House & Irony

  • silent reading
  • Go over short story summary for “House”
  • irony-detectives-activity-1meja2s
  • Journal response #2: How does the author, Jane Rule, create humour?  Give examples of dialogue (quotes) and situations from the story that you think are amusing and explain why.
  • Persuasive paragraph due today!!

What does it mean to be conventional?

Sam the Athlete & Choices

  • silent reading
  • Go over short story summary
  • Should Sam have continued to wear the skirt?  Choose a side and provide evidence to support.
  • You will be writing a persuasive paragraph choosing one side.

Theme & The Hockey Sweater

  • silent reading
  • Mark Prose Fiction terminology quizzes
  • Read “What We Share” by Richard Wagamese What We Share-Richard Wagamese-2l8d3ke
  • In class journal write: This story is based on the author’s own experience, and most of us can connect with it because most of us have a similar childhood memory.   Think of a memory of your own and summarize the memories into a logical sequence (think short story summary), then draft a short recollection of this event. Is it humourous, sad, exciting?
  • Keep in mind your big questions we began developing on Friday, can you add or edit it any?  Is your story similar or is there a different theme?