Essay About The Road To Chlifa

Fri. Jan. 6, 2017    Day4
Memoir aloud and response
review notes on types of poetry
Prep poetry presentation
Presentations and notes
Thurs. Jan. 5, 2017    Day 3
Memoir aloud and response
Poetry notes continued - slides
Poetry forms from package 
Group work on poems
Wed. Jan. 4, 2017   Day 2
Final Exam outline
Whole class read and interpret Noami Shihab Nye's poem "Burning the Old Year"
Groups assigned for poem presentations - due Friday.
Tu. January 3, 2017
Ques. What was a highlight of your holiday break?  Me? Cross-country skiing with Mrs. Collins
New Years reflections
Poetry terms and assignment


Th. / Fri. Dec. 15th and 16th

Finish Character bodies - due Fri
Final novel test: in-class essay - Fri.
Vocab. quiz work - Fri


Wed.  Dec. 14, 2016
Ques. Favourite Christmas carol?  Me? Silent night
Symbolism lesson
Character body: due Fri
Study vocab 1 & 2 for quiz Fri.
Tu.  Dec. 13th, 2016   Day 1
Wise Block Day - so, Attendance and character body.
tomorrow lesson on symbol and questions discussion.
Mon. Dec. 12, 2016     Day 4
Favourite dessert of all time = ?
Memoir aloud
Silent reading
Interm reports
Questions and research back
Fri. Dec. 9, 2016
Ques. Would you rather never have a cold again, or never have to have chores again?
Questions overdue for Road to Chlifa
Silent reading
Vocab practice
Kahoot
Vocab quiz /20
Group Character Body
Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016     Day 2
Question: When was the last time you decided to just take a risk and try something with a very minimal plan?  Me? creative people do this often, so...I made a list of Dec. activities that I thought my mother in law would like, typed it up, sent it to her ... and then tried to get all the tickets for her :( Oops.
Silent reading of The Road to Chlifa - finish questions
Study Vocabulary words
Practice  vocab with Kahoot
​Group work - character body


Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016  Day 3
Ques.  Your Favourite Super Hero. 
Memoir aloud
Spelling practice - test on Fri.
Finish Cartoon strip - Due end of class Fri.
Dialogue : Notes on Dialogue
Create an interview of the creator of a weird invention or
a conversation with someone where you are a superhero in the midst of a dilemma
 Mon. Oct. 31, 2016
What is one word you remember learning to spell?  Me? Tomorrow (like sorrow)
Memoir and responses - marked ones back
Spelling list for Friday's test
​Snake questions and cartoon strip showing the narrator's Identity thoughts/concerns

Fri. Oct. 28, 2016    Day 3
Ques. If you could share a meal with two individuals living or dead, who would they be?
Me? Margaret Atwood (famous Canadian writer) and my Mom
Hear: Ted Talk https://goo.gl/yz9nyl "What reality are you creating?" Isaac Lidsky
paragraph response. TAG, summarize content, personal response
"Snake" DH Lawrence aloud and questions
CREATIVE WRITING - DUE!!


Wed. Oct. 19th, 2016   Day 1
Ques. Would you rather lose your best friend, or al your friends except your best friend.  Me - all
Memoir response
Article questions
Mental illness definition
Copy and Compose

Wed. Oct. 5, 2016
How big of a problem is identity theft?
Memoir aloud
Questions on Mirror Image due
​Spelling practice - test format
Video
Research assignment intro
lab 133
** those who still need to re-do their essay, need to be here in Wise Block tomorrow :)

 Tues.  Oct. 4, 2016       Day Three
What is more important to shaping people's impressions of you, words or deeds?
Memoir aloud and response
Spelling practice
Quiz on prepositions
Notes on short stories continued
Re-read Mirror Image
Questions 1-4
Extra info and Complex sentences practice
​What is Identity? Cornell notes from 4 sources




Mon. Oct. 3, 2016   Day Two
What is your most recognizable quality?  Me? Honesty or kindness, I hope.
Spelling list - test on Friday.
Essays back
​Story terms continued
Fri. Sept. 30, 2016  Day One
Would you rather win the lottery or work at the perfect job? Why?  Me? Perfect job
Memoir aloud - personal response
essay collection - stragglers
Go to library to get Imprints short story text
​Notes on story terms and figurative language


Thurs. Sept. 29, 2016   Day Four
If you had to share one of your family stories, what would it be?
Me?  My family left the North to move to Vancouver Island, and we had our first crab cookout on the beach. It was amazing!
Memoir aloud and response
Pair essay reading and analysis
Intro to stories
Notes

Thurs. Sept. 15th, 2016  Day 3
Amy Cuddy Ted video and response
Work in groups for 1/2 hour
Cornell notes lesson
​See presentations


