Foundations 7

Tuesday, November 12th

  • Go over Unit 67: A/an and the
  • Unit 68: The
  • Book Talk Presentations; Kiana, Sam, Arezoo, Mena, Neda
  • Nest class: Jane, , Lena, Erika, Pegah, Omid H.
  • Vocabulary Drills 7: Caving Equipment
  • Reading: The Blanket

Thursday, November 7th

  • Go over Unit 66: countable nouns with a/an and some
  • Unit 67: A/an and the
  • Book Talk Presentations: Mushin, Magda, Evelyn, Marta, Anna, Rachel
  • Quiet write: p.15 “Eleven” choose 1 of the 3 options for a topic relating to the story
  • Begin: The Blanket

Tuesday, November 5th

  • Book Talk Presentations: Omid J., Hailey, Masoud, Pauline
  • Next class: Mushin, Magda, Evenlyn, Marta, Anna, Rachel
  • Go over articles and homework
  • Unit 66: countable nouns with a/an and some
  • Go over
  • Vocabulary drills 5: Subterranean Spectacles
  • Reading: Understanding the Story

Tuesday, October 29th

  • silent reading-last night for our literacy focus, but reading for enjoyment is the best way to expand your vocabulary, understand all of the confusing grammatical rules of English, and stay a life long learner!!
  • Article practice
  • Vocabulary drills 5: Subterranean Spectacles
  • Literary Terminology
  • Reading Unit: Childhood Memories, “Eleven”
  • Reminder: no class this Thursday due to Hallowe’en

Thursday, October 24th

  • midterm exam

Tuesday, October 22nd

  • silent reading
  • Go over activities A-G for Unit 5 vocab: Family
  • Unit 5 writing in context
  • Active & passive voice in writing
  • Active and passive practice
  • Persuasive writing practice
  • Reading:76 Life on A Coral Reef
  • Reminder: Thursday, October 24th is our Midterm.

 

Thursday, October 17th

  • silent reading
  • Unit 5: Family- go over words, time to work on activities A-G
  • Persuasive essay-rough draft
  • double space
  • Revising the first draft: Active/passive voice

Tuesday, October 15th

  • silent reading-character sketch paragraph due today
  • Unit 4 vocab-go over activities E-G
  • Unit 4 vocabulary write-challenge yourself to use a few more than last week
  • Begin persuasive outline and brainstorm
  • Begin articles

Thursday, October 10th

  • silent reading
  • Unit 4 vocab-go over activities A-D, then time to work on exercises E-G
  • Listening quiz for Unit 4
  • Go over word forms and using your vocabulary
  • Writing: Structured writing focus-choose topic (Leroy Strachan or alternate task)
  • Read sample essay-structure

Tuesday, October 8th

  • silent reading
  • Unit 4 vocab Society- go over vocab words/phases-any questions from Unit 3? Time to work on exercises A-D
  • finish and go over 1-4 review and extension
  • What is characterization? Part 2 of silent reading assignment
  • Persuasive writing continued

Thursday, October 3rd

  • silent reading
  • Go over Unit 3 Food exercises E-G
  • Context writing for unit 3, listening practice quiz
  • 1-4 Review and extension
  • Sharing in groups of your persuasive writing practice
  • Discuss 1-5

Tuesday, October 1st

  • silent reading-1st assignment due today: Journal Chart-sign up for book talk presentations
  • Unit 3 Food-Go over exercises A-D, time to work on E-G -if finished early, work on using words in context
  • 4 Word study
  • Unit 2 writing- go over pg 25
  • Reading of the US constitution
  • Begin Pre-writing activities

Thursday, September 26th

  • silent reading-note that 1st assignment due next Tuesday, Oct. 1st
  • Unit 3 Food- go over vocab words, work on exercises A-D
  • “A Short History of Sitcoms”
  • Unit 2 writing: persuasive writing, “The Case of Leroy Strachan”
  • Reading; Phylis’ Orange Shirt Day
  • Upcoming dates & book talk sign up

