Category Archives: English 12

Monday June 15th-Friday June 19th 2020

Hello Everyone,

*Just a reminder that your Connections Based Inquiry Novel project is due on Monday June 15th.  Please ensure it is in on time as it is a tight timeline for report cards…

*During our class meeting last week I said we would have a class meeting on Monday.  I will have to change this to TUESDAY.  I realized after that many of you will have your time slots for commencement so I don’t want to double book you!

So please join me for a Teams meeting on Tuesday June 16th

C Block:  Tuesday June 16th @ 11:30am

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D Block:  Tuesday June 16th @ 12:35

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Your assignment for the week:

You are to write a Core Competency Reflection.  This Core Competency Reflection is to be on the process of creating your Connections Based Inquiry Novel Project and/or your end product.  You can choose which competency you will reflect on (based on reading about the competencies in the document below.)  You are to refer to the document Below to help guide you in your reflection…

Once you have read how to do a self assessment, you are to complete the document below (you can choose to do it on either Word or PDF).

*You are to post this core competency reflection on your blog with the appropriate TAG (refer to document “How to assess Using Core Competency”….

*I would also like you to upload this on to Teams…

Monday June 8th 2020

Good Morning Everyone,

*Please follow along with your Connections Based Inquiry Novel and please pay close attention to deadlines.  It is imperative that you get things in on time so that I can mark and start to get report cards ready (as the office needs these…so please do not push the deadlines back  –especially the final project date of Monday June 15th.

Please also ensure you do log into our Teams meetings…the links are all on the previous post.

A Block:  Tuesday at 9am

C Block:  Monday at 11:30 am

D Block:  Monday at 12:35

*LATE WORK:  Any late work needs to come in ASAP.  The deadline I have for any late work including Friday Writes is Thursday June 11th.  I need time to mark these assignments and add them into MYED for reporting purposes…and most of these assignments at that point would be at least two weeks late.

Monday June 8th-Friday June 12

Hello Everyone,

*Please Join me Monday for a class Teams meeting during what would be our class time.  This is to answer questions about the novel, discuss year-end items, as well a few other housekeeping items.  This is a mandatory meeting so please ensure you attend.

C Block: Monday  June 8th, 2020 @ 11:30am

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D Block: Monday June 8th, 2020 @ 12:35pm

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*No Red Ink:  No new assignment.  Please ensure that you are up to date and finish off as much as you can by Friday June 12th.

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Connections Based Inquiry Novel Project

*Your final Project is Due Monday June 15th.

*Your Proposal is Due Friday June 5th

*Connection Based Inquiry Novel Project Literature and Document Part 1 is Due on Monday June 8th.

*Connections Based Inquiry Novel Project Literature and Document Part 2 is Due on Wednesday June 9th.

 

Friday June 5th 2020

Hey Everyone,

For those of you who missed Literature Circles this week…I want you to join me tomorrow during our class time.  During Lit. Circles this week, I went over the project so some of you may have questions if you did not make it to your discussion…If you are in class you will get this live:)

C Block:  Friday June 5th @ 11:30

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D Block:  Friday June 5th @ 12:35

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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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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):

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 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…

Wednesday April 29th, 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 5th….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 will be two Office 365 Word documents below –one for Block C and one for Block D.  These word docs have the novel titles and what novel each student has chosen.
  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 June 7th.  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….

You can start to work on your role sheet for next week –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.

If I forgot anything, please let me know!

Block C Student Novel Choices

Block D Student Novel Choices