Mon June 18 - 21:
- Nihilism in Macbeth
- Poetry review
- Grad Transitions Presentation
- Provincial Exam Preview
Fri June 8 - Fri June 15:
- Inquiry Presentations
Fri June 1 - Thur June 7:
- Working on Inquiry Project
Wed May 30 & Thurs May 31:
- Finished reading the play
- Considered how any of the Literary Theories we've discussed relate to Act 4 & 5 by finding and explaining 3 examples.
Sample MLA Works Cited:
- Alpha order
- Author's last name, first name
- "Title of Article."
- Name of Website
- Date updated: ex. 04 May 2014
- Type of source: Web.
- Date accessed: ex. 18 May 2018
- <URL address>
Mon May 28 & Tues May 29:
- Feminism Notes
- Act 4
Thur May 24 & Fri May 25:
- finish reading Act 3
- consider question: Discuss how deconstruction circulates through Act Three -- by using/explaining at least three quotations.
Tues May 22 & Wed May 23:
- reviewed Deconstruction
- read Act 3.1 - 3.5
Wed May 16 & Thur May 17:
- Reviewing Question re: Act Two
- Notes on Deconstruction
Mon May 14 & Tues May 15:
- Reviewed notes on Psychoanalysis
- Read Act 2
- Answered question: How does Psychoanalysis circulate through Act 2? (ie. Why would Freud have been interested in Act 2?) Include at least three quotations in your response.
Fri May 11:
- Worked on Inquiry Project
Wed May 9 & Thur May 10:
- Poetry Essays back (marks updated)
- Question to consider re: New Historicism & Act One: How does New Historicism circulate through Act One? Use at least three quotations to explain your points.
- Act Two: Psychoanalysis
Mon May 7 & Tues May 8:
- Act 1.3 - 1.7
Thur May 3 & Fri May 4:
- Beginning The Scottish Play by reviewing notions of Aristotelian Tragedy and New Historicism in relation to the play
- Read into Act One
- Signed out playtexts
Fri Apr 27 - Wed May 2:
- working on Inquiry Project
- reviewed how to write a Works Cited and how to include Parenthetical References
Wed Apr 25 & Thur Apr 26:
- writing an in-class "Stand Alone" analysis of the poem
Mon Apr 23 & Tues Apr 24:
- complete TPCASTT on poem of choice
Wed Apr 18 & Thur Apr 19:
- handed in Commentaries on Sound Patterns
- Group Discussion on TPCASTT analysis of poems
Mon Apr 16 & Tues Apr 17:
- Thinking about Sound Patterns
- Choose one poem (of the three) complete a TPCASTT and explain how the use of sound patterns helps to reinforce the meaning of the poem
- Use quotations from the poem to support your points
Hand in Inquiry Project Proposals
Tues Apr 10 - Fri Apr 13:
- checked TPCASTT homework
- completed an examination of "Types of Poetry"
- if finished, worked on Inquiry Project and/or looked at Sonnets
Fri Apr 6 & Mon Apr 9:
- analyzed "October Journey" and "The Common Street"
- use TPCASTT form to analyze one of these two poems
Wed Apr 4 & Thur Apr 5:
- Survey for F & G (B Block on Friday)
- Reviewed Poetry Terminology
- Reviewed how poetic devices are used to help convey meaning by completing analysis of two poems (B Block)
- Discussed Lord of the Flies essays
Wed Mar 14 - Tues Apr 3:
- Working on Inquiry Project -- preparing the Inquiry Project Proposal
Mon Mar 12 & Tues Mar 13:
- In-class essay on Lord of the Flies
Thur Mar 8 & Fri Mar 9:
- Finish reading novel
- Review Literary Essay Structure
- Generate a list of key quotations from the novel
- Writing a Literary Essay on the novel next class
Tues Mar 6 & Wed Mar 7:
- Marked Chapter 10 work and handed it in
- Read Chapter 11
- Addressed a few questions:
Fri Mar 2 & Mon Mar 5:
- Ms Rohwer here to discuss Course Selection Questions
- Hand in work on Chapter 9
- Read Chapter 10 -- guided questions
Wed Feb 28 & Thur Mar 1:
- Share & Discuss commentaries on "Sympathy for the Devil"
- Read Chapter 9
- Guided reading questions: embed quotations
Fri Mar 2 & Mon Mar 5: Ms. Rohwer is coming to answer your questions re: Course Selection (Selection due in Parent Connect by March 9)
Mon Feb 26 & Tues Feb 27:
- Finishing Chapter 8 & Discussing Simon's discussion with "The Lord of the Flies"
- Consider the "Context" handout and respond to the guided questions
- Listen to The Rolling Stones' song, "Sympathy for the Devil" www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBecM3CQVD8
- And/or, while you're listening, read the lyrics: www.google.ca/search?q=lyrics+for+sympathy+for+the+devil&oq=Lyrics&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j69i59j0l4.6147j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
- Write a commentary: In what ways is this song similar to Simon's discussion with "The Lord of the Flies"?
