IE3 Core Friday: Lesson 5
I hope everyone had a great Golden Week vacation, and you're well-rested for a busy May.
At the beginning of our lesson, we continued with literary terms. We started with situational irony. This type of irony occurs when the outcome of an event or situation is the opposite of what is expected. The result can range from the humorous to the tragic. We completed a short pair activity on making our own ironic endings.
We then moven onto literary terms, and looked at theme. The theme of a novel is the message from the author. This is what he/she wants you to learn or the main character to learn. You can ask yourself these questions when thinking about the theme:
Before our discussions, we reviewed expressions that you can use to check your group's understanding. You can use these expressions;
a. Are you following me?
b. Are there any questions?
c. Do you understand?
Also, when you don't understand during a discussion, you can ask these questions:
a. Can you explain that again?
b. What was that again?
c. What does ... mean? (when you don't know a word)
1. Discussion preparation
2. Journal Topic #5:
4. Choose essay questions for book report
5. Secret Garden Literary Terms (irony)
Secret Garden Field Trip:
Next week, on Thursday and Friday, we'll be going to the musical The Secret Garden. In Friday's lesson, I'll give your the map and directions. However, for the students going on Thursday (Misa, Minako and Yo), please click on this link for the map to the theater.
Map to Shinjuku Theater
Please meet in front of the theater at 6:40pm. I'll be there with students from another course. If you arrive after 7:00pm, it won't be possible to enter the theater until the intermission (=break).
Blog Question #5: