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Thursday April 15, 2021

Good Afternoon!

Light Yellow Paper: 

1) put your novel title at the top

2) Find and write 5 quotes in your novel up to where you have read so far that pertain to the theme conflict.

3) Briefly write down the significance of this quote in relation to the book/theme.

Light Pink Paper:

1) put your novel title at the top

2) Find and write 5 quotes in your novel up to where you have read so far that pertain to the theme identity.

3) Briefly write down the significance of this quote in relation to the book/theme.

*Inquiry Projects:  you have time to work on these projects

*Late assignments:  you have time to work on these and get them in!

Tuesday April 13th, 2021

Good Afternoon,

*Head’s Up:  Poetry Test Wednesday  April 14th.  Please study the following…

-poetry terms (this should be review)

-rhythm and meter

-Poems: Because I Could Not Stop for Death, My Mistress’ Eyes, Shall I Compare Thee, I Hear America Singing, I Too Sing America, This is America, What Do I Remember of the Evacuation, Caged Bird, Walking on Both Sides of an Invisible Border.

-The test is a mix of  fill in the response, short answer, multiple choice, synthesis questions and a paragraph.

-There will be a ‘sight poem’ one that we have not studied in class.  This poem will have multiple choice questions and a paragraph response (so you may want to look at the paragraph writing template as a refresher…)


Silent Reading;  20 minutes

Novel Study:

*Thinking about our Novels

  1.  Blue Paper:  Write “I wonder” statements for your novels.  What are some ideas or messages that you wonder about from reading your novel?
  2. Pink Paper:  Write “I learned” statements.  What are some things…facts or otherwise about your novel, history or other that you have learned.
  3. Yellow Paper:  Write “I connected” statements.  What are some ways that you have connected the novel you are reading to your own life, other books/stories etc. you have read, or the world at large?
  4. Purple Paper:  Write the title of your novel down and a “Theme Statement” to represent your novel.

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Time to Work:

  1.  Novel Inquiry Project
  2. Late and/or missing assignments

Monday April 12th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Head’s Up:  Poetry Test Wednesday  April 14th.  Please study the following…

-poetry terms (this should be review)

-rhythm and meter

-Poems: Because I Could Not Stop for Death, My Mistress’ Eyes, Shall I Compare Thee, I Hear America Singing, I Too Sing America, This is America, What Do I Remember of the Evacuation, Caged Bird, Walking on Both Sides of an Invisible Border.

-The test is a mix of  fill in the response, short answer, multiple choice, synthesis questions and a paragraph.

-There will be a ‘sight poem’ one that we have not studied in class.  This poem will have multiple choice questions and a paragraph response (so you may want to look at the paragraph writing template as a refresher…)

*Silent Reading (20 minutes) do we need time to read still? 

You have work to do:

  1.  Some of you are not up to date with your assignments.  Please ensure that your Best Wednesday Write, Portfolio, and Novel Background Infograph are complete and submitted on to Teams.
  2. You have time to work on your Novel Inquiry Project.  I have posted it below again just in case:)

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:

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Planning Sheet: Please hand in your first task of this project by the end of class on Friday April 9th (you will have class time to work on/complete.) The first task is the document below…it is the English 12 Connections Based Inquiry Project Planning Sheet:

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Literature and Document Part 1:  Due Tuesday April 13th

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Literature and Document Part 2:  Due Friday April16th

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Final Project Due: Monday and Tuesday April 19th and 20th

Monday and Tuesday April 12th and 13th, 2021

Good Morning!

*Head’s Up:  Some of you have late assignments…please try to get them in…

Literary Analysis: the novels are class are studying touch upon the themes of conflict and  identity.  Your task is to find quotes in your novel that demonstrate examples of these two themes.

Light Yellow Paper: 

1) put your novel title at the top

2) Find and write 5 quotes in your novel up to where you have read so far that pertain to the theme conflict.

3) Briefly write down the significance of this quote in relation to the book/theme.

Light Pink Paper:

1) put your novel title at the top

2) Find and write 5 quotes in your novel up to where you have read so far that pertain to the theme identity.

