Ms. H. Aulakh

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   Feb 23

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   Feb 23

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Tuesday

  1. Notebook: p. 50Journal #3 – “The Veldt” – story & songs – Discuss how the song lyrics connect with the story – give specific examples. How does the video add to your understanding of the story – consider mood, tone, meaning.
  2. Deadmau5 – 
    1. “The Veldt” song lyrics
    2. “The Veldt” Video

   Feb 22

ENGLISH 10 -1.4/2.2

HOMEWORK: Due Mon/Tues

  1. Identity Journal #10 – Discuss how your life experiences and challenges have impacted your identity.
  2. Goals – read, reflect, reset, rewrite – typed!
  3. Last chance to hand in rough copies for any of the project assignments – Mon/Tues
  4. Identity Project Due March 4/5th! Be ready to present and hand in the assignments and journal
  5. Class time to work on project – Mon/Tues– so make sure you bring whatever you need so you can get work done!

   Feb 22

ENGLISH 11 – 1.1/2.4

HOMEWORK: Due Mon/Tues

  1. Lit Circle Digital project DUE! Come by on Monday to make sure it works. I will be at school by 8-8:05am.
  2. Postcard – completed in pen
  3. War Consequences Journal – typed

   Feb 22

ENGLISH 8 – 1.2/2.1

HOMEWORK: Due Mon/Tues

  1. I Have a Dream” Q- Like MJK Jr. and many others, what would you be willing to stand up or fight for?
  2. Character Pkg Worksheets
    1. Creating Imagery – Choose a specific person, come up with 5 character traits for them, then write a simile or metaphor to describe each trait
    2. Metaphors – write 2 metaphors for each of the 6 ideas: ex. Happiness is… all the way to Courage is…. We will be having a METAPHOR SHOWDOWN! in class.
    3. Block 2.1 – Finding Metaphors – “Dreams” poem Qs AND Love-ly Lines
  3. Here are some helpful videos for similes & metaphors
    1. Bazillions – Similes & Metaphors Song
    2. Similes and Metaphors In Pop Music

   Feb 20

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Thurs

  1. The Veldt
    1. Story Questions
    2.  Setting worksheet
    3. Reading quiz
    4. See previous post for story map & TV show of story
  2. Helpful links –>
    1. “The Veldt” – Prezi
    2. “The Veldt” – Shmoop
  3. Click the English 9 tab above for ALL the stories and ALL questions

   Feb 20

ENGLISH 10 -1.4/2.2

HOMEWORK: Due Thurs/Fri

  1. Through the Tunnel” –
    1. Story Qs
    2. Lit Circle Role sheet
    3. Reading Quiz (block 2.2)
  2. Goals – read, reflect, reset and rewrite TYPE – 2 academic, 2 extra-curricular, 2 personal goals. Discuss your original goals and explain why you’ve chosen the new goals.
  3. IDENTITY PROJECT – you should be working on the good copy of each of your 5 assignments

   Feb 20

ENGLISH 11- 1.1/2.4

HOMEWORK: Due Thurs/Fri

  1. Canadian Military Postcard – introduce yourself and then write your message to one of our Canadian soldiers
  2. War Consequences Journal – With reference to the 5 readings we studied, discuss the lesser known consequences/impacts of war/conflict. This should be a formal response: Intro (with thesis), body (with 2-3 points which will be the consequences and supporting details which will be direct references to the readings as proof of the consequence), Conclusion. Typed, double spaced, titled, MLA format. 
  3. Lit Circle project -due Feb. 25/26th!!

   Feb 14

ENGLISH 8 – 1.2/2.1

HOMEWORK: Due Tues/Wed

  1. Notebook: p. 22 – Geraldine Moore Character Paragraph – if you didn’t finish writing your paragraph, make sure you have it done!
  2. Character Pkg
    1. Read and analyze the lyrics “I Have a Dream” – by Will.I.Am and Common
    2. Do the questions the best you can
    3. Watch and use these video to help —-> 
      1. “I Have A Dream” music video 
      2. “I Have A Dream” speech – MLK Jr.

   Feb 14

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Wednesday

  1. Notebook: p. 49 – Sci-Fiction Stories Social Critiques – “Lenses” – list the judgments or critiques the story is making about society ex. Humans wage wars that destroy the Earth and themselves.
  2. “The Veldt” – 
    1. Read
    2. Complete the Story Summary Map worksheet
    3. Watch the video to help you understand the story —> “The Veldt” mini-movie