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Assessment and evaluation:
MON. Mar. 24 - Kite Runner quiz


THUR. Mar. 6
Watched first half of Dead Poet's Society
READ TO PAGE 199 OF THE KITE RUNNER over the break

WED. Mar. 5
Discussed first Chapter of The Kite Runner
Last half of period in Lab to finish mini-research assignment

TUE. Mar. 4
Full period in Library to continue work on mini-research assignment
Handed out questions to guide reading
Handed out SUMMATIVE MATERIAL FOR READER'S LOG #2:

MON. Mar. 3
Half period in Lab to begin mini-research assignment
Finished MindMap Presentations
HANDED OUT KITE RUNNER QUESTIONS:

FRI. Feb. 28
Presentations of MindMaps

THUR. Feb. 27
Students worked on Mind Maps
Presentations are tomorrow
Handed out Kite Runner mini-research assignment.

WED. Feb. 26
SHORT STORY TEST

TUE. Feb. 25
"Sight" Passage went out today. Read and analyse story to be ready for sight passage questions tomorrow.
Organized BookClub discussions.

DATES FOR BOOK CLUB: #1 March 26 / #2 April 9 / #3 April 23 / #4 May 7

MON. Feb. 24
PARAGRAPH DUE
Students worked on their MindMapping Assignment

FRI. Feb. 21
Did some peer editing using this checklist: FINAL DRAFT OF PARAGRAPH DUE MONDAY!!!

Chose groups and a short story for the MIND MAP


THURS. Feb. 20
Finished the paragraph for History lesson.

WED. Feb. 19
Worked on Armstrong's "History Lesson":
HW: Do numbers 2-6 in point form.

TUE. Feb. 18
Read "History Lesson" and watched (in P3 only) "I'm Not the Indian You Had in Mind"
P4 HW: For each of the remaining stanzas in the poem, figure out what the implications are.

FRI. Feb 14
Spent the period writing out the answer for #2 OR #3 to hand in.
HW: finish the questions on the sheet. You should have answers for questions 1-8 complete for Monday.

THUR. Feb 13
Began "Brother Dear" -
Read the story, go to the TED talk on the question sheet, do questions 1-3 and be prepared to write up EITHER 2 or 3 to hand in tomorrow.

Wed. Feb. 12
Went to library and took out Summative Books:


TUE. Feb. 11
Reviewed "Out, Out--" and finished working on the underlined sections:

MON. Feb. 10
Took last notes for "Lamp at Noon" (see "Lamp at Noon" 6 Feb.).
Viewed Robert Frost bio.
Worked on poem:

FRI. Feb.7
Discussed possible theme TOPICS for "The Lamp at Noon" - isolation, madness, death, violence.
Discussed the "Out, out brief candle" speech from MacBeth and then read Frost's "Out,Out--"
Identified sound devices in the poem, entering them into the chart:

ON the Poetry Terms handout, highlight: IMAGERY, ALLUSION, SOUND DEVICES (ALLITERATION, CONSONANCE, ASSONANCE, ONOMATOPOEIA, INTERNAL RHYME)

THU. Feb. 6
Did questions #1 individually and then 2-7 in groups. Took them up. See handouts and overhead:

for this document you must save and then open the doc, highlight blank sections and change font colour to black.

WED. Feb. 5
On poetry terms handout - Highlight REPETITION, SIMILE, METAPHOR, PERSONIFICATION. Do the top two blocks and the bottom block of the side 1 of the long chart for analysis:
Review examples shown in class of how to analyse a simile:

TUE. Feb.4
Began with "The Profile of Africa"
and then started working with terms for poetry:
INCLASS PARAGRAPH WRITING: Choose a simile from the poem and write a paragraph that discusses its implications. SEE Handout:
HW: READ "The Lamp at Noon" starting on page 62 of the text.

Monday, Feb. 3
PERIOD 3 - Assembly: to Review school rules and to review process for registration and course options.
Course selections must be completed, signed, and handed in to Period ONE teachers by February 18.
- Students signed out texts.


PERIOD 4- Around the clock introductions
- Texts handed out
- Course binder requirements: BINDER, 5 DIVIDERS: Short Stories; The Kite Runner; MacBeth; Language Skills; Non-Fiction and Media
PERIOD 3 & 4: COURSE OUTLINE