Wed. Sept. 14, 2016 Day 2
Is public speaking an important skill to have?
Work in groups on essay presentations tomorrow.
Tu. Sept. 13, 2016
Start Essay groups - presentation due on Thurs and Fri.
Mon. Sept. 12, 2016  day 3
What are three words that describe you? Me? tall, empathic, creative (looks, personality, trait)
Essay questions from Fri. due now
Memoir aloud/personal response
Descriptive writing prompts - in 3's
Narrative /& or descriptive essay draft - 400 words minimum - you learned something about yourself - include annecdote in 3rd person 


Fri. Sept.9, 2016
What do you know of your family's origin?
Me: I am Canadian of Irish descent (green eyes)
Novel aloud and response
Hear intro of essay
See Video of Chinese Opera
Read essay
Finish questions
Search for describing words - "Bracelet of gold"  "Jade pennant"  "daily  struggles"...
Write a descriptive or narrative essay where you learn something about yourself.  (Thesis statement at end) 400 words 
​Due today
Thurs. Sept. 8, 2016
Seating plan
Memoir aloud p. 12-16
Personal response
Group work on essay
Present findings by group
​​Read (solo) "Crying for Happy" by Wayson Choy p.22
What type of writing is this?  How do you know? 
Answer questions: Structure 1-3, Style 1-3
Wed. Sept. 7, 2016
Intro neighbour
Seating plan
Get text from library
Notes on writing types
Hear memoir and write personal response
In groups, read "The Suitcase Lady" p.90
Decide what type of writing this is.  What tense is used in the writing? (1st person/I, second person s/he, 3rd?)
Answer questions: Style 1-3, Structure 1-4, Idea 2
Read (solo) "Crying for Happy" by Wayson Choy p.22
What type of writing is this?  How do you know? 
Answer questions: Structure 1-3, Style 1-3

Tues. Sept. 6, 2016
​Course Introduction
Seating plan
Rules/fire drills
​Website


Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
novel aloud/response
quizzes back
Grammar notes
work on solo poetry project/read!



Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
Novel aloud with response
quiz on poetic devices
Then Than video/notes see Grammar page
Return novel get poetry book library
Finish and submit essay to Turn it in
Poetry solo assg - due Fri. Dec. 19 -typed


Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014
slide show review for test Fri
Polish synthesis writing -use summary criteria for paragr 2
Submit draft to Turn it In
Hooks   
Wed. Dec. 10, 2014
Glass Castle and response
See slide show we created
Dif. betw synecdoche and metonomy - terminology page
review in-text references
summary polish and synthesis polish 
submit to Turn it in  Lab 133
Tues. Dec. 9, 2014
Glass Castle aloud - response
practice literary terms on Quizlet
See slide show that we made together
polish synthesis by theme 


Wed. Dec. 7   Day 1
What would be the most important item to pack when leaving a shelter seeking another, unknown safe place to be? Me? pastic tarp to sleep on. Stay dry!
​Quizzes back
Read novel and complete questions
Vocabulary words review for quiz on Friday
Thurs. Dec. 1, 2016
Who is your family friendly with that is an immigrant to Canada?  Where are they from?
Growing up, my family had pals from Norway, Denmark, Greece, & India. Now, I have pals from Germany, Ireland, and India.
Emmigrate = ?
Immigrate = ?
Silent reading
Text back discussion
Research pairs assg. due tomorrow.
Do questions to p. 55
​Vocab quiz tomorrow

Tu. Nov. 29th, 2016     Day 4
Documentary on Lebanese civil  war https://goo.gl/2nCHBN
​"Civil War - Lebanon - Thames Television"  on Youtube
Open book quiz on Road to Chlifa part 1
Study vocabulary for quiz on Friday
Vocab. words are on Quizlet.com
​Search : JNiblock 
Read to page 50
 Tues. Dec. 6     Day 4
Ques.  What is a disaster that might actually happen in Kamloops?
Hear p. 50-57
group assg - what's going on? How do you know?(quotes needed with page references)
Read to page 85 and do questions - due Wed. end of class.
Fri. Dec. 2, 2016
Silent reading
Vocabulary study and practice
Test on Vocab.
Read and do questions
​Read to page 65 for Tuesday.
Mon. Nov. 28th   Day 3
​As Friday - lab 133
 Fri. Nov. 25th, 2016   Day 2
Ques. What is your worst sport? 
Spelling word practice - test Fri. Dec 2
Groups assignment on Part of our novel
Finish research - library
Wed. Nov. 23, 2016   Day 4
Ques.  What would your warning label be?  Me? Caution: Grouchy in the morning.
Memoir Aloud and response
Library research in partners on civil war.
Mon. Nov. 21, 2016
Ques. What was a week end highlight?
Memoir Aloud and response.
Discussion on Survival
Time to polish 2D visual essays.
Start novel Road to Chlifa by Michele Marineau
- take notes on the character, Karim.
​2D essays due today


