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Monday June 1st-Friday June 5th 2020

Hello Everyone,

We are still continuing with our online learning –with the option of in class support.

*If you have not yet handed in your Friday Writes…please do so.

*If you have not been attending Literature Circles…you need to do so.

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No Red Ink:  Writing: Embedding Evidence

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Class Meeting So I can Explain the Next Project (included at bottom of this post):  Tuesday June 2nd @ 9:00am   Some student have not been attending Literature Circle Discussions.  If you are one of these students, it is mandatory that you join this meeting.

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Literature Circle Discussions:

The Help:  Tuesday June 2nd @ 9:15am

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To Kill a Mockingbird Group 1:  Tuesday June 2nd @ 9:30am

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To Kill a Mockingbird Group 2:  Tuesday June 2nd @ 9:45

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*Please complete and upload the document below after your literature circle discussion.  It will be called “Literature Circle Debrief #2”

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As we are now done our Friday Writes (and they should be uploaded to TEAMS by now), we are starting a new novel inquiry project.

Novel Inquiry Project:  This is an inquiry based project where you will be making connections between the novel you chose to read with other literature.  Please Read the following document:

Please hand in your first task of this project by Friday June 5th.  The first task is the document below…it is the English 10 Connections Based Inquiry Project Planning Sheet:

Other Documents you will need to complete the project (and due dates will be coming the following week….)

Monday June 1st-Friday June 5th 2020

Hello Everyone,

We are still continuing with our online learning –with the option of in class support.

*If you have not yet handed in your Friday Writes…please do so.

*If you have not been attending Literature Circles…you need to do so.

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No Red Ink:  Writing: Embedding Evidence

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Literature Circle Discussions:

Block C:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas:  Monday June 1st@ 11:30am

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All The Light You Cannot See:  Monday June 1st@11:45 am

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Night:  Thursday June 4th @ 11:30am

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz:  Thursday June 4th @ 11:45 am

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Red Rising:  Thursday June 4th @ 12:00pm

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Block D:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas:  Monday June 1st@ 12:35pm

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All The Light You Cannot See:  Monday June 1st @ 12:50pm

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Night:  Thursday June 4th @ 12:35pm

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz:  Thursday June 4th @ 12:50pm

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Red Rising:  Thursday June 4th @ 1:10pm

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*Please complete and upload the document below after your literature circle discussion.  It will be called “Literature Circle Debrief #2”

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As we are now done our Friday Writes (and they should be uploaded to TEAMS by now), we are starting a new novel inquiry project.

Novel Inquiry Project:  This is an inquiry based project where you will be making connections between the novel you chose to read with other literature.  Please Read the following document:

Please hand in your first task of this project by Friday June 5th.  The first task is the document below…it is the English 10 Connections Based Inquiry Project Planning Sheet:

You will need to complete the project (and due dates will be coming the following week….)

Monday May 25th-Friday May 29th, 2020

Hello Everyone,

I hope this finds everyone safe and healthy.  It looks like they may be starting to have students return to school!

*No Red Ink:  Body Paragraphs

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Literature Circles:  Please ensure you are keeping up with your reading as well as your role sheet each week. Please join your Team meeting at he appropriate time below for your novel Literature Circle Discussion:

Block C:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas:  Thursday May 28th @ 12:30pm

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All The Light You Cannot See:  Thursday May 28th @ 12:45pm

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Night:  Thursday May 28th @ 1:00pm

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz:  Thursday May 28th @ 1:15pm

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Red Rising:  Thursday May 28th @ 1:30pm

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Please upload your role sheet to Teams and be prepared to join your group on Thursday to discuss your novel!

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Block D:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas:  Tuesday May 26th @ 1:45pm

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All The Light You Cannot See:  Tuesday May 26th @ 2:05pm

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz:  Thursday May 28th @ 1:45pm

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Red Rising:  Thursday May 28th @ 2:05pm

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Night:  Thursday May 28th @2:20pm

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Please upload your role sheet to Teams and be prepared to join your group on Thursday to discuss your novel!

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Friday Writes:

We will continue to work on our Friday Writes.  You should be working on your good, polished copy as well as your 8 drafts.  All the information was posted last week…and I will post it again (below) for your reference.  Please email me if you have any questions.  This will all be due on Friday May 29th.

* 8 completed Drafts of your Friday Writes (Uploaded onto Teams)

*Your best copy of your best Friday Write that is now edited and polished (Upload onto Teams)…make sure it has descriptive/sensory details…(you will be assessed on the rubric below)

*The Document (reflection) below (Uploaded onto Teams):

Monday May 25th-Friday May 29th 2020

Hello Everyone,

I hope this finds everyone safe and healthy.  It looks like they may be starting to have students return to school!

*No Red Ink:  Body Paragraphs

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Literature Circles:  Please ensure you are keeping up with your reading as well as your role sheet each week. Please join your Team meeting at he appropriate time below for your novel Literature Circle Discussion:

The Help:  Thursday May 28 @ 9:00am

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To Kill a Mockingbird Group 1:  Thursday May 28th @ 9:20am

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To Kill a Mockingbird Group 2:  Thursday May 29th @ 9:40

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Please upload your role sheet to Teams and be prepared to join your group on Thursday to discuss your novel!

