Monday, October 22, 2018

English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Tuesday
  • Choose one of the poems from the 11x17 handout and write a short paragraph that explains the theme of the poem. (A longer poem might be easier, to be honest.)
    • Make sure your paragraph has 7 to 12 sentences, a TS, a body with three different points, and a conclusion.
    • Also add a least one properly introduced and cited quotation.

English 12 Block 3: Homework for Tuesday
  • We'll start a writing unit on Monday.
  • Did you write last Wednesday's fiction test?

      English 9 Linear: 
      Homework for Wednesday
      • Finish the questions for "Grandmother":
        • 1. What do you think the poet means by “silent” in line 8 of the poem? Respond with one or two full sentences. (2)
        • 2. Explain the problem(s) the grandmother faces. (2)
        • 3. What would the grandmother prefer? Explain in full sentences. (2)
        • 4. Explain two sound devices used within the poem. Use quotes to support your answer. (4)
      • Are you ready for next Friday's spelling quiz?
        • 1. beginning 
        • 2. benevolent *
        • 3. believe
        • 4. benefit
        • 5. beneficial
        • 6. biased
        • 7. breathe
        • 8. Britain
        • 9. buried
        • 10. business
        • 11. calendar
        • 12. carrying
        • 13. casualties
        • 14. ceiling
        • 15. cemetery

      Thursday, October 18, 2018

      English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Monday
      • Get ready for the first spelling quiz!
        • 1. accommodated
        • 2. auxiliary
        • 3. awkward
        • 4. beginning
        • 5. buried
        • 6. business
        • 7. commitment
        • 8. competition
        • 9. consistent
        • 10. constitution
        • 11. convenient
        • 12. criticism
        • 13. decision
        • 14. dependent
        • 15. desirable
      • We'll start our poetry unit on Monday.
      • Did you write Wednesday's fiction test?
      • Our first comparison essay was due last Friday, Oct. 12. 
        • The topic for the essay is as follows: Compare and contrast the movie Beyond the Reach with the original novel, Deathwatch.
        • Use a standard font at 12 or 14 size. Please use double or 1.5 space between lines.
        • Print it out before class!

      English 12 Block 3: Homework for Monday
      • We'll start a writing unit on Monday.
      • Did you write last Wednesday's fiction test?

          English 9 Linear: 
          Homework for Monday
          • Did you finish your technology paragraphs on the following topics? 1) How does technology undermine our lives? and 2) How does technology enhance our lives? Both were due last Monday.
            • Make sure each paragraph is printed out before class! Go to the library beforehand!
            • Each paragraph needs a title and your name.
            • Designate one paragraph (presumably your best) for a "deep mark". I will mark this in detail out of /24. The other paragraph should be designated for a "quick mark". I'll quickly peruse it and give you a score out of /10. Your total mark will therefore be /34.
            • For the "deep mark" paragraph, you can add up to four bonus words from our 3 spelling lists. Each word can be used only once. If you use each word properly, I'll give you a half mark bonus, for a total of 2 extra marks on top of the /24. Make sure you underline or highlight each of these four bonus words.

          Wednesday, October 17, 2018

          English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Thursday
          • Rank your poems (from the 11x17 handout) on a scale of 1 to 5.
          • Did you write Wednesday's fiction test?
          • Our first comparison essay was due last Friday, Oct. 12. 
            • The topic for the essay is as follows: Compare and contrast the movie Beyond the Reach with the original novel, Deathwatch.
            • Use a standard font at 12 or 14 size. Please use double or 1.5 space between lines.
            • Print it out before class!

          English 12 Block 3: Homework for Thursday
          • Did you write Wednesday's fiction test?

              English 9 Linear: 
              Homework for Monday
              • Did you finish your technology paragraphs on the following topics? 1) How does technology undermine our lives? and 2) How does technology enhance our lives? Both were due last Monday.
                • Make sure each paragraph is printed out before class! Go to the library beforehand!
                • Each paragraph needs a title and your name.
                • Designate one paragraph (presumably your best) for a "deep mark". I will mark this in detail out of /24. The other paragraph should be designated for a "quick mark". I'll quickly peruse it and give you a score out of /10. Your total mark will therefore be /34.
                • For the "deep mark" paragraph, you can add up to four bonus words from our 3 spelling lists. Each word can be used only once. If you use each word properly, I'll give you a half mark bonus, for a total of 2 extra marks on top of the /24. Make sure you underline or highlight each of these four bonus words.

