Category Archives: English 12

Wednesday March 3rd, 2021

Good Afternoon,

Please meet me online at 12:15 for a meeting on Teams….here is the link:

Click here to join the meeting

*No Red Ink:  Body Paragraphs….please work on the exercises on body paragraphs.

Wednesday Writes:

Please remember to narrow down your topic, think of one particular moment in time and write with both descriptive and figurative language….

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

2)  Acceptance

*Short Story Test:  Study and prepare for you short story test.

Tuesday March 2nd, 2021

Good Afternoon,

Short Story Test: Thursday March 4th  (A-L)  and Friday March 5th (M-Z)

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).

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*”Dave Cooks a Turkey”: audio

https://soundcloud.com/search?q=dave%20cooks%20the%20turkey

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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?

https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/rudyk-stuart-mclean-helped-define-whats-great-about-being-canadian

 

*Short Story Mind Map:  a tool to help you  prepare for the test…

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Online Learners

*prepare for the short story test on Friday

*ensure your Wednesday Write is uploaded by tomorrow (Tuesday) Night.

*No Red Ink…

Monday March 1st, 2021

Good Afternoon,

Short Story Test: Thursday March 4th  (A-L)  and Friday March 5th (M-Z)

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).

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*”Dave Cooks a Turkey”: audio

https://soundcloud.com/search?q=dave%20cooks%20the%20turkey

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https://soundcloud.com/cbc-radio-one/vinyl-cafe-dave-cooks-the

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?

https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/rudyk-stuart-mclean-helped-define-whats-great-about-being-canadian

 

*Short Story Mind Map:  a tool to help you  prepare for the test…

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Online Learners (M-Z)

*prepare for the short story test on Friday

*ensure your Wednesday Write is uploaded by tomorrow (Tuesday) Night.

*No Red Ink…

Thursday February 25th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*No Red Ink: Building Compound and Complex Sentences 5-7

*Wednesday Writes:

*The art of story telling

Topics for this week:

1) A time when you realized that you were wrong about other people

2) The day when you realized that the world is bigger than you had thought

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

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*Head’s Up Short Story Test:  Please prepare for you test next week (Thursday/Friday)

*Synthesis Essay:  Long Long After School and A Teachers’ Rewards…make sure you have uploaded your essay to Teams.

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Online Learners

*Please ensure your essay on Long Long After School and A Teacher’s Rewards is uploaded to Teams.

*Please work on the new assignment for No Red Ink.

*Please review the short stories we have read as we will be having a test next week…

*Please work on your Wednesday Write #3

Wednesday February 24th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*No Red Ink: Building Compound and Complex Sentences 5-7

*Wednesday Writes:

*The art of story telling

Topics for this week:

1) A time when you realized that you were wrong about other people

2) The day when you realized that the world is bigger than you had thought

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

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*Head’s Up Short Story Test:  Please prepare for you test next week (Thursday/Friday)

*Synthesis Essay:  Long Long After School and A Teachers’ Rewards…make sure you have uploaded your essay to Teams.

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Online Learners

*Please ensure your essay on Long Long After School and A Teacher’s Rewards is uploaded to Teams.

*Please work on the new assignment for No Red Ink.

*Please review the short stories we have read as we will be having a test next week…

Tuesday February 23rd, 2021

Good Afternoon!

Today we are starting out with our Prose Fiction Terms and Rhetorical Devices (arguments only) Quiz

We will go over some of the work that you were to complete on “The Most Dangerous Game”.

The Most Dangerous Game:  Character Chart

*The Most Dangerous Game:  Comprehension Questions

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*Allusions in “The Most Dangerous Game

*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”.

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*We looked at gender roles…looking at gender roles in “The Waltz”.  What did you all learn about gender roles in the Victorian era? Discuss

*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

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Online Learners (A-L)

*Ensure your Synthesis essay on “Long Long After School” and “A Teacher’s Rewards is complete and uploaded this evening.

*Work on your Wednesday Write from last week and ensure it is uploaded this evening.

*No Red Ink: ensure last week’s assignment is complete.

Monday February 22nd, 2021

Good Afternoon!

Today we are starting out with our Prose Fiction Terms and Rhetorical Devices (arguments only) Quiz

We will go over some of the work that you were to complete on “The Most Dangerous Game”.

The Most Dangerous Game:  Character Chart

*The Most Dangerous Game:  Comprehension Questions

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*Allusions in “The Most Dangerous Game

*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”.

