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Posted: October 25, 2013

English 9: This week we worked on a new reading skill: drawing inferences.  We learned that good readers do this by combining what they've read/observed with prior knoweldge to draw a conculsion.  This enables you to read 'between the lines'.  We explored this skill by looking a pictures, listening to music and reading various texts.  We ended off the week with an article to practice our new skill. Students also read their new novels on Wednesday (this is independent novel # 2) and were to hand in their assignment for their first independent novel (students, if you've yet to do this, make sure I see it on Monday!)   English 122: We reviewed MLA essay formatting this week by creating visual respresentations of the formart guidelines that would appeal to a larger audience.  Students can also take that these self-created guides to university with them!  We also continued to work on our Remembrance Day performance vignette that we are presenting at our school's ceremony on the 7th of November.  Scripts are all done - we just have to stage it now! Also, we began our 2nd Independent Novel on Thursday, The Vision, by our very own Kent County author, Jason Lawson.    Writing 110: Yahoo! We finished Unit 2 this week - The Essay - and were to hand in our final copies of our persuasive pieces on Wednesday.  We also did a practice demand writing piece to practice for the ELPA.    History 113: We finally got to talking about World War I this week.  So far we learned about the MAIN causes of the war and its kick off.  Students researched the assassination of Franz Ferdinand and wrote a news paper article explaining the incident.  

Posted: March 28, 2011

See attached
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Kinds of Questions:   Matching: Character to Characteristics Figurative Language: terms to examples from R&J   Quote Significance   Short answer questions on content and author's choice.

Posted: February 23, 2011

Review is attached - study carefully. Also, have a look at your notes on Elements of Culture.  I need you to be able to show an understanding of what makes our country unique:  Think - people (multiculturalism - salad bowl), traditions, government, food, the arts, values, and our landforms.

Posted: February 21, 2011

What to review:   Detectives of the past (different kinds of historians and their purposes) Religious/Scientific theories of evolution Human Evolution - Hominids/Homo Erectus/Homo Habilis/Homo Sapiens (Neanderthals/Homo SapiensSapiens) Cultural Evolution Notes - Language/Fire/Social Organization/Tool-Making/Hunting/Homes Neolithic Revolution - what happened that lead us towards civilization?   STUDY

Posted: January 18, 2011

See attached part 1, 2 and 3 of your exam review.  Use it wisely; good luck :)      
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Posted: January 18, 2011

As per your very studious request, I have attached two example of poems from previous ELPAs.  Since most of you agree that poetry comprehension is the most difficult for you to work with, I highly suggest you take the time to look these over :)  
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Posted: January 14, 2011

It's important to spend time at home preparing yourself for the ELPA next Thursday (20th) and Friday (21st).  You need to practice, practice, practice!  Below I have provided you with various writing ideas.  My suggestion to you, is to time yourself (try to keep to 60 minutes) and take yourself through the writing process (prewriting {outline}, draft copy, proof reading/revision, final copy).  This will be what you'll do on the ELPA!   Persuasive Prompt: Decide whether students should or should not be allowed to use personal electronic devices in the classroom.  Explain and support your opinion with facts and details.   Narrative Prompt: Write a fictional story about travelling to a magical place.  Be descriptive.   Memoir: Recount your favorite memory with your best friend.   Good Luck :)       

Posted: March 9, 2010

Chapter 2 - Grade 9 Unit 1 - Stone Age - Grade 10  


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