Monthly Archives: February 2015

Friday February 27th 2015

Friday February 27th, 2015

  • Short story (Prose) Terms Quiz
  • The Metaphor”:  Peer Edit.  a ‘peer edit’ sheet will be found in the writing folder on sharepoint.  We exchanged our essays ‘to the right’ so that each person had a partner who would peer edit their essay.  As they edited the essay, each person completed the “peer edit sheet.
  • “The Metaphor Essay”:  Good copy of this essay is due on Monday March 2nd, 2015.

Thursday February 26th, 2015

Thursday February 26th, 2015

  • “In Class Write”:  We will be writing the draft of our essay on “The Metaphor”
  • “The Metaphor”:  Good Draft is due on Monday March 2nd.

If time allows, we will start to read “Forgiveness in Families”

*Short Story (Prose) Terms Quiz:  Friday February 27th, 2015

Wednesday February 25th, 2015

Wednesday February 25th, 2015

  • No Red Ink”:  Reminder to bring in if you have not yet done so.
  • The Metaphor”
    • Essay outline:  you have class time to complete body paragraphs 2,3 and your conclusion
      • make sure to review transitional expressions and quote integration.
  • Essay Draft:  You will be writing this as an in-class essay.  Make sure you come to class prepared to write.
  • Short story Terms Quiz:  Friday February 27th.  Make sure you come to class prepared.

Tuesday February 24th, 2015

Tuesday February 24th, 2015

-“No Red Ink”:  reminder to hand in if you have not yet done so.

-“The Metaphor”

  • short story summary –go over
  • Venn Diagram:  Comparing Charlotte’s Mother and Ms. Hancock.

-Essay Topic:  Describe Ms. Hancock and Charlotte’s mother and how they influence Charlotte.

  • Sample Essay:  “Uprooting Essay” -writing folder on sharepoint.  This is a good example of structure.  Discuss in class…
  • Essay outline:  Comparison Essay/synthesis essay.  You are responsible for completing the intro and body #1.  We went through the structure of the essay during class. The outline can be found in the writing folder on sharepoint.


  • Complete Intro and Body #1 for tomorrow’s class
  • Short story (Prose Fiction) Terms Quiz on Friday February 27th.


English 10 Monday February 23rd

Monday February 23rd

  • “No Red Ink”:  If you have not yet handed in your permission form, please do so.
  • Reader Response:  Post your reader response on to Edublog.  Make sure to categorize it to English 10
  • Edublog:  You are each responsible to comment on a clasmates reader response.  We talked about positive feedback and respect on a digital forum.  We will be commenting on this clockwise so that each member of the class will have a comment.
  • “The Metaphor”:  We will be reading this aloud in class.
    • Short story summary
    • Venn Diagram:  We will be creating a venn diagram comparing the teacher, Miss Hancock, to Charlotte’s mother.

Thursday February 19th, 2015

Thursday February 19th, 2015

-“No Red Ink” permission forms: please hand in if you have not yet done so

-Reader Response:  “House”       Question:  How does the author, Jane Rule, use Irony to create humour?

– Yesterday each student created a chart that went through situational, verbal, and dramatic Irony.  We also looked at the    “reader response rubric” found in the short story folder on sharepoint.

-Today we are finishing the writing of our reader response.

-After the reader response is complete, do a self assessment of your reader response using the reader response rubric.

-Post Reader response onto Edublog.  You are also responsible for commenting on at least one other students reader response.  We are doing this clockwise –each student commenting on the student to their left.

-“Choices”:  We are starting a new short story.  We will read this aloud in class.