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*We looked at gender roles…looking at gender roles in “The Waltz”.  What did you all learn about gender roles in the Victorian era? Discuss

*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

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Online Learners (M-Z)

*Work on the worksheets above on “The Most Dangerous Game”

*Work on your essay outline on “Long Long After School” and “A Teacher’s Rewards”.

*Work on your Wednesday Write from Yesterday.

*No Red Ink from yesterday…

Friday February 19th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Prose Fiction Terms and Rhetorical Devices Quiz:  Monday February 22nd(A-L) and Tuesday February 23rd (M-Z)

*Rhetorical Devices and Strategies:  these are terms you also need to know for a quiz (argument section only)  …(along with the prose fiction terms)

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*Reminder that you should be working on Synthesis essay:  Essay topics for our synthesis essay.  Essays are due on Tuesday February 23rd.

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-We are starting a new short story today

Most Dangerous Game Pre-Reading activity below:

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Most Dangerous Game Short Story below:

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*The Most Dangerous Game:  Character Chart

*The Most Dangerous Game:  Comprehension Questions

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*Allusions in “The Most Dangerous Game

“The Most Dangerous Game”:  Writing activity.   This story ends with an indeterminate ending.  Write a paragraph that would continue after the last paragraph of the story to illustrate how you see the story would go…

*Time to work on our Synthesis essay on Long Long After School and A Teacher’s Rewards

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Online Learners (M-Z)

*No Red Ink: please complete this weeks assignment by next Tuesday

*Work on your Wednesday Write #2 and ensure it is complete for next Tuesday.

*Work on your Synthesis essay on “Long Long After School” and “A Teachers’ Rewards”.

*Prepare for your quiz on Prose Fiction Terms and Rhetorical Devices (Argument section only).

Thursday February 18th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Prose Fiction Terms and Rhetorical Devices Quiz:  Monday February 22nd(A-L) and Tuesday February 23rd (M-Z)

*Rhetorical Devices and Strategies:  these are terms you also need to know for a quiz (argument section only)  …(along with the prose fiction terms)

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*Reminder that you should be working on Synthesis essay:  Essay topics for our synthesis essay

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-We are starting a new short story today

Most Dangerous Game Pre-Reading activity below:

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Most Dangerous Game Short Story below:

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*The Most Dangerous Game:  Character Chart

*The Most Dangerous Game:  Comprehension Questions

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*Allusions in “The Most Dangerous Game

“The Most Dangerous Game”:  Writing activity.   This story ends with an indeterminate ending.  Write a paragraph that would continue after the last paragraph of the story to illustrate how you see the story would go…

*Time to work on our Synthesis essay on Long Long After School and A Teacher’s Rewards

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Online Learners (M-Z)

*Please work on your Wednesday Write#2

*No Red Ink: please complete this weeks assignment by next Tuesday

*Work on your Wednesday Write #2 and ensure it is complete for next Tuesday.

*Work on your Synthesis essay on “Long Long After School” and “A Teachers’ Rewards”.

*Prepare for your quiz on Prose Fiction Terms and Rhetorical Devices (Argument section only).

Wednesday February 17th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Prose Fiction Terms and Rhetorical Devices Quiz:  Monday February 22nd(A-L) and Tuesday February 23rd (M-Z)

*Rhetorical Devices and Strategies:  these are terms you also need to know for a quiz (along with the prose fiction terms)

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

*Wednesday Writes:

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Tell about a childhood experience that helped you to grow up.

A comic or ridiculous misunderstanding with another person.

*Essay topics for our synthesis essay

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-We are starting a new short story today

Most Dangerous Game Pre-Reading activity below:

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Most Dangerous Game Short Story below:

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*The Most Dangerous Game:  Character Chart

*The Most Dangerous Game:  Comprehension Questions

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*Allusions in “The Most Dangerous Game

“The Most Dangerous Game”:  Writing activity.   This story ends with an indeterminate ending.  Write a paragraph that would continue after the last paragraph of the story to illustrate how you see the story would go…

*Time to work on our Synthesis essay on Long Long After School and A Teacher’s Rewards

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Online Learners (M-Z)

*Please ensure your draft for Wednesday Write #1 is complete and uploaded

*No Red Ink: please complete this weeks assignment by next Tuesday

*Work on your Wednesday Write #2 and ensure it is complete for next Tuesday.

*Work on your Synthesis essay on “Long Long After School” and “A Teachers’ Rewards”.

*Prepare for your quiz on Prose Fiction Terms and Rhetorical Devices (Argument section only).