 Thurs. Nov. 24, 2016    Day 1
Ques. What sport do you think you are best at?
Spelling list for novel - test next Friday
Silent read to page 36 in your new novel
Finish research
Tues. Nov. 22, 2016   Day 3
What refugees do we have now living in Canada? From what countries? 
Memoir aloud and response
Pairs research assignment - intro and then off to the library to work on it.  You will have two library classes to complete it.


Friday, Nov. 18, 2016   Day 1
Ques.  Your favourite vegetable is...?  Me?  Green beans.
Memoir aloud and response
See video on Youtube titled, "Stranded - A True Tale of Survival in the Canadian Wilderness" 24:33
Venn diagram between the short film and "Labrador Fiasco"
​Draft of 2D essay - Due in full colour on Monday at the start of class.
Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016  Day 4
Memoir and response
Discuss and submit questions with notes for "Labrador Fiasco"
Start 2D visual essay for story due - Friday
Each element and choice must be explained in full sentences neatly written in a key on the back.
​Lit quiz on symbol returned marked


Thurs. Nov. 10, 2016 Day 4
In the library
Report to Mr. Hafeli 
Watch Vimeo film "Margaret Atwood:The Woods inside me" 12 min.
Read the short story, "The Labrador Fiasco" and do comprehension questions
Wed. Nov. 9, 2016
Present and submit dialogues.
"Snake" questions and cartoon overdue
Tu. Nov. 8, 2016    Day 2
Ques. Are you a camper? Why? Why not?
Me?  Boat camping, I like.
Memoir and response
Slug lines demo
Prepare Dialogue to present
Read: "The Labrador Fiasco" by
​Margaret Atwood
Mon. Nov. 7, 2016    Day 1
Ques. How does your family adjust to DST?
Memoir - response
Reelauthors.com dialogue tips
Write dialogue in pairs Due tomorrow end of class
Interims - final report card marks
Tues. Nov. 15, 2016  
Memoir aloud and response
Notes on symbols
Symbols activity using "Ebony and Ivory"
Finish questions for "Labrador Fiasco"

Mon. Nov. 14, 2016
Memoir aloud and response
Colour meaning notes
Read "Labrador Fiasco"
Fri. Nov. 4, 2016   Day 4
Ques. Who knows you the best?  Me? My husband.
Spelling practice and test
Memoir and response
Dialogue notes
finish Cartoon strip for "Snake" by DH Lawrence
Write dialogue - 
Tues. Oct. 18, 2016    Day 4
Memoir and response
​"May we help you" and questions
Notes on: Types of Characters and Character text clues, types of conflict.  Mental Illness def.
Secret Life of Walter Mitty questions and notes. Due today.
Copy and Compose - Write a short story that uses the style of Walter Mitty with flashbacks and Dream/Psychological episodes - include three.  Minimum word count - 750 words.
Those who do not have their research notes and project in my 3pm today will get a new research topic  and assignment .
Fri. Oct. 12, 2016
What project did you choose to do to best present your research findings?
Have you sent me your research? jniblock59@gmail.com
Memoir aloud and response
Presentations/notes on your peer's work
Read "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" p.33
Do question 1 a,b,c, and #4
Wed. Sept. 28, 2016   Day Three
Memoir Aloud and response
comma paragraphs back 
transition search in groups
polish essays - Double space/staple draft under polished

Mon. Sept. 26, 2016.  Day 1
Ques.  A descriptive sentence of a delicious moment from your long week-end.  "Look, there it is! Can you see it?" I turn my head to follow the line piercing the water's surface.  There is a bright silver shape waving under the surface, a pink shimmer, and sploosh, it leaps out of the water, then gone again.  It's a Rainbow, no doubt about that. 
Response journals and essays back
​Memoir aloud and response
Writing practice
Finish essay drafts 
Remaining essay portfolios are Due today.



