Category Archives: English 12

Monday April 20th -Friday April 24th 2020

Hello Everyone

I hope this post finds you all safe and healthy.  This is the roadmap for this week…

We will have a class meet/greet on Tuesday…this way we can all touch base with each other…

C Block:  Tuesday April 21st 1:00-1:30 (or so)pm

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

D Block:  Tuesday April 21st 2-2:30 (0r so) pm

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

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*No Red Ink:  Commas for Clarity and Formatting

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Poetry: We are finishing up our poetry unit and will be moving into novels next week.

*I Hear America Singing/I Too America Sing:  please read the following poems and respond to the questions.

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Create a venn diagram between I Hear America Singing and I Too America Sing.

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*The last thing for poetry is more challenging…but I do want you to know what it is about:  rhythm and meter.  It is something that you have encountered in grades 10 and 11…and you may see it again if you continue with English in College and University.  Please read the following two documents:

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*Friday Writes:  Please continue with our Friday writes.  Your two topics are…

  • The pursuit of freedom involves change.
  • The important things in life endure over time.

 

The above topics may have been posted before spring break…so here are three more to choose from:)

*Words of wisdom that hit home and changed your way of thinking

*Your longest minute

*When you had the desire to run

 

Tuesday April 14th-Thursday 16th

Hello Everyone,

This will be our plan for the week…and just a reminder that Monday April 13th is Easter Monday (no school) and Friday April 17th is a Pro-D Day (no school for students).

*Reminder that I will be available on Tuesday and Thursday on Teams if you have any questions:)

*I am trying to arrange a Live  ‘Team Meeting” 0n Thursday.  Please keep checking my blog daily for updates:)

* No Red Ink:  A new assignment is posted on “No Red Ink.  This assignment covers the topics of

a) Parallel structure

b) Prepositional Phrases

c) Punctuation with Conjunctions

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*Before Spring Break we studied the three poems:  What Do I Remember of the Evacuation, Walking on Both Sides of an Invisible Border, and Caged Bird.

I would like you to create a three-way Venn Diagram to see the similarities and differences between these three poems.

Please post your Three Way Diagrams onto the Assignment Tab on Teams.

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*Lyric Poetry:  Please Read the Poem below and answer the questions.  When you are complete, UPLOAD to TEAMS.

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*The Shakespearean Sonnet:  Please Read through the two poems below and respond to the questions…please the UPLOAD to TEAMS

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Friday Writes:  Please continue with our weekly activity of writing.  Make sure you save this for your portfolio…

1) Sometimes people are unable to control the directions of their own lives

2)  Acceptance

 

Monday April 6th, 2020

Hey Everyone,

I hope this finds you all safe and healthy.  Please know I am thinking of you all!  We had our staff meeting today and I need to get some information from each of you…

1)  I would like each of you to email me at jenelson@sd43.bc.ca

In your email, I would like you to indicate whether you have:

a)  a device to work from (including tablets)

b) wifi

2)  In addition to the above email, I would like you to fill in the following form:

 

Yes, I know it is asking the same questions, but it is just to ensure that we are all connected and have the ability to work from our homes.  This is information that the school and district really needs…

Please send the email and complete the form TODAY.

3)  I would like each of you to go into your class “TEAMS”.  Last week I set up Teams and you would have received a notification that you were added to this team.

I would like EVERYONE to go into your class team and Post a Message…even if it is just to say “Hello”.

This is to ensure that each of you has access to Teams.  Please Post this message TODAY.

4) During our staff meeting, they also indicated that they want teachers to start this week….slow….so please be patient.  They want consistency across the district and while we may have everything in place at Riverside (for the most part!) this is not the case for every school or every family.

Your task for this week:  write a reflection on ONE of the following topics.  Please Complete this reflection by Thursday and upload (or copy/paste) this into assignments in “Teams”.

1) While we are all practicing social distancing due to Covid-19, what has inspired hope for you over the past few weeks?

2) While we are all practicing social distancing due to Covid-19, what self-discoveries have you learned about yourself?

3) While we are all practicing social distancing due to Covid-19, what have you found has given you peace and calm through all of this?

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns…I will be available on Teams tomorrow during your regularly scheduled class time if you want to post your question…

Keep safe and miss you all!

Sunday April 5th, 2020

Hey Everyone,

I hope this post finds you all doing well during these unprecedented times!  I’m still finding it hard to believe how much has changed over the past three weeks.  As much as I enjoyed my time on spring break, it feels weird not coming in to teach all of you!  I hope you have all been keeping safe and finding things to do at home.  Two of my kids have become nocturnal as I’m sure a lot of you have found you have slid into different sleep and eating routines!

As my email to all of you said, I will be posting a “shape of the week” (at least that is my plan) so that you can work with flexibility from your homes.  We have been told that grade 9-12’s should have “3 hours of work”….so I’m hoping that my plans fit into that …it may take some time trying to gauge it at first. 

Tomorrow, teachers have a “virtual staff meeting” at 10am.  I will be posting my “shape of the week” some time tomorrow afternoon (Monday April 6th).  For this week, I am going to try “office hours” on Tuesday and Thursday.  This means that if you have any questions/concerns, you can reach me on Teams (on Tuesday and Thursday during your regularly scheduled class) by sending me a message/post. Please ensure that you can get into Teams and that you are on your class Team.  If not, please let me know.  I know this isn’t a forum we used before the break, but I think it will provide some great opportunities for collaboration and learning.

I hope this gives you all a little information…but most importantly I hope you are staying safe and healthy!

Ms. Nelson

 

Friday March 13th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

*Friday Writes Topics for this week:

  • The pursuit of freedom involves change.
  • The important things in life endure over time.

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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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Thursday March 12th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

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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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Wednesday March 11th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

*No Red Ink:  Active and Passive Voice/Punctuation with conjunctions

*Core Competency Self Reflection:  You will have a few minutes to post this reflection.

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

Monday March 9th, 2020

Good Afternoon,

*Song analysis:  where are we at?

Post with the following tag:

NelsonsongSpring2020C

NelsonsongSpring2020D

* “What Do I Remember of the Evacuation”

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

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*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?

 

History Sept. 22, 1988: apology to Japanese-Canadians of WWII

Rare views of Japanese-Canadian internment: 19 images remembering one of Canada’s 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/galler