Ms. H. Aulakh

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   Feb 10

ENGLISH 8 – 1.2/2.3

HOMEWORK: Due Tues/Wed

  1. Character Pkg – Lyrics –
    1. If I were a Boy” – lyrics, read, highlight and answer Qs on a separate sheet
    2. If I were a Boy” video
  2. Part 2 Tutorial on Monday at lunch AND Review SUBJECT & PREDICATE
    1. Simple subject & Predicate online quiz
    2. Online Quiz – Subject & Predicate

   Feb 10

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Tuesday

  1. Utopia/Dystopia assignment sheet – 
    1. Brainstorm ideas for 3 NEW topics – come up with tech that would make our future a “utopia” but then also consider how the tech could make life a “dystopia”
    2. Be prepared to share & explain your ideas
  2. Watch the following videos to give you some ideas
    1. 65 Dystopian Movies Mashup
    2. Amazing Sci-Fi Gadgets that ALREADY exist
    3. Futuristic Tech You Can Buy Today

   Feb 07

ENGLISH 10 -2.4

HOMEWORK: Due Monday

  1. Field trip form & $9 – no form & $ by Wed. means no field trip
  2. TKAM – clay project – bring them to class!
  3. Writing handouts – read 
  4. Writing – topic: What did you learn about compassion from the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, and from working with Mr. Hamar’s students?
    1. Brainstorm ideas – come to class with at least 10 ideas
  5. Language Power Now workbook$10 
  6. Start to review your literary terms – you got handouts back in September.Watch the videos to help:
    1. Short Story Elements
    2. Short Story Terms

   Feb 07

ENGLISH 11 – 2.1/2.2

HOMEWORK: Due Mon

  1. Lit Circle #3 – read & prepare sheet. Remember, if you are going to miss class, YOU MUST send your work to me or your group so they can still discuss and learn.
  2. The Act of Writing – p. 119 “In the Trenches”
    1. Read
    2. Complete Qs #2,3; #2,4,5; Discussion #1,2
  3. Here are some videos to give you a sense of WWI
    1. Life in a Trench
    2. Battle of the Somme – Footage
    3. What life was like for WWI soldiers in the trenches

   Feb 05

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Friday

  1. Utopia & Dystopia assignment sheet-
    1. Watch the following videos:
      1. Utopias becoming dystopias
      2. TED Ed – How to recognize a dystopia
      3. The 1960s Idea of the homes of the future
      4. 1950s Inventions
      5. 1960s Inventions
    2. Brainstorm (on a separate sheet) possible inventions for your ONE category that could help to create both a utopia and dystopia. Start by thinking of current issues or problems that have to do with your one category. Then consider what tech could be used or created to solve that problem in the future. 

   Feb 04

ENGLISH 11- 2.1/2.2

HOMEWORK: Due Thurs

  1. The Act of Writing – p. 119 “In the Trenches”
    1. Read
    2. Complete Qs #2,3; #2,4,5; Discussion #1,2
    3. Here are some videos to give you a sense of WWI
      1. Life in a Trench
      2. Battle of the Somme – Footage
      3. What life was like for WWI soldiers in the trenches
  2. Be prepared to debate/discuss the discussion Qs for “The Scar” #1 & #3

   Feb 04

ENGLISH 10 – 2.4

HOMEWORK: Due Thurs

  1. Just Mercy” – field trip form and $9!! 
    1. “Just Mercy” movie trailer
  2. TKAM – project presentation
    1. 3-5 mins, loud, clear, appropriate expression, eye contact, prepared, good pace.
    2. Describe your object – what is it, why is it those colours, etc.
    3. Connect and explain with EVIDENCE from the NOVEL:
      1. To a character – discuss the character & how your object connects
      2. To one of the themes – discuss the theme and how your object connects

   Feb 04

ENGLISH 8 – 1.2/2.3

HOMEWORK: Due Wed/Thurs

  1. Subject-Predicate TutorialFRIDAY lunch. You MUST attend the tutorial on Friday IF you want the chance to learn & improve your quiz mark. No tutorial, no new quiz.
  2. Character pkg – “Southpaw”
    1. Qs #1-5: Stereotypes, Conflict, Resolution, Theme, Narrator.
    2. Practice your section and be prepared to read aloud with your partner. Remember, I’m looking for your understanding of the character & their conflict through your voice & expression

   Feb 03

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Wed

  1. Research 1 cool tech invention from 1940-1970. Take notes on what it is, when it was invented, what it looked like back then, and what impact you think it has had. Be prepared to share your invention with the class
  2. Handout – Science Fiction Short Stories Intro handout
    1. Read & highlight 1st page
    2. Read & start to think about ideas for 2nd page – DO NOT WRITE ON IT YET
  3. Watch some of the following videos to give you some ideas of WHAT IF & WHAT IT COULD BE. Get  your  imagination warmed  up!!
    1. Distopian Utopias Movie Montage
    2. 65 Dystopian Movies Mashup
    3. Amazing Sci-Fi Gadgets that ALREADY exist
    4. Futuristic Tech You Can Buy Today

   Jan 29

ENGLISH 8 – 1.2/2.3

HOMEWORK: Due Fri/Mon

  1. Character Pkg – “Southpaw
    1. Qs #5-10 – remember to leave 1-2 spaces after each Q so you can ADD to your answers
  2. Start practicing READING the story ALOUD. Consider the characters feelings and the conflict. Kaleem, check in with Ennio to see what part you are reading.