Ms. H. Aulakh

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   Mar 10

ENGLISH 11 – 2.1/2.2

HOMEWORK: Due Wed

  1. Socratic Circle Sheet & Discussion
    1. Complete the sheet
    2. Come prepared to listen & share
  2. Lit Circle Project
    1. You’ll have time to work on Friday, so come with questions and work to share & do
    2. Project due – March 31st

   Mar 07

ENGLISH 8 – 1.2/2.3

HOMEWORK: Due Tues/Wed 

  1. Notebook: Geraldine Moore & character
    1. p. 17 – STEAL Geraldine Moore – write in examples for each of the STEAL boxes
    2. p. 18 -Geraldine Moore Traits & Evidence
      1. Looking at your p. 17 info, decide what personality traits are revealed. (Ex. If a person always says “please” and “thank you”, you might think they are a polite person)
      2. Choose & write in your top 4 traits (look at the list on p. 19 for help)
      3. Then for each trait, write in EVIDENCE or proof from the story that shows this trait. Quotes are THE BEST evidence, but if you can’t find a simple quote, then write in a SPECIFIC example from the story

   Mar 07

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Tuesday

  1. The Pedestrian” – read & do the Qs
    1. The TOC was supposed to handout the story to you, but there’s still a pile of stories in my room, so you’ll have to click the ENGLISH 9 tab above and use the digital version. You don’t have to print it off, but you do need to read it and do the questions for next class. 
    2. English 9 tab –> Short Stories/Narratives Resources —> “The Pedestrian”& Qs. Keep clicking until the word document downloads. 
    3. If you can’t access the story
      1. Ask a friend to send or share it
      2. Look it up online
      3. Come see me on Monday afternoon for a hard copy

   Mar 07

ENGLISH 10 – 2.4

HOMEWORK: Due Monday

  1. LPN – Unit #1 Lessons #9-11 (Unit test on Friday)
  2. Terms Quiz corrections – write out the term you got wrong AND it’s definition on the back of the quiz

   Mar 07

ENGLISH 11 – 2.1/2.2

HOMEWORK: Due Monday

  1. SOCRATIC CIRCLE discussion –  I am going to postpone/reschedule the discussion to WEDNESDAY.
  2. Monday – Lit Circle Project time – you will have the class to brainstorm, organize, and plan your project.
  3. Lit Circle Project – You will be presenting your projects RIGHT after spring break, so USE the class TIME WISELY!

   Mar 03

ENGLISH 8 – 1.2/2.3

HOMEWORK: Due Wed/Thurs

  1. LP – Unit Test & Workbook collect – Thurs/Fri
  2. Characterization (STEAL) – Watch the following videos BEFORE you do the worksheets:
    1. Direct vs Indirect Characterization
    2. STEAL Characterization
  3. Notebook
    1. p. 15 – Characterization: STEAL – read over
    2. p. 16– Character Practice – 2 sheets  –DO
      1. Read each one, highlight or underline the evidence that tells (direct) or shows (indirect) who the character is. 
      2. Decide the character trait being described
      3. Decide if it’s being TOLD to you DIRECTLY or SHOWN to you INDIRECTLY

   Mar 03

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Wed 

  1. The Veldt” – 
    1. I will be collecting the plot graph
    2. SETTING worksheet – Some of you did not do a good job on your setting sheet – your answers were simple, too short, or incomplete. I made it clear in class and on the blog – that sheet was similar to a test!! I am evaluating your knowledge and understanding of setting and it’s impact on the characters, etc. 
  2. Watch the video & read over the lyrics. You will be writing a journal comparing the song lyrics & video to the story.
    1. Deadmaus – “The Veldt”
  3. Here are videos to clarify IRONY and ALLUSION
    1. Ted Ed: What is Verbal Irony?
    2. Ted Ed: In on a Secret? Dramatic Irony
    3. Ted Ed: Situational Irony: The opposite of what is expected
    4. Allusions in Pop Songs

   Mar 03

ENGLISH 10 – 2.4

HOMEWORK: Due Thurs  

  1. LPN – #11 – “I Am poem” – Try to write a poem where you compare yourself to something else – metaphor. Express parts of your identity through this metaphor (ex. I am a river)
    1. Write an extended metaphor
    2. Min. 10 lines long
    3. Include – 2 similes, 1 ex. of personification, and 1 example of hyperbole
  2. Terms Quiz #1
    1. Review your narrative & literary terms (you got the sheets back in Sept.)
    2. Watch the videos to help –
      1. Short Story Terms Explained
      2. Narrative Devices in Pop Culture
  3. Identity Chart Sheet
    1. Fill in the brainstorm sharing different elements of your identity
    2. You need to have a minimum of 30 ideas
  4. Compassion Presentation for Mr. Hamar’s Class
    1. BRING your clay object
    2. Prepare some simple notes – describe your clay object & how it connects to the book, what is compassion, what you’ve learned about compassion (from the book/move AND THEM)

   Mar 03

ENGLISH 11 – 2.1/2.2

HOMEWORK: Due Thurs

  1. The Other Hell” –
    1. Read & highlight
    2. Come up with 3 discussion questions
    3. War Consequences List
    4. Watch the following videos and consider what could and should be done for our soldiers?
      1. Veterans Transition Network Scroll down to see stories
      2. Shake Hands with the Devil – trailer
      3. CBC News: The PTSD Factor
      4. CBC News: Canadian Soldier Brothers Die Battling PTSD
      5. CBC News: PTSD Diagnosis Triples
      6. Globe & Mail: Life with PTSD: A Canadian Veteran’s Story
      7. Shake Hands with the Devil: The Journey of Romeo Dallaire (full documentary)
  2. Socratic Circle sheets & prep -MONDAY
    1. You will be doing a Socratic Circle discussion – so fill in the sheet
    2. Watch the video to help –—> Socratic Circle Discussion Example
  3. Lit Circles – all sheets  & novel should be DONE – watch the videos to give you more info on YOUR novel
    1. Art Spiegelman discusses Maus
    2. Khaled Hosseini discusses A Thousand Splendid Suns
    3. Interview with M. Zusak (The Book Thief)
    4. William Golding talks Lord of the Flies
    5. Sandy Tolan (and others) Discussion on Peace

   Feb 27

ENGLISH 8 – 1.2/2.3

HOMEWORK: Due Thurs/Fri

  1. LP / Sentences worksheets
    1. Remember, try to treat the sheets like they were a test so you can really see what you know and what you don’t know.
  2. Character Pkg: “Geraldine Moore the Poet
    1. Developing Skills Qs #1-3 – BUT do #1 Characterization on the following worksheet. 2 examples for each box. Choose specific examples/evidence from the story.

HOMEWORK: Due Mon/Tues

  1. LP #22-23 AND Review AND Using What You’ve Learned
    1. Do the Review in 2 steps: Step 1 – Do as many questions as you can without looking back. Step 2 – In a different colour, finish all the questions you skipped, but this time look back at the lessons to help you
    2. Prepare for Unit #2 Test – Thurs/Fri
  2. Character pkg: – finish all story questions