43 – Health and disease (Unit 10)

Sick kid

Answer ONE of the questions below with a short paragraph (about 50 words).

  1. Do you worry about germs and getting sick? What you do to prevent getting sick.
  2. When was the last time you were sick? What happened? How did you get better?

Your paragraph is DUE THURS 27 NOVEMBER, 11:59 pm
Your reply to your classmate is DUE FRI 28 NOVEMBER 11:59 pm

Unit 10 – Day 2 (Lv2)

Please complete the following before our next class:

Pg. 191-3 – Reading Skill, Exercises A and B

Pg. 193-4 – Reading 2 Vocabulary

Pg. 194-5 – Read “More Than a Game”

Pg. 195-6 – Main Ideas and Details

WoW_Corrupted_Blood_Plague

Questions to guide your reading: More Than a Game

  • Where did the 2005 pandemic discussed in “More Than a Game” take place?
  • What do people do in World of Warcraft?
  • How did the pandemic happen?
  • Who are Nina Fefferman and Eric Lofgren, and what did they say about the outbreak?
  • How did the virus spread?
  • Who is Blizzard and how did they try to control the pandemic?
  • How was the problem finally solved?
  • What do Fefferman and Lofgren think is important to study about pandemics?
  • How is the case with World of Warcraft useful to scientists?

See you in class!

Unit 10 – Day 1 (Lv2)

Please complete the following before our next class:

Pg. 186 – Exercise C

Pg. 187-8 – Reading 1 Vocabulary

Pg. 188-9 – Read “Flu FAQ”

Pg. 189-91 – Main Ideas and Details

Also, prepare to answer the following discussion questions in class:

  • What do you do to stay healthy?
  • It’s flu season. Are you worried about catching a cold or the flu?
    • What are you doing to prevent (예방하려고) a cold or flu?
  • When was the last time you were sick? What happened? How did you get better?

With the flu

Questions to guide your reading: Flu FAQ

  • This reading is organized in Q&A (Question and Answer) format. There are no additional questions to guide your reading.

See you in class!

43 – Numbers (Unit 9)

Numbers and facts

Write five sentences, each one stating an interesting fact with numbers.
Do not repeat facts classmates have shared.

Examples:

1. Between 250 and 380 people speak the Pirahã language.
2. The United States’ national debt is over $17,000,000,000,000.
3. South Korea’s unemployment rate is around 3%.
4. Tobacco use kills more than 5,000,000 people every year.
5. Someone once paid $1.3 million for a cow.

Your facts are DUE THURS 13 NOV, 11:59 pm
Your reply to your classmate is DUE FRI 14 NOV, 11:59 pm

Unit 9 – Day 2 (Lv2)

Please complete the following before our next class:

Pg. 169-71 – Reading Skill – Exercises A, B, C

Pg. 171-2 – Reading 2 Vocabulary

Pg. 173-4 – Read “Problems with Math”

Pg. 175 – Reading 2 Main Ideas and Details

Problems with math

Questions to guide your reading: Problems with Math?

  • What was the author (Joe) good at and not good at in math?
  • What serious problem did the Joe’s math teacher cause for him in high school?
    • How did he do in high school math courses?
    • Why did Algebra 2 give him trouble?
    • What happened in Trigonometry?
    • Why did math teacher Mr. Peller write that note to Joe’s parents?
  • Did Joe get into college?
    • Did he have trouble with math again?
    • What math class did he take and why?
    • Did Joe enjoy the class? Why?
    • Did Joe do well in the class?
    • What job was he offered?
    • Did he accept the job? Why?
  • After getting married, what would happen to Joe when it came time to pay the bill at a restaurant?
    • What was Joe’s method?
    • How did his wife Leila react?
    • What was Leila’s recommendation?
    • What did Joe think of Leila’s method?
    • What happens when their child has a math question?

See you in class!

Unit 9 – Day 1 (Lv2)

Please complete the following before our next class:

Pg. 164 – Exercise C

Pg. 165-6 – Reading 1 Vocabulary

Pg. 166-167 – Read “Cultural Differences in Counting”

Pg. 168-9 – Main Ideas and Details

Also, prepare to answer the following discussion questions in class:

  • Do you like doing math? Why or why not?
  • Do you think math is important?
  • What are examples of how you use math in life? (Ex. adding up purchases when shopping)
  • What are examples of how math makes modern life possible? (Ex. Math is used when designing buildings.)

Math on the chalkboard

Questions to guide your reading: Cultural Differences in Counting

  • Are numbers and math the same all over the world?
  • How do people in the United States count on their fingers?
    • What’s the opposite way of counting with one’s fingers?
    • How do people in China count with their hands?
  • How do cultures and languages differ when it comes to numbers?
    • How do we know cultures and languages differ in this way?
  • How did scientists test the aboriginal children?
  • Why were their findings significant?
  • Where else was a similar study done? With whom?
  • What did researchers learn about the Pirahã?
  • How do the Pirahã express quantities?
  • Do the Pirahã use numbers at all?
  • Why do some languages have number words while others don’t?

See you in class!

43 – Stories (Unit 8)

Answer the questions below with a short paragraph (about 75-100 words).

Think of a story you enjoy.

