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: 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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