Thursday, September 29, 2016

Friday is a school-based Pro-D day!

English 10 Block 1: Homework for Monday
  • Finish the questions to Leah Silverman's "Lenses".
    • Answer in full sentences. Do not start with “because” or “then”. You’ll receive up to two marks each.
      • 1. Describe, as far as possible, the setting (time and place) and external conflict. 
      • 2. In the last two pages, Silverman uses a number of phrases to make the surgical procedure sound awful. Quote two passages (using “quotations marks”) that show how Corinne views the procedure.
      • 3. A dilemma is a choice with two difficult outcomes. How does Corinne’s internal conflict rest on a choice between two good things, honesty and making her friend happy? Do you agree with her choice?
      • 4. Given #3, Corinne is which type of character? Explain. 
      • 5. If you could have the metal eyes that Grusha is receiving, and get perfect vision as a result, would you do it? Why or why not?
        • /10
  • Did you read "Another Evening at the Club"? We wrote an open-book test on the short story last Wednesday. Also, review these notes on conflict
  • If you haven't written it, study your handouts for the big sentence test.


English 12 Block 2
Homework for Monday
  • Read Margaret Laurence's "Where The World Began".
    • On Monday students will write an in-class test on this story. Be ready to discuss the plot, main characters, and examples of descriptive writing.
  • The 1st essay was due on Monday, Sept. 26.
    • We are influenced by our social environment. 
    • Make sure you use the transitions from this sheet.
    • Not sure if you're doing it right? Read this.


Communications 11 Block 3
Homework for Monday
  • 2.3 will be due on Monday, October 3.
  • 2.2 was due on Monday (Sept. 26). It MUST be handed in on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

English 10 Block 1: Homework for Thursday
  • Spelling #3:
    • 1. argument
    • 2. arithmetic
    • 3. article
    • 4. artillery
    • 5. ascend
    • 6. association
    • 7. athlete
    • 8. attempt
    • 9. attractive
    • 10. audience
    • 11. authority
    • 12. auxiliary
    • 13. awkward
    • 14. balloon
    • 15. becoming
  • Did you read "Another Evening at the Club"? We wrote an open-book test on the short story on Wednesday. Also, review these notes on conflict
  • If you haven't written it, study your handouts for the big sentence test.


English 12 Block 2
Homework for Thursday
  • The spelling test will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29.
    • 1. beginning
    • 2. business
    • 3. commitment
    • 4. competition
    • 5. conscientious
    • 6. definitely
    • 7. disappointed
    • 8. dying
    • 9. embarrassment
    • 10. extravagant
    • 11. guarantee
    • 12. hierarchy
    • 13. independence
    • 14. inevitable
    • 15. loneliness
    • 16. necessary
    • 17. nostalgia
    • 18. obstacle
    • 19. occurred
    • 20. optimistic
    • 21. perseverance
    • 22. privilege
    • 23. publicly
    • 24. recommend
    • 25. rhythm
  • The essay was due on Monday, Sept. 26.
    • We are influenced by our social environment. 
    • Make sure you use the transitions from this sheet.
    • Not sure if you're doing it right? Read this.


Communications 11 Block 3
Homework for Thursday
  • 2.3 will be due on Monday, October 3.
  • 2.2 was due on Monday (Sept. 26). It MUST be handed in on Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

English 10 Block 1: Homework for Wednesday
  • Read, in full, "Another Evening at the Club". We will write an open-book test on the short story tomorrow. Also, review these notes on conflict
  • If you haven't written it, study your handouts for the big sentence test.
  • The essay was due on Monday, Sept. 26.
    • Are 16 year-olds children, adults, or something in between?
    • Make sure you use the transitions from this sheet.
    • Not sure if you're doing it right? Read this.


English 12 Block 2
Homework for Wednesday
  • The spelling test will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29.
  • The essay was due on Monday, Sept. 26.
    • We are influenced by our social environment. 
    • Make sure you use the transitions from this sheet.
    • Not sure if you're doing it right? Read this.