Wed. Sept. 21, 2016,  Day 3
Make what bugs you into a question.
Memoir aloud and personal response
Hand in Essay notes portfolio
Notes on thesis statements
Write some thesis statments
​Intro paragraph demo
whole class essay - Is Rex Walls a good parent?
small group essay

Tu Sept. 27th, 2017   Day two
Ques. What 's the best/worst hair look that you have ever had?  Me?  A two-toned black purple number in grade 9.  Horizontal ugh!
Memoir aloud
Types of hooks
essay books back to library
Intro paragraphs from prompt
Outline essay
Comma review - Sentence types
​Practice
Thurs. Sept. 22, 2016,  Day 4 
Pro-D tomorrow!  Whoot!
What is your favourite Pro-D day activity? Me? lunch with teachers that I rarely see... and learning.
Memoir and response
Essay portfolios returned
Write 3 thesis statements from prompts - 5 min.
See intro paragraph - write one as a class
finish persuasive essay in class - due today



Tues. Sept. 20th, Day 2
What is something that bugs you?
Memoir aloud and personal response
See remaining essay presentations
​Essay type portfolio/notes due
Thesis statements - slides 
essay; parenting.
​Whole class outline essay


Mon. Sept. 19th, Day 1
Memoir aloud to p. 48
See essay presentations

Fri. Sept. 16th, Day 4
Memoir aloud and response p. 35 - ?
Amy Cuddy - Ted Talks
10 min. practice of presentations
See rest of presentations

Fri. Dec. 18, 2015
Ques.  What would you do if you won the lottery? 
See final presentations for Lord of the Flies
Festive activities with any time left
Thurs. Dec. 17, 2015
Ques. Are you a clean or messy person? Me? Clean
Presentations of Final Projects
Tu. and Wed. Dec. 15 and 16th, 2015
Ques. What's the longest that you have ever slept and why?
Work on completing final novel projects for Thursday.
Lab 133
Mon. Dec. 14, 2015
Novel aloud and Personal Response
Select Final Project of the three choices
Go over themes and project rubrics and expectations
Lab 133
Fri. Dec. 10, 2015
Novel aloud and Personal Response
Present each group's work from the group analysis
(Wed. Dec. 9, 2015 - Field Trip on Careers)
Thurs. Dec. 10, 2015:
Ques. Fav. Winter movie? Me?  A Christmas Story - love the lisp?
Discuss key - Conflict and the story set up and climax
Denotation/Connotation package
Intro Final project choice: 2 on character (journal/Facebook); one on Symbol (Google Slides)
Tues. Dec. 8, 2015  Day 4
Ques. What do you like to do when you have an extra day on a week-end like we just had?  Me? Visit friends, and hike.
Last day to finish Lord of the Flies novel and all questions.
Work on types of Conflict hand-out and Mapping key events in the novel.

Fri. Nov. 27th, 2015  Day 2
Memoir Aloud and response
Analysis in groups of Chp 8 ending - present
Finish Chp 9 and Ques
Chp 9 Quiz
Thurs. Nov. 26th, 2015
Novel aloud and response 
Read Lord of the Flies Chp 9 _ quiz tomorrow
Novel activity - close read of Chp 8 Simon/Lord analysis - present
Wed. Nov. 25th, 2015   Day 4
Ques. What is your favourite winter activity?  Me? Walking after a fresh snowfall, because it is so quiet.
Memoir Aloud and Personal Response p 202 - 207ish
Chpt. 8 Quiz.
Silent reading and question answering
Activity - close read of text in groups. 
Tues. Nov. 24th, 2015  Day 3
Ques. Have you ever been so sick that the world seems different around you?
Memoir Aloud
Chp 8 reading, assg, and quiz
Chp 7 ques due

Mon. Nov. 23th, 2015    Day 2
Ques. What would you change about yourself if you could?
Me? I would like to be more methodical 
Memoir aloud and Personal response
Chp. 7 quiz
returned ques.  
​notes to add to  Chpt 4 ques
Read
New policy: those reading in the theatre have to leave their phones in the class phone box.
Fri. Nov. 20, 2015  Day 1
Ques. What's your biggest fear? Me? Being influenced by others to do what is not in line with my core values.
Memoir Aloud and response
apostrophe quiz
Read chp 7 -
The quiz for Chp. 7 is at the start of class on Mon.
Thurs. Nov. 19, 2015 Day 4
Ques. Would you rather be remembered as a brave hero, but you are a coward and a thief,  or be a brave hero but be remembered as a coward and a thief?
Memoir aloud and Response
Chp 5 quiz back, discuss
Read and work on chp 6
Review apostrophes for quiz tomorrow
Chp 6 quiz
Wed. Nov. 18th, 2015      Day 3
Ques. What radio station do you listen to the most in the car?  Me? CBC 94.1 Fm
Memoir aloud and response
Chp 5 Quiz 
Novel reading
Tues. Nov. 17th, 2015.  Day 2
Ques. If you could be an Olympic athlete which sport would you choose? why?  Me? Downhill skiing - speed and nature
apostrophe #3 practice - mark and then do #4
novel continued - Chp 6

