Book Club for Friday Feb 28th

Make sure to read 2-3 chapters (30-40 pages) for class and write down your quotes, thick questions, “what the heck?” questions, and predictions (See handout).

What to do before you meet with your book club?

  1. Find two quotations you think are important and why (This is your “so what?”).
  2. Create two thick questions (thick questions are those difficult, opinionated, thought provoking questions that you may or may not have the answer to).
  3. “What the heck?” questions – any point you’d like clarified/anything you don’t understand.
  4. Make at least two predictions and be prepared to support it with examples from the novel.

 

Eng 12

Complete Act 2 Questions for next week.

For the Act II Scene iii video (under Shakespeare tab), the video plays at school without having to enter a password. If watching at home, it is your student # and then your school password. I will add more video clips as we go along.

Gr 10: Super Hero Creative Write Due by Feb 13

Creative Writing Assignment: Length: 2-3 paragraphs (total word count: 500-550)

Using the previous work and notes about your non-stereotypical Super Hero, write a detailed creative piece. Choose one of the following:

  • Create the Superhero’s origin story

OR

  • Describe the hero in detail, including all aspects of their costume (including a symbol and colour/colours), personality, duty to the public, and the super powers at their disposal etc.

**The writing assignment must not include any stereotypes; your hero must have a creative and appropriate name; make sure to include all necessary information to create a clear vivid picture of your superhero.

Possible ideas to include: Where do they live? Is there a secret headquarters?

How does your superhero get around? Does your superhero have a sidekick? Is there something that weakens, or even takes away all the hero’s power? How did the hero acquire this power/powers?

Length: 2-3 paragraphs (total word count: 500-550)

 

Othello Act II video link

Hi Grade 12s! I found this little cartoon version of Act II Othello. The video will pause at the end of the segment. Have a look and this should help your understanding of what we’ve already read.

Click this link:  Othello Cartoon Act 2

 

Eng 12 Act One Questions due by FRIDAY!

Act One questions are due by FRIDAY! (if you missed class, you must see me to get a copy). These must be complete for the start of class. See me prior to class to make sure you are quoting properly. You may also refer to the handout “Quoting for Plays” under the Writing tab. In your quote reference you must record the Act.Scene.Line #. Act is uppercase Roman Numeral, Scene in lowercase, and line in regular numerals. Example: (I.ii.29)

ACT II QUESTIONS DUE NEXT CLASS. See me for help

 

Gr 12s

Make sure you’ve signed out a copy of Othello from the Library. If you missed class, see me ASAP. We’ve read Act One, Scene One. If you click on the Shakespeare tab on this site, you will find a link to the play that also shows a “translation” to more common language.

Grade 10: Media Stereotype assignment

Attached is a handout based on the Media Stereotype assignment that we started last Friday. We do not have school on the 24th, so please complete the handout  for the 31st and do questions 1-4 on the “Positive Superheroes” sheet (see below.

Next week, come see me in the Great Hall or Library prior to our next class. I would like you to show me your assignment and be thinking about creating your own non-stereotypical Super-hero!

Media Stereotypes handout

Positive Superheroes

TED Talk: Bring on the female Superheroes

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