For the ill and the absent-minded -

Here, you will find a very brief summary of class discussions and activities, lists of assigned readings and links to other resources. It should serve as a reminder of what we covered in class and/or of what you missed by being absent physically and/or mentally. Please read the posts and talk with your classmates before stopping me in the hallways to ask me if "we did anything important the other day". Feel free to make comments and if you're still confused, please email me!

(NB: I do not condone class absences - you must be present, in class, actively listening and participating whenever possible. Always communicate your absences with the school office as well as with me. It is your responsibility to make arrangements for missed work and/or quizzes. You MUST meet all assignment deadlines.)

09 June 2016

C - ...when we only had forty-five minutes so we had to nix the narrative essay.

We did a Kahoot! on "The Lady of Shalott" and tried one on "Digging," but sadly the WiFi collapsed!

I went over a couple of essay explication samples and asked learners to focus on using the PEE model (make a Point, integrate Evidence, Explain the connections to YOUR point).

I also spoke briefly about using quotes to support the thesis and topics and NOT be the actual points.

NEXT CLASS: Eva & Josh's Kahoot, narrative essay

COMING UP: Jun 17 - Echo Presentations

D & A - The ones with a bunch of awesome presentations.

I was very impressed with your Exit Presentations today.  Well done.  You're on your way to change the world!

NEXT CLASS: More presentations!

08 June 2016

F - more time more time more time

Writers used the period to finish off their final projects!

G - The one with four presentations.

Kate, Genevieve, Jomel, and Allan presented their exit work today - thank you!

NEXT CLASS: more presentations.

REMINDER: Everyone MUST be in class on June 14th and June 21st.

07 June 2016

D & A - The ones with the super cool, brave-souls-first-presenters.

D Block

  • Victoria and Celine presented their Exit Work
  • We meditated on the 4 a.m. Mystery and chatted about how to deconstruct a prompt from the provincial exam's Original Composition section
  • We practised brainstorming the prompt, and writing opening and closing paragraphs for the original composition
A Block
  • Haley, Janice, Ma-an presented their Exit Work - each of them were so awesome!
NEXT CLASSES: Everyone MUST be present!

C - ...when it was all about the work.

We did a Kahoot! on "Ode to Aumtumn."

Learners used the period to continue work on their poetry echoes, which are due and MUST be presented on June 17th.

NEXT CLASS: Timed narrative essay.

06 June 2016

G - The one that raised serious questions about your abilities to exit... what?

I think y'all thought it wasn't a presentation day!

Please be ready to present next class.