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Friday Writes:

We will continue to work on our Friday Writes.  You should be working on your good, polished copy as well as your 8 drafts.  All the information was posted last week…and I will post it again (below) for your reference.  Please email me if you have any questions.  This will all be due on Friday May 29th.

* 8 completed Drafts of your Friday Writes (Uploaded onto Teams)

*Your best copy of your best Friday Write that is now edited and polished (Upload onto Teams)…make sure it has descriptive/sensory details…(you will be assessed on the rubric below)

*The Document (reflection) below (Uploaded onto Teams):

Tuesday May 19th-Friday May 22nd 2020

Hello Everyone!

I hope this finds everyone safe and healthy:)  I hope we are all starting to enjoy our novels and get into the groove of our literature circle roles and discussions. I also hope you all had a great long weekend!

*No Red Ink:  Topic Sentences and Body Paragraphs

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Literature Circle Discussions:

Please ensure that you have connected with your group members and that you have a reading schedule established as well as “roles” you will each have for our discussions (Discussion Director, Connector, Summarizer, Word wizard, Literary Luminary, Illustrator, etc.)

*Literature Circle Discussions

The Help:  Thursday May 21 @9:15am

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To Kill a Mockingbird Group 1:  Thursday May 21st @ 9:30am

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To Kill a Mockingbird Group 2:  Thursday May 21st @ 9:45 am

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Friday Writes:  Let’s start to look at our completing our best copy and our portfolios!  You have two weeks to work on this …the due date is Friday May 29th, 2020.  You will need to upload three documents onto Teams:

* 8 completed Drafts of your Friday Writes (Uploaded onto Teams)

*Your best copy of your best Friday Write that is now edited and polished (Upload onto Teams)…make sure it has descriptive/sensory details…(you will be assessed on the rubric below)

*The Document (reflection) below (Uploaded onto Teams):

Tuesday May 19th -Friday May 22nd, 2020

Hello Everyone!

I hope this finds everyone save and healthy:)  I hope we are all starting to enjoy our novels and get into the groove of our literature circle roles and discussions. I also hope you all had a great long weekend!

*No Red Ink:  Topic Sentences and Body Paragraphs

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Literature Circle Discussions:

Please ensure that you have connected with your group members and that you have a reading schedule established as well as “roles” you will each have for our discussions (Discussion Director, Connector, Summarizer, Word wizard, Literary Luminary, Illustrator, etc.)

*Literature Circle Discussions

Block C:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas:  Thursday May 21 @ 12:30pm

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All The Light You Cannot See:  Thursday May 21 @ 12:45

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Night:  Thursday May 21 @ 1:00pm

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz:  Thursday May 21 @ 1:15pm

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Red Rising:  Thursday May 21 @ 1:30pm

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Block D:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas:  Tuesday May 19th @ 1:45pm

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All the Light You Cannot See:  Tuesday May 19th @ 2:05pm

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz:  Thursday May 21st @ 2:05pm

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Red Rising:  Thursday May 21st @ 2:25

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Friday Writes:  Let’s start to look at our completing our best copy and our portfolios!  You have two weeks to work on this …the due date is Friday May 29th, 2020.  You will need to upload three documents onto Teams:

* 8 completed Drafts of your Friday Writes (Uploaded onto Teams)

*Your best copy of your best Friday Write that is now edited and polished (Upload onto Teams)…make sure it has descriptive/sensory details…(you will be assessed on the rubric below)

*The Document (reflection) below (Uploaded onto Teams):

Monday May 11th-Friday May 15th 2020

Hello Everyone!

I hope this finds everyone safe and healthy.  All this still seems surreal and still feels weird teaching from a distance.  Last week we started our Novel Studies and did our first literature circle discussion.  We will do the same this week…

No Red Ink:  Introductory Paragraphs and Thesis Statements

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Literature Circles:

For those of you who have still not chosen a novel –you need to do so immediately.  Novels and our literature circles are mandatory and it will be applied to your mark.  If you have not filled in the forms from the post two weeks ago, you need to do so immediately indicating what novel and group you will be reading and joining.

Literature Circles:  Please have your reading and your role sheet complete for these discussions.  Your role sheet is to be posted BEFORE the discussions on Tuesday/Thursday.  Please post it on Teams.

Literature Circle Times:

Block C:

The Boy in The Striped Pajamas:  Thursday May 14th, 12:30

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All the Light You Cannot See:  Thursday May 14th, 12:45

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Night:  Thursday May 14th, 1:00pm

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz:  Thursday May 15th, 1:15pm

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Red Rising:  Thursday May 15th, 1:30pm

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Block D

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas:  Tuesday May 12th, 1:45pm

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All the Light You Cannot See:  Tuesday May 12th, 2:00pm

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Night:  Thursday May 14th at 1:45

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz:  Thursday May 14th at 2:00pm

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Red Rising:  Thursday May 14th at 2:15 pm

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Friday Writes:  Choose one of the topics below to write on.  Make sure each draft is at least a page long.  Make sure to use sensory and descriptive details.:)

a)You live on an abandoned island, describe your morning routine

b) Describe a place from childhood that you remember fondly

c) Describe the best life lesson you have ever learned

d) If you have ‘clutter’ in your life, what is it and what are your plans for dealing with it?