Mon. Nov. 16, 2015
Ques. Fav pizza.  Me? Cauliflower/ swiss chs.
Memoir aloud and personal response
New seating arrangement
apostrophe video - grammar bytes
apostrophe practice #3
Fri. Nov. 13, 2015  day 4
Ques. What's your favourite fast food place?
Memoir Aloud and personal response p.168 
Sent. type noted and practice #13 14, 15
Finish Chapt. 5 of the novel and the questions. - due Mon
Thurs. Nov. 12, 2015   Day 3
Ques. What was your best family vacation? Me? Disneyland trip.
Memoir aloud and response p. 163
​Chp 3/4 quiz
Sentence types 13, 14, 15 
Chp. 5 Questions

Tues. Nov. 10, 2015  Day 2
Ques.: What's your proudest accomplishment? Me?  Helping get the M.S. Hospice House built in Kamloops.
Memoir aloud and response
Hear egs. of Sentence type 16 and 17
Read Chp. 4 and do Ques. 
Chp. 3 and 4 Quiz today.
Mon. Nov. 9, 2015.  Day 1
Ques. Have you ever been violent toward another person?  Me? no.
Memoir Aloud and Personal Response
Sentence types #16 and #17
Mark capitalization quiz and chpt 3
Read Chp. 4 questions due Tues.
Quiz on Thurs. for Chp. 3 and 4

Fri. Nov. 6, 2015
Ques. What would you sing at Karaoke night?
Memoir Aloud and Response. P. 153-158
Capitalization Quiz
Finish Chp. 3 Questions
Thurs. Nov. 5, 2013
Ques. Do you feel as Golding suggests, that humans are very full of primal savagery at our basic core? Is this  savagery our default mechanism?
Memoir and response
Capital letter practice #2 (quiz on Friday)
Work on reading Chp 3 in the novel and work on questions.
Wed. Nov. 4, 2015
Ques. day = Do you love or hate roller coasters?
Me?  Hate - too scary.
Novel aloud and response
Hand in Chp. 2 Ques sheets
Chp. 2 Quiz
Grammar package work - Capitals cont
Chp. 1+2 group work 
​Presenting and group work rubrics
Chp 3 ques.
Tues. Nov. 3, 2015
Ques. What is more important,  what you say or what you do, in the long run?  I think what you do and how you say something (do)
Memoir and response 
Grammar review booklet
Look at how Golding describes the boys in Chp ! with no names.
Why does he do that?
Chp 2 ques. 
Chpt 2 quiz
Mon. Nov. 2, 2015
Is the Time Change a big deal in your house? Me? Yes!!
Memoir Aloud + Personal Response
Chp1 Ques. Collected
Quizzes back for Chpt. 1 
Why is the Scar on the beach  from the downed plane called that? What connotations are there for the word "Scar?"
Chp 2 Ques. Distributed - Due Tues. at the end of class.
Fri. Oct. 30, 2015
Ques. Day; What's the scariest movie you have ever seen?
Me? Silence of the Lambs.
Memoir Aloud. - Personal Response
Silent Reading and Chapter questions/ vocab and char. work
Surprise treat
Thurs. Oct. 29, 2015
Ques. Day: Would you rather be a leader or a follower?  
Read aloud the memoir The Glass Castle from the orange bookmark. Read 5 pages.  Personal response.
Students read into Chp. 1 and do questions, character notes, and Vocab.  There will be a Chp. 1 quiz at the end of class tomorrow. 

​Wed. Oct. 28, 2015
Start Lord of the Flies novel with discussion / activity about leadership
Hand-outs and Chp 1 started
We will be rdg. 1 Chp. every two days.  End of class Fri. = Chp. 1 quiz.


Tu. Oct. 27, 2015
Ques. What makes you mad? Me? Friends that let you down.
Memoir Aloud.  P. 120 - 125
Finish Argument piece in lab 133
Mon. Oct. 26, 2015
Ques. Your best Halloween Costume so far. Me? Batgirl
Memoir Aloud and Response
Sentence Types # 14 and 15
MLA Quotes
Polish essay - three "types" of sentences
Include quotes properly. Check spelling!
Thurs. Oct. 22, 2015
Finish Argument assg
Wed. Oct. 21, 2015
Ques. Favourite vegetable? Me? Green beans.
Go over Argument Choices for Film "Enemy of the State" and the articles on Bill C-51
Argumentative Essay; Persuasive Speech, Slide show, Poster.
The Rubrics for these are under Rubrics and Criterion
The Bill C-51 articles are under Assignments
Lab 133 today and tomorrow.  Use Google to prepare your work. Google share with me with edit permission. (niblockenglish@gmail.com)
Due at the end of class on Thursday.
Tues. Oct. 17th, 2015. Day 4
Ques. day: Name two privacy rules your family has. Ours? Leave people alone in the bathroom. Ask before snooping through computer.
Sentence types # 12 &13
Write two of each
Memoir Aloud & Response
See Bill C-51 summary and 5 chgs article
Groups outline essay