Communications 11 Block 3
Homework for Wednesday
  • 2.3 will be due on Monday, October 3.
  • 2.2 was due on Monday (Sept. 26). It MUST be handed in on Wednesday.

Monday, September 26, 2016

English 10 Block 1: Homework for Tuesday
  • Study your handouts for tomorrow's big sentence test.
  • The essay was due on Monday, Sept. 26.
    • Are 16 year-olds children, adults, or something in between?
    • Make sure you use the transitions from this sheet.
    • Not sure if you're doing it right? Read this.


English 12 Block 2
Homework for Tuesday
  • The spelling test will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29.
  • The essay was due on Monday, Sept. 26.
    • We are influenced by our social environment. 
    • Make sure you use the transitions from this sheet.
    • Not sure if you're doing it right? Read this.


Communications 11 Block 3
Homework for Tuesday
  • 2.3 will be due on Monday, October 3.
  • 2.2 was due on Monday (Sept. 26).

Thursday, September 22, 2016

English 10 Block 1: Homework for Monday
  • The essay is due on Monday.
    • Are 16 year-olds children, adults, or something in between?
    • Make sure you use the transitions from this sheet.
    • Not sure if you're doing it right? Read this.


English 12 Block 2
Homework for Monday
  • The essay is due on Monday.
    • We are influenced by our social environment. 
    • Make sure you use the transitions from this sheet.
    • Not sure if you're doing it right? Read this.


Communications 11 Block 3
Homework for Monday
  • 2.2 is due on Monday (Sept. 26).

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

English 10 Block 1: Homework for Thursday
  • Study for tomorrow's second spelling test:
    • 1. alley
    • 2. allowed
    • 3. ally
    • 4. although
    • 5. adversity
    • 6. amateur
    • 7. amicable
    • 8. ammunition
    • 9. anonymous
    • 10. analyze/se
    • 11. aberration
    • 12. anxious
    • 13. appearance
    • 14. appropriate
    • 15. Arctic
  • The essay is due on Monday.


English 12 Block 2
Homework for Thursday
  • The essay is due on Monday.


Communications 11 Block 3
Homework for Thursday
  • 2.2 is due on Thursday (Sept. 22).
    • Start your 2.2 essay today.
  • All of 2.1 should've been finished by Thursday, Sept. 15. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

English 10 Block 1: Homework for Wednesday
  • Finish your introductory and concluding paragraphs for the following essay:
    • Are 16 year-olds children, adults, or something in between?
    • Make sure you use the transitions from this sheet.
  • If not done, complete your third body paragraph on one of the following topics:
    • Should 16 year-olds be 
      • be allowed to vote?
      • be allowed to drink alcohol?
      • be allowed to join the military without parental permission?
      • have the right to medical privacy?
      • be allowed to smoke?
      • be allowed to marry without parental permission?


English 12 Block 2
Homework for Wednesday
  • Finish your concluding paragraph for the following essay:
    • We are influenced by our social environment. 
    • Make sure you use the transitions from this sheet.
    • Make sure your CP is 5-8 sentences long and contains
      • a restatement of the topic and thesis
      • a summary of the BP's
      • and a broad, even cheesy, generalization of the thesis to finish things off.
  • Complete your introductory paragraph (IP). The overall prompt is as follows:
    • Make sure your IP is 3-6 sentences long and contains
      • an opening section that grabs the reader and discusses the general topic (which is the prompt)
      • provides a thesis
      • and outlines your body paragraph topics
  • If not done, finish (in good copy, ironically) your cover letter. Remember, this is a bad cover letter, filled with as many colloquial and slang words as possible. Otherwise, spelling and sentence structure should be...okay.


Communications 11 Block 3
Homework for Wednesday
  • 2.2 is due on Thursday (Sept. 22).
    • Finish the first three marked assignments for Tuesday.
  • All of 2.1 should've been finished by Thursday, Sept. 15.