On Tuesday morning, weather permitting, we will go for a walk on local trails. Students are reminded to bring good footwear and a jacket.
Students will be reading from a selection of novels for the remainder of the term. To demonstrate their reading comprehension, they will create a journal, and contribute to it on a regular basis.
The journal will be in its own duotang, which will be left in the classroom.
Each entry should consist of two parts.
Divide each page of your journal in half, place the quote on one side of your page, and your response to it on the other. (See samples)
As you read, insert post-it notes or bookmarks onto important passages so that these may be saved for later either as discussion items during novel conferences, or for your journal entries.
Students should write a minimum of at least two journal entries per week, and be prepared with a third passage to share for novel circle discussions.
Your journals will be collected weekly or bi-weekly and marked according to the criteria outlined in class.
Due: April 23, 2019
Renaissance Innovations and Innovators:
Students will research, plan, and present a short project to the class.
There will be five classes dedicated to research and three for assembling the presentation.
Convince the class that the individual you have researched was the most talented person of the entire Renaissance!
Students will be evaluated in the following areas:
Students should a visual to enhance their presentation and demonstrate their understanding of their topic.
5. You presentation should explain the significance of the person you have studied and the consequences their work had for this era and beyond.
This week we have been writing a poem about students' experience of spring in the Yukon.
Most have completed their poem and handed it in.
Check in with your child that they have completed this.
Good copies should:
1. Be at least 50 words in length
2. Contain at least three poetic devices
3. Have a title
4. Be written in pen/ink
5. Include an illustration or images that compliment the poem.
Students will tell the class about a book they have read and enjoyed. It need only be about 2 minutes in length.
Presentations should include:
Students will choose a presentation date on the calendar posted in class.
Due: Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Middle Ages Mind Map: A Quest for Significance
Remember, our writing exam will take place on Monday. You will be given time to compose a longer written piece and asked to complete a section relating to our grammar/writing unit.
Please bring a baked item that our class can sell for to raise money for share the spirit.
*This exam will take place on December 18, 2018