Wednesday, May 16th

We started class with a reading quiz on chapter two.  There will be reading quizzes EVERY class, so please read chapter three for Friday when Grace, Bridget, and Soleil will present.

Younes and Jonathan presented today.  You two will write a SYNTHESIS PAPER on a THESIS that sums up what you have learned about time through this panel presentation.  You must use and synthesize the novel, the art, and the class discussion as your sources. Include a WORKS CITED page at the end of your paper.  This should be done in the MLA FORMAT.

Refer to this website for details on the MLA FORMAT that many of you will use in post-secondary papers.

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

In particular, use this format when citing classmates:

Last Name, First Name. “Presentation Title.” Meeting/Event. Venue, City. Date Conducted. Lecture Type.

Class Names List

Your paper is due next class. There will be a penalty of -10% per day LATE, so make sure you meet your deadline.  This is an important life lesson.

If you miss your presentation, you MIGHT be given a make up opportunity ONLY IF THERE IS TIME.

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Monday, May 14th

I talked through the key motifs in chapter one, and demonstrated how to do a passage analysis, art commentary and connection, and provocative question discussion.

Everyone needs to read chapter two for next class when Stefan, Younes, and Jonathan present.

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Thursday, May 10th

We went over some exemplars on the Poetry Section of the Provincial Exam, and then we used the rubric to assess your friend’s paragraph.  We decided not to count this practice, but you now have an indication of how well you did and what you need to work on for the exam.

We then did an introduction to Slaughter House Five, which included the 150 mark final project on this novel.  If you were NOT in class, you need to get notes from someone who was here or come and talk to me.  ATTENDANCE is MANDATORY from now till the end of the course on June 21st.

Please read CHAPTER ONE of Slaughter House Five AND the chapter you have chosen.  I will be going over chapter one rapidly to demonstrate how to do the panel presentation.  If you don’t read the novel, you will be LOST!!!  Read your chosen chapter so that you have an idea of the MOTIF you will work on.

The skills used in this unit are the skills tested on the PROVINCIAL EXAM.

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Tuesday, May 8th

The Composition practice was returned, then we finished discussing “It is Dangerous to Read Newspapers” (139), and did a sight reading of “The Bull Moose” (151) before practicing the POETRY SECTION of the provincial exam.  We went over the exemplars at the end of class.

Please bring Themes on the Journey  with you next class as we will be doing one last text swap.

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Friday, May 4th

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We started class with a practice of the COMPOSITION section of the provincial examination, followed by sight readings of poetry.  Next class, we will be practicing the POETRY (Stand-Alone Text) section.

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Wednesday, May 2nd

After watching and voting for my English 11s’ UTOPIA PROJECTS, we finished King Lear so that we are ready to write the practice composition on Friday.

We also did a “sight reading” of “Picketing Supermarkets” (161)  to practice what you will be doing on the poetry section of the provincial examination.

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Monday, April 30th

We worked our way to V.iii. of King Lear today.  Next class, we will wrap up the last scene and do a provincial examination practice of the Composition Section.  I will also collect your journals on Wednesday.

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Thursday, April 26th

We looked at the rubric and some exemplars of the COMPOSITION section of the provincial exam, written on the same topic (“disguises”) that we wrote on last week.

We then discussed King Lear and looked at key scenes and passages.  When we got to the storm scene, we considered the IMAGERY, and went over IMAGIST POETRY (81,83 in the poetry text).  Everyone then choose an emotion and wrote their OWN IMAGIST POEM according to the criteria on page 81 of the poetry text.  Please bring this to class on Monday.

We shall carry on with King Lear, poetry, and the provincial exam practice next class.

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Takaya Canoe trip April 21st

Grade 12 Assembly on Tuesday, April 24th

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Thursday, April 19th

We continued with our King Lear  / Poetry unit with comparisons and synthesis of passages from the play with poems from Themes on the Journey.  We compared Edmund’s speech in I.ii. with “The Old Convict” (39), and carried on to II.iii..

We will continue writing “journal entries” as we go in preparation for the provincial exam.

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