              Tuesday, October 16, 2018

              English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Wednesday
              • Be ready for Wednesday's fiction test!
              • Our first comparison essay was due last Friday, Oct. 12. 
                • The topic for the essay is as follows: Compare and contrast the movie Beyond the Reach with the original novel, Deathwatch.
                • Use a standard font at 12 or 14 size. Please use double or 1.5 space between lines.
                • Print it out before class!

              English 12 Block 3: Homework for Wednesday
              • Be ready for Wednesday's fiction test!

                  English 9 Linear: 
                  Homework for Wednesday
                    • Be ready for Wednesday's sentence test!
                    • Did you finish your technology paragraphs on the following topics? 1) How does technology undermine our lives? and 2) How does technology enhance our lives? Both were due Monday.
                      • Make sure each paragraph is printed out before class! Go to the library beforehand!
                      • Each paragraph needs a title and your name.
                      • Designate one paragraph (presumably your best) for a "deep mark". I will mark this in detail out of /24. The other paragraph should be designated for a "quick mark". I'll quickly peruse it and give you a score out of /10. Your total mark will therefore be /34.
                      • For the "deep mark" paragraph, you can add up to four bonus words from our 3 spelling lists. Each word can be used only once. If you use each word properly, I'll give you a half mark bonus, for a total of 2 extra marks on top of the /24. Make sure you underline or highlight each of these four bonus words.

                    Monday, October 15, 2018

                    English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Tuesday
                    • If not finished, complete these questions for ...
                      • “The Jade Peony” 
                        • 1. In 3-4 sentences, explain one major theme from the story. (2)
                        • 2. There are many beautiful phrases or images in this story. Write one down as a quote and explain why you find it so moving. (2)
                        • 3. Describe two conflicts in this story. What kind of conflicts are they? (2)
                        • 4. What is personified in p. 115? Explain! (Personification is a non-human thing or concept that’s treated/described as if it were human.) (2)
                        • 5. What does Sek-Lung discover at the end of the story? What does it symbolize?  (2)
                    • Be ready for Wednesday's fiction test!
                    • Our first comparison essay was due last Friday, Oct. 12. We will have no more class time for the essay, so this will be your homework.
                      • The topic for the essay is as follows: Compare and contrast the movie Beyond the Reach with the original novel, Deathwatch.
                      • Use a standard font at 12 or 14 size. Please use double or 1.5 space between lines.
                      • Print it out before class!

                    English 12 Block 3: Homework for Tuesday
                    • Read Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls". Be ready for a comprehension quiz on Tuesday. Focus on plot, characters, and themes. 
                    • Be ready for Wednesday's fiction test!

                        English 9 Linear: 
                        Homework for Wednesday
                          • Be ready for Wednesday's sentence test!
                          • Did you finish your technology paragraphs on the following topics? 1) How does technology undermine our lives? and 2) How does technology enhance our lives? Both were due Monday.
                            • Make sure each paragraph is printed out before class! Go to the library beforehand!
                            • Each paragraph needs a title and your name.
                            • Designate one paragraph (presumably your best) for a "deep mark". I will mark this in detail out of /24. The other paragraph should be designated for a "quick mark". I'll quickly peruse it and give you a score out of /10. Your total mark will therefore be /34.
                            • For the "deep mark" paragraph, you can add up to four bonus words from our 3 spelling lists. Each word can be used only once. If you use each word properly, I'll give you a half mark bonus, for a total of 2 extra marks on top of the /24. Make sure you underline or highlight each of these four bonus words.

