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Monday June 15th – Friday June 19th 2020

Hello Everyone,

*Just a reminder that your Connections Based Inquiry Novel project is due on Monday June 15th.  Please ensure it is in on time as it is a tight timeline for report cards…

Please join me for a Teams meeting on Monday June 15th @9:00am

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Your assignment for the week:

You are to write a Core Competency Reflection.  This Core Competency Reflection is to be on the process of creating your Connections Based Inquiry Novel Project and/or your end product.  You can choose which competency you will reflect on (based on reading about the competencies in the document below.)  You are to refer to the document Below to help guide you in your reflection…

Once you have read how to do a self assessment, you are to complete the document below (you can choose to do it on either Word or PDF).

*You are to post this core competency reflection on your blog with the appropriate TAG (refer to document “How to assess Using Core Competency”….

*I would also like you to upload this on to Teams…

Monday June 8th 2020

Good Morning Everyone,

*Please follow along with your Connections Based Inquiry Novel and please pay close attention to deadlines.  It is imperative that you get things in on time so that I can mark and start to get report cards ready (as the office needs these…so please do not push the deadlines back  –especially the final project date of Monday June 15th.

Please also ensure you do log into our Teams meetings…the links are all on the previous post.

A Block:  Tuesday at 9am

C Block:  Monday at 11:30 am

D Block:  Monday at 12:35

*LATE WORK:  Any late work needs to come in ASAP.  The deadline I have for any late work including Friday Writes is Thursday June 11th.  I need time to mark these assignments and add them into MYED for reporting purposes…and most of these assignments at that point would be at least two weeks late.

Monday June 8th-Friday June 12th 2020

Hello Everyone,

*Please Join me Tuesday  Morning for a class Teams meeting.  This is to answer questions about the novel, discuss year-end items, as well a few other housekeeping items.  This is a mandatory meeting so please ensure you attend.

Tuesday June 9th @ 9:00am

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*No Red Ink:  No new assignment.  Please ensure that you are up to date and finish off as much as you can by Friday June 12th.

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Connections Based Inquiry Novel Project

*Your final Project is Due Monday June 15th.

*Your Proposal is Due Friday June 5th

*Connection Based Inquiry Novel Project Literature and Document Part 1 is Due on Monday June 8th.

*Connections Based Inquiry Novel Project Literature and Document Part 2 is Due on Wednesday June 9th.

 

Monday June 1st-Friday June 5th 2020

Hello Everyone,

We are still continuing with our online learning –with the option of in class support.

*If you have not yet handed in your Friday Writes…please do so.

*If you have not been attending Literature Circles…you need to do so.

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No Red Ink:  Writing: Embedding Evidence

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Class Meeting So I can Explain the Next Project (included at bottom of this post):  Tuesday June 2nd @ 9:00am   Some student have not been attending Literature Circle Discussions.  If you are one of these students, it is mandatory that you join this meeting.

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Literature Circle Discussions:

The Help:  Tuesday June 2nd @ 9:15am

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To Kill a Mockingbird Group 1:  Tuesday June 2nd @ 9:30am

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To Kill a Mockingbird Group 2:  Tuesday June 2nd @ 9:45

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*Please complete and upload the document below after your literature circle discussion.  It will be called “Literature Circle Debrief #2”

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As we are now done our Friday Writes (and they should be uploaded to TEAMS by now), we are starting a new novel inquiry project.

Novel Inquiry Project:  This is an inquiry based project where you will be making connections between the novel you chose to read with other literature.  Please Read the following document:

Please hand in your first task of this project by Friday June 5th.  The first task is the document below…it is the English 10 Connections Based Inquiry Project Planning Sheet:

Other Documents you will need to complete the project (and due dates will be coming the following week….)

Monday May 25th-Friday May 29th 2020

Hello Everyone,

I hope this finds everyone safe and healthy.  It looks like they may be starting to have students return to school!

*No Red Ink:  Body Paragraphs

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Literature Circles:  Please ensure you are keeping up with your reading as well as your role sheet each week. Please join your Team meeting at he appropriate time below for your novel Literature Circle Discussion:

The Help:  Thursday May 28 @ 9:00am

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To Kill a Mockingbird Group 1:  Thursday May 28th @ 9:20am

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To Kill a Mockingbird Group 2:  Thursday May 29th @ 9:40

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Please upload your role sheet to Teams and be prepared to join your group on Thursday to discuss your novel!

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Friday Writes:

We will continue to work on our Friday Writes.  You should be working on your good, polished copy as well as your 8 drafts.  All the information was posted last week…and I will post it again (below) for your reference.  Please email me if you have any questions.  This will all be due on Friday May 29th.

* 8 completed Drafts of your Friday Writes (Uploaded onto Teams)

*Your best copy of your best Friday Write that is now edited and polished (Upload onto Teams)…make sure it has descriptive/sensory details…(you will be assessed on the rubric below)

*The Document (reflection) below (Uploaded onto Teams):

Tuesday May 19th-Friday May 22nd 2020

Hello Everyone!

I hope this finds everyone safe and healthy:)  I hope we are all starting to enjoy our novels and get into the groove of our literature circle roles and discussions. I also hope you all had a great long weekend!

