What we did in our CoC IEP 200 Class on Monday, March 11th

Details from today’s (Mon. 11 Mar. 2013) COC IEP 200 lesson at the College of Chicago.

NEWS HOUR

Today’s News for You article was “Baseball Players Shut Out of Hall of Fame.” After completing the comprehension questions from the teacher’s guide I put the students into 2 teams to see who could come up with better answers to the discussion questions:

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Jane’s team beat the A team.

QUIZ 3 REVIEW

Went through last Thursday’s quiz and discussed some of the more troublesome questions.

Download Quiz 3 from danoff.org by clicking here (.docx file).

CHICAGO CULTURAL RESEARCH POSTER PROJECT

Went over the poster the students need to make this week as a visual aid for their project presentations.

Download the Poster Explanation handout from danoff.org by clicking here (.odt file).

SHORT STORY

Read through half of “One of the lads” together to review for Thursday’s exam. Had the students answer: Why did Luke forget how he joined the gang? (Because he was always afraid of the gang getting rid of him.)

FREE CONVERSATION PRACTICE

We began the afternoon with an extended conversation about what we had for lunch that led to talking about karaoke and the Matrix.

LESSON 1 OF GRAMMAR IN CONTEXT 1 REVIEW

Spent the duration of the afternoon going through lesson 1 again to prepare for Thursday’s exam.

Download the Final Exam Study Guide from danoff.org by clicking here (.odt file).

HOMEWORK

To Read

  1. Review “One of the Lads” story from Frozen Pizza and other slices of life for Final Exam
  2. News Hour: “Dramatic Meteor Strike” News for You article

To Do

  1. Project: Write second draft of your essay and e-mail everything to me as an .odt file AND post the link to the google doc on your blog
  2. Project: Finish the first draft of your poster
  3. News Hour: Write a 3 sentence summary of the News for You article and post it on your blog with the tags COCIEP200 and NewsForYou
  4. Study for the Final Exam

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Worksheet: “One of the Lads” Short Story from Frozen Pizza and other slices of life (Part 3)

Worksheet for the ”One of the Lads” Short Story from Frozen Pizza and other slices of life by Antoinette Moses (2002; Cambridge University Press; ISBN: 978-0-521-75078-3).

You can find more questions to use with this short story in part 1 and part 2 of this worksheet.

QUESTIONS

Page 33:

  1. Why did Dave pour his beer on Steve’s pants?

Page 34:

  1. What does Dave believe about knowledge he learns reading books? Do you agree?

Page 35:

  1. What was Luke’s job?

ANSWERS

Page 33:

  1. Because Steve didn’t believe Dave had read a book.

Page 34:

  1. He believes everything he reads in books is true. This is a great question for discussion.
COPYRIGHT NOTES
  • Please respect the copyright plus terms and conditions of all links, books and media not by Charlie Danoff.
  • Unless otherwise noted, worksheet text Copyright © 2013 by Charlie Danoff. Rights given a CC Zero 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

Worksheet: "One of the Lads" Short Story from Frozen Pizza and other slices of life

Worksheet for the ”One of the Lads” Short Story from Frozen Pizza and other slices of life by Antoinette Moses (2002; Cambridge University Press; ISBN: 978-0-521-75078-3).

You can find more questions to use with this short story in part 2 of this worksheet.

CHARACTERS

  • The Lads: Luke, Big Dave, Mick, Gerry and Steve
  • Luke’s Parents
  • Luke’s Teachers
  • the Chelsea Headhunters

QUESTIONS

Page 26:

  1. What did Dave and Mick do to Luke when they first met?
  2. What does “the lads” mean?
  3. Why did they put Luke’s head in a toilet?
  4. What happened after they put Luke’s head in a toilet and he gave them his money?

Page 27:

  1. What is the lads’ favorite soccer team?
  2. “He was never an equal in the gang.” what does that mean?
  3. Who are the “names cut into the doors?”
  4. Why are Eccles, Ginger Bill and King famous?
  5. What is “the Shed”?

Page 28:

  1. What do the fans do before and after games?
  2. When Luke is at the games he is not scared, because he is “just another fan.” Why is he scared when he is not at the game?
  3. How do the other fans feel about the Chelsea fans?
  4. What changed things at Chelsea games?
  5. What do the lads want?

Page 29:

  1. Why did Luke stop doing his homework?
  2. Why do you think Luke couldn’t tell his parents the truth about his problems at school?

Page 30:

  1. What did 4 members of the gang do after they left school?
  2. What did Luke love?
  3. If Luke asked you for advice, what would you say?

ANSWERS

Page 26:

  1. They put his head in a toilet.
  2. It is British English for “friends,” “buddies,” or “the guys.”
  3. They put his head in a toilet to get his money.
  4. He became part of the gang.

Page 27:

  1. Chelsea (Wikipedia article on Chelsea)
  2. The other boys in the gang had more power than him.
  3. Former players and fans
  4. They were the “Chelsea Headhunters” who were the leaders when Chelsea fans fought.
  5. Place in the stadium where Chelsea fans used to stand together.

Page 28:

  1. Fight
  2. Because he is worried about his role in the gang
  3. They were the toughest, dirtiest fighters.
  4. There were seats now so you couldn’t stand and families started coming to the games.
  5. The lads want to “become the new Chelsea Headhunters.”

Page 29:

  1. Because of the gang
  2. Answers will vary.

Page 30:

  1. Mick – electrician; Gerry – mechanic; Big Dave – tried and failed to join the army; Luke – carpenter
  2. Working with wood
  3. Answers will vary