Wed Feb 21 & Thur Feb 22:
- Marked Chapter 7 work on inferences
- Read Chapter 8
- Finishing reading Chapter 8
Mon Feb 19 & Tues Feb 20:
- Handed in 4 Key Quotations
- Define infer, imply, tacit...
- Read Chapter 7; complete handout on what we can infer
Thur Feb 15 & Fri Feb 16:
- Check "lists" from Chapter 5
- Notes on irony
- Read Chapter 6: identifying 4 key quotations -- embedded into sentences that explain their significance
Tues Feb 13 & Wed Feb 14:
- Read Chapter Five
- Make 2 Lists: 1. What logical steps does Ralph take to assert his leadership? and Summarize the points about fear that each boy makes.
- For each list, provide quotations and page references
Tues Feb 6 - Fri Feb 9:
- Dichotomous Themes in Chapter Four
- Group work
- Explain the dichotomous theme using the "best" quotations embedded into your explanation.
Fri Feb 2 & Mon Feb 5:
- completing paragraphs
- reading Chapter 4
- looking for quotations re: dichotomous themes
Wed Jan 31 & Thur Feb 1:
- generate Theme Statements re: Lost
- relate to Lord of the Flies and Lost in paragraph form
Festival of Dangerous Ideas:
Mon Jan 29 & Tues Jan 30:
- Handed in Chapter Three
- Checked Essential Question
- Viewed Episode Two of Lost
- How are the scenarios depicted in that tv show similar to/different from Lord of the Flies?
Thurs Jan 25 & Fri Jan 26:
- checking Essential Question for Inquiry Project
- handing in work on "Huts on the Beach"
- compare and contrast Season 1: Episode 1 of Lost with Lord of the Flies
Tues Jan 23 & Wed Jan 24:
- worked on formulating an Essential Question for the Inquiry Project
- completed work for Chapter Two (below)
- read Chapter Three
- practiced embedding quotations into responses about "Huts on the Beach"
Fri Jan 19 & Mon Jan 22:
- Check to ensure that your mark is accurate.
- Use the final slide of the attached Powerpoint (from yesterday's class) to develop an Essential Question to guide your Inquiry.
- Reviewed content of Chapter Two: "The Fire on the Mountain" (and added to Symbolism notes)
- Chose to EITHER: 1. Write about a time that things got out of hand. OR 2. Create a Flowchart of Quotations (with page references) that shows how the events in the chapter move from Order to Chaos.
Wed Jan 17 & Thur Jan 18:
- Read Chapter Two!
Mon Jan 15 & Tues Jan 16:
- checked "charts"
- created & added to a map of the island
- read chapter 2
Thur Jan 11 & Fri Jan 12:
- As you are reading through the remainder of Chapter One, keep notes:
- Block B: On the characters of Ralph, Piggy, Jack and Simon -- what do they look like? How do they behave?
- 2. On the paradoxical nature of the Island -- how is it both idyllic and sinister?
- Notes & evidence in the form of quotations (with parenthetical references/page numbers)
- 3. Add to notes on the Symbolism of the Conch, as well.
Wed Jan 10:
- Read/reread first 1/2 of Chapter One (pg 1-13)
- Create a graphic -- draw a map of the island (add details as they emerge)
- Create a chart contrasting Ralph & Piggy
Mon Jan 8 & Tues Jan 9:
- Survivor Game to introduce Lord of the Flies
Thurs Dec 21:
- Holiday Word Games
Fri Dec 14 - Wed Dec 20:
- Personal Inquiry Novel Discussions
Wed Dec 13 & Thur Dec 13:
- Analyze and Fill in the Labelling Sheet on your essay!
Mon Dec 11 & Tues Dec 12:
- Used revised copy to prepare a Final Draft
- Handed clean copy in!
Thur Dec 7 & Fri Dec 8:
- Use the Essay Revision Sheet to revise one of your essay drafts. Make all changes in a different colour directly on your draft.
- Hand in the Evidence of Revision at the end of class!