Fri. Oct. 16th, 2015
Rest of movie in the library with Mr. Hafeli
paper copies of
interms will be handed out by Miss. Johnson

See below in Th. Oct. 15th for the list of essays and questions that you can do as alternate assignments for any you did not do earlier!
Thurs. Oct. 15th, Day 1
Memoir Aloud 
MADD Assembly
Students needing alternate assgs. for the 3 Essayswe did with questions,  may do these three instead.  Due. Tuesday, at the Start of class. Oct.20th. Use complete sentences with quote marks where necessary and include the question in the answer!!
Essays: "Capping the Great Cup Debate" p. 298 Ques. Structure 1-4, style 1, Argue/Persu. 1-3,;
​"Life with Cerebral Palsy" p. 336  Ques.: Struct 1-4, Style 1-2, Argue 1-3; "Job"  p. 336 Struct. 1-2, Style 1-2, Argue 1-2. Due: Tuesday no later!
Wed. Oct. 14th, 2015.  Day 4
Film study. Meet in the library.



Tues. Oct. 13th, 2015 .  Day 3
Ques.  What makes you laugh out loud? Me? My husband lip synching.
Memoir aloud and personal response
Ethos, Pathos, Logos video - Shmoop/Youtube
​marked essays back
Sentence types # 10 and 11
Polish essays 
Fri. Oct. 9, 2015
Ques. If you had only one meal that you could eat each day, what would you like that to be?  Me? Chicken, fried cabbage and potatoes.
Polish essay from yesterday's draft ensuring that there are at least three different sentence types, correct spelling and punctuation, and transition words.  Hand in today with outline and draft.  Polished on top. Stapled.
Thurs. Oct. 8, 2015. Day 1
Memoir aloud and Response in writing
Demo of excellent Persuasive essay
Draft of Persuasive essay from Outline
Wed. Oct. 7, 2015.  Day Day 4
Ques. If you only had three words with which to describe yourself, which would you choose?  Me?  Tall, Friendly, outgoing.  You?
Memoir aloud + response
​Draft of Persuasive essay

Tues. Oct. 6, 2015
Ques. Fav game or sport to watch?  Me? NBA
Memoir aloud and response
Essay outline - handout and rubric
topic - What makes a good parent?
Mon. Oct. 5, 2015.  Day 2
Ques.  Best or worst gift you have ever given or received. Me? One earring
Memoir aloud
types of Sentences. 8 and 9
Comma practice#4 - review 4 types Grammar Bytes
Questions Due: last essay
"Nuggets" response - what makes this powerful? What makes powerful story telling/writing?
Summarize "Nuggets" see criterion on rubrics page
Fri. Oct. 2, 2015.  Day 1
Finish the three essays and their questions and hand them in to be marked.  If you cannot quite finish the third one, finish that for homework, and have it ready to hand in at the start of class on Monday.  = Homework!!



Wed. Sept. 30, 2015. Day 3
Ques. Fav kind of pie.  Me? Cherry.
Memoir aloud - personal response
Discuss Butala essay questions 1-3
Read these three Persuasive essays and do the assigned questions: "Grinning and Happy" by J. Kogawa p.318 Questions Structure #5, Style 1-4, and argument 1-3; Naomi Klein's p. 324. structure 1&2, Style 1&2, Argu/Persuade 1&2; "Thanks for not killing my son" p. 329. structure 1-2, Style 1&2, Argu/Pers 1-5.  
Comma practice #4 Grammar bytes - Chomp Chomp
Sentence types #6 and #7 
Tues. Sept. 29, 2015
Ques. Favourite tree?  Me? Maple
Memoir aloud - Personal response
Read the Sharon Butala Essay on p. 313 in the essay book
Types of sentences #3 and 4
Do essay questions Style and structure #1 and 2
Mon. Sept. 28, 2015
Ques.  Best moment of your week-end? Me: Hiking in Monte Creek
Memoir aloud - personal response in journals
Notes on Comma rules
Write two sentence "types"
Discuss "Scar" questions hand-in annotated work
read.
Thurs. Sept. 24, 2015
Novel aloud p. 51 to  p. 54 Personal Response
Fire drill
Discuss ques. 1-3 from "Scar" essay p.304
Finish rest of questions for Monday.
Style #1-4, Argument #1&2
Wed. Sept. 23, 2015
Memoir aloud + response
Notes on Persuasion/Argument -see Editing page for slides 
Essay ques. cont.
7am on the river this morning!  Tu. Sept. 22, 2015
Ques. When, if ever ,  do we intervene  in someone else's business?  Me?  When someone is being hurt - emotionally or physically.
Syrian Refugee film
Answer the question of the day in paragraph form mentioning your views and connecting both the film and the Memoir that we are reading. 
Finish reading the persuasive essay that we started yesterday, and the questions for it.
Read the Persuasive Essay p . 304, "The Scar" Do questions: Structure #1-3, Style #1-4, Argument #1&2. 


