One minute film project

The landlady was chosen by our group because it included more people and had a dark humor that I really enjoy, and it was a lot of fun. The scenes that were included were important because it summarized the whole book and all the key events that happened throughout the short story. My favorite scene was when Amel the landlady opened the door quickly and the first time she opened the door she scared everyone, and I was the taxidermist dog and I flinched and then we all had to re film the whole thing and that time I had a warning when the door opened and I held my breath to make me look more dead. I learned that filming was a lot of fun and when I had to film the last two scenes it was interesting because I either made it too long or too short. The scenes were so cool, and Dante’s house was perfect for all the scenes and to film you need to make a lot of adjustments, we all had to re arrange Dante’s basement to make it look like the bed and breakfast. The scenes themselves were pretty tricky because you had to get a right angle and the perfect length for each clip without cutting anyone off or making the scene too long. I also learned that I can make people laugh and had a lot of fun with the whole process and I couldn’t have not asked for a better group then the one I was part of.



Multimedia English Project


Multimedia Poetry and Analysis



I lost my talk

The talk you took away.

When I was a little girl

At Shubenacadie school.


You snatched it away:

I speak like you

I think like you

I create like you

The scrambled ballad, about my word. (line 9)


Two ways I talk

Both ways I say,

Your way is more powerful.


So gently I offer my hand and ask,

Let me find my talk

So I can teach you about me.



In this unit, we have been looking at different types of poem. For this assignment, you will have to find a poem on the website, Poetry in Voice, Choose one of the poems from the grade 9 to grade 12 appropriate section that is on the website. Demonstrate that you understand the poem clearly and complete the following two steps.

Step #1

Whether it is a video or PowerPoint, add key images, music, or a voice over to bring the poem to life. Find a way to make the poem that you have selected visually interesting to read or hear. Ask yourself how can I make people feel the emotion or mood of this poem? How can I make the audience realize the importance of this poem? How can I highlight the important parts of the poem through images?


Step #2

Include your analysis of the poem. Follow the Analysis sheet provided below and include all the information. Show that you clearly understand the poem. Once you have completed the assignment, upload your analysis and poem on Edublog by the end of Wednesday’s class. The tag for this assignment will be #Eng12poemanalysis.

This assignment is worth 20 marks.

Title of Poem I lost my Talk___________________________________________


Type of Poem: Free verse


Author_: Rita Joe_________________________________________________

Literal Meaning

After you read the poem, what does the literal meaning seem to be? What is happening in the poem?

About the author who went to a residential school and how she was stripped off her identity.








Pick out three uses of imagery and write them below (this will most likely be a phrase or line from the poem), then explain what the poet is trying to convey with this image. (include line citations)


1].       IMAGE: The residential school_ _________________________________________


MEANING:___Where she became Canadian and got stripped off her identity. “At Shubenacadie school. You snatched it away” (line 3 and 4)



2].       IMAGE: “When I was a little girl” (line 3) _________________________________________



The little girl being taken away from her family



3].          IMAGE: _ So gently I offer my hand and ask, (line 10)



MEANING: She is trying to educate people and show her true identity that was taken away from her. _______________________________________




Lyric Qualities

Describe the sound of this poem. You will use terms like: internal rhyme, rhyme scheme, alliteration, onomatopoeia, and repetition. Find two specific lines or elements of the poem to discuss. List them and then tell what you think they mean.

(include line citations)


1].          Lyric Device: Repetition _ “I lost my talk” (line 1).

I speak like you (line 6)

I think like you (line 7)

I create like you (line 8)

All lines start with “I”



Meaning: That she is explaining how she changed in the residential school she was taken to. And how she was forced to lose her nativity and traditions ________________________________________


2].       Lyric Device: Assonance

The scrambled ballad, about my word. (line 9) Assonance because of the repeating a sound





Meaning: That the person is stuck in between the two nativities. Canadian and Aboriginal and feel like that she doesn’t belong, so her life became scrambled. __________________________________________


Figurative Meaning

Find at least two figurative devices and explain what they mean. You are looking for terms like: simile, metaphor, allusion, symbolism and personification.

(include line citations)

1].          Figurative Device: Allusion “At Shubenacadie school”. (line 4)


Meaning: She is referring a residential school that she attended __________________________________________


2].       Figurative Device: Simile “I speak like you.” (line 6) __________________________________

Meaning: Getting a new language taught and the only one you are able to speak. And losing herself and her identity _________________________________________


  1. Figurative Device: Metaphor “The scrambled ballad, about my word”. (line 9) _______________________________________

Meaning: A ballad is a folktale and Joe is saying how her stories changed after residential school. ___________________________________________



What do you think is the message of this poem?

Don’t punish someone’s else’s identity and let them represent and be who they are.


