Category Archives: English 12

Tuesday October 19th, 2021

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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

Monday October 18th, 2021

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* “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?

*Go through the analyzing poetry resource for “What do I Remember of the Evacuation.”

*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

Tuesday October 11th, 2021

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I hope you all had a good long weekend!

*We will be starting our Poetry Unit…

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*Analyzing Poetry:  Choose an appropriate song –one that you connect with.  You will analyze your song following the steps in the “Analyzing Poetry” resource.

a)  Find the lyrics to your song –copy/paste to a word doc

b)  analyze your song with the steps in analyzing poetry…

Wednesday October 6th, 2021

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*Reminder: Test on Thursday October 7th, 2021

*Reminder:  Synthesis Essay Due on Friday October 8th, 2021

*No Red Ink:  Building Compound and Complex Sentences 5-8

*Synthesis Essays?

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*Analyzing Poetry:  Choose an appropriate song –one that you connect with.  You will analyze your song following the steps in the “Analyzing Poetry” resource.

Tuesday October 5th, 2021

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*Reminder: Test on Thursday October 7th, 2021

*Reminder:  Synthesis Essay due on Friday October 8th, 2021

*I will give you 30 minutes to work on your essays.  My hope is that you will have a peer look over what you have so far and give you some feedback on the direction that you are going…..

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*Analyzing Poetry:  Choose an appropriate song –one that you connect with.  You will analyze your song following the steps in the “Analyzing Poetry” resource.

Monday October 4th, 2021

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*Your short story test will be on Thursday October 7th, 2021

What to prepare:

Stories on Test:

1)Identities                              2)  Long Long After School

3) A Teachers’ Rewards         4) The Most Dangerous Game

5) The Waltz                             6) Borders

7) Dave Cooks a Turkey

-know your prose fiction terms  and how to apply terms to the short stories

-Short Answers including synthesis questions between the stories

-1 new story with multiple choice and a paragraph (so review the paragraph template).

*”Dave Cooks a Turkey”: audio

https://soundcloud.com/search?q=dave%20cooks%20the%20turkey

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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://youtu.be/doKRZM_Uvko

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

*Synthesis Essays:  You have time to work on these…

 

 

Friday October 1st, 2021

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*Today, classes are only an hour long for the Terry Fox Run.

*Head’s Up:  Short Story Test will be on Thursday October 7th, 2021

*Head’s Up:  Synthesis essays…you should be working on these!

*Friday Writes:

  1.  It takes courage to stand alone
  2. Sometimes the best gifts are the ones we weren’t expecting

*Synthesis Essays:  When we are done our Friday Writes, you have time to work on your essays.  You should be working on your outlines…