Thursday- last day!!!

Morning everyone!

Thank you to all who will get their synthesis essays in by midnight tonight. I have to have my marks official by Monday so I need to start marking tomorrow morning! I appreciate how hard you have worked during this “continued learning” and I know it has not been an ideal learning environment. I just hope you learned something about yourself, something about others, and a skill that takes you into the next chapter of your life.

  1. Today- we will do an official Riverside reflection. Choose an artifact that showed the most growth or challenge for you (narrative, synthesis, project, characterization, etc) and reflect on your critical or creative thinking, communication skills, personal awareness, or social responsibility.
  2. Use the criteria or “I” statements from the document below.
  3. Go to your blog and download a template.
  4. Write the reflection
  5. post the artifact AND the reflection document on your blog (use “add document” for the reflection so it is easy to see)
  6. TAG it appropriately. (It can be more than one TAG 🙂
  7. NOTE: you can probably use either of the reflections you did for me already (the characterization and the project) and just tweak them a bit.

YOu are done!!!! Happy summer everyone!!!

Thursday- last day!!

Morning everyone!

Thank you for getting your narratives in on time 🙂 I am a picky marker when it comes to writing, but I can tell you I have so enjoyed your stories and little insights into your life. If we were in session, I would have them printed and mark them up with suggestions and corrections, but that is just not possible this year. And it is too complex to do it with much detail on TEAMS. Thank you for making my job so enjoyable!

  1. Today- we will do an official Riverside reflection. Choose an artifact that showed the most growth or challenge for you (narrative, synthesis, project, characterization, etc) and reflect on your critical or creative thinking, communication skills, personal awareness, or social responsibility.
  2. Use the criteria or “I” statements from the document below.
  3. Go to your blog and download a template.
  4. Write the reflection
  5. post the artifact AND the reflection document on your blog (use “add document” for the reflection so it is easy to see)
  6. TAG it appropriately. (It can be more than one TAG 🙂
  7. NOTE: you can probably use either of the reflections you did for me already (the characterization and the project) and just tweak them a bit.

YOu are done!!!! Happy summer everyone!!!

Tuesday- MLA formatting

 

MLA formatting is extremely important when doing research essays. For this essay you should have THREE sources so therefore, you will only have THREE entries in your works cited.

The three basic criteria for using MLA (English and SS use MLA, Social Sciences and Sciences use APA) is to a) give the author the credit- makes sense. b) show you are not plagiarizing c) the reader knows where to find the information

Owl Purdue is the main reference for this. Use this to help format.

You can also use Citation Machine or Scribbr

UBC’s reference list

In-text citations are the sources WITHIN your writing that reference the citations at the end of the essay.

The basic rule is that the first word in the bracket is the first word in the citations. Then you reference page number (book) or line number (poem) or time stamp (movie/youtube). If you are using a website with no pages, then you don’t need anything after the first word).

Be sure to format properly!!!

  • periods go after the bracket
  • there is no comma in the bracket
  • if you are introducing the quote with a full sentence, you must use a colon
  • if you are introducing the quote with a phrase, use a comma.
  • No Red Ink helps with learning this. Do it!!

For websites

Block quotes: more than four lines of text in your essay means you have to do block quotes. No quotation marks and introduced with a colon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note the green highlight: it shows synthesis

Tuesday

Macleans has a series of opinion pieces based on the protests and the death of George Floyd. This is one of them, but there are more short, interesting articles at the end of this article as well. If you have the time, I suggest reading a few. The content and writing style are excellent.

‘The weight of change should not rest on the shoulders of Black people’

For today, we will analyze the writing in this narrative essay.

 

Monday- Synthesis Essay

Hello there!

Reminder that your project is due by midnight tonight.

Owen- PechaKucha

I will post the International Students PechaKucha for you to watch when you can.

Synthesis Essay 

  1. Here is the assignment 
  2. No Red Ink- formatting in-text citations using MLA. Some of it may be review but I highly suggest you do it so you do it right in your essay
  3. Optional MLA formatting class- Tuesday. For those who may want some one on one, attend the class. If you can’t make it, I will record it and you can reference it later. I would suggest doing your MLA Citations immediately so you know how to format your in-text citations. Within your bracket is the first word in your Citations so if you do the Citations ASAP, you can do the in-text right away.
  4. Thesis formula- How are they the same; how are they different; so what? (the so what can be a call to action, or a strong conclusion about humanity. It can be in the introduction or the conclusion)
  5. Examples of multi-source synthesis essays

Narrative Essay

Your project is due at midnight Monday night. If you need more time, please email me and ask for an extension.

Narrative Essay:

This will be your final assignment for Honours 10 English 🙂

Monday- I will introduce the assignment and we will do a “show don’t tell” exercise.

Tuesday- we will analyze “The Boy with the Chris Pine Blue Eyes” “The Boy with the Chris Pine Blue Eyes” 

Here is the assignment:

 

There are some assignments on NO RED INK to do by Friday, June 12th.

Here are some examples of past student essays. Note how they SHOW, don’t TELL.

 

 

MOnday- discussions and Pecha Kucha

Morning!

Big day today 🙂 Remember we are meeting at 12:35 for the rest of the year.

I will ask you do do a video check in with me on either Thursday between 12:35 -1:35 OR Friday between 12:35- 1:35. Please fill in the Forms if you want Thursday or Friday and if you want the first half of the block or the second. We will have a brief chat about your project. If you want to talk some more, we can schedule another appointment. Appointment Sign Up

Ben and Tobiasz are doing their PechaKucha first (I WILL remember)

Discussion document is posted on TEAMS under assignments. Here is the FORMS

When you are done discussing the book, share your ideas for the project with each other. Help each other out 🙂

Monday- Discussion

Morning everyone

Remember class is now at 10:05.

I will ask you do do a video check in with me on either Thursday between 10:05-11:15  OR Friday between 10:05-11:15. Please fill in the Forms if you want Thursday or Friday and if you want the first half of the block or the second. We will have a brief chat about your project. If you want to talk some more, we can schedule another appointment.

Appointment Sign Up

The discussion document is on TEAMS under assignments. Here is the FORMS link- please do it when you are done your discussions.

After your discussions, discuss your project with your group. Take turns describing what you are going to do and get ideas and feedback from others.

I will not be available tomorrow as my son is graduating and I will be with him all day 🙂 But I am available all day today and Wed-Friday of this week. And the weekend, really 🙂

Friday- Lens discussion + Final Project

After I have explained your project, you are to get into your groups, post the new lens paragraph to the padlet and discuss.

When you are done, choose your BEST paragraph to hand in for marks on TEAMS. Ask the people in your group which is more insightful and interesting.

Decide on the roles for Monday’s discussion. It will be marked out of 10 and it will be self assessed on FORMS. I will look to your document as evidence of your number.

As for assessment, there have been some number changes (which I think you will prefer):

___ /100 (divided by 50 points for the report card)

  • Participation and preparedness for Monday Discussions- /25 (now 20 marks as I will take your lowest mark off)
  • Tech Assignment + reflection #1-  /25
  • Literary lens and connection questions- /20 (now out of 15)
  • Tech assignment + reflection #2-  /30 (now out of 40 – 30 plus 5 and 5 for the two reflections)

Here is the final project: