Monday October 2nd, 2022


I hope you all had a good weekend:)

*Synthesis Essays:  You should be working on the draft of your essay…my hope is that your outline is complete.

*We will collaborate a date for your short story test.  It is in two parts:

1)  Reading comprehension (Thursday October 6th?):  You will be given a short story to read.  You will then answer 8 or 9 multiple choice questions and write a paragraph response (you can’t really study for this other than review how to structure a paragraph response).

2)  Short Stories Unit Test:  Tuesday or Wednesday October 11th or 12th.

What to prepare:

Stories on Test:

1)Identities                              2)  Long Long After School

3) A Teachers’ Rewards         4) The Most Dangerous Game

5) The Waltz                             6) Borders

7) Dave Cooks a Turkey

-know your prose fiction terms  and how to apply terms to the short stories

-Short Answers including synthesis questions between the stories

-1 new story with multiple choice and a paragraph (so review the paragraph template).


*”Dave Cooks a Turkey”: audio

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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?

*Synthesis Essays:  You have time to work on these…



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