Friday, February 26, 2021

 English 11 Composition

  • Study for Monday's fiction exam! Review your short stories!
  • Finish the BP1 AND BP2 rough copies of our essayCompare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky
    • Finish the movie version of October Sky. You'll need the "Similarities vs. Differences" t-chart notes for the upcoming essay.
  • Did you miss the subject-verb agreement test? Review subject-verb agreement hereherehere and here.
  • Did you miss the quiz on Hugh Garner's "The Sound of Hollyhocks"? See me ASAP!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

English 11 Composition

  • On Friday we'll write the subject-verb agreement test. Review subject-verb agreement herehere, here and here.
  • If possible, finish the BP1 rough copy of our essay: Compare and contrast the novel and movie versions of October Sky
    • If you can find it on TV or online, finish the movie version of October Sky. You'll need the "Similarities vs. Differences" t-chart notes for the upcoming essay.
  • Did you miss the quiz on Hugh Garner's "The Sound of Hollyhocks"? See me ASAP!
  • Did you miss Tuesday's final novel test? If so, see me ASAP!
    • On Tuesday, Feb. 23, we will write our final October Sky test. It will examine the main characters and events from Part 4 (Chapters 21 to the Epilogue), test your understanding of the Part 4 vocabulary words, and assess your understanding of the key themes in the last half of the novel.
    • Work on the point form notes for Part 4 in the study guide.
  • Did you miss the sentence exam or 2nd spelling quiz? If so, see me ASAP!
  • Get your Flex assignments done!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

English 11 Composition

  • If you can find it on TV or online, finish the movie version of October Sky. You'll need the "Similarities vs. Differences" t-chart notes for the upcoming essay.
  • Read Hugh Garner's "The Sound of Hollyhocks". Take notes on the story's point of viewplot, characters, theme/symbolism and setting. Be ready for a quiz tomorrow morning on the short story.
  • Review subject-verb agreement here and here.
  • Did you miss Tuesday's final novel test? If so, see me ASAP!
    • On Tuesday, Feb. 23, we will write our final October Sky test. It will examine the main characters and events from Part 4 (Chapters 21 to the Epilogue), test your understanding of the Part 4 vocabulary words, and assess your understanding of the key themes in the last half of the novel.
    • Work on the point form notes for Part 4 in the study guide.
  • Did you miss the sentence exam or 2nd spelling quiz? If so, see me ASAP!
  • Get your Flex assignments done!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

  English 11 Composition

  • Get your Flex assignments done!
  • Review subject-verb agreement here and here.
  • Did you miss today's final novel test? If so, see me ASAP!
    • On Tuesday, Feb. 23, we will write our final October Sky test. It will examine the main characters and events from Part 4 (Chapters 21 to the Epilogue), test your understanding of the Part 4 vocabulary words, and assess your understanding of the key themes in the last half of the novel.
    • Work on the point form notes for Part 4 in the study guide.
  • Did you miss the sentence exam or 2nd spelling quiz? If so, see me ASAP!

Monday, February 22, 2021

 English 11 Composition

  • If not done, finish the questions to "Gentlemen, Your Verdict". Write in full sentences only!
    • 1. Allusion is a reference to the Bible, mythology, history or even pop culture. Explain the allusion on the bottom of the first page, and how it’s used to make a comparison. (2)
    • 2. How is flashback used in this story? (2)
    • 3. Which event is the climax (or turning point) of this story? Explain. (2)
    • 4. What is the precise point of view in this story? Give at least one specific example. [Look closely!] (2)
    • 5. A dilemma is a choice between two (or more) difficult options. What was Oram’s dilemma? Do you think Oram’s choice was the correct one? Explain. (2)
  • Read Chp. 25 and the Epilogue of October Sky for Tuesday, Feb. 23).
    • On Tuesday, Feb. 23, we will write our final October Sky test. It will examine the main characters and events from Part 4 (Chapters 21 to the Epilogue), test your understanding of the Part 4 vocabulary words, and assess your understanding of the key themes in the last half of the novel.
    • Work on the point form notes for Part 4 in the study guide.
  • Did you miss the sentence exam or 2nd spelling quiz? If so, see me ASAP!