Mon. Sept. 21, 2015
Ques. Day; Highlight of your week-end. Me? Tour of beautiful Monte Creek.
Read aloud novel p. 35-38
Personal response to quote on p.38 " It is the Joshua tree's struggle that gives it its beauty"  How does this quote tie into a major theme in this memoir?
Narrative essays returned.  Those that need to do another draft (3/6 or less) they are due in class on Wed. Sept 23.
Re-assemble persuasive essays in pairs.  Discuss
Read the Persuasive Essay p . 304, "The Scar" Do questions: Structure #1-3, Style #1-4, Argument #1&2. We will work on these in class on Tues.
Fri. Sept. 18th, 2015
Polish Narrative essays - dialogue must add to character or plot
Underline lively, powerful words.
Due today stapled to draft version
Thurs. Sept. 17, 2015
Novel aloud and response
Go over Narrative essay rubric and add: Thesis statement at the end of the story.  Thesis is hinted at at the beginning of the essay.  Use dialogue in two places (minimum).   Start a new paragraph for each new location, change in time (forward or back), entrance/exit of a character,  and each time a character speaks.  Use powerful verbs and descriptive adjectives.  500 word minimum.

Wed. Sept. 16th, 2015
Ques. Are you the oldest or youngest in your family? Me - Oldest
Read story and complete the worksheet on it.  
Brainstorm great personal stories
Narrative essay draft - due today/draft version


Tues.  Ques= Weird domestic problem Me? Earring and watch stuck in my hair at the same time.
Polish essay presentation
Present
Notes on Narrative essays
write narrative essay
Mon. Sept. 14, 2015
Favourite Sat. activity? Me: Farmer's Market and visiting with friends.
Leacock questions due
Novel aloud and response - look at eg in Lit
In groups read and summarize your essay.  identify the thesis statement, and best descriptive passage - why is it the best? Present findings.
Fri. Sept 11, 2015
Where is the farthest you have been from home? Me? Equador
Novel aloud and response. p. 20-25
Read the Leacock essay on p. 283
Do Essay questions:  Structure # 1-4
Style # 1 -3  Due: Monday
Essay notes - 7 types
Thurs. Sept. 10, 2015
What is one talent that you have?  Me? Directing plays
Comma rules
Essay types 
Get essay books

Wed. Sept. 9, 2015
Best holiday you have ever had =?
Me the latest one, The Galapagos Islands
Binder Dividers
Editing notes
Words Wednesday = Vocab. notes
See My view examples
Response journal notes
Novel aloud



Tues. Sept. 8, 2015
Your Favourite summer food: Me? Watermelon
Intro your neighbour
Course Outline
Blog address
Binder Dividers
What I see out my window
http://goo.gl/qJVxIl

15 words that make you sound smart
https://quizlet.com/66237715/100-words-that-make-you-1-30-flash-cards/
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Personal response notes
Personal Response
mywindow-theview__1_.pdf
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Thurs. Jan. 29, 2015
Novel aloud/response
Macbeth kid book criteria
in class quiet working time.


Tues. Jan. 27, 2015
"Why are people motivated to create an appearance that is different from reality?"
novel/response
review the quiz from Frid.
Protag/Antag - groups
Journal response - in character
Translations in groups/present:
Intro group to class
Write quote numbers on board
Read it aloud, then explain your interpretation
Jan 23. 2015
Novel
Vocabulary quiz 
Shmoop
Macbeth
Th. Jan 22. 2015
Novel aloud/response
Vocab stories aloud
Go over Act 1 tests
Shmoop peek into Act 2, 2
Read act 2  with questions
Wed. Jan 21
Read The Glass Castle - respond
vocab. review for test Friday
Vocab stories aloud
Key speeches from Act 2


Mon. Jan. 19, 2015
vote for Kenhttp://piano.strutta.com/entry/8301325
Novel responses & quiz back
Re-read act and scene from group assg. Fri
report out.  Finish act 1 questions. Act 1 quiz Wed.
Vocab. words that make you sound smart #31-61  Quiz on Friday.


