Ms. H. Aulakh

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   Dec 20

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Monday, Jan. 6th

  1. Here’s a video connected to our discussion on Critical Thinking Ted Talk: How Can We Protect Truth in this Era of Misinformation?
  2. LP – Finish Unit #2
    1. Finish the last few lessons: Fragments, run-ons, comma splice
      1. TED Ed: Comma Story  – How to use commas
      2. Sentence Errors: Fragments & Run-ons
    2. Do the review in the 2 step format so you can figure out what you know and don’t know
      1. Subjects & Predicates
      2. Independent & Dependent Clauses
      3. Adjective & Adverb Clauses
      4. Simple, Compound, Complex Sentences
      5. Compound Sentences
    3. Uni t#2 Test – Jan. 10th
  3. Book Review – use  Canva & make a 8.5 x 11 poster for a book. Look back at your reading log to see what you read & choose a book that you read this term that you really enjoyed. The OBJECTIVE of this poster is to…
    1. ATTRACT an audience/ENGAGE people to look at it
    2. Provide INFORMATION about the book so they have an idea about what it’s about (Title, author, basic plot, interesting elements like setting, character, conflict, etc.)
    3. CONVINCE the audience who stopped to read your poster to READ the book
  4. GOALS writing – 3 paragraphs DOUBLE SPACED, in PEN or TYPED
    1. Paragraph # 1– Reflect on term 1 and your Sept goals
      1. What did you and did you not accomplish & why
      2. How does that make you feel
    2. Paragraph #2 – Look to term 2
      1. 9 goals total – what are your 3 academic, 3 extra-curricular, and 3 personal goals for term 2
      2. Explain WHY for EACH goal
    3. Paragraph #3 – Make your own sunshine; be your own cheerleader
      1. write a message of encouragement, motivation, and inspiration to yourself to accomplish your goals

   Dec 19

ENGLISH 8 – 2.3

HOMEWORK: Due Friday

  1. WALL-E – Themes sheet –
    1. Do AT LEAST ONE theme with evidence so we can make sure you’re doing it right

   Dec 19

ENGLISH 10 -2.4

HOMEWORK: Due Friday

  1. TKAM – Worksheets –
    1. Themes worksheet – write at least 4 examples – one for each theme
    2. Character Sheet – add at least 4 traits for different characters – Miss Maudie, Aunt Alexandra, Scout, Atticus, Jem
    3. Conflict sheet – add at least 4 examples of conflict  – person vs. society (gender, race, class, age, education, etc.) person vs. self, person vs. person.

   Dec 19

ENGLISH 11 – 2.1/2.2

HOMEWORK: Due Friday

  1. NIGHT – Journals
    1. All journals #1-11 are due (completion)
      1. The instructions are on the top of the journal topics page: Numbered & titled, double-spaced, GOOD DISCUSSION of the topic, min. 1 page (approx. 200-250 words), paragraph structure, and peer shared.
    2. Good Copy Journal – choose 1 journal from the 11 that you wrote.
      1. Edit and improve the journal based on the peer share info and your own writing skills (Intro, topic sentences, evidence/examples/explanation of ideas, transition words, etc.)
      2. Typed, double -spaced, MLA format
        1. How to do MLA format
        2. MLA Format
    3. World Issues Action Plan Project – have some work done on the presentation

   Dec 17

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Thurs

  1. LP – finish all Unit #2 lessons. Remember to do the REVIEW pages step by step so you can figure out what you know and what you don’t know. That way, you can study smarter & not harder.
  2. LP Unit #2 Test – Friday, Jan. 1oth.
  3. Critical Thinking & Media worksheet: watch the following videos/links and add to your worksheet.The full article is below and there are several links within the  article that would be useful to watch
    1. CBC New: U.S. Military Spending Millions – Q:3 pt.ii – Why does the military care & why should we all care? 
    2. Quiz: Can you Spot the Real Fake News?
    3. Quiz: 2 Fakes & 1 Real News
    4. Article: Military Fighting Fake Images
    5. The Fifth Estate: The Deepfake – optional
  4. Notebook: p. 38 – Journal #5 Brainstorm – ADD to “reasons why critical thinking is important” write in examples & reasons. This will REALLY help with your essay.

   Dec 17

ENGLISH 8 – 1.2/2.3

HOMEWORK: Due Wed/Thurs

  1. Block: 1.2 – LP #24 & 41
  2. Block 2.3 – LP #12-13
    1. Subjects & Predicates video
  3. WALL- E movie sheets – add info and make them as complete as possible
  4. Book Review & prep for Book “speed-dating” activity in the LC

   Dec 17

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Tues

  1. Notebook: p. 38 Journal #5 – Critical Thinking Brainstorm
    1. Brainstorm ideas for 2 ideas:
      1. What is critical thinking?
      2. Why is it important?
    2. You will be writing your last essay on this topic, so it is VERY important that you understand the topic and have LOTS of ideas and examples
    3. See previous post for more videos –
      1. BBC: How to Think Critically

   Dec 17

ENGLISH 10 – 2.4

HOMEWORK: Due Wed

  1. TKAM – Chp. 28
    1. Questions 
    2. Chp 28 Summary & Analysis
    3. Marginalization – pkg –
      1. Finish Aunt Alexandra sheet
      2. Finish “Outsiders” event & result sheet
    4. Character Sheet – add traits to Aunt Alexandra, Mayella, Bob, Tom, Atticus

   Dec 17

ENGLISH 11 – 2.1/2.2

HOMEWORK: Due Wed

  1. World Issue Action Plan Project – 
    1. Do more research
    2. Have a plan for your presentation. Your OBJECTIVE: to convince the class & then Students’ Council to support your World Issue & Action Plan. METHOD: create a 3- 5 min presentation that is both INFORMATIVE and ENGAGING so that it persuades your audience.
    3. Be creative. Be prepared. Use a variety of techniques including emotion/empathy, relatability, evidence, responsibility, likability, creativity, shock, clarity, clear call to action, etc.
    4. You will be presenting your issue to the class the first class back after winter break.
    5. The chosen group for each class will be presenting to Students’ Council at an after school meeting the 2nd week back. 

   Dec 12

ENGLISH 9 – 1.3

HOMEWORK: Due Friday

  1. LP #25
  2. Quiz – Simple, Compound, Complex, CP-CX 
  3. Values Pkg: Critical Thinking – 
    1. Read & HIGHLIGHT all – Q: 31, 32, 34 
    2. Do the activity Qs within each reading
  4. Critical Thinking Brainstorm Sheet
    1. Watch (at least 2) the following videos and read the sheets in the package
    2. Fill in the brainstorms with whatever info you can think of
    3. Be prepared to present and share your brainstorm ideas
  5. Critical Thinking Videos:
    1. TedEd: 5 Tips to Improve Critical Thinking
    2. What is Critical Thinking and Why is it so important?
    3. What is Critical Thinking?
    4. 7 Reasons Why Critical Thinking is Important
    5. Intro to Critical Thinking – Longer & more complex ideas