3) Briefly write down the significance of this quote in relation to the book/theme.

*Novel Inquiry Project:  you have time to work on this…the project is below in case you need to still need it…this is also your time to get feedback from peers/Ms. Nelson!

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:

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Planning Sheet: Please hand in your first task of this project by the end of class on Thursday/Friday April 8th/9th(you will have class time to work on/complete.) The first task is the document below…it is the English 12 Connections Based Inquiry Project Planning Sheet:

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Literature and Document Part 1:  Due Monday/Tuesday April 12th/13th.

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Literature and Document Part 2:  Due Thursday/Friday April 15th/16th

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Final Project Due: Monday/Tuesday April 19th and 20th.

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Online Learners:

*Please ensure late assignments are submitted

*Continue to work on your Inquiry  Project

Friday April 9th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Sorry I wasn’t here yesterday!

*Head’s Up:  Poetry Test next Wednesday  April 14th.  Please study the following…

-poetry terms (this should be review)

-rhythm and meter

-Poems: Because I Could Not Stop for Death, My Mistress’ Eyes, Shall I Compare Thee, I Hear America Singing, I Too Sing America, This is America, What Do I Remember of the Evacuation, Caged Bird, Walking on Both Sides of an Invisible Border.

-The test is a mix of  fill in the response, short answer, multiple choice, synthesis questions and a paragraph.

-There will be a ‘sight poem’ one that we have not studied in class.  This poem will have multiple choice questions and a paragraph response (so you may want to look at the paragraph writing template as a refresher…)

*Silent Reading (20 minutes)

*Literature Circle Discussion:  We will be meeting in our groups to have our discussions…

*Poetry:  I Hear America Singing/I Too American Sing/This is America:  please complete a 3 Way Venn Diagram for the two poems and music video we looked at during Wednesday’s class.  You can do this digitally or on a piece of paper….(20 -25 minutes?)  Did we do this yesterday and do we need to go over this?

*Brain Break (5 minutes)

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*You have time to work on your Novel Inquiry Project.  I have posted it below again just in case:)

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:

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Planning Sheet: Please hand in your first task of this project by the end of class on Friday April 9th (you will have class time to work on/complete.) The first task is the document below…it is the English 12 Connections Based Inquiry Project Planning Sheet:

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Literature and Document Part 1:  Due Tuesday April 13th

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Literature and Document Part 2:  Due Friday April16th

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Final Project Due: Monday and Tuesday April 19th and 20th

Thursday April 8th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Head’s Up:  Poetry Test next Wednesday  April 14th.  Please study the following…

-poetry terms (this should be review)

-rhythm and meter

-Poems: Because I Could Not Stop for Death, My Mistress’ Eyes, Shall I Compare Thee, I Hear America Singing, I Too Sing America, This is America, What Do I Remember of the Evacuation, Caged Bird, Walking on Both Sides of an Invisible Border.

-The test is a mix of  fill in the response, short answer, multiple choice, synthesis questions and a paragraph.

-There will be a ‘sight poem’ one that we have not studied in class.  This poem will have multiple choice questions and a paragraph response (so you may want to look at the paragraph writing template as a refresher…)

*Silent Reading (20 minutes)

*Literature Circle Discussion:  Please prepare your role sheet for Friday’s discussion. (10- 15 minutes)

*Poetry:  I Hear America Singing/I Too American Sing/This is America:  please complete a 3 Way Venn Diagram for the two poems and music video we looked at during Wednesday’s class.  You can do this digitally or on a piece of paper….(20 -25 minutes?)

*Brain Break (5 minutes)

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*You have time to work on your Novel Inquiry Project.  I have posted it below again just in case:)

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:

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Planning Sheet: Please hand in your first task of this project by the end of class on Friday April 9th (you will have class time to work on/complete.) The first task is the document below…it is the English 12 Connections Based Inquiry Project Planning Sheet:

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Literature and Document Part 1:  Due Tuesday April 13th

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Literature and Document Part 2:  Due Friday April16th

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Final Project Due: Monday and Tuesday April 19th and 20th