  • What is the setting of the story?
    • Ex. Sherlock Holmes – London, England in the age of Queen Victoria
  • Who are the main characters?
    • How would you describe them?
    • What do you like about the characters?
  • Are there secondary/minor characters you also like? Why?
  • What is the conflict in the story?
    • (Ex. Harry Potter vs Voldemort — Harry has to kill Voldemort to restore balance in the world.)
  • What can you say about the resolution? (Ex. Harry Potter kills Voldemort by allowing himself to be killed.)
  • What is the theme of the story? What did you learn from the story? (Ex. Harry Potter — love, friendship, good conquers evil, etc.)
  • Why do you like the story?
  • Be sure to have a proper introduction and conclusion!

Your paragraph is DUE THURS 30 OCTOBER, 11:59 pm
Your reply to your classmate is DUE FRI 31 OCTOBER 11:59 pm
When replying to classmate, don’t just say “I like that story, too!” or something similar. Add to the conversation with a two or three sentences of more detail or another example.

EXAMPLE

The Caves of Steel by Isaac Asimov

caves of steel

The Caves of Steel (1954) by Isaac Asimov is an entertaining science-fiction murder mystery everyone can enjoy. 3,000 years in the future, wealthy people called Spacers live on faraway planets. People on Earth live in overcrowded indoor cities (caves of steel) with robot helpers. Earth people do not trust robots, and they are jealous of Spacers. An important Spacer is killed on Earth and police detective Elijah Bailey has to find the killer with the help of his new robot partner R. Daneel Olivaw. Bailey is stubborn and has a bad temper. Although R. Daneel looks and acts like a human, Bailey has difficulty working with him because he is a robot. When the mystery is solved at the end, Bailey learns to respect his partner. I really enjoy the dark way Asimov shows the future. Technology is more advanced, but people still have to deal with jobs, social status, and prejudice. Reading this novel set in the future is a fun way to remind ourselves that people don’t change.

(171 words)

Unit 8 – Day 4 (Lv2)

I will ask the class several discussion questions. Students should with specific examples. To receive participation points, students must raise their hands and share their thoughts. Prepare to discuss the following in class.

Storybook

Think of a story you enjoy.

  • What is the setting of the story?
    • Ex. Sherlock Holmes – London, England in the age of Queen Victoria
  • Who are the main characters?
    • How would you describe them?
    • What do you like about the characters?
  • Are there secondary/minor characters you also like? Why?
  • What is the conflict in the story?
    • (Ex. Harry Potter vs Voldemort — Harry has to kill Voldemort to restore balance in the world.)
  • What is the resolution of the story? (Ex. Harry Potter kills Voldemort by allowing himself to be killed.)
  • What is the theme of the story? (Ex. Harry Potter — love, friendship, good conquers evil, etc.)
  • Why do you like the story?

See you in class!

Unit 8 – Day 2 (Lv2)

Please complete the following before our next class:

Pg. 149 – Reading Skill – Exercises A and B

Pg. 150-1 – Reading 2 Vocabulary

Pg. 151-2 – Read “Writing a Short Story”

Pg. 152-3 – Main Ideas and Details

Questions to guide your reading: “How to Write a Short Story”

writing

  • Why would you be worried about having to write a story?
  • How is writing a story easier than we might think?
  • What is the “recipe” to writing a good story?
  • What are the two important ingredients mentioned in Part 1?
    • What is a main character and what questions should an author answer about them?
    • What is a setting and what questions should an author answer about it?
    • Is the setting only a place?
  • What is a conflict and what questions should an author answer about it?
  • What is a resolution to a story and what questions should we think about when creating it?
  • What is a theme and what should we know about it?

Also, prepare to answer the following questions in class:

  • Who is one of your favorite story characters? Why? What about the character do you like?
  • Think of a story you enjoy.
    • What is the conflict in that story? (Ex. Harry Potter vs Voldemort — Harry has to kill Voldemort to restore balance in the world.)
    • What is the setting in that story? (Ex. Sherlock Holmes — London in the age of Queen Victoria)
    • What is the theme of the story? (Ex. Harry Potter — love, friendship, good conquers evil, etc.)

See you in class!

Unit 8 – Day 1 (Lv2)

Please complete the following before our next class:

Pg. 144 – Exercise C

Pg. 145 – Reading 1 Vocabulary

Pg. 146-147 – Read “Nasreddin Hodja and the Candle”

Pg. 148 – Main Ideas and Details

Also, prepare to answer the following discussion questions in class:

  • What is one of your favorite stories from childhood?
  • What kinds of books or stories do you enjoy these days?

Nasreddin Hodja

Questions to guide your reading: Nasreddin Hodja and the Candle

  • At the beginning of the story, where are Nasreddin Hodja and his friends? What are they talking about?
  • What does Nasreddin brag about?
  • How does Nasreddin’s friends respond to his bragging?
  • What bargain do they make?
  • Nasreddin spends the night outside. How is he able to survive?
  • How is Nasreddin the next morning?
  • Do Nasreddin’s friends believe his story?
  • When Nasreddin’s friends go to his house for dinner, do they eat right away?
  • Nasreddin’s friends are amazed by something. What is it?
  • Why does Nasreddin cook dinner with one candle?

What lessons can we learn from this story?