What we Did in Our COC IEP 200 Class on Thursday, November 14th, 2013

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Winter Trimester 2013-14 Block 1 Lesson 7

a | 09:30 – 10:04 | Review Quiz 1 and Prepare for Quiz 2

b | 10:04 – 11:22 | Quiz 2

c | 11:22 – 12:00 & 13:45 – 14:40 | News Hour | Breaking News English.com | Only 10% of UK engineers are women (6th November, 2013)[1]

c1 | We got into a long discussion about the many different definitions of the present participle verb “tapping” and its base verb “tap”.

d | 12:00 – 13:45 | School Lunch for a Student’s Last Day | James R. Thompson Center Food Court

e | 14:40 – 15:00 | Fiction | Read the fifth and sixth pages of the the second “Fantom of the Fair” comic[2]

NOTES

1 | http://breakingnewsenglish.com/1311/131106-women-engineers.html | Copyright (C) 2013 by Sean Banville | All Rights Reserved
2 | http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?dlid=19351 | Public Domain

HOMEWORK

1 | Give your questionnaire to 20 people; write your results paragraph and make 3 (or more) graphs
2 | Read Mobile Unit 2 “The Subject” http://eslau.ca/lesson/unit2.php and do Exercises 2.1 http://eslau.ca/exercise/ex2.1.php and 2.2 http://eslau.ca/exercise/ex2.2.php Athabasca University | Copyright (C) 2007 by Athabasca University | CCA 3.0 Licensed (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)

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What we Did in Our COC IEP 200 Class on Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

COC IEP 200 | http://mr.danoff.org/cociep200

Fall Trimester 2013 Block 1 Lesson 2

Links and book information indicated by brackets [1] is available in notes at bottom.

WHAT HAPPENED IN CLASS

a | 09:30 – 09:45 | Reviewed last block’s Final Exam

b | 09:45 – 09:50 | Reviewed revised syllabus and welcomed another new student

c | 09:50 – 10:45 & 10:55 – 12:00 | News Hour | Breaking News English.com | One in five songs “advertises” alcohol (5th October, 2013)[1]
c1 | Warm-up activity #3
c2 | Read the article; answer comprehension questions and finish the “Synonym Match” activity
c3 | Listened to “Royals”[2] by Lorde. A song by a 17-year-old whose subjects include alcohol and one of the themes is that some people are not interested in the luxurious life style including expensive alcohol like Grey Goose. This was fun to discuss in light of an article about how songs with alcohol as one of their subjects were influencing young people to drink more.

d | 12:45 – 13:00 | Family History Discussion
d1 | Over lunch some students got to dicussing their family histories and it continued into the beginning of the afternoon

e | 13:00 – 13:40 | NorthStar 2 Listening and Speaking (Third Ed.)[3] | Unit 3
e1 | Pages 37 – 38

d | 13:30 – 14:10 | Fiction | Fantom of the Fair Episode 1[4]
d1 | Pages 3 – 4 of the Fantom episode

e | 14:10 – 15:00 | USA History Elective

HOMEWORK

1 | Make vocabulary sentences with the new vocabulary words from NorthStar

NOTES

1 | Download lesson at http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1310/131005-pop-songs.pdf via http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1310/131005-pop-songs.html
2 | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlcIKh6sBtc
3 | ISBN 978-0-13-240988-9
4 | Taken from the pages of “Amazing Mystery Funnies” Volume 2 Number 7 http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?dlid=756

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What we Did in Our COC IEP 200 Class on Monday, October 7th, 2013

COC IEP 200 | http://mr.danoff.org/cociep200

Fall Trimester 2013 Block 4 Lesson 1

Links and book information indicated by brackets [1] is available in notes at bottom.

WHAT HAPPENED IN CLASS

a | 09:30 – 09:50 | New Block Orientation
a1 | Handed out and discussed the new syllabus
a2 | Welcomed the new student
a3 | Discussed everyone’s weekends

b | 09:50 – 10:35 & 10:45 – 12:00 | News Hour | Breaking News English.com | Hunger affects one in eight people (3rd October, 2013)[1]

c | 12:45 – 13:30 | NorthStar 2 Listening and Speaking (Third Ed.)[2] | Unit 3
c1 | Pages 37 – 38

d | 13:30 – 14:10 | Fiction | Fantom of the Fair Episode 1[3]

e | 14:10 – 15:00 | USA History Elective

HOMEWORK

1 | Make vocabulary sentences with the words from Breaking News English
2 | Finish the Fast Listening Lesson 1 worksheet[4]

NOTES

1 | http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/1310/131003-world-hunger.html
2 | ISBN 978-0-13-240988-9
3 | Taken from the pages of “Amazing Mystery Funnies” Volume 2 Number 7 http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php?dlid=756
4 | Listenings from Randall’s ESL Cyber Lab A Student Credit Card | http://esl-lab.com/credit/creditcardrd1.htm#list | AdSense | http://esl-lab.com/adsense/adsenserd1.htm#list

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The topic of tonight’s ENG 099 Conversational American English…



The topic of tonight’s ENG 099 Conversational American English MOOC Lecture was “Reading American Comic Books (1 of 2)” (video above, or click here if you cannot see the video).

