Category Archives: English 12

Wednesday April 24th, 2019

Good Morning!

*Reminder:  Today is a shortened day –you will be done school at 1:05pm

*Reminder: Test tomorrow on Poetry (Thursday April 25th)

Things to prepare:

-Poetry terms/application of terms

-All Poems:  Because I Could Not Stop For Death, Caged Bird, Walking on Two Sides of an Invisible Border, What do I Remember of the Evacuation, I Hear America Singing, I Too America Sing, My Mistress’ Eyes, Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?, This is America Childish Gambino.

-Review paragraph Writing template

-Review ‘analyzing poetry

-Rhyme and meter

-Incorporating Quotes

Thursday April 16th, 2019

-spoken word criteria

secondary-public-speaking

poetry-slam-and-performing-poetry

spoken-word-rant-or-this-i-believe-worksheet

-We will be working on Spoken word:  we will look at a few samples of Rants…

 

Warm up spoken word free write activity:  Practice writing with imagery that includes all five senses.  Students describe an abstract or intangible entity using all senses:  what do they look, sound, smell, taste and feel like?

Examples:  Choose 2 of the following examples and write for five minutes each using imagery/sensory language.

a. homesickness

b. grief

c. love

d. joy

e. emptiness

f.  time

g. envy

 

-Spoken word:  yesterday, you worked on brainstorming for your topic for spoken word.  Today, you can start to work on actually writing your spoken word….

Wednesday April 17th, 2019

Good Morning!

*Head’s up:  Spoken word is coming down the line:)

*Poetry Test:  Looks like it will be on Thursday April 25th, 2019

*No Red Ink:  Commas for clarity and Commonly Confused Words 1

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…

Friday April 12th, 2019

Good Morning!

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

https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/exemplars/en_oc/en12-comp-sp.pdf

*Friday Writes Topics for this week:

  • The pursuit of freedom involves change.
  • The important things in life endure over time.

*The Shakespearean Sonnet

*Create a Venn Diagram comparing the two Shakespearean Sonnets

*Question:  Why do you think I get you to do so many Venn Diagrams? 🙂

*Venn Diagram

Wednesday April 10th, 2019

Good Morning!

*No Red Ink: Adjectives and Adverbs

*Today is an extended RAP…so only an hour in each class:)

*Are there similarities between Caged Bird and Sympathy and if so, what are they?  Think/Pair/Share

*The Shakespearean Sonnet

*Create a Venn Diagram comparing the two Shakespearean Sonnets

*Question:  Why do you think I get you to do so many Venn Diagrams? 🙂

*Venn Diagram

Tuesday April 9th, 2019

Good Morning!

*Head’s Up:  All late assignments should be submitted by Wednesday April 10th, 2019.

Head’s Up:  You should be studying for a poetry terms quiz.

*Three Venn Diagram:  some of these do not look complete.  You will have a bit of time to work on these.  Please take a photo of your own and take a look at others throughout the room.

*Lyric Poetry

*Create a Venn Diagram comparing/contrasting the two poems:  Caged Bird by Maya Angelou and Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

*The Shakespearean Sonnet

*Create a Venn Diagram comparing the two Shakespearean Sonnets

*Question:  Why do you think I get you to do so many Venn Diagrams? 🙂