October 2009


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To all my students: Have a happy and safe Halloween

ENGLISH 9: Final copies of your persuasive paragraphs are due on Monday.  Remember to double space your work.  See yesterday’s post for criteria.

the-chocolate-warENGLISH 9

Assignment: Write a persuasive paragraph of approximately 300 words on the following topic:  Based on your readings of the Chocolate War, who has the most power at Trinity School?  Who has the least power?  Due Date: Monday, November 2.  Be sure that your final draft is double spaced.

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ENGLISH 9

Reminder: Vocabulary Quiz on Friday

If you were away today, please read to the end of chapter 16.

  1. please read the article “Student’s Pepsi shirt irks school, earns suspension”  http://archive.southcoasttoday.com/daily/03-98/03-26-98/a10wn040.htm 
  2. Answer the following questions:
  • When is it acceptable to stand up against the authorities?  Explain.
  • Do you think that Mike Cameron’s actions were acceptable?  Why or why not?
  • Do you think that the principal of Greenbrier High School was fair in suspending Mike Cameron?  Explain.
  • With regard to chapter 13 of The Chocolate War, do you think Jerry Renault’s actions were acceptable?  Why or why not?

r+jENGLISH 10 E

Homework: Complete Act I worksheet

If you were away, we finished reading Act I.  E-mail me for the worksheet: stong@sd63.bc.ca

hamlet1ENGLISH 12

Readings: If you were away today, read to the end of Act II

Homework: none today

the-chocolate-warENGLISH 9

Homework: Vocabulary graphic organizers are due tomorrow.  This weeks words are: (1) pliant (2) exhilaration (3) indulgently (4) inarticulate (5) profusely (6) teeming (7)compelling (8) imminent

REMINDER TO ALL CLASSES: Our next draw for winning teams is this Friday (October 30).  Be sure to hand in your USSR sheets to earn points for your team.  As well, anyone who wears a Halloween costume on Friday will earn points for the team.

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ENGLISH 12

If you were away today, we read Act II scene 1 and the beginning of scene 2.  We also watched Act II scene 1 of the video

Homework: none today


the-chocolate-war ENGLISH 9

If you were away today, we started a new list of vocabulary words.

Homework: Complete your graphic organizers for Wednesday.

Reminder: Tomorrow is the crossgrade test for English 9.  Similar to the practice test, you must read a new story and write a literary paragraph in response to a topic.  Be sure to review the feedback from your practice test.

r+jENGLISH 10 E

If you missed class today, we read Act I scene 2 today.  Please read this scene on your own at home.  Also, be prepared to present your Elizabethan Effect project when you return.



hamlet1

ENGLISH 12

We have now completed reading Act I.  The worksheet for Act I (given in class today) will be due at the end of class tomorrow.  You will be given class time to complete it.  Pay attention to point values.

Reminders:

  1. The final deadline for your essays (The Catcher in the Rye) is Friday, October 23rd.  You can e-mail the essay to me or drop off your essay to the front office since school will not be in session.

 the-chocolate-war

ENGLISH 9

Homework: Please read to the end of chapter 11.

hamlet1ENGLISH 12

Due Today: The Catcher in the Rye essay.

Readings: We have now read Act I scenes 1-3 in class.  If you were away, you must read these on your own. 

the-chocolate-warENGLISH 9

Homework: Finish Vocabulary graphic organizer for the following words: sanctity, loquacious, conspire, paroxysm, bauble, conviction, ebb, and mullet

Due Tomorrow: Final draft of descriptive writing

r+jENGLISH 10E

The start date for your presentations has been postponed to Wednesday, October 21st.  You will be given Tuesday’s class to polish your presentations. 

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