No Red Ink-for those that are finished Parts of speech, please begin adjectives & adverbs. Those that are still doing Parts of Speech, let’s review common/abstract/proper nouns, as it seems some of you are stuck.
Go over short story summary for “A Mountain Journey”
A Mountain Journey Figurative Quote Illustration Question #7- you should have identified 4 examples from the story. Using those examples you are going illustrate the LITERAL meaning. I will show you some examples. You can do this digitally, or on paper.
Rest of class to work on questions and AMJ Figurative Quote
Because of Friday’s Pro-D, students M-Z must sign on tomorrow, digitally through teams. I will also record the class, but would strongly recommend joining the class.
No Red Ink: most of you have already signed up to www.noredink.com for a student account. Our class code is ‘calm dollar 61’ or you can click on this link. Please create a username that is recognizable (not goofy, with your name in it). Once you sign in, you will be asked to select some pop culture preferences (shows, sports, movies, etc.) and this will personalize your learning experience. Our first unit, is a review (hopefully) of the Parts of Speech. There are 5 of you who have not signed up yet, I will be connecting with you to ensure you know how. We will spend about 15 minutes today working on Parts of Speech review. If you have finished, well done! You may explore topics of your choice on the site, or silent read.
We will explore grammar on Wednesdays and silent reading on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, please bring a book from home, or download an ebook from the local library. I also have a selection of books to choose from, and you can sign out.
Partner Interview: make sure you get enough detail to write a paragraph about this partner. You will notice your partner and you (one group of 3) as a channel in teams. This is a new way of doing this, while maintaining social distancing.
No Red Ink: go to www.noredink.com and sign up for a student account. Our class code is ‘calm dollar 61’ or you can click on this link. Please create a username that is recognizable (not goofy, with your name in it). Once you sign in, you will be asked to select some pop culture preferences (shows, sports, movies, etc.) and this will personalize your learning experience. Our first unit, is a review (hopefully) of the Parts of Speech.
As we have now finished our novel, Indian Horse, you should have a growing understanding of the racism, prejudice, poverty, and the long lasting impact of the residential schools.
Have you watched the movie yet? Please watch the movie, Indian Horse Thursday/Friday trailer below
June celebrates the rich history of our Indigenous peoples in Canada, but also the horrific impact of the residential schools in our country.
Today, June 11th marks the anniversary of past Prime Minister, Stephen Harper’s apology to all surviving and deceased Aboriginal People of Canada, watch below:
What do you think? Is that enough? (Rhetorical question, of course not!)
Here is just one of the calls to action set forth by The Truth and Reconciliation Commission in 2008
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada included four calls to action for sports and recreation. Here’s just one:
87. We call upon all levels of government, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, sports halls of fame, and other relevant organizations, to provide public education that tells the national story of Aboriginal athletes in history.
Indigenous athletes often face tremendous difficulties beyond the rigors of training for their sport. They are frequently from geographically and economically challenged home communities which means access to elite training facilities and resources for training and travelling for training can be limited. During national and international competitions, they can be subjected to institutionalized racism and stereotyping. When you read the short bios of these 21 athletes, think of the era in which some of the athletes, such as Tom Longboat and Joseph Benjamin Keeper, competed, and imagine the barriers they faced.
Please click the buttonto download the list of amazing past, present and emerging Indigenous athletes. There are many more outstanding Indigenous athletes than just the 21 we’ve listed.
It is my goal that we can create a Canada that we can change and end the systemic racism that still exists today, by educating ourselves and sharing our knowledge and calling to action!
Have you heard of the Missing Indigenous Women Epidemic in Canada? Please listen to one of Mr. Barazzuol’s New Media 10 classes podcasts below. They worked with the art department to make the covers.
The tag is indigenouspodcast
Please comment on the podcasts you listen to, in order to acknowledge the writers as their purpose was to bring awareness to this cultural genocide.
Call to Action! What can you do? You can write a letter to your local Member of Parliament supporting equity for First Nations students. Did you know many Northern Reserves do not have access to clean running water? Did you know that Northern Indigenous kids often do not have access to high school on their reserve and have to leave to go South to a large city to get their diploma?
Here is a link to some Indigenous Reads, but I will also post some of my personal favourites tomorrow.
Thursday: Final Work Block– you will sign up for a 5 minute time slot on Monday or Tuesday, where you will present your project to me via teams. You must have it uploaded to your blog with the correct tag and be ready to share your screen. If you would like to share with your lit circle group, can you let me know?
*If you are ready to present to me this Thursday, PLEASE let me know as I am on a very tight schedule with report cards and final marks and would like to get started.
Absolute and Final Due Date: Monday, June 15th
Category: English 10
Absolute and Final assignment hand in; Monday, June 15th
The last and final element of your literary element log is logically, the author. Without the author to tell a story, there is no story. Especially in Richard Wagamese’s case. So for this final aspect of the log, I want you to do some research on our author.
Your literary element log is due by Friday on teams, or sooner as we have been working on it for 8 weeks. How you choose to display and present it is up to you (see #6 below).
Tuesday: no meeting link today, as YOU will call me when you have decided upon your individual project choice. You must have a step by step plan/outline of what you will be doing in order to complete the project for next Tuesday, June 9th.
*I have put a lot of documents on our teams channel, look under files–essay writing
Thursday: This will be a work block for the project, please check in with me to show your progress.