Monthly Archives: September 2016

Friday September 30th, 2016

Happy Friday!

Yesterday, we started on “No Red Ink” our grammar website…then finished watching “Harrison Bergeron”…went over the ‘short story summary’ for “Harrison Bergeron”.  We also worked on “Building Understanding” for Harrison Bergeron and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms

-Please post your “Building Understanding” for “Harrison Bergeron” on to your Edublog.  please use the tag below:



-We are going to start a new short story called “Forgiveness in Families”.  You will find this short story on my sharepoint site in the short story folder.  We will read this short story aloud.

-Short Story Summary




Thursday September 29th, 2016

Happy Thursday!

Yesterday we watched “Harrison Bergeron” but we didn’t quite finish the show…we will finish it up today. For homework you were to complete a “short story summary” for Harrison Bergeron.

-No Red Ink:  first exercise

-Finish movie “Harrison Bergeron”

-go over “short story summary”

-Building understanding on: “Harrison Bergeron” the short story, 2081, the movie or The Charter of Rights and Freedoms.



Wednesday September 28th, 2016


Yesterday we worked on a chart that compared The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to “Harrison Bergeron”.  I would like you to post your chart on your Edublog:




-We will continue to watch the movie “Harrison Bergeron”

-Complete the ‘short story summary’ on “Harrison Bergeron”


-Complete a “Building Understanding” connecting to “Harrison Bergeron” and The Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Tuesday September 27th, 2016


Yesterday we took a look at the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms as a pre-reading activity and then moved into reading the short story “Harrison Bergeron”. We then finished class by watching the short video “2081” which is a film depicting “Harrison Bergeron”.

*Reminders:  If you did not post your “Building Understanding” homework to your edublog.

Tag: NelsonHouseBUblockB


-Today we are going to work on an activity that takes a closer look at the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms while highlighting how these rights as we know them in Canada may have been violated in the short story “Harrison Bergeron”. You will be working in partners …it is probably best if you work on Office 365, google docs or some other collaborative app/site.

Please open the document:



-Throughout the short story, many rights and freedoms are violated.  The author does this through extreme exaggeration within a dystopian society…what do you believe is the author’s intent?

-Harrison Bergeron: The Movie


Monday September 26th, 2016

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a great long weekend!  Over the weekend, I asked you to work on a “Building Understanding”…and you were to choose to do this on the short story “House”, one of the three non-fiction articles, or the photo depiction we looked and discussed.

Please post this “Building Understanding” onto your Edublog with the tag



*Pre-reading Activity

-We will be starting a new short story “Harrison Bergeron” and we will read this aloud as a class.  This story can be found on my sharepoint site.


-short story summary


Thursday September 22nd, 2016


-Yesterday we went over the marking rubric for the paragraphs, the short story summary for “House” as well as looking at Non-Fiction articles connected to our short story “House”.

B Block:  we will go over emergency drill procedures…we will be having a drill today during B Block.

*C Block will have to go over short story summary on “House”

-Due Today:  Paragraph on “Sam the Athlete”

email this paragraph to me.  If you are not using word, please copy/paste your paragraph into the body of your email otherwise I will not necessarily be able to open your document.  You should also post this paragraph to your Edublog.  please make sure to categorize your paragraph under English 10 and give the tag below…

*Tag: NelsonSABlockB

*in your email your subject line should have the same tag as your edublog.

-Yesterday, we started a “Building Understanding” and connected our short story “House” to some non-fiction articles and photo depictions of how children throughout the world live.  You were to choose one of these options and complete a “Building Understanding”.

-This Building understanding will also be posted to your Edublog:

*Tag:  BUHouseBlockB

-share some of the questions that you connected to…

-If time internet search:  How do people live in other parts of the world.  Choose one country and investigate.

Wednesday September 21, 2016

Happy Wednesday!

Yesterday we worked on a peer edit of our drafts of our paragraphs “Sam the Athlete” and then we were to work on making good drafts of our paragraphs.  Good Drafts will be due on Thursday September 22nnd.  We also read the short story “House” and for homework you were to complete a “Short Story Summary sheet”.

-you will have a chance to see your short story terms quiz

-Assessment/rubric for your paragraph

-we will go  over the “Short Story Summary Sheet for “House.”

-Non-Fiction Articles on housing



Tuesday September 19th, 2016


On Monday, you wrote a short story terms quiz and then we continued on to work on our paragraphs on “Sam The Athlete”. We took our paragraph outlines and wrote them out into drafts being aware of a strong topic sentence, transition words and proper quote integration.

-Today we will do some peer editing on our paragraphs.  Complete the review checklist…you will be divided into random groups of two to do this task. You should take the feedback you receive and re-work your paragraph adding in/editing any suggestions from the peer edit review sheet.


-Read the Short Story “House” aloud as a class.  This short story can be found on my sharepoint site in the short story folder.

-Complete a “Short Story Summary Sheet” for this short story



Monday September 19th, 2016


On Friday, we went over the “short story summary sheet” for “Sam the Athlete” …we then moved on to the “Yes/No Chart” and did Four corners.  For homework, you were to:

a)  prepare for the Prose Fiction Terms Quiz

b) Complete the Paragraph Outline for “Sam the Athlete”.

  1.  Short story Terms quiz
  2. Block C:  We still need to go over the power point on persuasive writing.
  3. “What is style”
  4. “Integrating quotes”: I want to discuss how to integrate quotes into expository writing.
  5. Rough Drafts…you will have time to write drafts of your paragraph…


Friday September 16th, 2016

Happy Friday!

Reminders:  Prose Fiction Terms Quiz on Monday September 19th, 2016

Yesterday, we finished reading “Sam the Athlete”….and then we worked on a “Short Story Summary Sheet” which applies the Prose Fiction Terms to the short story.

  1.  We will go over the answers on the Short Story Summary Sheet.
  2. Four Corners Activity:  Agree, disagree, Strongly Agree, Strongly Disagree.

“Should Sam have continued to wear the skirt?”

3. Yes/No Chart

4.  Persuasive paragraphs:  We will be writing a paragraph in response to the above question.

-Persuasive writing powerpoint (sharepoint)