To seek, to strive, to find, and not to yield. - Ulysses

Friday, May 22, 2015

Fun-Times Friday!

Block B: Great fun with the Kahoot today! An excellent review of poetic devices as well. Thank you all for handing in your figurative language in the media assignment - there is no homework this weekend!

Block C: Well done on the chapter 1 Kahoot today! We will for sure do another one. Please read the last 4 pages of chapter 2 for homework this weekend and complete a minimum of 3 text codes.

Block D: Homework this weekend is to complete the Romeo and Juliet study questions for Act 1 sc 1-3. Make sure you use full sentences and examples where necessary.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Thoughts on Thursday:

Block B: Poems are in - many thanks for those :) We will continue working on the gender stereotypes in advertising assignment tomorrow.

Block C: Please finish reading chapter 1 of The Outsiders and your 3 text-codes for homework tonight!

Block D: A pretty good start to the reading of our play today - we'll continue Act 1 tomorrow :) No homework tonight!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wonderful Wednesday:

Block B: If you did not finish your Two-Voice Poem - please have it completed and handed in for tomorrow. We'll finish up our second TED Talk in class.

Block C: If you did not fill in the examples from Mulan of the Hero's Journey - please complete it tonight for discussion tomorrow.

Block D: We didn't quite finish our introduction to Shakespeare today - so we'll do that tomorrow - for tonight - no homework :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tell us about Tuesday:

Block B: Today in class - we talked about what it takes to stand up to other people - and in what circumstances we would or would not take a stand. We reviewed some sound devices for poetry - grade 12s - take note for the Provincial! We then gave you some time in class to finish the Two-Voice poem - if you didn't finish in class - please have it completed for tomorrow!

Block C: Thank you for the connections foldable. We took notes today on the archetypical hero's journey - the three phases. We then started watching Mulan - to look for and discuss examples of the hero's journey in a film. We will continue the movie tomorrow - so no homework tonight!

Block D: Today in class you wrote and handed in the double-spaced good copy of your Great Poetry Essay. We'll take a little bit of time at the beginning of class for those not yet done. Thank you to all the essay writer's who finished their good copies!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Think about Thursday:

Block B: A good start to the Two-Voice poems today in class. We will give you a little time at the start of class on Tuesday to finish up.

Block C: If you didn't finish your making connections foldable - please do so for Tuesday!

Block D: The double-spaced rough draft of your Great Poetry Essay is due on Tuesday - along with the green self-editing sheet.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Talk about a Tuesday!

Block B: We didn't quite get through the whole 8th Fire documentary today - but we think we got through enough so that you will be able to complete the back side of the handout during the beginning part of class tomorrow.

Block C: Good work on your mythology CSIs today! All work was handed in - there is no homework tonight!

Block D: Excellent work on your outlines today! I know this is big stuff we're heading into - but you guys are doing great! If you didn't finish the front side of the outline in class today - please complete it for homework tonight. I will give you time in class tomorrow to finish the outline and start on the rough draft.

Here is a picture of my sample outline just in case you need a reference:

Monday, May 11, 2015

Most-of-all Monday:

Block B: If you didn't finish your final project for LSC - please get that in to us ASAP - as we've moved on to poetry!

Block C: Use the constructive feedback that your peer editor has given you and complete the double-spaced good copy of your BEST SONG EVER paragraph for tomorrow. Make sure you also have the rough draft, peer editing sheet and graphic organizer to hand in as well.

Block D: Today we started on the multi-paragraph composition to end our poetry unit. In class (and for homework if not done) you chose a poem that you believe fits the criteria of a "great poem" and wrote notes on it about imagery, sound, form and depth of meaning. You then got started on the blue S.I.F.T.T. sheet. Both the poem and the blue sheet are due tomorrow.