Thursday, February 18, 2021

 English 11 Composition

  • On Monday we'll complete our 2nd spelling quiz:
    • 1. desperate
    • 2. disappointment
    • 3. doesn’t 
    • 4. drastically
    • 5. emphasize
    • 6. environment
    • 7. exaggerate
    • 8. existence
    • 9. extremely
    • 10. guarantee
    • 11. hoping
    • 12. hypocrisy
    • 13. inevitable
    • 14. influential
    • 15. led
  • If not done, finish the questions to "Behind the Headlines":
    • 1. What is the central conflict or problem in this story? Be specific and use your notes on conflict. (2)
    • 2. What is the point of view of “Behind the Headlines”? Why is this effective for this story? (2)
    • 3. Is Lakshmi in an abusive marriage? Explain! (2)
    • 4. Why is it ironic at the end, given that Lakshmi volunteers at a Women’s Crisis Centre? (2)
    • 5. We don’t really meet Lakshmi’s husband, Hariharan, but we get to know him regardless. Explain and describe the character of Hariharan. (2)
  • Read Chps. 23 and 24 of October Sky for Monday (and to p. 428 of October Sky for Tuesday, Feb. 23).
    • On Tuesday, Feb. 23, we will write our final October Sky test. It will examine the main characters and events from Part 4 (Chapters 21 to the Epilogue), test your understanding of the Part 4 vocabulary words, and assess your understanding of the key themes in the last half of the novel.
    • Work on the point form notes for Part 4 in the study guide.
    • If you're interested, you can read an epub version of October Sky:
      • Right-click here and choose Save Link As...
      • Load the epub file into a free epub reader app. There are free apps on all platforms. These apps should have a Read Aloud function.
  • Did you miss today's sentence exam? If so, see me ASAP!

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

English 11 Composition

  • Grammar:
  • Finish the questions to "Behind the Headlines":
    • 1. What is the central conflict or problem in this story? Be specific and use your notes on conflict. (2)
    • 2. What is the point of view of “Behind the Headlines”? Why is this effective for this story? (2)
    • 3. Is Lakshmi in an abusive marriage? Explain! (2)
    • 4. Why is it ironic at the end, given that Lakshmi volunteers at a Women’s Crisis Centre? (2)
    • 5. We don’t really meet Lakshmi’s husband, Hariharan, but we get to know him regardless. Explain and describe the character of Hariharan. (2)
  • Read Chps. 21 and 22 of October Sky for Thursday (and to p. 428 of October Sky for Tuesday, Feb. 23).
    • On Tuesday, Feb. 23, we will write our final October Sky test. It will examine the main characters and events from Part 4 (Chapters 21 to the Epilogue), test your understanding of the Part 4 vocabulary words, and assess your understanding of the key themes in the last half of the novel.
    • Work on the point form notes for Part 4 in the study guide.
    • If you're interested, you can read an epub version of October Sky:
      • Right-click here and choose Save Link As...
      • Load the epub file into a free epub reader app. There are free apps on all platforms. These apps should have a Read Aloud function.
  • Did you complete the good copy of one of your previous three rough copy paragraphs?
    • Add the following [highlighted] elements:
      • one appositive phrase;
      • one subordinate clause;
      • 2 to 4 introductory transitions;
      • [bonus] add up to two vocabulary words from October Sky for two marks total;
    • The paragraph will be marked out of /36 using the 6 point-scale.
  • Next Monday we'll complete our 2nd spelling quiz:
    • 1. desperate
    • 2. disappointment
    • 3. doesn’t 
    • 4. drastically
    • 5. emphasize
    • 6. environment
    • 7. exaggerate
    • 8. existence
    • 9. extremely
    • 10. guarantee
    • 11. hoping
    • 12. hypocrisy
    • 13. inevitable
    • 14. influential
    • 15. led
  • On Tuesday we wrote a small quiz on "Always a Motive". Please see me if you missed it.