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Thursday January 14th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Silent Reading

*Reminder:  Background Information Infograph is due Friday January 15th.

*Reminder: Wednesday Write Portfolio and Best Write is due on Monday January 18th.

*Reminder:  Poetry Test will be on Tuesday January 19th.  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…)

Poetry:

*Kahoot:  To Review our poetry terms

*Novels:  Connections –How do our novels connect to other literature we have read this quarter.  On an Orange piece of paper, write down the title of your novel on one half of the paper.  On the other half of the paper, write down some of the titles of other literature we have studied.  Draw a line connecting the novel title to each of the titles of the other literature.  On the line, write how the two pieces of literature are connected.

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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 Monday January 18th (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 Wednesday January 20th

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Literature and Document Part 2:  Due Friday January 22nd

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Final Project Due: Tuesday January 26th

fingers crossed these dates work…

Wednesday January 13th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Reminder:  Background Information Infograph is due Friday January 15th.

*Reminder: Wednesday Write Portfolio and Best Write is due on Monday January 18th.

*Reminder:  Poetry Test will be on Tuesday January 19th.  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…)

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Novels:

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.

*When you are done, touch base with your partners to work on your Background Infograph assignment.

*Prepare your role for your next Literature Circle Discussion on Friday January 15th.

*Work on Wednesday Writes

 

Tuesday January 12th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Silent Reading (15-20 minutes)

*Rhythm and Meter

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Novel:

*Literature Circle Discussions: you will be meeting with your group to have your 3rd Discussion

*Background Information Assignment:  you will have time to work on this with your partners.

*Reminder:  Wednesday Writes…your 5th draft is due tonight.  Your Portfolio and Best copy are due on Monday January 18th.

*Reminder:  Your Background Information Assignment is due on Friday January 15th.

Monday January 11th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Silent Reading (15-20 minutes)

*Poetry:  I Hear America Singing/I Too American Sing/This is America

I would like you to create a 3-Way Venn Diagram for these three poems.  These will be done on paper and placed on the back bulletin board.  You can do these on your own or in a group of 2-3.

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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.

*Please prepare your role for tomorrow’s Literature Circle Discussion

*Background Information Infograph Assignment:  you will have time to get together as a group to work on this…

Friday January 8th, 2021

Good Afternoon!

*Silent Reading (15-20 minutes)

*Poetry:  I Hear America Singing/I Too American Sing

https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/31/opinions/walt-whitman-200th-birthday-karbiener/index.html

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/what-langston-hughes-powerful-poem-i-too-americas-past-present-180960552/

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Novels:

*Literature Circle Discussions

*Background Information Infograph Assignment:  Your group will have time to meet and work on this collaboratively.

Thursday January 7th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

*Today we will be starting off with the Poetry Terms Quiz

*Background Information Infograph:  After our quiz, I would like to give you time to get together with your partners to work on your Background information infograph assignment.

*Please ensure your role sheet for your Literature circle discussion is prepared for tomorrow.  If time, we can work on these at the end of class….

Wednesday January 6th, 2020

Good Afternoon!

Sorry I was not here with you all yesterday!

*Silent Reading (20 minutes)

*No Red Ink (20 minutes)

-Semicolons and Colons/Body Paragraphs

*Wednesday Writes

  1. The pursuit of freedom involves change.
  2. Determination
  3. Forming meaningful connections may enrich lives
  4. A scary story or experience

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*Literature Circle Discussions

*Background Information Infograph (If time)….

Tuesday January 5th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

*Head’s Up:  reminder that your poetry terms quiz is on Thursday January 7th.  The terms were re-posted yesterday.

*Silent Reading (20 minutes)

*The Shakespearean Sonnet: please complete the following two documents and be prepared to discuss tomorrow….

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*Create a Venn Diagram comparing the two Shakespearean Sonnets

*Question:  Why do you think I get you to do so many Venn Diagrams? 🙂

____________________________BRAIN BREAK_________________________(3-5 minutes)

Novel:  You should have your ‘role reading for your Literature Circle Discussion.  Please sit in the same area your group did on Monday Jan. 4th (being mindful of desks and not touching etc.).  The role sheets were all posted yesterday

*Literature Circle Discussion:  Each of you should be prepared with your role and ready to participate.  When your group is done, you should figure out your role for our next Literature Circle Discussion which will be on Friday January 8th.

*Background Information Infographic:  We will figure out our ‘groups’ on Wednesday, but you can each individually start to research for this assignment.

***All Quiet on the Western Front*** I realized questions for your novel were not on the assignment sheet.  I put these questions onto Teams in your channel.

*If still time, you can start to prepare your role sheet for Friday’s Literature Circle Discussion.

Monday January 4th, 2020

Good Morning!

*Head’s Up:  You should be studying your poetry terms…we will be having a poetry quiz on the terms in the next week.

*Kahoot

*Three Venn Diagram:  some of these may not have been completed before the winter break….  I hope you all did finish your three way Venn Diagram on: What Do I Remember of the evacuation, Caged Bird, and Walking on Two Sides of an Invisible Border

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*Lyric Poetry

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*Create a Venn Diagram comparing/contrasting the two poems:  Caged Bird by Maya Angelou and Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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We may not get to the Shakespearean Sonnet until tomorrow….

*The Shakespearean Sonnet

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*Create a Venn Diagram comparing the two Shakespearean Sonnets

*Question:  Why do you think I get you to do so many Venn Diagrams? 🙂

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Novels:

*You will have time to get together to make a reading plan (if not already done so) as well as Literature Circle Roles:  Please plan to have two discussions a week. Please discuss with your group what role you will complete for your first discussion…

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Friday December 18th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

*Reminders:

a)  Create a reading schedule with your novel group.  I will create channels on Teams so that you can communicate with each other

b) Ensure that any missing work is handed in…my marks have to be submitted the day after we return.  I will be doing report cards over the winter break.

c)  Ensure that you review “poetry terms” as we will have a quiz on these upon our return.

Have a Great Winter Break!! Stay Safe, Healthy, enjoy your families and get rested:)!!

* “What Do I Remember of the Evacuation”

http://www.joykogawa.ca/what-do-you-remember-of-the-evacuation.html

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*After knowing more about that Japanese internment and the author, what meaning does this add to the poem itself?

 

http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2016/09/22/history-sept-22-1988-apology-to-japanese-canadians-of-wwii/

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/rare-views-of-japanese-canadian-internment-19-images-remembering-one-of-canadas-darkest-hours

https://learning.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ePubFaShRacRedJap.pdf

https://www.poetryinvoice.com/poems/walking-both-sides-invisible-border

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*What did we learn about Residential Schools?

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*Analyzing Poems:  In groups, you will be going through the analyzing poetry resource and applying it to the three poems we studied:  “Walking on two Sides of the Border”, “What do I remember of the Evacuation”, and “Caged Bird”.  We will do this on larger paper so we can post/gallery walk

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Online Learners (A-L)

*Make sure your Essay is complete and uploaded to Teams.  It is now late!

*If you have not chosen a novel, please sign up on the word document from yesterday’s post.

*Please work on your Wednesday Write to ensure it is complete.

*Please continue to work on “No Red Ink”.

Get any outstanding work in

Have a Great Winter Break!!!