Category Archives: English 12

Tuesday December 4th, 2018

Good Morning!

Yesterday we shared out to other groups what our novels were about so that they could get a flavour for what other novels being studied are like.

*silent reading

*Literature Circle Discussion:  You should all be prepared for you role for today’s discussion.  The discussion director will start off your discussion by getting the summarizer to share what the reading for today was all about.

*complete the reflection sheet for after a group discussion.

*Our next Lit. Circle Discussion will be on Thursday.  Your group should arrange roles for this discussion

Monday December 3rd, 2018

Good Morning!

I hope you had a good weekend!  On Friday… A Block wrote scary stories and C block went to Spoken Word…

*Silent Reading

*Share out of your novel to the class –so other students reading other novels know what your novel is about.  Get together as a group to quickly discuss the highlights of your novel so far.  Share your highlights to the class as a whole…and be prepared to answer any questions…

*Prepare Role Sheets for Lit. Circle Discussion Tomorrow…

Friday November 30th, 2018

Good Morning!

Yesterday, we did our first Lit. Circle Discussion Group. After this discussion, you should have completed the “debriefing” worksheet which was posted yesterday.

Block A:

*Silent Reading

*Friday Write:  Write a Scary Story

Block C:

We will be going to Spoken Word in the Cafeteria.

Thursday November 29th, 2018

Good Morning,

Yesterday  we did silent reading, worked on No Red Ink (Commonly Confused Words IV), and worked on our role Sheets

*Silent Reading

*Literature Circle Discussions:

-Brainstorm what a good discussion looks like…

1.Asking questions
2. Listening actively to others
3. Responding thoughtfully to others
4. Providing elaborations or explanations
5. Stating the main idea or supporting details
6. Using the text/article to support ideas and opinions
7. Making personal connections to real life experiences
8. Making connections to other books, articles, theories
9. Reflecting on the reading by setting new goals, sharing
implications for practice, or suggesting new ways of doing things
10. Writing down highlights to be shared during whole class share

*Working Documents

* Discussions



Tuesday November 27th, 2018

Good Morning,

Yesterday we started looking and choosing our novels for Literature Circles.

*Silent Reading

*Class Activity:  on a piece of paper, draw what comes to mind after reading the opening of your novel.

■  A scene, character, moment, or event from the story
■ An image or picture that came to mind while you were reading; it
   could be a memory or scene from your life
■  A diagram, flow chart, or map of the story
■  An abstract form that represents a thought or feeling you got from the
    reading—an explosion, a thunderbolt, a pattern, etc.
*Meet back in your group.  (Some groups may be larger so we may have to divide in two).
-Confirm The Reading Schedule
-Establish roles and and reading necessary for our first discussion which will take place on Thursday November 29th.
-Complete Role Sheet for the discussion

Monday November 26th, 2018

Good Morning,

*Writing Poems:  I would like to finish up writing our poems as well as reflecting on the poems that we have written on a rubric…

Today, we will be starting our Novel Study and we will do this through Literature circles.

Novel Titles:

1) Night by Elie Wiesel

2) The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

3)  All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

4) Fugitive Pieces by Ann Michaels

5)  All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr


6) The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

7) Red Rising by Pierce Brown

8) The Illegal by Lawrence Hill

9)  Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O’Neill

* Book Talks:  Time to look, research and choose novels.

*Once you have chosen a novel, you will meet with group members to establish a reading schedule….