*No Red Ink:  Topic Sentences and Body Paragraphs

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Literature Circle Discussions:

Please ensure that you have connected with your group members and that you have a reading schedule established as well as “roles” you will each have for our discussions (Discussion Director, Connector, Summarizer, Word wizard, Literary Luminary, Illustrator, etc.)

*Literature Circle Discussions

The Help:  Thursday May 21 @9:15am

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To Kill a Mockingbird Group 1:  Thursday May 21st @ 9:30am

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To Kill a Mockingbird Group 2:  Thursday May 21st @ 9:45 am

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Friday Writes:  Let’s start to look at our completing our best copy and our portfolios!  You have two weeks to work on this …the due date is Friday May 29th, 2020.  You will need to upload three documents onto Teams:

* 8 completed Drafts of your Friday Writes (Uploaded onto Teams)

*Your best copy of your best Friday Write that is now edited and polished (Upload onto Teams)…make sure it has descriptive/sensory details…(you will be assessed on the rubric below)

*The Document (reflection) below (Uploaded onto Teams):

Monday May 11th-Friday May 15th 2020

Hello Everyone!

I hope this finds everyone safe and healthy.  All this still seems surreal and still feels weird teaching from a distance.  Last week you chose a novel and hopefully took a look at who else is in your group.  You will have to connect with these students to determine your reading schedule and roles.

*If you have not yet chosen a novel, you need to do so immediately.  Your first group discussion will be this week and participation is necessary.

*Tuesday Class Meet:  please join me on Tuesday May 12th at 9:30am for a class meeting.  At this point you can ask/clarify any questions you may have regarding literature circles which we will be starting on Thursday May 14th.

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*Thursday Class Meet:  The following Book Literature Circles will take place on Thursday May 14th.  Please join your group (which is your novel choice) at the time below:

*The Help:  9:15am

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*To Kill a Mockingbird Group 1:  9:30

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*To Kill a Mockingbird Group 2:  9:45

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The Members of your group are below.  My hope is that on Tuesday’s meeting you can connect to figure out each other’s roles for Thursday’s discussion if you have not yet done so…your group should also have established a reading schedule hopefully by Tuesday…

No Red Ink:  Introductory Paragraphs and Thesis Statements


Friday Writes:  Choose one of the topics below to write on.  Make sure each draft is at least a page long.  Make sure to use sensory and descriptive details.:)

a)You live on an abandoned island, describe your morning routine

b) Describe a place from childhood that you remember fondly

c) Describe the best life lesson you have ever learned

d) If you have ‘clutter’ in your life, what is it and what are your plans for dealing with it?

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Below are all the documents that I posted last week…these are the reading schedule and role sheets that are necessary for our literature circles…each week you are responsible for your novel reading as well as a role sheet….

 

 

Tuesday May 5th, 2020

Hello Everyone,

Here are some of the documents that you will need in order to start working on our Literature Circle Readings and Discussions.

*Please aim to have your novels completed by approximately June 10th….so when you are creating your reading schedule with your group, please keep this tentative date in mind…the first document is a reading schedule.

*The remaining documents are your ‘roles’.  These roles must be rotated so that each week each member has a different role.  Depending on group size, not every role will be covered, so choose roles that will evoke discussions among your members.

For the rest of this week…your tasks:

  1.  Create a reading schedule with your group.  This means you will have to connect with your group members to arrange a time to either discuss or arrange your schedule. There is a ‘word’ document below that I will update as more students give their novel choice.  This word doc has the novel titles and what novel each student has chosen.  They are your group members if they are reading the same novel as you.
  2. Read the first section of your novel that will be necessary for your first literature circle discussion.
  3. Determine what your role will be for next week’s first Discussion which will be on Thursday May 14th.  This is a discussion that has to take place with your group.  Please be mindful that not everyone has given me their choice of novel yet so more people may be added to your group…the word documents are ‘live’ so as I add student names when they give me their choices, all of you should be able to see these additions….
  4. Each week you need to rotate roles and each do a different one…

You can start to work on your role sheet for next week (make sure you discuss with your group members first) –or you can wait to work on this till next week…as long as it is done before your discussion.  In addition, if you cannot write or type on the document –you can write your role response on a separate document (office 365 word for example). In the past, I have also had some groups create a shared document where each role each member put their role onto the group document.

Literary and Composition 10 Student Novel Choices

If I forgot anything, please let me know!

 

Monday April 27th-Friday May 1st

Hello Everyone,

I hope this finds you all doing well….

*No Red Ink:  Commonly Confused Words II and III


Poetry:

Last week and this week:  you are creating Inspiration Poems:  You will be posting this onto Teams (tentative due date:  Friday May 1st….you can choose any program, software video tools that you think best will work for you….This is an assignment that will be ongoing over BOTH last week and this week…so please don’t stress that there may seem to be a lot posted this week…we can also talk about this on Tuesday when we meet:) 

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Friday Writes:

Please continue with building your portfolios:

1. With independence comes increased responsibility

2. Self-awareness leads to meaningful change.