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Wednesday November 21st, 2018

Good Morning!

*Head’s Up:  Spoken word…will be presented in class on Thursday November 22nd and 23rd.  Finals in the Cafeteria are on Friday November 30th (For Grade 11’s and 12’s)

*No Red Ink:  Commonly Confused Words III

*Writing Poems:  Finish writing our poems.  We will also start to look at the Rubric (formative assessment).

Monday November 19th, 2018

Good Morning!

Head’s Up:

*Poetry Test:  Tuesday November 20th, 2018

*Spoken Word in class:  Thursday November 22nd and Friday November 23rd.

Kahoot:  Devices Review

*Quote Integration:  poetry

*What makes a good poem?  Think/pair share

*Concept Maps:  how are we making out?

Friday November 16th, 2018

Good Morning!

*Head’s Up:

-Poetry Test on Tuesday November 20th, 2018

-Spoken Word on Thursday November 22nd and Friday November 23rd.

Friday Writes:  We will be doing a Friday write.  Remember, you should be saving these into a Friday Writes Folder.

Brainstorm:  What have we discussed in class that would make a strong composition essay on your Provincial exam?

Student samples from past provincial exams


1) Sometimes people are unable to control the directions of their own lives

2)  Acceptance

*Yesterday we started a concept map –brainstorming the various poems we have looked at in our unit and writing down all we know about these poems while also making connections between poems…

*Spoken Word

Thursday November 15th, 2018

Good Morning!

*Head’s up:  Spoken word will be taking place next week on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd

*Poetry Test:  Looks like it will be on Tuesday November 20th.

The Poems we’ve studied and the connections between…

What Do I Remember of the Evacuation, Walking on two Sides of the Border, Caged Bird, My Mistress’ Eyes, Shall I Compare thee to a Summers’ Day, This is America, I Hear America Singing, I,Too America Sing, Because I Could Not Stop for Death, Sympathy….

*Create a Concept Map as a review exercise…

Wednesday November 14th, 2018

Good Morning!

*Reminder that there will be a poetry test early next week….you should be reviewing terms and poems that we have studied.

*No Red Ink:  Commas and Commonly Confused Words.



Thursday November 8th, 2018

Good Morning,

*Reminder that today is a shortened day as it is our Remembrance Day Assembly

*Head’s up:  Poetry test will be next week/week after

*Spoken word:  Dates to perform in class are Thursday November 22nd and Friday November 23rd.

*Three Way Venn:  I Hear America Singing, I,Too America Sing, and This is America

*If time, you can work on your spoken word.