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September 27, 2012

Today was a shortened class due to the Terry Fox Run.  We did our silent reading and then finished watching The Lottery.  I really like how the ending of the movie comes full circle back to Jason’s father in the state mental institution.  The charade that the townspeople put on is pretty impressive as well.

Next class we will be reading Leo Tolstoy’s The Three Questions – in his original form (in translation) and in a children’s picture book form.  How do you think these two genres will differ?

The term for Tolstoy’s story that we will learn is parable – you might want to look that one up 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!

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October 7, 2011

English 12 – This week we watched the film version of Bryce Courtenay’s The Power of One.  This is a very powerful movie set during the beginnings of Apartheid in South Africa.  PK’s journey fits well with the theme we have been focusing on; choosing paths in our lives.

On Friday, after finishing the film, you were to do a response journal on the movie.  Don’t forget that there are four parts to a response journal – if you can’t remember, there is a copy of the notes on the Handouts page of the blog.  The response journal is due on Wednesday, October 12th.

If you were absent for part of the film I can show it during lunch in room 1.  Please let me know if you would like to take advantage of this opportunity.

Wednesday will be your first class with Ms. Campbell.  I am very excited about the units you will be doing with her, and I know you will be exemplary students for her during her practicum.