Tuesday, September 24th

  • silent reading- 15 min.  If you are late, please read at home.
  • Go over Unit 2 activities E-G, listening quiz
  • Writing vocab words in context.
  • vocab reading- “The Contests” (if itme)

Thursday, September 19th

  • Silent reading-15 min.  If you are late, please read at home.  My goal is 30 min or more per week.
  • Unit 2 Education-go over activities A-C, time to work on D-G
  • Unit 2 listening quiz
  • Word Study: word parts
  • Writing Summaries: Take it From Nature

Tuesday, September 17th

  • September is Literacy Month!  Let’s silent read.
  • Independent Silent Reading project-oral presentation sign up
  • Unit 2 Education: new content related vocab
  • Go over “Ancient Olympics”
  • Writing Summaries: “Politics as Usual”

Thursday, September 12th

  • Reading 68: Beyond the Call of Duty
  • Go over activities D-G, Unit 1 Government
  • Writing in Context: using as many vocabulary words as you can, write either sentences, paragraph(s).  This will be handed in.
  • September is Literacy Month!  Bring in a silent reading book for next class, any thing you like to read, this is THE best way to improve your English, expand your vocabulary, and continue on a journey of lifelong learning!
  • Coquitlam Public Library ESL tours- get a silent reading book for next class!!
  • Writing Summaries continued
  • Vocabulary Drills #1-The Ancient Olympics

Tuesday, September 10th

  • 68-The Best Movie of All- reading/paragraph structure
  • Go over activities A-C for Unit 1 Government
  • Finish activities D-G
  •  NEW- Break will be at 7:45-8:00 pm
  • Writing Summaries begin

Thursday, September 5th

  • Welcome to Foundations 7!  My name is Erin Tate, etate@sd43.bc.ca
  • Introductions & Icebreakers
  • Writing Sample Paragraph
  • Vocabulary 1: Government

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, June 13th

  • Re-registration for September
  • Lesson 7: Colloquialisms and Slang
  • Looking at Characterization:
  • Characterization practice
  • review of how to get report card
  • Time to ready notes for discussion, final discussion!
  • Final on Tuesday, potluck and last class

Tuesday, June 11th

  • Point of View: go over wksht
  • Final Lit Circle Story for discussion Thursday

Thursday, June 6th

  • PLEASE SIT WITH YOUR LIT CIRCLE GROUP!
  • Reminder summer registration is due today, June 6th.  Re registration for fall will begin June 13th.
  • Go over Lesson 9: Euphenisms
  • Go over short story terms match
  • More Idioms!
  • Point of View practice
  • Discussion #2
  • You will be given your final story before you go

 

Tuesday, June 4th

  • PLEASE SIT WITH YOUR LIT CIRCLE GROUP!
  • Reminder summer registration is due next Thursday, June 6th.  Re registration for fall should begin then too.
  • Go over Lesson 11: Symbols
  • Idioms part B
  • Re-read story #2: I will distribute your next role as you read.
  • Complete role for discussion #2

Thursday, May 30th

  • PLEASE SIT WITH YOUR LIT CIRCLE GROUP!
  • Reminder summer registration is due next Thursday, June 6th.  Re registration for fall should begin then too.
  • Lesson 10-Figurative language review- while you are working, I will circulate from group to group to clarify any plot, character, or any other story related questions.
  • Time to work on role for discussion #1
  • Lit Circle Discussion #1: do you need time to add detail to your notes?
  • Short Story Terminology Review

Tuesday, May 28th

  • Summer registration and re registration
  • identifying irony-2j8f8e0
  • Go over short story summary for “The Paper Bag Princess”
  • Read!
  • You must complete the work necessary for your literature circle role, but you should also try to apply all of the aspects of the short story summary to the story, for discussion on Thursday.

