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

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thermal Thursday!

Blocks A&D: Good work on the theme statements today! Over the weekend, you need to think further about your chosen theme and start to gather the powerful words and phrases from Serial that you would like to incorporate into your found poem. You can find a copy of the transcript here.

Block B: Thank you all for your conversations today during the progress updates! Just a reminder that your journals are due on Monday and your Verbal Visual essays are due the following Monday Oct. 30. If you need specific passages from your novel - you need to have them copied out before Monday, as your novel will not leave this room during our essay writing days.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Weatherproof Wednesday!

Blocks A&D: Thank you all for your collaborative paragraphs - I look forward to reading over your arguments. If you did not finish the graphic organizer on evaluating other sources - please do so for homework tonight!

Block B: Please bring your journals and verbal visual essays to class tomorrow so that you can get some work done on both of them before the weekend.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Textual Tuesday!

Blocks A&D: Great debates today!!! Your passion and enthusiasm was palpable! If you did not finish your collaborative paragraph in class today - you will get some extra time in class tomorrow. There is no homework tonight.

Block B: Hope you were having fruit-full discussions during your last group meeting! If you need extra time you can continue your discussion tomorrow. Keep working on your journals and verbal visual essay!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mosaic Monday!

Blocks A&D: Great work on the making inferences lesson today grade 10s! We will continue with the partner work in class tomorrow - so there is no homework tonight!

Block B: Make sure you are ready and prepared for the LAST group meeting tomorrow. Your novel should be finished, your last 10 sticky notes complete, and your job notes ready to create enriching discussion with your group members.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Frugal Friday!

Blocks A&D: I hope you are with-holding your judgement until we hear the other side of this story. We're looking for the truth after all. Your homework this weekend is to complete the worksheet on connotation - I'll be checking that on Monday. Have a great weekend!

Block B: You will get an extra class on Monday to catch up on your reading, sticky notes, and job notes for the last group meeting on Tuesday. I assigned the Verbal Visual Essay in class today - so please get started on it as there are a lot of different aspects you need to be considering. Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thunderstruck Thursday!

Blocks A&D: We've just started our "Serial" exploration together in class. Your homework tonight is to finish the vocabulary exercise - look up the definitions of the words associated with "Serial" and then create your own original sentence using the word.

Block B: You will get extra time tomorrow to finish up the group discussions. As discussed the next group meeting will be on Tuesday - not Monday as the schedule suggests. We will talk about the moving deadlines for the other assignments like the Verbal Visual Essay and the Literary Analysis essay.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Workaday Wednesday!

Blocks A&D: I hope that you enjoyed watching the rest of The Truman Show today! Such an interesting look at "reality" and how one's reality can be a socially constructed place. If you did not finish the Media Study handout from Tuesday - please complete it for homework tonight!

Block B: Make sure you are ready for your 4th group meeting tomorrow! Please make reference to the mini-lesson and notes I gave you about archetypes and universal symbols - I'll be interested to read about how your group applies these concepts to your novel. I will be checking tomorrow to make sure that your reading is done, 10 sticky notes completed, and job notes ready to encourage discussion.

Thermal Thursday!

Blocks A&D: Good work on the theme statements today! Over the weekend, you need to think further about your chosen theme and start to ga...