Thurs. Jan. 15, 2015
novel/response
Leadership discussion
Act 1,5 and Act 1,7 interpret
practice vocab words for quiz tomorrow
Lab 133


Wed. Jan. 14, 2015
Best line about Leadership from paragraphs
Finish summaries and comparison of 3 texts from Tues.
Re-read Act 1,5 interpret, Re-read Act 1,7 interpret
Lab 133
Review vocab. words for quiz Friday
Tues. Jan 13, 2015
Leadership what is it? Writing prompt.
Lab 133 Read 3 articles. Take notes.  Find similarities and differences betw the three leaders.  Write a prediction paragraph about Macbeth as a leader.
Pracitice Vocabulary for test on Friday - use Quizlet.  Search "100 words that make you sound smart"


macbethassignment1.pdf
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Fri. Jan. 9, 2015
Glass Castle aloud/response
Macbeth video clip Act One
Macbeth reading / questions
Children's story rubric 
macbethchildrensbookrubric.pdf
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Tues. Jan 20, 2015
novel aloud
What do I know about Macbeth quiz
Wacky Wed. Vocab practice
finish vocab paragraph - read aloud to class
see Macbeth film into Act 2
Fri. Jan. 16, 2015
1. Novel aloud/response -2. journals      collected
3.Quiz on Words that make you  sound smart
4.Read and translate to modern Engl. (1,5,1-73) (1,3,127-156) (1,6,1-31)
and (1,7,1-28) (1,7,28-60) (1,7,61-82)
5.Read into Act two


Thurs. Jan. 8, 2015
Glass Castle aloud/response p.213
Macbeth roles selected
Shakespeare notes - Fate, witches
Read into Act One
Th. & Fri. Dec 18/19
novel/response
pop quiz ; rhyme scheme/analysis
Lab 133 finish poetry collage or spoken word poem
Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014
Memoir/response
Time passes Time - Anne Carson
Spoken word poetry
spoken word poetry
Dangling Conversation/Bells Group Analysis of poems
Read poetry searching for lines



english11-glossaryofpoeticterms.pdf
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The Glass Castle aloud, personal response
Personification video

Literary Terms
Google slide show Lit Terms Lab 133
literary_terms_slide_criterion_-_sheet1_1.pdf
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Thurs. Dec. 4, 2014
Quoting and paraphrasing + practice
themes
write comparison with correct quote incorporation
Fri. Nov. 28, 2014
Socratic circles
group projects due



Thurs. Nov. 26, 2014
memoir aloud and response
Finish group assg.
hand in solo assg
Vocab notes
Select a question to research for Fri Socratic circles 
  (ques. link under Tu. Nov 25)


Tuesd. Nov. 25, 2014
Memoir aloud & response
group work continued
key questions - group

globalthemes-roadtochlifa.pdf
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Mon. Nov. 24, 2014
Ques. Your favourite colour is?
Continue exam
group project on novel
Notes on poetic Terms: catharsis, character, conflict, connotation, flashback, and flash forward.
Fri. Nov. 21, 2014
Vocabulary Quiz
Novel Reading Comprehension Quiz
Group work on project


Th. Nov. 20, 2014
Memoir reading and response
Vocab. review for 
**test Fri

Reading and doing ques from novel
group work on novel 
**Novel test tomorrow!


Tues. Nov. 18, 2014
Memoir rdg. response
Vocabulary for Road to Chlifa - part one
group work for part one

...Why do you think McCarthy has chosen not to give his characters names? How do the generic labels of “the man” and “the boy” affect the way you /readers relate to them? While reading The Road, a novel written by Cormac McCarthy, I was jerked from the warmth, comfort, and safety of my home and thrown into a cold, dark, and desolate world, walking alongside “the man” and “the boy”. McCarthy composes his work so graphically that readers are drawn right into the story. I believe Cormac McCarthy wanted the figures in this book to be universal, so that the reader could imagine him/her self as “the boy” or “the man” at any given moment, and to be able to feel as they do. To do this McCarthy did not designate the characters in his book with names, and because of this, I was able to connect with “the man” and “the boy” on a personal level and envision myself uniting with them in their chilling journey. As the reader, I was deeply overwhelmed with many mixed emotions such as compassion, sadness, happiness, disgust, remorse, and fear. I have pity for the characters in the book The Road, because “the man” and “the boy” have to pass day to day struggling to survive in a frigid bleak world where food is scarce “They squatted in the road and ate rice and cold beans they’d cooked days ago.” “Already beginning to ferment.”(McCarthy 29). The landscape is blackened, and mankind is almost extinct “The mummied dead everywhere.”(McCarthy...

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