The visual









Narrative poem assignment

By: Dasha and Amel


Alec the bun bun wanted a carrot

He gazed at the bright orange delicacy before him

Presto! The magician with the power to end hunger walks in

Alec exchanged looks and got taken out of cage

His eyes trapped by the vivid orange delicacy

Alas it was not meant to be

For the show must go on

Alec enraged would certainly put on a show like never before

The magician oblivious to Alec’s plans

Went about the usual routine

Alec got angered by the blindness of the magician

So as the magician called for Alec he didn’t budge a single toe

The magician got mad and started signaling for Alec to move

The magician played coy, he knew Alec desired his just desserts

Alec started to rebel to the magician

The magician reached in to the hat and got a

mousetrap to his finger as an unexpected surprise

He stood screaming on stage for all to see

Two can play at that game

The magician dropped the egg for Alec

Who willingly dodged it and sent it right back

The egg came back and painted the magicians face

The magician infuriated transforms Alec’s treat to a flower

Alec then lost his patience and started to rebel even more

He used the magic hat to engulf the magician’s smug face

The magician turned red like a tomato

But Alec was not done

He stripped away all of the magician’s trick from his sleeve and all his dignity

The magician back into the hat and he was greeted with the shock of his life

The magician started to dance as the musicians blissfully played an electric tune

As the magician chased Alec he was flung through the air and nearly died

After all the conflict Alec had a change of heart

Alec saved the magician’s life by moving the magic hat before getting crushed

by the pile of rubble

All was destroyed, and the show could no longer go on

The crowd went wild after the magician was saved by Alec

for they have seen a show like never before

A lesson was learned by both the magician and Alec

They learned that each other’s well being comes before all.














Protein Synthesis Lab


1. Translation:

Is the process in which the code carried by mRNA is converted into a polypeptide. There are multiple steps within the process. These steps are initiation, elongation, and termination


The mRNA binds to the small ribosomal unit (the bottom piece of the ribosome). The small and large ribosomal units then attach. The mRNA is actually the key to starting the entire process as the P-site must read the start codon AUG which permanently stays on the mRNA. In the image below, you are able to see the mRNA is being read by the P-site on the ribosome. This is the process of initiation and how it works.



The A-site reads the next codon in the mRNA and then it brings in matching complimentary tRNA, tRNA has 3 letter codes called anticodons that are complementary to the codons on the mRNA. The new tRNA binds to the P-site, and another one binds to the A-site. The amino acid in the A-site then let’s go of the tRNA in the A-site and binds to the neighboring amino acid in the P-site. This is the process for elongation. The image below shows how the amino acids lets go of the tRNA in the A- site and binds to the neighboring amino acid in the P- site.



The mRNA is read by the ribosome also has what is called a stop codon. This codon is a signal for the ribosome to stop reading the mRNA and for the tRNA to stop binding there are no matches in the tRNA to go with the stop codon. After the stop codon has been read, no new amino acids are added to the chain. This leads the ribosome to split into the two units again. The fresh polypeptide is then released and ready for use. This is how the last process works.


2. The materials used in this lab showed really well how translation works and what the mRNA actually does. There were a few problems though the first on had to be that you are not able to see how the ribosome actually splits. And the other issue was that we only had one ribosomal unit and the actual process uses two. These were the only inaccurate things in this lab. It was a lot of fun building the chains of amino acids and exploring how everything in DNA and mRNA works.


Pedestrian Persuasive Video assignment

I will have to say technology is a blessing because it helps us with everyday problems and a great tool for school research and projects. Technology is very helpful for detectives and to track down phones of missing people, and social media that is downloaded on our technology spreads information that is important such as a school shooting, or a kidnapping, or a dangerous person who walks around town, this information is extremely important and if it weren’t for people on social media spreading this news like wildfire then a lot of people would not know and then more kids will be kidnapped or more shootings will occur. Another thing that technological devices help with movements like #BlackLivesMatter so black people can be employed and that they can vote. And that technology really helped with this important event. And that technology is a huge part of modern medicine especially all the machines such as MRI’S, CAT scans, and x rays. Also, with technology, they were able to invent machines that can test your blood and find hidden diseases. Also, there is this machine that only takes one drop of blood for the test instead of taking a whole test tube, and people are not as afraid to get them done since there are no needles. Our society advanced and it is important because we have a new way of communication, entertainment, and safety. If I ever need to contact an emergency service instead of running to a landline, I can pull out my mobile device and call for help, that is a big part of safety knowing that nothing can happen to you. And having that advantage to access the internet to research certain projects and all the information that pops up and that you can use, instead of going to the library and searching for information by hand. And helpful proofreaders such as Grammarly help with essays, job applications, and many more uses. I don’t understand how people can blame technology for problems that they are experiencing with social communication even though it’s the person’s choice to stay on their device all the time. It should be used moderately and not overused.



DNA molecule project

  1. Explain the structure of DNA – use the terms nucleotides, antiparallel, strands, and complementary base pairing.


DNA is made up of sugars, phosphates, and nitrogen. The sugars and phosphates create the two backbones made of sugar-phosphates and nucleotides. The bases of the nucleotides are inside the ladder shape. The two strands of DNA are antiparallel as they are read in opposite directions. Certain bases attract each other and create what is called complementary base pairing. There are four bases Adenine, Thymine, Guanine, and Cytosine. The two pieces of DNA are kept together by hydrogen bonds in the middle of the nucleic acid. DNA is replicated by being split into two by a helicase and then the two strands are paired with different strands through complementary base pairing. This process is called  DNA polymerase. The result is two identical DNA strands. This is the only process for how DNA is able to replicate.

2. This activity really explained DNA replication and how it can twist into a double helix, also it was a lot easier to build in in 3D then to see it on an image. To improve the project I think that we should use mini marshmallows to represent the complementary base pairing and twizzlers or some long piece of candy to form the two backbones. But the watermelon gummy and the two bigfoot gummies did a great job representing DNA polymerase and the unzipping of DNA.


The DNA twisted into a double helix



The unzipping of DNA with the watermelon showing the DNA helicase



The strands are now separated and the big blue foot candy shows the DNA polymerase that find different strands for complementary base pairing



The end product is two identical strands of DNA