 

Monday May 11th-Friday May 15th 2020

Hello Everyone!

I hope this finds everyone safe and healthy.  All this still seems surreal and still feels weird teaching from a distance.  Last week you chose a novel and hopefully took a look at who else is in your group.  You will have to connect with these students to determine your reading schedule and roles.

*If you have not yet chosen a novel, you need to do so immediately.  Your first group discussion will be this week and participation is necessary.

*Tuesday Class Meet:  please join me on Tuesday May 12th at 9:30am for a class meeting.  At this point you can ask/clarify any questions you may have regarding literature circles which we will be starting on Thursday May 14th.

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*Thursday Class Meet:  The following Book Literature Circles will take place on Thursday May 14th.  Please join your group (which is your novel choice) at the time below:

*The Help:  9:15am

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*To Kill a Mockingbird Group 1:  9:30

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*To Kill a Mockingbird Group 2:  9:45

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The Members of your group are below.  My hope is that on Tuesday’s meeting you can connect to figure out each other’s roles for Thursday’s discussion if you have not yet done so…your group should also have established a reading schedule hopefully by Tuesday…

No Red Ink:  Introductory Paragraphs and Thesis Statements


Friday Writes:  Choose one of the topics below to write on.  Make sure each draft is at least a page long.  Make sure to use sensory and descriptive details.:)

a)You live on an abandoned island, describe your morning routine

b) Describe a place from childhood that you remember fondly

c) Describe the best life lesson you have ever learned

d) If you have ‘clutter’ in your life, what is it and what are your plans for dealing with it?

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Below are all the documents that I posted last week…these are the reading schedule and role sheets that are necessary for our literature circles…each week you are responsible for your novel reading as well as a role sheet….

 

 

Tuesday May 5th, 2020

Hello Everyone,

Here are some of the documents that you will need in order to start working on our Literature Circle Readings and Discussions.

*Please aim to have your novels completed by approximately June 10th….so when you are creating your reading schedule with your group, please keep this tentative date in mind…the first document is a reading schedule.

*The remaining documents are your ‘roles’.  These roles must be rotated so that each week each member has a different role.  Depending on group size, not every role will be covered, so choose roles that will evoke discussions among your members.

For the rest of this week…your tasks:

  1.  Create a reading schedule with your group.  This means you will have to connect with your group members to arrange a time to either discuss or arrange your schedule. There is a ‘word’ document below that I will update as more students give their novel choice.  This word doc has the novel titles and what novel each student has chosen.  They are your group members if they are reading the same novel as you.
  2. Read the first section of your novel that will be necessary for your first literature circle discussion.
  3. Determine what your role will be for next week’s first Discussion which will be on Thursday May 14th.  This is a discussion that has to take place with your group.  Please be mindful that not everyone has given me their choice of novel yet so more people may be added to your group…the word documents are ‘live’ so as I add student names when they give me their choices, all of you should be able to see these additions….
  4. Each week you need to rotate roles and each do a different one…

You can start to work on your role sheet for next week (make sure you discuss with your group members first) –or you can wait to work on this till next week…as long as it is done before your discussion.  In addition, if you cannot write or type on the document –you can write your role response on a separate document (office 365 word for example). In the past, I have also had some groups create a shared document where each role each member put their role onto the group document.

Literary and Composition 10 Student Novel Choices

If I forgot anything, please let me know!

 

Monday May 4th -Friday May 8th

Hello Everyone,

*No Red Ink:  Commonly Confused Words IV and V

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Novel Study:  Literature Circle Discussions

These will take place on Thursday May 7th, 2020.  I will set them up so that each group has a time slot.  This is so that I can go into each chat…in 10-15 minutes slots…but I also know that your discussions can and should go longer than 10-15 minutes.  Your role sheets were sent to you on Wednesday April 29th (refer to last post) so you should have arranged a reading schedule as well as your roles for this weeks discussion.

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Block C:

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: (12:30-12:40pm) …you will discuss longer

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All The Light We Cannot See: (12:40-12:50pm)…you will discuss longer

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Night: (12:50-1:00pm)

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz:  (1:00-1:10pm)…you will discuss longer…

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Right now, no one is signed up for Red Rising.  If you have not yet let me know your novel choice, you need to do so immediately!!

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Block D Literary Discussion Groups Meeting Times

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (1:45-1:55)…but you may take longer

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All The Light We Cannot See (1:55-2:05)…but you may take longer

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Night (2:05-2:15) but may take longer

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The Tattooist of Auschwitz (2:15-2:25) but may take longer

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Red Rising (2:35-2:45) but may take longer

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*After your literature circle discussion, please complete the following document and post on to Teams:

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Friday Writes:

1) Something I wish would happen…

2)  The hardest thing I have ever done

3) We all make mistakes

4) An unforgettable dream…