Daily Archives: September 30, 2019

Monday September 30th, 2019

Good Afternoon,

On Friday, we did our Friday Writes as well as watching the movie “2081”

*Today we will work on our three way venn diagrams…and go over.

*Building Understanding:  Please complete a “Building Understanding” for the short story “Harrison Bergeron”.  The essential questions are on the back bulletin board…

After watching a movie or listening to a TEDtalk or reading a piece of literature

*Please post your Building Understanding


-We will start to read a new short story “Forgiveness in Families”.  We will read this aloud…

*Discussion Question:

  1.  Which has the greater influence on child development, heredity or environment?
  2. This story explores issues such as sibling rivalry, lifestyles, jealousy, conformity and spiritual beliefs.  Were there any of these issues that touched you the most and why?

Short Story Summary

Monday September 30th, 2019

Good Morning!

In groups, look for devices and humour used in Stuart MacLean’s “Dave Cooks a Turkey”.  On office 365 or whatever you may choose, find examples of humour throughout the short story.  What techniques did Maclean use to create humour?

How Stuart McLean helped define us

*Quick search: The role of men and women in the Victorian Era…What would it have been like to be a man or a woman living during the Victorian Era?  Search out the history of this time period then answer this question….

*Read aloud the short story “The Waltz”.

*Write a few paragraphs from the short story “The Waltz” but from the perspective of the man 🙂

*You were asked to write a few paragraphs from the man’s perspective –anyone want to share theirs aloud??

* We will read the short story “Borders” by Thomas King