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.)

20 November 2014

E - ...when we switched classrooms with Mrs. Davidson.

Students used the entire period to work on their essays, echoes, and bibliographies for the Short Story Echo.

OVERDUE: Echoes!

PRACTISE: Create a Works Consulted citation list for all the sources you viewed for all the short stories you read, and  the echoes you found.

REMINDER: Please bring $5 for your own copy of Macbeth

H - The one with all the questions.

We spoke briefly about the Stanley Theatre's production of St. Joan.  Students brainstormed questions on the play.

Students used the period to work on their essays, which are due at the end of the week via Google Docs.

PRACTISE: Write a journal response to one of the questions you generated today. PUBLISH your journal to your profile page on Mahara.

REMINDER: Please also post your photos from your 30 Days of Learning to your Mahara Profile Page.

NEXT CLASS: Hamlet??

F - scriptwriting, class two

No class today.

Post Secondary Liason Day.

19 November 2014

D & A - The one when we were at the theatre.

No class today.

We went to see St. Joan at the Stanley Theatre.  Please familiarize yourself with your Mahara portfolios as I will be asking you to use it for reflections on the play and for your Genius afternoons, which begin in January.... I hope.

NEXT CLASS: Debriefing the play, your thoughts on revenge

C - ...when we talked about tragedy, a little.

Students took some time to work on their essays for the Short Story Echo.

We brainstormed everything and anything about Shakespeare.

DUE: 21 Nov - Short Story Echo

REMINDER: $5 for your own copy of Macbeth

18 November 2014

H - The one with more essay work, of course!

OVERDUE: Permission forms for St. Joan

Students had a TOC, but I popped in quickly to talk about check-in and attendance procedures and behaviour expectations at the theatre next day. Students used the entire period to continue work on their major essays.

Essays are DUE via google docs by the end of the week.

F - scriptwriting, class one

FREE WRITE: A voice swirls...

Students began work on their scripts and screenplays.