Tues Dec 5 & Wed Dec 6:
- Handed in Journals: with First Person Pronouns and Adjacent Verbs highlighted
- Handed in analysis on Compare/Contrast essay
- Wrote rough draft of a Compare/Contrast essay
Fri Dec 1 & Mon Dec 4:
- Compare/Contrast/Analogy essays
- Read and analyzed "A Nice Place to Visit"
Wed Nov 29 & Thur Nov 30:
- Handed in work on Argument & Persuasion essays
- Wrote an in-class draft of an Argument/Persuasion essay
Mon Nov 27 & Tues Nov 28:
- Discussed Argument & Persuasion
- Watched an example of Persuasion & read a corresponding Argument
- read two essays & answered 3 questions
Wed Nov 22 & Thur Nov 23:
- Handed in Descriptive Essay homework
- Wrote a Descriptive Essay (in class)
Please bring donations for the Christmas Hampers on or before next class! Thanks
Mon Nov 20 & Tues Nov 21:
- notes on elements of Descriptive Essays
- read "Odors of Homecoming"
- annotate the essay by labelling its use of vivid vocabulary, figurative devices and imagery
Thur Nov 16 & Fri Nov 17:
- wrote an in-class narrative essay
Tues Nov 14 & Wed Nov 15:
- Reread essay notes
- Essay notes
- Essay analysis
Thur Nov 9 & Fri Nov 10:
- Created Essay Notes
- read "Remember for Him"
Wed Nov 8:
- Worked on Inquiry Novel Project: reading novel and writing response journals
Mon Nov 6 & Tues Nov 7:
- Short Fiction Test
Fri Nov 3:
- reviewed for Short Fiction test
Short Fiction Test: Monday, Nov 6 & Tuesday, Nov 7
Wed Nov 1 & Thur Nov 2:
- completed Literary Analysis Charts for "A Few Notes for Orpheus"
- read the Orpheus myth
- considered how Classical Allusion is used in the story
Mon Oct 30 & Tues Oct 31:
- Viewed two "scary" stories
- Considered theme in each + discussed
- Read Inquiry Novel
Thur Oct 26 & Fri Oct 27:
- Quick Terminology Review: plot, mood, conflict, characterization, character types, point of view, figurative language, symbolism, allusion
- read "A Few Notes for Orpheus"
- began generating a What?/So What? analysis chart on one term and how it relates to the story
Tues Oct 24 & Wed Oct 25:
- returned paragraphs
- read Inquiry Novels
Wed Oct 18 & Thur Oct 19:
- wrote an in-class paragraph
- read Inquiry Project novel
Mon Oct 16 & Tues Oct 17:
- notes on diction, imagery & contrast
- read "The Fall of a City"
Thur Oct 12 & Fri Oct 13:
- Exchanged paragraphs
- read Inquiry Project novels
Tues Oct 10 & Wed Oct 11:
- handed back paragraphs
- created a rough draft theme paragraph to address the question: How is symbolism used to convey theme in "The Doll's House"?
- read novels
Thur Oct 5 & Fri Oct 6:
- read "The Doll's House"
- How does Mansfield use symbolism to help convey the theme?
Tues Oct 3 & Wed Oct 4:
- read "Sunflowers" and/or novel
- notes on Symbolism
- How is symbolism used to help convey the theme in "Sunflowers"?
- Generate a theme statement and support it with 3 details from the story
Fri Sept 29 & Mon Oct 2:
- revised paragraph - in class
- read next story, "Sunflowers"
- bring Inquiry Project novel next class
Wed Sept 27 & Thur Sept 28:
- Chose book for Inquiry Project
- Wrote an in-class theme paragraph on "Last Rung on the Ladder"
Mon Sept 25 & Tues Sept 26:
- Handed in work on "Things that Fly"
- Read "Last Rung on the Ladder"
- plot and point of view notes on board
- Made a list of comparisons between the two stories
Wed Sept 20 & Thur Sept 21:
- Quick In-Class Book Talk
- Wrote a theme statement re: your morning
- read "Things That Fly"
- answered question: Which theme is stronger in this story, hope or despair?
- generated a Theme Statement using your "choice"
- found three details and supporting quotations from the story
- wrote a concluding sentence
Mon Sept 18 & Tues Sept 19:
- Wrote a theme statement
- Handed back work
- Began looking for a Personal Inquiry Novel
Thur Sept 14 & Fri Sept 15:
- handed in Written Response on theme in "Identities"
- reviewed Theme Notes
- discussed Inquiry Project
- discussed General Themes
Tues Sept 12 & Wed Sept 13:
- Checked homework
- Discussed "Identities"
- Theme notes
- Write response to question: How can "Identities" be seen as a theme-based story?
Fri Sept 8 & Mon Sept 11:
- Work back
- Evacuation Location
- Notes re: Essential Elements of Narratives
- read "Identities" and identify the "essential elements" of the story -- in point form
- Course Outline
- Website Information
- Grammar Mixer