Thursday, Sept. 21st

SYNTAX was the focus of today’s class.  We worked through the four sentence types:  simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex, and you handed in your examples of each type written about “Just Lather, That’s All” (191) a the end of class. We also went over the five pieces of advice for editing your writing.  We will continue the practice of syntax editing next class.  Rhetorical devices are next, so look up and study the RHETORICAL DEVICE you chose or were assigned in class today, and POST your own original example of the device in the comments section below.  The post won’t appear until I check it, so don’t worry if it doesn’t show up immediately.  Click on the link below for the devices:

AMERICAN RHETORIC WEBSITE 

Sentence Combining Supplement

COORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS:

(joins independent clauses into compound sentences/ used with a preceding comma)

,but

,so

,nor

,for

,or

,yet

,and

CONJUNCTIVE ADVERBS:

(joins independent clauses into compound sentences/ used with a preceding semi-colon and followed by a comma)

;accordingly,                                     ;additionally,

;however,                                          ;also,

;on the contrary,                               ;in other words,

;on the other hand,                                     ;still,

; besides,                                           ;consequently,

; moreover,                                        ;namely,

; yes,                                                 ;yet,

; hence,

; in fact,

;indeed,

;anyway,

;likewise,

;therefore,

;especially,

;nevertheless,

;no,

; at any rate,

; in short,

; then,

;furthermore,

; notably,

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TERM ONE ASSIGNMENTS LIST

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Tuesday, Sept. 19th

We read and discussed “Just Lather, That’s All” (191) today, and will be writing about this story as we go through notes on SYNTAX.  We started with the SIMPLE SENTENCE.  You should all have written a SIMPLE SENTENCE on the short story by now.  We will carry on with this next class.

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TERM ONE ASSIGNMENTS

  • TONE and DICTION exercise…Sept. 15th…/5
  • SYNTAX:  examples of the four types of sentences…Sept. 20th…/4

 

TOTAL MARKS SO FAR:  9

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Friday, Sept. 15th

We finished off the notes on DICTION, and wrote an assignment to demonstrate what we’ve learned so far:

  1.  the TONE of “Labour Day is the Dreaded Bell in the Schoolyard of the Mind”
  2.  a quotation demonstrating the DICTION that created the above TONE
  3.  a complaint note written in FORMAL STANDARD DICTION
  4. a complaint note written in INFORMAL STANDARD DICTION
  5. a complaint note written in SUBSTANDARD DICTION

Speaking of DICTION, we’re going to acquire new vocabulary throughout the year.  The words of the day are:  talisman, abhor, enfranchise, kindle, placid

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Wednesday, Sept. 13th

We discussed our responses and observations on “The Lottery”(147), which you finished reading for homework.  We noted short story features, symbolism and theme, and then you wrote down point form notes on the CONTENT of the story based on our discussion.  We then started looking at STYLE.  Having identified the TONE, we noted the DICTION that created this tone (including the TONE SHIFT).  We are in the midst of our notes on DICTION, and shall carry on with this next class.

 

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Monday, Sept. 11th

We continued with our notes on PROSE ANALYSIS with the firsts element of style : TONE.  We applied what we learned about tone to a sample of our own writing, and to various pieces of writing.

We started reading “The Lottery” (147) and noting the peaceful, jovial tone at the beginning of the story.  Finish reading the story for next class.

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Welcome to English 12!

It was great to meet all of you today! Your “Game of Thrones” introductions gave me a good glimpse of who you are.   It’s going to be a fantastic year!

We started our prose unit with the essay, “Labour Day is the Dreaded Bell in the Schoolyard of the Mind.”  We discussed some of the CONTENT and some of the STYLE of the essay before starting on our PROSE NOTES.  We shall continue with this next class.

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