Friday, February 7

Agenda:

  • Homework check and discussion of the Setting Clues in FEC
  • Work on the rest of the questions in class; they are due on Monday.
    • for question #4 – you do not have to do the Setting part of it, but you do have to do the Conflict part of it.
  • Work on the vocabulary – learn how to spell the word and how to use it in a sentence – the quiz for FEC is Wednesday, February 12

Thursday, February 6

Agenda:

  • find the setting clues in The Friday Everything Changed up to page 5
  • Class discussion on the clues
  • pay attention to the vocabulary (see the story) highlight or take note of the page numbers – you will have vocab and spelling quizzes on the vocab in the stories
  • for homework tomorrow:
    • finish the Setting Clues FEC: where and when and social context – give page numbers for evidence.
    • finish the Quiz B on Parts of Speech

Wednesday, February 5

Agenda:

  • Review of yesterday
  • ¬†Discuss the reading strategies
  • Watch the video on Setting
  • Read up to p. 5, halfway 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.

Tuesday, February 4

Agenda:

  • Play Free Rice or Plant the Peace for 8 – 10 minutes
  • continue with the discussion of the short story at your table. Brainstorm as many terms relating to the short story as you can and briefly define/discuss them; last day we left off with Conflict, so begin with this term.
  • When you first are given a text, such as a story, what are some reading strategies you can use to help you get through the text? list and discuss as many as possible. Work at your tables and then be prepared to share with the group.
  • Grammar: Do the Parts of Speech Quiz A¬†– not worth marks – do separately at your tables, then go over as a class. It is on the blog under Writing and Grammar 9 – you will have to type in the password – go down to Grammar Materials
  • when you are finished going over the quiz, continue with more parts of speech at this website

Friday, January 31

Agenda:

  1. Enrichment time: Free Rice or Plant the Peace
  2. 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?
  3. How can we better understand a story when we read?
  4. Some time to work on your intro-write:- remember to post it on Monday in English 9 (category) with the right tag