Thursday- last day!!

Morning everyone!

Thank you for getting your narratives in on time 🙂 I am a picky marker when it comes to writing, but I can tell you I have so enjoyed your stories and little insights into your life. If we were in session, I would have them printed and mark them up with suggestions and corrections, but that is just not possible this year. And it is too complex to do it with much detail on TEAMS. Thank you for making my job so enjoyable!

  1. Today- we will do an official Riverside reflection. Choose an artifact that showed the most growth or challenge for you (narrative, synthesis, project, characterization, etc) and reflect on your critical or creative thinking, communication skills, personal awareness, or social responsibility.
  2. Use the criteria or “I” statements from the document below.
  3. Go to your blog and download a template.
  4. Write the reflection
  5. post the artifact AND the reflection document on your blog (use “add document” for the reflection so it is easy to see)
  6. TAG it appropriately. (It can be more than one TAG 🙂
  7. NOTE: you can probably use either of the reflections you did for me already (the characterization and the project) and just tweak them a bit.

YOu are done!!!! Happy summer everyone!!!

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Tuesday

Macleans has a series of opinion pieces based on the protests and the death of George Floyd. This is one of them, but there are more short, interesting articles at the end of this article as well. If you have the time, I suggest reading a few. The content and writing style are excellent.

‘The weight of change should not rest on the shoulders of Black people’

For today, we will analyze the writing in this narrative essay.

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Narrative Essay

Your project is due at midnight Monday night. If you need more time, please email me and ask for an extension.

Narrative Essay:

This will be your final assignment for Honours 10 English 🙂

Monday- I will introduce the assignment and we will do a “show don’t tell” exercise.

Tuesday- we will analyze “The Boy with the Chris Pine Blue Eyes” “The Boy with the Chris Pine Blue Eyes” 

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Here is the assignment:

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There are some assignments on NO RED INK to do by Friday, June 12th.

Here are some examples of past student essays. Note how they SHOW, don’t TELL.

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Monday- Discussion

Morning everyone

Remember class is now at 10:05.

I will ask you do do a video check in with me on either Thursday between 10:05-11:15  OR Friday between 10:05-11:15. Please fill in the Forms if you want Thursday or Friday and if you want the first half of the block or the second. We will have a brief chat about your project. If you want to talk some more, we can schedule another appointment.

Appointment Sign Up

The discussion document is on TEAMS under assignments. Here is the FORMS link- please do it when you are done your discussions.

After your discussions, discuss your project with your group. Take turns describing what you are going to do and get ideas and feedback from others.

I will not be available tomorrow as my son is graduating and I will be with him all day 🙂 But I am available all day today and Wed-Friday of this week. And the weekend, really 🙂

Friday- Lens Discussion + Final Project

Today we will get into your groups to discuss the lens paragraph.

After you are done discussing your second paragraph, choose your BEST paragraph to hand in on TEAMS. Ask the people in your group which one is the most insightful and use that one.

Note on assessment:

___ /100 (divided by 50 points for the report card)

  • Participation and preparedness for Monday Discussions- /25 (now 20 marks as I will take your lowest mark off)
  • Tech Assignment + reflection #1-  /25
  • Literary lens and connection questions- /20 (now out of 15)
  • Tech assignment + reflection #2-  /30 (now out of 40 – 30 plus 5 and 5 for the two reflections)

Decide on roles for final discussions on Monday. Your discussion should focus on the ending and the themes of this book. For assessment, this will be based out of 10 marks that you will self assess on a FORMS. I will look at the “handed in” document to reinforce your numbers.

Before you go off into your group, I will explain your final project. I will be “in class” the whole block for questions.

Here is the project:

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Friday’s Class

Hello everyone,

I am in the building on Friday so if you really want to get a paper copy of the novel instead of using your computer, email me and I can set something up for you. I will bring my disinfectant with me and put the book in a bag 🙂 We can figure out a hand off strategy.

For Friday’s class:

  1. I have read all your lens paragraphs (you are so smart!) and I have chosen some of the best ones to put onto one central padlet. I have taken off the names. I tried to get a variety so don’t think yours is not good if it is not on there. I would like you to take some time in this class to read some of them to get an idea on how to do each one. Stellar Examples of Lens Analysis
  2. On Friday, the 29th, you will be asked to explore your book through a different lens. By the end of class today, decide which lens you will use. It must not be the one you did last week.
  3. Read the next 4/5 of the novel for Monday. We will be going back to the discussion format on Monday. Choose who is the recorder, inquiry person, and leader. Be prepared for Monday. READ MY COMMENTS from past posts to get feedback.
  4. Be ready to discuss your text to text connection. All you need to have is the inquiry question you are investigating, the title of the source that answers your question and then evidence that answers the question. Similar to what you have been doing in the discussions on Monday.
  5. Post this source and the evidence to the group’s padlet.
  6. Discuss with group.
  7. Start thinking which question you will focus on for the final project (you have to answer the question in the project. The platform will depend on the grade. More of this to follow.) and if you want to watch the movie/read the book/watch the show so you can use it in your research.

See you on Monday 🙂

Tuesday- Literary Lens Collaboration

I hope you had a lovely long weekend. Here is the plan for today:

Literary Theory- Lens Assignment

  1. Get into your groups and start the meeting. Videos on, please.
  2. We will use Padlet to collaborate. Here are your Padlets:
    1. TKAM
    2. TKAM 2
    3. Book Thief
    4. The Help 
    5. The Help 2
  3. The instructions:  
    1. Add your name
    2. Add your paragraph or your point form answer
    3. Add images that complement your argument
  4. Wait for everyone to finish
  5. Take turns discussing your lens interpretation.
  6. Other group members can/should add onto each lens. This can be in the form of a question or additional details. Be sure to add your name to your comment

Here is an example of what it could look like: https://padlet.com/sthomasen/pa9ma1ftzev1x1p3

For Friday

  1. Watch one of the other novel’s movie adaption OR find a non-fiction piece OR find a novel or another movie you have already watched that answer one or more of the inquiry questions.
  2. For Friday, have the question and the answer ready to share as you will be adding it to your padlet so everyone can see and share.

Friday- No class and other reminders

A reminder:

  • no class today
  • office hours are from 10:15-11:15 (I will be watching capstones all day so I will be around but I have a few family commitments I have to attend to as well.)
  • read half your book by Tuesday
  • Have your lens assignment ready for Tuesday. We will NOT do the usual discussion format but will concentrate on the lens instead.
  • By Friday, May 22nd, watch one of the other novel’s movie adaption. OR find another novel or movie you have read that answers 1-2 of the inquiry questions. I will have the assignment document ready for Tuesday.

Have a nice long weekend and happy reading. See you on Tuesday.

Monday- Discussions

Hello everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend.

  1. Please fill in this short Forms
  2. Take 10 minutes to show your group your mind map or stopmotion. Post the link or share your screen.
  3. I would like to do a formal Riverside Reflection and post to your blog. The good thing is… you already did it! Most of you covered “Personal Awareness and Responsibility” with this assignment. So, look to the chart on the assignment (posted on TEAMS)  for a refresher and see if your reflection highlighted these “I” statements. Start your reflection with this “I”statement and then copy and paste. Add your mind map or your stopmotion to the top. Be sure to TAG #personalawarenesscc
  4. Assignment for this week:
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  5. Discussion for this week. I have posted this document in TEAMS and here. The recorder should download it and hand it in at the end of the block. Don’t forget to do the FORMs immediately when you are done the class.
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