Students should now be finishing their novel, and completing the last of their 11 entries in their novel journals.
June 11, 2019
This exam will cover the following topics:
Due: May 22, 2019
Making Change Happen
In groups of three or four, students will explore how tensions between people who want to adopt new ideas and make change happen for their people and those who want to preserve established traditions, can erupt in conflict. Many of these tensions can be traced back to the impacts of colonization, or economic expansion by larger nations or groups. The resulting conflicts often stimulate significant cultural, social and political change.
Students will select a revolution and research the following questions:
Creating Your Presentation
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 three journal entries per week, and be prepared with a fourth 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.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Students will have a final evaluation of our recent unit on "Canadians demanding change". It will address the following topics:
The two poems “Still I Rise” and “I Lost My Talk” are both responses to the discrimination and injustice these poets have experienced in their lives.
Choose one of the poems to focus on.
In a well-written paragraph, explain how the poem is an expression of resistance by the poet. Why have they written this poem, and why have they written it in this way?
How are they trying to make change happen in their lives and in their worlds?
Due: Thursday, April 4
Friday, March 29, 2019
Please review all of your notes gathered during our poetry unit Ex: Poetic devices, types of poetry.
The poems on the test will be new ones, but you will need to demonstrate that you can read for deeper understanding, and recognize literary elements.
Due: February 22, 2019
Students are researching to produce a piece of historical fiction. Their immigrant diaries should capture the stories and struggles of people who immigrated to Canada during the 1800s.
In addition to their research notes, students will also submit a bibliography.
The diary should feel realistic and contain accurate, relevant details that enhance the story of the character writing the diary.
Their diary should include the following items:
Remember, our writing exam will take place on Tuesday. You will be given time to compose a longer written piece and asked to complete a section relating to our grammar/writing unit.
The struggle between the French and British for control of their North American colonies, had a tremendous impact on Canada’s Aboriginal population.
Research one of the questions on the page distributed in class to discover what some of these changes were. Each student will complete: