Monthly Archives: September 2019

Monday September 30th, 2019

Good Afternoon,

On Friday, we did our Friday Writes as well as watching the movie “2081”

*Today we will work on our three way venn diagrams…and go over.

*Building Understanding:  Please complete a “Building Understanding” for the short story “Harrison Bergeron”.  The essential questions are on the back bulletin board…

After watching a movie or listening to a TEDtalk or reading a piece of literature

*Please post your Building Understanding

*NelsonBUharrisonbergeronD

-We will start to read a new short story “Forgiveness in Families”.  We will read this aloud…

*Discussion Question:

  1.  Which has the greater influence on child development, heredity or environment?
  2. This story explores issues such as sibling rivalry, lifestyles, jealousy, conformity and spiritual beliefs.  Were there any of these issues that touched you the most and why?

Short Story Summary

Monday September 30th, 2019

Good Morning!

In groups, look for devices and humour used in Stuart MacLean’s “Dave Cooks a Turkey”.  On office 365 or whatever you may choose, find examples of humour throughout the short story.  What techniques did Maclean use to create humour?

How Stuart McLean helped define us

*Quick search: The role of men and women in the Victorian Era…What would it have been like to be a man or a woman living during the Victorian Era?  Search out the history of this time period then answer this question….

*Read aloud the short story “The Waltz”.

*Write a few paragraphs from the short story “The Waltz” but from the perspective of the man 🙂

*You were asked to write a few paragraphs from the man’s perspective –anyone want to share theirs aloud??

* We will read the short story “Borders” by Thomas King

Friday September 27th, 2019

Good Morning!

Friday Writes

Tell about a childhood experience that helped you to grow up.

A comic or ridiculous misunderstanding with another person.

*We did not have a chance to finish listening to “Dave Cooks a Turkey” so we will finish the story today.

In groups, look for devices and humour used in Stuart MacLean’s “Dave Cooks a Turkey”.  On office 365 or whatever you may choose, find examples of humour throughout the short story.  What techniques did Maclean use to create humour?

How Stuart McLean helped define us

*Quick search: The role of men and women in the Victorian Era…What would it have been like to be a man or a woman living during the Victorian Era?  Search out the history of this time period then answer this question….

*Read aloud the short story “The Waltz”.

*Write a few paragraphs from the short story “The Waltz” but from the perspective of the man 🙂

Thursday September 26th, 2019

Good Morning!

*Allusions in “The Most Dangerous Game

*The art of story telling

 

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/vinyl-cafe/episode/11221890

*”Dave Cooks a Turkey”: audio

https://soundcloud.com/cbc-radio-one/vinyl-cafe-dave-cooks-the

*Print Copy of the short story “Dave Cooks a Turkey” below…

Download

How Stuart McLean helped define us

What Rhetorical devices can you use to help you add humour in your writing?  Refer to rhetorical devices resource and as a group, brainstorm

Wednesday September 25th, 2019

Good Morning!

*Reminder:  Synthesis Essays are Due today (Wednesday September 25th).  Please bring in a PAPER copy of your essay.  Print it out before you get to class.

Tag:  Nelsonsynthesis2019FallA

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*No Red Ink:  Building Compound and Complex Sentences 4-7

*Go over the Comprehension Questions from Yesterday on “The Most Dangerous Game”.

“The Most Dangerous Game”:  Writing activity.   This story ends with an indeterminate ending.  Write a paragraph that would continue after the last paragraph of the story to illustrate how you see the story would go…Anyone want to read their story aloud?!

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/vinyl-cafe/episode/11221890

*”Dave Cooks a Turkey”: audio

https://soundcloud.com/cbc-radio-one/vinyl-cafe-dave-cooks-the

How Stuart McLean helped define us

What Rhetorical devices can you use to help you add humour in your writing?  Refer to rhetorical devices resource and as a group, brainstorm

Tuesday September 24th, 2019

Good Afternoon!

-Yesterday, we worked on a “Building Understanding” on the short story “House”.  This Building understanding will also be posted to your Edublog:

*Tag:  BUHouseFall2019D

*Self-Assessment:  core competencies –on the process of writing your paragraph on “Sam the Athlete”.

We are starting a new short story “Harrison Bergeron”

*Brainstorm:  What are rights and freedoms that you believe every human should have?

*The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

http://publications.gc.ca/collections/Collection/CH37-4-3-2002E.pdf

-We will be starting a new short story “Harrison Bergeron” and we will read this aloud as a class.

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-2081

 

 

Tuesday September 24th, 2019

Good Morning,

*We will start class with our quiz on Prose Fiction Terms, What is style and Rhetorical Devices “arguments” section.

*Reminder:  Synthesis Essays are Due Wednesday September 25th.  Please bring in a PAPER copy of your essay.  Print it out before you get to class.

Tag:  Nelsonsynthesis2019FallA

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*The Most Dangerous Game:  Character Chart

https://sd43bcca-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/jenelson_sd43_bc_ca/EYr1wVZeufxItdbCAGCgRmkBmWUetQFcX3g3768uq4Jsqw?e=Trxm7i

*The Most Dangerous Game:  Comprehension Questions

“The Most Dangerous Game”:  Writing activity.   This story ends with an indeterminate ending.  Write a paragraph that would continue after the last paragraph of the story to illustrate how you see the story would go…

*The art of story telling

 

https://www.cbc.ca/listen/shows/vinyl-cafe/episode/11221890

*”Dave Cooks a Turkey”: audio

https://soundcloud.com/cbc-radio-one/vinyl-cafe-dave-cooks-the

Monday September 23rd, 2019

Good Afternoon!

You should have your paragraphs ready to hand in on Monday September 23rd.  I want these printed out on paper, double spaced and using a 12 font.

*You should also post this paragraph to your Edublog.  please make sure to categorize your paragraph under English 10 and give the tag below…

*Tag:  NelsonSAFall2019

*Last week, we read the short story “House”…below

-we will work on a short story summary sheet for the short story “House”

-Non-Fiction Articles on housing

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Building Understanding” and connected our short story “House” to some non-fiction articles and photo depictions of how children throughout the world live.  You were to choose one of these options and complete a “Building Understanding”. You have approximately 15 minutes to work on either your short story summary and/or your Building Understanding….

*We will go over the short story summary.

-This Building understanding will also be posted to your Edublog:

*Tag:  BUHouseFall2019D

-share some of the questions that you connected to…

*Self-Assessment:  core competencies –on the process of writing your paragraph on “Sam the Athlete”.

-If time internet search:  How do people live in other parts of the world.  Choose one country and investigate.