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April 24, 2013

Today you received a print-out of your term 3 mark.  Remember to check it over carefully for errors or omissions.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to come see me.  Your mark should never be a surprise.

After silent reading we began talking about our speech topic…

As I move on to this next phase of my life…

We brainstormed possible ideas for the speech and then you were given time to work on it.  Don’t forget that we will begin presenting our speeches on May 7th.  Your speech should be 4 to 5 minutes long.

Next class we will begin discussing The Crucible, by Arthur Miller.

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April 10, 2013

For the last two classes you had the opportunity to catch up on missing assignments, finish reading the novel, and complete your final quotation response that should now be posted to your blog.  The instructions for the quotation response are on my Kidblog page.  Don’t forget to also comment on three of your classmates’ blog posts.

In the last week you received a list of term 3 assignments and a print-out of recorded marks so far this term.  Today was the deadline for handing in those missing assignments.  Don’t forget that you need to have the novel finished for Friday and your kite project is also due that day.  These will be the final term 3 assignments.

April 3, 2013

Last class you worked on finishing your found poems.  Remember that you are trying to use Mr. Hosseini’s words to create a poem that reflects one of three time periods in Amir’s life.  Your job, as the poet, is to create the “poetic style” so that the words sound and feel like a poem you created.  Your finished poems should be posted to your blog.

On Thursday you will receive a list of Term 3 assignments.  I have highlighted assignments that each of you are missing.  You will have until Monday, April 8th to hand in any of these missing assignments.

Here is the list of assignments:

  • My Last Duchess analysis
  • Poetry Project
  • KR – quiz 1
  • Asia map
  • Exit slip – March 1
  • KR – quiz 2
  • KR – quiz 3
  • KR – article response
  • KR – Hosseini Fact Sheet
  • found poem practice
  • Blog – quotation response
  • Blog – novel response – march 7
  • found poem

 

April 10, 2012

Just a quick reminder that the end of term is this Friday, April 13th.  You have until that date to hand in your Visual Found Poems and/or Quotation Journal if you did not hand them in when they were due – BEFORE SPRING BREAK!

We have been reading Act 1 of The Crucible.  There are a lot of characters introduced in this first act so we are each creating some form of character information/note taking – this can be a chart or notes, or whatever suits your learning style.

We will finish reading Act 1 on Friday so be sure to have pre-read the rest of the Act.