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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) c1 | Warm-up activity #3 c2 | Read the article; answer comprehension questions and finish the “Synonym Match” activity c3 | Listened to “Royals” 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.) | Unit 3 e1 | Pages 37 – 38
d | 13:30 – 14:10 | Fiction | Fantom of the Fair Episode 1 d1 | Pages 3 – 4 of the Fantom episode
e | 14:10 – 15:00 | USA History Elective
1 | Make vocabulary sentences with the new vocabulary words from NorthStar
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
We started reading another Fantom of the Fair story!
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Below is the cover of our next (5th!) Fantom of the Fair story we’ll be reading in 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).
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).