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!!

Monday, September 10

Agenda:

  • 5 mins FREE RICE – try the Grammar one and re-fresh your memory of the basics
  • Begin the short story unit
  • Discuss this quote in your group.
  • What does the quote say about the importance of literature?
  • Find an example of paradox and explain it
  • How is this quote true now more so than ever?
  • Review of the unit:English 12 Short Story Unit-2kf3j6b
  • The rest of the materials are in the short story tab
    • THINGS you are responsible for:
      • read Interpretive vs Escape essay – in the Short Story tab
      • Read for your Blog log assignment
      • your intro-write is due today – paper copy if possible: name, title, date etc.
      • if emailing, make sure you have filled in the subject line correctly: Block, content

Thursday, September 6

Agenda:

  • play Kahoot
  • organize folders:
    • English folder (inside this folder – subfolders)
      • sub-folders:
        • Short Stories, Novel, Drama, Writing and Grammar
  • email Ms. Shong – kshong@sd43.bc.ca – according to the instructions:
    • use your school email
    • fill in the subject line as follows: Block C English 9
    • copy and paste the URL of the English 9 tab of your blog. It will look like this:
      myriverside.sd43.bc.ca/firstinitiallastname2018/category/grade9/english-9/
  • go over introductory writing assignment (in yesterday’s class)