Monday, May 27th

  • Go over midterm exam: I will keep these for submission at the end of the semester
  • Idioms
  • Idiom practice
  • Fill in the blanks terms
  • Read “The Paper Bag Princess” apply elements of plot/terminology to story

Tuesday, May 14th

  • Vocabulary Crossword Review: get all of your 6 weeks of vocab out to review.  Try to not use translator
  • Grammar review:
  • Persuasive Writing continued
  • Reminder: no class this Thursday, May 16th due to Adult Ed conference
  • Midterm: next Tuesday, May 21st

Thursday, May 9th

  • Go over Lesson 6 exercises: choose any of the past weeks’ topics that you have not yet discussed.  Try to incorporate as many past words as possible.
  • Vocabulary usage writing
  • Go over Transition words
  • Commas 86-87
  • Go over “Mines in the Sky”
  • Persuasive Writing

Tuesday, May 7th

  • Lesson 6 vocabulary: word parts.  Thursday’s discussion will incorporate all weeks’ vocabulary.  Tuesday will be a review for the midterm
  • Lesson 68: Patterns of Development in writing
  • Lesson 73: Using Transition words
  • Reading 3: Mines in the Sky

Thursday, May 2nd

  • Go over Lesson 5 vocabulary exercises
  • Discussion #5-review the topics quickly, find a new partner, 10 minutes to talk, how many vocab words did you use?
  • Vocabulary usage write-keep those paragraphs coming!  Great work so far, interesting to read!
  • Lesson 68: Patterns of Development in writing
  • Go over “Shot Down Behind Enemy Lines”
  • Reminder: Thursday, May 16th Midterm

Tuesday, April 30th

  • Lesson 5 vocabulary
  • Comma practice 1-2
  • Lesson 66: Purpose and Audience
  • Reading: #18 “Shot Down Behind Enemy Lines”
  • Good copy hand in of paragraph: remember, topic sentence, supporting details, unity, transition words, and audience

Thursday, April 25th

  • Go over Lesson 4 vocabulary
  • Discussion #4: review the topics quickly, find a new partner, 10 minutes to talk, how many vocab words did you use?
  • Vocabulary usage write-10 sentences or a paragraph
  • Go over “A Dying Art”

Tuesday, April 23rd

  • Lesson 4 vocabulary
  • Lesson 60: Punctuating Quotations
  • Writing: Topic Sentence Placement, peer read of paragraph and Unity!
  • Reading: “A Dying Art”

Thursday, April 18th

  • go over Lesson 3 vocabulary
  • Discussion: review the topics quickly, find a new partner, 10 minutes to talk, how many vocab words did you use?
  • Vocabulary usage write: 10 sentences, 1 paragraph underline the words used, try to incorporate words from past units also.
  • Go over Lesson 59 Commas
  • Go over “The Medieval Castle”
  • Writing: Topic Sentence placement

Tuesday, April 16th

  • Hand out discussion topics/rubric for next discussions
  • Lesson 3 vocabulary
  • Lesson 58: Using End Punctuation
  • Writing topic sentences
  • Finish Reading: The Medieval Castles-go over

Thursday, April 11th

  • Go over exercises for Lesson 2 vocabulary
  • Discussion!!  Try to incorporate both units of vocabulary
  • Begin sentence construction using vocab words-hand in when done
  • Go over Lesson 57: Using capital letters
  • Reading: The Medieval Castle
  • Writing: topic sentences
  • reminder to hand in your writing sample if you were not here on the first day!

Tuesday, April 9th

  • Welcome!  I have crawled out of my flu cave and am happy to be here!
  • Review of new recycling program at Gleneagle
  • Lesson 2 vocabulary: time to work on exercises, review of discussion topics for Thursday
  • Go over Lesson 28/29: Sentence Fragments and Run On sentences/comma splice errors
  • Lesson 57: Using Capital Letters
  • Writing the topic Sentence