Friday, May 3

Agenda:

Work Block: (in order of priority)

  1. Finish Journal Role #8
  2. Work on the Group Presentations
  3. At your table, brainstorm possible topics for Spoken Word
  4. If you are struggling for ideas for Spoken Word, do the Prompts activity in the writing and grammar tab; look at the document with topic ideas; listen to more ‘masters’ (headphones)
  5. Reminder for Monday: Book talk #8 – Have an idea for Spoken Word

Monday, April 1

Agenda:

  • Reminders:
    • your summative assignment for The Sea Devil is due tomorrow
    • your summative assignment for The Veldt is due Friday
  • Today:
    • Review for the re-write for concepts 1, 2, 3 and 8
    • New concepts to prepare for:
      • #4Conjunctions (FANBOYS,
        AAAWWUBBIS, adverbial)
      • #9
        Types of sentences (simple and
        compound)
      • #10.
        Types of sentences: complex,
        compound/complex
    • Open and save Grammar Package #2 and the Sentences Package
    • some time will be used today for working on your poem if you need it

Monday, March 11

Agenda:

  • Sea Devil vocab quiz
  • Homework check: quote connection for Suzuki essay and The Sea Devil
  • Remaining sources:
    • James Cameron’s Titanic essay
    • Margaret Atwood’s forward to Suzuki’s book Legacy
    • Dr. Seuss quote
    • Indigenous Poem by Carlene George
  • Review – discuss connections
  • Inquiry Question – which one/s work? How do all of these sources speak to or answer one of them?REST of the WEEK:
  • Tuesday – Review the Poster assignment – work on – due April 2
  • Wednesday – The Veldt  questions due Friday for HW check and discussion
  • Wednesday – quiz on 1, 2, 3 and 8 of the grammar concepts
  • Thursday: Secondary Source for the Veldt – There are many connections from our present day to the Veldt; how does “Touchscreen” relate to it?
    – Work day for the Veldt questions
    – the summative assignment for it is due the end of the first week back – April 5
  • Friday – Blog log due

Friday, March 8

Agenda:

  • Summer Media Camp for those of you interested
  • Homework check for the rest of the Sea Devil questions
  • FOR Monday – Under the Heading –Connections with other media for Sea Devil, there is an essay by David Suzuki called Native People Liken Ruination of Nature to Church Destruction. Please read it and find evidence (quote) that demonstrates a thematic connection to The Sea Devil (our discussion on Friday) – briefly explain (a few sentences) the connection
  • Reminder that there is a vocab/spelling quiz on Monday as well.