Friday- Read and Write

Due by Monday!!!

  1. Read to page 77. Pay attention to the imagery, the characters, the details. We will discuss chapter 18-20 at the beginning of class
  2. Finish paragraph- printed by Monday. Here is an example of what it should look like: Imagery Paragraph example-

We will read to page 77 and discuss answers to our inquiry questions based on evidence from the book.

  • What are the effects of racism on a person/culture?
  • How does one build resiliency?
  • What is homelessness and how do people get there?
  • What is the relationship between the land and the First Peoples of Canada?
  • What is the legacy of the Residential Schools on the First Peoples of Canada?
  • Ice hockey is considered Canada’s national sport. How did it impact the First Nation’s people?

Imagery paragraph. Work on this in class. Due MONDAY in hard copy. Print from the library or home. I will show you how to format it.

Assessment will be:

  • Understanding the impact and purpose of imagery in relation to the story.
  • Mechanics and grammar are correct (commas, capitals, etc)

Thursday- Imagery paragraph + reading

  1. In summary- due tomorrow: characterization questions on OneNote, 
  2. You have 20 minutes to finish the comprehension questions for the past 10 chapters AND fill in the characterization chart for all the characters EXCEPT Father Leboutilier. Be sure these are all in YOUR Notebook, not the collaboration space.
  3. Read chapter 11-14
  4.  Imagery paragraph: you are to write a paragraph about ONE quote. This is on OneNote under “assignments to copy”. Imagery Question-
  5. Example:Everything I knew vanished behind me with an audible swish, like the sound  a moose makes disappearing into spruce,” (Wagamese, 43).In this quote, Wagamese is describing how Saul feels as he arrives at the residential school. Because he is writing this story as a flashback to his life, he is foreshadowing that his family and his culture will disappear because of his experiences at the school. I think the use of the onomatopoeia “swish” makes the image stand out because the sound is really how a moose may sound as it disappears into the forest. As I have a Western heritage, I would have thought the “swish” of a curtain would fit this image of his life changing in one quick event. However, because Wagamese is Ojibway, I wonder if he uses the images  of nature, of the Canadian landscape, to reinforce his connection to the land. He chooses the simile “…like a moose disappearing into spruce” which creates an image of a  beautiful, wild animal disappearing into the Canadian forest, just like his beautiful, wild life has disappeared too.

Wednesday- Read and comprehend


  1. Figurative Devices Hunt: There are many examples of similes, alliteration, metaphor and personification. Each person in your group is responsible for picking one device and hunt for it in chapter 10. Record in the comprehension questions

Food for thought: Consider WHY the author is  including this comparison (metaphor or simile). Are they comparing the river to a snake simply to show its movement, or is there a deeper meaning about the water being dangerous or unpredictable? Remember, comparisons should only be made if they further the reader’s understanding of the setting.

  1. Read to the end of chapter 10
  2. Do the comprehension questions for chapter 9-10, including the figurative device hunt

Metaphor: comparing two things not using like or as

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Metaphor Examples for Students

Simile: comparing two things using like or as


Personification: using human qualities to describe non-human things

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Alliteration: the repetition of the initial sound

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Monday- Welcome Back!

  1. A source that answers your question. Over the holidays, you were to listen to the news or watch a movie or read a book that explores your inquiry question. In OneNote, record the title and summarize how your source answers the question. Write as much as you can with details. Be sure it ANSWERS THE QUESTION.
  2. Review chapter 1-4 by doing the comprehension questions in OneNote. Copy and paste from the “Content Library” into your “pages”.
  3. We will read to chapter…..

Friday- Presentations and Read!

  1. Presentations to your group
  2. Read to then end of chapter 4 by the first day back.
  3. Homework for the holidays! Read a book, listen to a song, watch a movie, listen to the news…. try to find a source that answers your inquiry question. When we return on the Monday, we will spend the first 15 minutes taking notes on a source of your choosing that explores your question.

Happy Spring Break everyone!

Tuesday- Building Background Knowledge

  1. Can this book be a source for your final project? Does it answer your question? If so, find relevant quotes and/or summarize the answer according to the question. Do this in OneNote
  2. Your test Thursday will  focus on the following:
    1. theme statements
    2. Questions from the worksheets and our discussions
    3. Characterization and Core Competencies. Know your characters well 🙂
    4. Open book- you can have your stories/the book but not your worksheets
  3. Read chapter 1
  4. Introductory project: Introduction Activities-
    1. You will present this information to your group on Friday.

Monday- Finish “Sugar Falls” and Intro Indian Horse

  1. Quiz on commas- see No Red Ink

2.Work on “Sugar Falls” for 20 minutes. We will go over the answers on Tuesday. There will be a quiz on “Sugar Falls” and “Trap Lines” on Wednesday.

2. Discuss the inquiry questions

3. Can this book be a source for your final project? Does it answer your question? If so, find relevant quotes and/or summarize the answer according to the question.

4.  Introductory project: Introduction Activities-