Category Archives: English 12

Tuesday September 28th, 2020

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

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Please Complete the two worksheets on Borders below:

*Concept Map:  This is a tool that will help you prepare for your short story test….it will help you see the connections between stories…

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Monday September 28th, 2020

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*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”.

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

*We looked at gender roles…looking at gender roles in “The Waltz”.  What did you all learn about gender roles in the Victorian era? Discuss

*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

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Thursday September 24th, 2020

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*Today, we are starting with our quiz on short story and rhetorical (arguments) terms.

*Peer Editing of Synthesis Essay

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

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?

https://ottawacitizen.com/opinion/columnists/rudyk-stuart-mclean-helped-define-whats-great-about-being-canadian

 

Wednesday September 23rd, 2020

Good Morning!

Reminder:  Prose Fiction terms and Rhetorical Arguments quiz on Thursday September 24th.

*No Red Ink:  Building Compound and Complex Sentences 1-4

*Wednesday Writes:

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

A comic or ridiculous misunderstanding with another person.

*Allusions in “The Most Dangerous Game

*Any difficulty with comprehension questions in “The Most Dangerous Game”

*How are our drafts for our synthesis essay going?

Tuesday September 22nd, 2020

Good Morning!

*Reminder:  your synthesis essay draft should be completed by Thursday September 24th, 2020

*Reminder:  You have a quiz on Thursday September 24 on the prose fiction terms, ‘arguments’ of rhetorical device document, and ‘what is style’ document.

*Reminder:  Your Wednesday Write should be uploaded to Teams some time today Tuesday September 22nd.

-We started a new short story yesterday but didn’t get a chance to finish reading it…

Most Dangerous Game Short Story below:

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*The Most Dangerous Game:  Character Chart

*The Most Dangerous Game:  Comprehension Questions

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*Allusions in “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…

*Time to work on our Synthesis essay on Long Long After School and A Teacher’s Rewards

 

Monday September 21st, 2020

Good Morning!

*Reminders:  “Identities” paragraph should be complete and uploaded to Teams.  You can also publish this onto your edublog using the TAG

NelsonIdentitiesQ12020

Reminder:  Your draft of “Wednesday Write” should be uploaded by Tuesday September 22nd.

Reminder:  Prose and rhetorical devices quiz on Thursday September 24th.

Kahoot:

https://create.kahoot.it/v2/details/429c0425-2a61-4dcf-9bcf-cf0b2fd68df5

https://create.kahoot.it/v2/details/55cc03ae-0b71-4b07-9ee1-948294d49bf1

On Friday, you had time to work on your synthesis essay.  The essay topics and outline are below…

*Essay topics for our synthesis essay

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*We are starting a new short story today

Most Dangerous Game Pre-Reading Activity below:

Most Dangerous Game Short Story below:

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Friday September 18th, 2020

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*Rhetorical Devices and Strategies:  these are terms you also need to know for a quiz

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*How are we making out with our paragraphs on “Identities”:  time to peer edit and review.

*Essay topics for our synthesis essay

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Kahoots:)

-claims and arguments

-fallacies

-We are starting a new short story today

Most Dangerous Game Pre-Reading Activity below:

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Most Dangerous Game Short Story below:

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Wednesday September 16th, 2020

Good Morning!

Today we are starting “No Red Ink”

No Red Ink:  You will get a username and password to log into No Red Ink.  You will be navigated to put in your pop culture interests…You will then have an assignment to work on….sentence fragments.


Wednesday Writes:  we will spend time each Wednesday writing.  This writing will mostly be focused on ‘compositions’.  This is an opportunity for you to be creative, reflective and critical with your own writing.

Narrative Writing

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Topics:

*The biggest misunderstanding

*The difficult decision


*We are starting a new short story “Long Long After School”.

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*Find Examples of ‘Irony’

Complete the document below as a group on office 365:

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How are Wes and Ms. Trethway alike?  Venn Diagram:  Synthesis

Tuesday September 15th, 2020

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It was great getting to know you all a little better yesterday! We read the short story “Identities” and worked on the Yes/No Chart (below)

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*Group Activity:  Each Group will identify a different lens.  Each group will have a different lens.  Your task is to identify how the story could be interpreted based on the lens your group is responsible for…

Persuasive Writing

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What techniques are used in these?

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Some resources I want you to think of as you transform your paragraph template into a rough draft:

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You will have time to write your outline and rough draft of your paragraph on “Identities”.

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*Find Examples of ‘Irony’

Complete the document below as a group on office 365:

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How are Wes and Ms. Trethway alike?  Venn Diagram:  Synthesis

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