Ms. Candice Gallivan

This page is intended to keep students and parents updated on all things grade 9 English. Please check this page for homework and assignments.

Posted: February 2, 2018

Article of the Week #3 was given out today to all students. Students should work on the AOTW in shorter chunks throughout the week, and up to the due date on Friday, Feb. 9th at the beginning of class. 

*Grade 9- remember to read the instructions and complete all 3 steps! Do your best! Ask for study block pullouts; they are available for you! 

Attached are all 3 articles. If you've lost your article and need to reprint, be sure to choose the correct one (which is the one given to you in class).

Ms. G

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Posted: January 8, 2018

Hi All!

Today you made your choice from the assignment matrix. Make sure to begin working on the assignment tonight! You need to get started right away so that if any questions or quandaries arise, you have time to see me or Ms. Little for help. 

Remember: use the tools you've been given for support. 1. The Rubric  2. The title page sample

See the attached matrix, rubric and sample title page if you've lost something.

Work Hard!

Due: Monday, January 15th at the beginning of class.

Posted: December 21, 2017

Merry Christmas, grade 9!

Remember that your second idependent novel must be read by the first day back to school on January 8, 2018! In class on Jan.8 you will be making your second choice from the Book Assignment Matrrix. Your book assignment will be due exactly one week later, on January 15, 2018.


Posted: November 20, 2017

Please find the Article of the Week attached. There are 3 different titles, you are to complete the title I gave you in class. If lost, please be sure to reprint the correct one. 

 STUDY BLOCK pullouts are available this week. 

Ms. G

Due Date: 

Monday, November 27, 2017

Posted: October 27, 2017

Attached you will find the Book Assignment Rubric and The Matrix of assignments for you to refer to.

REMEMBER: The assignment is due in class on Thursday, November 9, 2017! BUT, we will have a check-in class dedicated to looking at your work so far on Friday, November 3, 2017! 

Work Hard! 

Due Date: 

Friday, October 27, 2017

1. Finish marking the text in the article Africville. You must make at least 4 notations- one question, connection, definition and interesting word/line/phrase- but preferably more than that.

2. Complete 'Food For Thought' question 1. You may need to write your summary on a separate sheet of paper. Google 'Historica" for accurate infomation on the history of Africville.  

Due Date: 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Posted: October 2, 2017

1. A Six Word story is when the author uses compressed language to have the reader consider a plethora of things ( The most famous one is by Ernest Hemingway who penned: 
For sale: baby shoes, never worn

2. For homework, create your own “six word story” on the subject of residential schools. This can be done on what happened at the schools, what the schools did to the culture of Indigenous children or on the intergenerational impact of residential schools. 


Due Date: 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Posted: September 26, 2017

If you did not finish the marking text activity that was assigned in class today, you must finish it tonight! Remember, make 10 notations in total. You must make at least 1 notation for each step- defining vocabulary, identifying interesting words/sentences, making connections and asking questions. I will attach the notes and exemplar covered in class for you to look at, if need be. You also have all of the notes in your English binder.

Due Date: 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Posted: September 8, 2017


Tue, Sep 26/17 1:00 pm

Posted: September 7, 2017

Welcome to BLMS and to grade 9 English! Please find the course outline attached.   

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Article of the Week #3