Thursday, September 13

Agenda:

  • homework check of the Learning from the Pros assignment – discuss
  • Journalism 10 – open ‘Writing Great Newspaper Articles‘ and ‘How to write the Lead’ – discussion and start the assignment
  • Journalism 12
    • choose a feature article to start writing for practice/publication
    • review the rules for photography
    • review the ‘Checklist of Procedures’

Wednesday, September 12

Agenda:

  • Journalism 10 – some of you have corrections or need to complete the intro assignment from yesterday.Work on the following in class:
    • Open and read the document on the news values Learning from the Pros and work on the 4 Articles assignment (all in the Eddy Documents tab – you will have to rotate the articles on your device to be able to read them).
    • Essentially you’re reading each article, labeling what type it is (how do you know?), looking at the language (objective, subjective?), highlighting/taking notes on the attribution (direct quote or paraphrase)
    • This is due for tomorrow
  • Journalism 11, 12 – Discuss possible articles for practice which could turn into a published piece – help Journalism 10 students with their assignment

Wednesday, September 9

Agenda:

  • Silent Reading of novels – 10 mins
    • homework check (see yesterday’s class) while you are reading your novel – have your work out on your laptop
  •  Discuss the reading strategies
  • Watch the video on Setting
  • Read up to p. 5, half way through up to “Why can’t girls go for water too…? from the story The Friday Everything Changed (in the short story tab – password = Lucy9)
  • find the setting clues available in those first 5 pages: Where, when, Social values or context. Highlight and label right on the PDF if you have Adobe or use a document to take down page numbers and parts of quotes as evidence of the setting clues. This is DUE tomorrow for homework.

Wednesday, September 12

Agenda:

  • Return to the essay Escape and Interpretation (in the Short Story Tab) and using the document 10 Rhetorical Strategies  (in the Writing and Grammar tab) find examples of parallesim, antithesis and metaphor – highlight on the essay or take note of them on a word document
    • due for a HWcheck and brief discussion on Thursday
  • Read the story Gold Mounted Guns (in the short story tab)
    • due for Thursday
  • Read for your Blog Log – if time permits and you have completed the above work

Tuesday, September 11

Agenda:

  • homework check – T-chart on INT/ES fiction – while this happens, find/read for your Blog Log assignment
  • discuss above
  • what are pre-conceptions and where/how do they arise?
  • Style choices the writer makes from the essay: open 10 Rhetorical Strategies (in writing and grammar tab)
    • with a partner, highlight and label the spots in the essay where you feel the writer is manipulationg the language for effect

Tuesday, September 11

Agenda:

  1. Enrichment time: Silent Reading
  2. Make sure you have emailed me your intro-write
  3. introduction to the Short Story unit:
    a. what is literature?
    b. why do we tell stories?
    c. why are stories important?
    d. What is the short story?
  4. Homework for tomorrow:
    1. Review our class discussion
    2. what are some strategies that a student could use to ‘unpack’ the meaning of the story. The first strategy that we talked about was figuring out the literary devices and how the terms apply to the story: setting, plot, protagonist, conflict etc. But what are some other strategies? Figure out at least three for tomorrow.

Monday, September 10

Agenda:

  • trip to the library to get a silent reading book
  • Read and/or finish your intro-assignment depending on where you are with it
  • Play Free Rice   – but Grammar this time
    • check it for the following:
      • do you have punctuation in the right place? periods, commas, apostrophes etc
      • spelling and capitalization – all correct?
      • your ideas – are they original and creative your writing transports the reader to….?
      • name, date, title, link or imbed on the document?
      • email Ms. Shong, following the rules: SUBJECT line!!