Lilia was kind enough to attend! You can see the questions and character list of the comic below!

The Fantom of the Fair

Story 2

Worksheet

Characters:

  • The Fantom of the Fair (Fantom is another spelling of “Phantom”)

  • Professor Carter

  • Sir Conway

  • Ticonda

  • Sergaent Collins

  • The Driver

  • Narrator

Vocabulary

  • Fair

Comprehension Questions:

  • Page 1: Where is Ticonda from?

    • The Arctic Region

  • Page 2: Why was Professor Carter worried?

    • He knows that Ticonda can be very dangerous for other people!

  • Page 3: Why did it get so cold?

    • Ticonda broke the control panel.

  • Page 4: What did the Fantom do?

    • He came in through the ceiling and broke the door, so the people could escape.

  • Page 5: Does Ticonda know the Fantom? How do you know?

    • Ticonda knew Fantom from years ago and they had a struggle.

  • Page 6: What happens to the Driver?

    • Ticonda threw the driver out of his car, but The Fantom saved him!

  • Page 7: What do the police want to do?

    • Police want to catch Ticonda. They have the guns because Ticonda is dangerous for them!

  • Page 8: What happened to Ticonda?

    • He died, The Fantom strangled him!

Copyright Notes

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  • Video by Charlie Danoff. CCA Licensed.
  • Images from Amazing Mystery Funnies; in the Public Domain per the Digital Comics Museum research.
  • Text Copyright © 2013 by Charlie Danoff. Rights given a CC Zero 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.

What we did in our CoC IEP 200 Class on Monday, March 4th

Details from today’s (Mon. 4 Mar. 2013) class at the College of Chicago.

NEWS & CURRENT EVENTS

Read the “” News for You article together and completed the accompanying teacher’s guide questions. Had a discussion about the Oscars in general. Some students were wondering why the award for best movie was called “Best Picture”? I explained that “picture” was another way to refer to movies.

The reason is because it is short for “motion picture.”

QUIZ 3 VOCABULARY WORDS

Over the weekend students were supposed to find definitions of the words that will be used for quiz 3. In class we reviewed what they came up with to arrive at the following definitions:

  • Nonfiction (noun) – A real, or true, story.
  • Fiction (noun) – An imagined, or not real, story.
  • Literature (noun) – Written works, especially poetry, short stories and novels.
  • Narrator (noun) – The voice or person telling the story in a short story, novel or comic book, etc.
  • Point of view (compound noun) – The character whose eyes and mind we are viewing/seeing the story from
  • Shifting point of view (compound noun) – When the view changes from one character to another
  • Novel (noun) – Long work of fictional literature
  • Short story (compound noun) – Short work of fictional literature

COMIC BOOK

We started reading another Fantom of the Fair story!

Completed the “Driver’s License” listening quiz and an accompanying handout.

FICTION

Did review questions from the publisher about the “One of the Lads” story.

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Lesson Plan for Wednesday February 6th, 2013 COC IEP 200 Class

Wednesday’s lesson plan has been uploaded to my website and you can download the OpenDocument Text version of the file (41.4 kB):

  • from danoff.org by clicking here

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You can download LibreOffice for free (for Mac, Windows & GNU/Linux) to read and edit the document. If you would prefer to use Microsoft Word, here are instructions for Word 2007 and Word 2010/2013. If you are on a Mac using OSX 10.8 these instructions may help.

Below is the cover of our next (5th!) Fantom of the Fair story we’ll be reading in class:

Comic Book Image is (possibly) in the Public Domain and found via the Digital Comics Museum.

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Lesson Plan for Monday January 28th COC IEP 200 Class

Monday’s lesson plan has been uploaded to my website and you can download the OpenDocument Text (version of the file by clicking here (41.4 kB from danoff.org). You can download LibreOffice for free to read and edit the document. Below are the last two pages of the Fantom of the Fair comic we’ll be reading Monday (comprehension questions are in the lesson plan).

Images are (possibly) in the Public Domain and found via the Digital Comics Museum.

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Lesson Plan for Thursday January 24th COC IEP 200 Class

Tomorrow’s lesson plan has been uploaded to my website and you can download the OpenDocument Text (version of the file by clicking here (41.4 kB from danoff.org). You can download LibreOffice for free to read and edit the document. Below are the two pages of the Fantom of the Fair comic we’ll be reading tomorrow (comprehension questions are in the lesson plan).

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Images are (probably) in the Public Domain and found via the Digital Comics Museum.

Blog post text Copyright © 2013 by Charlie Danoff. Rights given a CC Zero 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.