                          Friday, October 12, 2018

                          English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Monday
                          • If not finished, finished these questions for ...
                            • “The Jade Peony” (p. 109)
                              • 1. In 3-4 sentences, explain one major theme from the story. (2)
                              • 2. There are many beautiful phrases or images in this story. Write one down as a quote and explain why you find it so moving. (2)
                              • 3. Describe two conflicts in this story. What kind of conflicts are they? (2)
                              • 4. What is personified in p. 115? Explain! (Personification is a non-human thing or concept that’s treated/described as if it were human.) (2)
                              • 5. What does Sek-Lung discover at the end of the story? What does it symbolize?  (2)
                          • Did you miss today's "The Sound of Hollyhocks" reading quiz? Consider plot, conflict, characters, narrative p.o.v., and the symbolism of the hollyhocks.
                          • Our first comparison essay will be due next Friday, Oct. 12. We will have no more class time for the essay, so this will be your homework.
                            • The topic for the essay is as follows: Compare and contrast the movie Beyond the Reach with the original novel, Deathwatch.
                            • Use a standard font at 12 or 14 size. Please use double or 1.5 space between lines.
                            • Print it out before class!
                              • If not finished, complete the following paragraph for "Gentlemen, Your Verdict". You may want to read these notes on point of view, too.
                                • In a full paragraph, explain Commander Oram's dilemma and his solution. Do you agree with it?

                              English 12 Block 3: Homework for Monday
                              • Read Leo Tolstoy's "How much land does a man need?" Be ready for a comprehension quiz on Monday. Focus on plot, characters, themes, and didactic elements. Also, review these notes on didactic writing.
                              • Did you write the quiz for Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour"? Review the plot, character, themes, setting and irony of the story.
                              • If not finished, complete the following paragraph for "Say Yes":
                                • In a full paragraph, explain whether or not the husband is racist.

                                  English 9 Linear: 
                                  Homework for Monday
                                    • Finish your second technology paragraph, How does technology undermine our lives? as well as the first technology paragraph, How does technology enhance our lives? Finish both for Monday.
                                      • Make sure each paragraph is printed out before class! Go to the library beforehand!
                                      • Each paragraph needs a title and your name.
                                      • Designate one paragraph (presumably your best) for a "deep mark". I will mark this in detail out of /24. The other paragraph should be designated for a "quick mark". I'll quickly peruse it and give you a score out of /10. Your total mark will therefore be /34.
                                      • For the "deep mark" paragraph, you can add up to four bonus words from our 3 spelling lists. Each word can be used only once. If you use each word properly, I'll give you a half mark bonus, for a total of 2 extra marks on top of the /24. Make sure you underline or highlight each of these four bonus words.

                                    Thursday, October 11, 2018

                                    English 11 Blocks 1/2: Homework for Friday
                                    • Be ready for the "The Sound of Hollyhocks" reading quiz. Be ready for a reading quiz on Friday. Consider plot, conflict, characters, narrative p.o.v., and the symbolism of the hollyhocks.
                                    • Our first comparison essay will be due next Friday, Oct. 12. We will have no more class time for the essay, so this will be your homework.
                                      • The topic for the essay is as follows: Compare and contrast the movie Beyond the Reach with the original novel, Deathwatch.
                                      • Use a standard font at 12 or 14 size. Please use double or 1.5 space between lines.
                                      • Print it out before class!
                                        • If not finished, complete the following paragraph for "Gentlemen, Your Verdict". You may want to read these notes on point of view, too.
                                          • In a full paragraph, explain Commander Oram's dilemma and his solution. Do you agree with it?

                                        English 12 Block 3: Homework for Friday
                                        • Did you write the quiz for Kate Chopin's "The Story of an Hour"? Review the plot, character, themes, setting and irony of the story.
                                        • If not finished, complete the following paragraph for "Say Yes":
                                          • In a full paragraph, explain whether or not the husband is racist.
                                        • Did you miss the 3rd UTROD test (Chps. 13-20)?
                                          • Also finish the 3rd study guide (10 marks) and finish the vocabulary words (5 marks). 

                                            English 9 Linear: 
                                            Homework for Monday
                                            • Finish your second technology paragraph, How does technology undermine our lives? as well as the first technology paragraph, How does technology enhance our lives? Finish both for Monday.
                                              • Make sure each paragraph is printed out before class! Go to the library beforehand!
                                              • Each paragraph needs a title and your name.
                                              • Designate one paragraph (presumably your best) for a "deep mark". I will mark this in detail out of /24. The other paragraph should be designated for a "quick mark". I'll quickly peruse it and give you a score out of /10. Your total mark will therefore be /34.
                                              • For the "deep mark" paragraph, you can add up to four bonus words from our 3 spelling lists. Each word can be used only once. If you use each word properly, I'll give you a half mark bonus, for a total of 2 extra marks on top of the /24. Make sure you underline or highlight each of these four bonus words.