Category Archives: English 10

Thursday September 19th, 2019

Good Afternoon!

*This is a BIG POST and some will continue over to next week…

*We will start with our Peer edit of “Sam the Athlete” paragraph

You should have your paragraphs ready to hand in on Monday September 23rd.  I want these printed out on paper, double spaced and using a 12 font.

*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:  NelsonSAFall2019

*Yesterday, we read the short story “House”…below

-we will work on a short story summary sheet for the short story “House”

-Non-Fiction Articles on housing

 

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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”. You have approximately 15 minutes to work on either your short story summary and/or your Building Understanding….

*We will go over the short story summary.

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

*Tag:  BUHouseFall2019D

-share some of the questions that you connected to…

*Self-Assessment:  core competencies

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

Wednesday September 18th, 2019

Hello!

*No Red Ink:  Building Compound and Complex Sentences 1-4

-Yesterday we went over the marking rubric for the paragraphs as well as quote integration. You also had time to work on your rough drafts of your paragraph.

Peer edit of “Sam the Athlete” paragraph

You should have your paragraphs ready to hand in on Monday September 23rd.  I want these printed out on paper, double spaced and using a 12 font.

*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:  NelsonSAFall2019

*We will start to read the short story “House”

-we will work on a short story summary sheet for the short story “House”

-Non-Fiction Articles on housing

after-watching-a-movie-or-listening-to-a-tedtalk-or-reading-a-piece-of-literature

building-understanding-for-after-reading-literature-or-watching-a-video

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”. You have approximately 15 minutes to work on either your short story summary and/or your Building Understanding….

*We will go over the short story summary.

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

*Tag:  BUHouseFall2019D

-share some of the questions that you connected to…

*Self-Assessment:  core competencies

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

Tuesday September 17th, 2019

Hello!

Yesterday we worked on our rough drafts of our paragraphs “Sam the Athlete”.  Today we will work on making sure our drafts are in great shape and adding in quotes.

*We will start to read the short story “House”

-Assessment/rubric for your paragraph

-we will work on a short story summary sheet for the short story “House”

-Non-Fiction Articles on housing

after-watching-a-movie-or-listening-to-a-tedtalk-or-reading-a-piece-of-literature

building-understanding-for-after-reading-literature-or-watching-a-video

*Short Story Summary for “House”

Monday September 16th, 2019

Hello!

I hope you all had a great weekend! We will be starting with our Prose Fiction Terms Quiz.

*Prose Fiction Terms Quiz

-We will be continuing to work on our persuasive paragraphs on “Sam the Athlete”.  At this point your template and we should be starting on our drafts…After this, you will be divided into groups to complete the following peer edit review.

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-Read the Short Story “House” aloud as a class. 

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

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Friday September 13th, 2019

Happy Friday!

*Reminder:  You will have a “prose fiction terms quiz” on Monday…please review the terms.

Friday Writes:  we will spend time each Friday writing.  This writing will mostly be focused on ‘compositions’.  This is an opportunity for you to be creative, reflective and critical with your own writing.

Narrative Writing

Topics:

*The biggest misunderstanding

*The difficult decision

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

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Thursday September 12th, 2019

Hello!

Reminders:  Prose Fiction Terms Quiz on Monday September 16th, 2019

Yesterday, we worked on the “Yes/No Chart” and then moved into the short story summary of the short story “Sam The Athlete”.

*Did you have a chance to finish the short story summary?

“Should Sam have continued to wear the skirt?”

3. Yes/No Chart:  We will discuss this chart

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

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Wednesday September 11th, 2019

Hello!

Yesterday we worked on framing our questions from Children’s books, posting our Pathways to a theme on Edublog and looking at Prose Fiction Terms. We also finished reading “Sam the Athlete”.

*Reminder:  There will be a Prose Fiction Terms Quiz on Monday September 16th.

  1. Open the document “Sam the Athlete Yes No Chart”.  We will discuss and the work on this chart.
  1. Short story summary:  this chart will guide you through applying the short story terms to the short story “Sam The Athlete”.

 

Tuesday September 10th, 2019

Hello!

Yesterday we worked on our children’s books –reading one book then completing a “Pathways to a Theme”.

  1.  At the end of your Pathways to a Theme, your group should have come up with some deep thinking questions.  At the end of yesterday’s class, you should have read two children’s books and completed two Pathways to a Theme.  You will be given a sheet of paper (11*14)…you will write down your questions on this sheet of paper.  *If you did not have time to finish your second “Pathways to a Theme” in class, I will give you time…
  2. Reading a Children’s book Power Point
  3. *I would like you to go to your edublog and post your pathways that you have completed.  I will go over how to post, categorize and tag.*We are coming back to our questions….we will be categorizing them:)
  4. Today we are going to start our short story unit.  To review, please open the document Prose Fiction Terminology.  We will go over any unfamiliar terms…and we will establish a date for a quiz for a ‘short story terms quiz’.  Currently I am thinking Monday September 18th …It gives a few days to prepare…

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4.  We will be reading the short story “Sam the Athlete” aloud as a class.

5.  Please open the document below:

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Monday September 9th, 2019

Good Morning!

On Friday, we  read a children’s book and worked on “Pathways to a Theme” after reading through a children’s book.

In groups of three, I want you to read through a children’s book on your own and complete another “Pathways to a Theme.”

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  1. How to write an Inquiry Question

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Go back and complete #5 on the document “Pathways to a Theme for the children’s book that your group chose….can any of your questions be phrased more strongly?

2)  You will return to your group.  Your group will choose and read a second children’s book from the side counter.

Reading a Children’s book Power Point

After your group reads the children’s book, as a group you will complete a “Pathways to a Theme”.  The most important part will be the question(s)  (#5) that your group generates…these questions will be written on sheets of paper and posted on the back wall.

3)   Your group will read another children’s book and go through the same process…..your group will be reading three children’s books in total….

Friday September 6th, 2019

Happy Friday!

We are continuing with Inquiry today…On Thursday, we watched several youtube clips and at the end of each one you completed a “Building Understanding”.

What is the connection between the video clips that we watched?  I would like to hear your thoughts on this question…

  1.  We are reading an essay by Bertand Russell

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How does this connect to our theme of “The Human Condition”?

2.  We are starting an exercise with Children’s books.

I will show/read a book aloud to the class and we will read through together as a class.

Pathways to a Theme:

pathways-to-a-theme 

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3)  In groups of three you will choose and read a children’s book.  After, you will complete a “Pathways to a theme” as a group.