so we had time to play some games of hangman!

MUSIC

We listened to some songs today as student’s did their work, including:

HOMEWORK

  • Study for the Final Exam
  • Next draft of your survey project essay
  • Christmas Party: Bring food to share and a small WRAPPED gift, less than $5

NOTES

Compare what actually happened in class with the lesson plan itself by clicking here.

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Please respect the copyright plus terms and conditions of all links and media not by Charlie Danoff. Blog post text Copyright © 2012 by Charlie Danoff. Rights given a CC Zero 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.