Tuesday, February 7

Agenda

 

  • Play Free Rice or Bean Bean Bean (links in the RED tab)
  • Reminder – get your Visual Resumes handed in to TEAMS
  • See yesterday’s post – we will finish the last questions and discussion on the images
  • Short Story Tab – password protected – download the Grade Nine Short Story Terms – today’s term: Setting
  • What is Setting and why is it important? We will read the first bit of The Friday Everything Changed – discuss the setting clues.

Monday, February 6

Agenda

 

  • Review of the turn-in process for the Visual Resume:
  • how to save as a PDF and make the post:
    • New post, title: Visual Resume
    • TAG = vresume2023
    • Category = English 9
    • Introductory sentence that gives the assignment context
    • upload using “Add Document”
    • Publish, and then click ‘View’
    • the published link will be turned into TEAMs on Monday, February 6
  • Intro to the short story unit – take some notes on the class discussion on a piece of paper or a Word document – title it ‘Notes on the Short Story’:
    • a. what is literature?
      b. why do we tell stories?
      c. why are stories important?
      d. What is a short story? …other than it is short
      e. How can we better understand a story when we read?
      f. Brainstorm about what is being communicated in this image?:
    • And this one:

 

Friday, February 3

Agenda

 

  • Play Free Rice or bean bean bean
  • Visual Resume:
    • you should be finished page one (125 – 150 words)
    • work on page two: in 250 words address three of the seven prompts; one quote/proverb that you like and one that someone would say about you; symbols that reveal insight into you down the left side
    • review the Rubric
    • how to save as a PDF and make the post:
      • New post, title: Visual Resume
      • TAG = vresume2023
      • Category = English 9
      • Introductory sentence that gives the assignment context
      • upload using “Add Document”
      • Publish, and then click ‘View’
      • the published link will be turned into TEAMs on Monday, February 6

Tuesday, January 31 to Friday, February 3

Welcome to English 9

 

Agenda this week:

Tuesday:

  • Attendance and introductions (see the seating plan on the board)
  • Intro-activity – see below
  • Introduction to the course overview, blog and password:English 9 Overview Semester II 2023
  • Set-up your English 9 folder and sub-folders on your desktop and One-Drive:
    • Short Stories
    • Novel
    • COL
    • Poetry
    • Grammar

Wednesday:

Thursday and Friday are work days

  • Play Free Rice 
  • Play bean bean bean
  • Steps:
    • ask questions about the assignment – read through the instructions on the assignment template
    • play around with the template – add colour, images, text – you need access to the full tool bar at the top
    • Page one: look for the header photo, your selfie, choose your colours and what they mean for you,  start writing the greeting (125 – 150 words)
    • Page two: look for images or graphics for your  symbols, find the quotes (one your favourite, one what someone would say about you), play with the colours and the headings, choose three of the prompts and start writing (225 to 250 words)
    • put it all together, make sure you have edited the written parts, make sure all the headings and text is in place, make sure the colours look complimentary, save it as a PDF
    • build your blog post, them upload the PDF through ‘Add Document’
  • the final one that you hand in will be called English 9 Visual Resume – the blog post will have the same name