Thursday and Friday

Hello people,

Sorry I am not here today or tomorrow. I am at my grandfather’s 100th birthday in Toronto and my daughter’s hockey tournament. Mrs. Leonard is in for me for the next few days.


30 minutes to work on Spoken word

Read to the end of chapter 9. Be sure to use your stickies to record your thinking AND find words for your logophile.

Do the following questions by Monday: Questions chapter 1-9 abridged

Friday- you will be watching a film with Mr. Chan for the first part of the class. You will have the rest of the block (B block) to work on SS or spoken word or the Indian Horse questions. Make it a productive work block, please 🙂

Wednesday- Indian Horse

  1. TEACH the students in your group about your subject.
  2. ONE person email me a PDF of the powerpoint for your group
  3. Choose ONE question below to answer by the end of the book- keep track of the answers with your stickies!!
  4. Possible Inquiry Questions for Indian Horse
    1. How does one cope with   hardship?
    2. What are the effects of racism on a person? A culture?
    3. What is the relationship between the land and  First Nation’s people of Canada?
    4. What were the effects of residential schools on the First Nation people of Canada?
  5. Logophiles!

Monday- Spoken Word!

  1. Hand in your essay 🙂
  2. Watch some examples from my Edublog page “Spoken Word”
  3. Creative Competency: How can you come up with unique and interesting ideas?  (I will give you prompts to help you out here)
  4. You will be doing your spoken word on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week
  5. Our novel study: Indian Horse. First we will do some background research:
  6. / This is where you will find the information for your research.
  7. You will present the information to your group on Wednesday at the beginning of the block. You will have some time on Tuesday to work on it.

Friday- Conclusions

Finish your essay!

If you have it done by the end of the block, email it to me with the subject line: Name, Synthesis, Final

If you are NOT done by the end of the block, I want it printed and in my green bin at the beginning of the block on Monday morning.

Here is the link for doing a Works Cited for Instagram:

Monday- Outline

Hello everyone,

Sorry I am not there today. You are in good hands with Mrs. Leonard. BE RESPECTFUL and KIND, like you always are for me 🙂

For today, continue to work on your outline. If you stay focused, you can get at least one-two paragraphs done in class. Remember, you will not have time to look for quotes on Wednesday/Thursday/Friday so this outline needs to be fully complete (not including the conclusion) by Wednesday morning.

Remember your evidence is the cake and the quotes are the sprinkles. Go for strong evidence that answers your question and backs up your thesis. Then, look for the quotes that show your reader how you got this idea from the story.

Continue to work on No Red Ink- MLA formatting.

See you tomorrow.