Homework Check:

  1. No Red Ink
  2. Fractured Poetry

This class (English 10) is about exploring the Human Condition.

  • In your group, discuss what it means to be human.
  • How can literature/media/images explore the human condition??
  • Media: watch the videos shown in class. What do they say about humanity? How do they say it?
  • Exit slip: What is your favourite film/movie/TV show that explores the human condition and WHY do you say that?


Devices Deluge

Before we get deep into the analysis of writing, you should know many poetic devices found in poetry and prose. Today is a “devices deluge” day. Know what they are and what they mean by the end of the block.

poetry_terminology_12– Here is the terms you need to know for English 12

  1. Quizlet test done as a group (not for marks)
  2. How are you going to learn the definitions and how to recognize them in writing? In your group, learn them all in whatever way works for you and your group. Flashcards? Notes? Youtube videos? Discussions?
  3. If you feel confident you know the definitions, begin finding examples and teach them to each other.
  4. Redo the test (individually) and aim for the better mark. The marks will be added up in your group and the winning group gets…. jujubes?? Glory?? The point is to help each other learn so you all succeed.  (for marks)
  5. Test #3- recognize the concept in writing (not for marks…. yet)

Friday- Personal Profiles

Hello everyone

Today we are going to do a “Personal Profile” as required by many post-secondary institutions, jobs, etc.

I will use the format that UBC uses for their admission process as it is reflective of many other establishments.

Look in your email for the English 12 OneNote. If you can’t find it, I will add it for you. See me.

Here is the assignment: Personal Profile

Use this block to complete the writing assignment AND No Red Ink AND your Fractured Poetry blog post. Everything is due by Monday.

Here is the workshops you can choose from for the Writers Festival. Choose ONE in the morning slot and ONE in the afternoon slot.


Welcome Back!!

Welcome to English 12.

  1. Here is the syllabus: English 12 Overview- Student copy. Make it your first file in your English 12 folder on your device.

2. Get to know names activity

3. Group Discussion

4. No Red Ink- create an account with the code “purple land 6”. Do the assignment on commonly confused words. Due Friday

5. Please bring in an object on Thursday that represents you OR an experience you have had. If you forget, you will have to improvise which will be less effective. Put it in your phone as a reminder!!!

Welcome Back!!

Welcome back everyone!

This is where I post all the assignments and instructions for the day. Check here everyday, especially if you are sick or absent.

  1. Syllabus: English 10 Overview 2019. This is your first file for your English 10 folder on your device. Save it 🙂

2. Kahoot!!! (test your literature and grammar knowledge)

3. No Red Ink- create an account using the password I have displayed on the board. (Block A is “elastic coat 52” and Block B is “rich jam 84”)

Do the first assignment (rules for capitalization for political parties, academic subjects and ethnicity) It is due by Friday at the latest. 

4. You must bring an object that represents you on Thursday. It should not be too big, or breakable. If you forget, you will have to search through your bag for something but it will be harder to do this assignment. Remember to bring something that represents who you are or an experience you have encountered.

Synthesis Essay- all you need!

On Tuesday, we will begin brainstorming for this essay AFTER we go over “The Watch”.

Tomorrow will be group review

For extra reading (if you want) Silence- Short Story

Timeline for the next three weeks:

Tuesday- C and C Assignment 10 ’19 S’2

Compare and Contrast- outline Block

Wednesday (review for the test and continue brainstorming)

Thursday-Thesis Statements for C and C Gr. 10 alt

Friday- test and continue working on thesis

Monday- Begin outline

Tuesday- outline

Wednesday-Tuesday- Write in class!!!!

Here are the links you need to write:

Examples of synthesis essays (good and bad): 

Introduction examples for compare and contrast

Developing Examples Gr.10 IH and SF

Example of intro and body for Danger and Help

Example Synthesis Essay – TKAM & TH


Quotations Reference Sheet

Quotes for practice formatting


Rubric for compare and contrast essay